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What: Friends and family will join Lorraine Geyer as she celebrates her 103rd birthday with a live LED circus show performance by Pyromancy Buffalo. Media are welcome to attend. When: Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. Where: Elderwood at Amherst, 4459 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226 Background: Lorraine Geyer was born April 15, 1915. She was raised in Buffalo and graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School, now known as City Honors. Lorraine met her late husband, Will, in high school. They wed in 1939 and were together until he passed away in 1965. They raised three daughters, Patricia, Jeanne and Julie. In her adult years, Lorraine worked multiple jobs, including at Hengerer’s, where she tested and demonstrated products such as the first electric steam iron. She has fond memories of spending time with her family at their cabin in Fort Erie, Canada, which they built in 1949. They purchased the lot for $50, she recalled. Today, she loves spending time with her family, including her four grandchildren. Lorraine also has two great-grandchildren who live in Australia. While relaxing at Elderwood at Amherst she enjoys listening to live music, an occasional exercise class and having few sips of wine. Contact: Mike Ford, Community Relations Coordinator: 716-835-2543   ...

By Tracey Drury  – Reporter, Buffalo Business First Elderwood parent Post Acute Partners LLC has completed the acquisitions of two North Country senior care facilities. The deals, finalized April 10, adds a 23-bed adult home and an 84-bed residential health care facility in Ticonderoga, helping to grow the company’s network across New York. First reported by Buffalo Business First in May of 2016, Elderwood acquired Heritage Commons Residential Health Care and Moses Ludington Adult Home from Inter-Lakes Health, part of the University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network and Elizabethtown Community Hospital. As it has done with other recent acquisitions, the company rebranded both facilities, creating Elderwood at Ticonderoga (formerly Heritage Commons) and Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga at the adult home. The sales were part of a larger plan by the seller to convert the Ticonderoga campus into a medical village, with Inter-Lakes continuing to operate an emergency department, outpatient services and senior housing. Post Acute Partners paid just $50,000 to acquire the operating interests and property assets such as furniture and equipment, according to filings with the New York State Department of Health. In a prepared media statement, company officials said the deal furthers the company’s goal of improving access to high-quality care in the Adirondack region. “We’re...

By SUZANNE MOORE Editor TICONDEROGA — The sale of the assisted-living and skilled-nursing facilities here has been finalized. Heritage Commons Residential Health Care, with 84 beds, is now Elderwood at Ticonderoga; Moses Ludington Adult Home, with 23 beds, has been renamed Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga. Both are located at 1019 Wicker Street. "The purchases enhance Elderwood’s presence in the Adirondack Region," said a press release from Elderwood, headquartered in Buffalo. "Fundamental to Elderwood’s mission and values is ensuring care remains local." The company, which provides skilled-nursing and specialized-subacute care; rehabilitation; assisted and independent living; and memory-care services in Western and Central New York state, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, belongs to a larger group of companies owned by Post Acute Partners. In June 2014, that health-care provider purchased Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid from Adirondack Health. Sale of the Ticonderoga facilities was approved by the Inter-Lakes Board of Directors in late May 2016. The State Department of Health gave its OK to an application from Inter-Lakes Health to sell them in December 2016. A long-term lease for both was in place "Elderwood nursing homes have an excellent reputation," Inter-Lakes Health and Elizabethtown Community Hospital President John Remillard said then. The sale of the nursing home, Inter-lakes said then, would "pave the way for development of a 'medical...

TICONDEROGA, NY – Elderwood is expanding into the Ticonderoga area with the addition of two facilities. Elderwood at Ticonderoga, formerly Heritage Commons, and Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga, formerly Moses Ludington Adult Care, joined the Elderwood care community effective Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The skilled nursing and assisted living facilities are located at 1019 Wicker Street, Ticonderoga. The purchases enhance Elderwood’s presence in the Adirondack Region. The investment in the former Inter-Lakes Health properties include 84 beds at Elderwood at Ticonderoga and 23 beds at Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga. Fundamental to Elderwood’s mission and values is ensuring care remains local. "This latest acquisition furthers our goal of improving the accessibility of high-quality, local care for seniors in the Adirondack Region," said Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, Co-Chief Executive Officer. "We’re committed to investing in the Ticonderoga community, and look forward to providing exceptional medical services and care to the residents and rehab patients." Both facilities will retain their administrators who will continue to oversee operations under new leadership. Elderwood at Ticonderoga will be led by Administrator Heidi Schempp and Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga will be led by Administrator Kristen True. Elderwood provides skilled nursing care, specialized subacute care, rehabilitation, assisted living, independent living and memory care services...

LIVERPOOL, NY – Elderwood at Liverpool has received a certificate of achievement award from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in recognition of their achievement in the 2017 Quality Initiative Recognition Program. This national honor represents Elderwood at Liverpool’s commitment to improving the lives of the individuals they serve. The program is designed to recognize AHCA nursing center members that attain four or more ACHA quality initiative goals, including improved retention rates among nursing staff, reducing the number of unintended health care outcomes, safely reducing the number of hospital readmissions, improving discharge back to the community and safely reducing hospitalizations among long-stay residents. "This recognition is well deserved by our staff," said Elderwood at Liverpool Administrator Kristin Russell. "This award highlights all of the hard work we put in throughout 2017. In addition to constantly working to improve the level of care we’re able to offer residents, we’re also always looking at how we can improve as a team, so we can continue to work toward even great improvements." Elderwood provides skilled nursing care, specialized subacute care, rehabilitation, assisted living, independent living and memory care services in Western and Central New York, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. Elderwood is part of a larger group...