Locally Owned, Committed to Excellence
Independently owned and managed, Arbors of Hop Brook is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Manchester, Connecticut. We place the health, happiness and well-being of our residents at the heart of everything we do. As a CCRC, we provide a lifestyle that offers attractive apartments and all-inclusive amenities such as chef-prepared dining, housekeeping, transportation, 24-hour security and a full continuum of health care services – all provided on one campus.
Local ownership makes a difference – we have been a part of the Manchester community for nearly 30 years, and we know creating quality of life in senior care means creating a wonderful community full of services and amenities. Arbors is a place that is alive with vibrant activities, music, food and more. It’s a place where people are active, involved and engaged, eager to share their ideas and projects and learn new things. It’s a place with a sense of community that’s inviting to friends and family – a place marked by the peace of mind that comes with caring staff, a clean, lovely environment and security for you and your loved ones.
Arbors of Hop Brook provides an environment that maximizes resident independence along the continuum of care.
Being a part of Manchester for decades, our senior leadership understands your values, know what’s important to you, and do all they can to make sure the lifestyle, services, amenities and health care you want are available at Arbors of Hop Brook with extraordinary quality and excellence.
Our commitment is evident in our Arbors CARES program. CARES stands for:
With these values in our heads and in our hearts, we make each day the best it can be for each one of our valued residents and staff.
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Award-Winning and Nationally Recognized Care
Arbors of Hop Brook is a long-standing member of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association.
Arbors is a recent receipient of the American Health Care Association-National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA-NCAL) Bronze Commitment to Quality Award in 2016. It is the first and only Asssited Living Community in the Hartford County area to receive this honor.
Manchester Manor, Arbors’ Health Care Center, is a recipient of the AHCA/NCAL Gold Excellence in Quality Award in 2010. It was the first facility in Connecticut and only the tenth in the nation to receive this honor. A recipient must display superior performance in leadership, strategic planning and focus on its customers.
By receiving these recognitions Arbors has proven to meet rigorous standards of excellence and is among the premier retirement communities in the country.
Manchester Manor Health Care Center
For nearly 50 years, Manchester Manor has provided exceptional short-term rehabilitation and long-term care services to the communities of Manchester, Hartford and surrounding towns. A recipient of the AHCA/NCAL Gold Excellence in Quality Award in 2010, the first in Connecticut to earn this distinction.
Manchester Manor is renowned for delivering outstanding quality care, successful outcomes and exceptional service, complemented by integrity, compassion and dignified respect for our patients, residents and their families.
As an independently owned health care center, Manchester Manor is able to focus its resources, attention and energies on the care, comfort and satisfaction of their patients and residents.
Vernon Manor Health Care Center
For nearly 40 years, Vernon Manor has proudly served the communities of Hartford and Tolland Counties, earning a highly respected reputation for delivering outstanding quality care, successful outcomes and exceptional service for our patients, residents and their families. A recipient of the AHCA/NCAL Silver Excellence in Quality Award in 2010, one of less than 5% of all nursing homes nationally to earn this distinction since 1997.
Vernon Manor is independently owned, operated and managed and is nationally recognized for its stellar reputation and for delivering exceptional post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term nursing care.
Blending beautifully appointed surroundings, a team of caring, experienced and compassionate professionals and the latest in technology, Vernon Manor offers patients and residents the finest in service, comfort and results.
Connecticut Assisted Living Association
The Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) was formed in 1995 to enhance the quality of life for the people we serve. CALA’s mission is to promote the growth of Assisted Living in the state including the development, marketing and operation of communities. CALA provides education, professional development and training while fostering ethical standards and the best business practices.
Paul T. Liistro
Arbors of Hop Brook Limited Partnership
Vernon Manor Health Care Center
Administrator, Manchester Manor Health Care Center
Paul T. Liistro is Managing Partner of Arbors of Hop Brook Continuing Care Retirement Community in Manchester, CT; Manchester Manor Health Care Center in Manchester, CT; and Vernon Manor Health Center in Vernon, CT.
As a senior business executive with extensive long-term care and senior care services experience, Mr. Liistro serves in leadership roles within several leading health care industry organizations. Mr. Liistro is Chair, Board of Directors for Qualidigm, Quality Improvement Organization for Connecticut; Representative at-large, Board of Governors for the American Health Care Association (AHCA) based in Washington, D.C.; and is a member of the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Board of Directors for HealthCap Liability Insurance Company. He is also immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities (CAHCF; 2010-2014) as well as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Health Care and Insurance departments of UCONN. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHCA), the Association of Long-Term Care Financial Managers (ALTCFM) and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).
Prior to his role at Arbors, Mr. Liistro held marketing and product management positions at General Mills and General Foods (now Kraft Foods). His early career also included a position within the accounting and audit department at Price Waterhouse and Co.
Mr. Liistro earned his B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME and obtained his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chanté Drasdis, MHA, NHA, CASP
Executive Director, Arbors of Hop Brook
Chanté Drasdis is the Executive Director at Arbors of Hop Brook and is responsible for the daily operations of the community, including the overall satisfaction of the residents and their families. With a dedication to senior living excellence, she has served Arbors for more than a decade and is actively engaged in promoting the Continuing Care Retirement Community Lifestyle.
During her tenure at Arbors of Hop Brook, Ms. Drasdis has been named the Connecticut Assisted Living Association’s Young Leader of the Year, the UCONN Center for Health Care and Insurance Studies Alumni of the Year, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association’s Distinguished Service Award, the UConn School of Business Healthcare Management Advisory Board Member of the Year and named the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Future Leader in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2013 respectively. She is a member and former Board Member of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association and formerly served as an on-site surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities-Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC).
Ms. Drasdis graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Health Care Management from the University of Connecticut (UCONN), completed a post-graduate certification in Long-Term Care from UCONN and pursued her Nursing Home Administrators’ license. She received her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University, and her Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP) designation in 2012 from the University of North Texas.