Providing Quality Care For Over a Century
Harriet Blake Ballou founded Ballou Home for the Aged in 1900 for the expressed purpose of serving, “indigent men and women of American birth and correct habits”. There were five first residents who shared common areas such as the kitchen and sitting room but had their own sleeping rooms. The Board of Managers did everything in the early days from fundraising, to staffing, to even making drapes. In 1968, Ballou moved to its current headquarters on Mendon Road. Florence Mowry, speaking at the dedication ceremony, said, “Today, we give our members 500% more in the way of comforts and luxuries than we could in 1900.” Membership expanded to 43 residents and rehab services were added. Even with this expansion, though, Ballou kept its home-like feeling and personal care envisioned by its founders. These founding principles still hold true, even to the present day.
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Board of Directors
Nancy K. Saccoia
Myra A. Durfee
Stephen J. Rocco
more than just a building
In 2018, Ballou Home for the Aged celebrated its 50th anniversary year in its current facility at 60 Mendon Road in Woonsocket. Our current facility includes resident rooms, a chapel, activity room, rehab space, offices, and a spacious and nicely appointed dining room which doubles as the central gathering place for various events, activities, and meetings. Outside are beautiful gardens that are filled with all kinds of flowers and shrubbery as well as benches for people to sit and enjoy the beauty before them.
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