Willing Helpers’ Home FOR WOMEN INC. ...the best kept secret in Fulton County, NY Home Amenities & Services Take a Mini-Tour Contact Us About Our Home Admission
The Willing Helpers’ Home for Women wants the ladies who apply for residency to know that they will be going straight from their home into another very homey atmosphere. “This is not a nursing home,” emphasizes Director Tammy Kruger. “We are an adult home.” The living center at 226 W. Madison Avenue was established in 1908 and assures a lifestyle for its’ residents that promotes a quality of life that they richly deserve.  The staff at Willing Helpers’ Home, a non-profit organization, has made it their commitment to present a compassionate and cordial environment that advocates security, independence, and comfort.  Together, the quality of life and services make the Home a distinquished facility for first-class living. The Home, for women aged 60 and older, offers an array of engaging and enjoyable activities for all. "Everybody has her own private room," Kruger said. The Home is run by a Board of Managers, has a staff of 18, supplying 24-hour supervision. Professional services include medical supervision, dietary adjustments upon the physician's request, and an activities coordinator. A licensed physician visits the Home every Tuesday to manage the residents' medical needs. Additional services include a beauty salon, private phone and cable, housekeeping and personal laundry. Amenities include planned community outings and socials, exercise program and recreational activities like weekly Bingo, and regular excursions to local shopping centers. The Home conducts teas, a Mother's Day brunch, and other holiday activities. Local clergy provide regular religious services. In the fall the residents hatch and release Monarch butterflies. Resident cat, Cooter, is another friendly face you'll find at the Home. Concerning the history of the home,  we share these excerpts from the Constitution.   "The Willing Helpers' Missionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown was founded in December, 1883 by Mrs. Catherine D. Wells.  On October, 1904, one hundred dollars was given to the Society in
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memory of Mrs. Wells, who had died the previous year. The members then decided to incorporate the society in memory of Mrs. Wells, to be known as the Willing Helpers' Home for Women, and to transfer the money to be used as the nucleus of a fund for building and maintaining a home for elderly women. This society was incorporated in 1905.  "On May 22, 1907, Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Knox presented to the Corporation the house and extensive grounds known as the Livingston Estate on West Madison Avenue.  (The house had been built in 1852 at a cost of $11,000. and was in good repair.) Through this very generous gift, a "Home" was soon made possible for the elderly women of Fulton County.  The fund which had already been raised by the liberal contributions of the people was used to enlarge and remodel the building.  The "Home" was opened on November 24, 1908."   Concerning financial matters,  all residents must pay an admission fee.  If the resident wishes to keep her own assets, she may elect to pay a monthly rental fee for as long as she lives in the Home.  If she prefers, she may turn over to the Home all her assets ;  her pension and social security funds will then be accepted as her monthly rent.   The home has a capacity of 20 residents and a waiting list is kept. Kruger said the residents tend to be from Fulton and Montgomery counties, but  some have come from as far away as Schenectady. She said referrals sometimes come from area hospitals. For more information on the Willing Helpers' Home for Women Inc., an application for admission, or to arrange a tour of the Home,  call (518) 762-7719. We welcome guests.
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