Marking 60 years of serving the community


The year was 1963 and for many, the world was full of possibilities.  The first woman made it to space, Martin Luther King gave his iconic “I have a dream” speech and the United States Postal Service instituted the Zip Code system.  The average cost of a house was only $12, 600.00 and the average cost of a car was $3,200.00. But the country also went through some dark days during this era when civil rights protests rocked the south and the popular President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  

This was the world that existed when the Briarcliffe community opened the doors to its first senior living and rehabilitation residents & patients.  This was just the beginning of a 60-year legacy of care, support, and compassion that has come to define the Briarcliffe name for the past six decades.

Many of today’s Briarcliffe’s residents and short-term rehab patients were just getting started in life in 1963 ~ this was the age that launched the moniker “baby boomers,” but was also when the then young adults were getting married, starting families, buying their first homes, and beginning what would become lifelong careers.

Fast forward to today and many of these same people would only remember these happy times ~ a time of new beginnings and hope for a bright future ~ days that are now looked back upon with fondness and joy.

The director, the staff, the caregivers and all the people who make the Briarcliffe community a big extended “family” try every day to honor the lives of those who pass through these doors today, sixty years later.  Their commitment to excellence in care and to providing services which are designed to meet every need has not dimmed over these decades.  In fact, Briarcliffe Manor has become one of the top ranked nursing homes in the country, achieving a five-star rating from the federal government’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid for 13 years in a row!

As soon as one walks through the doors of any of the buildings on the Briarcliffe campus ~ whether it is Briarcliffe Gardens and the Cottage Memory Care Assisted Living residence, the new Preserve at Briarcliffe Supportive Independent and Assisted Living residence or the Briarcliffe Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, one will immediately sense what sets them apart. Nothing here on this expansive campus is haphazard or unplanned. Visitors and residents alike experience a feeling of order, comfort, compassion and security here.    

From the time the ground was first broken on Briarcliffe Manor all those many years ago, the primary mission here has been to provide the best care for all of Briarcliffe’s residents.

As the President/CEO and owner of Briarcliffe, Akshay Talwar and his devoted staff invite you and your loved ones to visit the Briarcliffe campus. To schedule your personal tour, call 401-944-2450.  For more information, you can also visit them at


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