Vassar-Warner Home Celebrates Historic 150th Anniversary with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
In continuing its commitment to serving the needs of seniors in and around Dutchess County, Vassar-Warner Home celebrated its 150th anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 30. Today, Vassar-Warner Home is the only nonprofit adult home and assisted living program in Dutchess County, but the historic building that sits at 52 South Hamilton in Poughkeepsie, dates back to 1835. The building began as an all-boys private school, before it became a home for aging women, later merging with a home for aging men. Thursday’s ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce representatives, Vassar-Warner Home staff and board members, State Senator Sue Serino, as well as members of the community.
Pictured from left: Frank Castella, president/CEO, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce; Joshua Galow, Director of Business Services, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce; Tony D’Aquanni, Owner, Branding Pros; Greg White, Vassar-Warner Foundation Board Member; Wayne Quint, Vassar-Warner Foundation Board Member; Filomena Fanelli, President/CEO of Impact PR & Communications; Kim Ryder, Vassar-Warner Home Board Member; Ericka Von Salews, Executive Director of Vassar-Warner Home; Rosemary Butts, Vassar-Warner Home Board Member; Shari Hubner, Vassar-Warner Home Board Member; Laurie Cohn, Vassar-Warner Home Board Member; Bharat Thakkar, CPA, Vassar-Warner Home Board Member; Shakur Petersen, Constituent Services Representative for Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobsen; Cora Motts, Business Office Manager, Vassar-Warner Home; Brian Robinson, Vassar-Warner Foundation Board Member; New York State Senator Sue Serino, Leisa Hannon, The Pines at Poughkeepsie; Bill Francis, Managing Director of Fortress Financial and Vassar-Warner Foundation Board Member; Samantha Cerbone, The Pines at Poughkeepsie; Nick Shannon, Vice President of The Chamber Foundation; Danielle Place, Business Development, Peak Construction.
### About Vassar-Warner Home Founded in 1871, Vassar-Warner Home (VWH) is the only nonprofit senior living residence in Dutchess County, including an adult home for people 55 and older, plus, assisted living and respite care services. VWH offers a home-like environment, with private rooms for every resident in a nurturing and supportive climate based on dignity, community, independence, and compassion for all, regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic background. The residence’s all-inclusive rate includes three daily meals, laundry, housekeeping, social, cultural and physical activities, and help, if needed, with dressing, bathing and/or taking medications. All residents are treated equally yet still have their individualized needs met. For more information, visit VWH at http://vassarwarner.org/