Herbert Star Apartments plan open house

BROCTON — Herbert Star Apartments will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Located in a quiet, relaxed, country setting at 54 Central Ave. The property is professionally managed by Belmont Housing Resources for WNY and provides affordable living opportunities to seniors 62 years of age and up.

In addition to being a wonderful community of residents, the Herbert Star Apartments feature 32 one-bedroom, and 10 spacious studio apartments, in a two floor elevator-equipped building. The apartments are all fully accessible with appliances, emergency call bells, smoke alarms and an entrance intercom that provides both residents and their families with the comfort of knowing safety is held in high regard.

There are coin operated laundry facilities conveniently located on each floor as well as lounge areas complete with wide screen televisions and computers for our residents to enjoy. The apartments include wall to wall carpeting and baseboard electric heat with the average electric bill being around $30. However, with HEAP assistance, most residents never pay an electric bill. You will also enjoy well-lit, off-street parking and gardening space that is available for resident use.

Herbert Star also offers a community room for our residents, which is located on the first floor of the property. The Chautauqua County Nutrition Program joins us Monday through Friday at noon, and provides meals for the low cost of $3. Meals on Wheels are also available as well as transportation by CARTS, the Chautauqua County Rural Transport System.

The Herbert Star Apartments are unique due to the Herbert Star Memorial Fund, which was established by the Star Family to provide resident activities. Some of these include dinners or parties for every holiday, theme parties throughout the year, and numerous summertime picnics. The Memorial Fund also purchases take out dinners from the Fire Department Chicken barbecue and other benefits happening in the community which benefits both the residents and the community organizations.

Residents enjoy our paved walking path with several benches around the building where they can walk, sit, and relax while viewing numerous flower gardens. Our residents also can enjoy our fully-furnished covered patio, which includes a gas grill for cook-outs and a garden pond with waterfall. The property features a beautiful screened gazebo in the back, which is surrounded by continually blooming flower gardens. It’s a wonderful, quiet place to read or have a picnic. We also have a replica of the famous historical Brocton Arch out front with a walkways leading to it and a benches to sit and relax.

Rents are based on 30 percent of adjusted income after out of pocket medical expenses are deducted. Emergency maintenance is on call 24/7 and a Service Coordinator is on site to assist residents as well as the Site Manager, Kathy Peters.

Highlighting the evening will be a dedication ceremony at 7 p.m. to honor Shirley Skinner for her 31 years of devoted service to Herbert Star Apartments as an active member of the Board of Directors.

Enjoy refreshments on the patio while listening to music by the Studebakers as we kick off Summer and discover what makes the Herbert Star Apartments a great place to live!