HERKIMER — Valley Residential Services, Inc. (VRS), a unit of Bassett Healthcare Network, on Sept. 26 formally opened its newest addition of enriched housing and assisted-living apartments in East Herkimer.
VRS and the affiliated Valley Health Services (VHS) held a ribbon-cutting event at the facility, which cost $2.5 million to build. The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. donated $300,000 toward the project, according to a VRS news release. Tours of the new apartments and Community Foundation Fitness Center followed the ceremony.
VRS says its facility offers “the ambiance of an Adirondack lodge — charming and efficient — while providing the necessary support services to allow residents to retain independence within their community.” The facility offers an efficiency apartment with a kitchenette, living room, bedroom and bathroom, three meals a day in the Community Foundation Dining Room, housekeeping, maintenance, transportation, and personal assistance, as required. Daily activities and scheduled outings complement the amenities including a café, library, game room, Adirondack-style porch, hair and nail salon, courtyard, classroom for educational programs, and transportation for local shopping areas.