Living Our Promise for 50 Years
In 2015, our community celebrated a very special milestone. Fifty years ago, we first opened our doors to the public as Quaker Gardens — a not-for-profit senior community founded on the promise of compassion and devotion for every person we encounter, through every season of life. Since then, we have been blessed to meet and care for thousands of individuals and families who have become part of our community, and our family. We cherish every person and family member we’ve had the pleasure of serving.
Over the past 50+ years, our community has continued to thrive and grow. We’ve added new facilities, services and amenities to better meet the changing needs of our community members. We’ve improved our grounds and buildings. We completed a major renovation that brought added comfort and modern conveniences to the people who live here and visit us. We also transitioned from Quaker Gardens to Rowntree Gardens – a name that reflects our renewed commitment to live our promise every day for the next 50 years and beyond.
To all our community members and their families, our guests, valued staff and partners – please, take a moment to view our 50th anniversary timeline, to see just how far we’ve come since we first opened our doors. After all, you have played an important role in helping us become the thriving, welcoming, and loving community we are today. And will be for generations to come.
We opened our doors in 1965 as Quaker Gardens, one of the area’s few not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities. See how we’ve continued to care for community members with compassion and devotion.