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John Clarke is Celebrating Over 40 Years of Caring...

John Clarke started in 1953 on Shepard Ave in Newport led by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown and was home to 24 independent residents. As those residents aged and required more care there was the decision to expand capacity and include nursing care as well. This property at 600 Valley Rd was purchased and constructed and opened in 1980. We have much to be thankful for and proud of over these 40 years. The past staff and current staff have developed a high-quality Nursing and Retirement Center that is very highly regarded on Aquidneck Island and in the Baptist community in Rhode Island.

If you would like to support our ongoing efforts please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.  You generosity will go towards making a meaningful difference in the lives of very deserving people.

Short Term Rehab

Our team approach consisting of skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapists offer our short term recovery visitors the finest care to help you to return home quickly

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Retirement Living Options

Our modern one and two bedroom apartments feature fully appointed kitchens, generous sized closets, all utilities, cable television access, delicious dining options, and convenient transportation to local attractions

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Long-term Skilled Nursing Care

At John Clarke understand that each resident’s needs and desires are unique. This is their home, and it is our priority that each resident feels comfortable in their surroundings and with their caregivers.

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We pride ourselves on the dining experience at John Clarke.  Enjoy healthy meals prepared by our team consisting of bold flavors, wholesome ingredients that delight our residents and short term guests.  Be sure to browse some of the exclusive recipes created by our creative team.


Each month there are lots of things on the calendar that our residents enjoy.  From socializing over bingo to informative talks to trips into Newport and beyond there are always activities to keep you entertained.


From our early roots in the community we are strong community tied together and share many faiths.  Our chaplain is on hand to listen, provide inspiration and counseling for everyone regardless of their faith.  Visit the Chaplain’s Corner to learn more.

Marion Morrison

We will Never Forget their Kindness and Support

After taking care at home for our parents ten years plus, with the advance of dementia, we were forced to find another path. Our family, Nine living children (one deceased), the parents and siblings were all afraid of what the future would bring. As a couple in their late 90s one will always be more needy than the other. That was our family case and probably the hardest hurdle. Our path fell into the caring, loving hands of John Clarke Retirement Center. The head social worker/nurse (Tara and Dru) and staff - after a long assimilation time, worked with our family. They learned our parents’ struggles/obstacles and we witnessed their fortitude and dedication to help us accommodate the parents' ever-changing needs. If in one phrase if I could compliment the people at JC it would be: They rolled with the changes, the uncertainty of the dementia brain, they held/embraced the sad and the laughing siblings, they supported us nonstop and put up with our parents’ oddities (including daily private dog visits). The Staff at JC - on all echelons - they got our parents and despite their tight schedules they became family to them. The sad part is that now our parents are deceased - sadder is missing that wave, that smile, that hug from the JC family in the hallways. They have become family in our hearts and our parents, and we will never forget their kindness and support when we were all so very weak and scared to follow the path that we were set on.

John Kavanagh

The Food is Delicious

The food is delicious, and employees are wonderful!!

Peter Kelley Sr.

Back to Driving and Walking

They are fantastic here-not one of them all of them! I am back to driving and walking and could not have done this without them. I come back all the time to visit-these are my people.

Frederica Gallagher

Nothing But Happy Memories

I had two major medical issues and received my rehab at John Clarke. I feel like I got a second chance at life and am doing better than ever. I cannot thank the team there enough for the wonderful care and rehab.

John Bagwill

A Second Chance at Life

I have nothing but happy memories about my 11 days there. I was unable to move on arrival and was walking independently with a walker at discharge. A+!

Emily Black

Great Thanksgiving Experience

A big thanks to you and your crew for a great Thanksgiving experience; I don't know how you all do it so cheerfully year after year! You sure made it easy for Maureen Baker's family to have a stress-free 3-generation dinner. Randy and Denise took special care of us in the sunroom during the meal, then Sky did a family photo shoot afterwards. Somehow she managed to catch all of us at our best! (Please tell Pam my mom's hair looked awesome!) Thanks again for helping us make happy memories.

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Polo and Prosecco 2023 🥂🍾

Tickets now on sale now at

Sunday, July 16th 3:00 pm
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Polo and Prosecco 2023 🥂🍾

Tickets now on sale now at  

Sunday, July 16th 3:00 pm

It's happening! Still a work in progress but our building looks great with the new windows and siding. Thank you van Beuren Charitable Foundation for making this possible. Once complete this project will conclude our exterior renovations, a two plus year journey!
#seniorliving #renovations #middletownri #coastalliving #rhodeisland #retirementcommunity #blessed #riseniors #aquidneckisland
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Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈

Did you know John Clarke is the only nursing home on Aquidneck Island that has been designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield LGBT Safe Zone? We partnered with SAGE (Service and advocacy for gay elders) to train our team on how to care for LGBT elders with dignity and respect.
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Happy Pride!  🏳️‍🌈

Did you know John Clarke is the only nursing home on Aquidneck Island that has been designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield LGBT Safe Zone? We partnered with SAGE (Service and advocacy for gay elders) to train our team on how to care for LGBT elders with dignity and respect.

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