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 that 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 homelike 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 at our doorstep. Leave the groceries, cleaning and all your other daily chores to us! The Sentinel of Amsterdam residents get to enjoy their new freedom in a comfortable, clean and homelike 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.

Joe Stirling

Executive Director

Three words to describe you and your job title at The Sentinel?
Creative, compassionate, leadership.

What city do you live in?
I currently live in Colonie, but am originally from the small town of Ilion, NY.

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?

I love working on and racing cars. Every winter I participate in Ice Racing on frozen lakes up north.

Favorite movie or series?
I really enjoy watching space documentaries, in particular the Cosmos series with Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of my favorite ones.

Favorite ice cream?
Mint cookie crumble!

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Given the choice, I’d get a glimpse of the future, and what possibilities await us.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love getting to know our residents, whether its cracking jokes in passing or getting to know about their histories and hobbies its always the highlight of my day.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Change can be scary, but if you open your mind up to new opportunities will be amazed at how great things can turn out. The team here at the Sentinel of Amsterdam is here to help you with every step of your transition, and we look forward to you joining our community.

Kimberly Kinder

Director of Medications

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

What city do you live in?
Amsterdam.

Do you have a favorite sport or hobby?

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 three 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?
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!

Michele Bauer

Life Enrichment 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!

Diana Carr

Case Manager

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Passionate, motivated, multitasker

What city do you live in?
Schnectady

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
Love working out

Favorite Movie or Series?
Golden Girls, Good Fellas, Power

Favorite Ice Cream?
Chocolate

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Past most definitely!

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love working with this specific population and learning the assisted living community.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
I would tell the families and residents that the staff here are caring, and want to give the resident and family a safe, beautiful place to live and have a fun time.

Nicole Nittinger

Human Resource Specialist

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Motivated, caring, passionate

What city do you live in?
Broadalbin

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
Baseball, reading

Favorite Movie or Series?
Friends

Favorite Ice Cream?
Chocolate

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Past

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Co-workers and the residents

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
That the staff is caring and we try to provide care to our residents that we want for our own families.

Wendy Decker

Assistant Administrator

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Loyal, caring, dependable

What city do you live in?
Sprakers

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
Baseball

Favorite Movie or Series?
Criminal Minds

Favorite Ice Cream?
Orange Pineapple

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Neither – everything happens for a reason.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I work with amazing people. The residents are great.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
Be outspoken. Independence is key. We will help you keep your independence for as long as you can.

Brittani Depalma

Case Manager Assistant

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Knowledgeable because I’ve been here forever, caring, team player, helping everybody and making sure the aides are taking care of the residents.

What city do you live in?
Amsterdam

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
Football The Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Movie or Series?
Greys Anatomy

Favorite Ice Cream?
Vanilla

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Past so I could spend time with my grandparents.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy talking with the residents helping them with their problems making sure they are taken care of daily and treating them like family and putting smiles on the residents faces everyday.

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
That we care a lot about the residents and we treat them like family and we have very good caring staff and a great admin team.

James O’flaherty

EVS Director

Three words to describe you and your job title at the Sentinel?
Confident, compassionate, understanding

What city do you live in?
Guilderland, New York

Do you have a favorite sport or hobbies?
Football / Carpentry

Favorite Movie or Series?
The Boondock Saints, Ghost Adventures

Favorite Ice Cream?
Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Would you time travel to the future or past?
Past

What do you enjoy most about your job?
The residents and staff

What tip would you give prospective residents and their families?
To understand the size of their space in their room when they bring their belongings.

Shannon Ruth

Med Room Manager

 

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 the 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 U.S. 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 I 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