History

With six local investors and the other half of the investors from Topeka, Brookside Manor was built in 1965. After the second year, Max Friesen and Dr. Ruble and the other local investors bought out the Topeka ownership and kept it under local ownership. Max and Dr. Ruble then bought out the shares of the other local investors through the years as they retired. They owned it, with Cliff Fisher as administrator, and Brookside enjoyed high operating status, being recommended from as far as California as the best nursing home in the state of Kansas. We, at Brookside today, deeply appreciate Dr. Ruble’s vision and great commitment to elders which made Brookside’s care possible for hundreds of residents since 1965.