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GOSHEN, N.Y.  (July 28, 2017) ---- Audrey Lewin of Poughkeepsie has been named administrator at the Glen Arden Health Care Center, the 40-bed nursing home unit which is part of the Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community.

 

In her role, Lewin manages the unit’s operations as part of the continuum of care for this retirement community, which provides seniors who are age 62 and older the combination of independence with the assurance of quality health care if it’s ever needed.

 

Lewin has worked in the nursing home/rehabilitation industry for the last 20 years, with 12 years of administrator experience and consistent accomplishments in quality improvement, operating cost reduction and increased profitability in a long-term care setting.

 

“Audrey’s talent, experience and personality makes her a wonderful asset to Glen Arden,” said Glen Arden Executive Director Genie Keating. “She understands the needs of our patients and their families and balances that with intricate knowledge of optimal operations and management of a health care organization.”

 

Most recently, Lewin was the administrator at Elant at Fishkill, the 160-bed facility providing long-term, subacute and specialized dementia care in Dutchess County. She also served as administrator at Campbell Hall Rehabilitation in Campbell Hall and Wingate at Ulster in Highland.

 

Lewin earned her bachelor’s degree in health services administration/economics from the City University of New York/Lehman College.  She completed graduate studies in nursing home administration from the State University of New York Institute of Technology in Utica.

 

Lewin also holds an administrator leadership certificate from the New York State Health Facilities Association, and a facility quality award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.  

 


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Exhibition honors the memory

of former Glen Arden resident Toshiko Shindo Alden

 

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (June 29,  2017) ---- The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community will host members of the New York Tachibana chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society in a free, one day exhibit of their Japanese floral art on Saturday, July 22.

 

The floral exhibition honors the memory of former Glen Arden resident Toshiko Shindo Alden, who moved to Glen Arden in 1997 but passed away earlier this year. She would have celebrated her 100th birthday in July.

 

Alden, who was the founder of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of New York, was an accomplished flower arranger and instructor, and taught classes in the region and throughout the Northeast for decades. She served as president of the society’s Eastern Seaboard as well as president of its New York chapter. 

 

She studied at the highest floral institute in Japan and received a special certification from the New York Botanical Gardens. Her pieces were on exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

 

At Glen Arden, she continued to teach classes and conduct workshops.     

  

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature.

 

Ikebana’s history spans 500 years in Japan, with many practitioners worldwide. Traditional styles of Ikebana were developed in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, with new styles introduced to reflect the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

The public exhibit will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room.  Chapter members will be in attendance to answer all questions about this style of floral arranging.

 

To learn more, call 360-1469.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (June 13, 2017) --- Genie Keating of New Paltz was recently named executive director of the Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community.

 

In her role, Keating oversees operations at the Glen Arden facility, which provides seniors, age 62 and older, the combination of independence with the assurance of quality health care if it’s ever needed.

 

“Genie brings the perfect mix of experience to Glen Arden,” said Debra Zambito, CEO of Elant. “Gerrie, a talented executive, will make an impactful difference in the quality of life for our residents and also for our staff as they provide a memorable lifestyle experience for our residents and their families.”

 

Keating brings 35 years of operational, human resources and marketing management leadership experience in healthcare settings including assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and home care organizations.

 

Prior to joining Glen Arden, Keating worked at the Fountains at Millbrook in its sales and marketing department.  She’s also held positions at Maplewood Senior Living, Atlantic Care Management, Wingate Healthcare, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and Health Center and Vassar Brothers Hospital.

 

Keating earned her associate’s degree from Dutchess Community College.     


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Glen Arden is part of national event to promote healthy lifestyles for older adults

 GOSHEN, N.Y. (April 18, 2017) --- The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community will join an estimated 1,000 groups to celebrate the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31 as an official host site.

 Glen Arden will hold a variety of events centering on health and fitness and join an estimated 100,000 seniors nationwide to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care.

 This year’s theme is “With Movement…There’s Improvement.”

 According to Sulekha Zaug, Glen Arden’s director of recreation, “Our offering of classes and healthy refreshments is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to make, renew and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness.”

 Sulekha said the morning will begin with a seated exercise class at 9:30 a.m., followed by an outdoor scavenger hunt.

 At 11 a.m., a Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop will be offered and will feature useful information, tips, and exercises to keep seniors healthier.

 Door prizes will be available and healthy refreshments will be served.

 For more information, contact Sulekha at 360-1440 or szaug@glenardenny.com.

 ABOUT NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY®

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held on the last Wednesday in May in support of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The program, the largest of its kind, is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, visit www.fitnessday.com.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (March 14, 2017) ---- Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community residents and guests were recently treated to the performance “Abigail Adams – Remember the Ladies,” by Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theatre (AHT) in Philadelphia.

Hanley, an actor, singer, costumer and dancer, began interpreting Adams with AHT in 1997.  She has appeared at the White House Visitors Center, the National Archives, the National Portrait Gallery, the Constitution Center and the Independence Visitors Center, among other locales, in addition to libraries throughout New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia areas.

Adams was an educated upper class woman whose well-articulated opinions on government, politics and life in general influenced at least two American presidents: her husband President John Adams, and her son President John Quincy Adams. She is probably best remembered for her letter asking her husband to “…remember the ladies…” when enacting new laws. She asked John to limit the power of husbands over their wives, advocating the creation of legislation which would empower women with property ownership and access to educational and political opportunities.

Hanley’s other character portrayals include Annie Oakley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lucretia Mott, Mary Young Pickersgill, Betsy Ross, Molly Pitcher, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Alice Roosevelt’s maid Anna, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Grace Coolidge.

“Bringing performances like Kim Hanley’s to Glen Arden is another example of our commitment to offering a full array of social and educational programming to our residents,” said Lois DiStefano, Glen Arden’s director of sales. 


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Participants at the Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community’s recent “Paint and Sip” gathering had an opportunity to see why creating art together is a social and bonding experience. Rita Miller, who recently moved to Glen Arden with her husband Ed, puts final touches on her artwork during the session led by Patricia Behr and her team of instructors from Art of the Party. Glen Arden offers programs like this throughout the year, with residents appreciating the wide range of social and cultural offerings available to them.

 

Paint and Sip at Glen Arden

 

Paint and Sip at Glen Arden


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2017) — Guests at the Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community’s recent “Aging Loudly: Live the Life You Want” workshop were reminded that successful aging is about having purpose and meaning in one’s life.

The program was the latest in a series of workshops and lectures reinforcing Glen Arden’s commitment to good health, social and emotional well-being and wellness.

Gerontologist Dr. Lawrence Force, has worked in the field of aging and disabilities for over 30 years as a practitioner, academician, administrator and researcher in the public and private sector. He is the founder of AgePlan, a national advocacy and training organization and recently helped launch the National Organization of Adult Addictions and Recovery (NOAAR), whose mission is to raise awareness and treat and prevent addictions in adults, those in midlife and beyond.

