The Sentinel of Amsterdam


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.

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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. View activity calendar
  • 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.

Tricia-Altieri

Tricia Altieri, RN

Administrator

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Dedicated, Loving, Team Oriented.

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

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
My favorite sport is boxing at which I had competed for many years. I now use boxing to work out and it is a great stress reliever. I also enjoy basketball and I have three children who play at a competitive level. I also have coached community leagues for youth basketball for many years.

Favorite Movie or Series?
My favorite movie series is Rocky.

Favorite Ice Cream?
I’m not a fan of ice cream or sweets. But I love pizza!

Would you time travel to the future or past?
I would rather travel into the past. The 1920’s preferably.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy getting to know residents and their families. Listening to stories of the aging population and their past experiences is something I truly enjoy. I feel that our society is so focused on the youth today when our elders have such a wealth of knowledge and experiences we all could learn from. The aging population deserves the utmost  respect and admiration.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
If I had one tip for residents and their families it would be to sit back and relax… let us make your experience here at The Sentinel a magical one.

 

Lindsay Krajewski

Lindsay Krajewski

Case Manager

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Motivated. Caring. Passionate.

What city do you live in?
Amsterdam

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
I have always been a huge fan of soccer. I played in school and continue to play on a recreation league. It keeps me young.

Favorite Movie or Series?
My all time favorite movie, and story is Dirty Dancing.

Favorite Ice Cream?
I prefer frozen yogurt, but if I had to pick and ice cream it would be chocolate chip cookie dough… In a cone, not a dish.

Would you time travel to the future or past?
I would like to travel to the past when things were much more simple.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Seeing the difference you make in each person’s life. Even the little things count.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Don’t just check us out online, come in and feel the energy throughout the Sentinel. You will fall in love with it like we all did. And you will know that you are home.

 

Samantha Bonano

Samantha Bonanno

Director of Admissions & Marketing

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Dynamic, Loyal, Innovated

What city do you live in?
Amsterdam, New York

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
Spending time with my family!
Soccer & Golf. I love coaching Soccer – it’s my passion! I played Soccer for The College of St. Rose!

Favorite Movie or Series?
Favorite Movie – The Notebook
Favorite TV Series – This is Us

Favorite Ice Cream?
Chocolate Cookie Dough – With fun toppings especially but not limited to – peanut butter, sprinkles, chocolate sauce and of course a cherry!

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Future, as my curiosity gets the best of me at times! But once in the future I would indeed find the real time machine that has been invented –  go back into the past to have dinner and drinks with a few from the history books!

What do you enjoy most about your job?
The ability to meet and connect with so many people!

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
The Sentinel of Amsterdam is designed to create a peaceful and relaxing environment in which our priority is to strive in providing our residents with the highest level of quality care and services. We are here to achieve and implement our mission to the fullest. The Sentinel team takes great pride in facilitating experiences for our residents and community that will improve the quality of life for all!

 

Amanda Campione

Amanda Campione

Resident Services Manager

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.

 

Amanda Campione

Sarah Smith

Director of Patient Services

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

What city do you live in?
Fultonville.

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
I enjoy watching my kids’ sports activities and camping during the summer with my family.

Favorite Movie or Series?
Grey’s Anatomy and This is Us.

Favorite Ice Cream?
Mint chocolate chip.

Would you time travel to the future or past?
I would much rather travel to the past.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy helping others live the healthiest life possible.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
To trust and believe in the team we have here. We all want what’s best for all the residents we have living here.

 

Amanda Campione

Candace Osborne

Director of Food Services

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Passionate, dedicated, thoughtful.

What city do you live in?
I grew up in Florida but now I live in Saratoga Springs, and am loving upstate NY!

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
I love soccer. I have played since I was 3 years old. I also love traveling and reading.

Favorite Movie or Series?
My favorite series are Game of Thrones and Ozark. Favorite movies are The Notebook and Wolf of Wall Street.

Favorite Ice Cream?
Does a Banana Split count?

Would you time travel to the future or past?
I’d love to travel to the past to experience different eras and see loved ones.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love the fast paced environment in food service. I also enjoy getting to know each resident and their likes and dislikes.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Keep an open mind and have fun! Look at this as an experience and let us take care of your needs and wants.

 

Lindsay Krajewski

Emily Gavry

Director of Recreation

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.

 

Amanda Greco

Gina O’Brien

Medication Manager

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Trustworthy, dedicated, caring.

What city do you live in?
Fonda.

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
My favorite sport is basketball. I love to work out, cook, paint and spend time with my family.

Favorite Movie or Series?
My favorite movies are Rocky, Love & Basketball, and Coach Carter.

Favorite Ice Cream?
Anything with peanut butter 🙂

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Past.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy helping people, especially the elderly. I love the relationship I have with the residents.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Trust & believe.

 

Amanda Greco

Gregory Crouse

Director of Environmental Services

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Work-ethic. Passionate. Knowledgable.

What city do you live in?
Gloversville.

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
Coin collection and the NY Giants.

Favorite Movie or Series?
Movie- Of Mice & Men. Series- Walking Dead, Survivor.

Favorite Ice Cream?
Vanilla.

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Past.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Seeing residents smile and keeping everyone safe.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Love your family no matter how big it is. Make them smile and encourage them every day.

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Age really is just a number. Our seniors 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 here for yourself!

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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!


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.


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.


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.