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Vincenzo Delle Donne named LeadingAge New York’s Employee of Distinction

GOSHEN, N.Y. (August 18, 2015) — Glen Arden waiter and New Hampton resident Vincenzo Delle Donne was recently honored as one of LeadingAge New York’s Employee of Distinction.

 

The award recognized Delle Donne for his extraordinary dedication to residents of Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community.

 

Delle Donne is one of two awardees representing the Hudson Valley … Continue Reading



Newburgh Free Academy Nurse Aide Training Program Students Graduate Following Internship at Elant in Fishkill

Students Earn New York State Nurse Aide Certification

 

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Newburgh Free Academy seniors celebrated the culmination of their internship held at Elant in Fishkill as part of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Nurse Aide Training Program.

 

The program, a facet of the Health and Human Services Academy, is open to seniors and prepares … Continue Reading



Sixteen Elant Nurses Receive Gerontological Nursing Certification

FISHKILL (March 18, 2015) – Sixteen Elant nurses were honored for attaining certification in gerontological nursing, which will further enhance the care provided to residents, at a recent celebratory luncheon held at the Elant at Fishkill campus.

 

The certification, given through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, recognizes the importance of high-quality … Continue Reading



St. Columba Confirmation Students Spread Christmas Cheer to Elant at Goshen Residents

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Dec. 15, 2014) – Christmas cheer and merriment were delivered to six Elant at Goshen residents by the St. Columba Religious Education Confirmation class, reaffirming the goodness of young people and their desire to reach out to the elderly.

 

The recent visit was organized by the Rev. John Bonnici, St. Columba pastor; Susan Munks, St. Columba’s … Continue Reading



Both Caregivers and Clients Enjoy Benefits from Elant’s Adult Foster Family Care Program

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Sept.5, 2014) — For Diane Baker, it is a labor of love – one that she has been doing for 25 years. For the senior citizens that she cares for every day, it is an opportunity to live within a family home, rather than a skilled nursing facility.

 

Baker and her husband provide a home and a … Continue Reading



Elant to Honor St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Robert Scherreik at New Signature Event

Elant Hallmark to replace annual Polo Picnic; evening promises entertainment and surprises

 

Goshen, N.Y. (August 14, 2014) – Elant has announced its brand new signature event, Hallmark, to be held Friday, November 7, 2014 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville. A departure from its Annual Polo Picnic, which took place for 12 years, this new, … Continue Reading



Elant at Fishkill to Host Ribbon Cutting for Completed Eagle Scout Labyrinth Project on August 14

WHAT:                Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce

 

WHEN:                Thursday, August 14, 2014
                            4 – 5 p.m.; refreshments will be served

 

WHERE:              Elant at Fishkill
                            22 Robert R. Kasin Way, Beacon, NY 12508

 

Elant at Fishkill and the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce will host the unveiling/ribbon-cutting for the … Continue Reading



7th Annual Elant Golf Classic Yields More Than $60,000 for the Elant Foundation

Funds will go toward quality-of-life enhancing activities and amenities for Elant residents

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (August 6, 2014) The Elant Foundation’s 7th Annual Elant Golf Classic, which took place on Monday, July 28, raised more than $60,000 – a 46 percent increase over the funds raised from last year’s event. More than 140 golfers, volunteers and dinner guests … Continue Reading



Elant Appoints Janet Giannetta as Vice President of Human Resources

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2014) — Elant, the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health and housing solutions, has named Janet Giannetta as Vice President of Human Resources.

 

Giannetta is a senior-level human resources professional with years of experience in the areas of employee and labor relations; recruitment; organizational development; professional development; employee retention and compliance with state and … Continue Reading



Melissa McCoy Named Vice President of Elant Foundation and Community Relations

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 24, 2014) — Elant Inc., the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health and housing solutions, has named Melissa McCoy to Vice President of the Elant Foundation and Community Relations.

 

McCoy, who previously served as Director of Corporate Initiatives for the organization, has nearly three decades of experience in community service, fundraising, event planning and project … Continue Reading



Elant at Meadow Hill Administrator Wins Statewide Leadership Award

Goshen, N.Y. (July 7, 2014) – Christine O’Toole, Vice President and Executive Director of Elant at Meadow Hill, recently received the James W. Sanderson Memorial Award for Leadership from LeadingAge New York at the organization’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Saratoga Springs.

