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Springside Residents Celebrate 14th Anniversary 

The residents of Springside at Seneca Hill recently celebrated the 14th anniversary of their senior community.  The occasion was commemorated with a cocktail party for residents and a dinner dance on-site with live music with residents and staff.   A Family Day event for residents and their immediate families is also being planned for July 19th.  There are a number of residents who are the pioneers at Springside having been the first residents to fill the Springside apartments and houses. 

At the senior community, the residents lead vibrant, active lives and have numerous opportunities for recreation and learning activities.  Whether it’s taking part in a creative writing program taught by a SUNY Oswego professor, or an osteoporosis exercise program, or the variety of other programs for creativity and recreation are all available right where they live.  There have been Health Information Workshops offered, most recently, the “Living Healthy Workshop”.  Residents can also participate in the annual Oswego Health Charity Run/Walk event at their health campus, and enjoy fishing at the Springside pond.

Community organizations utilize Springside’s facilities when holding meetings and other functions in their grand dining room or library.  Springside is the host site for nearly 40 events each year, for organizations including local service clubs, retiree groups, RSVP workshops, and SUNY-Oswego. The facility is also often the location for many Oswego Health functions including meetings and social gatherings.

There is an annual strawberry festival and summertime hotdog lunch buffet in August, as well as soup lovers lunches that run October through April.

“These events keep our residents connected with the community,” said Vice President/COO Teresa Ferlito. “It’s also a great way for the public to come in and see just what Springside is all about.  The residents are pleased to show off their beautiful home, and their interest is always piqued when an organization hosts an event here.”

Along with these outside groups, quarterly education programs are held for the residents. The selected presenters talk about topics of interest to the residents, which would be either health-related or on a hobby. The presenters are typically local individuals. “These workshops encourage our residents to use their talents and help them maintain their social lives,” Ferlito said.

Springside at Seneca Hill offers both apartment living with household support services, and maintenance free duplexes and cottages for people age 62 and over.  Wireless internet service is also one of the free services available to apartment residents.  There is a two-bedroom apartment available now and a short reservation list for other units.  Anyone may contact the office for more information at 343-5658, or online at www.OswegoHealth.org.

Springside at Seneca Hill is a not-for-profit organization and an affiliate of Oswego Health.