News, Events & Activities
We strive to keep our residents and family members updated on financial and pragmatic issues and events that have an impact on senior living.
Call (518) 943-9380 for a complete listing of all happenings.
Free Educational Program Series
Greene Meadows will be hosting a free Community Education Caregiver Series on Tuesdays this month from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Key topics such as "Effective Communication Strategies" on September 13th, "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors", on September 20th, and "Dementia Conversations" on September 20th.
To register and to learn how to participate, call the Alzheimer's Association 24h Helpline at 800.272.3900 or our local office at 518.675.7214.
Click here for information on our next seminar or call (518) 943-9380 for more details.
FREE Community Chair Yoga
Veterans Community Appreciation Barbecue
On August 27, 2019, Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, hosted a veterans community appreciation barbecue. Our honorary guests included Senator, George Amedore, Assemblyman, Christopher Tague, newly elected Greene County Sheriff, Peter Kusminsky, music by Lex Grey & the Urban Pioneers and Rich Lorenz. Each of the veterans here were honored by all present then directly by our honorary guests for the sacrifice they chose to make for our country. Thank you for your service!
FREE COMMUNITY FITNESS CLASSES
Greene Meadows has partnered up with a local fitness studio called Sweat Exercise Studio to offer free community fitness classes every Wednesday from 6 pm to 6:45 pm in our renovated rehab gym! Call (518) 943-9380 for more details.
Greene Meadows has teamed up with Shriners Hospitals for Children to promote Backpack Basics for Healthier Kids. Used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry all the books, supplies and personal items needed for a typical school day. Backpacks are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. However, backpacks that are too heavy or carried incorrectly can injure muscles or joints and contribute to back pain and other problems. Click here for more details.
Community Education Program
Greene Meadows hosts a free Community Education Program the 1st Wednesday of each month to discuss key topics such as "Caring for a loved one with Alzheimers", "Understanding the Medicare/Medicaid Systems", "Senior Respite Day Programs", etc. The program starts at 7:00pm in the Activities Department. Light refreshments will be offered. Click here for information on our next seminar or call (518) 943-9380 for more details.
Vedder named Director of Nursing at Greene Meadows
Eric G. Vedder, RN, a professional with more than 12 years of administrative experience managing clinical health teams that specialize in long term and rehabilitation care, has been appointed Director of Nursing at Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Catskill. His appointment was announced by facility Administrator Todd Zbytniewski.
Founded in 1975, Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 120-bed facility long acknowledged as a leading senior care provider, which offers a full continuum of care from short-term rehabilitation to long-term skilled nursing care, as well as an array of specialty programs and services.
“We are glad to welcome Eric to our team,” said Zbytniewski. “Eric’s experience in rehabilitation nursing enhances our continued delivery of quality, successful, resident-centered care.”
Vedder, a Greene County resident, will manage a nursing staff of more than 100 employees dedicated to both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. He comes to Greene Meadows from two years as Director of Nursing at a skilled nursing center in Columbia County.
“I have lived in Greene County most of my life. I am honored to have this wonderful opportunity to give something back to my community”. My loved ones are here, I went to school here and I understand the culture of Greene County. My goal is to provide holistic care that is underscored by my skills in coordinating nursing priorities, resolving conflict and serving as a resident and family advocate.”
According to Zbytniewski, Vedder has specialized experience in sub-acute short term rehab, medical and surgical, dementia and long-term care modalities and a “demonstrated ability to provide routine care and counseling, but also recognize life threatening conditions. Eric also has in previous assignments developed expertise in managing telemetry, ventilator, geriatric, spinal cord and neurobehavioral units. He also has expertise in wound care.”
“My goal is to provide the highest quality of care achievable and to remain open to new modalities that enhance the lives of our residents and short-term patients,” said Vedder.
Vedder is married to wife Caroline and they have six children and reside in Acra, NY.