Answers to Your Questions
Shared below are common questions we receive about living in our communities. We’re happy to discuss any of these in detail as well as any other questions you have. We look forward to speaking with you and scheduling your tour.
Pricing varies depending on the community you choose. Each community is unique and has several options for residency and amenities. Pricing is based on this. To determine the right accommodations and pricing for you, please contact the community that most interests you.
No. We have people from all faith backgrounds or none at all.
We have a chaplain available to residents at all of our communities. We also have additional religious services available in the Ken-Ton and Lockport chapel. If you have a particular faith-based need, we are eager to accommodate you.
Of course! This is your home.
Each of our communities is designed with a certain resident in mind.
Presbyterian Village at North Church— This campus is for independent adults (62+) who are able to care for themselves and remain independent. Residents may bring in companion-care to assist with chores like laundry, etc.
Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village— This campus is for adults on a fixed income who also are able to maintain their independence and self-care.
Ken-Ton Enriched— This program is for residents of Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village who desire assistance with basic, daily tasks like laundry, meals, and housekeeping.
Presbyterian Senior Care of WNY is a not-for-profit community of senior living campuses that embrace aging in Buffalo, NY. We provide access to care that evolves as you age and that honors your independence and need for community. In February 2021, Presbyterian Senior Care merged with Beechwood Continuing Care to continue its mission of serving seniors in western New York.
Giving & Donations
Giving greatly requires thought and planning. Here are some common questions and answers to help you decide the best way to make an impact in the lives of current and future residents.
Begun in 1990, the Foundation’s purpose is to attract contributions from the community and manage the gifts appropriately to provide financial support for Presbyterian Senior Care of WNY. Donations to the Foundation come from residents, family members, corporations, and charitable foundations who wish to make a difference in the lives of our residents. With the merger of Beechwood Continuing Care, the PSC Foundation has now merged into The Beechwood/Blocher Foundation. Gifts given will continue to be honored with the donor’s wishes in regard to facility or intention. Click here for more information on The Beechwood/Blocher Foundation, Inc.
Contributions to the Foundation are put to use in a number of ways. Unrestricted gifts help us deliver programs and services that enrich the lives of our residents every day. They help us make transportation to cultural or entertainment events possible and provide for important programs, such as Pastoral Care, that our residents find truly valuable.
Bequests from residents and family members have made possible building acquisition, renovations, and programs in our Lockport, Williamsville, and Ken-Ton communities. Look around, and you’ll see plaques commemorating so many things made possible by the kind remembrances of residents, families, and foundations alike.
Yes. The Foundation has its own 501 (c)(3) status with the IRS as a tax-exempt organization. Your outright gifts to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible if you itemize. Gifts of appreciated securities and those made to fund other types of arrangements carry their own set of tax benefits.
Our correct legal title is The Beechwood/Blocher Foundation, Inc.
Our tax identification number is 13-3201806.
Fortunately, almost anyone can make a gift to the Beechwood/Blocher Foundation. Over the years, our friends have made gifts in a wide variety of ways. In each instance the size of the gift was determined by the donor’s own personal situation, and the amounts were as varied as the people who supported us so kindly.
We’re grateful for your gift in whatever form you decide to make it. Our generous benefactors usually support us in one of the following ways:
- Cash: Many people simply write a check because it’s simple to do and has an immediate impact on a program or at a community they deeply care about.
- Gifts of Stock: Many people own stock that has gone up in value but no longer pays a good dividend. Making a gift of appreciated securities allows you to receive a tax deduction for your gift without incurring capital gains taxes. We’re happy to work with your advisors to maximize the benefits to you and PSC by giving stock.
- A Bequest in Your Will: By remembering the Beechwood/Blocher Foundation in your Estate Plan, you’re continuing a legacy of support that has helped sustain us for many years. Bequest donors have access to all their assets while alive, and once these assets are no longer needed, those gifts can be put to use to enhance the lives of seniors here at our communities.
Of course! There are a number of designated funds at the Foundation intended to support a particular program, community, or purpose. Your gift can be directed to help seniors who might not otherwise be able to live at our communities. We have funds designed to support Pastoral Care and endowments to help our employees continue their education. In addition, some of our donors have set up funds to defray the costs of nutritious meals for residents needing assistance.
In almost any instance, we’re able to match a donor’s intention with a fund designed to meet an identified need. We’re always happy to discuss the impact you’d like your gift to have and work to be sure your philanthropy achieves that goal.
Yes, there are a number of giving methods that provide you with an income that you cannot outlive. For many years, generous donors have used charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, and other methods of giving to fulfill their philanthropic objectives. Each method has its own set of benefits and costs, and we’re happy to talk with you or your advisors in confidence about these proven, effective giving tools.