Idlewyld Manor is an accredited, non-profit charitable long-term care facility situated on Hamilton’s west mountain. Our facility sits on a picturesque 13-acre corner lot surrounded by trees and lush gardens and is steeped in a rich history of community service of over 150 years.
In 1846 our roots began as a small soup kitchen on John Street in Hamilton. Approximately 23 years later, following an epidemic of cholera in Hamilton, the soup kitchen evolved to include an orphanage to serve those affected by the outbreak. Less than ten years later, we erected a home on our current parcel of land to address housing and supports for aging women in Hamilton. In 1964, the home’s name was changed to include Idlewyld in honor of a gift left by the estate of the late Col. Gordon and Mrs. Henderson. In 2002, construction began to create what is now known as Idlewyld Manor, a 192-bed facility serving 192 residents, both male and female in a continuum of care setting.
We believe living well is an art, not a science. The Thrive Group makes living life well, on our terms, a reality. With an integrated service delivery model, Thrive Group provides a healthy living experience that meets service, safety and care requirements in environments designed for people with unique needs.
Currently Thrive Group is responsible for the operation of Idlewyld Manor along with three other member organizations:
- St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke
- AbleLiving Services
- Capability Support Services