KINGSWAY COMMUNITY RIBBON CUTTING INTERVIEW

Volume 5 – June 10th, 2010

SCHENECTADY– As the season shifts to summer there are many changes around the Schenectady area. Along with the changes come many events from a public to a professional level. Ribbon Cutting ceremonies are indicative of many landmark events and the opening of new establishments within a community. Vastly hidden from the public eye, Ribbon Cutting ceremonies often go unnoticed.

Events such as these put an emphasis on community growth. From the birth of jobs to a spike in the communities economy Ribbon Cuttings signify much more than just the cutting of paper.

In this Volume of the Fever Confidential we focus on a recent Ribbon Cutting ceremony that spotlighted Kingsway Community. We had the chance to sit down with Jean Barnowski, Director of Marketing and Sales for Kingsway Community.

When was the Kingsway Community founded?

Kingsway was founded in the early 1970s and opened in 1975.

Do you have a mission statement?

To uphold a tradition of excellence; we are committed to provide compassion, respect, and dignity for each individual entrusted to our care.

How many people does the Kingsway Community staff and how would you
describe your staff?

Kingsway has a staff of 450 caring professionals.

How many residents live in the Kingsway Community?
460 residents call Kingsway home.

What services do you offer?

Kingsway is a senior residential community offering a continuum of services located in a quiet, residential section of Schenectady.  The 25-acre campus includes rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, Hospice care, assisted living, independent senior apartments, home care, adult day service, respite, car service and a child day care center.  A 20-bed memory care center is under construction and scheduled to open in the Fall of 2010.

What differentiates Kingsway Community compared to other Nursing/Assisted living centers?

Kingsway is a private, family-owned and operated business “Caring in the Family Tradition”.

What do you think a resident or resident’s family member would say is the  best part of being a member of your community?
Family members praise Kingsway especially for the dedicated staff, the quality care their loved ones receive and the compassion with which that care is delivered.  The overall “feel” of the campus is comfortable, home-like, and welcoming.

Jean, is there anything else you would like us to know?

Kingsway was recently honored with the “Good News Award” by the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce.

The ribbon cutting to unveil the 58,000 square foot addition to both the nursing center and the assisted living residence takes place at 10 AM on June 10th followed by tours until 12 Noon.  For a personal tour, contact Jean Barnoski at (518) 393-4117 ext. 206.

The new 40-bed wing of the Kingsway Arms Nursing Center will allow for 134 private rooms for the 160 residents. Each of these new rooms come furnished with a wall-mounted, flat screen TV and many have golf course views.

The second floor of the new addition has 20 assisted living apartments, some studio and some 1 bedroom – many with golf course views.