MONTPELIER — In an effort to provide clarity to its mission and level of care, the board of trustees of OM Fisher Home, a local nonprofit charitable organization, approved changing the name of the Gary Home to the Gary Residence. The name change became effective on April 1, 2017.
The structure, located at 149 Main St. in Montpelier, was built in 1941, providing lifetime skilled nursing care. Over the years, and with new state regulations in play, the Gary Residence became a licensed Level III Residential Care Home.
To give a clearer meaning to the level of care provided, trustees made the decision to change the name to reflect this home to vibrant residents who are able to enjoy beautiful surroundings located within easy walking distance of downtown Montpelier.
The Gary Residence offers 17 suites and is licensed to serve 17 residents. Plans are in place to give the residence a thorough make-over of the first-floor common areas. The upgrades will include new painting, flooring and ergonomically correct furniture to accommodate residents.
The public is invited to an open house on Thursday, May 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for refreshments and an opportunity to view the upgrade plan. Visit the Gary Residence online at www.thegaryresidence.com.