ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION Of
BRITISH OLD PEOPLES HOME IN CALIFORNIA, LTD.
Filed by the State of California September 13, 1930 by Secretary of State Frank C. Jordon
The purpose for which it is formed:
To promote, establish, support and maintain a home for aged men and women of British birth and ancestry, and to operate, conduct manage, support and maintain the said home in all its branches in one state of the Western District of the United States, including the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and the Territory of Alaska.
Founded in 1930 as a non-profit corporation, by the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) in the Western District of the United States, The British Home in California opened its doors in Sierra Madre on September 22, 1931 for the above purpose. Nestled in the foothills, the Home carries on its mission, the tradition of providing the most comfortable, nurturing environment with care and devotion to the residents’ needs.
With the small beginning of just one cottage, named after one of its benefactors, The British Home’s Shafer Cottage is now one of seven cottages including Armstrong Hall, on the 2 & 1/2 acre campus. Our residents living in the DBE Western District Home (licensed for 41 residents) have directly benefited from the long history of elder care sustained by the four DBE-chartered retirement homes in the United States. The National Society of the DBE and its members continue to be devoted to “The Cause” (their four homes) through fundraising, friendship and social activities with the residents.
In keeping with the passage of time, The British Home in California enjoys accepting all manner of American citizens and residents who yearn for a safe, happy, new home and friends in their independent and assisted living community.