Our History

Over 125 Years of Friendship, Love and Truth

Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut, Inc. d/b/a Fairview was incorporated in 1892 as a mission- driven non-profit providing services to individuals such as widows, orphans, and seniors. An infirmary building was constructed in 1925 which provided healthcare services to individuals for many years. The building operates under the name of Fellowship Manor which offered rental units for seniors on campus since 1987 and was included under the CCRC license as an optional entrance fee product in January 2023. Any rental units located within Fellowship Manor are not considered part of the CCRC.

Fairview’s health center opened in 1976 and has been providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation for senior adults in southeastern Connecticut consistently achieving 5-star rating status. The nursing home currently has 100 licensed beds. Fairview began operations as a Continuing Care Retirement Community in 2014 with the Thames Edge Phase 1 development and 2016 Phase 2 development of entrance fee model homes. Grille 92 was also constructed to be the dining venue and clubhouse amenity for Independent Living residents.

The Beginning

One hundred and thirty one 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.

Fairview Today

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.

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