Ohio Living Sarah Moore celebrates 125 years in Delaware


As part of its sponsorship with Main Street Delaware’s First Friday event, the Dog Days of Summer, Ohio Living Sarah Moore will be having a special celebration of its 125-year anniversary.

From the iconic, white-pillared porch, Delaware Mayor Carolyn Riggle will be joining Ohio Living Sarah Moore Executive Director Aric Arnett for a brief program including a proclamation from the city.

The community is invited to take a step back in time to learn about the history of the original Sarah Moore Home through a guided tour displaying the 125 year progress from its early beginnings to the present day. There will be activities for all ages and treats for four-legged friends. Refreshments will be served.

Ohio Living Sarah Moore began on March 10, 1892, when a small group of ladies met to discuss a home for the aged people of Delaware. That home was first established on N. Franklin St. on July 4, 1892. In 1916, Mrs. Sarah Moore left money and property to build a new home.

On May 15, 1923, residents moved into the Sarah Moore Home on E. William St. Over the years, after much construction and the generosity of many people, the Sarah Moore Home grew to include assisted living and long-term nursing care.

In July 2014, the Sarah Moore Home joined the Ohio Living (formerly Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services) family.

This past April, the community celebrated the opening of its new short-term rehabilitation center and new state-of-the art therapy gym.

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