“The life cycle is in three parts,” Force said. “There is the beginning, the middle and then a new beginning at retirement. Exercise, staying busy and being socially active all add to a better quality of life.”

Force spoke about why people are living longer; why aging is not about fragility and decline; the purpose and meaning of successful aging; how choices are present across one’s lifespan; why people should “age like it matters”; and the importance of living the life one wants.

Glen Arden resident Audrey Savorese, 77, said she started to withdraw from some of her usual activities. But, she added, after hearing Force’s presentation, she’s committed to making sure she stays active. 


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Guests at the Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community’s recent “Dinner with the Doctor: Coming to Grips with Arthritis of the Hand” lecture came away with a better understanding of hand arthritis, including its signs and signals and when to seek medical help.

 

Dr. Gina Del Savio, a member of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) Orthopedic Department, was the guest speaker for the program, which was the latest offering in the series of Glen Arden Health and Wellness presentations by the area’s leading doctors and surgeons.  

 

Dr. Del Savio also discussed treatment options and pain management plans so attendees had greater knowledge of issues concerning hands. A question and answer period followed her presentation.   

 

Dr. Del Savio is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and hand surgery with membership in both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). She has been an active member of the Medical Executive Committee at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital since 2001 and currently serves as SLCH’s associate chief medical officer. She has also served as a member of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Foundation Board.

 

Her special interests include repetitive disorders, trauma and degenerative conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. Dr. Del Savio is published in American Orthopedic and Related Research, and has a chapter on congenital hand deformities in the Principles of Orthopedics textbook. Additionally, she has presented papers at national Orthopedic and Hand Society meetings. 


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GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community will host a free “Dinner with the Doctor: Coming to Grips with Arthritis of the Hand” buffet lecture with Dr. Gina Del Savio on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room.

 

The program is the newest offering in the series of Glen Arden Health and Wellness presentations by the area’s leading doctors and surgeons.  

 

Dr. Del Savio, a member of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) Orthopedic Department, will discuss the issues related to arthritic hands and current treatment modalities.   

Dr. Del Savio is board-certified in both orthopedic surgery and hand Surgery with membership in both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). She has been an active member of the Medical Executive Committee at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital since 2001 and currently serves as SLCH’s associate chief medical officer at SLCH. She has also served as a member of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Foundation Board.

Dr. Del Savio attended the University Of Vermont College of Medicine after graduating from Brown University. She completed her orthopedic residency at New York Medical College’s Westchester and New York campuses.  Later, she completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center before establishing Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Orange County with Dr. Barry Hyman in 1996.

 

Her special interests include repetitive disorders, trauma and degenerative conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. Dr. Del Savio is published in American Orthopedic and Related Research and has a chapter on congenital hand deformities in the Principles of Orthopedics textbook. She has presented papers at national Orthopedic and Hand Society meetings.

 

Seating is limited and reservations should be made early. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Lois DiStefano at 845-360-1469 or by email to: LDiStefano@elant.org.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (November 21, 2016) – The Rotary Club of Goshen, the Goshen High School Interact Club and Glen Arden will host their annual Children’s Holiday Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 at Glen Arden (214 Harriman Drive, Goshen, N.Y.).  The snow date for the event is Sunday, December 11, from 10 am to 1 pm.

The party will feature supervised arts and crafts, face painting, cookie decorating, light refreshments and photos with Santa.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or for questions regarding the event, call Maureen Torelli at 360-1424 or e-mail mtorelli@elant.org  


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The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community recently hosted an Octoberfest event in partnership with Clemson Brewery in Middletown for a crowd of 70 beer enthusiasts. Clemson Brothers brews 13 varieties of craft beers, and three of those beers were featured and were paired with selected cheeses: “Hoppy Endings” paired with Monterey Jack; “Foundation Pale Ale” with cheddar cheese; and “Porter’s Peanut Butter Chocolate” seasonal beer with parmesan cheese. Glen Arden Chef Robert Barber also prepared bratwurst and sauerkraut to go along with the tastings.

Oktoberfest at Glen Arden

Pictured from left to right are attendees in costume: Edith Dieterly and Peter Listl


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GOSHEN, N.Y.  (Oct. 5, 2016) --- The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community’s recent financial planning series is an example of the community’s commitment to regular educational programming designed to increase knowledge and awareness in special topics. 

The first seminar, “Estate Planning and Tax Benefits of Continuing Care Retirement Communities,” was presented by Attorney Austin DuBois of Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone LLP. Topics included demystifying trusts and Medicaid in addition to general estate planning.  Specifically, DuBois discussed revocable and irrevocable trusts, long-term care and how to pay for it, and the top five estate planning mistakes.

The second seminar, “Medicare Made Simple,” was presented by: Megan Brady of Senior Insurance Associates. She discussed when to enroll in the different parts of Medicare and avoiding penalties and prescription drug policies.  As part of her in-depth presentation, Brady also explained when to look at new options and the differences of the supplemental plans.

The third seminar was “Wealth Preservation Strategies,” presented by Deborah DeMatteo of 1015 Associates.  She spoke about maximizing Social Security income, asset protection and money management.  

Glen Arden Director of Sales Lois DiStefano praised the presenters for offering useful information to help attendees make informed decisions.

“We are committed to providing our residents with quality educational programming on a regular basis,” she said. “Navigating estate planning, Medicare and wealth management preservation is not easy. We are confident that those who attended these financial seminars are now more savvy and knowledgeable about these critically important topics.”  


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Monroe resident Janet Slovitsky wins paddle wheeler cruise

 at Glen Arden retirement seminar

Monroe resident Janet Slovitsky, center, of Monroe is the winner of a Hudson River cruise for two on River Rose Cruises’ Mississippi paddle wheeler. The prize was offered at the Glen Arden Retirement Community’s recent “All Aboard for a Worry-Free Retirement” seminar, where guests learned about the variety of social, educational and recreational programs in addition to long-term living options. 


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GOSHEN, N.Y. – (Sept. 7, 2016) - Actor, entertainer and educator Larry Strickler recently appeared before a large crowd at the Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community to explain how television created a culture shift from going to the movies on a Saturday night to staying home with a TV dinner.   

Strickler guided the audience through a nostalgic journey of television’s “Golden Age” from its birth to the changing times of the 1970s.

The multimedia presentation included visuals and photos of four major television programming genres: Musical comedy variety shows such as Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theater,” children’s programming such as “The Howdy Doody Show,” western shows such as “Gun Smoke” and sitcoms such as “I Love Lucy.”

Invited guests loved the opportunity to recall the television programming of yesteryear.

Paula Olsen said Strickler’s presentation brought back fond memories.

“I loved it,” she added.

Dorie Knipp gave it a “two thumbs up!”  

