During the summer of 1969 a cadre of six, bright, energetic, dedicated teenagers (from NEBC Youth Conferencing camp) …assumed a mission project with and for the elderly.  Among their findings was the alarming fact that scores of senior citizens, living on fixed incomes, were paying as much as 65-70% of their total income on housing.  It was at this juncture that the Rev. Robert Baggs (Executive Secretary of NEBC) became aware of their findings; "… Perseverance, strengthened by faith, the trust and spiritual empowerment of youth… were the necessary ingredients of victory.  And on Sunday, July 23, 1972, Oceanview Manor, a complex of 61 garden apartments was formerly dedicated.”