Our History & Philosophy

three generations smiling at the cameraThe Rannie Webster Foundation was established at the bequest of Rannie Webster, a businesswoman who summered in Rye.  After suffering a disabling horseback riding accident, Ms. Webster recognized the need for a place of rest and recuperation close to home, near loved ones and old friends. It was here that Ms. Webster cast a vision that went well beyond her time and place, outlining the concept for Webster at Rye in her last will and testament.

Today, the Rannie Webster Foundation remains committed to providing the highest quality of care and services. Foundation trustees serve on a fully voluntary basis and receive no compensation in return for their dedication and involvement. They reside in Rye and the surrounding communities and all share a common dedication to Webster at Rye’s residents.

Thank you for considering Webster at Rye and we look forward to being of service to you.


To provide a continuum of high quality senior housing and healthcare services in an atmosphere of compassion and dignity.


To maintain excellence in all aspects of our community

To maximize quality of life and sense of well-being

To provide consistent, high quality healthcare

To provide compassion, dignity and respect with individualized attention

To provide a homelike, secure and safe environment

To be supportive and provide a collaborative work environment

To provide excellence in management and governance

To be engaged with the greater community

To be proactive in regulatory policy development

To have open communication with residents, family members and employees


To be a model senior housing and healthcare community, providing extraordinary care and superior service.