Liverpool's House at 807 pleases local seniors

The house also has outdoor porches, and an in-house library. Residents do not have to be Liverpool residents in order to live in the house.

Now you're probably wondering: what's the cost of all this?

Residents can take advantage of these services for a fee of $1,050 per month.

A typical day at 807

Around 3:30 p.m. on a weekday afternoon, Lois S., 88, Audrey K., 77, Elaine C., 74, and Waneta M., 83, gathered in the living room to welcome a visitor to their home. In addition to these four ladies, another woman named Dorothy and two gentlemen, Vince and Walter, all call House at 807 their home.

Lois said she came to 807 when she told her son that she was unable to deal with grocery shopping and regular cooking, but also wanted her independence.

Audrey said she decided 807 was the place for her as soon as she completed a tour.

"I wanted to be on my own," Audrey said. "I felt comfortable so I decided to take it."

Both ladies said they enjoy the available assistance but appreciate the privacy they have in their own rooms.

Waneta, who is trying out the house on a temporary basis, said she is "leaning" toward making it her home.

All residents are free to go and leave as they please and have family and friends visit them.

"It has a good atmosphere and the location is great," Elaine said. "We can do what we want, when we want."

Elaine said she found out about the house through Pace CNY and liked the set-up of the house, also. Such referrals have been made regularly for the House at 807, which has a one-year-old contract with Loretto that helps with rental management, advice and counsel, and maintenance.

However, many people do not know that the "old Gleason Mansion" is now the House at 807, said Sacco, house manager.

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