Experience the family-owned difference
Often it’s been said that no one cares quite like family. At Brookside we take those words to heart. When you pass through the doors of our family-owned community, you quickly see the difference family makes. And you feel right at home. Locally-owned and operated by the Mazzaferro family, Brookside’s goal is to help each and every resident we serve to maximize their opportunities to live a full life.
Our beautiful campus, nestled in a spacious, country setting, offers two distinct residences. Together the Brookside Independent Patio Homes and Brookside Personal Care Residence form a continuum that enables our residents to maintain their highest level of independence.
Brookside Senior Care was established in 1997 by Noel and Lynn Walls, and Steve and Kristen Mazzaferro, who shared a vision of providing care for older adults in a homelike setting with a family atmosphere. Today, Brookside is still family-owned and operated by the Mazzaferros, which gives families and residents peace of mind knowing that the owners work closely with the Brookside staff to ensure that quality care is being provided.
When Brookside Personal Care Residence initially opened in 1997, the 20-room residence was licensed as a personal care home by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Since then, many additions, renovations and updates have enhanced our services and our campus, including the expansion of the residence to accommodate 50 residents and the addition of eight maintenance-free patio homes for seniors who desire to live independently. Fortunately, despite our growth, Brookside maintains its gracious family atmosphere, values and closeness.
Kristen & Steve Mazzaferro
Kristen Mazzaferro is a graduate of DuBois Area High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1992 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A licensed RN since 1992, Ms. Mazzaferro has extensive experience in behavioral health, home health, and geriatric nursing. She is a Certified Personal Care Home Administrator.
Her husband, Steven Mazzaferro is a graduate of St. Mary’s Area High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1985 and a Master’s in Counseling in 1995, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has nearly two decades of experience in behavioral health in community and hospital settings. The Mazzaferros have owned and operated Brookside since 1997, to the fullest and have known and cared for every resident who has resided at the facility since it opened. They live in Reynoldsville with their two children and pets.
We know you have a choice whether seeking a comfortable retirement destination for yourself or the perfect community to care for your loved one. What makes Brookside different from the other options is our smaller size and nearly two decades of local ownership by our caring family.
Independent Living residents are welcome to join in activities at the Personal Care Residence as they desire.
Our owners provide direct hands-on care and management every day, and they stake their personal reputations on the quality of services provided. There is nothing “corporate” about Brookside. You’ll only find down-to-earth, hardworking people who always have your best interests at heart.
We encourage you to visit and see for yourself. We’re pretty sure you’ll want to stay awhile!
Kristen & Steve Mazzaferro