Renovations Have Begun!

Renovations have started! The bedroom doorways are being widened and a closet has been used to create a medication/supply room. Thank you Lisa Hochadel for the pictures! The interior painting has been started also.

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Other renovations in the works are a new ramp that will be added to the back of the home for easy access for wheelchairs and gurneys and updating a space that will be used for administrative offices.

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Pathway Into Spring … A Great Success!

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  The Pathway into Spring Event was held  at Ciccino’s on April 14, 2016.  The event was sold out and we had an amazing turnout.  Our thanks to all who attended.  We saw many new faces, and many long term … Continue reading

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Pathway Into Spring At Ciccino’s

On April 14,2016,  Sal Franzone and his staff will be hosting “Pathway into Spring” to benefit Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes. The evening will start a 6 pm in the Secondo Piano Banquet Room of Ciccino’s, 22 East Main St., Waterloo.

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The Lipker Sisters

Tickets are $25 each and are available from board members, or contact Rick Coe, Chairman, at 315-651-9036 or Lisa Hochadel, Executive Director, at 315-729-2428.

The Lipker Sisters will perform with Jazz guitarist Rick Hoyt . Hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and basket raffles will be available. Pathway Home board members will be present to answer questions about the home and progress of the project.


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Events Planned for 2016

With a new year upon us, Pathway Home is planning events for 2016.

Our annual evening at Ciccino’s  will be on April 14, 2016.  For the third year,                         Sal Franzone and his staff will welcome our guests with delicious food and a cash bar for the evening. This event gives the PH Board of Directors an opportunity  to meet with our supporters and give them updates on the progress  of our project.  There will also be chances to win any number of beautiful baskets donated by local businesses and individuals.  Tickets will be available in the coming weeks for this event.

Later this year after the snow melts and the weather clears, we will begin planning  work days at the home for a number of projects that need to be done. We will need volunteers who are willing to swing a hammer or wield a paintbrush to give our home a face lift. Work on the grounds and landscaping will also need to be done.  Information on dates and times will be announced later this spring.

The Pathway into Fall  Gala  will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016  at Ventosa Vineyard.  Dinner, dancing and raffles will be on the agenda for the evening.

2016 will be a busy year for Pathway Home and we hope you will join us !



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Pathway Home 2015 Fall Gala


Ventosa Vineyards on Friday October 16, 2015 hosted the 2015 Pathway Home Fall Gala.We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our project this year.

Dinner , dancing to the sounds of Agonal Rhythm , basket and cash raffles were just part of the evening, Guests were able to get a first look at our new home. Executive Director Lisa Hochadel,   provided a video that was playing during the dinner.

The video can be viewed on the Pathway Home Facebook page.

One poignant moment of the evening was remembering Diana Becker, a founding member of Pathway Home and the first board president. Diana passed away after a long illness earlier this year.  A plaque was presented to her husband Jeb in honor of all of Diana’s contributions to our project.



Pathway’s Board of Directors: from left to right Martie Shields, Susan James, Robert Kernan, Debra Maher, Rick Coe, Judy Young, Laura Calos, Sal Franzone, Lisa Hochadel

Our next event will be our Pathway into your Hearts held at Ciccino’s in Waterloo in February.  We hope you will be able to attend.

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Welcome Home

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On October 5, 2015  Pathway Home closed on our new home at 1529 State Route 414 in the town of Tyre.

The purchase of the two bedroom home has brought us another step closer  to opening our doors. Planning  has begun on the necessary upgrades and renovations that need to be done in order to serve our future residents.

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Pathway Home 3rd Annual Fall Gala at Ventosa Vineyards

Executive Director Lisa Hochadel and Board Chairman , Rick Coe

Executive Director Lisa Hochadel and              Board Chairman Rick Coe

Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes, Inc. is holding their third annual fall gala at Ventosa Vineyards, 3440 State Route 96A, Geneva, New York, on October 16, 2015.

Cocktails are from 6 pm to 7 pm, followed by dinner at 7 pm.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Agonal Rhythm. Ticket prices are $50.00 each.

President Rick Coe stated “The fall gala is our largest fundraiser, and given all the monumental progress we made this year in achieving our mission, we have a lot to celebrate”.

Pathway Home will also be selling tickets for a cash raffle, with a grand cash prize of $2,500, for a total of $5,000 in cash paid out.  The drawings will be held the night of the fall gala, but one does not have to be present to win.  Tickets for the cash raffle are $ 10.00 each.

Pathway Home is in the process of purchasing a residential home in the Town of Tyre, with future plans of opening a comfort care home, the first in Seneca County.

A comfort care home provides palliative care for the terminally ill, who have been medically determined to be in the last three months of life, by affirming the dying person’s dignity, comfort, spirituality, and quality of life.  The home provides a warm, accepting, and supportive environment, at no cost to the patient.

Executive Director Lisa Hochadel stated “The past year has been both busy and exciting.  We are hoping for a well attended fall gala, to share our excitement as well as jump start the organization’s capital campaign.  Our goal is to have sufficient funds set aside to ensure our financial viability once we open our home.”

Pathway Home receives 100% of their funding through donations and fundraising efforts.

