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Our Difference

  • Rated Five Star in Quality Care by the Federal Agency - CMS
  • Guaranteed Private Room
  • Mission Driven Organization
  • Andrus Family Involvement
  • SAGECare Platinum Credential - LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training
  • Use of Telemedicine & Many Specialties not provided in Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hospitality Focus 
  • Technological Advances
  • Staff Longevity
  • Only Facility in Westchester County to recognize Nurses with the Daisy Award
  • Intergenerational Programming on campus  
  • Unmatched Views of the Hudson
So much more...  Call today to learn more (833) PICKAOH
intergenerational program - resident reading to students

Intergenerational Programs

At Andrus on Hudson, we have recognized the benefits of Intergenerational Programs for a long time.  Our programming is able to bridge generations, linking residents and patients with students from various local schools to forge impactful, meaningful relationships. The benefits to our seniors include improved health, increased connectedness and less isolation, and enhanced feelings of self-worth with purpose.


The benefits to youth include increased self esteem, improved behavior, enhanced sense of belonging in their communities, appreciation and deeper understanding of the rich lives and experiences of older adults. There are also benefits to the community including enhanced awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage and traditions, increased collaboration between local organizations, and more vibrant/cohesive communities.

Programming that stands out

We offer engaging and interesting social and recreational opportunities for both our patients and residents daily, 365 days a year.  
Our Community Life department promotes individualized l
eisure experiences.

  • movement & fitness

  • chair yoga

  • meditation

  • adaptive bowling

  • shuffleboard

  • arts and crafts

  • music therapy

  • piano lessons

  • strolling minstrel

  • pet therapy

  • intergenerational programs

  • spiritual services

  • theme days

  • concerts

  • theater events

  • garden parties

  • aromatherapy

  • lectures

  • trivia

  • cooking classes

  • happy hours 

  • casino day

  • craft fairs

  • off-site trips

  • outdoor barbecues

  • afternoon teas

  • ice cream socials

  • matinee movies

  • news and views

  • and there is more...

“Somehow we have to get older people back close to growing children if we are to restore a sense of community, a knowledge of the past and a sense of the future.”  - Margaret Mead

  • Surdna Foundation
    The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States—communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies and thriving cultures. For five generations, since 1917, the Foundation has been governed largely by descendants of John Andrus and has developed a tradition of innovative service for those in need of help or opportunity. The Surdna Foundation fosters just and sustainable communities by making grants available in the areas of: Sustainable Environments Strong Local Economies Thriving Cultures Foundation Initiatives SURDNA partners with local and national organizations to ensure they have the staff, know-how and leadership capabilities to succeed in creating meaningful change against some of our nation’s most pressing issues. A just and sustainable community is a place with a high quality of life that makes it a desirable place to live, work, and play. It’s a place that offers a balance of productive activity and leisure, consumption and conservation, individualism and community. Sustaining that quality of life demands a healthy environment, strong local economies, and a vibrant cultural life, all enriching and reinforcing one another. At the Surdna Foundation, we actively find ways to enhance our work by forging cohesion across the Foundation’s grantmaking efforts. We seek emerging opportunities, reserving some resources in order to make an immediate impact with our giving, when warranted. The foundation emphasizes social justice in our work, recognizing the structural and systemic barriers experienced within our communities and are devoted to finding solutions that dismantle them. The importance of young people, organizing, and leadership development in addressing these barriers are lessons we carry forward from previous work at the Foundation. Visit SURDNA
  • Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation
    The Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation was created in 1997 in memory of John E. Andrus and enhances the Andrus family’s longstanding commitment to Westchester County, New York. The Benedict Foundation is committed to creating good places for people to grow older while maintaining the maximum possible levels of independence. The Benedict Foundation is focused on creating aging-friendly neighborhoods and actively engaging older people in their communities. Grantmaking is targeted primarily to nonprofits in Westchester County, New York, with special attention to the City of Yonkers. The Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation views older people as assets to their communities, an essentially untapped resource of time, talent, and experience with potential to benefit neighbors and neighborhoods. To strengthen Westchester neighborhoods and communities, the Benedict Foundation supports programs and strategies that foster across-the-generations cooperation. To help build a sense of community among its grantees and to encourage collaboration, several times a year the Foundation gathers grantees for educational seminars highlighting nationally recognized cutting edge programs and emerging issues. Visit the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation
  • Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial
    The Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial – also known as the Andrus Children’s Center – is a private nonprofit community agency offering prevention, assessment, educational, treatment and research programs that help children and families achieve healthy, stable lives. Originally founded in 1928 by John E. Andrus in memory of his wife, Julia, as an orphanage for needy youngsters, Andrus now provides a broad network of supports to vulnerable children and families of all backgrounds and means. Andrus serves more than 140 seriously emotionally disturbed children, grades K-9, in three treatment programs and a Blue Ribbon school on its lovely, 110-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River. In community-based initiatives across Yonkers and Mt. Vernon, we partner with local agencies, government organizations and families to address the needs of hundreds of children, from birth through grade school. Our mental health programs help to provide counseling to young children with mental health needs in three locations throughout Westchester County. The Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial has evolved into a premiere, nationally recognized treatment, education and research facility, but it remains, at heart, a family-centered organization. For more information, please visit us at:
  • Andrus Family Fund
    The Andrus Family Fund, a sub-fund of the Surdna Foundation, was established in 2000 to give fifth generation family members between the ages of twenty-five and forty-five an opportunity to learn about and participate in organized philanthropy. While AFF operates under the 501(c)(3) status of the Surdna Foundation, AFF defines and manages its own grantmaking program and process. AFF’s grantmaking has had a recent refresh. The Andrus Family Fund supports the self-determination, power and liberation of Black, Brown and Indigenous youth impacted by the youth justice, child welfare and other disruptive systems. They envision a just society in which Black, Brown, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, disabled and undocumented youth are thriving in empowered and supportive communities, free from state violence and family separation. Visit Applications for AFF funding should not be sent to the Surdna Foundation.
  • Andrus Family Philanthropy Program
    The Board of Directors of the Surdna Foundation launched the Andrus Family Philanthropy Program (AFPP) in January, 2000 to engage and involve its larger family, in particular its younger generations, in philanthropy and public service. The program includes the Andrus Family Fund, which was established to provide opportunities for younger family members to learn about and participate in organized philanthropy. The Surdna Board developed this approach recognizing that the field and practice of family philanthropy, while poised to achieve unprecedented impact and scale, is undergoing tremendous change. The AFPP is an emerging alliance of programs within the Andrus family, designed to become the center of efforts to further inform, encourage and coordinate the family’s philanthropic work. This will be accomplished by: strengthening the existing family philanthropies (Surdna Foundation, Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, Andrus on Hudson and Helen Benedict Foundation); creating new vehicles for the family’s philanthropy, including the Andrus Family Fund; linking existing and emerging philanthropic entities to make use of joint learning opportunities; establishing opportunities for education, service and communication around philanthropy for the larger family; and being receptive to new, creative ways to encourage and develop family philanthropy.
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