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There’s lot of longevity in both the residents and the staff at

Promenade at Chestnut Ridge, located at 168 Red Schoolhouse Road in Chestnut Ridge. The oldest resident is over 103 and many of the staff have been there for decades. Debbie Corwin, the Director of

Community Relations for the past 10 years said, “My Mom is almost 95, and she has been here 8 years now. It’s such a blessing having her as a resident, and I have peace of mind knowing she’s well taken care of by our excellent staff. I never worry about her well-being when I’m on vacation.” Promenade at Chestnut Ridge offers a warm and inviting community where seniors can live a vibrant life, filled with rich experiences from morning to night. Even when it’s cold and snowy outside, residents are always able to enjoy a variety of activities. When I visited Promenade in late December, I noticed all the wonderful holiday programs listed on one of their activities boards. That particular day, an assembled group of seniors were enjoying the live performance of The Music Makers. Joan Mertens, a Promenade resident who was swaying to the music said, “I’ve been here for 4 years now, and I love it. There’s so much

Debbie Corwin, Director of Community Relations, showcasing the many activities Promenade residents can enjoy each day.

to do.” “It’s a warm, wonderful senior living community. The relationships between the residents and the staff are based upon mutual respect and in some cases decades of friendship,” said Executive Director Gail Spencer, who has been working at Promenade at Chestnut Ridge for more than 11 years. Caring for seniors is a way of life at Promenade, regardless of their financial situation. “Residents who need assistance with activities of daily living are so fortunate to be able to live here even when their assets have been depleted. Because we have beds allocated for people who qualify for community Medicaid, they can continue to receive the help they need without worrying about how to pay for it,” says Corwin. “It’s a wonderful feeling knowing our residents don’t have to move elsewhere because of financial changes. It takes a tremendous burden off their families.”

A community room at Promenade offers ample room to socialize.

“Sometimes I get calls from family members of residents living at other assisted living facilities in the area that don’t have Medicaid beds. They are concerned about what will happen when their funds run out. We’ve actually been able to help quite a few people coming from other senior living environments. We pride ourselves on helping as many seniors in need of assistance as possible,” says Corwin.

Promenade at Chestnut Ridge 888-370-9222 or your convenience, you can view each location’s monthly calendars and newsletter via the website.

Promenade at Chestnut Ridge has had a complete makeover recently, and the facility looks beautiful. “You’ve probably noticed the dining

Profile for Arlene Levine

Rivertown Magazine February 2019  

Rivertown Magazine February 2019