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Salemtown Retirement Community Celebrates 40 Years

by Published On: Dec 20, 2012Updated On: Jan 02, 2013

On December 4, Salemtowne Retirement Community celebrated its 40th Anniversary with an event at the Sam Snead Room in the Bridger Field House at BB&T Field. President Joe Lydon, the Board of Trustees, and the 40th Anniversary Planning Committee hosted 260 residents, associates, family members, sponsors, and friends.

Here's what happened at the event:

  • A quartet from the Winston-Salem Symphony welcomed guests with holiday music.
  • Guests enjoyed a video depicting the beginning history of the Moravian Home, which was part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Emma Bahnson Service League in November.
  • Salemtowne acknowledged the strong support of its 16 corporate sponsors.
  • Letters were read from both United States Senators acknowledging the milestone.

The following speakers provided tributes at the event:

  • Tom Akins, president and CEO of LeadingAge North Carolina, provided a poignant tribute to the various leadership groups at Salemtowne and how we impact local, regional, and national issues. 
  • Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines sent a proclamation renaming sections of Bethabara Park Boulevard, during the month of December, Salemtowne Parkway, and naming December 4 as Salemtowne Day.
  • Current Board Chair David Cotterill led the audience through a fond recollection of this inaugural Board’s establishment and its early leadership. 
  • President and CEO Joe Lydon cited Salemtowne’s historic underpinnings in the Moravian values of respect for others; the spirituality of hospitality; love of the arts and nature; and the power of lifelong learning.

Congratulations, Salemtowne.


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