The Osborn

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Arcadia Publishing, 2008 - History - 127 pages
On opening day of The Osborn, Tuesday, April 21, 1908, 12 elderly gentlewomen stepped down from horse-drawn carriages and into a new life, a life that happened because of the vision of one remarkable
woman: Miriam Osborn. Seven years later, the first recorded history of the institution noted, ,"Every effort has been made to make this institution the finest in the world, and not only a fine institution
but a real home.," Polished by the sands of time, the modern Osborn has sustained that world-class status as one of the nation,'s premier retirement communities. This volume celebrates those who preserved not so much a way of life but a philosophy of caring and a commitment to provide a real home that has endured for 100 years.

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About the author (2008)

Mark R. Zwerger, chief executive officer, came to The Osborn in 1988 to revitalize the campus. He brought on two talented leaders to aid him, Janet M. Malang and Andrew F. Horn. Together they organized a history committee to celebrate and document The Osborn,'s rich history. In this volume, they tell The Osborn,'s remarkable story, which is above all else a story of how a community honors and cherishes its elders.

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