The History of Wentworth Home

Wentworth Home

Mr. Wentworth

Wentworth Home has a long history connected to the generous citizens of our local community. It was through a partnership between a local philanthropist – Mr. Arioch Wentworth – and the charitable citizens of Dover that allowed for the existence of a non-profit care facility dedicated to serving the aging citizens of Seacoast NH.  It has been here since 1897.

What was once called “The Dover Home for Aged Women” later became the “Wentworth Home for the Aged”.   Today it is known simply as “Wentworth Home”.

With Mr. Wentworth’s continued philanthropic support, gifts through special events and from local organizations like the Bachelor’s Club, Wentworth Home has expanded to care for more and more residents through the years. Our most recent addition was generously provided by Harry Gage, allowing for more resident rooms and a large activity space, named in their honor. Today we are still a non-profit retirement community that relies on both donations and nominal monthly fees to offer the highest quality of assisted living at the most affordable price in the area.

Our continued advancements reflect a long tradition of meeting the needs of seniors in our community.

Today we offer assisted living and added care in our beautifully renovated Victorian home. We also offer respite care and short-term stays upon request.