Duncaster residents truly have a voice in shaping their community and their future.
Three residents sit on our board and have a direct impact on everything that happens at Duncaster from health care to finance to dining.
But instead of us telling you, let some of our residents tell you:
“Phil and I really like Duncaster. After 45 years in our 10-room house in West Hartford, it is a relief to downsize and just enjoy our sunny apartment, pleasant views, interesting activities and delightful companions. Our beautiful new dining room provides a lively setting for good food and conversation with new friends and old."
“We have always enjoyed being involved with fascinating people in organizations, politics and families, so a move to the congenial and stimulating community of Duncaster seemed like a natural next step. We have never regretted the decision.”
- Phil & Katie Reynolds (former Mayor of West Hartford)
"Why I'm at Duncaster? Getting older can mean loneliness, boredom, declining health, dependence on busy family members. But not if you give that all up and move to Duncaster. We have almost 250 residents. I know and visit with more than 3/4 of them. We have special programs of varying interests from art and authors to history and current affairs, crafts and bridge groups, movies and lecturers. There are exercise classes, an 75-foot pool and state-of-the-art exercise machines. So you see it is hard to be bored. We have 24-hour daily nursing care here, a Hartford Hospital health clinic in the building and a state-of-the-art accredited nursing facility. Family from near or far can visit and stay whenever you invite them. You can invite friends and family for a noon or evening meal in our Courtyard Cafe or lovely elegant Terrace Dining Room. Drop in for a visit or better yet make an appointment and see everything Duncaster has to offer. I love it here. Bet you will too."
– Mrs. Barbara Gibbs
"There is never a dull moment at Duncaster, with the movies, book clubs, university courses, arts and crafts, swimming pool, gym, and best of all — new friends."
– Mrs. Jane Carpenter
"One of the things that appealed to us about Duncaster was the fact that it is a true community. It’s small enough to know everyone. It’s so special when your neighbors become your friends."
— Marcia Hincks
"The staff is amazing. When we moved in we met Pearl, a wonderful housekeeper. She said, 'Hincks—I used to know a Hincks who lived here!' Well that was my Mother! There is something wonderful about an organization that can hire bright, cheerful people and keep them on the staff for 25 years."
— John Hincks
"Duncaster is beautifully laid out and well-built, just the place for us to live in our retirement, with a friendly, caring staff and all our varied activities and medical clinic protected from any inclement weather under one roof, and our far-flung children don't have to worry about the possible need for long-term care in our declining years."
- Thayer & Pat Browne
"How wonderful to have a beautiful dining room for entertaining my family. I’ve had parties planned with them – including Thanksgiving."
Now come see for yourself. Contact us to schedule a visit.
- Mrs. Janice Hawley