The old school in Willsboro, NY, will be granted new life as state-of-the-art assisted living facility. The Champlain Valley Senior Community will open with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on June 15. The event is open to the public, and will allow visitors to take a tour and view the changes made to the old building.
The grand opening of the Champlain Valley Senior Community Assisted Living and Memory Care will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Visitors can take a tour of the facility and listen to live music provided by the Willsboro Central School band during the festivities. (Valley News)
Updated but Historical Integrity Intact
Eli Schwartzberg, developer with the Stone Brook Company that has renovated of the former school, said that the goal was to renovate the building but keep the character of the school alive in this new incarnation. Old murals from art students and a few chalkboards with writing from the last day of school still grace the walls.
The Stonebrook Company has built a beauty salon, a chapel, an ice cream parlor, a movie theater and a stage for community performances in the former school gymnasium that has also been transformed into a dining room.
The building also features a doctor’s office, emergency generator, elevator, handicap accessible bathrooms and state-of-the-art security. (Valley News)
There are 63 rooms available, including the separate Memory Wing, which has been designed to offer a safe and comfortable place for people suffering from dementia or other memory related illnesses. Some of the rooms have already been booked and/or moved into.
The facility is also the only in the North Country with an enhanced assisted living license that Schwartzberg said allows it to provide a wider variety of service and can take in people who need a higher level of care. (Valley News)
For more information about the facility go to www.champlainassistedliving.com. To inquire about becoming a resident submit an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 963-1110.
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