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The Sentinel of Amsterdam is an Assisted Living Community like no other. Located in downtown Amsterdam, “the small city with a big heart”, the Sentinel sits overlooking the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian bridge. Its location provides the feeling of exclusivity and tranquility while being only minutes from Downtown, Local Shopping, and the Amsterdam Golf Course.

The Sentinel of Amsterdam offers Residential & Personal Care Services like no other setting. Our residents have come to expect the same level of comfort and security as they would enjoy in their own homes.

  • One bedroom and semi-private suites
  • Three delicious homemade meals and refreshments daily
  • Special diets offered based on dietary needs
  • Daily recreational activities
  • 24 hour Security and Receptionist Services
  • Daily Housekeeping Services
  • Assistance with Medication Management
  • Personal Care and Bathing Assistance
  • Laundry and Linen Services
  • Arrangement with Transportation for Medical Appointments
  • Emergency call system
  • Complete fire protection system
  • Beauty Parlor
  • Cable Television
  • WIFI

Assisted Living Program

  • Provides Nursing & Personal Care in a home like setting
  • Allows your loved ones to age in place as opposed to moving to a nursing home
  • Assisted Living Program costs are covered by NYS Medicaid
  • Learn more about the Assisted Living Program

Check in your “to-do list” by our doorstep. Leave the groceries, cleaning, and all other daily chores to us! The Sentinel of Amsterdam residents get to enjoy their new freedom in a comfortable, clean and home-like environment surrounded by friends and people who will do whatever it takes to help. Our robust roster of amenities and services was designed from the perspective of our residents. It’s how we at The Sentinel at Amsterdam would want to be treated too.

April Boniewski

Executive Director

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Caring, Passionate, and Leadership

What city do you live in? 
I live in Scotia, NY.

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
I enjoy golfing, watching college hockey, and spending time with family.

Favorite Movie or Series?
I am addicted to documentaries!

Favorite Ice Cream?
Black Cherry

Would you time travel to the future or past?
I’d go to the past to see the family and loved ones that I miss.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I really enjoy helping people. Working here allows me to use my training and experience to help enhance the quality of a resident’s life.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Consider this your next big adventure and embrace all that we have to offer.

Amanda Brinkerhoff

Assistant Administrator

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Passionate, Visionary, Dedicated

What city do you live in?
I was born and raised in St. Johnsville, NY, and moved to Amsterdam in 2008, and love it!

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
I love football, especially the Pittsburg Steelers!

Favorite Movie or Series?
Series: “Judge Judy” & “This is Us”

Favorite Ice Cream?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Most definitely to the past, not to change anything, but to relive the best moments of my life.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is the interaction that I receive with the residents. I love being part of the resident’s lives where I can help them grow, and participate in activities that they love, as well as building friendships and creating memories with them. I also love my great team here at The Sentinel!

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
The tip I would give to prospective residents and their families would be to ensure that they have an open communication plan with the facility departments, so that they feel comfortable talking with Administration about any ideas or concerns that they have. This will ensure a greater peace of mind not only for the families, but for the residents as well.

Emily Gavry

Outreach Specialist and Admissions

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Creative, spontaneous, fun.

What city do you live in?
Amsterdam. I grew up here and it has become home again. I left for some adventures, and now I am back!

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
I used to play tennis but my favorite sport right now is anything my son is playing! Always his #1 fan. My hobbies include traveling, photography, painting, finding and listening to live music.

Favorite Movie or Series?
It’s hard to choose one, but Amelie comes to mind. It’s a foreign film, but relatable to me. I love the HBO series Insecure.

Favorite Ice Cream?
Coffee ice cream is my all time favorite.

Would you time travel to the future or past?
I don’t think seeing the future would help me live in the moment. I’ve always felt like I was born in the wrong time period… I’d definitely travel to the past.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I really love when our residents feel comfortable enough to open up to me. Hearing their life experiences can be so enlightening, funny and sometimes sad. But it really makes it easier to understand them and the things they go through currently. They have really become my buddies! I love seeing them laugh.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
I guess my tip would be to encourage new residents to participate in the activities we offer. Adjustment can be hard, but being social is almost always beneficial. For the prospective resident themselves: Be easy on yourself! My job is to help you enjoy your time at The Sentinel. Start small if you have to; and you will start to feel more comfortable.

Kimberly Kinder

Director of Medications

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Dedicated, trustworthy, passionate.

What city do you live in?
I live in Amsterdam.

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?

I always loved playing soccer and boxing, but am a fan of any sport my kids play… especially lacrosse! My hobbies include photography, listening to live music, and spending time with my family.

Favorite Movie or Series?
Game of Thrones and Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite Ice Cream?
Chocolate Peanut Butter

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Definitely the past

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love the connection and relationship I have with the residents… I enjoy helping them, seeing them smile and listening to their life stories.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
To enjoy your time here at The Sentinel… let us help take care of your needs. We truly have a dedicated team!

