When the first wave of Finnish immigrants in Lake Worth grew old, a Finnish speaking resting home was born.
“The basic idea why this was built was there were a lot of Finnish people in the area that didn’t even speak English,” said Pirjo-Leena Koskinen, 65, manager of what used to be the Finnish-American Resting Home and is now The Village on High Ridge. “They felt lost in the hospitals and nursing homes, and the Finnish community came together.”
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