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Residents and staff celebrate our $100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant

$100K Cummings Center GrantThe Cummings Foundation’s hallmark program is its annual $100K for 100 grant program, which typically funds small and medium-sized Massachusetts nonprofits in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Each year, hundreds of organizations vie for invitations to apply for one of the 100 grants of $100,000 each to be awarded locally.

The Brookhouse is delighted to be one of the recipients of this year’s grant.

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To each and everyone of you at Brookhouse,

We can never express enough how grateful and thankful we are to all of you for the care you have given to our mom Teresa.

Our mom made her home at Brookhouse for over seventeen years and with your help she lived there comfortably. How happy we were to see her keep her independence and dignity for so long, adding quality years to her life. (This is a gift for all of us that cannot be measured). She is adjusting to her new surroundings but there will never be another Brookhouse.

We will miss all of you and the beautiful home that we have all been lucky enough to share with her.

The Family of Teresa Eng

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Caring Environment

At Brookhouse Home we provide a caring, supportive environment for our residents.

  • Social Activities
  • Meals
  • Medication
  • Recreation
  • Emotional Support
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Personal Care
  • Exercise
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Historic Salem

The Brookhouse Home is located in the center of Salem’s historic waterfront district.

Directly across Derby Street, residents and guests may walk the renowned Derby Wharf; a symbol of Salem’s famed overseas trade after the American Revolution, now authentically restored by the National Park Service. The Wharf is the home of the Friendship and a beautiful view every season.

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Quality of Life

Take a look at our gallery of photos to see the range and scope of activities enjoyed by our residents.

From concerts to field trips to games and movies … there is never a lack of fun and engaging things to do at the Brookhouse Home.

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Donate to Brookhouse Home

Brookhouse is a non profit charitable organization. All donations go towards sustaining the mission that began over 150 years ago, which is to provide a safe, supportive environment to senior women who may not otherwise be able to afford residential assistance. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

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There is a place in Salem town
Once owned by Captains of renown.
It’s right next door to the Customs House
Where Nathanial Hawthorne once kept accounts.
Mr. Brookhouse was well aware that his
Lovely home had rooms to spare.
Whaling and warfare are two occupations
That left many widows in our new nation.
Kindly Mr. Brookhouse, at his own direction
Left his home to these ladies of every complexion.
So now we can sit here and look out to sea
And know it’s a place where
We’re glad to be.

Joan Deitz, Age 90
Brookhouse Resident

The Brookhouse Home - between an assisted living facility and a nursing home

Though not technically an assisted living facility…

(Brookhouse Home is a residence for women classified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a Level IV Residential Care Home) – its technical designation doesn’t begin to describe what the Brookhouse Home means to the 36 senior women who live there. Though the stately building is a fine example of famed Salem architect Samuel McIntire’s work and the Derby Street location offers unparalleled views of Derby Wharf and Salem’s historic waterfront, it’s the care provided by our committed and compassionate staff that sets us apart from other area assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Treating our residents with respect, helping them maintain their independence, encouraging them to exercise their personal choices, keeping them safe – these are more than slogans. They are the principals we live by.

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