Summit Village Impresses Visitors

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A ballroom, a beauty salon, a bar, plus a meditation room - all part of the new Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown.

"I thought that was very pretty. I went in there and sat for a minute. It's really cool," said Dean Gillan.

Gillan joined plenty of people for Tuesday's ribbon cutting ceremony at the assisted living and skilled-nursing facility.

Open to the public for the first time, many were blown away by everything it has to offer.

"It's such a positive thing all the way around. Everything I've seen here is such a positive thing," said Barbara Joslyn, who was on hand for the open house.

Summit Village is living up to its name.

With a view overlooking all of Watertown, on a clear day, you can even see Lake Ontario on the horizon.

The $64 million complex has been under construction for the past year and a half.

The staff couldn't be more proud of the facility.

"It's fantastic to see what care for our older generations is turning into. It's very resident focused, and as you take a walk through this building you'll find that it's very homey," said Joan Treadwell Woods, Summit Village board chair.

The anticipated move in date for residents is March 15.

All that's left is approval from the state Department of Health.

With everything Summit Village has to offer, all 288 beds are expected to fill up fast.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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