Westhills Village Timeline

Westhills Vision

1980

In 1980 a vision was formed for a continuing care retirement community in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

Rendering

1980

The original architectural rendering and vision of Westhills Village was unveiled before construction began in 1980.

WHV Model

1983

This model helped the Board of Directors and members of the community conceptualize the layout of our buildings as we began breaking ground.

Groundbreaking

1983

In 1983 ground was broken for the main building at Westhills Village. Present were the original Board of Directors: Ep Howe, Dr. Bruce Allen, Jay Brink, Dick Tobias, Milo Rypkema, Larry Owen, Glenn Barber, Helene Siekman, Otto Mueller, Earl Dailey & Dr. Reuben Bareis.

  • Westhills Vision

    1980

    In 1980 a vision was formed for a continuing care retirement community in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

  • Rendering

    1980

    The original architectural rendering and vision of Westhills Village was unveiled before construction began in 1980.

  • WHV Model

    1983

    This model helped the Board of Directors and members of the community conceptualize the layout of our buildings as we began breaking ground.

  • Groundbreaking

    1983

    In 1983 ground was broken for the main building at Westhills Village. Present were the original Board of Directors: Ep Howe, Dr. Bruce Allen, Jay Brink, Dick Tobias, Milo Rypkema, Larry Owen, Glenn Barber, Helene Siekman, Otto Mueller, Earl Dailey & Dr. Reuben Bareis.

Home Health

1992

In 1992, Westhills Village Home Health Agency was founded, offering in-home skilled nursing and therapy services.

Westhills South Assisted Living

1995

Pictured is construction and completion of the Wetshills South Assisted Living facility which was begun in 1995 and completed in 1997 - with 31 suites just south of our main campus.

Therapy Services

1996

In 1996 Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapy Services became available on site.

Clarkson

2000

Clarkson Health Care facility, which was built in 1956, was purchased by Westhills Village in 2000, providing a west side Rapid City location.

  • Home Health

    1992

    In 1992, Westhills Village Home Health Agency was founded, offering in-home skilled nursing and therapy services.

  • Westhills South Assisted Living

    1995

    Pictured is construction and completion of the Wetshills South Assisted Living facility which was begun in 1995 and completed in 1997 - with 31 suites just south of our main campus.

  • Therapy Services

    1996

    In 1996 Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapy Services became available on site.

  • Clarkson

    2000

    Clarkson Health Care facility, which was built in 1956, was purchased by Westhills Village in 2000, providing a west side Rapid City location.

Commons Construction

2011

The Commons construction project was well underway in 2011 - marking the creation of an updated campus for all residents to enjoy.

Pool Expansion

2012

The beautiful state-of-the-art pool was opened in 2012 - the first of its kind in Rapid City - adding to the amenities that Westhills Village offers community members.

New Apartments

2012

2012 also marked the building of 11 new apartments on our campus.

Landscaping

2013

As part of our commitment to creating a beautiful community, landscaping was completed around the new apartments, including this donated bear sculpture.

  • Commons Construction

    2011

    The Commons construction project was well underway in 2011 - marking the creation of an updated campus for all residents to enjoy.

  • Pool Expansion

    2012

    The beautiful state-of-the-art pool was opened in 2012 - the first of its kind in Rapid City - adding to the amenities that Westhills Village offers community members.

  • New Apartments

    2012

    2012 also marked the building of 11 new apartments on our campus.

  • Landscaping

    2013

    As part of our commitment to creating a beautiful community, landscaping was completed around the new apartments, including this donated bear sculpture.

Construction

1983

Apartment construction was in full swing in 1983 as the foundation and bones of the community began to come to life.

Marketing Office

1983

The original marketing office was a model home for future residents of
Westhills Village to tour and experience.

Ribbon Cutting

1984

In 1984 the first apartments opened, and the Health Care Facility was officially completed in December of that year.

Promotional

1989

This photo of a completed Westhills Village in 1989 was used in our marketing to begin to build our community of residents and supporters.

  • Construction

    1983

    Apartment construction was in full swing in 1983 as the foundation and bones of the community began to come to life.

  • Marketing Office

    1983

    The original marketing office was a model home for future residents of
    Westhills Village to tour and experience.

  • Ribbon Cutting

    1984

    In 1984 the first apartments opened, and the Health Care Facility was officially completed in December of that year.

  • Promotional

    1989

    This photo of a completed Westhills Village in 1989 was used in our marketing to begin to build our community of residents and supporters.

Health Care Wing

2004

2004 saw the building of a new Health Care wing which increased the number of private rooms and updated activities and dining areas.

Villas Completed

2006

Though construction was begun in 2003, 2006 saw all 33 Villas complete and occupied by residents who utilized all of the Westhills Village amenities from the comfort of their townhome.

Clarkson Renovation

2008

In 2008 renovation began on Clarkson Health Care - a 7 million dollar project which took 24 months to complete, making Clarkson a modern facility.

Planning

2009

In 2009 planning began for a major overhaul of the upper and lower Commons Areas. A Swimming Pool, expanded Fitness Center, Game Room and Theater were to be added. The Dining Room, pantry, woodshop and office areas were also remodeled.

  • Health Care Wing

    2004

    2004 saw the building of a new Health Care wing which increased the number of private rooms and updated activities and dining areas.

  • Villas Completed

    2006

    Though construction was begun in 2003, 2006 saw all 33 Villas complete and occupied by residents who utilized all of the Westhills Village amenities from the comfort of their townhome.

  • Clarkson Renovation

    2008

    In 2008 renovation began on Clarkson Health Care - a 7 million dollar project which took 24 months to complete, making Clarkson a modern facility.

  • Planning

    2009

    In 2009 planning began for a major overhaul of the upper and lower Commons Areas. A Swimming Pool, expanded Fitness Center, Game Room and Theater were to be added. The Dining Room, pantry, woodshop and office areas were also remodeled.

Health Care Renovations

2013

In 2013 renovations began on the two original wings of our Health Care facility.

Additional Renovations

2015

In 2015 our Therapy Department was updated and renovated along with our new and improved Health Care.

Courtyard Construction

2017

Need for a state-of-the-art assisted living facility brought about construction of The Courtyard - a 44 apartment facility just east of the main building.

The Courtyard at Westhills

2018

Westhills Village proudly opened The Courtyard in 2018 - filling a need for a continuum of care for our residents as they transition to assisted living.

  • Health Care Renovations

    2013

    In 2013 renovations began on the two original wings of our Health Care facility.

  • Additional Renovations

    2015

    In 2015 our Therapy Department was updated and renovated along with our new and improved Health Care.

  • Courtyard Construction

    2017

    Need for a state-of-the-art assisted living facility brought about construction of The Courtyard - a 44 apartment facility just east of the main building.

  • The Courtyard at Westhills

    2018

    Westhills Village proudly opened The Courtyard in 2018 - filling a need for a continuum of care for our residents as they transition to assisted living.