Jennifer Miller

Business Office Manager

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Cheerful, Outgoing, Thoughtful.

What city do you live in?
Amsterdam

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?

My absolute favorite sport is football. I love the NY Giants (Green Bay Packers second – for my husband and son). Nothing compares though to watching my 3 boys play football, lacrosse, or basketball. I cannot wait to watch my little girl play one day!

Favorite Movie or Series?
I have way too many to list but if I have to choose, I would say any Hallmark Christmas movie! And yes, I will watch them any time of the year.

Favorite Ice Cream?
I have two, mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough. With rainbow sprinkles of course!

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Nope. As much as I may be tempted, I would not want to risk the butterfly effect. But I would love to see my boys little again and all the family no longer with us.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love getting to know the residents and helping them.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Get to know the staff and caregivers and make new friends. We are all here to help and enjoy working with the residents and families.

Jamar Anderson

Building Manager

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
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What city do you live in?
Rensselaer NY

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?

Football! LET’S GO BUFFALO!

Favorite Movie or Series?
My favorite movie is Speed. Series: The Sopranos

Favorite Ice Cream?
Strawberry Shortcake

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Definitely the past. I’m a fan of all things vintage especially music and movies.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Interacting with our residents, hands down. There are so many individuals with different backgrounds and different stories to tell, I love being a small part of their life’s journey.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Transition can be tough. It is easy to look back at your life and wonder how you’ve gotten to this point. This is the journey life is taking you on. Look at what you have in front of you now, and embrace the smiles your see daily. Enjoy the interaction and soak in the atmosphere. Care and love is all around you. From your families, to the employee’s, we care about you.

Michele Bauer

Activity Director

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Dedicated, passionate and creative.
What city do you live in?
Amsterdam, born and raised.

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
Photography, hiking and geocaching, live music, doing anything with family and friends!

Favorite Movie or Series?
My favorite classic movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and I’ll admit that I’m a General Hospital fan.

Favorite Ice Cream?
Peanut Butter Pandemonium

Would you time travel to the future or past?
I would love to visit the past, to see all my family and friends who are no longer here.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy getting to know the residents, and getting their input on the activities. I have a lot of experience, and this is the only job that I would ever want.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
I would encourage them to focus on this transition as a great new chapter in their lives, while making friends, socializing and of course, participating in all the activities!

Our residents enjoy a wide variety of social and private activities offered on a daily basis. From Yoga, Bingo and Manicures to Sunday Mass, Baking Clubs and Horse Racing, our programming is truly unique. See for yourself!

The Sentinel is the best assisted living residence I have ever toured. My Mom is a resident there. The staff is extremely caring. Mom receives assistance for the tasks she needs help with. Everything is very clean. There are many windows and lots of light. The food is good and the staff is open to suggestions. The activities are fun and my mom is always busy. I can’t say enough great words about The Sentinel of Amsterdam.

You have to tour this fine assisted living residence, meet the administration, staff and all the happy residents.

Connie N.

The facility is top notch, the staff are extremely helpful and friendly, the Administration is professional, knowledgeable, and caring, and the residents rock!

– Carol S.

Always doing something nice for the residents and also for their families on special occasions. Staff treat residents well, with smiles, and encouraging words. A very nice place with a great staff.

– Gary G.

The staff at The Sentinel are beyond exceptional. They are so passionate about what they do, and I would recommend anybody to see the facility and meeting the amazing staff ❤

– Amber F.

This place is a godsend to our family. My widowed father-in-law was quite lonely and struggling to manage in his apartment, but now that he has moved to the Sentinel, he has made new friends, enjoys the excellent meals in the dining room ( especially the soups), has his laundry done for him, jokes with the friendly attentive staff, attends the activities including the theater, and relaxes in the comforts of his room. The staff made our whole family feel very welcome during our initial visit and went way out of their way to ease Dad’s transition in the move. They even came with a van to his apartment to collect his belongings and the few bits of furniture he wanted to bring ( desk, file cabinet, recliner).

There is a primary care doctor who comes to office in the facility weekly to see patients there and transport can be arranged to go to specialist physicians as needed. I call this place the “Taj Mahal” of assisted living facilities! I have visited such places all over the USA and worked in many and this is truly one of the finest.

– Allison B.

Wonderful place! Visited a family friend. Place was clean, new facilities and offered so many fun activities for their residents!

– K.H.

It’s so sweet when they hire an outdoor dj as iI live nearby and enjoy the tunes! the place looks so nice and clean. I love seeing the residents outside.

– G.M.

    The Sentinel of Amsterdam
    10 Market Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Tel: 518.896.0010
    Fax: 518.896.0015