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Thoughts of life at Summerhill from Sirkka Holm, a former Francestown resident.

IMG 8044 Sirkka Holm“Summerhill is a very special place and has a true sense of community. It’s  so warming that residents participate in daily tasks. We don’t just take, we give. We truly care, contribute and enrich each other’s lives.” 

The residents and staff often discover having mutual interests which spark conversations; all shared with a great sense of humor. It’s a marvelous  way to start the day. “I think it’s remarkable how much the staff can accomplish in a day. We depend on them. They happily greet me with a warm smile".  My long time friends enjoy meeting my new friends. 

This is an ideal place for me. I keep learning while meeting interesting people. We have fascinating discussions and good times reminiscing. There is an impressive variety of music here. “The saxophone player, Michael was terrific. I had a toe tapping good time.” Another resident’s interests in opera prompted future listening. Such a delightful time. 

“This makes me feel at home. I am very happy here!” 

News Release

For Immediate Release

May 19, 2019


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Summerhill Assisted Living Hosts Raylynmor Opera  


Peterborough, N.H.: On a Saturday in late spring, Summerhill Assisted Living & Memory Care Community hosted the Peterborough-based Raylynmor Opera as the company rehearsed The Barber of Seville, which it performed the following Friday and Sunday at the Peterborough Players’ theatre. The company concluded its 24th season by premier-ing a new English libretto faithfully adhering to Rossini’s music, while setting the opera in the 1990s.  

The rehearsal day at Summerhill, at 183 Old Dublin Road, was held in its Monadnock Room. It was open for residents to listen, and enjoy, the vocalists and their orchestral accompaniment. Some residents are opera lovers; for others, this was a new experience. The staff and residents have created their own community at Summerhill. “We broaden our connections with the larger community by inviting organizations and individuals who benefit from the use of our space to provide our residents with enriching experiences,” said Executive Director, Mary Pat Jackson.  

Whether its participating in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Keene, or by giving pies residents have baked to the Peterborough Police and Fire & Rescue departments, Summerhill shows its community support in a variety of ways.

At all levels of care, Summerhill Assisted Living provides comfortable and secure assisted living options that allow residents to enjoy independence and privacy, while receiving the support they need. They are engaged and encouraged by a wide range of recreational and social activities; and skilled and compassionate staff provide them with services that include chef-prepared meals, laundry and transportation. Learn more at



January 20, 2019

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When you talk to Chef Aylmer Given, III you can see he’s excited about food; his eyes sparkle, his words are a rapid, passionate river 
of culinary ideas. His hands reach and gesture enthusiastically as though the topic is uncontainable in language alone. Aylmer’s fascination with food doesn’t derive simply because he’s built a lifelong career around its preparation. But because he recognizes its power - to nourish and heal the body, to delight the spirit, and to evoke a lifetime of memories.

Aylmer is the Director of Culinary Services at Summerhill Assisted Living, a charming and homey Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Peterborough, New Hampshire. On its website, Summerhill’s tagline reads, “Feels Like Home.” For many people, the kitchen is the heart of a home.


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