Celebrating longevity is nothing new for Chapin Home for the Aging, which has been serving the community with care and compassion for three centuries.
Founded by Edwin Chapin in 1869, shortly after the Civil War, Chapin Home’s original location was in Manhattan and then served at two locations in Queens. It moved to Jamaica in 1912 and is still serving the New York City/Long Island community.
Chapin Home’s philosophy throughout its history has been to provide the aging men and women who have come to live here as a true home, where they may find the serenity and security that have always been envisioned as essential and appropriate to the latter part of life. Our staff of dedicated professionals is committed to providing the highest level of quality care and nurturing environment for both residents and families.
National Nursing Home Week, an annual event, provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff, volunteers and surrounding communities to recognize the role of skilled nursing facilities in caring for America’s seniors. Chapin Home will host many wonderful celebrations, events and activities throughout the week. Starting our celebration will be a Mother’s Day tea party on our beautiful patio. We have community choir performances, a creative arts festival and the extra special culmination will be the Second Induction Ceremony into the “Century Club” honoring our elders, ages 99 and older.
Many of the residents at Chapin have attained the rich ages of 80s and 90s but, this year, they are excited to share that they have nine elders who are 100 years or older. They are being inducted into Chapin Home’s “Century Club.”
Chapin Home is honoring and inducting two repeat centennials, seven new centennials and five elders who are 99 years old. This is Chapin’s second induction ceremony. In 2014, Chapin Home inducted 13 elders into the club. This special celebration is taking place in our beautiful Great Hall on May 19 at 2 p.m.
If you wish to learn more about Chapin or would like to schedule a tour, call (718) 739-2523.