Meadowbrook Terrace Nearly Ready For Residents

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A dining room, a lounge, a mail room and even an ice cream parlor -- the Meadowbrook Terrace assisted living facility has everything residents need.

"We've developed as a community where they can have a well-rounded life and still maintain outside activities," said administrator Joe Millard.

Meadowbrook Terrace isn't home to anyone just yet, but it's close. All that's left is approval from the state Department of Health.

"It's really exciting to see a process from the beginning to the end, from a dream to reality," Millard said.

"We're at the reality phase now and there's a lot of hurdles along the way, but it's well worth it once you get to this point."

Meadowbrook is part of an overall plan developed two years ago to provide assisted living and other services for senior citizens in Jefferson County. That also includes Summit Village in Watertown.

Meadowbrook has 60 rooms they hope to fill. Twelve are one-bedroom apartments, the rest are studios.

"They're one-room apartments," Millard said. "They have a bed, a nightstand, tables, dressers and a kitchenette area to the apartment where residents can have snacks and things like that."

Crews are completing the finishing touches, but there's still work to be done before residents can start moving in.

Millard says the facility should have state approval by February 1.

Then, he said, Meadowbrook can begin welcoming its new residents.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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