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History and Archives

CMSS was founded in 1898 by Alice Hartwell, who sought to provide a home and care to older adults in need. Over the past 125 years, CMSS has provided care, programming, and services to tens of thousands of older adults and their families. 

Explore our history in the timeline below.

Alice Hartwell, founder of CMSS
The first home, in Evanston
The first CMSS residents