Our lovely home is located on Woodward Avenue in a lovely
suburb of Detroit. Once the summer estate of the Barbour family of
the Jewel Stove Company, Briarbank was acquired by the Daughters of Divine
Charity in 1943. The Sisters named Briarbank in honor of St.
Elizabeth of Hungary and immediately began caring for the elderly.
Come see this lovely thirteen acre site! Marvel at
the awesome beauty of trees and flowers in spring and summer. Enjoy
watching animal friends roaming among the trees and bushes. Watch
for the Cedar Waxwings feasting on berries. Nature inspires and
elevates the soul.
Our shrine to the Virgin Mary is surrounded by
the beautiful lilacs, pines and other wonderful plants. A guest can
walk to it with a feeling of safety and security. Throughout our
gardens we have park benches and comfortable lawn chairs. We believe that
seniors want a quiet and comforting residence where their fears and
concerns are removed, We provide a place to reflect on times
past and to ponder the challenges of the future.
Go For A Walk
Our grounds are breathtaking in the spring. There
is a wide variety of trees and plants which always provide a serene,
back-to-nature walk. Relatives and family members can take their
loved ones for long or short walks around the facilities and enjoy the
comfort and privacy that is only possible in our kind of lifestyle.
One With Nature
We are reserving a place on this bench for your mother,
aunt or sister. Come on over and join us for a meal or for a tour. You
can even come to our Sunday mass and check out the cozy atmosphere of our
very private and tiny chapel. We are blessed to have Monsignor John
Zenz say mass right in our own chapel. We love to listen to his
thought provoking homilies and give us his special motivational lessons.