The history of Geer Senior Living Community

We are Geer Village Senior Community

Located on over 70 acres in historic Canaan, Connecticut, Geer Village Senior Community is a non-profit organization and community of independent seniors, residents with infirmities, daily program participants, caregivers, families, staff, neighbors, volunteers, and friends.

Our services include independent living apartments, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, outpatient physical therapy, pharmacy services, adult day care, dial-a-ride, low-income housing and community gathering spaces that are all located on our beautiful campus.

In addition to our services, you will also find the Canaan branch of the YMCA here. An on-site cafe, overseen by CIA trained chefs is also open to the public for breakfast and lunch. Many local civic and community groups call Geer Village Senior Community home for their meetings and charitable works.

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We are a community of caring professionals who seek to nurture, treat, strengthen and refresh the minds, hearts, bodies and spirits of the aging and impaired people we serve. Our promise is to continue that tradition of care we began over forty-eight years ago.

About Geer Senior Community

Geer Village Senior Community focuses on what really matters, caring for our friends, family and neighbors in the northwest corner of Connecticut. We have no distant corporate office to report to. Our patients, families, employees, management and board of directors all focus on what is best for life here in our community. That’s our promise.

Our History
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Over the past 48 years, Geer Corporation has evolved into a 70-acre healthcare campus, addressing the expanding needs of the people of our community.

In 1970, Geer opened the 120-bed Geer Memorial Health Center, a state-of-the-art nursing facility. The new Geer Memorial Health Center quickly established itself with physicians and professional caregivers as a premier provider of skilled nursing care.

Geer’s original mission envisioned the operation of a skilled nursing facility, but as the needs of the area continued to unfold, the scope of Geer’s care expanded, too.

In 1978, the Geer Adult Day Center opened as an alternative to more expensive home care in response to the growing number of elderly individuals in need of care during the day when their caregivers were at work. Today it is the second oldest continuously operating adult day center in Connecticut and one of the oldest in the country. Geer remains committed to offering the elderly an alternative to being left alone at home all day.

In 1980, to address the isolation of the elderly and disabled in a rural area without public transportation, Geer instituted what has now become the largest specialized transportation service in the tri-state area. Geer’s fleet of vehicles serves families in an area of more than 500 square miles every day, not only transporting the elderly and disabled to Geer’s Adult Day Center, but also to medical appointments, shopping, recreational and cultural events.

In 2002, Geer opened Beckley House, a 34-unit residence for limited income seniors. The mission and culture of Beckley House is not simply to provide shelter, but to become a home and “family” from which the elderly can continue to be, or again become, independent members of the community.

In 2003, Geer opened a non-profit retail pharmacy giving residents, employees and family of Geer campus employees access to prescription drugs below retail prices.

Also in 2003, Geer Village, a regional gathering center and senior living community, was opened. It is home to independent, assisted and memory-impaired residents. Geer Village also includes a full-service YMCA available to the residents, employees and community.