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Carol Ernst speaks

Carol Ernst, executive director of Eastmont Towers, speaks at Eastmont's 50th anniversary celebration.

Eastmont Towers celebrated 50 years of senior living services with a recent reception in the main lounge at Eastmont, 6315 O St.

A brief program included remarks by Carol Ernst, executive director of Eastmont; Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler; the Rev. Dr. Bob Chitwood, former Eastmont director, who now resides in Brownville, Nebraska; and Heath Boddy, president and CEO of the Nebraska Health Care Association.

Eastmont is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that provides senior living services and health care while giving charitable service to others. Eastmont is home to approximately 250 residents and has about 275 staff members.

The 50th-year celebration provided an occasion to reflect on Eastmont’s history dating back to May 14, 1966, when then-acting Mayor Helen Boosalis and then-Governor Frank Morrison participated in the groundbreaking on a 64-apartment, $1.4 million building.

In October 2017, Eastmont’s board of directors voted to affiliate with Transforming Age, a leading not-for-profit founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1956.

Eastmont operates with guidance from the Trustees Council and support from the Eastmont Foundation under the governance of the Transforming Age board of directors. Eastmont’s comprehensive, personalized health care includes Independent Living Plus, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life Care.

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