Providing senior women a home-like atmosphere with hotel-like amenities
The ladies of the Ivinson Home are provided with a room and bathroom of their own that they can decorate as they wish. The ladies may come and go as they please, and have the option of enjoying three meals a day in the dining room, exercise activities in the living room, and the use of an in-house beautician.Learn More
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By 1867, after opening a dry goods store in Memphis, Tennessee, Edward decided to move West. Although California was his original destination, the railroad did not yet go that far. Ivinson explored the region at the “end of the tracks,” and he found what he felt would surely be the “great metropolis of the Rocky Mountain region:” a place called Laramie.
While Edward may have been involved in business ventures, Jane was also active in the town’s affairs. She worked to establish the first school, and to bring cultural events to Laramie. In 1876, Jane became the president of her husband’s bank, now a part of the First Interstate Bank chain.
As one last tribute to his wife who was taken by pneumonia, Edward (businessman and political official) provided funds for the construction and perpetual maintenance of one of his wife's dreams in his will. This dream was the Ivinson Home for Aged Ladies, which opened its doors in the spring of 1930 and has been fulfilling the founders' dreams ever since.
I have a room of my own, I get three good meals a day, someone cleans our rooms once a week, and they do our laundry. What more could I ask for?
- Anne "Babe" Kaisler, Resident