 

The leadership award honors LeadingAge New York’s longtime counsel and is given to an individual who is … Continue Reading



Elant Launches New Video at Community Breakfast

More than 250 attend educational breakfast in support of Elant; video showcases Elant’s mission

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 1, 2014) — Elant hosted its annual Community Breakfast on May 20 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. The event featured heartwarming and insightful testimonials from family members of Elant residents, a presentation on aging, memory loss and dementia led by … Continue Reading



Elant at Fishkill Celebrates Wedding Anniversaries

Goshen, N.Y. (June 26, 2014) – Elant at Fishkill celebrated the wedding anniversaries of 10 couples on Thursday, June 12th, with a special luncheon, wedding memories of each couple, a blessing and renewal of vows by facility chaplain Ralph Verdu and special musical entertainment by the activity staff, highlighting some of the couples’ wedding songs.

 

Staff interviewed … Continue Reading



Elant Therapy Assistant: A Champion on the Court and with Residents

GOSHEN, N.Y. (June 23, 2014) — It’s not every day that a national champion comes walking through the doors of Elant at Wappingers Falls … or at least it wasn’t that way before April.

 

Up until April, Faizool Ali, a physical therapy assistant with Elant at Wappingers Falls, was simply a 38-year old man living a full life with … Continue Reading



Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Art Series Kicks Off Third Year

After a successful cocktail party, the Art Series schedule is in place for 2014/2015

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (May 23, 2014) — The Elant Foundation hosted a cocktail party at the Ritz Theater/Safe Harbors of the Hudson in Newburgh on Thursday, April 17 to kick off the third annual Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Art Series (sponsored by Rose & Kiernan, Fox … Continue Reading



Elant Community Breakfast Slated for Tuesday, May 20

Event to feature testimonials, presentation on aging and dementia with keynote speaker

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (May 5, 2014) – This year’s Elant Community Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, May 20 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The event will feature heartwarming and insightful testimonials from family members of Elant residents, as well … Continue Reading



Elant’s Christine O’Toole to Receive LeadingAge New York Leadership Award

O’Toole to be honored for commitment to excellence and dedication to the long-term care field

 

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (April 17, 2014) — Christine O’Toole, Vice President and Executive Director of Elant at Meadow Hill, has been selected by LeadingAge New York to receive the James W. Sanderson Memorial Award for Leadership. O’Toole will receive the award at LeadingAge New York’s … Continue Reading



Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Arts Series Continues to Spread Joy to Seniors

Open house and kick-off reception slated for April 17 at the Ritz Theater/Safe Harbors

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Mar. 24, 2014) — Elant will host a cocktail reception (sponsored by Rose & Kiernan and Fox Radio) on Thursday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ritz Theater/Safe Harbors of the Hudson in Newburgh to celebrate the third annual reception … Continue Reading



College Students and Elant Residents Reap the Benefits of Elant’s Collaboration with Local Colleges

GOSHEN, N.Y. (February 19, 2014) — College students preparing for careers in health care learn a lot through classroom lectures; however, hands-on clinical fieldwork in health care facilities like Elant provides students with invaluable firsthand experience and personal insight about caring for patients and residents.  The lessons learned through these experiences often stay with the students throughout their careers.

  … Continue Reading



Elant Educational Series Presents ‘An Insight To Cancer Today’ On Feb. 18

Local oncologists to provide valuable insight, offer Q&A session
 

Goshen, N.Y. (January 29, 2013) – The Elant Foundation presents the latest installment of the Elant Educational Series, “An Insight to Cancer Today: Face-to-Face and Q&A with the Oncologists” on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Elant at Fishkill (22 Robert Kasin Way, Beacon, N.Y.). Elant has … Continue Reading



Elant’s Christine Wise-Vazquez Appointed as President of Empire State Association of Assisted Living

Wise-Vazquez is the first woman to preside over (ESAAL)

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Dec. 13, 2013) — Christine Wise-Vazquez, Elant’s Vice President of Placement Management and Marketing Development, has been elected as the new president of the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL), the only association that exclusively represents the state’s assisted living industry. Wise-Vazquez is the first woman to … Continue Reading



Elant at Wappingers Falls to be Recognized for Equal Employment Efforts

Mid-Hudson Employment Alliance to award Elant during National Disability Employment Awareness Month

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (September 26, 2013) — Elant, the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health and housing solutions, has announced that Elant at Wappingers Falls will be recognized at an upcoming event, hosted by the Mid-Hudson Employment Alliance, for its efforts in creating sustainable employment opportunities for … Continue Reading



Free Lecture Series Offers Valuable Insight from Medical Professionals

“Dinner with the Doctor” events provide attendees with rare access

 

Goshen, N.Y. (Sept. 3, 2013) – Did you ever go for a doctor’s visit only to realize on the way home that you have more questions than when you walked in? Maybe it was an unexpected or new diagnosis. Or, maybe it was an adjustment to a prescription. Perhaps … Continue Reading



Elant Educational Series to Welcome Award-Winning Author and Alzheimer’s Advocate

Inspirational writer and speaker Marilynn Garzione to share message of faith and strength in caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s

 

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Aug. 19, 2013) – Earlier this year, author and advocate Marilynn Garzione made an invaluable donation to the Elant family. A former caregiver to her parents and husband who were afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, she generously gifted … Continue Reading



Elant Board of Directors Welcomes Nancy Calhoun

Calhoun brings more than 30 years of government leadership experience to the Board

 

Goshen, N.Y. (August 14, 2013) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health and housing solutions, is pleased to announce that Nancy Calhoun has been elected to the Board of Directors. 

