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Sisters of St. Joseph Hold Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Shaker Pointe at Carondelet
The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the sponsors of Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 4 for the future retirement living community. Shaker Pointe will serve the needs of independent, active seniors in and around the Capital Region and is slated to open this fall.
Scheduled speakers for the groundbreaking ceremony included The Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, D.D., Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, NY; Hon. Paula Mahan, Town of Colonie Supervisor; Hon.Michael Breslin, Albany County Executive; Hon. Paul Tonko, Congressman; Hon.Bob Reilly, New York Assemblyman; Sister Charla Commins, CSJ, President, Board of Directors at Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, Inc.; Sister Mary Anne Rodgers, CSJ, Province Director, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet; Sister Kay Ryan, CSJ and Sister Lauren Van Dermark, CSJ, Project Coordinators, Shaker Pointe at Carondelet; and Stephen J. Grifferty, President, Alchester Companies.
The community will be developed by Alchester, a senior housing operator based in Latham, NY. LeCesse Construction Services, LLC, based in Rochester, NY, will be working with local subcontractors to construct the residences and common areas. Kanalstein Danton Associates P.A. of Voorhees, NJ, have provided the project with plans to build up to 198 units, all designed to meet the specific needs of senior citizens age 55 and older.
Shaker Pointe's community center will host its residents while providing additional opportunities for seniors in the surrounding area. The public section of the commons building, The Pointe, will include a fitness and aquatic center, multiple recreational rooms, convenience store, hair and nail salon, barbershop, three distinctive dining venues and more. Shaker Pointe residents will be provided many services and amenities, including a 24-hour staff, concierge service, scheduled daily transportation, housekeeping service, indoor and outdoor maintenance and extensive activities and programs, among many other services.
The mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is to serve the needs of the "dear neighbor." The community will focus on the health of the mind, body and spirit of its residents. A strong sense of community, along with daily cultural, recreational and education programs, will help to achieve this mission.
The groundbreaking reception followed at the Carondelet Hospitality Center across the street from the future community.
(Click on the photo below to view a slideshow of the groundbreaking ceremony.)
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Click HERE to view the YNN video of the groundbreaking ceremony for Shaker Pointe at Carondelet.