We began our century of service in 1903, right here in Brooklyn, caring for a small group of elderly women. Our name changed in 1911 to the Norwegian Christian Home for the Aged, and we broadened our charter to admit men. When we added a skilled nursing facility in 1973, we adopted our present name, Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center.
It has been said that compassion is as natural as respiration, that it’s the chief law of human existence. Yes, our name has changed over the years, but our commitment to compassionate care has never wavered. We have always recognized that our effort to care for every resident is a sacred trust. For as long as we can remember, our commitment has been guided by Psalm 127: Unless the Lord builds the home, we labor in vain. This has never been more true than today.