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 of Holton Home

What is summertime without a s’more!?

One recent beautiful afternoon we all sat around a little grill in the shade, roasted  marshmallows and made a whole mess of s’mores!  One of our newest residents, Marie, a master-marshmallow roaster, roasted the marshmallows, and Emma prepared the graham crackers and chocolate so everyone who wanted one could enjoy the summer treat.  We all sat and talked amongst our fruit trees as summer breezes rolled through. 

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.  

Curious Minds Want to Know . . .

Friends of Holton Home and Bradley House are interested in knowing how the Bradley House Revival project is being funded.  It’s a big project, bigger than anything ever done at Holton Home because we’re doing a great deal all at once.  In addition to adding space for private bathrooms and new residents, we’re addressing all wiring, plumbing, heating and fire safety issues in the beautiful, historic old mansion.

If you’ve been following local building projects lately, you know that construction costs a very pretty penny these days.  Bradley House is no exception.  We will be a 35 bedroom, 40 bathroom home, with offices, common areas, a commercial kitchen, and a dining room large enough for all residents to gather together.  What will it cost?  With loving renovation of historic areas, new space, and proper fire safety and handicapped access, $5.3 million.

Where is it coming from? 

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