And Arlene Shapiro added: “We know Larry Strickler, the entertainer and today we saw the other Larry, the educator.”


ABOUT GLEN ARDEN

Glen Arden, the Hudson Valley’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, offers seniors 62 and older the perfect combination – independence with the assurance of quality health care, if it’s ever needed. Located in beautiful and historic Goshen, N.Y., Glen Arden offers housing choices for an active lifestyle and support services to help residents live comfortably and independently.

Larry Strickler

Actor, entertainer and educator Larry Strickler with Glen Arden Director of Sales Lois DiStefano, left, journalist Shelly Strickler and Julie Burke, sales counselor,  after his recent visit to the Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community.


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GOSHEN. N.Y.  (Aug. 17, 2016) ---The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community’s interest in ongoing education was represented in its recent memory skills workshop for 60 retirees, offered in partnership with Quest Financial Services.

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During the seminar, presented by Matthew Goerke of Memory Switch, participants learned the three basic processes to begin to train one’s mind for improved memory: Create pictures out of information, place them in mental files and decide how long the information is needed. 

“We do not forget, we simply do not focus on our actions and use processes for memory recall,” said Goerke.

The energetic presentation included having participants retrieve a list of 15 unrelated items from memory at the end of the session by using the three step process.

Participants were thrilled with the workshop

“It was very enjoyable and entertaining,” said Jean Cellini of Monticello.

Carol Schultz of Florida called it “unbelievable.”

Jayne Wohl of Goshen said the program was “delightful and very enjoyable.”

Many also praised Goerke.

“He is a genius,” added Claudia Gugliotta of Goshen.

“We are very grateful to Quest Financial services for sponsoring this outstanding speaker and especially Darren McCarthy and Leigh-Ann Mosca for their contributions to this event,” said Director of Sales Lois DiStefano. “Quest Financial services also provided door prizes for three lucky attendees that included a bottle of wine, Tiffany wine glasses and dinner for two to a restaurant of one’s choice.”


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GOSHEN, N.Y. – (Aug. 9, 2016) ---Entertainer and impersonator Tommy Walker recently dazzled a crowd of over 80 people at the Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community in a show that brought entertainers of the past to life.

 Walker opened the show with his impersonation of Elvis Presley and some of his most memorable songs.   Appearing next was Ray Charles with “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life,” followed by Bing Crosby, Andy Williams and Nat King Cole.

“Tommy is a heartfelt performer, said Lois DiStefano, Glen Arden’s director of sales. “He is very talented and loves what he does. The audience traveled back in time and relived memories that are connected to these great songs.  We look forward to having Tommy come back to entertain us again.”   


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 21, 2016) --- Goshen and Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community resident Toshiko Shindo Alden recently celebrated her 99th birthday --- considered significant in Japanese culture --- with a party featuring  Japanese floral displays.

Alden is well-known on the East Coast for her expertise in Ikebana, a 500-year old Zen discipline in floral arrangement and is a “sensei” or “master” in this floral art.

Alden began her professional career as a registered nurse, serving as a head nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh before her retirement.  Since that time, Alden has devoted her time to her second career as a teacher of Ikebana and ambassador of Japanese culture.  She studied at the highest floral art institute in Japan and received a special certification from the New York Botanical Gardens.

She is the founder of The Ikenobo Ikebana Society of New York. Tachibana, serving as president of the society’s Eastern Seaboard as well as vice president of its New York Chapter.

Since 1977, Alden has taught at various locations and conducted many workshops.  Her arrangements have been placed on exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

In 1997 she moved to Glen Arden where she continued to teach classes and conduct workshops. 

“She and her fellow residents have made many arrangements over the past 19 years that graced the table tops for many special occasions and resident art shows,” said Dee Stanger, Glen Arden’s assistant administrator.  “She is admired and highly respected by all of her students.”

In fact, 20 of her students made arrangements for her special birthday, which included elements specially chosen to signify the occasion. 

One student chose a wooden container signifying “longevity,” a bittersweet vine signifying “the twists in life” and a colorful flower which represents the “vibrancy” of Alden’s life.

Other students also celebrated their teacher’s 99th birthday with floral elements that were “delicate yet strong, strong but flexible flowers that will make you well and keep you young,” Steeger added.

ABOUT GLEN ARDEN
Glen Arden, the Hudson Valley’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, offers seniors 62 and older the perfect combination – independence with the assurance of quality health care, if it’s ever needed. Located in beautiful and historic Goshen, N.Y., Glen Arden offers housing choices for an active lifestyle and support services to help residents live comfortably and independently.

Resident Toshiko Shindo Alden Celebrates 99 years
Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community resident Toshiko Shindo Alden with some of the Ikebana floral displays made in honor of her recent 99th birthday.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 5, 2016) — The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community will host a free “Dinner with the Doctor: All about Joint Replacement” buffet lecture with Dr. Kenneth Rauschenbach on Monday, July 25 at 6 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room.

Dr. Rauschenbach, a member of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) Orthopedic Department, will discuss the treatment of arthritis in the hip and knee, including total joint replacement.

Dr. Rauschenbach is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in sports medicine, hip and knee replacement and trauma. A past chairman of the hospital’s Orthopedic Surgery Department, Dr. Rauschenbach is a partner at Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County. He also serves as director of the Orthopedics Institute at SLCH.

Dr. Rauschenbach received his medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as well as the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. He has been published in numerous peer review journals.

Dr. Rauschenbach is an active member of the community, serving as the team physician for local sports teams in the Newburgh and Marlboro school districts, and the New York State Boxing Commission. He has conducted numerous community education presentations on arthritis and joint replacement, particularly the anterior approach to total hip replacement. He is one of the few surgeons in the Hudson Valley region performing this procedure, which can help speed up the post-surgery recovery time.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Maureen Torelli at 845-360-1424 or by email to: mtorelli@elant.org.

Dinner with the Doctor: All About Joint Replacement

ABOUT GLEN ARDEN
Glen Arden, the Hudson Valley’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, offers seniors 62 and older the perfect combination – independence with the assurance of quality health care, if it’s ever needed. Located in beautiful and historic Goshen, N.Y., Glen Arden offers housing choices for an active lifestyle and support services to help residents live comfortably and independently.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (May 31, 2016) — The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community, will host a free “Dinner with the Doctor: All about Snoring and Sleep Disorders” buffet lecture with Dr. Samer El Zarif, M.D. on Monday, June 20 at 6 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room.

Dr. El Zarif, a member of Orange Regional Medical Group’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, will discuss snoring issues and sleep disorder topics to further increase awareness about them and their treatment options.

Dr. El Zarif, an adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, is board-certified in internal, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

Dr. El Zarif earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the American University of Beirut, before receiving his medical degree from the University of Balamand in Koura, Lebanon. He then moved to New York City and finished his internal medicine residency at Staten Island University Hospital, where he was nominated for the Intern of the Year award.

