History of the Bradford Ecumenical Home

Bradford Ecumenical Home was built in 1989 to fulfill our community’s need to provide a home for seniors. A devastating fire at Dresser Memorial Presbyterian Home in 1986 forced residents to seek shelter in other nursing homes. Hannum Memorial Rest Home accommodated many of those residents.

The Bradford community had a great need for another nursing home. Led by two area churches, First Baptist and First Presbyterian, the idea of a new facility to reunite former Dresser Home “friends” and to fill a void in the community, the planning and fundraising for Bradford Ecumenical Home Incorporated began.

On opening day August 5, 1989, 35 residents from Hannum Memorial moved to Bradford Ecumenical Home. A week later nine other residents moved in.

Since that time, Bradford Ecumenical Home, Inc. has continued their commitment to provide services to the aging population of the greater Bradford community by expanding their facilities to include Chapel Ridge, Our House and Creekside Suites. Our mission is to provide the best possible medical and personal care within a loving and respectful environment. We are now recognized as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offering specialized programs for all levels of aging adults.