The Vibrancy of Life. The Serenity of Nature.
Our charitable roots began 125 years ago in 1875 with a small group of 24 Manchester area women, who banded together to serve the needs of the greater community. They sought inclusivity – any woman could join the work of the Society for an annual fee of 50 cents.
The Women’s Aid and Relief Society had a strong impact on the mill town of their day and effected positive change in hundreds of lives. Their work evolved as the community did, remaining committed to housing and nursing needs, and transforming their buildings and services to match; from opening the area’s first hospital, to creating Pearl Manor. In order to provide multiple levels of care, in 1995 Pearl Manor moved from its original location to join Hillcrest Terrace on its new campus. In 2009, that entity became Manchester’s first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and changed their name to Birch Hill Terrace, now Birch Hill. The legacy of our work continues to evolve and grow to this day.
Our latest evolution is a proud affiliate of The RiverWoods Group. We are poised for the transformation – re-imaging our campus for a new generation of seniors – through our mission-driven staff, our focus on the creation of community and the peace of mind we give to whom we serve.
To foster independence, involvement and individual dignity for seniors in a community of caring and trust.
To offer uncompromised quality services on a beautifully wooded campus with access to a metropolitan lifestyle.