OUR HOUSE was founded in 1978 by Mattie Maran.  Mattie believed that seniors needed a “home” that would allow them their independence and dignity when they could no longer live alone.  At the time Our House was built the only other option for seniors was to live in a nursing home.  The same philosophy is still being carried out today by Mattie’s daughter Marguerite Van Derwyst.  After Mattie’s retirement in 1999, Marguerite stepped in as Owner and Director.  It was an easy transition