History of Skaalen

In 1896, Norwegian immigrants Gjermund and Rebecca Skaalen gave 120 acres of their farmland near Pleasant Springs to the Norwegian Lutheran Synod for the purpose of building a home for the aged. Skaalen Nursing Home opened in January of 1900, the home to forty men and women who spent their final years in an environment of Christian care and comfort.

On Sunday, March 31, 1946, Skaalen was destroyed by fire. All of the residents either walked or were carried to safety. It was never a question of whether to rebuild, but where. The original acreage was sold and 40 acres were purchased at the edge of Stoughton. In 1950, the initial wing of Skaalen opened at North Morris Street.

Throughout the years, Skaalen has grown and added services as the needs of the community have changed.



   



















 
1960
The third floor was added to the center section

1969
The Bragstad Chapel was built

1970
The East Wings of Skaalen Home were completed

1984

The first phase of Vennevoll condominiums opened

1989
The final phase of Vennevoll is completed bringing the total to 114 independent retirement condominiums

1991
The West Wings of Skaalen Home were expanded

1995
Laundry, Maintenance and Dietary Services were expanded

1995
The first phase of Skaalendal condominiums opened

1997
The final phase of Skaalendal is completed bringing the total to 164 independent condominiums on the Stoughton campus

1999
The Friendship Circle walkway and courtyard were completed

1999
Skaalen completed construction of Skaalen Ridge (eight apartment-style) condominiums

1999
Skaalen completed construction of the new state-of-the-art rehabilitation center

2004
Realizing the increasing popularity of condominium living for independent adults, Skaalen Village was built at the edge of nearby McFarland

2006
The warm water therapy pool is added to the Therapy Center

2015
Garden Glen and Forest View remodeling project is completed

2017
Magnolia Gardens, Assisted Living Memory Care is opened

2018
Skaalen Heights, Assisted Living Apartment Complex (RCAC) opens with 33 one-and two-bedroom apartments

Today, Skaalen Retirement Services provides a continuum of nursing care, restorative therapy and housing options to more than 650 older adults and their families every year.

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In 1896, Norwegian immigrants Gjermund and Rebecca Skaalen gave 120 acres of their farmland near Pleasant Springs to the Norwegian Lutheran Synod for the purpose of building a home for the aged. Skaalen Nursing Home opened in January of 1900, the home to forty men and women who spent their final years in an environment of Christian care and comfort.

On Sunday, March 31, 1946, Skaalen was destroyed by fire. All of the residents either walked or were carried to safety. It was never a question of whether to rebuild, but where. The original acreage was sold and 40 acres were purchased at the edge of Stoughton. In 1950, the initial wing of Skaalen opened at North Morris Street.

Throughout the years, Skaalen has grown and added services as the needs of the community have changed.



 
1960
The third floor was added to the center section

1969
The Bragstad Chapel was built

1970
The East Wings of Skaalen Home were completed

1984

The first phase of Vennevoll condominiums opened

1989
The final phase of Vennevoll is completed bringing the total to 114 independent retirement condominiums

1991
The West Wings of Skaalen Home were expanded

1995
Laundry, Maintenance and Dietary Services were expanded

1995
The first phase of Skaalendal condominiums opened

1997
The final phase of Skaalendal is completed bringing the total to 164 independent condominiums on the Stoughton campus

1999
The Friendship Circle walkway and courtyard were completed

1999
Skaalen completed construction of Skaalen Ridge (eight apartment-style) condominiums

1999
Skaalen completed construction of the new state-of-the-art rehabilitation center

2004
Realizing the increasing popularity of condominium living for independent adults, Skaalen Village was built at the edge of nearby McFarland

2006
The warm water therapy pool is added to the Therapy Center

2015
Garden Glen and Forest View remodeling project is completed

2017
Magnolia Gardens, Assisted Living Memory Care is opened

2018
Skaalen Heights, Assisted Living Apartment Complex (RCAC) opens with 33 one-and two-bedroom apartments

Today, Skaalen Retirement Services provides a continuum of nursing care, restorative therapy and housing options to more than 650 older adults and their families every year.