Dr. El Zarif later completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of South Alabama, where he also served as a chief fellow during the last year of his training.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. El Zarif was accepted for a sleep medicine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, a world-known referral center. During his training, he treated both adults and pediatric patients with complex sleep-related medical disorders. His special interest is in the post-operative complications of sleep apnea, and he went on to present the results of his research at the “Sleep 2015” annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

Dr. El Zarif is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRC).

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Maureen Torelli at 845-360-1424 or by email to: mtorelli@elant.org.

About Glen Arden
Glen Arden, the Hudson Valley’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, offers seniors 62 and older the perfect combination – independence with the assurance of quality health care, if it’s ever needed. Located in beautiful and historic Goshen, N.Y., Glen Arden offers housing choices for an active lifestyle and support services to help residents live comfortably and independently.

About Orange Regional Medical Group
Orange Regional Medical Group (ORMG) and Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) are part of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, comprised of the well-established and highly regarded Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center. CRMG and ORMG are new and growing multi-specialty, hospital-supported medical practices with Board-certified doctors, Board-certified nurse practitioners and Board-certified Advanced practice professionals providing outpatient and inpatient care servicing Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and beyond. For more information, visit www.orangeregionalmedicalgroup.org and www.catskillregionalmedicalgroup.org.


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Glen Arden to mark 20 years as a senior continuing care retirement community with events on June 1, 3 and 4

 

Glen Arden is the only senior continuing care retirement community in Orange County

 

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (May 24, 2016) --- The Glen Arden Continuing Care Community will mark 20 years as a retirement living community in Orange County with events on June 1, 3 and 4 which will commemorate its 1996 opening.

 

Since 1996, seniors age 62 and older have lived at Glen Arden knowing they can maintain their independent lifestyle with the assurance of long-term care.

 

Scheduled events are:

 

  • Wednesday, June 1 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.: “Musical Celebration” featuring the New York Swing Exchange and WHUD radio station at Glen Arden.

 

  • Friday, June 3: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: A community health fair featuring glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataract and hearing screenings in addition to information on stress management, the important of hydration and sugar elimination in one’s diet and Alzheimer’s disease. There will also be samples of wellness products in addition to Zumba Gold and yoga demonstrations, bocce ball and shuffleboard.

 

  • Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m.: “Dancers Under the Tent,” featuring the Marya Kennett Dance Centre in Goshen and dancers from “Tango Under the Tent.”

 

The first residents moved into their new homes on June 1, 1996, but the idea of developing senior housing in the mid-Hudson area dates back to 1988, where focus groups and feasibility studies were undertaken to see what kind of senior housing was needed. Results showed a demand for life care communities.  With no legislation in place to allow for their development, seniors were forced to migrate to other states.

 

The first legislation --- as restrictive as it was --- was passed in 1989. No financing was available without a community being successfully pre-marketed. With assistance from State Sen. William Larkin, legislation was successfully amended in 1990, enabling Arden Hill Life Care Center (incorporated in 1983) to move forward with plans for Glen Arden.

 

In 1992, the Glen Arden Life Care Retirement Community was incorporated.  It was the first life care community to undertake the approval process required by the New York Life Care Council, which represented the New York State Departments of Health, Social Services, Insurance and Office for the Aging in addition to members of the health care industry and consumers.

 

In 1994, Larkin again assisted in further legislation amendments to allow non-profit life care communities to be financed by local Industrial Development Agencies. On the marketing front, residency agreements began to be offered, providing future residents with medical acceptance and entrance fees for their apartments. Bond financing was eventually secured through the Orange County IDA with a public bond offering of $50 million.

 

Months before Glen Arden opened, 129 apartments were reserved with deposits. 

 

Construction began in 1995. At 245,000 square feet, Glen Arden was one of the largest construction projects in Orange County at the time. A year later, residents moved into the facility.

 

Today, Glen Arden’s residents continue to be involved in the Goshen and greater Orange County communities. Local organizations like BOCES and area schools are involved in Glen Arden’s regular activities in addition to local Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups. Glen Arden residents and staff support local organizations throughout the year through efforts like food drives for local food pantries and floats for parades. The Goshen Rotary Club and Goshen Chamber of Commerce hold their meetings at Glen Arden.    

 

To RSVP, contact the marketing office via email at info@glenardenny.com or call 845-360-1469.


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The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community in Goshen recently hosted a resident panel discussion where guests heard about life at Glen Arden.  Five residents led an interactive discussion about why they chose to live at Glen Arden what they enjoy the most.   “It was nice to hear the residents’ perspective of Glen Arden and how they found their way here,” said guest Marie Witham. Panelists were Rose Byrnes, Helen Boyle, Rudy Lantelme, Agnes Akers and Jo Wolfe. To learn more, call 800-914-4051.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. --- The Glen Arden Continuing Care Community and Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties are partnering to present the award winning film “Consider the Conversation,” on Monday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at Glen Arden in the Rhinebeck Room.

This one hour presentation is intended to help start a community conversation about important “end of life” decisions and issues. 

 “Consider the Conversation” is co-produced by Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal.  Between the two, their experiences of end of life issues within their own personal lives pushed them into this project on a very personal level. 

 Kaldhusdal said the film talks about the cultural issues people deal with as how they live the end of their lives.

  “We treat it as failure,” he said.   

 Organizers said while no one likes to talk about the topic of death, it’s important to remember that it is a natural cycle of life.

 “Talking about end-of-life may not be comfortable but is necessary, especially for those who need the services that hospice care can offer to both patient and family,’ said Janice Valentino, Hospice’s director of community relations and marketing. 

 The hope is the film will encourage people to have the painful and difficult conversations about medical care and the measures they want taken at the end of their lives.  Waiting until the end of one’s life to have the conversation is not a good plan and is something that needs to be avoided, Valentino added.

 The documentary was first publically presented in November 2013 at the Downing Film Center in Newburgh and has since been shown to large and small groups throughout the area.

 “We recognize the importance of discussions like these,” said Glen Arden Vice President and Executive Director Maureen Torelli. “We encourage families to watch this film and consider having the conversation this film advocates.”

 To learn more about the film, visit: http://www.considertheconversation.org.

 To RSVP, contact Maureen Torelli via email at mtorelli@elant.org or call 845-360-1446.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (April 18, 2016) --- The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community offered guests an opportunity to learn about moving and downsizing at its recent expo.

“The objective of the expo was to provide people with an effective plan on how to go about selling their home,” said Lois DiStefano, Glen Arden’s director of sales. “Start with organization, then staging, then listing.  All stages of the process were well represented.”

Twelve exhibitors --- ranging from stagers and organizers to real estate agents, moving companies and an elder law attorney --- participated in the event. Over 50 people attended from surrounding areas.

