"Home is the dearest spot on earth,
and it should be the centre,
though not the boundary,
of the affections."
— Mary Baker Eddy
Mission & Purpose
is a residence for Christian Scientists in Concord, New Hampshire, USA.
Owned and operated by New Hampshire Home for Christian Scientists (NHHCS), a non-profit 501(C)(3) charitable religious organization.
To provide a welcoming home for independent-living Christian Scientists in a family setting where residents receive loving, practical care, and Christian Science nursing assistance, if needed.
To support the footsteps of those seeking a greater understanding of God’s care and protection, and to provide a home where one may live in accord with the teachings of Christian Science.
NON-PROFIT: We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) religious charitable organization, and are always grateful for donations to support our ongoing operations and benevolence for some residents as needed. Thank you!
Tallwood House is a welcoming home where all work together in support of the Cause of Christian Science, the world, the surrounding community
and each other.
The comfortable, homey, wooded surroundings invite one to settle in for study, relaxation, or conversation. Everyone is included at the cheerful, family-style, wholesome meals.
The grounds offer gardens to dig around in or simply enjoy lawns, patios, and the residential neighborhood's quiet streets.
There are shopping trips in town, sightseeing, events by local volunteers, seasonal festivities,
and of course, Concord church services and activities. Assistance available with errands and outings. Residents may bring their house pets (upon approval).
Tallwood provides a sense of home for all who live there.
Tallwood House sits on a sunny knoll in a residen-tial neighborhood of Concord. The house is a beautifully restored historic Colonial with a newer wing with private rooms for eight residents. There
is an activity room, library, sunroom, patios, and gardens. Residents and all the home's activities are on one floor, and walkways and ramps offer easy access to the great outdoors.
Each resident has a private room, which they may furnish with their own sense of home. Beloved pets and a backyard coop of laying chickens also contribute to home life at Tallwood.
The house and spacious grounds are well-maintained, comfortable, and quiet — just a mile from active downtown Concord and the Christian Science Church and Reading Room.
Care & Rates
Living at Tallwood
We welcome adults of any age who wish to live in
a group home where practicing Christian Science
is the way of life. Loving, cheerful Christian Science nurses are always on duty at Tallwood.
This home is not a nursing facility, but support is available as needed on an individual basis. Additional rates apply for Christian Science nursing assistance.
The House Manager, who is head of the household, makes an assessment of whether Tallwood is the right spot for each individual who applies to move there. Sometimes a brief stay is part of the decision for both the House Manager and the applicant.
If a resident becomes unable to participate in Tallwood daily life, such as meals in the dining room, for an extended period, a different living arrangement may be required.
At Tallwood House, residents pay monthly rent that is pro-rated per day so residents can move in at any time that works well. The rent includes housekeeping and three full meals every day served family style in the dining room.
Christian Science nursing care is available, if needed, and charged in 15-minute increments. If a visiting Christian Science nurse is also needed, that service is billed separately.
Some benevolence may be available for residents with a demonstrable financial need.
Also, "rest and study" accommodations are sometimes available for a shorter visit at Tallwood.
CURRENT RATES (as of 2019):
• Room and Board — $130/day
• Christian Science nursing care — $50/hour
For more information on rates and services, including Rest and Study, please contact the
House Manager at 603-224-3575.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The 1880's house and newer wing have been diligently restored and updated for a pleasant, convenient, up-to-date residence. As you can see, the house is extensive, accommodating up to eight residents in the brick wing, and the House Manager and family live on the second floor. In the foreground are a breezeway, garage, and shed. Solar panels on the upper roof supply much of Tallwood's electricity, and there is a charger for electric cars.
We are always grateful...
for donations, gifts and bequests for its ongoing operation, including benevolence to residents as needed.
The funds also help us keep the room and board rates modest, and offer some employment benefits to our Christian Science nurses and other workers in the home.
Tallwood House / NHHCS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) religious charitable organization.
A few ways to give
Credit card/online donations:
Checks made out to Tallwood House or NHHCS
go into the same fund. Checks can be mailed to:
23 Rundlett St.
Concord, NH 03301
Also, by shopping at Smile.Amazon.com you
can designate 0.5% from your purchases to go to
“New Hampshire Home for Christian Scientists”
(it does not increase your cost).
Please click here to sign up:
Every little bit helps!
Our Wish List:
• Van (large, 12 passenger)
• Electric riser chairs
• Christian Science periodical subscriptions
• Volunteers to bring activities or programs for the residents' enjoyment, assistance with garden and yard maintenance
Thank you so much!
Contact Tallwood House
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Contact Tallwood House
23 Rundlett St
Concord, NH 03301
23 Rundlett Street, Concord, NH 03301
On Rt 89, take Exit 1.
Turn left onto South Street.
Follow South Street about 1 mile to Conant Street on your left.
Turn left onto Conant.
Take the first left onto Rundlett Street.
Tallwood House is on the left up a curving driveway.
Tallwood is 20 minutes from the Manchester, NH, airport (MHT). Arrangements can be made ahead for pick-ups at the airport by calling the House: 603-224-3575.