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HERITAGE RADIO INTERVIEWS

Don’t miss out on our weekly program with Dennis Webster from WJYN Radio as he and Heritage representatives meet and discuss exciting projects, new developments, and upcoming events in Gerry, NY!

For archived interviews, use the tabs above. 

CONTINUING COVID-19 RESPONSE (NEWEST!)

Jennifer Whitten, Chief Operations Officer for Heritage, and Jeremy Rutter, Chief Clinical Officer for Heritage, discuss mitigation, vaccination, resident life, and new programming at Heritage during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These episodes aired February 15-18, 2021.

HERITAGE RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

David Smeltzer, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries and Dennis Webster discuss Heritage’s approach to the spread of Coronavirus across the United States and world. This episode originally aired March 17, 2020.

CONTINUED RESPONSE TO COVID-19

David Smeltzer, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, and Dennis Webster discuss Heritage’s approach to the spread of Coronavirus across the United States and world. This episode originally aired March 25, 2020.

#HERITAGESTRONG

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Development, and Dennis Webster discuss Heritage’s ongoing efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, including staffing, safety, and ways to get involved. This episode aired March 31, 2020.

COVID-19 UPDATE 

David Smeltzer, Heritage Ministries President and CEO, and Dennis Webster discuss Heritage’s ongoing efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, including safety, staffing, PPE, and resident care. This episode aired April 8, 2020.

OUR TIMELY AND INNOVATIVE RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Development, and Dennis Webster discuss Heritage’s ongoing efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways Heritage staff is embracing new ways to connect with residents and bring a continued sense of meaning. This episode aired April 14, 2020.

KEEP UPDATED ON HERITAGE

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries Interim CEO, and Dennis Webster discuss Heritage’s continued efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways to interact with residents while social distancing, support our staff, and/or make financial contributions to support Heritage. This episode aired April 22, 2020.

NYS TESTING COMPLIANCE

Sallie Williams, VP of Development and Communications, and Dennis Webster discuss increased New York State regulations for COVID-19 testing being implemented at Heritage and throughout the region. This episode aired May 19, 2020.

HERITAGE UPDATES

Jeremy Rutter, Chief Clinical Officer, and Dennis Webster discuss in-house therapy services as well as New York State regulations for COVID-19 which continue to impact life at Heritage communities. This episode aired June 18, 2020.

IMPROVED EMPLOYEE INCENTIVES

Sallie Williams, VP of Development and Communications, and Dennis Webster discuss employment opportunities and benefits/incentives available to our amazing staff. Generous hazard pay, improved attendance policies, and other rewards await Heritage employees! This episode aired June 23, 2020.

FEEDING THE HEARTS OF HEROES

Jennifer Whitten, VP of Senior Housing and Sales, and Dennis Webster discuss the launch of our #HeritageStrong inspired program “Feeding the Hearts of Heroes” to show appreciation and support for Heritage staff. Our new program addresses the mind, body, and soul of our amazing employees. This episode aired July 15, 2020.

VISITATION AND OTHER UPDATES

Lisa Haglund, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, and Dennis Webster discuss the reopening of visitation at Heritage communities and what to expect as your loved one’s community allows for visits. Learn more here about current visitation. This episode aired August 19, 2020.

ONGOING COVID-19 RESPONSE

Jeremy Rutter, Chief Clinical Officer for Heritage, and Dennis discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Heritage communities. This episode aired December 16, 2020.

COVID-19 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY UPDATE

Jeremy Rutter, Chief Clinical Officer for Heritage, and Dennis Webster discuss the COVID-19 uptick in Chautauqua County and its impact on senior living communities in the area. This episode aired February 15, 2021.

RESIDENT LIFE AT HERITAGE

Jennifer Whitten, Chief Operations Officer for Heritage, and Dennis Webster discuss resident life at Heritage amidst winter and COVID-19 restrictions – activities and creative problem solving bring new opportunities to residents during this season. This episode aired February 16, 2021.

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE

Jeremy Rutter, Chief Clinical Officer for Heritage, and Dennis Webster discuss vaccination efforts at Heritage for residents and staff, nationwide. This episode aired February 17, 2021.

NEW PROGRAMING AT HERITAGE

Jennifer Whitten, Chief Operations Officer for Heritage, and Dennis Webster discuss ways Heritage is making life better for residents, including our free ecard program and brand-new “Adopt a Grandparent” and “Senior to Senior” opportunities. This episode aired February 18, 2021.

ASSISTED LIVING AT HERITAGE

Becky LeBaron, Senior Housing Administrator, and Dennis discuss the assisted living opportunities at Heritage to move into one of our safe, warm, intimate homes. This episode first aired January 15, 2021.