Prior to the expo, Claudia Jacobs of Claudia Jacobs Designs, Donna Gennaro of Better Homes and Gardens, Rand Realty and attorney Maurice Giro gave a presentation on their expertise relating to this topic.

 “It was a very informative program,” said attendee Rita Drewry.

Added Dorothy Smith: “I’m taking home a lot of information to think about.”

Following the presentations, exhibitors provided participants with information about their companies and answered questions.  


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The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community recently hosted an event, “Estate Planning and Tax Benefits of Continuing Care Retirement Communities,” featuring Austin DuBois, a partner with Bluestein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone of Goshen. DuBois, who gave a  presentation to almost 40 participants on the top five estate planning mistakes in addition to information on long term care and trusts, followed by an interactive question session. One attendee said: “This was so easy to understand and now I am eager to learn more.”  Gathering with Austin  --- who was named to the Super Lawyers Rising Star List in the field of elder law and who received a Rising Star Award from the Orange County Chamber of Commerce  ---- after his presentation are Lois DiStefano, left, Glen Arden director of sales, and Julie Burke, sales counselor.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (March 28, 2016)  --- The Glen Arden Continuing Care Community is hosting the Olde Newburgh Railroad Club’s annual train show on Sunday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The train show features a variety of model trains with displays that include buildings and scenery to scale.

“The tradition was started when one of the member’s parents lived here at Glen Arden,” said Maureen Torelli, Glen Arden’s vice president and executive director. “It’s a lot of fun for all ages.”

The show will take place in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room. To learn more, call 845-360-1469.


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Goshen resident Emma Breazzano, second from right, is the winner of the Glen Arden Continuing Care Community’s recent direct mail raffle, held during Glen Arden’s recent “Dirty Dancing” presentation. The event featured Jackie Horner, who was a consultant to the Dirty Dancing movie production.  The movie’s character Penny was loosely based on Horner, who gives lectures on Dirty Dancing as one of her many regular activities. Presenting her with two tickets to the Westchester Dinner Theater in Elmsford, including roundtrip transportation, are, from the left:  Andrea Wolfenhaut, Glen Arden marketing coordinator; Julie Burke, Glen Arden sales counselor; and  Lois DiStefano, Glen Arden director of sales.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (March 17,  2016)  ---- Jackie Horner, who much of the book “The Fans’ Love Story – How the Movie Dirty Dancing Captured the Hearts of Millions!” was based on, met with Glen Arden  Continuing Care Retirement Community guests on March 16 to talk about her dancing career and to share behind-the-scenes tidbits about the making of the movie.

Horner spoke about her experiences as a consultant to the Dirty Dancing movie production.  The movie’s character Penny was loosely based on Horner, who gives lectures on Dirty Dancing as one of her many regular activities. Dirty Dancing screen credits include a “Special Thanks to Jackie Horner.”

Sue Tabashnik’s book tells her story -- including photos of the era, clothing, hair styles and Horner’s additional anecdotes from her experiences as a dance professional at Grossinger\'s from 1954 to 1986.  

As part of her presentation, Horner spoke about her celebrity friendships, sharing stories about Elizabeth Taylor, Errol Flynn, Debbie Reynolds Cliff Robertson, Patrick Swayze and others. She also spoke about her relationship with Eleanor “Baby” Bergstein, the movie’s writer and co-producer. The character “Baby” and the movie itself were based, in large part, on Bergstein’s own childhood, where she was known as “Baby.” Bergstein spent childhood summers learning to dance from Horner. 

Joining Horner was Manhattan Cabaret singer Joanna Morton Gary and dancers Pamela Bossert and George Stang.

Bossert and Stang demonstrated what typical dance lessons were like at Grossinger’s, and recreated some of the dance moves seen in the movie.

“We love bringing in special presentations such as this,” said Lois DiStefano, Glen Arden’s director of sales.  “A big portion of Glen Arden’s appeal is socialization and entertainment opportunities and this is representative of our commitment to offer a wide range of programs and activities to our residents.”


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Real Estate Seminar at Glen Arden

Deborah Warner, left, of Keller Williams Realty, and Julie Burke, Glen Arden sales counselor, meet after Glen Arden’s recent real estate seminar which offered invited guests home sale tips and strategies, including the importance of staging a home. Ms. Burke spoke about the importance of where one lives after selling a home. “I thought the event was very good and the information that was handed out on decision making will be very useful,” said one participant.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (March 1, 2016) — The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community, will host a free “Dinner with the Doctor: All about Joint Replacement” buffet lecture with Dr. John McLaughlin on Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room.

 Dr. McLaughlin will discuss when and why one would consider joint replacement as well as what to expect in the recovery process.

 Dr. McLaughlin, medical director of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Center for Joint replacement, specializes in the treatment of arthritis of the knee, hip and shoulder (including total joint replacement), sports medicine (including arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction) and fracture management.  His practice philosophy is to maximize non-surgical treatment prior to considering surgery.  When surgery is necessary, minimally invasive techniques are preferred.

 Dr. McLaughlin has worked in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and is a partner at Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County.

 A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. McLaughlin completed his orthopedic residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  He completed a total joint/sports medicine fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

 Dr. McLaughlin is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons (ABOS), a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a member of the American Association of Knee and Hip Surgeons. He is the author and co-author of several articles in peer-reviewed orthopedic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder Surgery.

 Dr. McLaughlin has served as the team physician for the Cornwall High School Green Dragons. He was also the team physician for the Hudson Valley Fort of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL).

 Reservations are required and can be made by calling Maureen Torelli at 845-360-1446 or by email to: mtorelli@elant.org


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (Feb. 23, 2016) --- The Glen Arden continuing care retirement community recently hosted a wine, cheese and chocolate event where invited guests and residents enjoyed tastings and learned about wine, cheese and chocolate pairings.

Attendees sampled four wines from Bin 94 in Salisbury Mills, and four cheeses and chocolates from ShopRite in Chester.  Bin 94 owners Doreen Brodmerkle and Ingrid Harris gave presentations, along with ShopRite Deli Manager Amanda Massarone, Shopper Advocate Katie Jonkowski and Deli Associate Ben Ferris.

Glen Arden organizers said the presentations helped the participants understand and appreciate the synergy between wine, cheese and chocolate. At the end of this fun and informative event a gift basket was raffled off to one lucky attendee. 


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (Feb. 03, 2016) --- The Glen Arden continuing care retirement community recently hosted a New Resident Welcome Reception honoring six residents who are new to the campus.

Over 70 friends and families of the honorees gathered to hear how their life experiences will make them pillars of the Glen Arden community in Goshen, according to Lois DiStefano, Glen Arden’s director of sales.

