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Willsboro Senior Community on schedule to open in March

Eli Schwartzberg, developer of Stonebrooks Properties, gives a tour of the  Champlain Valley Senior Center built in old Willsboro school.

Eli Schwartzberg, developer of Stonebrooks Properties, gives a tour of the Champlain Valley Senior Center built in old Willsboro school. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Several murals have been protected during the construction, including a wall with all of the names of Willsboro students from the graduating classes from 2001 through 2013.

Wing to remember

The Memory wing built in the school’s 1957 addition will offer people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia patients a place to live. The wing will have a high ratio of staff-to-patient care. It will have its own kitchen, dining room and outdoor sitting area.

“The whole idea is we don’t want people to get outside in the middle of winter and freeze,” Schwartzberg said. “Our memory wing will be able to safely and comfortably house residents that have special needs.”

Safe home

The 1927 school will be fully equipped to be a state-of-the-art living facility for seniors. It will include grab bars in all hallways and non-slip surfaces throughout the building, emergency pull cords in every bathroom and bedroom, no-slip showers with handrails on all sides of shower, smoke stop doors in all hallways, a 24-hour emergency generator and a new elevator.

There will also be a registered nurse on call 24 hours a day in case any residents are in need of help. There will be a doctor’s office on site, medication management services, full housekeeping, laundry and dining services for residents.

For more information, call for (888) 963-1110 or visit online at www.easylivingadk.com.

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