Brief History of Old Farms Convalescent Hospital at Avon Old Farm School for Boys Avon, Connecticut
1944 – 1947
During the years of 1944-1947 something very important began in the small town of Avon, Connecticut. This is the story of how an idea turned into a reality that changed so many lives forever.
During WWII, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established plans for the rehabilitation of men disabled in combat. President Roosevelt emphasized a pro-active approach that the federal government, not private philanthropy, should assume primary responsibility for disabled veterans. Continue reading