Holton Home, Western Ave Brattleboro VT  setting the standard in elder care since 1892


Licensed by the State of Vermont as a residential care home, we provide assistance with daily tasks, giving our residents the freedom to enjoy life and maintain independence. Caring staff are available 24 hours a day to help with personal care and medication. A nurse monitors each resident’s health. Also included in the affordable monthly fee are three delicious meals each day, activities, and housekeeping and laundry services. Holton Home has been a non-profit since 1892.

Around the Halls

Each month we spend an hour or so reading poetry.  There is usually a theme for poetry afternoons; for love we read Pablo Neruda with a resident reading the poem in Spanish first, for spring, poems with beautiful images of flowers and rebirth.  For summer, just recently, we read this poem that we all loved.  It is always wonderful to look for the small miracles in the day to day.  While there are so many things in the world right now that are beyond our control, it is good to be reminded, especially with Walt Whitman’s gift for language, to notice and be grateful for all of life’s miracles.

Ellenka Wasung-Lott, Activities Director

Flu Clinic at Holton Home


What: Flu Shot Clinic

When: October 10th

Where: Bradley House 9am-11am

                Holton Home 1pm-3pm

Who: Residents, staff, and open to the public

Cost: Covered by Medicare and some other carriers

                No insurance: $25 fee

Provided by: Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH)

Resident Profile

Ethel Brosnahan has been a member of the Holton Home family since September of 2011, and just celebrated her 90th birthday.   Ethel shared memories with friends and staff about being elected as the first woman side judge in the town of Newfane, VT.  “I was just thrilled to do it!” she said as her face lit up.

During this time two men were always elected as side judges and made decisions about situations concerning women.  “They did not understand what life was like as a woman at that time, and I lost a lot of sleep feeling sorry for these women.”  Women needed a voice, and Ethel fought to give them one.

Ethel was also one of the first judges to perform Civil Unions between  men and women couples.  “I met so many wonderful people who came from all over the country to be together.  

It is because of our community of kind friends that Holton Home has been able to provide exceptional service to elders for more than 120 years. Thank you.

Holton Home
158 Western Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Tel: 802.254.4155