About East Ridge

Our History

East Ridge Residential Care is a residential living environment located in Meriden, Connecticut, providing quality, attentive assisted living services to individuals throughout the central Connecticut region. We have been operating our Meriden home for 40 years, offering our residents the assistance they require, in the comfort of a friendly and professional family atmosphere.


Founded by Carol Zigrino and Tim & Doreen Conroy, East Ridge has been a family owned and operated care facility for four decades and is still owned and run by the Conroy family. As a family business, East Ridge has always been dedicated to providing a comfortable and caring family atmosphere

for all residents.

Our goal at East Ridge is to serve the needs of individuals who can and want to live independently, but still require some assistance with their daily living activities.


Our full time staff provides three nutritious meals per day as well as assistance with individual medical needs and daily medication management. We also offer domestic living assistance with such activities as housekeeping and laundry.


We have been licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public

Health since 1973.

Our Founder

Carol Zigrino founded East Ridge in April 1973 and actively managed all

day-to-day operations until her passing in November 2008.


Mrs. Zigrino dedicated her life to helping others and those with special needs. She chartered a course for East Ridge residents, employees and the community, which still lives and thrives today.


Mrs. Zigrino's daughter, Doreen Z. Conroy, and grandson, Timothy Conroy, Jr., have chosen to carry on with her work and traditions - honoring her memory with the recent renovations to the facility

and celebrating East Ridge's 40th year in business!


She will always be remembered and missed by her residents and staff.


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