FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Odell Attends Clover Lake Open House, Senior Living Facility Accepts Medicaid Residents


MaryEllen Odell
Putnam County Executive
(845) 808-1001 

August 16, 2013

Odell Attends Clover Lake Open House
Senior Living Facility Accepts Medicaid Residents

The Plaza at Clover Lake, a senior living facility situated on 50 acres off Fair Street in Carmel, held an Open House to showcase its renovations and to announce it could now accept Medicaid residents. County Executive MaryEllen Odell was among the guests invited to attend the August 15 event.

“Creating happy, active, healthy lives for their residents is Clover Lake’s mission and it certainly looks like they are succeeding,” Odell said as residents and guests gathered about.  

“This is such a wonderful complex. The views from here with your beautiful lake and the hillside in the background are always magnificent. I’m thrilled the Plaza at Clover Lake is here so our older residents can stay in Putnam. We want to keep our seniors among us,” she said.  

The Plaza at Clover Lake is the only facility of its kind in Putnam County and will now accept Medicaid residents as well as those who pay their own way. Previously, they accepted only those residents who were able to pay out-of-pocket for their services. Now, however, when a resident’s personal finances are depleted, they can transition to Medicaid and remain within their Clover Lake community.

Odell chatted briefly with some of the residents and staff, complimenting them on the renovations and the variety of programs and services offered at The Plaza.

“The residents here live a wonderful life,” said Odell. “I should think The Plaza at Clover Lake is a senior’s dream come true with its beautiful dining room, its charming café, the activity rooms, the library, the computer room, a beauty salon, a fitness room, and nightly movies. Nightly? Hey, what’s playing tonight? Can I come back?” she quipped.

The Plaza at Clover Lake can also offer its residents medication technicians and around the clock home health services.

“You’ve got it all!” Odell said.