65th Anniversary: New community arises from growing senior need

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-American: Celebrating 65 years of the art of lifeThis month, we continue our look back at 65 years of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America with the birth of Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kan. In 1996, Presbyterians in Johnson County were convinced there was a need for a new Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America campus in the Greater Kansas City area, and specifically in Johnson County.

In 1996, Presbyterians in Johnson County were convinced there was a need for a new Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America campus in the Greater Kansas City area, and specifically in Johnson County. At the time, there were no Christian-based non-profit senior living communities offering the full continuum of care in Johnson County.

At the time, there were no Christian-based non-profit senior living communities offering the full continuum of care in Johnson County. A 37-acre tract of land just east of West 119th Street and Ridgeview Road in Olathe was donated for the project. Dr. Robert Meneilly steered a committee of local and church leaders in the “Building for Our Future” campaign for Aberdeen Village.

A 37-acre tract of land just east of West 119th Street and Ridgeview Road in Olathe was donated for the project. Dr. Robert Meneilly steered a committee of local and church leaders in the “Building for Our Future” campaign for Aberdeen Village. The project included a three-story building

The project included a three-story building for 90 independent living apartments, 44 assisted living suites in a two-story building, and a 60-bed health care center with 15 spaces reserved for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Construction began in 1999. Aberdeen Village opened its doors in May 2001 as the 17th campus for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.

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