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Q. When and how did Presbyterian Homes & Services come to be?
A. Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota had its beginnings in 1946 when a committee, appointed by the Synod of Minnesota of the United Presbyterian Church, decided to investigate the matter of a home for the aged in Minnesota. Under the leadership of its chairman, Dr. Edwin Kagin, the committee recommended building a home for the elderly. In 1953, Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota was incorporated, with Dr. Irving A. West being elected the first president of its board of directors.

In 1955, the first senior residence was built by Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota, the predecessor of Presbyterian Homes & Services, on 20 acres of donated lake shore property in Arden Hills. Today, 39 senior living communities are located in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Q. What is your affiliation with Presbyterian Homes in other parts of the country?
A. Presbyterian Homes & Services shares a covenant relationship with the Synod of Lakes and Prairies of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Presbyterian Homes & Services is governed by its board of directors and with the exception of Presbyterian Homes of Wisconsin, operates independently of other Presbyterian Homes. Presbyterian Homes & Services is a member of the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (PAHSA) along with many other Presbyterian Homes around the country. They are listed on the PAHSA website at