Our History

Dating from Clarence Bradley's 1917 will, The Bradley Home was built in 1938 to provide a permanent home for those who, during their lives, had not been able to save enough for retirement. The 8.6 acre campus included the Bradley carriage house, now used for a children's daycare center. The Home, a non-profit organization, was built as a state-of-the-art life contract residential care facility, dedicated to allowing its residents to grow older with dignity, support and as much independence as possible. It was equipped to accept well elderly and care for them through the frailties of aging until they passed away.

Our Mission

Since 1936 the Bradley Home has stood faithful to this mission:

"...to provide essential services in a home-like atmosphere to the elders who reside in The Bradley Home Community for health, independence and emotional well-being."

About Clarence Bradley

Clarence Bradley was one of Meriden's greatest benefactors. A humanitarian and visionary, he endowed future generations with a legacy of caring for the people of the city that he held so dear. Clarence Bradley recognized the need to provide senior citizens with a dignified living facility as well as provide the families of senior citizens with the comfort of a contract of caring for life.

Read more about Clarence Bradley from the Meriden Hall of Fame

The Bradley Home and Pavilion
320 Colony Street, Meriden, Connecticut 06451
Tel. 203.235.5716  |  Fax 203.235.1440