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Colonial House slates open house

This is a sixteen bed private-pay independent-living facility

All rooms are private at Colonial House and are immediately available.

PARKERSBURG — An open house will be held at Colonial House from 1-4 p.m. May 21 at the residential complex on 23rd Street.

Tours of the non-profit complex will be available.

Colonial House is a 16-bed private-pay independent-living facility that does not accept insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. All utilities, internet and phone are included in the rent of $2,000 a month.

It is operated by a board of directors. Earl Johnson is president and Missi Stanley is the executive director.

The facility offers respite short-term stay and residents can pay by day or month-to-month.

Photos Provided Bathrooms are handicapped-accessible at Colonial House on 23rd Street in Parkersburg where an open house will be held 1-4 p.m. May 21.

“Perfect for someone living alone who is lonely and would like to meet others, no worries on preparing meals or upkeep on their home,” Stanley said.

Men, women and couples are accepted and residents are free to come and go as they please. Many residents drive and have cars that are parked in the rear of Colonial House.

“Our group of residents have an outreach club called the ‘Golden Girls.’We are always open to helping fellow businesses, special causes in the area,” Stanley said. “For example, we have stuffed Easter eggs for the Mountwood Easter Egg Hunt, made admission packets for a local college, collected items for the homeless and worked with local schools on various projects.”

Volunteers are encouraged and residents enjoy listening to music, special singers and guest speakers particularly about history. Those interested in volunteering can call Colonial House at 304 428-6575.

“Our food is homemade and residents are welcome to share a recipe they would like for our kitchen to make,” Stanley said. “Meals are served family-style. Three meals a day and snacks.”

Also provided are weekly housekeeping services, 24-hour security and emergency call systems, on-site beauty shop and laundry facilities.

The 15-by-15 rooms are private and bathrooms are handicapped accessible. Rooms are available for immediate occupancy.

“We do have a housecat. Sweet Pea thinks she is a dog,” Stanley said. “Very social and gets treats from the residents.”

Colonial House is on Facebook and the website is colonialhouseseniorliving.com.

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