Jerome Home and Arbor Rose to celebrate milestone anniversaries

September 13, 2017

Over 100 years ago a local man had a vision for the community at large by providing a trust fund for the establishment and maintenance of a permanent residence for aging seniors in the New Britain area. The generosity of Augustus S. Jerome resulted in the founding of the Jerome Home which opened at 975 Corbin Ave. in 1932.

Over the past 85 years, Jerome Home continued to expand and now provides skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation and residential care. In 2008, Jerome Home expanded yet again to include Arbor Rose offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. The two communities serve approximately 500 seniors each year on the campus and through extensive outreach services.

In recognition of Jerome Home’s 85th anniversary and Arbor Rose’s 10th, a special celebration will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will feature wine tasting, food stations and a silent auction. Wine tasting is sponsored by the Bottle Shop of Unionville.

“The pillar of Jerome Home has been its dedication to the seniors of our area and the reputation of top-notch service to them,” said Lori Toombs, Jerome Home executive director. “We are proud of all that we have accomplished and look forward to celebrating with residents, families and the community.”

The cost of the anniversary celebration is $30 per person and RSVPs must be made by Oct. 12. To make a reservation, call 860.229.3707 or email To donate to the silent auction or be a corporate sponsor, please call Toombs at 860.356.8218.

Jerome Home offers skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, residential care, memory care and assisted living, and is a not for profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Arbor Rose, offering independent and assisted living with memory care on the campus of Jerome Home, is a not for profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. For more information about Jerome Home and Arbor Rose, visit

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