1940
1946
1946

Good Shepherd Geriatric Center began when the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society purchased an unfinished building to provide care for the aged and infirmed.

1949
1949

Good Shepherd begins to grow.

1960
1965
1965

Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Iowa to establish Good Shepherd Geriatric Center, Inc. as a non-profit corporation.

1969
1969

The Health Center, a 160 bed skilled/intermediate unit was added to the existing building. The Manor was developed by converting the former Hanford Hotel to 100 one and two bedroom apartments for independent senior living.

1970
1970
1970

Shalom Tower I was built as a HUD Section 8, 96 unit independent living apartment complex for low-income seniors.

1974
1974

Telephone Reassurance program was instituted based on identified need to monitor seniors in their own homes to maintain independence and safety. This service continues to be offered at no cost to participants today.

1977

The John Gregory Lindon Hall (The Chapel) was built.

1980
1982
1982

Shalom Tower II, a HUD Section 202 project, was built, adding 48 independent living apartments for low income seniors.

1990
1990
1990

29 Intermediate Care beds were added, making bed capacity of 295.

1995
1995

A 34 bed addition for skilled and intermediate care was built.

2000
2001
2001

Cornerstone Assisted Living opens, residents on 1st floor of original geriatric center are relocated to new building. Space is converted into 18 assisted living apartments and named Cornerstone Assisted Living.

2002
2002

Kentucky Ridge Assisted Living opens with 40 apartments on southern edge of Mason City.

2004
2004

16 one-bedroom assisted living apartments added to 2nd floor of original building, Cornerstone. Secured area for individuals diagnosed with having symptoms of Alzheimer’s and related demential is renovated on 3rd floor.

2010
2010
2010

Kentucky Ridge Assisted Living opens additional 20 units with new addition.

2012
2012

Manor remodel completed. Two memory care units were added to the ’95 addition, creating two new memory units.

2013
2013

Cornerstone Assisted Living added 20 units on the 3rd floor. Memory Lane residents relocated to new addition.

2014
2014

Good Shepherd purchases several homes on southern portion of campus for development of new parking lot and condominiums.

2017
2017

Good Shepherd proudly announced the opening of the 32 condominiums, known as Prairie Place on 1st.