 

Calhoun served for 22 years as a New York State Assemblywoman, where … Continue Reading



Elant Appoints Janet Giannetta As Corporate Director of Human Resources

Giannetta is highly experienced in employee relations, organizational development and talent acquisition

GOSHEN, N.Y. (August 7, 2013) — Elant, the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health and housing solutions, has named Janet Giannetta its new Corporate Director of Human Resources.

 

Giannetta is a senior-level human resources professional who has served in a wide range of industries, including health … Continue Reading



Elant Board of Directors Welcomes Daniel O’Brien

New member offers extensive knowledge of economic development

Goshen, N.Y. (August 1, 2013) — Elant, the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health and housing solutions, has announced that Daniel O’Brien will join its Board of Directors.
 
O’Brien has years of experience in both private and public-sector economic development. For more than two decades, he has held various executive … Continue Reading


Mobile Life Executives Support Two Key Elant Events

Tim Scannell, Andy LaMarca named 2013 Chairs of major fundraisers
 
Goshen, N.Y. (July 31, 2013) – Mobile Life Support Services, the Hudson Valley’s largest emergency medical services (EMS) agency, has stepped up in a major way to support two of Elant’s key fundraising events. In addition to being a sponsor of the 6th Annual Elant Golf Classic and 12th … Continue Reading


Elant Receives $4,800 John T. Sloper Community Fund Grant from the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley

Funds will help supply emergency medical equipment to the residential care facility
 
GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 29, 2013) — Elant, the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health and housing solutions, has been awarded a $4,800 grant from the John T. Sloper Community Fund.
 
Issued by the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley, the John T. Sloper Community Fund … Continue Reading


American Cancer Society, Flo Hannes To Be Honored At Elant’s 12th Annual Polo Picnic

One of the region’s most unique events slated for Sept. 8 at the Blue Sky Polo Club
 
Goshen, N.Y. (July 25, 2013) – Elant is pleased to announce its 12th Annual Polo Picnic, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Blue Sky Polo Club in Middletown. The much-anticipated event will honor … Continue Reading


Elant Welcomes Denise Doring VanBuren to Board of Directors

New member brings extensive media and PR experience

Goshen, N.Y. (July 22, 2013) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health and housing solutions, is pleased to welcome Denise Doring VanBuren to its Board of Directors.

 

VanBuren is a media and public relations specialist with an extensive background in broadcasting and public service. She served as an … Continue Reading



Elant Offers Scholarships to Two Standout Interns

SUNY-Orange graduates receive $250 to apply toward tuition, student loans

GOSHEN, N.Y. (June 28, 2013) Elant, the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health care and housing solutions, has awarded two of its student interns $250 scholarships to reflect the hard work and dedication they displayed while performing fieldwork at the organization’s facilities.

 

The funding, provided as part … Continue Reading



Glen Arden to Host ‘Dinner with the Doctor’ Lecture on June 24 Featuring Dr. Karen Karsif

Top surgeon and Medical Director of Good Samaritan’s Center for Breast Health to speak

GOSHEN, N.Y. (June 4, 2013) — Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community, will host a “Dinner with the Doctor” lecture and dinner on Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m. in Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room. Dr. Karen Karsif, MD, FACS, a surgeon and Medical Director of … Continue Reading



Elant Residents Enjoy Benefits of Classical Music through Generous Donation

Meadow Hill receives baby grand piano from donor Marilynn Garzione

GOSHEN, N.Y. (May 28, 2013) – One woman’s passion and care for her husband through a piano will continue on for years, thanks to her generosity.

 

Marilynn Garzione had cared for her husband Pat for many years until his passing in 2007. He, along with Marilynn’s mother and father, … Continue Reading



Elant Foundation Teams with Walden Savings Bank for January 2013 Fundraising Campaign

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Jan. 2, 2013) – The Elant Foundation has announced a collaboration with Walden Savings Bank to launch its annual fundraising initiative. Both customers and employees will have the opportunity to make donations to the Elant Foundation’s annual campaign in each of Walden Savings Bank’s 11 branch locations.

