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We are committed to enriching the lives of seniors.
Our Vision Statement
Fahrney Keedy Home and Village will be a vibrant faith-based senior community. We will provide attentive personal care and comfort in a compassionate and considerate manner to promote health and wellness.
Stephen Coetzee, CEO
Our new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Stephen Coetzee, has an unusual and varied background. Both of his parents were reared in South Africa, where his mother’s family had been missionaries in the Apostolic Faith Mission. Both of his parents became missionaries there as well.
Soon their work took them to Puerto Rico, where young Stephen was born. Puerto Rico was his home until his very early school years, and therefore Spanish became his first language. Soon his family was sent back to Africa, where Stephen was obliged to learn English very rapidly in order to find his place in the Rhodesian school system. His parents pastored a church in Salisbury, Rhodesia. Being sent next by the Mission to the United States, his parents pastored a bilingual church in Paterson, N.J.
Mr. Coetzee attended Houghton College, a Wesleyan Methodist school in Houghton, N.Y., where he earned a degree in education and music. He worked for five years at Julia Manor, an organization consisting of five for-profit nursing homes; for the past two years he has been associated with the Julia Manor Nursing Home in Hagerstown. While he enjoyed working for Julia Manor, Mr. Coetzee says he felt the for-profit atmosphere to be highly competitive. He senses a more united effort at Fahrney-Keedy, where everyone seems interested in what is happening. He is excited about our plans for expansion and believes that as these plans are achieved, Fahrney-Keedy will become the foremost facility of its kind in the area.
Mr. Coetzee and his wife who live in Martinsburg, WV have a combined family of three sons and five grandchildren.