By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette
The Twilight Nursing Home is hosting an open house event at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, located at 3001 W. Fourth Avenue. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the home’s new Administrator, Lauren Farmer, as well as new members of staff. Light hors d’oeuvres, facility tours, and fellowship will be part of the event experience.
The nursing home has long been a part of Corsicana’s community. Although the sign states the residential facility was established in 1952. However, according to Emily Lawhon of Marketing and Admissions, research indicates the home has been around longer, as far back as 1939.
The home was established by a blind woman by the name of Mrs. W. B. Hillard, with the original location formerly in her residence at 308 W. Seventh Avenue.
Originally known as Hillard’s Home for Aging, the name was changed to The Twilight Home in 1947, an obvious connotation that the facility would be a place where seniors would spend their twilight years in peace and comfort. The 1952 date is assumed when the home move to P&S Hospital.
The current facility’s groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 2, 1970, with resident Nathan R. Williams officially turning the first shovelful of dirt.
At some point in the care center’s history, a Twilight Home’s Bicentennial Treasures Cookbook was published. Lawhon is presently searching to find someone who still has copy of this book.
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