 

Proceeds will benefit “The New Elant Dining Experience,” which will … Continue Reading



Elant at Goshen Adult Day Program to Host Inaugural Memory Screening Day Nov. 13

November marks National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

GOSHEN, N.Y. (November 1, 2012) – Elant at Goshen and the Elant at Goshen Adult Day Program is inviting the community to its inaugural Memory Screening Day from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13 at the Elant at Goshen Adult Home. The event is being held in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s … Continue Reading



Elant’s Inaugural Juniors Swinging for Seniors Event Raises Funds for 19 Not-for-Profit Senior Organizations

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Oct. 23, 2012) – On Sunday, Sept. 30, dozens of youth and seniors joined together at the inaugural Juniors Swinging for Seniors golf tournament at Winding Hills Golf Course to raise funds for 19 different senior organizations (identified by the Orange County Office for the Aging) throughout Orange County. The event was hosted by Elant, the region’s leading … Continue Reading


Tricky Tray Event to Benefit Residents of Elant at Meadow Hill

Event hosted by Elant at Meadow Hill Renewal Committee

DATE: Saturday, November 3

TIME: Doors open at 2 p.m. Calling starts at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Elant at Meadow Hill, 172 Meadow Hill Rd., Newburgh

TICKETS: Sold at the door. $5 per sheet of 20 tickets

Goshen, N.Y. – October 19, 2012 – Elant at Meadow Hill is hosting a Tricky … Continue Reading



Regional Company Volunteers Time, Resources to Improvements at Elant at Fishkill

Residents will enjoy new outdoor spaces thanks to Kirchoff-Consigli Construction

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Oct. 18, 2012) – Elant at Fishkill’s outdoor living areas received significant improvements from volunteers of the regional Kirchoff-Consigli Construction Management over the past several weeks. The project included a facelift of the facility’s two courtyards, walkways and other outdoor areas.

 

On Saturdays in September, volunteer employees … Continue Reading



Elant Residents Enjoy a Visit to Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health care and housing solutions, brought residents from its Glen Arden and Fishkill campuses on a special outing to the Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport on Monday, Sept. 17.

 

About a dozen residents, their family members and Elant staff were the guests of … Continue Reading



Elant Calls for Team Sponsors, Participants for Inaugural Juniors Swinging for Seniors Golf Tournament this Month

Friendly tournament will benefit senior organizations throughout Orange County

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Sept. 18, 2012) – There are still team sponsorships available for the Elant Foundation’s inaugural Juniors Swinging for Seniors golf tournament on Sunday, Sept. 30, sponsored by Med-World, an OmniCare company. Additionally, youth and seniors interested in playing in the tournament may submit their request for participation to mmccoy@elant.orgContinue Reading



Elant at Fishkill Honored by LeadingAge NY

Campus wins award for intergenerational projects with Scouts, residents

Fishkill, N.Y. (Sept. 6, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health care and housing solutions, was awarded the 2012 Innovation of the Year award from LeadingAge New York for a creative new program developed at the Elant at Fishkill campus. LeadingAge NY represents not-for-profit, mission-driven and public … Continue Reading



Elant Takes More Than 80 Residents to Hudson Valley Renegades Game

GOSHEN, N.Y. (August 30, 2012) – A community came together to help more than 80 Elant residents from across the Elant system attend the Hudson Valley Renegades baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 26.

The residents were transported to the event by 15 vans; Statewide Ambulette Service of Newburgh and Mount Vernon, Master’s Coach of Wallkill and Clove Coach of Monroe … Continue Reading



Elant Approved as a Site to Host The Culinary Institute of America’s Externship Program

Students will have opportunity to learn changing demands of dining in health care

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Aug. 28, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health and housing solutions, today announced that it has been approved by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) as a site for its Externship Program.

 

CIA students nearing the end of their … Continue Reading



Elant Awards Inaugural Scholarship to SUNY Orange Graduate

Monroe resident Amanda Hetherington to use award to pay for certification test

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Aug. 13, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health and housing solutions, today announced its first-ever Elant-SUNY Orange Community Partnership Scholarship. Elant will award $500 to one SUNY Orange student annually.

Amanda Hetherington, who graduated this spring, was the first honoree and … Continue Reading



Staying Social: Daily Peer-to-Peer Interaction Benefits Seniors

Every weekday, about 45 seniors from areas like Port Jervis, Newburgh and Ellenville gather at Elant at Goshen to spend the day. They meet to stay active, to have and achieve goals, to visit with friends, to help each other and to have a purpose.

