St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie to celebrate anniversary Sept. 15

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August 30, 2013, edition

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, St. Williams Living Center of Parkers Prairie will offer a complimentary pork chop dinner served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 in Vogrin Hall. The public is invited for the meal and to tour the facilities.

stwilliamsSt. Williams Living Center began with the purchase of a closed hospital from the Franciscan sisters, and is now a corporation with skilled nursing, outpatient therapy, assisted living, foster care housing, two community support programs and a fitness center which is also opened to the public. St. Williams Living Center is currently licensed for 58 skilled nursing residents which includes 16 private rooms. An assisted living apartment building, McCornell Court, is attached to the living center with 14 units. There are also units housing foster care residents — The Assumption House, The Joseph House and The Karel House. The founder of the corporation is Father Joseph Vogrin.

The facility, once named St. Williams Nursing Home, changed its name to St. Williams Living Center in 1994. Approximately 100 people are currently employed to meet the needs of the residents and community clients.