Tucked between the rolling hills and ponds of a former 110-acre dairy farm just outside the village of Chatham lies Camphill Ghent, a thriving and unique elder community. Lush greenery and flowerbeds mingle with pastel, light-filled buildings dotting the still-pastoral property.
Camphill Ghent is the only independent living elder community in Columbia County. It is also the only assisted living home in New York State that is integrated with elderly residents who have developmental disabilities.
The mission of Camphill Ghent is inspired by the traditions and values of the worldwide Camphill Movement: to care for, celebrate, embrace and honor the special strengths and needs of each individual. For over 70 years, Camphill has been building communities around the world where individuals are honored for their integrity and value to the whole community.