These seniors participate in Elant at Goshen’s Adult Day program; the facility offers two variations … Continue Reading



Elant to Host Inaugural ‘Juniors Swinging for Seniors’ Golf Tournament in September

Teams of youth, seniors to compete to benefit senior organizations throughout Orange County

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 30, 2012) – The Elant Foundation has announced it will hold its inaugural Juniors Swinging for Seniors golf tournament on Sunday, Sept. 30, sponsored by Med-World, an OmniCare company. The event, which will take place at Winding Hills Golf Club in Montgomery, will allow … Continue Reading



5th Annual Elant Golf Classic Raises More Than $40,000

Funds will go toward residential improvements and upgrades at Elant locations

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 27, 2012) – The Elant Foundation’s 5th Annual Elant Golf Classic, which took place on Thursday, July 12, raised more than $40,000 from this year’s event. More than 150 golfers, volunteers and dinner guests came together for this year’s outing held at the Dutchess Golf … Continue Reading



Elant at Fishkill Partners with Hudson Valley Heart Center to Provide Residents with On-Site Cardiac Care

Program alleviates transportation stress, improves resident care

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 27, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health and housing solutions, today announced a new partnership with Hudson Valley Heart Center that will enable Elant at Fishkill residents in need of cardiac care to receive on-site treatment from a nurse practitioner.

 

The relationship between Elant … Continue Reading



11th Annual Polo Picnic Slated for September 9 at Blue Sky Polo Club

Linda Muller and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to be honored

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 25, 2012) An outdoor setting, a big white tent, fancy hats and an elegant afternoon filled with champagne and wine, fine dining, an auction and a polo match will once again grace the Blue Sky Polo Club in Middletown at the 11thContinue Reading



Elant Welcomes Ruben Estrada to Board of Directors

New member contributes experience in multicultural marketing, community relations
GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 9, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health and housing solutions, has appointed Ruben Estrada to its Board of Directors.

 

A resident of Monroe, N.Y., Estrada brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in multicultural marketing, community relations and government relations to the … Continue Reading



Elant to Hold Free Golf Clinics for Seniors

Sessions will feature golf instruction, discussion on the sport’s benefits for seniors

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 3, 2012) – Elant will hold a series of free golf clinics for area seniors throughout July, August and September. The clinics are limited to the first 30 participants and will take place at The Castle Driving Range in Chester, N.Y.

 

In addition to … Continue Reading



5th Annual Elant Golf Classic to Raise Funds for Residential Improvements, Upgrades

Event to be held at Dutchess Golf & Country Club

Goshen, N.Y. (June 19, 2012) The Elant Foundation’s 5th Annual Elant Golf Classic is slated for Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Dutchess Golf and Country Club in Poughkeepsie. The event is open to the public and sponsored by Med-World, an Omnicare Company.

 

Proceeds will benefit the … Continue Reading



Community’s New Name Unveiled at Elant at Newburgh Spring Open House

Name change completes Elant’s re-branding program

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (May 24, 2012) – A cloudless sky, beautifully-landscaped grounds and warm smiles from Elant professionals greeted attendees of the community’s Spring Open House on Friday, May 18, and so did a surprise: Elant at Newburgh was changing its name to Elant at Meadow Hill.

“Over the course of the past several years, … Continue Reading



James W. Krueger Joins Elant Board of Directors

Krueger’s financial management expertise will be an asset to the Board
Goshen, N.Y. (May 14, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health care and housing solutions, has named James W. Krueger to its Board of Directors.
 
Krueger is an experienced financial professional who has worked extensively in the health care field. He is the … Continue Reading


Celebrating the Contributions and Achievements of Older Americans

Elant marks Older Americans Month in May with a variety of activities and events
Mark LaBruna, activities director for Elant at Goshen, has made big plans for Mother’s Day. On Sunday, May 13, he has arranged for Hudson Valley cabaret performer Stephanie Romm to perform for residents and their family members. The event is intended to not only entertain the … Continue Reading


Elant Board of Directors Welcomes Michelle McDonald

McDonald brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the health care industry

Goshen, N.Y. (April 16, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health care and housing solutions, has named Michelle McDonald to its Board of Directors.

 

McDonald, MPH, RN is a nursing professional with experience in both clinical and business-oriented projects. As a health … Continue Reading



Elant Continues Community Exchange Program

Educational initiative aims to build relationships in local communities
FISHKILL, N.Y. (April 2, 2012) – On Friday, March 30 Elant at Fishkill and Elant at Wappingers Falls hosted the year’s first Community Exchange at the Fishkill campus. The breakfast program educates attendees about Elant’s programs and services and builds relationships in the communities that Elant serves. The first Community Exchange … Continue Reading


Elant Board of Directors Welcomes Michael J. DiTullo

DiTullo brings economic development expertise to the Board

Goshen, N.Y. (April 2, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health and housing solutions, is pleased to announce that Michael J. DiTullo has been elected to the Board of Directors.
 
