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Martinsburg Helps Homewood Celebrate 90 Years


October 27, 2022

Rick Boston

State Sen. Judy Ward presents a citation to Homewood Retirement Centers President/CEO Thad Rothrock and Homewood Martinsburg Director Robin Stern. Homewood Retirement Centers marked 90 years since its founding with an open house at its Martinsburg location.

In less than two years, Homewood Martinsburg will celebrate 50 years in the Cove. Part of Homewood Retirement Centers, Homewood Martinsburg opened in 1974 with an initial 67-bed facility.

Before Martinsburg celebrates its half-century mark, it hosted a 90th birthday celebration for its parent company with an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Homewood's beginnings can be traced back to 1929 when George C. Pearson, an elder in Christ Reformed Church in Cavetown, Md. left $100,000, (the equivalent of about $1.8 million today) in his will to establish a home for the elderly.

In 1932, while the...

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