Goddard / Homestead

Goddard/Homestead is a notforprofit, retirement community offering a unique approach to senior living that bridges the gaps between traditional independent living, assisted living, and nursing care through our unique combination of Supportive Independent Living and licensed Level IV Rest Home care.

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A History of Serving

Worcester For Over

100 Years

In 1874 the original Goddard House was founded and built by a group of prominent Worcester citizens who realized the importance of a home that would provide care and security for those unable to live alone. The building was a home for elderly men until 1989, when it was modernized, renovated, and expanded to offer 36 rental units for independent older adults. Homestead Hall started as a home for women in the early 1900’s and was incorporated in 1910. In 1983 Goddard House was combined with nearby Homestead Hall under one management to offer a continuum of care.

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team is dedicated to ensuring that our senior living community in Worcester, Massachusetts offers a quality experience with the highest levels of service at an affordable cost.

Joan E. Cusson

Executive Director

Paul Sullivan

Program Manager, Homestead Hall

Karen Barszcz

Resident Service Director, Goddard House

Nate Forand

Director of Dining Services

Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Directors features some of Worcester’s most prominent financial and social leaders committed to Goddard/Homestead’s mission of responding to the changing needs of active seniors in our community.

Christopher L. Salter


Helios Marko

Vice President

Thomas V. Rouvina


John-Paul Plouffe


Stuart Loosemore

John F. Woods

Margaret Clancey

Brendan C. Herlihy


Kevin F. Early

Matthew F. Erskine

John L. Foley