Finding Aid for the Sabine Oaks Home Records, 1944-2014
The Sabine Oaks Home was originally chartered as Beaumont Home for the Aged in 1944. It was founded by the United Church Women of Beaumont jointly with the Beaumont Ministerial Association with the proposed purpose of rendering on a non-profit basis residential facilities for aged persons. The home was managed by a Board of Directors and was helped financially by United Appeals.
A contest was later held to re-name the facility and the name Sabine Oaks was chosen because of the beautiful oak trees on the property. The facility was originally located in the Plummer home, a colonial style mansion on Sabine Pass. A modern, fire-safe, one-story facility was completed in 1964 at 1945 Pennsylvania. Seventeen residents moved from the old building into the new one on February 25, 1964.
The facility was classified as a resident type home and was not equipped, staffed or legally permitted to care for persons who were not capable of taking care of their own basic daily needs. Any resident woman of North Jefferson County who had lived in the area a year or more and was over 65 years of age, ambulatory, in reasonably good health and in need of care and companionship was eligible to make application for admittance to the home. Residents’ costs were based on ability to pay.
The Ministerial Association provided ministers for Sunday service and the Junior League was actively involved for many years. Local schools presented activities and programs.
The Sabine Oaks Auxiliary was organized March 1, 1965 for the purpose of rendering service, care and love to the residents of Sabine Oaks. The Auxiliary functioned under the Sabine Oaks Board of Directors. Some of the services they provided included repair of residents clothing, making pot holders for the kitchen, purchase of day old bread, shopping excursions and picnics for residents and helping residents get to doctors’ appointments.
The collection consists of 8 scrapbooks. The scrapbooks include collections of photographs, greeting cards, newspaper clippings and inspirational poetry and proverbs.
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[Identification of item], Box Number, Folder Number, Sabine Oaks Home Records, 1944-2014, AC-651, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.
Donated by Joan Stafford, President, Sabine Oaks Home Board of Directors, 2015 January.
Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 February.
Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 April.
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