THE WOODLANDS AND ORCHARD GROVE

Robin Schroeder and Dennis Webster discuss The Woodlands campus in West Ellicott, NY, including Orchard Grove, a Heritage assisted living community. This episode originally aired January 22, 2020.

A VISIT TO BERGQUIST MEMORIAL

Robin Schroeder and Dennis Webster discuss assisted living at Bergquist Memorial on the Homestead campus in Gerry, NY, including amenities, activities, and the new Community Center coming soon! This episode originally aired February 5, 2020.

NEW OPPORTUNITIES AT HERITAGE

Becky LeBaron and Dennis Webster discuss some of the fun activities and events taking place at various Heritage locations across Chautauqua County and the living options available! This episode originally aired February 19, 2020.

INDEPENDENT AND ASSISTED LIVING

Becky LeBaron and Dennis Webster discuss some of the current offers happening at Heritage for those looking to move in quickly, or for those who would like to have their home renovated to suit their taste. Independent and assisted living options are available! This episode originally aired February 26, 2020.

MAKE HERITAGE YOUR OWN

Melissa Bromley and Dennis Webster discuss independent living at Heritage, including various living options in Gerry and West Ellicott, NY. New builds and renovation options are available for those looking for maintenance-free, vibrant living! This episode originally aired March 3, 2020.

INNOVATION AND PROGRESS AT HERITAGE

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries Interim CEO, and Dennis Webster discuss Heritage’s bright future and vision for collaboration and service in Chautauqua County. This episode aired April 29, 2020.

FORE! VIRTUAL GOLF CLASSIC

Sallie Williams, VP of Development and Communications, and Dennis Webster discuss the exciting new #HeritageStrong Virtual Golf Classic which will take place September 2020. Listen now to learn more, and register (beginning August 1) here. This episode aired July 29, 2020.

NEW MOVE-IN INCENTIVES

Jennifer Whitten, VP of Sales and Senior Housing, and Dennis Webster discuss independent and assisted living options at Heritage and the current offers (including a rate lock until 2022, gift cards, and other incentives) available for those moving to Heritage. This episode aired August 5, 2020.

GIVING TUESDAY 2020

Sallie Williams, VP of Advancement for Heritage, and Dennis discuss Giving Tuesday 2020 and the ways donations will help residents nationwide during this holiday season. This episode aired November 24, 2020.

MAKE THE MOVE!

Jennifer Whitten, Chief Operating Officer, and Dennis talk about the delicate, but exciting and hopeful, discussions families can have with their loved ones about making the move to a Heritage senior living community. This episode aired December 9, 2020.

ASSISTED LIVING BASICS

Robin Schroeder, Director of Sales, speaks with Dennis Webster from WJTN Radio about assisted living basics at Heritage. This episode originally aired July 10, 2019.

A BETTER LIFE

Robin Schroeder, Director of Sales, speaks with Dennis Webster from WJTN Radio about how assisted living at Heritage can change life for the better. This episode originally aired July 24, 2019.

LIFE ENHANCEMENT

Robin Schroeder, Director of Sales, speaks with Dennis Webster from WJTN Radio about how assisted living at Heritage can enhances life. This episode originally aired July 31, 2019.

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST

Being a disciple of Christ in the years after retirement, dealing with a diagnosis of coming memory loss, and…robot cats?!? Lisa Haglund, the Vice President of Marketing & Development discusses these things and more on the FMC Radio Show.

A VISIT TO THE HOMESTEAD

Robin Schroeder, Director of Sales, speaks with Dennis Webster from WJTN Radio at a special tour of a residence at The Homestead in Gerry, NY. This episode originally aired August 14, 2019.

BENEFITS OF SENIOR LIVING

Resident Don Peterson discusses The Homestead and benefits of senior living at Heritage and Robin Schroeder talks about the new community center. This episode originally aired August 21, 2019.

HOMESTEAD STABLES VISIT

Robin Schroeder, Director of Sales, speaks with Dennis Webster from WJTN Radio at a special tour of Homestead Stables in Gerry, NY. This episode originally aired August 28, 2019.

NEW HILLVIEW HOMES

Robin and Dennis discuss the new spacious, maintenance-free homes being built on The Homestead campus. Visit us at our Open House “Flavors of Fall” event September 14, 2-4pm to learn more and celebrate with us. This episode originally aired September 1, 2019.

HILLVIEW EXPANSION

Robin and Dennis Webster discuss our open house and the upcoming Hillview expansion.Visit us at our Open House “Flavors of Fall” event September 14, 2-4pm to learn more and celebrate with us. This episode originally aired September 11, 2019.

NEW HILLVIEW HOMES

Robin and Dennis Webster discuss the brand new Hillview home expansion project at The Homestead in Gerry, NY. This episode originally aired September 18, 2019.

