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  • NEWS

    • Our beautician (Cheryl Daley) is at Sanctuary Care every Tuesday in our salon.
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    • Every Thursday evening join us in the living room for tea, cookies, and Downtown Abbey. Wear your hat and your ready to join!



    • Sunday September 4th: Vibraphone with Rick Araldi   
    • Tuesday September 6th: Classical Guitar with David Sinclair
    • Wednesday September 7th: Duke Synder on the Piano
    • Thursday September 8th: Angus Locke
    • Celebrate Assisted Living Week (September 11-17)

    Horse Therapy at The Carriage Barn- Equestrian Center

    Postcards to Other Assisted Living Centers

    • Tuesday September 13th: Virtual Visit to France Day!frenchflag1
      • Breakfast: French toast with berries
      • Lunch : Chicken Cordon Bleu with vegetable Ratatouille and Au Gratin potatoes
      • Recreate Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night
      • Photo’s with the Eiffel Tower
      • Tour of France Video
      • Sampler plate:  Cheese, fruit & croissants
    • Monday September 12th: Sunshine Singers
    • Saturday September 17th: Angus Lock
    • Sunday September 18th: John O’Sullivan
    • Friday September 23rd: Kevin Farley “Irish Guy”
    • Saturday September 24th: Gary Sredzienski
    • Sunday September 25th: Max Lindstrom
    • Monday September 26th: Music with June Paine
      • Everything about apples day - baking apple pies and making wreaths with apples!
    • Tuesday September 27th: Joyful Noise Singers



Sanctuary Care at Rye is the fulfillment of a spiritual mission to offer people who need memory care the independence, nurturing, and loving care to live their lives with dignity in a safe and secure setting.  Founder Jonathan McCoy heeded the call to help his fellow man by surrounding himself with like-minded people with exceptional backgrounds and expertise to build a unique memory care residence.

Our Mission is Memory Care

Sanctuary Care at Rye is different than most assisted living because memory care is our primary mission.  Conceived with the idea of offering the very best in memory care knowledge, resources and practices, every element of our community − from the residences, to common areas, to care management and staff training − is designed specifically to provide specialized care for the body, mind, and spirit of each resident.  We recognize the challenges and opportunities of memory impairment and treat each resident with love, respect and understanding to bring joy to their lives.

Comforts of Home

Coastal architecture in a beautiful setting; spacious and accommodating residences; and pleasing decor give Sanctuary Care at Rye a “home-like” setting. Our “Open Space” approach fosters a sense of independence while maintaining a safe and secure environment. Add to that individualized loving care and countless amenities and our residents experience all the comforts of home…and then some.


As a premier assisted living community focused on memory care we believe that transparency is an important facet of how we operate. We are open and honest with our families, including costs, fees and care plans. We endeavor to keep our residents’ families up-to-date on their loved ones status with regular communications, family meetings and information sharing so there are no surprises.  Our community is open for visits 24 hours and many family members join us for meals, activities and celebrations. Family members are encouraged to contact any member of our staff with questions or concerns.  Finally, a great testament to our transparency is our Family CareSpace platform.  Exclusive to Sanctuary Care, Family CareSpace provides unprecedented access to resident location and information from any browser, tablet or smartphone.


Following his long track record with entrepreneurial teams within large corporate environments, Jonathan McCoy heeded the call to help his fellow man. He surrounding himself with like-minded people with exceptional backgrounds and expertise to build a unique memory care residence in Sanctuary Care. ''I am grateful to the many people who work so hard day in and day out to make this a success!''

Jonathan McCoy

Founder and Owner

Linda brings over twenty years of customer service experience to her position. After Real Estate and Retail Sales Management, she fulfilled her passion to work with the elderly. She has spent the last eight years in healthcare communities working with residents and their families from events to coordinating admissions. She looks forward to bringing the community in to Sanctuary Care and working with families to transition loved ones to a safe and caring environment.

Linda Bresnahan

Executive Director

Dr. Al-Hojerry comes to us with an impressive background as a primary care physician and hospitalist (internal medicine) at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Parkland Medical Center. He has extensive expertise in hospice and palliative therapies, specializing in end-of-life care as the Medical Director of Hyder House in Dover and Beacon Hospice.

Keenan Al-Hojerry, MD

Medical Director

Susan has enjoyed a long and successful career as Director of Nursing Services in eldercare for over 40 years. Her love of the elderly has resulted in fulfillment, both professionally and personally. She has trained as a Certified Alzheimer’s Nurse and is excited to be a part of the Sanctuary team. Susan looks forward to making these years some of the best for our beloved residents!

Susan Flanagan, RN

Director of Nurses

At Sanctuary Care our activities are designed to address the social, spiritual and cognitive needs of our memory care residents

  • Each morning we review current events and our activity agenda along with some simple exercises to start the day right
  • Our Sanctuary Care bus gives us the mobility to visit area attractions or just to take a leisurely scenic drive
  • Local entertainers, speakers and special guests are regular visitors
  • We welcome area churches, pastors and choral groups for services and resident visits
  • Hands on familiar activities, music and movies help keep our residents engaged and involved
  • Our courtyard lets our residents enjoy the outdoors in a safe and controlled environment. Spring, summer and fall you’ll find that many of our activities take place outside.


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Mail/Physical Address
295 Lafayette Rd
Rye, NH 03870


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We are looking for a few great people who are dedicated to serving our residents with love and compassion. We’re on the lookout for incredible caregivers, LNA’s, dining room staff and others. If you think you measure up, give us a call at 603.379.1898 or email at  We offer:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Bonus Opportunities
  • Paid Medical
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • A Caring and Fun Working Environment


They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
-Mary Angelou