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.
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Around the Halls of Holton Home

Each Spring we have the sweetest of treats, all thanks to our lovely and super generous cook, Pam.  There are few places in the world where you can have sugar-on-snow, and luckily (for oh so many reasons) we live in one of them, Vermont!  Pam brings in her own maple syrup, that her son and family gathers and boils, makes her famous homemade donuts and makes sure that I get sour pickles for our treat.

I do not have words to describe the joy this brings to all of us at Holton Home.  The celebration of hard work, the joys that come from every season, even mud, the long-standing tradition of it all.  Residents remember having the sweet treat as little kids, and those that aren’t native New Englanders get to taste a small touch of all that makes us special!

Thank you Pam, really for everything you do for us all, but especially for bringing us this wonderful treat!  If you would like to celebrate mud season with us and have a local snack, we would love if you would join us, Monday, April 4th at 2:45.  We hope to see you there!

Ellenka Wasung-Lott

Activities Director

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The Importance of Self-Care

April is a health awareness month which brings to light the importance of self-care.  This includes our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Many of us are caregivers which means we are passionate about helping others. At times without even meaning to, we tend to forget about what our own needs are and put them on the backburner. This can quickly lead to stress, unwanted emotions, or unwanted behaviors.

As caregivers it is critical to remember that we will not be able to care for others until we first care for ourselves.  There are many different ways self-care can take place.  Exercise and physical activities are great ways to tap into all aspects of our well-being, and are associated with better quality of life and health outcomes.  Other ways to engage in self-care include taking a hot bath, visiting with friends, meditation, or even joining a local support group.

Brattleboro Area Hospice and the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital offer a support group for caregivers on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  The group is located at BMH in conference room B off of the cafeteria, and runs from 1-2:30pm.  For more information, please contact Ryan Murphy at (802) 257-0775 ext. 106. This is a great way to engage with other community members to discuss loved ones in a safe environment, and to learn ways to remember the importance of self-care.

Emma Owings

Site Director

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We Have Rooms!

Looking for a great place for yourself or a loved one?

Both Holton Home and Bradley House are accepting applications for admission.  Several rooms are available.  Fill out an application for one of the Home’s and we’ll share it with the other if you’d like.  Less paperwork!

For an application packet, call Kree or Emma at Holton Home, 802-254-4155, or click on the Contact button (on our website), then Admissions. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the above phone number, or email info@holtonhome.org – we will be happy to assist you!

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