Long-Term Care

Valley Residential Services

Valley Residential Services, Herkimer’s premiere enriched housing/assisted living residence, combines the convenience of assisted living with the independence of apartment-style living. Valley Residential Services’ mission is to provide a supportive living environment for seniors, ensuring a comfortable life-enriching atmosphere and assistance with daily needs, while promoting dignity, privacy, and independence.

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  • Valley Residential Services
  • VRS Common Area
  • VRS Family Dining
  • VRS Single Bedroom

Phone Number: (315) 219-5700

Dial extension x3232

Email: cshepardson@valleyhealthservices.org


323 Pine Grove Road
Herkimer, NY 13350

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COVID-19 Visitor Response Plan

Valley Residential Services resumed visitation on February 11, 2021.

All staff members and residents are being and will continue to be tested per New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidelines. All residents are on precautions and are being monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus. All staff and visitors are being screened upon entry to the building. Visitation will be suspended in the event any resident or employee tests positive for COVID-19 and in the event of increased community spread of COVID-19.

Click here to view our visitation fact sheet.

Upcoming Open House Events

Valley Residential Services is hosting open house events on the following dates:


  • December 14


  • January 17
  • February 28
  • March 24
  • April 21

Individuals must RSVP for Session A or Session B of the date of their choice, where they will be provided a private 30-minute visit. This private visit will consist of a tour of our facility and a meeting with our community life staff for the purpose of answering questions and providing additional information.

  • Session A: 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Session B: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

To RSVP for an open house and schedule your 30-minute private tour, please call Christine Shepardson, Director of Community Life at (315) 219-5700, extension x3239, or email Christine at cshepardson@valleyhealthservices.org.

About Valley Residential Services

Valley Residential Services’ carefree senior living, located in East Herkimer, offers the ambiance of an Adirondack lodge, charming and efficient, while providing the necessary support services to allow residents to retain independence within their community.

The facility offers an efficiency apartment with a kitchenette, living room, bedroom and bathroom, three meals each day in the Community Foundation Dining Room, housekeeping, maintenance, transportation and personal assistance, as required. Daily activities and scheduled outings complement the amenities including a café, library, game room, Adirondack-style porch, hair and nail salon, spacious courtyard, classroom for educational programs and transportation for local shopping areas.

The facility now hosts fourteen new spacious apartments all large enough to accommodate couples, some with dens and two baths. In addition to Adirondack style decor, restaurant-style dining, daily activities, visitor family rooms, and outdoor accommodations, the new wing includes a wellness gym and new family gathering space.

Valley Residential Services offers a comfortable space for residents that allows our residents to have their own space, while providing a sense of community within the facility. Each resident has their own apartment-style room that comes fully furnished, or residents can bring their own furniture.

Community spaces to meet with friends and family give residents a sense of community, and three meals a day are provided in our restaurant-style dining room.