Senior Living Communities Make Community Involvement a Priority

Senior center with a sign that says "Polling Place"A Community Within a Community

With close ties to the communities in which we reside, Eddy Senior Living regularly invites local civic groups and organizations to hold meetings and events at various retirement communities throughout the Capital Region. This unique partnership allows us to provide our residents with access to a wide variety of events and services, all within the communities they call “home”.

From clubs and support groups, to voting booths and religious services, discover the community events and services that are available on each of our campuses.

Community Events & Services Available at Eddy Senior Living

Niskayuna – The Glen Eddy senior living community in Niskayuna provides its residents with access to two support groups for Neuropathy and Parkinson. The Glen Eddy is also a designated polling place, allowing residents to vote in the elections without leaving home. Several churches and temples bring services to the community. The Schenectady Gardeners meet here monthly, as well, and Union College plans to use the senior living community in Niskayuna as a host site for classes.

Queensbury – Every Monday, The Glen at Hiland Meadows senior living community in Queensbury hosts a local Mahjong Club and Bridge Club. Other community events include a Dementia Support Group, Alzheimer’s Association training events, and the annual Long Term Care Organization meeting. Monthly religious services, a drum circle, school performances, and an annual vendor fair are also held on the Queensbury campus.

Troy – In addition to a variety of in-house services and support, the Beechwood senior living community in Troy welcomes a local Alzheimer’s support group to meet on their campus each month. Parish nurse training has also taken place at the Troy senior living community, and Rochester Polytechnic Institute regularly hosts classical music performances at the Beechwood, free to the public. At Halloween, residents at the Beechwood enjoy trick-or-treaters from a local daycare.

Slingerlands – In addition to serving as a polling place during elections, the Beverwyck senior living community in Slingerlands welcomes a number of local groups to their campus each month, including a Parkinson’s support group, the Fort Orange Garden Club, Albany Garden Study Club, the Embroidery’s Guild, the Electric City Clowns and pianist Findlay Cockrell. The Beverwyck also provides residents with CDPHP wellness seminars, monthly Shabbat services, Ecumenical services and Catholic Mass on Sunday, Ash Wednesday and Holy Days of Obligation.

East Greenbush – A children’s reading group from the YMCA and Rochester Polytechnic Institute’s clarinet choir regularly visit the Eddy Hawthorne Ridge senior living community in East Greenbush. Every October, Hawthorne Ridge also hosts an annual craft fair for residents, and the East Greenbush campus has been a host site for the New York State Health Facilities Association Conference, as well.

Eddy Memory Care at Hawthorne Ridge offers an Alzheimer’s Association support group for caregivers twice a month, and the Majorie Doyle Rockwell Center in Cohoes has a Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) support group. Both have also hosted memory caregiver training sessions.

Learn More About Eddy Senior Living

Eddy Senior Living provides seniors with the full continuum of care at five beautiful retirement communities in Niskayuna, Queensbury, Troy, Slingerlands and East Greenbush. To learn more about our independent senior living, enriched housing & assisted living communities, or to inquire about skilled nursing and memory care, please call (877) 748-3339 to speak with a senior living specialist.