Washington Evening Journal
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MT. PLEASANT — Last year marked 60 years of operation for Wayland’s Parkview Home, however, due to COVID concerns the celebration was pushed back a year.
Now, Parkview invites the community to join them for their 60-Plus Year Anniversary Celebration July 4 after the parade.
Parkview will provide free ice water, cookies, and historical information on Parkview Home.
Executive Director Ron Semler is excited to show off the new maintenance shed as they celebrate.
This shed was made possible through the generous donations of the Wayland community.
“The community of Wayland, Iowa drives Parkview Home,” Semler said. “[Parkview] has always been a community project.”
The community also makes up the Parkview board which oversees the leadership of the home.
Community ties are maintained through the connections of the nonprofit home with local churches who support the home with their money and prayer.
According to Semler, Parkview’s nonprofit status allows them the opportunity to focus on residents, employees and the community because they are not in it to make money.
Since 1961, Parkview Home has proudly served the Wayland and Henry county communities, and this celebration is meant to be a thank you for all that the community has done for the home in return.
“Wayland is pretty proud of Parkview home,” Semler said. “It is a quiet clean home for someone to visit if their loved one needs care with skilled therapy in a home-life environment.”