Sylvia Ross Home 

Today was the VIP Grand opening of the new Sylvia Ross Home at Ross Manor.The assisted living facility offers 24 hour staffing for those who need it, but representatives say you can live there independently as well.They are part of the EMHS continuum, so folks living in the Sylvia Ross Home can also use the services provided next door at Ross Manor. The facility houses a movie theater, fitness center, beauty salon, library, and activity room as well.Katie Freeman, the Director, says they plan to keep residents engaged in the community. “We want to be part of the community, be integrated in the community. So, bringing the community in, going out into the community and just being active as seniors.”There are 40 apartments, some one bedrooms and some studio apartments. They all include a full kitchen.Freeman says they are about 50 percent full right now. The remaining spaces are open for immediate occupancy.