A Rich History of Providing for Seniors, Since 1949
In 1949, Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller created the Merry-Go-Round Clubhouse, a non-profit day center for senior citizens. A pioneering concept at the time, the Merry-Go-Round provided seniors with a warm and welcoming source of nutritious meals, activities, and the companionship of others. The endeavor attracted a steady stream of retirees, older homemakers, and others, eager to remain involved and connected to their community.
By the late 1960s, however, seniors were living longer, more independent, and active lives than ever before. The need for centers like the Merry-Go-Round waned even as the need for reasonably priced senior housing in Connecticut increased. Mrs. Rockefeller rose to the occasion and filled the gap with all the amenities of the Merry-Go-Round Clubhouse, but as a residential facility.
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The First Senior Living Residence in Downtown Greenwich
Built in 1970, The Mews was the first senior living residence in downtown Greenwich. Enlarged in 1980 to accommodate another floor, the non-profit Mews lives on today as a testimony to Mrs. Rockefeller's vision and compassion for others.
The Mews is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to keeping citizens living independently in Greenwich as long as possible. The Mews is ideal for residents who are looking for senior living in the Fairfield/Westchester area. It is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.
The Mews is a Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Senior Residential Facility.