According to Velma Uren: “Fresh air, good food, hard work, and appreciating what you have.” Uren is one of three centenarians who came together July 20, 2019, to celebrate their…
In the 1950s, Jacob J. Klassen, Jacob P. Martens and Abram J. Friesen had a vision to care for elderly people in Abbotsford, B.C. With support from members of Mennonite Brethren churches in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Yarrow, they founded Tabor Home Society in 1959.
In 1959, three Mennonite Brethren men spearheaded a project with interested churches from three Fraser Valley communities to provide a personal care home for seniors. They turned the sod for a 39-bed complex in Abbotsford, B.C., a year later, and called it the Tabor Home.