ON-CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION

Robin and Dennis Webster visit the construction site, now underway, at The Homestead in Gerry, NY. This episode originally aired September 25, 2019.

SO MUCH GOING ON!

Robin and Dennis Webster chat together with Don Peterson, community member at The Homestead, about all the exciting things happening on the campus. This episode originally aired October 16, 2019.

COMING DINING EXPERIENCE 

Robin and Dennis Webster discuss the dining experience and expectations with corporate chef Jae Church for current and prospective residents at The Homestead in Gerry, NY. This episode originally aired October  23, 2019.

MONTH-TO-MONTH RENTALS

Robin and Dennis Webster discuss challenges the coming holiday and winter season brings for home-owners and how The Homestead in Gerry, NY offers maintenance and worry-free living and amenities in new month-to-month rental options! This episode originally aired October 30, 2019.

ROADBLOCKS DISCUSSED

Robin Schroeder and Dennis Webster discuss a few commonly held misunderstandings about independent and assisted living. The Homestead,  in Gerry, NY, offers maintenance and worry-free living and amenities in new month-to-month rental options! This episode originally aired November 6, 2019.

FLEXIBILITY OF A MONTH-TO-MONTH RENTAL 

Robin Schroeder and Dennis Webster discuss month-to-month rentals in our classic apartments and the flexibility available with this unique offering. The Homestead,  in Gerry, NY, offers maintenance and worry-free living, amenities, and access to our community center, coming soon! This episode originally aired November 20, 2019.

HOMESTEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Robin Schroeder and Dennis Webster discuss the open invitation to our 2nd Annual Homestead for the Holidays at Homestead Stables, in Gerry, NY! This episode originally aired December 4, 2019.

COME VISIT THE HOMESTEAD

Robin Schroeder and Dennis Webster discuss the continued construction on the new Community Center on The Homestead campus in Gerry, NY! So much is happening at Heritage, including Homestead for the Holidays, and we’d love for you to come visit for a tour. This episode originally aired December 11, 2019.

EXPLORE THE WOODLANDS AND ORCAHRD GROVE 

Robin Schroeder and Dennis Webster discuss Heritage locations across Chautauqua County, including The Woodlands and Orchard Grove in West Ellicott, NY. Contact us to learn more about the wonderful, maintenance-free living options at The Woodlands campus. This episode originally aired December 18, 2019.

HERITAGE LIVING SOLUTIONS

Robin Schroeder and Dennis Webster discuss the vibrant community waiting to welcome you at Heritage, and the help available to find a living solution that’s right for you. We know that a move to a senior living community can be a nuanced transition, and we’re here to help! This episode originally aired December 26, 2019.

THERAPY PARTNERSHIP

Mark Smeltzer and MaryLou Clark speak with Dennis Webster from WJTN Radio about new therapy services and partnership with HealthPRO Heritage. This episode originally aired September 5, 2019.

COLLABORATION WITH HEALTHPRO HERITAGE

WRFA’s Jason Sample interviews Mark Smeltzer and David Mercugliano and Hilary Forman from HealthPRO Heritage to learn more about a recently collaboration announced between Heritage and the nationally recognized consulting and therapy management firm.

THERAPY SERVICES AT HERITAGE

Mark Smeltzer and Amy Rizzuto speak with Dennis Webster from WJTN Radio about the approach to therapy services available at Heritage. This episode originally aired September 12, 2019.

SAFE TRANSITIONS

Mark Smeltzer speaks with Dennis Webster from WJTN Radio about the “Safe Transitions” program at Heritage. This episode originally aired September 19, 2019.

THERAPY AT HERITAGE

Mary Lou and our Director of Therapy at The Village speak with Dennis Webster from WJTN Radio about therapy offerings at Heritage. This episode originally aired September 26, 2019.

HERITAGE VIDEOS

Check out our most recent videos and share with a friend or loved one who may be ready to take the next step toward the maintenance, worry-free lifestyles offered at Heritage communities!

HERITAGE RECENT NEWS

25 Mar: The Woodlands Using Power of Prayer to Unite During Pandemic

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Truer words have never been spoken for a senior living community in Chautauqua County….

08 Mar: Haglund Recognizes Female Employees and Issues Challenge

As we celebrate women today, and this week across our country, while recognizing International Women’s Day, I wanted to take…

22 Feb: Heritage Ministries Partners with CCIDA

Heritage Ministries was recently awarded a substantial $375,000 COVID-19 funding opportunity by the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA),…

22 Feb: County Care Facilities Look To Expand Visitation Following Vaccinations

That’s according to the company’s Chief Clinical Officer Jeremy Rutter who spoke with WNY News Now on Friday. Overall, Heritage Nursing Homes…

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