Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletJune 27, 2022

Shaker Pointe

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet is a not-for-profit senior living campus established by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province. It provides independent housing options with a choice of amenities to support the physical, spiritual, social and cultural wellbeing of its residents. The public section of the commons building, The Pointe, provides services that benefit the residents of Shaker Pointe and invites those seniors living in the general community to share these resources as well. A listing of board members is attached.

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Sisters of St. Joseph Hold Groundbreaking for Shaker Pointe at Carondelet

Sister Kay Ryan, CSJ, project coordinator; Stephen J. Grifferty, president, Alchester Companies; Sister Lauren Van Dermark, CSJ, project coordinator

Hon. Paul D. Tonko, US Congressman; Sister Lauren Van Dermark, CSJ; Hon. Paula A. Mahan, Colonie Town Supervisor; Sister Kay Ryan, CSJ; Hon. Michael G. Breslin, Albany County Executive

Sisters of St. Joseph, Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and honored guests

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the sponsors of Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 4 for the future retirement living community. Shaker Pointe will serve the needs of independent, active seniors in and around the Capital Region and is slated to open this fall.

Scheduled speakers for the groundbreaking ceremony included The Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, D.D., Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, NY; Hon. Paula Mahan, Town of Colonie Supervisor; Hon.Michael Breslin, Albany County Executive; Hon. Paul Tonko, Congressman; Hon.Bob Reilly, New York Assemblyman; Sister Charla Commins, CSJ, President, Board of Directors at Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, Inc.; Sister Mary Anne Rodgers, CSJ, Province Director, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet; Sister Kay Ryan, CSJ and Sister Lauren Van Dermark, CSJ, Project Coordinators, Shaker Pointe at Carondelet; and Stephen J. Grifferty, President, Alchester Companies.
The community will be developed by Alchester, a senior housing operator based in Latham, NY. LeCesse Construction Services, LLC, based in Rochester, NY, will be working with local subcontractors to construct the residences and common areas. Kanalstein Danton Associates P.A. of Voorhees, NJ, have provided the project with plans to build up to 198 units, all designed to meet the specific needs of senior citizens age 55 and older.
Shaker Pointe's community center will host its residents while providing additional opportunities for seniors in the surrounding area. The public section of the commons building, The Pointe, will include a fitness and aquatic center, multiple recreational rooms, convenience store, hair and nail salon, barbershop, three distinctive dining venues and more. Shaker Pointe residents will be provided many services and amenities, including a 24-hour staff, concierge service, scheduled daily transportation, housekeeping service, indoor and outdoor maintenance and extensive activities and programs, among many other services.
The mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is to serve the needs of the "dear neighbor." The community will focus on the health of the mind, body and spirit of its residents. A strong sense of community, along with daily cultural, recreational and education programs, will help to achieve this mission.
The groundbreaking reception followed at the Carondelet Hospitality Center across the street from the future community.

Click HERE to view the YNN News video of the Shaker Pointe groundbreaking.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet • 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road • Latham, NY 12110-4799
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