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Inter-Lakes hosts Ti chamber event

TICONDEROGA - The courtyard of the Heritage Commons Nursing Home provided the setting as Inter-Lakes Health staff and board of directors hosted the May Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce After-Business Mixer.

Chamber members and guests were given a tour of the Inter-Lakes Health Care facility and nursing home. Professional and administrative staff was on hand in each of the departments, where they readily shared all that Inter-Lakes has to offer our community.

"Those in attendance were extremely impressed with the updated technology and equipment not often seen in rural hospitals," said Sandra Bolton, Inter-Lakes board chairwoman. "The new digital mammogram machine and bone density-scanning device were especially impressive as was the physical therapy department and lab."

In addition, Medical Director Dr. Sue Freyhofer provided an overview of rural health care and its challenges.

David Yoke and Richard Gordon from Liberty Affordable Housing shared architectural drawings of the proposed renovation of the Moses Ludington Hospital.

An application for a federal grant has been submitted and it is expected that the review process will be completed in the next few months. The grant would provide the means to renovate the old hospital and create 18 senior citizen housing units.

Should the project come to fruition there will be "lights on the hill again," stated Yoke, assistant director of Liberty Housing.

In addition the grant would help save a historic landmark that has long been a centerpiece of the Ticonderoga community, he noted.

"The chamber mixer was a great success with community members and hospital personnel sharing a positive vision for our community," Bolton said.

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