1. 30 Years of Cedar Hill – Day 7 – The Continuing Care Vision Expands

    2009-2015 – The Continuing Care Vision Expands Cedar Hill had always provided memory care services for its community members in Victorian House and at Teddy’s Place. The secure units in the existing buildings were effective but offered limited space and amenities to patients with advanced memory care needs. “It is important that people in individual and assisted living continue enjoying the…Read More

  2. 30 Years of Cedar Hill – Day 6 – Dream Becomes Reality – The Village

    1999 – The Assisted Living Dream Becomes a Reality By September of 1999, Mary Louise and Judith obtained their second HUD-insured loan, enabling them to begin work on the independent and assisted living area. The plans that were developed by Paul Biebel and Paul Carroll in 1994 were used to construct The Village in a seven month period. The builders removed the barn, swimming pool, and airplane …Read More

  3. 30 Years of Cedar Hill – Day 5 – 30 Years of Schoolchildren & Seniors

    1989- 2018 – Thirty Years of Schoolchildren and Seniors We began bringing local schoolchildren and seniors together on our very first Halloween back in 1988, and the tradition continues to this day. Through our Adopt-a-Grandparent program, kindergarten through eighth-grade students from local schools are given the opportunity to "adopt" a resident as a “grandparent.” These young people bui…Read More

  4. 30 Years of Cedar Hill – Day 4 – Cedar Hill’s Vision Begins Taking Shape

    With the first round of Victorian House renovations complete, Mary Louise began working with Paul Biebel of Biebel Builders in Windsor and Architect Paul Carroll, from Boston, to design two new buildings—a skilled nursing home and an independent and assisted living area. “We talked with them about our dream for the community. We wanted an attractive building that didn’t look out of place in…Read More

  5. 30 Years of Cedar Hill – Day 3 – The Early Days

    The story of Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community begins in 1988 with two nursing professionals at the height of their careers: Mary Louise Sayles and Judith Brogren. The two women were working at Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity, New Hampshire when Mary Louise struck up a friendship with the night security guard, who held a daytime position at a local real estate agency. The guard convince…Read More

  6. 30 Years of Cedar Hill – Day 2 – Cedar Manor

    In our "Through the Years at Cedar Hill" series, we start in the 1960's, at the beginning of Cedar Manor, the first nursing home on the property, opened by Louise and Charlie Schmitt in 1964. They owned Cedar Manor until 1978 when Louise retired. In 1988 Mary Louise Horn and her business partner Judy Brogren, both registered nurses working at Sullivan County Nursing home, decided to go out on th…Read More

  7. Cedar Hill’s Special Section in Eagle Times

    As part of our ongoing celebration of 30 years of caring for seniors, We were honored recently to be featured in a large multi-page special section of the Eagle Times with multiple stories and lots of great historical photos of our changing campus over the years. In case you missed it in the September 29 issue of the Eagle Times, here it is again! Download PDF version…Read More