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411 7th Ave. N.W

Arlington, MN  55307

(507) 964-2251


History of the Good Samaritan Society - Arlington


As the needs of the aged in the Arlington area became more evident, Mr. Lester Pinske, along with other Arlington leaders, made plans for a nursing home in Arlington.  In June of 1958, their hard work paid off with the opening of a 49-bed nursing home.  It was called the Arlington Convalescent Home.

In 1963, a 10-bed addition and 21x45 ft. activity room were added to the center.  On July 1, 1971, the Convalescent Home was sold to the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and renamed the Arlington Good Samaritan Center. 

In 1987, office space, resident and staff lounge areas, a family conference room and expanded nurses' station and open lobby area were added.

In 1992, reconfiguration of 11 resident beds, new tub and shower facilities, additional storage space, and a new Physical/Occupational Therapy room were added.  Four thousand five hundred ft. of new space was added to the center, with an additional 3400 sq. ft. being remodeled. 

In 1995, a grant was received from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to purchase a 12-passenger handicap-accessible bus.

In 1999, the entire mechanical system of the building was given an overhaul.

In 2000, the dining room was expanded.

In 2007, the Fairview Assisted Living facility was constructed and attached to the nursing home.

During 2011-2012, the center embarked upon a remodeling project.

In 2015, the main dining room was given an update.

In 2016, a new maintenance-free gazebo replaced the old existing wood gazebo.


Providing Care for Our Community


We are committed to creating a home for our residents that is much like their own - a welcoming and loving place.  We are honored to provide exceptional care and services to seniors and others in need in our community.

We offer long-term nursing home care, post-acute rehabilitation services and outpatient therapy.

Outpatient therapy provides therapeutic intervention to people of all ages following surgery, illness or injury when hospitalization or 24-hour nursing care is not required.


This Good Samaritan Society - Arlington Business Spotlight Questionnaire is sponsored by the Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce and first appeared in the Arlington Enterprise on February 1 and 8, 2018.