DiTullo is a local business professional with a wide range of expertise in economic development. He has … Continue Reading


Glen Arden Educates Seniors About the Importance of Planning for the Future

Seminars help seniors make decisions about their finances, health care and lifestyle
GOSHEN, N.Y. (March 28, 2012) – It is estimated that of all the people who have ever reached age 65, half of them are still alive today. Because men and women are living longer than they ever have, Glen Arden – the Hudson Valley’s premier continuing care … Continue Reading


Elant Announces New Community Initiatives

Training and recreational programs made possible by local grants
GOSHEN, N.Y. (March15, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health care and housing solutions, is pleased to announce it has received grants for two new programs: ballroom dance classes for seniors has been funded, in part, by Orange County Tourism and the County of Orange; also, … Continue Reading


Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Arts Series Brings Joy to Elant Residents

Local artists to provide workshops, exhibitions and performances for residents and public
GOSHEN, N.Y. (March 15, 2012) – With tears welling up in his eyes, Morton Waters, a resident of Elant at Goshen and a jazz enthusiast since he was 15, leaned over to jazz artist Christopher Dean Sullivan and said with a smile, “You can’t imagine what this … Continue Reading


Elant at Goshen Adult Home Provides On-Site Therapy With Access Physical Therapy And Wellness Office

Convenience of service will also keep residents more safe and independent
GOSHEN, N.Y. (March 1, 2012) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health care and housing solutions, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Access Physical Therapy and Wellness, which has opened a new office within the Elant at Goshen Adult Home.
 
Access Physical Therapy … Continue Reading


Residents of Four Elant Communities to Gain Access to More Personalized Care through ArchCare Advantage

GOSHEN, N.Y. (February 14, 2012) – Residents of four Elant communities in Dutchess and Orange counties will soon reap the benefits of enhanced personalized care and around-the-clock coordination of medical care and other services through ArchCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage HMO Special Needs Plan.

 

Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health care and housing solutions, has entered … Continue Reading



Elant at Fishkill Hosts Intergenerational Camporee for Scouts, Residents

FISHKILL, N.Y. (Jan. 4, 2012) – Elant at Fishkill brought together people of all ages for recreation, education and communication at the community’s first-ever Intergenerational Camporee on Oct. 8.

 

The Intergenerational Camporee paired Webelo Scouts No. 1 from Pack 37 in Pine Bush, with 30 residents from Elant at Fishkill’s 160-bed skilled nursing home facility for a day. Twelve … Continue Reading



Elant Announces 2012 Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Art Series

Art series for Elant residents, community members to be launched early next year

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Dec. 21, 2011) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of senior health care and housing solutions, announced today the creation of the Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Art Series, a program that will provide free art classes and exhibits to residents of Elant at Goshen, … Continue Reading



Autographed “Boardwalk Empire” Pilot Script Headlines Items for Elant Foundation Online Auction

Holiday Auction opens today for shopping season

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Nov. 7, 2011) – Looking for a unique item to give your special someone this holiday season? The Elant Foundation Online Holiday Auction kicks off today, with a number of fun and rare items – including the autographed pilot script from the HBO hit series, “Boardwalk Empire,” as well as memorabilia, Continue Reading



Elant Launches Community Exchange Program

Educational initiative aims to build relationships in local communities

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (Nov.3, 2011) – Elant recently launched a new initiative, the Elant Community Exchange, a breakfast program that aims to educate attendees about Elant’s programs and services, and build relationships in the communities that Elant serves. The first Community Exchange breakfast was held on Oct. 12 at Elant at Newburgh.Continue Reading



Elant at Newburgh Oktoberfest a Success

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 2, 2011) – Community members and residents enjoyed a festive, fall afternoon at Elant at Newburgh’s Community Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 15. All proceeds from the event’s activities benefitted the Elant Foundation Newburgh Renewal Committee, which raises funds for Elant at Newburgh residents.

 

The October 15th event was a free, family-friendly celebration featuring pumpkin painting, … Continue Reading



Elant at Newburgh to Host Oktoberfest on October 15

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 4, 2011) – Elant at Newburgh will host Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. The free, family-friendly event will feature pumpkin painting, entertainment, a farmers market, vendors, food and more.

Elant at Newburgh’s Oktoberfest will also feature an apple pie baking contest, with prizes for first, second and third place. Judging will … Continue Reading



10th Annual Elant Foundation Polo Picnic a Great Success

Funds raised will enhance resident environments, improve technology resources

GOSHEN, N.Y. (September 28, 2011) – A day of fun, fashion, remembrance and polo under beautiful late-summer skies turned into another wonderful fundraiser that will benefit the Elant Foundation and Elant’s residents.

