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Fulton County recognizes Wells Nursing Home for its 50th Anniversary

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recognized the Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown for its 50th Anniversary with a proclamation presented at the board's meeting Monday at the County Office Building in Johnstown. Reading the proclamation, second from left, is Gloversville 1st Ward Supevisor Marie Born. Pictured, from left, are: board Chairman Warren Greene, Born, Wells Administrator Neal Van Slyke, Wells Director of Nursing Renee Swartz, and Wells Director of Admissions Robin Wentworth. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday recognized the city’s Wells Nursing Home on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary this year.

The board passed a proclamation — read at the board’s monthly session at the County Office Building — to honor the 201 W. Madison Ave. skilled nursing care facility.

Wells Nursing Home — opened in 1970 — offers services to the community that include: radiology services, scheduled and emergency medical care, podiatry, dental, optometry, lab services, wound care, IV therapy, hospice and palliative care, physical and occupational therapy on site, speech therapy, medical social services, psychiatric services, nursing rehab, planned daily activities, consulting registered dietitian, nutritional services, housekeeping and laundry services, and in-house beauty parlor.

Gloversville 1st Ward Supervisor Marie Born read the resolution, which noted Wells Nursing home has “a commitment to the community to provide quality short and long-term care nursing needs.”

“Wells Nursing Home provides a homelike atmosphere striving to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of residents,” the proclamation stated. “The Wells campus has evolved into a modern, multi-disciplined skilled nursing facility, including a 100-bed skilled nursing home, Adult Day Health program and outpatient rehab services.”

The proclamation indicated that Wells Nursing Home provides 150 community jobs in the “heart” of Fulton County.

“Resolved, that in recognition of Wells Nursing Home’s 50 years of service in support and care of community residents, the Board of Supervisors hereby congratulates Wells Nursing Home, its administration, staff and residents,” the proclamation said.

Following the reading of the proclamation, Born, chairwoman of the board’s Human Services Committee, stated: “Fifty years is a long time to be in that type of work. They do a great job.”

Wells Nursing Home Administrator Neal Van Slyke stated: “We do want to thank you for the proclamation. Hopefully, we’ll continue to offer you health services.”

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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