Serving the North Iowa Area Since 1946

Our History


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


Good Shepherd begins to grow.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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 dementia is renovated on 3rd floor.


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


Manor Remodel Completed.

Addtional story was building for two memory care units added to ’95 addition, creating two new memory units.


Cornerstone Assisted Living add 20 units on 3rd floor, Memory lane residents relocated to new addition.


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


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