Syracuse Home campus renamed McHarrie Life

— Earning your trust for more than 160 years, Syracuse Home Association has provided our community with caring and compassionate healthcare for older adults in Central New York.

What started as a refuge and provision of basic needs for women and orphans in the city of Syracuse by a group of courageous, humanitarian women has blossomed over three centuries into a continuum of care senior community for residents of all levels of need.

“As our services have grown and expanded, we came to the decision that it was time for a name that would better reflect all that we had to offer,” said Mark Murphy, CEO. “Recognizing that we have so much more to offer than skilled care, we are introducing our continuum of services under the common name of McHarrie Life.”

In 1794, John McHarrie traveled from his Maryland farm to become the first permanent settler in Baldwinsville. His unwavering devotion, involvement and dedication to the growth of our beautiful community led to naming the campus McHarrie Life – where aging is valued and celebrated; where life can be lived.

The organization will continue to support the same core values that have guided them since 1851, but with a stronger connection to the rich, historic roots of Baldwinsville’s founding father, John McHarrie.

As a not-for-profit continuum of care, McHarrie Life is able to meet the changing healthcare needs of its residents by offering programs and services including: McHarrie Towne, independent living; McHarrie Pointe, assisted living; Sage Court, memory care; Syracuse Home at McHarrie Place, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care; and McHarrie Life Foundation, supporting all programs and services.

“At the forefront, it is our dedicated, professional staff, generous volunteers and board members who have built an amazing organization over the past 160 years, which has greatly contributed to its success today,” Murphy said. “Our professional team strives to find what is unique and important to every resident based on their personal interests and lifestyle choices. Our hope is that those we serve experience life fully in a place filled with warmth, compassion and loving kindness.”

About the facility

Nestled on 140-acres in a beautiful, park-like setting in Baldwinsville, McHarrie Life Senior Community is home to nearly 300 residents ranging from ages 60 to 100 and the second largest employer in Baldwinsville. Last year, more than 500 people completed short-term rehabilitation and successfully returned home. As a leading choice for short-term rehabilitation in Central New York, this state-of-the-art program continues to grow and thrive every year.

McHarrie Life is located at 7740 Meigs Road in Baldwinsville. For more information about the programs and services at McHarrie Life, please call 638-2521.

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