HILLSBOROUGH: Foothill Acres will celebrate 60 years on Sept. 21

Foothill Acres care facility on East Mountain Road, Hillsborough, will celebrate 60 years with an anniversary celebration and fall festival on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Listen to six decades of music coordinated by DJ Charlie-O, vote for your favorite classic car, enjoy food at 1950s prices and more. Children can enjoy Crazy Daisy the clown, face painting, balloon animals, a pony ride, pumpkin painting and a jump house.
In the early 1950s Dr. Samuel Husted had a dream to build a nursing home. Although his intention was good, he did not have enough capital to construct a facility on his own. He reached out to local professionals, who then became shareholders in his endeavor. The original shareholders were:
J.S. Amerman Sr. & Jr.: Building material, lumber, windows, doors, plaster, floors and ceiling tiles.
H.K Buzby & Sons: Concrete products and blocks.
W.J. Dietz Jr.: carpenter and builder.
Cliff Cunningham: Masonry and plaster.
Kirk Brothers and Dick Arthur: Plumbing and heating.
David Hoff: Electrical.
Harry & Elliot Smith: Electrical.
With the help of his shareholders, Dr. Husted’s dream became a reality on Oct. 4, 1954, when Foothill Acres opened with 21 rooms, three residents and staff of 12. At that time, a private room rented for $50 a week.
Foothill Acres was one of the first of the new concept nursing homes and a pioneer in the field of modern health care. By 1964, and with the addition of several buildings, Foothill Acres became a multi-building complex with the capacity of 190 beds. Located on 18 peaceful, beautifully manicured acres it offered a wonderful place to live.
In October 2002, Foothill Acres was purchased by the current owners. On March 14, 2011, a new chapter began, when a 200-bed, state-of-the-art facility opened its doors. It has a separate sub-acute rehab unit, a secured memory unit and two long-term units.