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Groundbreaking for Christopher Heights Set for June 9

BELCHERTOWN — A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the site of Christopher Heights of Belchertown, a new assisted-living residence, on Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. Christopher Heights of Belchertown will be the first new development on the site of the former Belchertown State School.

Town Administrator Gary Brougham will emcee the event with federal, state, and local officials expected to attend, including state Sen. Eric Lesser, state Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee, Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Chrystal Kornegay, and MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the construction site on the corner of Front Street and Berkshire Avenue in Belchertown. RSVP is requested by May 31 at info@christopherheights.com.

Christopher Heights of Belchertown is expected to open in the spring of 2018 with 83 assisted-living units, of which 43 are designated for low-income seniors. Residents will enjoy private apartments with a kitchenette and bath. The facility will offer three chef-prepared meals daily, a daily schedule of social activities, personal-care assistance, medication reminders, staff available 24/7, safety checks, housekeeping, and laundry service.

Christopher Heights of Belchertown is operated by the Grantham Group, LLC, which has locations throughout Massachusetts, including Northampton, Worcester, Webster, Attleboro, Marlborough, and Gardner.

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