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Helen Whittier Andrus Benedict, youngest daughter of John Emory Andrus

Rica Historia y Filantropía

John E. Andrus comenzó su vida en condiciones modestas el 16 de febrero de 1841 como hijo de un ministro metodista empobrecido.
Sin embargo, en el momento de su muerte, a la edad de noventa y tres años en 1934, ocupaba el cargo de alcalde de Yonkers y congresista de los Estados Unidos, y se ganó una reputación como industrial y como uno de los líderes de Nueva York.

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Dedicación

El Sr. Andrus dedicó su vida a la siguiente misión: "Dar oportunidades a los jóvenes y descanso a los ancianos". Esa misión se cumplió en 1917 con la fundación de la Fundación Surdna (Andrus escrita al revés), una organización caritativa, y la apertura del Hogar Memorial para Niños Julia Dyckman Andrus en 1928, un orfanato en honor a su difunta esposa.
 

Después de su muerte, gran parte de la fortuna del Sr. Andrus se destinó a la preservación de la Fundación Surdna. En 1953, su hija menor, Helen Andrus Benedict, continuó su legado estableciendo John E. Andrus Memorial, Inc., justo al norte del Hogar de Niños en Hastings-on-Hudson. En la actualidad, Andrus on Hudson, como centro de enfermería especializada, brinda atención poshospitalaria, atención a largo plazo y atención de la memoria. Continuamos el legado establecido por John E. Andrus.
 

Andrus on Hudson está ubicado en 26 acres boscosos, ubicado en lo alto de una colina con vista al pintoresco río Hudson en Hastings-on-Hudson. Seguirá siendo una comunidad fundada sobre la amistad y los principios establecidos por el propio John E. Andrus.

John Emory Andrus

John Andrus nació en 1841 en Pleasantville, Nueva York, se graduó en la Wesleyan University y pronto pasó de la enseñanza a la escuela para dedicarse a sus talentos como inversor y hombre de negocios. Su negocio principal, Arlington Chemical Company, fabricaba y distribuía medicinas típicas de la época, y sus intereses comerciales incluían grandes propiedades en lugares tan lejanos como Alaska.
 

Hijo de un ministro metodista, el Sr. Andrus era un líder laico de la Iglesia Metodista. A los 60 años, fue elegido alcalde de Yonkers, Nueva York, y luego sirvió cuatro mandatos en el Congreso de Estados Unidos. Un devoto hombre de familia, fundó el Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial en 1923, un orfanato que era un homenaje a su amada esposa, ella misma huérfana, en el sitio de la granja de su familia adoptiva en el condado de Westchester, Nueva York. En 1953, al orfanato se le unió una casa de retiro adyacente, el John E. Andrus Memorial. Esto cumplió el deseo expresado por Andrus de que su legado brindara a las comunidades “oportunidades para la juventud y descanso para la vejez”.

  • Little Leaf at Andrus on Hudson
    This program is a pre-school for children ages two to five. Their classrooms are housed on the lower level of Andrus on Hudson with class taking place from 9:00 to 3:00 on school days. Theresa McCaffrey, Founder and Director of Little Leaf, believes children benefit most from free play in nature, a nurturing community, and activities to nourish the spirit. When given the chance to delve into their own meanderings, children naturally imitate the adults in their lives in their play. The teachers attend to the environment and to the children with care and respect. The children come to Little Leaf to discover and experiment and the teachers follow the lead of the child. The children and the seniors share stories, songs, games, nature and cooking. Seniors and young children actually have much in common and benefit by helping each other out. The sound of children playing and laughing brings life to our nursing home. https://www.littleleafschool.com/
  • Hudson Lab School
    Hudson Lab School is a new, independent K-12 school which opened in September, 2017 in a single mixed-age classroom at Andrus on Hudson, teaching grades K-5. Cate Han, Founder, has begun the school with a mission to instill a love of learning and to teach children how to design and build a life in which they can thrive. Hudson Lab School integrates collaborative, interdisciplinary project based learning and thoughtful self-reflection with the academic fortitude of a classical liberal arts education. Teachers guide and support students as “lead learners” in their investigations rather than the person holding all the answers. Hudson Lab School incorporates intergenerational learning and is working on building an intergenerational library at Andrus on Hudson. The children’s confidence grows as they explain their latest project to our seniors while our seniors are realizing they still have an appreciation for learning. https://www.hudsonlabschool.com
  • Greenburgh North Castle Vocational Internship
    This program is a high school transition program developed for Greenburgh North Castle UFSD and is targeted for students whose main goal is competitive employment. At the completion of a successful internship the student receives a Career Development and Occupational Skills Credential. Since the onset of the program in October, 2014 the interns have accrued over 10,000 hours at Andrus on Hudson. A student’s typical day includes classroom instruction at Andrus on Hudson and immersion in internship locations and rotations throughout our facility, while simultaneously receiving feedback from instructors and job coaches. The rotations are designed to complement each student’s interests, skills, and strengths. Students participate in a variety of internship areas including Recreation, Housekeeping, Dietary, Business, Beauty Salon, and Maintenance. These students have the advantage of learning new job skills. Our seniors benefit by their assistance and the opportunity to interact with young people in our hair salon, dining room, auditorium and lobby. https://gncufsd.org
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