PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - After families see what is available at the Drum Hill Senior Living Community in Peekskill, Priscilla Finelli says choosing it as the next home for their loved one isn’t a hard sell. It’s a “heart” sell.
“Once I show them all we have to offer, it’s a natural fit," said its marketing director. “It has to appeal to the heart."
For one, the apartments include full kitchen amenities and overlook the Hudson River. There are also Tai Chi and yoga classes, arts and crafts and live entertainment on site.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore new activities and friendships and also lead an active lifestyle,” she added. “Then there's the security and cushion of care when the residents need it.”
In addition to what is available inside Drum Hill, Finelli and her team want to help residents build new memories they can carry with them through their golden years. That’s why they take frequent trips to local restaurants, cruises up the Hudson River and see shows at Yorktown Stage, Peekskill’s Paramount Theatre and the Taconic Opera.
“People are always worried they are leaving their memories behind when they leave their homes, but that’s not true,” she said. “Memories never leave and they are still in the making.”
Finelli added that it is her mission to help the families that walk through her door looking for a safe and happy place to live, even if that means she has to commute from Dutchess County every day.
“Some people think commuting that much is an awful lot, but I wouldn’t leave it for a million bucks,” she said. “Every day is a new chapter.”