The Bristol Press Readers Best Of Awards

Bristol Press Best ‘23, ’22, ‘21, & ‘20

CT Family Business of Year ‘24 (SBA)

CT Humanitarian Home of Year 2021

Call the owner, Tyson, 860-583-1526

Tyson Francis Belanger with His Grandmothers
Tyson with his grandmothers. Both lived here.

Owner’s Letter

Shady Oaks provides strong nursing in a cozy and loyal home.

We are higher care vs. other assisted livings.
We are more affordable vs. live-in home care.
We are more cozy vs. skilled nursing homes.
I value care.  I am a Red Cross trained CNA.
I value service.  I am a Marine Iraq veteran.
I value learning.  I earned a Harvard PhD.

Call me 860-583-1526. I am always available. I live next door.

Very Respectfully,

Tyson Francis Belanger


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Families Helping Families

Tyson’s family began senior care in 1964 and built Shady Oaks in 1975.  7 of his family were residents here.

Shady Oaks excels at dementia, heart disease, stroke, Parkinson’s, mobility assistance, and hospice care.

We provide great communication and high staffing (lift transfers and 24/7 CNAs) in a cozy boutique home.

We have VA & CT aid up to $5k/month. In 8 years, only 3% of residents ran out of money. We do not have Medicaid.

We are strong and successful against COVID-19. As of March 2024, only 8 residents have ever caught COVID here.

People choose us when they prioritize care.  95% of our residents stay with us through to their passing.

Happy Assisted Living Resident in Connecticut
Kay and Vernon Belanger, pioneers in seniors care.
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Residents & families from 62+ CT Towns.

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Over the last 15 years, our residents and families came to us from 62+ Connecticut towns & 10+ states.

Most of our residents and caregiver families are from Bristol and Forestville, Farmington and Unionville, Avon, Canton, Plainville, New Britain, Southington and Plantsville, Burlington, Berlin, or Waterbury, CT. Others are from further away CT towns and cities: Andover, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Colchester, Danbury, Derby, Durham, East Haven, East Windsor, Glastonbury, Granby, Hamden, Hartford, Harwinton, Kensington, Lebanon, Litchfield, Madison, Manchester, Middletown, Monroe, Naugatuck, Newington, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, Old Lyme, Oxford, Plymouth, Prospect, Rocky Hill, Shelton, Simsbury, South Windsor, Stafford Springs, Stratford, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington, Vernon, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, Westbrook, West Hartford, Wethersfield, and Wolcott, Connecticut.

We are at the corner of Bristol, Farmington, & Burlington.
Our address is 344 Stevens Street Bristol CT 06010.
We were the second assisted living in all Connecticut.

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