For ticket information for the fall gala and the cash raffle, please call President Coe at 315-651-9036 or Executive Director Hochadel at 315-539-9376.

Dinner at Ventosa Gala 2014

Dinner at Ventosa Gala 2014





Basket Auction There were over 30 baskets and items donated for last years Gala

Deb Maher and Judy Young PWH Board Members

Deb Maher and Judy Young
PWH Board Members

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Pathway Home Changes Course with Goal of Opening Sooner

Pathway HomeA few months ago, the Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes Board of Directors made the decision to move forward with renovation plans on the home it owns on Marshall Road, Fayette. But, as they say, plans change.

Shortly after the decision was made, board members became aware of a home on Route 414, Tyre. After touring the vacant ranch, board members unanimously felt the Tyre facility was more suitable to the mission and goal of the not-for-profit organization. After much deliberation, debate and weighing options, the board approved the process of purchasing the Tyre property and selling the Fayette site. Due diligence was invested in assuring the move was fiscally prudent as well as expedient. Construction vs. purchase/renovation costs were evaluated. An operational budget was drafted.

Board Chair Rick Coe said the decision was not taken lightly. In the end, the Tyre property gives Pathway Home the potential to move forward more quickly and be able to open the doors sooner in a cost-effective manner. It is expected Pathway can start serving the community by early next year.

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The sign may move to a new location, but the goal is the same: a comfort care home for Seneca County.

Executive Director Lisa Hochadel echoed the sentiment of the board. The home in Tyre is better suited to a comfort care facility, with two large bedrooms, wide hallways and an open floor plan. It also features a full basement — something not available at the Fayette site — and is handicapped accessible. It also has an operational back-up generator and central air conditioning. She noted the house needs very little renovation or upgrades.
Hochadel noted the previous owners of the Tyre home were older and pre-planned some of the amenities they would need as they aged. Both have since died, but their children stated “having their parents’ home used for comfort care is a great legacy to them.”
Daniel R Long Architecture & Associates, Geneva, will continue to work with the board on bringing the facility into compliance.

The purchase is contingent upon receipt of a permit from the Town of Tyre.

Days after the board made its decision, Hochadel was approached by Jessica Sinicropi of Jessica & Co., a Seneca Falls hair salon, about the possibility of purchasing the Fayette property. Last month, the Pathway Home Board of Directors approved the sale terms.

The fortuitous sequence of events is a blessing, said Hochadel. “We have our financing in order with a local bank. We can afford the purchase price, equipping the house and doing renovations.”

Of course, monetary issues will be a key factor in determining when the home can open. Donations can be made anytime, designated specifically for the building fund or operating costs. Donations are tax deductible and can be made by sending to Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes, PO Box 516, Seneca Falls, NY 13148-0516.

Pathway Home is also starting a capital campaign to create an endowment fund for operational costs.

The original concept of a comfort care home was spawned because Seneca County is the only county in the area that does not have such a facility, meaning county residents needing palliative care and unable to remain at home, have to either be hospitalized, placed in a nursing home or placed in a comfort care facility 40-plus miles from home.
The goal of Pathway Home has always been to provide quality care to the dying by attempting to meet each resident’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual care needs in a supportive home like environment, while respecting their individuality and maintaining his or her dignity until death.

Care to be provided by volunteers and staff include hands on care for residents such as assistance with bathing, dressing and medications; cooking for the residents; emotional and spiritual support to residents and families; housekeeping and maintenance of building and grounds

Residents will need to be associated with a home health hospice program. In Seneca County, hospice is provided by Lifetime Care Hospice of Wayne and Seneca Counties, which provides trained hospice nurses, medical social workers, pastoral services and bereavement services.

Families can participate as much as they are able to in providing resident care and are encouraged to do so if they wish. The plan of care for the resident is based around the resident’s needs and their goals.

Pathway Home will be available to any person with a terminal illness in need of care, regardless of age, creed, color, ethnic background or religion. Care provided by Pathway Home will be free of charge to the resident.

Hochadel can be reached at (315) 539-9376 or (315) 729-2428 or by e-mail at for comments or questions.

Additional information will be updated on the organization’s website [] and Facebook page.

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Pathway Into Your Hearts at Ciccinos


Auction Items from last year’s Pathway Home fund-raiser

The third annual Pathway Into our Hearts in support of Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes will be held Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m. at Ciccino’s Restaurant Secondo Piano (second floor), Waterloo. An elevator is available.

Tickets are $25 per person. Members of the Pathway board will be available to mix, mingle and answer questions about the home and Board President Rick Coe anticipates making a major announcement about plans to bring a comfort care facility for end of life care into Seneca County.

Hors d-oeuvres, cash bar and baskets will be available, with all proceeds going to support Pathway Home. This year there will be entertainment by the Lipker Sisters.

Tickets are $25 and available from Executive Director Lisa Hochadel, Coe or any Pathway board member.

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Thanks for a Successful Gala

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Executive Director Lisa Hochadel and Board Chair Rick Coe sign in attendees to the second annual Pathway Home gala.

The Board of Pathway Home would like to thank all those who supported the recent Pathway into Fall Gala at Ventosa Vineyards. The event was a resounding success and a good time was had by all. We will keep you posted as to the financial figures, but we do know the response has been terrific.

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