On Feb. 6, Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 1539 and Junior Troop 1038 visited The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Barnwell, a 236-bed skilled nursing facility in Valatie, N.Y. that provides rehabilitation and nursing services to patients who require either short- or long-term nursing care following hospitalization. The Girl Scout Troops are working to achieve their 3 Cheers for Animals Journey Badge, which focuses on learning about animals, how to care for them and animals’ impact on our communities. The Girl Scouts invited residents to join them in discovering the differences between therapy and service dogs. Georgia, a therapy dog from Ichabod Crane’s primary school and Honey, who works in the elementary/middle school through the Social Service Dog Program, were present for the informative evening. After the presentation, the young visitors read a book to the residents and completed a “get to know you” questionnaire. As part of their badge coursework, the Girl Scouts have toured and collected food for a local Humane Society and met with a sheriff and his K-9 partner and learned how they partner to keep our communities safe.
Residents of The Summit at Saratoga’s Social Knitting and Crocheting Club donated 70 scarves and an array of non-perishable items to Code Blue Saratoga Friday, Jan. 26. The scarves, which were knitted and made from fleece material, were part of the nationwide “Share a Scarf” drive in which volunteers make scarves for the homeless and leave them tied to trees in parks or urban areas for people who need them. Code Blue Saratoga, which is located at the Soul Saving Station (62 Henry Street), provides temporary unrestricted shelter to individuals ages 19-72 who are homeless during periods of hazardous winter weather, including sleeping accommodations, meals, and essential supplies. It has sheltered 91 individuals this winter. “We are really grateful for these donations, as they help to keep our budget under control,” said Cheryl Ann Murphy-Parant, director, Code Blue Saratoga. “Anything that we can receive in kind prevents us from having to go out and shop for these items.” For those interested in making a donation, Code Blue Saratoga is seeking coffee, drink mix, paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper and plastic silverware, as well as volunteers. Learn more at CodeBlueSaratoga.org.
HALFMOON, N.Y. (Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018) — Many of America’s top indoor rock climbers will descend on Southern Saratoga County Saturday, Jan. 27 when The Edge Halfmoon (1544 Route 9, Halfmoon) climbing gym in partnership with LOVE146 host The Lead Revival Sport Open.
Read more: Nation's Best Rock Climbers Headed to The Edge Halfmoon for The Lead Revival Sport Open on Jan. 27
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018) — Responding to a call for enhanced cardiopulmonary care in the Hudson Valley, The Grand Healthcare System, one of New York’s leading healthcare companies, today announced the opening of The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Read more: The Grand Healthcare System Opens Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 -- According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 640 World War II veterans die every day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is quickly running out.
Read more: Honor Flight Network Talk Set for 1/17 at The Summit at Saratoga
VALATIE, N.Y. (Monday, Dec. 11, 2017) — Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 236-bed skilled nursing facility in Valatie, N.Y. that provides rehabilitation and nursing services to patients who require either short- or long-term nursing care following hospitalization, has a new name and brand.
Read more: The Grand Healthcare System Purchases Valatie's Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
UTICA, N.Y. (December 5, 2017) — For more than 172 residents at Heritage Health Care Center in Utica, N.Y., Christmas will be merry and bright once again thanks to the tireless work of Sandy “Santa Claus” Smith and her band of helper elves.
Read more: Long-running Gift Giving Program Ensures Utica Elderly Are Not Forgotten During the Holidays
ALTAMONT, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2017) — For the second year running, representatives from The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland partnered with the Guilderland Food Pantry to make Thanksgiving a little brighter for Guilderland residents in need. Twenty-five turkeys and two roasting chickens were provided by the nursing facility and then delivered the local families along with staples such as canned corn, beans, yams, fresh fruit, stuffing, butter, rolls, Jell-O and milk. “Holiday times are tough for many families in this community,” said The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland Assistant Administrator Josh Held, noting that in Altamont, one in four school children qualify for a free lunch, which is a key indicator of poverty. “We are trying to assist them as best we can.” For more information or to make a donation, call the Guilderland Food Pantry at 518-930-1001, or visit GuilderlandFoodPantry.com.
ALTAMONT, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2017) — With Veterans Day celebrations just around the corner, more than 20 veteran residents recuperating at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland plan to give back to their fellow brothers and sisters in arms by hosting a “Veterans Helping Veterans” event Saturday, Nov. 11 at the facility, which is located at 428 NY-146 in Altamont.
Read more: "Veterans Helping Veterans" Event Slated for 11/11 in Altamont
ALTAMONT, N.Y. (Oct. 20, 2017) — It’s October and that means that Halloween is right around the corner. For many Capital Region families, Halloween can be tricky because many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies.
Read more: The Grand Partners with Teal Pumpkin Project on 10/28 Halloween Event for Kids with Food Allergies