 

The Elant Foundation’s 10th Annual Polo Picnic was held on September 18 at Blue Sky Polo Club. … Continue Reading



Elant Celebrates National Assisted Living Week “Forever Proud”

Residents display pride and patriotism in weeklong observance

Goshen, N.Y. (Sept. 22, 2011) – Elant, Inc. celebrated National Assisted Living Week from Sept. 11 through Sept. 17 and marked the occasion with special events and activities designed to bring together residents, families, staff and the community in honor of  this year’s theme, “Forever Proud.”

 

“We are proud to provide … Continue Reading



Catania Named to Elant Foundation Review Committee for Scholarships and Circle of Excellence

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Sept. 21, 2011) – The Elant Foundation has named Michael E. Catania, Esq., to the foundation’s Review Committee for Scholarships and Circle of Excellence.

 

Catania is an associate with Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram, PLLC, in Newburgh. He concentrates his practice on construction law, commercial litigation, municipal defense and general litigation.

 

Catania replaces David Kaufman … Continue Reading



Elant at Newburgh Residents Celebrate Second Senior Olympics

Competition, camaraderie draw residents to engage in activities

Newburgh, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2011) – Residents of Elant at Newburgh experienced the thrill of competition and a lot of camaraderie in the nursing home’s second Olympic games last week.

Events included mop hockey, obstacle course, relay race, target shoot, shot put, beach ball volleyball, cup stacking and basketball shoot. Gold, silver Continue Reading



Hayworth Tours Elant at Fishkill

Congresswoman pledges support of Medicaid and Medicare programs
Fishkill, N.Y. (September 2, 2011) – U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth visited with residents and toured Elant at Fishkill on Friday, Sept. 2. Hayworth discussed her support for senior citizens and the need for preserving Medicaid and Medicare for people ages 55 and older.
 
“Elant at Fishkill has been a nursing … Continue Reading


Orange Regional Medical Center, Alzheimer’s Association and Donnelly to be Honored at Elant’s 10th Polo Picnic

Polo Picnic planned for Sept. 11

Goshen, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2011) – The Elant Foundation will celebrate its 10th year of hosting its Polo Picnic at the Blue Sky Farms on Sunday, September 11th. This unique fundraiser is a fashionable departure from the typical black tie gala, from an outdoor setting to an active sporting event taking Continue Reading



Elant Residents Contribute to Community through Fundraising

Local organizations benefit from members’ hard work and generosity

Goshen, N.Y. (August 29, 2011) – Several residents of the Elant at Goshen Nursing Care Center have taken their usual fundraising activities to another level, deciding to pay it forward. A portion of the funds raised, which usually go toward resident activities, this year are being donated to organizations in the … Continue Reading



Elant Golf Open Proceeds Reach $50,000

Money raised will benefit Elant programs and residents

Goshen, N.Y. (July 20, 2011) – The Elant Foundation’s 4th annual Elant Golf Open raised more than $50,000. The event, held July 14 at the Dutchess Golf and Country Club in Poughkeepsie, was sold out – with 144 golfers.

 

The event’s proceeds will go toward enhancing Elant’s environments and incorporating … Continue Reading



Four Elant Employees and Unique Program Win Honors from State Health Facilities Association

Goshen, N.Y. (July 1, 2011) – A unique resident program and four individual employees from Elant at Fishkill and Elant at Wappingers Falls received awards during the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) annual awards program held June 28.

 

The awards honor exemplary programs and employees of skilled nursing facilities in New York State. Some criteria include innovativeness … Continue Reading



Riverside Bank President and CEO to Lead Elant Polo Picnic

Goshen, N.Y. (June 7, 2011) – David S. MacFarland, President and CEO of Poughkeepsie-based Riverside Bank, has been named honorary chair of the 2011 Elant Polo Picnic to benefit the Elant Foundation, Elant Inc.’s fundraising arm.

 

The Elant Polo Picnic, now in its 10th year, will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, … Continue Reading



Elant Partners with SUNY Orange Community Connections Program

Occupational Therapy Assistant program will develop programs for Elant residents

Goshen, N.Y. (May 26, 2011) – Elant is proud to become one of the first organizations to partner with SUNY Orange Center for Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (CART), and will serve as a fieldwork and internship site for Occupational Therapy students as part of the Community Connections program.

 

Elant … Continue Reading



Balmville Students Pair with Elant at Newburgh Residents to Research, Write, Choreograph Play

Performance highlights trends of each decade since 1910

Newburgh, N.Y. (May 25, 2011) – Sixth-grade students learned history first-hand from residents of Elant at Newburgh and used that knowledge to write and choreograph a play that was performed for the residents as the culmination of a year-long research project.