Honorees were:

  • John DeVora, a former Queens resident, payroll employee and Mets fan who enjoys watching sports on television and collecting CDs and records. DeVora was recognized for his positive attitude in the face of challenges.   
  • William Denette, a former Washingtonville resident and long-time school volunteer with a distinguished naval career. He was recognized for his volunteer work and for serving the nation.
  • Joan Goldberg, a former Middletown resident and attorney who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Goldberg was recognized for serving as an “honorary” member of Glen Arden’s marketing department and her contributions to the legal community.
  • Mary McGinley, a former Fair Lawn, N.J. resident who enjoys knitting, crocheting, reading and volunteering. McGinley was recognized for the compassion she shares with other residents.
  • Dorothy Mueller, a lifelong homemaker from Montgomery, was recognized for her kindness, warmth and humbleness she shows other residents.
  • Estella Schulman-Cabaret, a cookbook author and painter who lived in France and St. Maarten and, most recently the state of Florida, who was also a boutique and sundry shop owner.  Schulman was recognized for her knowledge of food, travel and life.

“Our residents’ life experiences make Glen Arden a better place,” said DiStefano. “We are thrilled to see our Glen Arden community filled with so many unique and talented people who want to share their experiences.”


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The Glen Arden continuing care retirement community recently hosted a program by Goshen therapist/counselor Amy Wohl called “Your Toolbox for Happiness.”

Wohl spoke to 40 residents and invited area guests on these topics: What is happiness? How is happiness found? What does happiness mean to you? She also told participants what they can do to change their level of happiness.

The Marketing Team at Glen Arden said it was a highly interactive presentation, which also included lunch, where participants talked about what makes them happy. 

“When you are not feeling your best, reach into your toolbox of things that make you happy and get engaged with what is on your list,” Wohl said. “It will bring you back to your happiness level.”

Wohl said items in guests’ happiness toolboxes included family, community, faith, volunteering, exercise, friends, travel and memories via photos. 

Wohl has offices in Goshen and Nyack. She is a nurturer, cheerleader, coach and motivator. She works with clients to make plans, overcome barriers and achieve results with kindness, understanding, compassion and empathy. 


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Junior Leadership Orange students bring holiday cheer

to Glen Arden residents

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Dec. 11, 2015) --- Junior Leadership Orange (JLO) students recently spread holiday cheer to residents of the Glen Arden continuing care retirement community in Goshen.

The 36 eighth-grade students, who represent all Orange County school districts, meet monthly at Orange Ulster BOCES. They used their December session to visit Glen Arden, making cookies, holiday ornaments and gingerbread houses, as well as to play bingo and take part in a holiday sing-a-long with residents.  

“It’s all about volunteerism,” said Karolyn Thompson, Leadership Orange executive director. “These students are Orange County’s leaders of tomorrow. To see them spend time with these elderly people is just wonderful.”

As music played, students chatted with residents as they worked together to finish their holiday activities.

“It’s fun to hang out and make these people happy,” said Julia Upeslacis, a Chester School District student.

“We get to bond with people we normally wouldn’t be with and get to know more about a bigger part of society,” added Conor Borthwick, a Warwick Valley School District student.

Students even spoke of “the importance of community.”

“We learn ‘volunteerism,’ and why we all should give back to our community,” said Kevin Pinho, a Monroe-Woodbury School District student.

Added Olivia Ferara, a Middletown School District student: “I know I’m doing something fun for the community and putting smiles on peoples’ faces.”

Tuxedo School District student Kaitlyn Ferri felt the older population can show younger people, like her, new things.

“I really like working with other people,” Ferri said. “I like that they’re teaching me things I didn’t know. Now, I really know how to play bingo.”

Glen Arden Vice President and Executive Director Maureen Torelli was happy to bring together Glen Arden residents and JLO students.

“To see the connections between these generations of people is very gratifying,” said Torelli. “Everyone benefits from gatherings like this.”

Thompson plans a school year of JLO activities at different locales, each designed to have a particular teachable moment for students. The JLO application process is a competitive one, she noted, with 90 applicants for only 36 spots this school year. A student’s application must show demonstrated traditional and non-traditional leadership experience.

“We are setting a strong foundation for when these kids enter high school,” Thompson added as she watched cookies being frosted and bells put on handcrafted ornaments. “Hopefully these kids will go back home to their parents and tell them what a difference they made to these folks today. These are kids who really care, and hopefully Glen Arden is as impressed with our group, as we are with theirs.”

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Glen Arden resident Betty  Moore talks about  gingerbread house success with Warwick Valley School District eighth-grader Conor Borthwick, bottom left, and Kevin Pinho, a Monroe-Woodbury School District eighth-grader, along with eighth-graders Kaitlyn Ferri of the Tuxedo School District, back left, and Julia Upeslacis of the Chester School District.

 

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Anjoule LeLaMartin of the Newburgh School District talks about cookie frosting options with Glen Arden residents Esther and Martin Schwager during Junior Leadership Orange’s recent visit to Glen Arden. 

 


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Award winning professional actor J.T. Turner recently appeared at the Glen Arden continuing care retirement community in Goshen and performed the classic tale of “A Christmas Carol,” a one man show that was heartwarming and ending with a standing ovation from a pleased audience.  Turner is an award-winning professional actor, director and writer, with credits on stage, screen and audio. He is also an historical re-enactor, touring theaters, museums, schools, libraries and churches in original shows. He is the founder and director of Moonlight Productions Inc., a theater company dedicated to using theater as an outreach tool for children and teens, and artistic director of The Actors Company, a performing group that works with non-profits.

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Glen Arden residents Clare Madigan, sitting, and Jean Menner show off the continuing care retirement community’s Christmas tree, adorned with ornaments shared from the personal collections of residents. Each year, residents provide ornaments to be hung on the facility’s Christmas tree for all to enjoy. 

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The Director of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Cardiovascular Services, Cardiac Cath and Interventional Radiology to Speak

GOSHEN, N.Y. (August 26, 2015) — Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community, will host a “Nosh with the Nurse” lecture including a buffet dinner on Thursday, September 10 at 6 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room. Beverly Keefer, RN, BSN, the Director of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Cardiovascular Services, Cardiac Cath and Interventional Radiology will speak at the event.

Beverly will be presenting on the signs and symptoms of strokes, including how to act “F.A.S.T.” (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) when you suspect someone might be having a stroke.

“We are very excited to host this informative dinner with Beverly Keefer and to provide this valuable opportunity to the community,” said Maureen Torelli, Vice President and Executive Director of Glen Arden. “St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital recently received its fifth straight Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association.  Beverly’s efforts in her role play a large part in their continued success.”

The event is free, however, reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact Maureen Torelli at 845-360-1424 or e-mail mtorelli@elant.org.

ABOUT GLEN ARDEN
Glen Arden, the Hudson Valley’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, offers seniors 62 and older the perfect combination – independence with the assurance of quality health care, if it’s ever needed. Located in beautiful and historic Goshen, N.Y., Glen Arden offers housing choices for an active lifestyle and support services to help residents live comfortably and independently.


