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Community Memorial Home celebrates 50th anniversary Sunday

It's been 50 years since Community Memorial Home opened in Osakis and this weekend, the community is invited to celebrate the community-owned, not-for-profit facility that thrives today.

On Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. a 50th anniversary open house will be hosted at Galeon in the Community Memorial Home dining room.

The afternoon will include music, refreshments and a program. The program starts at 2 p.m.

Dave Carlson, Galeon administrator, invites the community to attend.

"It would be a great time to stop in and talk with friends and neighbors who have shared in this journey," he said. "It will be a fun time to get together and reminisce and enjoy each other's company and set the course for the next 50 years," Carlson said.

Galeon's Community Memorial Home was founded in 1963 as a result of the Osakis community's desire to provide care and support to those in need of health care services from the surrounding area. Today, Galeon is governed by a nine-member volunteer board of directors.


After 50 years of service to the Osakis community, Galeon is the name by which almost everyone now knows the continuing care campus of Community Memorial Home, Manor Apartments and the assisted living programs at Terrace Heights, West View and BridgeWell for memory support.

Early seeds of interest and effort have grown to become a quality organization serving older adults within a 50-mile radius.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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