Students from Ms. Jayne Mangieri’s class from Balmville Elementary School, Newburgh, … Continue Reading



Music Therapy Students Help Elant at Newburgh Residents and Patients with Rehabilitation

Focus is on rhythm and beat, not pain during therapy sessions

Newburgh, N.Y. (May 17, 2011) – Two music therapy students enrolled in the SUNY New Paltz Graduate Music Therapy program have given residents at Elant at Newburgh a valuable distraction while undergoing rehabilitation therapy.

 

Music therapy is often used in nursing home settings to provide comfort to residents … Continue Reading



Elant Names Melissa McCoy Director of Corporate Initiatives

Goshen, N.Y. (May 11, 2011) – Elant is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa McCoy as Director of Corporate Initiatives.

Ms. McCoy was most recently Owner/President of Design Perceptions, LLC, where she led projects for the interior design firm including the new 475,000-square-foot New York State Office of the State Comptroller headquarters in Albany, the Latham-based New York State … Continue Reading



4th Annual Elant Golf Open to Raise Money for Programs, Upgrades

Walkway over the Hudson advocate will be event’s special guest

Goshen, N.Y. (May 9, 2011) – The Elant Foundation’s 4th annual Elant Golf Open is planned for Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the Dutchess Golf and Country Club in Poughkeepsie. The event is open to the public and sponsored by Med-World Pharmacy, an Omnicare Company.

 

Proceeds will be … Continue Reading



Rebuilding Together: Elant Staff Volunteers for National Rebuilding Day

Goshen, N.Y.(May 9, 2011) – For the eighth consecutive year Elant’s dedicated employees rolled up their sleeves and volunteered for Rebuilding Together Dutchess as part of National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

 

25 employees from Elant’s Fishkill and Wappinger’s Falls locations partnered with staff from Ulster Savings Bank to provide free home repairs and modifications for … Continue Reading



Elant Board of Directors Announces New Members

Three new directors bring years of leadership, healthcare experience

Goshen, N.Y. (April 19, 2011) – The Elant Board of Directors is pleased to announce that three new members have been elected to the Board.

 

Kathleen Kazakoff, CEO of Hudson Valley Heart Center; Linda Muller, President and CEO of Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center; and Richard O’Beirne, President of … Continue Reading



Dutchess BOCES Carpentry Program Builds Latch Boards for Elant

Fishkill, N.Y. (April 1, 2011) – The Dutchess County BOCES Career and Technical Institute carpentry program volunteered to build four latch boards, used as a sensory stimulation tool with male dementia residents, for Elant at Fishkill and Elant at Wappingers Falls.

Elant at Fishkill Activities Director Patricia Roza approached Darren Davidson, instructor for the BOCES carpentry program, about building the … Continue Reading



Two Elant at Goshen Staff Members Receive Elant Foundation Circle of Excellence Award

Goshen, N.Y. (March 18, 2011) – Two Elant at Goshen staff members have been awarded the Elant Foundation’s Circle of Excellence award. Nerlande Pierre-Lewis, an LPN, and Michael Paterno, a physical therapist, were honored recently for their outstanding compassion and high-quality of care.

“Nerlande takes time to offer special things to the residents to make them feel special and important,” … Continue Reading



Elant At Goshen Resident Celebrates 111th Birthday

Anna Ferris now third oldest person in state, 63rd oldest in world

Goshen, N.Y. (Feb. 25, 2011) – Anna Ferris, a resident at Elant at Goshen Nursing Care Center, turned 111 years old on Friday, Feb. 11. The supercentenarian is now the third oldest person in New York State and 63rd oldest person in the world.

Anna was … Continue Reading



Girl Scouts, YWCA Honor Glen Arden Administrator

Maureen Torelli named 2011 Tribute to Women of Achievement honoree

Goshen, N.Y. (Feb. 21, 2011) – Glen Arden’s Maureen E. Torelli, LMSW, LNHA, CASP, was honored Feb. 16 by the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and YWCA Orange County at the 2011 Tribute to Women of Achievement press conference. Torelli was one of eight women to receive the Tribute … Continue Reading



Elant hosts 25th anniversary celebration

Goshen, NY – State, county, and local leaders joined the Elant community Friday, Sept. 17, in celebrating Elant’s 25th anniversary of offering health and housing solutions throughout the Hudson Valley.

The festivities, hosted at Elant at Goshen in the Garden of Arden, also included residents, residents’ families, Elant staff, and volunteers.

“Together we can all keep Elant thriving … Continue Reading