Over 125 Years of Friendship, Love and Truth
Located on 70 acres of riverfront land in Groton, CT, Fairview was founded in 1892 by the Connecticut Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge as a non-profit provider of senior housing and healthcare. Today, the campus includes multiple facilities, providing rehabilitation services and options for independent living. Although membership in the Odd Fellows is no longer required for admission, we are still guided by the organization’s principles of friendship, love and truth.
One hundred and twenty six years ago, in the nineteenth century, the Connecticut Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge had a vision for the future. That 1892 vision resulted in the creation of Fairview, Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut, as a non-profit home for seniors. At that time Connecticut had 15,000 Odd Fellows practicing the organization’s three principles of Friendship, Love and Truth.
Today, early in the twenty-first century, Fairview not only remains true to its original purpose, but has grown to include Fellowship Manor and Chelsea Cottage, both independent living residences; and Fairview, a skilled nursing facility with comprehensive post-acute care, rehabilitation services and long-term care.
A 16,000 square foot addition to the nursing care facility completed in early 2007 includes new, spacious resident rooms, an expanded therapy center, new resident lounges and a bistro café. The Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut is well positioned to provide the most advanced and comprehensive care for seniors.
Fairview is expanding its’ independent living options with a new land development -Thames Edge at Fairview. Initially consisting of 23 homes, Thames Edge is an independent living buy-in community, which offers maintenance-free living and a continuum of care.
While membership in the Odd Fellows is no longer required for admission, the principles of Friendship, Love, and Truth still guide our mission.