Rooted in Faith. Powered by Love.

We are a not for profit human services ministries for seniors. Our goal is to fulfill our mission to serve others. Our full continuum of care grows within our community. We welcome seniors in every stage, extending solutions and access to quality care to those who need it most.

For over 130 years, Heritage has promoted HOPE, DIGNITY, and PURPOSEFUL LIVING through Christ-centered ministries. Vibrant lifestyle amenities and innovative programming provides seniors rehab, skilled nursing, independent, and assisted living options. Each of our facilities offers its own unique services and amenities which allow seniors to live full and vibrant lives. Headquartered in New York with communities in Washington, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, we are a trusted leader in the provision of human services that model God’s love.

Mission

To serve others through Christ-centered ministries which promote HOPE, DIGNITY, and PURPOSEFUL LIVING.

Vision

Heritage Ministries will be a trusted leader in the provision of human services that model God’s love.

Values

Respect for human dignity
Excellence in everything we do
Acceptance of every person
Compassion for all
Honesty above all else

WHO WE SERVE

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Individuals served annually
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Employed
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Nursing and skilled rehab beds
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Independent living homes
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Served in memory care
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Assisted living homes
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Children in child care

Our History

1886
1902
1967
1972 – 1974
1986
1989 – 1990
1992
1995
2012
2009
2012
2013
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2018
2019

1886

Birth of a tradition. Founded in 1886, Heritage has never wavered in its dedication to our seniors. While we celebrate our history we are excited about our vision for the future.

1902

Senior building dedicated

1967

1967 – Continuing care model implemented

1972 – 1974

Skilled nursing care added in Gerry as Heritage Village was added

1986

Centennial Manor apartments added

1989 – 1990

Coachlight Cottages added

1992

Assisted living introduced in Bergquist Memorial

1995

Heritage Green & Heritage Park purchased, making us the largest provider of rehab & skilled nursing in Chautauqua County.

2012

Orchard Grove & Woodlands built

2009

Received grant for small houses

2012

Small house communities open

2013

Heritage Living at Chautauqua Mall opened

2013

Affiliation with Vinecroft Retirement Community (Buffalo, NY)

2014

Heritage continues to grow to support Alzheimers & Dementia, increasing to 100 total rooms

2015

Affiliation with The Kenney (Seattle, WA)

2016

Remodel of The Green

2017

Affiliation with Hearthstone Communities (Woodstock, IL)

2018

Affiliation with Rolling Fields Elder Care Community (Conneautville, PA)

2018

Grand Opening of Homestead Stables (Gerry, NY)

2019

Affiliation with Ives Hill Retirement Community (Watertown, NY)

Our Leadership

DAVID SMELTZER

President, Chief Executive Officer

RANDY GERIG

Chief Financial Officer

LAURA BLAKE

Vice President of
Human Resources

LISA HAGLUND

Vice President of
Marketing & Development

JEFF ONDREY

Vice President of
Skilled Nursing Operations

BRUCE ERICKSON

Vice President of
Senior Housing & Services

MARK WILCOX

Vice President of
Information Services

RANDY JACKSON

Vice President of
Facilities Management

LARRY PETRY

Senior Chaplain

MARY LOU CLARK

Director of
Clinical Support Services

JEREMY RUTTER

Administrator, The Park

TAMMY DEVLIEGER

Administrator, Orchard Grove

CHERYL FARR

Administrator, The Green

VALERIE JOHNSON

Administrator, The Village

REBECCA LEBARON

Senior Housing Administrator

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