A Living Vision and Dream - The History of Saint Simeon's
The heritage of Saint Simeon’s began when founder, The Rev. Dr. E.H. Eckel., dreamed of a home for people in the “eventide” of life. Dr. Eckel believed in a community where the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of its residents would come first. In 1960, Dr. Eckel’s dream became a reality when Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home was opened. Since that time, Saint Simeon’s has continued to realize that vision by expanding and developing to meet the diverse needs and desires of the growing population of seniors.
Being a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and being founded in the tradition of the Episcopal Church, make us a strongly faith-based organization. As witness to this important part of our heritage we offer spiritual growth to Residents and families. We welcome people of all faiths.
As a not-for-profit organization, accountability in the form of excellent care has been the vanguard throughout Saint Simeon’s history. When the mission to provide the best possible care required additions to our campus, in each case the improvements were funded with no long-term debt. Throughout the years, expansions and improvements have been accomplished through generous donations from friends of Saint Simeon's and the sound financial practices of the Board of Trustees.
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