Good Shepherd Communities exists because of the compassion, community spirit and generosity of the residents of the Southern Tier. As an organization, we have served the Greater Binghamton Community since 1870.
Following a merger in 1968 of the Fairview Home and House of the Good Shepherd, a plan was developed whereby a modern complex to serve the housing and health care needs of the area’s senior citizens would be constructed in several phases and named Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, Inc. Over the years, the facility continued to grow and expand its services to the elderly of the community.
In 1986 the board of directors created the Good Shepherd Fairview Foundation. The purpose of the not-for-profit Foundation was to provide financial and other support for Good Shepherd Fairview Home and other entities as appropriate. The Foundation oversees its investments and assets and actively engages in fundraising so the facilities can fulfill their charitable mission of providing care to residents who no longer have means to provide for their own care.
At the same time, the board created FGS, Inc., a parent organization whose purpose is to plan, coordinate, support and monitor the development of comprehensive community wide services and facilities to enhance the life of the elderly. FGS (now known as Good Shepherd Communities) became the sole member of Good Shepherd Fairview Home and Good Shepherd Fairview Foundation.
Construction of Good Shepherd Village at Endwell began in 2009, continuing the organization’s tradition of excellence in providing long term housing and health care, while emphasizing wellness and independence.
In 2006 and again in 2015, extensive renovations took place at Good Shepherd Fairview Home to update the facility and its infrastructure.
In 2009, FGS, Inc. and Good Shepherd Fairview Foundation changed their names to Good Shepherd Communities and Good Shepherd Communities Foundation to better reflect our growing organization and multiple sites.
Today, Good Shepherd Communities provides care for over 380 residents in independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. We employ over 450 individuals in the Greater Binghamton region and have a positive economic impact of over thirty million dollars annually to our community. /p>