SCOTIA — Betty Warden was a devout Christian all of her life. Her husband worked at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab and the pair raised three children. Betty became a youth leader for the First Presbyterian Church in Schenectady and taught Bible studies for women.
After the kids grew up and Betty’s husband died, she continued living in her home on her own. When Betty fell and broke her arm, she realized that she needed more assistance. Her daughter, Sue Groh, looked for a new home for their mother. They visited several facilities and chose Judson Meadows Assisted Living Community because it was newer and more affordable than the others. It was also close enough that Betty’s friends could take her to church. Betty viewed Judson Meadows as the place God had provided for her.
Betty made friends in her new home and loved helping them when she could. Her daughter Sue began teaching Bible studies at Judson Meadows, since Betty herself could no longer do it. Betty was proud that her daughter was stepping into the role she had had for so long.
Betty became endeared to the Judson Meadows staff. She observed that it was ”more than just a job” for them to care for their residents. She enjoyed the privacy, security and comfort of her apartment and had many visitors.
After suffering a stroke, Betty went to Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for rehab and then hospice care. Betty passed away in December, surrounded by loved ones. Sue’s family was so impressed with the exceptional care they were given in this difficult time, and Baptist Health’s staff anticipated their every need.
Sue continues in her mother’s footsteps, teaching Bible study at Judson Meadows. She‘s very grateful that Judson Meadows and Baptist Health staff were there for her family during this time.