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June 13, 2013

Willsboro assisted-living facility to open

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Schwartzberg said about 25 percent of the 63 rooms of the assisted-living facility are booked so far.

Since different degrees of assisted living are offered within the facility, he said, residents can “age in place.

“Just seeing the people come in and pick out a room means a lot to me,” he said. “This is no longer just an old building. To have a product that people can actually use brings me a lot of satisfaction.”

SERVICES

Champlain Valley Senior Community has around-the-clock nursing, which allows for the management of medications. In addition, the facility has a full-time case manager/social worker.

The wing for dementia-related infirmities includes a contained outdoor area.

A room is set aside for medical treatment, and Schwartzberg plans to have regularly scheduled visits by medical specialists.

AMENITIES

Among the other features are a kitchen with cafeteria, beauty salon, craft room, chapel, library and recreational facilities.

About 80 percent of the rooms offer a view of the Boquet River.

The common area has a fireplace and couches.

A walking path connects Champlain Valley Senior Community building to the center of Willsboro, and Schwartzberg feels the facility will create an “intergenerational mingling between residents and people in the community.”

Cost for a private suite runs between $2,500 and $3,400 per month; $1,700 to $2,000 for double occupancy.  

A private facility, the Senior Community does not accept Medicaid.

Email Alvin Reiner:rondackrambler@yahoo.com

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OPEN HOUSE

An open house for Champlain Valley Senior Community will be held Saturday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with state and area dignitaries scheduled for 1 p.m.

To learn more, go to: champlainassistedliving.com or call 817-9108.

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