Representatives from the St. Andrews Retirement Community described the services provided by St. Andrews to the Kiwanis Club of Richmond last week. On hand to make the presentation were (l. To r.) Carmyn Kelly, Assistant Administrator; Gilbert S. Shew, Administrator; and Leila Grant-Collins, Director of Nursing and Dr. Kenneth Clawson, a board member of St. Andrews and a former governor of the Kentucky Tennessee District of Kiwanis International.
The St. Andrews Retirement Community is a not-for-profit ecumenical Christian Ministry, initiated by First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church, located on 40 acres near Tates Creek Road.
Included as part of the retirement community are the St. Andrews Condominiums, 61 Independent Living Cottages, the Telford Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center which provides 40 personal care beds and common facilities, administration, dining and kitchen facilities for its full long range capacity of 120 skilled care beds, and the McCready Manor an apartment complex of 73 units for independent and assisted living.
Dr. William R. Young, who was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at the time of the conception of a retirement community, said there would have been no St. Andrews without a bequest made to the First Presbyterian Church in memory of Isabel Bennett McCready, "to be used to found or enlarge or endow a nursing and retirement home." The bequest was made by Stephen F. McCready, an Episcopalian from Winchester.
Telford Terrace is named in honor of Robert L. Telford, Jr. Stocker Drive, the main drive through the campus, was named in honor of Bill and Alice Stocker who through their generosity made more than 30 acres available for the facility.
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