It all started in 1988 when the Brenner family opened the Woodcrest House, a 12-room assisted living residence. Originally built in 1820, the house is now listed on the National Registrar of Historic Landmarks. Initially sparked by a personal need for senior care for an elderly family member, the Brenner family decided to make it their mission to provide assisted and supportive living services in a safe and secure residential setting. It was, and still is, their most important mission to ensure that all residents be treated with dignity and respect.
The Brenners soon saw a need to offer their services to a larger group of individuals within the surrounding communities, including those in need of memory care, respite care, and hospice care. Different from a nursing home, Woodcrest seeks to provide all of the senior care services needed for a healthy, full life while in an assisted living setting. In 1996, the home was renovated to provide additional residents with modern amenities while still maintaining its original character and charm. Since that time, Linda Brenner – owner of Woodcrest Village – was honored with the Good Citizen Award from Kearsarge Magazine for her work with our residents and the level of care they’re provided.
Today, the residence is known as Woodcrest Village to symbolize the importance of community to its residents and their families. Woodcrest Village offers 44 private units located on three floors that are all connected by a central elevator. The former kitchen was transformed into Waldo’s Pub, a cozy gathering place for daily social hour. Woodcrest Village also offers two libraries with fireplaces, a gracious living room, a home-like country kitchen that provides residents with a place to gather and entertain, a recreation room equipped with exercise machines, a computer with internet access, a large screen television for additional entertainment, and a hair salon that serves both men and women for the convenience of residents.
At Woodcrest Village, we seek to provide all of our residents with dignity, respect, and the senior care services needed for a healthy, full life while in an assisted living setting.