Saturday: Students Help With Summit Village Move In
The great Samaritan Summit Village move in continued Saturday, with an assist from student athletes from General Brown Central School.
40 residents from the Whispering Pines adult home were moved Saturday, with the students carrying boxes and pushing carts.
"It's a great experience to help all these people out," said Nolan Pitkin, one of the students.
"Part of the atletic program is being able to give back to the community and once we heard about this, we knew we had to give back somehow."
Samaritan Summit Village is Samaritan Medical Center's new, expanded adult care and nursing home facility off Outer Washington Street in Watertown. It's the major part of a countywide effort to address a need for more senior care, brought on in part by the closing of the nursing home at the former Mercy Hospital and the closing of Jefferson County's Whispering Pines adult home.
The new facility has 288 beds.