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Arbor Rose at Jerome Home Groundbreaking: A Move Beyond COVID

November 23, 2021

Arbor Rose at Jerome Home at 975 Corbin Avenue, New Britain held a groundbreaking on Nov. 18 for its new, state-of-the-art facility. The $11 million dollar project is expected to be completed by October 2022.

Prospective residents will be welcomed shortly after.

“We are looking to move beyond COVID, which has consumed our focus and energy for over a year,” said Lori Toombs, executive director, Arbor Rose. “Jerome Home and Arbor Rose have rebounded post-COVID and remain the trusted choice for short-term rehab, skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care.”

Jerome Home was established in 1932, with 24 residents housed in a newly-constructed building known as the Attwood Residence. Years later, in 2008, Arbor Rose at Jerome Home was established for seniors who want to maintain an active lifestyle along with those in need of memory care. The community started with 16 memory care apartments. Since then, Arbor Rose has responded to the growing need for elderly care.

With help of the Jerome Home Board of Trustees and Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, the 19,000-square-foot expansion will attend to the assisted living community of Arbor Rose.

Among the features:

  • 20 new apartments for memory care.
  • Wellness Center provides an enhanced level of care for those requiring short-term rehab and outpatient services, and a community offering a fitness program (GoodLife Fitness).
  • A safe, secure, home-like environment for residents with Alzheimer’s or related dementia.
  • Assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Nursing and recreational staff that will provide individualized care.

“Jerome Home is one of the oldest senior housings in Connecticut. This project is very exciting for us. There will be more parking and more access for those in need of memory care and rehab assistance. This expansion is good for the community and its residents,” said Gerry Frank, architect, Bechtel Frank Erickson.

“The new build is a collaborative approach designed for dementia patients,” said Lisa Connolly, vice president, Hartford HealthCare Community Network.