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May 19, 2017

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Columbus Dispatch: Former nursing home’s mission to continue, without the building

By Rita Price, The Columbus Dispatch

No longer able to see its way to long-term financial stability, the board of the Isabelle Ridgway Care Center made the difficult decision a few years ago to sell the historic operation to a for-profit company.

But Ridgway’s legacy and her mission — to bring comfort and care to elderly, impoverished African-Americans — are set to thrive anew.

“I’m excited that we will be able to continue her interests,” said Patricia Mullins, former president and CEO of the care center. “We’ll do it without the bricks and mortar.”

The founding board of the Isabelle Ridgway Foundation, established following the sale, announced on Thursday the creation of a new endowment to honor Ridgway’s work.

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