News Releases from 2015

June 8, 2015

The Champlain Valley Senior Community, the North Country's only enhanced assisted living and dementia care facility, will celebrate its second birthday with an open house and community-wide celebration on June 12th from 2-6pm. This free public event will feature educational presentations on dementia, Alzheimer's and aging issues, and tours of the community, BBQ and live music.

The Champlain Valley Senior Community is partnering with the SUNY Center for Neurobehavioral Health for this event, which will feature Dr. Durant, Clinical Neuropsychologist, as the keynote speaker. Case managers, social workers, and other related industry professionals are encouraged to attend any or all of the presentations.

The itinerary for the event is as follows:

  • 2:00-2:45 PM- Dementia Overview - by Dr. Durant Learn about the different types of dementia and the symptomology associated with each type.
  • 3:00-3:45 PM - Professional Q & A with Dr. Durant Professionals have the opportunity to drop in and consult one on one with Dr. Durant on difficult cases.
  • 3:00-3:45 PM - Maintaining Independence Through Adaptive Equipment by Yvonne Lott and Jessica Mathews Learn about all of the adaptive equipment and devices available to assist seniors with limited mobility in maintaining more independence and enjoy a higher quality of life.
  • 4:00- 4:45 PM - Why Do People With Dementia Do That?, Dr. Durant How to interpret dementia behavior as communication, while developing a better understanding of environmental triggers, and responding compassionately.

Breakout Sessions 2:00-2:45 PM/ 3:00-3:45 PM/ 4:00-4:45 PM:

  • The Experience of Aging, by Valarie Drown In these interactive workshops get a sense of what it truly feels like, sounds like, and looks like through the eyes of a senior citizen grappling with sensory losses.

Other Festivities: 5 - 6 PM (and throughout the afternoon)

  • Network and explore resource tables, listen to live music, and enjoy dinner at our outdoor BBQ picnic.

All presentations will be held in the CVSC Dining Room. Additionally, an Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10th and Wednesday, June 11th from 9am-5pm. For more information on the Champlain Valley Senior Community and the anniversary celebration, please call 518-817-9108 and ask for Juliette.

February 24, 2015

Willsboro, N.Y. (February 20th, 2015) — On March 21st, 2015, the Champlain Valley Senior Community, a senior assisted living community at the former site of the Willsboro school, will host a ceremony to honor and celebrate the history of the Willsboro basketball program through the years. The former gymnasium is now converted into an elegant, chandeliered dining space for the senior residents in need of assisted living. In this elegant space, one simply needs to gaze upwards to see the many artifacts remaining as reminders of the athletic history of the space. Although senior group exercise programs are the extent of the athleticism practiced in the current space, the original scoreboard which tallied wins and losses of years of basketball still stands. During the ceremony, two backboards and a championship coaches' jacket will be officially dedicated to honor the rich history of Willsboro basketball programs. Players and coaches will be recognized for their achievements and contributions and the now vintage athletic sport jackets they once wore will soon adorn the halls for posterity.

The Willsboro Basketball Dedication Celebration is a collaborative effort between the alumni association, the town of Willsboro, and Champlain Valley Senior Community. Anyone interested in participating in the planning portion of the dedication ceremony, or who would like to attend this free and open to the public event, please contact Danielle Colozza, 518-817-9108, ext. 411.


January 3, 2015

Willsboro, N.Y. (January 3rd, 2015) — The Champlain Valley Senior Community is partnering with the Alzheimer's Association to present The Savvy Caregiver: A program for caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer's. For most family caregivers, caring for a loved one is a new role, one which requires training, such as any new job would require training. This is a free, five-session educational series for family caregivers designed to help caregivers better understand the changes their loved ones are experiencing, and how best to provide individualized care for their loved ones as Alzheimer's or dementia progresses.

The program will over five consecutive Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5th, from 3-5 PM at the Champlain Valley Senior Community at 10 Gilliland Lane, Willsboro. To register, please call Denise Plano at 518-817-9108 ext. 403 or Linda Manzo at 518-955-8323.

About the Champlain Valley Senior Community
The Champlain Valley Senior Community is a licensed assisted living and memory care community located in Willsboro, New York, just 30 minutes south of Plattsburgh. The community has the only enhanced assisted living license in the North Country and features comprehensive care including 24-hour assistance and supervision, skilled nursing services, 3 daily meals, wellness programs, medication management, nurses on staff, an on-site physician's office, movie theater, beauty salon, chapel and ice cream parlor, among other amenities. For more information please visit, call 518-817-9108 and follow us on