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WILL ROGERS HELPS PRESERVE SARANAC LAKE HOSPITAL

Back in 1936 the Will Rogers Institute provided respite for tuberculosis-stricken entertainers at Saranac Lake Hospital in New York. The hospital became the Institute’s home for treating tuberculosis and other pulmonary diseases and was also a leading research facility and teaching hospital. In 1976, the doors closed at Saranac Lake and the Institute relocated to White Plains, New York.

After several attempts of ownership, today the hospital is known as Lake Saranac Village at Will Rogers. The Village is a fully functional retirement home and hospital, and is considered a historical landmark. Saranac Village at Will Rogers is a seventy unit senior community created especially for people who relish self-reliance, independence and excellent service.

The Village’s preservation is advocated by the Historic Saranac Lake (HSL). HSL is a nonprofit membership organization offering professional knowledge and experience to the public in support of historic preservation, architectural and historical research, and education. The Will Rogers Institute continues to work with the Historic Saranac Lake to perpetuate the memory of Will Rogers through the old hospital.

You can learn more about the Lake Saranac Village at Will Rogers by visiting  www.saranacvillage.com and the Historic Lake Saranac at www.historicsaranaclake.org.
      
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WRI is a program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation Tax I.D. #15-053351
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