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The Wardwell Retirement Neighborhood is located in Saco, Maine,

rich with history and a long-standing mission

serving our community's elderly.

The Wardwell's mission began in 1878,


when a group of Saco and Biddeford volunteers formed a corporation for the purpose

of establishing a home for aged women.

In 1881, Mrs. Lydia Wardwell Clapp donated a cottage to the group and it was to be called

"Wardwell Home" in memory of her father. This cottage was to be used for

aged women until a new building could be constructed.

After years of fundraising efforts by volunteers and local churches,

a new "Wardwell Home" opened its doors in 1889.

Over the years, our "Wardwell Home" has grown to a neighborhood of 99 units

in ten buildings, creating a close-knit community.

Today, the Wardwell Home for the Aging, Inc. continues its non-profit mission of

providing a place to call Home, offering affordable, independent and

senior living options for our community's elderly.

Mrs. Lydia Wardwell Clapp who donated
the original Wardwell Home.
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