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Listed in the City Directories 1890 census Substitute as being at 49 Leicester St. with many prominent men on Board of Directors see p 560. V.P Jonas G. Clark and Albert Curtis ; Sect. Augustus N. Currier, Treasurer Nathaniel Paine and other Board Members.
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The Home of Aged Men, located at 1199 Main Street, was incorporated in 1876. Requirements for admission included age 55, native of the U.S., Worcester resident for 10 years prior, and $150. Even less known is the Old Ladies Home at 1183 Main Street which was incorporated 7 years prior.
Will (Billy Sturtevant) Marengo - Report this comment
Wasn't this building near the old skating rink near Webster square?
Kristen Atchue - Report this comment
No this is not located near the old Skating rink. It is located closer to but opposite the street from Our Lady of the Angels. Nestled between the Old Men's and Old Ladies home was Bethany Church. As a child our youth groups from Bethany would visit these homes during the holidays and sing for the residents.
Mustermann - Report this comment
I recently discovered the burial plot for the residents from the HfAM at Hope Cemetery, thenext ploy over is one for the Home for Aged Women.
Dick Volker- June 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Often, our youth or Sunday School group met at The Old men's Home, due to space restrictions at bethany Church, at that time. Would love to hear from former members of the church.
Dolores R. Buckley- June 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Postcards oF Home for Aged Men are listed for sale in EBAY.It is also listed in the City Directories 1890 census Substitute as being at 49 Leicester St. with many prominent men on Board of Directors see p 560. V.P Jonas G. Clark and Albert Curtis ; Sect. Augustus N. Currier, Treasuer Nathaniel Paine and other Bd Memnbers
jim sadowski- December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Now called "Goddard House" and still a home for elders. Goddard House 1199 Main Street (webster square area) Worcester, MA 01603 Homestead Hall 10 Homestead Avenue (southbrige & cambridge st area)Worcester, MA 01610 Goddard House and Homestead Hall are rooted in a community of compassion for its elders. At a time of limited social services, concerned citizens of Worcester stepped forward to help elders with limited financial means by providing comfortable homes with just the right amount of personal care to meet their needs. Goddard House provides independent living for seniors who are able to manage most of their daily affairs but who may need just a little help. Goddard House, a not-for-profit residence, is a key to independence and dignity in your later years. Conveniently located within easy walking distance of churches, restaurants, and shopping, Goddard House is the perfect choice for active elders who want to live independently, but without the responsibilities of home-ownership. The very first day you experience our serene, classic ambience and the warm hospitality of our staff, you will want to call Goddard House home. From the camaraderie in the dining room at breakfast and dinner to the privacy of your spacious apartment, furnished with your own belongings, you will enjoy the new opportunities in your life. You and your family will feel secure knowing that someone is near 24 hours a day, and you will enjoy the freedom to do the things you enjoy. Visit with family; spend time with old or new friends; join other residents for concerts, plays, lectures, or trips to local attractions; take part in exercise classes; play a game of billiards, or just stroll through our lovely grounds. Homestead Hall is one of Worcester's best-kept secrets. Homestead Hall provides continuing care for elders who need personal and medical supervision, within a supportive community in a comfortable, secure setting. Nestled on a hill at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, Homestead Hall is one of Worcester's best-kept secrets. This not-for-profit residence is centrally located and conveniently close to major access routes. Yet, surrounded by manicured lawns, gardens, and mature shade trees, it is a charming oasis of country in the city. Homestead Hall is designed to meet the needs of elders striving to maintain their spirit of independence but needing assistance for many daily tasks including clinical support. Its small size (just 32 private rooms); simple, one-level layout; cozy ambience; and caring staff ease our residents' transition from familiar surroundings to this supportive and secure environment. Families have peace of mind knowing that at Homestead their loved ones are receiving 24-hour professional care and attention, while maintaining freedom and dignity. With the smell of home-cooked meals (three a day) wafting through the air, residents can walk the grounds, visit with friends, or participate in a variety of stimulating activities. Or, if they prefer, they can retreat to their private room decorated with their own furniture and treasured belongings. Whatever they choose to do, residents at Homestead Hall feel welcome and at home.
Glee Noble- July 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Henry B Newman, a poultry farmer in Podunk, East Brookfield, delivered eggs and chickens to the Aged Men's Home in the 1930's.
GODDARD HOUSE ALERT- September 28, 2012 - Report this comment
ATTENTION PLEASE...The Goddard House is now one of the most repulsive places to send elderly, Goddard House employees are cruel and repulsive to the aged. PUBLIC BE AWARE!!! I see that many of you remember the good days and the GOOD MEMORIES to the Home For Aged Men and Woman (Goddard House), things have changed. The people there now are ruthless. Ask why approximately 9 units are rented out of approximately 30, the word is getting around that these people are harsh to its residents and don't care once you are signed in...caution, don't trust these people or their workers, things come up missing and people are physiologically abused. I plead this because I care for any elders. My full respect is for you, be safe and go somewhere else please. The reality is that savages are running the show. Liars, thieves and tormentors. They don't respect the elderly, they fix the place up as a lure to get your family in the door and then horrible psychological things happen. All they want is your money and properties and hope you leave it all behind. DON'T LIVE IN THE GODDARD HOUSE!!! THEY MENTALLY ABUSE THE ELDERLY, HONEST...PLEASE STAY AWAY!!!
anon- October 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Listen to the last reviewer. They speak truths despite the horrific nature of the reality. Love your elders. Stray far from Goddard. I know, I had family there.

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