About Us


Licensed by New York State Department of Health as:

WCA Home

  1. 42-Bed Facility
  2. Department of Health Licensed Adult Home
  3. Home Care Agency (that only served residents within the facility)
  4. Assisted Living Program

The WCA Home, a lovely Victorian residence located in an historic village, offers all the comforts of a real home. Our special blend of privacy and community enables residents to find time for private reflection, fun, socializing, and support.

We are centrally located to activities and services of downtown Fredonia and SUNY Fredonia, one of the top public colleges in the country.

Our Unique History

In 1893, the Fredonia chapter of the Women’s Christian Association purchased the elegant Aaron O. Putnam House at 134 Temple Street for the purpose of providing a home for elderly ladies. The not-for-profit WCA Home has operated continuously since then.

Adult Home Services


  • 32 private rooms; 5 double occupancy rooms
  • Each room has a twin bed, end table, lamp, dresser, mirror and linens
  • All rooms with call bell to nurse’s station
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Special diets for low salt and sugar
  • Transportation to and from doctors’ offices, with an escort from our staff
  • Medication delivery and distribution

Home Care Services

We are licensed through New York State as an Assisted Living Program facility. This means we can provide additional services such as

  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • speech therapy
  • medical supplies and equipment
  • adult day health care
  • intermittent nursing care

Fireplace at the WCA HomeComforts

  • Our signature front porch with rocking chairs
  • Whirlpool bath to help ease joints
  • Thursday is Pamper Day at our Beauty Salon–get your nails and hair done!
  • Quiet nooks for reading


  • Closed circuit video surveillance system
  • State of the art security system
  • Fire alarm system and sprinklers;
  • Regular fire inspections
  • Regular emergency drills
  • Emergency generator on-site

Friends of WCA Home

The Friends of the WCA Home is a group of volunteers who raise funds to provide additional benefits to our residents. They have purchased amenities such as chair cushions,¬†front porch rockers, and personal bags for all residents’ walkers.¬† They also pay for special activities, including an annual summer picnic held for the residents and their families.