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About Bethany Village

Bethany Village is a non-profit family of communities committed to the care and enrichment of older adults.

For over 100 years, Bethany Home Association has empowered seniors creatively, spiritually, and emotionally to do what they do best. In recognition of our growing range of senior living options, we’re proud to embrace the name Bethany Village.

Our Mission

Whether you’re newly retired and seek a worry-free lifestyle, need just a little assistance, or require long-term care, you’ll find a life rich in friends, creativity, culture, and community here at Bethany Village. Our talented residents, staff, and the rich arts and cultural life in Lindsborg bring unique opportunities to tinker, craft, garden, make music, quilt, or simply enjoy creativity in others.
The campus includes our 100-bed Bethany Home long-term care and rehabilitation residence, 50 full-service senior apartments at Sunflower Terrace, and 49 independent living residences called The Cottages.
We are a social ministry of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and we accept private insurance, long term care insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. We’re also endorsed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Let’s live life together with purpose.
Join us in
the art of living.

Faith Life

As a mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America, Bethany Village is privileged to offer spiritual support to the residents and staff through a full time Chaplain, Reverend Dr. Mandy Todd.

Opportunities to gather for worship

Bethany Home

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of the month
Wednesday: 2:15 p.m.
Followed by fellowship and coffee

Sunflower Terrace

Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of the month
The second, third, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of the month: 1:00 p.m.
The first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month: 1:30 p.m.

Daily Devotionals

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m.

Bible Study

Sunflower Terrace:  Thursday: 10:00 a.m.
Bethany Home:  Thursday: 1:00 p.m.

For Visitation:

The chaplain visits with the residents regularly. Local clergy are also invited to visit residents.
Family and friends are invited to join Bethany Village residents for worship.


For more than 100 years, Bethany Village has provided care and services to seniors and has been a vital part of Lindsborg and the Smoky Valley community. Bethany Village honors the traditions that have helped make Lindsborg the vibrant community it is today. Swedish ancestors laid the groundwork and foundation upon which Bethany Village was built and the mission of caring for “needy old people” continues today. For many in the community, Bethany Village symbolizes dignity, respect, and a sense of security for the future. Bethany Village has “always been here” and will be here for many more years to come.
The first Bethany Village building was constructed in the early 1900s following a substantial donation from a local community member. Initially, the donor wanted the money to be used to construct an orphanage. However, after seeing a greater need to care for the aging, the donor approved his donation to be used for the construction of the area’s first nursing home. Construction began in 1907 on a quarter section located where the home stands today. In November of 1911, the home welcomed its first 9 residents.
The need for more rooms was realized almost immediately. So, in 1928, the previous Bethany Church parsonage was purchased and relocated to just north of the original Bethany Village. The new structure, which housed an additional 10 residents, was updated and connected to the original nursing home with an enclosed passageway. At that time, residents were very involved with chores and responsibilities around the home such as caring for the grounds and gardens, tending to the cows and chickens, and helping with meals.
By 1947, requests for an “invalid home” could no longer be ignored. Construction soon began on Pioneer Memorial; a two-story building that is still in use today, although the second floor is no longer used for resident quarters.
Fifty years after the original Bethany Village opened, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for what is now known as Golden Annex. The Pleasant View addition, located north of Elin, was dedicated in 1966 and was originally used as an infirmary.
For decades, the two structures met the needs of the elderly population but aging buildings and new building codes and regulations forced the need for a new facility. Elin Manor, located on the west side of the block, was completed in 1973 and residents were moved from the old parsonage to the new, more practical space.
Construction on the chapel began in 1975 followed by the demolition of the original Bethany Village structure in 1976. With the completion of Hoglund Manor, the home reached its current capacity. In 1980, an expanded kitchen and dining room was completed to better accommodate the growing Bethany Village population, and in 1985, the activities center opened on the north end of the Bethany Home building.
Through the years, the association has grown and expanded to incorporate independent living and most recently, assisted living options. The independent living Cottages were built in three phases, all in the late 1970s. The duplex and triplexes were added in the late 1990s to accommodate those wanting a larger living space. The Assisted Living was completed in March of 2014 and offers customized services and supports. An expansion to Sunflower Terrace was completed in 2021. 

Board of Directors

Bethany Village is a social ministry of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A Board of Directors oversees the association, providing direction and leadership to administration and staff.
The following individuals currently make up the Bethany Village Board of Directors:
Eric Anderson
Rev. Dean apel
Chris Baker
Bill Brock
karen Carlson
Rev. chris deines
Connie dorf
MOnette Johnson 

Rev. Tim Leaf
Galen Swenson, Vice Chairman
Rev. Amy Truhe, CHAIRMAN
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KDOT Title VI - Public Rights 
Bethany Home Association operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national  origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice  under Title VI may file a complaint with BHA. 
Annual KDADS Survey Results
Information on the most recent Survey by the KS Department of Aging & Disability Services are available in the Bethany Home  library or upon request.
KS Fire Marshal Survey & Emergency Preparedness Manual
Information on the most recent Survey by the KS Fire Marshal and the Emergency Preparedness Manual are available in the Bethany Home library or upon request.
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