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On Monday, July 13, Helen Gage celebrated her 100th birthday with a wonderful lunch in the private dining room of Glen Arden surrounded by her family, including her two dedicated daughters and her youngest great granddaughter who is just 2 years old.  

Helen was the oldest of five children;  she is the only surviving member. In her early years of childhood, she grew up on a farm outside of Newburgh with no electricity and no indoor plumbing.  Her father drove her to school in a horse drawn buggy. Helen’s nickname in high school was “Brick” as her bright red hair gave away her Irish heritage!

Helen can attribute her long life to many things—her love of dancing; the enjoyment she gets from a Manhattan, a  draft beer, turkey dinners, and pizza; her true love of coffee ice cream;  and, her favorite sayings that truly reflect her personality—“A busy mind is a happy mind” and “You made my day!”  Helen can light up a room with her radiant smile and has the most distinctive and infectious laugh which is known far and wide across both Orange Lake and Glen Arden. She is the matriarch of her family and always put family first.  She remains connected with her family through email and FaceTime.
 
Helen did have two notable celebrity encounters. She met Red Skeleton while on a trip to California; because of her red hair, “Brick” got invited to tour his movie set with him.  She also met Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter while on a fly fishing trip to the Catskills with her husband. She and her husband did get an opportunity to sit and talk with the Carters.

Helen Gage Celebrates Her 100th Birthday!

Helen Gage on her 100th Birthday with her two daughters, Sharon Tarolli (l) and Sheila Nugent (r).

ABOUT GLEN ARDEN
Glen Arden, the Hudson Valley’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, offers seniors 62 and older the perfect combination – independence with the assurance of quality health care, if it’s ever needed. Located in beautiful and historic Goshen, N.Y., Glen Arden offers housing choices for an active lifestyle and support services to help residents live comfortably and independently.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (August 18, 2015) --- Glen Arden waiter and New Hampton resident Vincenzo Delle Donne was recently honored as one of LeadingAge New York’s Employee of Distinction.

The award recognized Delle Donne for his extraordinary dedication to residents of Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Delle Donne is one of two awardees representing the Hudson Valley region. Honorees must be direct or indirect service staff, not a part of upper management.

“It has been great working with all of you,” Delle Donne said as he accepted certificates, proclamations and a small check from Patrick Cucinelli, LeadingAge New York’s vice president for financial policy. “I hope to continue to be doing this same work for quite a few years to come.”

Founded in 1961, LeadingAge New York, formerly the New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (NYAHSA), represents not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing care providers, including nursing homes, senior housing, adult care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and community service providers.

Delle Donne, a professional waiter who trained in large European hotels and catering facilities before coming to the United States, worked locally at a high end area restaurant before joining Glen Arden.

As part of the nomination form, Maureen Torelli, the vice president and executive director of Glen Arden wrote:  “From the start, he was a ‘hit,’ with the residents--his refined way of handling utensils, glasses and plates, his discreet way of serving and busing the table. Vincenzo remembers residents’ likes and dislikes, even months later when a resident who has required a nursing home stay has a chance to return to the dining room.”

Letters of support for Delle Donne’s award also came from Glen Arden’s Culinary Committee and the Rotary Club of Goshen.

“We are so fortunate to have Vincenzo in our dining room,” said Committee Chair Jody Tournoux, in her letter. “Vincenzo is a master with food. He can make the simplest items look so delicious and appetizing you can’t help eating them.”

Former president Buzz Zingaro called his service similar to what’s provided on a cruise.

“Vincenzo quickly learns individual members’ wants and needs,” Zingaro’s letter said. “Vincenzo is discreet as he buses tables during a meeting and is extremely professional in all of his interactions.”

ABOUT ELANT
Glen Arden is part of Elant, a comprehensive health care system that serves the needs of more than 3,500 individuals throughout the Hudson Valley region. The organization includes six campuses and employs more than 1,200 dedicated individuals. Elant provides a full continuum of care, including Sub-Acute Care and Rehabilitation Services, Skilled Nursing Care, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care, Retirement Community Living, Home Health Care and a Managed Long Term Care Plan.  To learn more, call 800-501-3936.

Vincenzo Delle Donne named LeadingAge New York’s Employee of Distinction


Maureen Torelli, left, vice president and executive director of Glen Arden; Doug Fazzino,  Goshen Rotary president ; Vincenzo Delle Donne;  Patrick Cucinelli, LeadingAge New York’s vice president for financial policy; Robert Barber, Glen Arden director of dining services; and Jody Tournoux, Chair Glen Arden Culinary Committee, celebrate Delle Donne’s recognition during a recent party to honor him.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 was a wonderful day at Glen Arden as many of the residents and staff helped Martin Hession celebrate his 100th birthday in conjunction with his family and friends from the Goshen community.  Martin is an “original” resident at Glen Arden, having moved in almost 19 years ago when Glen Arden first opened and is much beloved by all who have come to know him.



Martin Hession Celebrates his 100th Birthday!

The celebration included: a blessing from Father Peter Heasley (one of the priests at The Church of St. John the Evangelist in Goshen), the opening of gifts from Fordham University (Martin’s alma mater), a reading by Martin’s niece of the proclamation from Kyle Roddey (the Mayor of Goshen) declaring May 13th as Martin Francis Hession Day in the Village of Goshen, entertainment by Michelle Gately & Mark Gargiulo, as well as cake and lots of hugs and well wishes. Martin plans on spending the next few months wearing his Fordham Rams baseball hat and teaching himself Italian while communicating with his cousins in Ireland via Facebook.



Martin Hession Celebrates his 100th Birthday!

ABOUT GLEN ARDEN
Glen Arden, the Hudson Valley’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, offers seniors 62 and older the perfect combination – independence with the assurance of quality health care, if it’s ever needed. Located in beautiful and historic Goshen, N.Y., Glen Arden offers housing choices for an active lifestyle and support services to help residents live comfortably and independently.

Martin Hession Celebrates his 100th Birthday!

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Goshen, N.Y. (October 1, 2014) – Glen Arden, Elant's Continuing Care Retirement Community, hosted a variety of sports tournaments on Sept. 17 as part of the 31st Annual Orange County Senior Games. Over 100 participants, including several Glen Arden residents, gathered to compete in shuffleboard as well as bocce ball on the community's courts after enjoying a complimentary lunch of Glen Arden's award-winning Chef's Chili.


 


 

 


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Goshen, N.Y. (May 21, 2014) – Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community, will host its next “Dinner with the Doctor” lecture and dinner on Monday, June 9 at 6 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room. Dr. Inderpal Singh, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, will provide an overview of congestive heart failure, a weakness of the heart that leads to a buildup of fluid in other areas of the body such as the lungs, legs, etc.

