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Rochester-area senior housing, health-care providers partner

Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier    |    10.19.2020
Category: Local News


Two large not-for-profit organizations recently joined forces in order to better meet the needs of the senior citizens they both serve.

The boards of directors of both St. Ann’s Community and Quail Summit, which both offer residential communities for seniors, decided to affiliate earlier this year.

“Aligning our leadership, experience and expertise creates an opportunity to better meet the evolving expectations of a growing population of older adults,” Ron Salluzzo, chairman of St. Ann’s Community’s board of directors, said in a Sept. 30 news release from St. Ann’s.

Board members hope the new partnership will help both organizations manage costs while at the same time ensuring their long-term stability and improving access to the services they offer for seniors, according to the statement.

“By joining together, we create a stronger organization that will support the changing needs of our residents for many years to come,” stated Phil Beckley, president of Quail Summit’s board of directors.

Located several blocks from Thompson Health in Canandaigua, Quail Summit offers two housing options — The Estates and The Harbor — for seniors looking for independent living and assisted living, respectively. A third option, The Village, is a residence for those living with memory loss, and Quail Summit also offers short-term stays for seniors who need rehabilitation after surgery or an illness or only need temporary accommodations.

St. Ann’s Community offers independent living, assisted living and memory-care options for senior citizens on several campuses in the Rochester region. Its Cherry Ridge community is in Webster, while Irondequoit is home to its Chapel Oaks community as well as St. Ann’s Home and Durand Senior Apartments. Quail Summit is St. Ann’s second community outside of Monroe County, as St. Ann’s Community at The Greens is located in neighboring Genesee County in the Town of LeRoy.

“Joining together with Quail Summit strengthens our mission and commitment to building strong and engaging communities, while also connecting people with the services and relationships they need to thrive,” Michael E. McRae, St. Ann’s Community’s president and CEO, said in the Sept. 30 release. “Quail Summit’s tradition of quality service to seniors and the community makes them an ideal partner. We are truly excited to come together and serve the broader Canandaigua community.”

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