Since 1955, Presbyterian Homes & Services has been blessed to serve older adults and their families.

Though we have grown and changed considerably over the years, we remain faithful to our original call: to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults. This keeps you and your loved ones at the center of all we do.

In God’s power, we move ever forward, always seeking to better meet your needs.


Under the leadership of Dr. Edwin Kagin, the Synod of Minnesota of the United Presbyterian Church (now Synod of Lakes & Prairies, PCUSA) appoints a committee to establish a home for the elderly Presbyterians in Minnesota.



The Presbyterian Home (now Johanna Shores) opens in Arden Hills, Minn., with 30 rooms of rental housing.



The first housing addition opens as well as four long term care living spaces.


Johanna Shores offers home delivered meals, respite care and local transportation to its neighbors.


McKnight Care Center opens at Johanna Shores.
Presbyterian Homes & Services begins operation of a Medicare-certified home agency – one of the first in the nation.


Senior Housing Partners launches as Presbyterian Homes & Services’ development arm.



Presbyterian Homes & Services corporate offices relocate to Hamline Office Building in Roseville, Minn.
DOVE dementia care and training program is established.



International Nurse Recruitment program is implemented.


Presbyterian Homes & Services’ governance model becomes independent and self-perpetuating.


Optage home and community services is established.



Optage Hospice is established with 20 clients.


Optage launches a primary care practice for residents, with a team comprising both medical doctors and nurse practitioners.


Presbyterian Homes & Services and Allina Health become co-owners of Genevive, the largest mobile geriatric primary care practice in Minnesota, merging Optage primary care into Genevive. A year later, Cassia joins as a co-owner.



Presbyterian Homes & Services is named the third-largest nonprofit provider of senior housing, services and support in the United States, operating 61 separate senior living communities. (2023 LeadingAge/Ziegler 200 report)