A graduate of Armed Forces Medical College in India, Dr. Singh completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, where he went on to become Chief Medical Resident, Fellow in Cardiology and later, Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Singh is Board-certified in Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. 

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 5.1 million Americans suffer from heart failure,” said Maureen Torelli, Vice President and Executive Director of Glen Arden. “Given the commonality of this condition, we feel it’s extremely important to educate the community about congestive heart failure, including risk factors, causes, signs/symptoms and treatment. Our goal is to provide education and resources that will ultimately improve the community’s overall health and well-being.” 

The event is free, however reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information regarding the “Dinner with the Doctor” lecture series, contact Maureen Torelli at 845-360-1424 or e-mail mtorelli@elant.org  


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (April 30, 2014) – Throughout the month of May, Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community, will feature photography from St. James Camera Club in Goshen. The artwork will be displayed in the community’s halls for the enjoyment of the residents and Glen Arden visitors.

“This is the beginning of another great collaboration,” said Maureen Torelli, Executive Director of Glen Arden. “The St. James Photography Club members receive more exposure for their wonderful pieces, and the display will brighten up our hallways and provide our residents with beautiful artwork.”

The display is not open to the public; reservations are required. To make an appointment, contact Fran Melder at 845-360-1407.

The St. James Camera Club, founded in 1996, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Hall at St. James Church in Goshen. Members are made up of beginner and professional photographers, and the club welcomes new members at any time. There is an annual fee of $10 to join, which provides access to professional photographers and regularly scheduled events, as well as the opportunity to exhibit artwork. For more information, contact Kathleen C. Downey at 845-346-6616.


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (April 3, 2014) – Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community, will hold its Annual Residents’ Spring Treasure Sale on Friday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 214 Harriman Drive in Goshen.

The Sale will feature new and nearly new jewelry, purses, shoes, clothes, books, household and gift items at great prices. All proceeds go to the Residents’ Activity Fund.

Parking will be available on the side of the building. For additional information, contact Dee Steeger at 845-360-1440.


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Goshen, N.Y. (April 1, 2014) – Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community, will host its next “Dinner with the Doctor” lecture and dinner on Thursday, April 10 at 6 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room. Dr. Bruce Ellsweig, the Greater Hudson Valley Health System’s Director of Primary Care and Community Medicine, will provide an overview of palliative care.

A graduate of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Ellsweig completed his residency in Family Medicine at York Hospital in York, Pa., and is Board-certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Ellsweig is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP). He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Palliative Medicine for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. In February, Dr. Ellsweig was appointed as a member of the Sullivan County Public Health Services Advisory Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Orange County Department of Health Healthy Orange Advisory Committee and a member of the Women’s and Children’s Advisory Board of Orange County.

“It’s important to offer patients palliative care as a multidisciplinary approach that maintains their comfort and dignity, while affording them the opportunity to end aggressive treatments and testing,” said Maureen Torelli, Vice President and Executive Director of Glen Arden. “Providing access to quality care on a patient’s terms is our focus.” 

The event is free, however reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information regarding the “Dinner with the Doctor” lecture series, contact Maureen Torelli at 845-360-1424 or e-mail mtorelli@elant.org 


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Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus among panel of judges

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (February 19, 2014) – On Wednesday, February 12, the halls of Glen Arden were filled with the sweet aroma of chocolate as Glen Arden hosted Elant’s Second Annual Chocolate Dessert Contest. Residents and staff from seven of Elant’s campuses participated in this fun-filled and delicious event.

A panel of four judges featuring Steve Neuhaus, Orange County Executive; Todd Whitney, Elant President and CEO; Shannon Wong, Orange County Legislator; and Mike Urato, Chef of Delancey’s Restaurant in Goshen decided on the contests winners. The entries included Chocolate Chip Macaroons with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (Elant at Meadow Hill); Moist Espresso Chocolate Cupcake with a Kick (Elant at Goshen Adult Home); Death by Chocolate (Elant at Goshen Nursing Care Center); Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies (Glen Arden Enriched Housing Units); Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Pops (Glen Arden Health Care Center); Raspberry Cheesecake Chocolate Sweetings (Elant at Fishkill); and Salted Pretzel Caramel Brownies (Elant at Wappingers Falls).

The entries were judged on a series of categories: the quality of the homemade dessert; the amount of chocolate it contained; whether or not it reflected a Valentine’s theme; the presentation; the texture/consistency and the flavor. The judging lasted approximately one hour. 

While it was a tough call for the judges, the Elant at Goshen Adult Home won First Place for their Chocolate Espresso Cupcake with a Kick; the Glen Arden Enriched Housing Units took Second Place for their Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies and Elant at Meadow Hill was awarded Third Place for their Chocolate Chip Macaroons with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.

“The residents really enjoy this event, and I can tell you from personal experience that the judges enjoyed it, too,” said Todd Whitney. “It’s a fun way for our residents to work together and create something that they take pride in. The event is also another example of the many ways in which we work to engage our residents in unique activities and enhance the quality of life. We greatly appreciate the time our County Executive, County Legislator and a local chef took out of their day to participate in this event. We hope they’ll come back as judges again next year.”


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Elant’s Vice President of Medical Affairs to provide attendees with valuable insight

 

Goshen, N.Y. (January 17, 2014) – Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community, will host its next “Dinner with the Doctor” lecture and dinner on Monday, January 27 at 6 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room. Dr. Sukhdeep Kaur, Elant’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, will speak about the types of osteoporosis and introduce tips for prevention and management of the disease.

A graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, Dr. Kaur completed her internal medicine residency at New York Medical College. She has previously served as Chief Resident and an Attending Physician at Westchester Medical Center, where she was responsible for patient care and education of medical residents and students. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Lipidology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

“Osteoporosis is a disease that impacts many adults as they get older, particularly women,” said Maureen Torelli, Vice President and Executive Director of Glen Arden. “We are proud to offer attendees this opportunity to get valuable insight from an expert. Glen Arden is committed to keeping our residents, their families and the community at large informed about important health issues.” 

The event is free, however reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information regarding the “Dinner with the Doctor” lecture series, contact Maureen Torelli at 845-360-1424 or e-mail mtorelli@elant.org  


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GOSHEN, N.Y. (December 31, 2013) – Glen Arden’s annual Train Show, presented by members of Ye Olde Newburgh Train Club, will take place this Sunday, January 5 in the Rhinebeck Room (214 Harriman Drive, Goshen, N.Y.) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is fun for all ages and admission is free. Visitor parking is available on the side of the building. For more information or for questions regarding the event, call Dee Steeger at 360-1440.

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Glen Arden to host free Ikebana floral exhibit on July 22

The Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community will host members of the New York Tachibana chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society in a free, one day exhibit of their Japanese floral art on Saturday, July 22.

The public exhibit will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room.  Chapter members will be in attendance to answer all questions about this style of floral arranging. 

To learn more, call 360-1469.