The Friends of Bassett

In 2013 an unlikely match was made. Valley Health Services in Herkimer, led by Lisa Betrus, successfully raised the funds for an assisted living facility which was a great need for the rural community. Lisa was without a contractor and had 4 short months to spend her funding. AOW was able to deliver what is now Valley Residential Services and recently completed an addition to that facility. Lisa and her immediate staff became like family to AOW and we are honored to support two events that help Valley Health Services continue to provide needed care to their Community. The Magic of Herkimer brings together local restaurants and features endless hors d’oeuvres, deserts, and beverages. Local musicians donate their time to this great Community mixer. Every fall, the beautiful Stanley Theater in Utica and Valley Health Services team up to present an amazing night of entertainment. Past entertainers have included Kenny G, Martina McBride, Michael McDonald, Trace Adkins, Tony Bennett, and Gladys Knight. For more information on this exceptional organization, please visit