Our History

 

Good Shepherd Village at Endwell was founded by Good Shepherd Communities, which is also the parent organization of Good Shepherd Fairview Home.

Good Shepherd Communities is a Binghamton based, not-for-profit corporation that is run by a local volunteer board of directors and an experienced management team. It is dedicated to meeting the continuing needs of care, support, and assistance through high quality, affordable, and innovative senior housing services and facilities.

Good Shepherd Fairview Home traces its origins back to the House of the Good Shepherd, formed in January 1870 under the auspices of the Society of Mercy at Christ Episcopal Church. It was to be “an asylum for aged and destitute persons” and became the City of Binghamton's first hospital. When Binghamton City Hospital (now General Hospital) opened in 1888, the House of the Good Shepherd no longer served as a hospital and offered residential living for the elderly.

The Home for Aged Women, later named Fairview Home, was founded in July 1891 by a group of benevolent citizens and had no religious affiliation. In the 1960s, the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley expressed an interest in sponsoring a home for the aging and Fairview Home came under its sponsorship.

In 1968, the two homes merged and became known as Good Shepherd Fairview Home. Following the merger in 1968, a new complex was built on Fairview Avenue. Good Shepherd Fairview Home currently provides independent apartments, an adult care facility, an assisted living program, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a dedicated state-of-the-art Rehab & Wellness Center.

Good Shepherd Communities Foundation provided a significant portion of the start-up money for the Good Shepherd Village project. The mission of Good Shepherd Communities Foundation is to provide financial and other support for Good Shepherd Communities, Good Shepherd Fairview Home, Good Shepherd Village at Endwell, and other entities. The Foundation works to enhance the lives of older adults in the Greater Binghamton area.


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Good Shepherd Communities

Good Shepherd Communities

Good Shepherd Communities is the parent organization of Good Shepherd Fairview Home, Good Shepherd Village at Endwell, and Good Shepherd Communities Foundation. The roots of Good Shepherd Communities are The House of the Good Shepherd, founded in 1870, and The Home for Aged Women, established in 1891, and later named The Fairview Home.

Good Shepherd Communities enables older adults to meet their continuing needs of care, support, and assistance through high quality, affordable, and innovative housing and long term care services and facilities. Good Shepherd Communities is an organization with a reputation for unsurpassed quality and innovation in elder care. Its foresight has resulted in entities that don’t stand still; ones that continuously stay ahead of the times.

We value highly the dignity of those we serve, promoting their independence, self-determination, life enrichment, wellness, and well-being. Our organizations foster respect, compassion, benevolence, and social responsibility among all involved.

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Good Shepherd Fairview Home

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Good Shepherd Fairview Home at Binghamton has offered housing and health care services for nearly 140 years.  Good Shepherd Fairview is a not-for-profit residential healthcare community that offers various levels of care to accommodate individual needs, including:

  • 40 apartments for independent living
  • 35 enhanced assisted living residence rooms
  • 32 assisted living program rooms
  • 34 skilled nursing facility beds for long-term care and 2 respite care beds
  • 20 private rooms for short-stay rehabilitation

The Home has a philosophy that all people should be treated with dignity and respect. We value individuality and are committed to providing person-centered care to each resident.

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Good Shepherd Communities Foundation

Good Shepherd Communities Foundation, formerly known as Good Shepherd Fairview Foundation, was founded in April 1986 as a not-for-profit corporation. The mission of Good Shepherd Communities Foundation is to provide financial and other support for Good Shepherd Communities, Good Shepherd Fairview Home, Good Shepherd Village at Endwell, and other entities. The Foundation works to enhance the lives of older adults in the Binghamton area.

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32 Village Drive
Endwell, NY 13760
607-757-3100