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Located in Lemoyne, PA, known as "the little town that has it all," Essex House retirement community offers a charming senior living experience just 10 minutes from Harrisburg. Cross the Susquehanna River and enjoy the many offerings of the State's Capital. Surrounded by trees but sitting quietly just off Market Street, Essex House provides direct access to all that small town living has to offer, while putting city life within reach.
Within a few blocks, you will find everything from delicious bakeries to craft stores to barbershops. It's also a short walk to the West Shore Farmers Market — where you can load up on fresh produce every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday — and the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, which hosts regular Mah Jongg games and foreign language meetups.
In the neighborhood
Moving to a new home can be challenging, but you’ll find familiar comforts and discover new favorites at Essex House and in the surrounding Lemoyne area. With so many entertainment options and transportation services, residents at Essex House enjoy a lifestyle that’s anything but boring.
Floor Plans & Room Planner
Essex House features inviting floor plans designed to maximize resident access and everyday comfort in your new home. Use this convenient guide to choose from the many available room sizes and layouts, then use our room planning tool to help arrange the furniture in your new home.
Community Amenities and Services
- Activity Room
- Barber/Beauty Salon
- Billiard Lounge
- Community Fireplace
- Community Grounds
- Computer Room with Internet Access
- Fitness Equipment
- Game Room
- Garage Parking
- Large Screen TV Lounge
- Laundry Facilities
- Locked Mailboxes
- Lounge Area
- Patio Area
- Pets Welcome
- Private Dining Room
- Safety Rails
- Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
- Walking Paths
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Basic Cable TV
- Carpet and Window Treatments
- Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
- Kitchenette in Units
- Patio or Balcony
- Telephone Hookups
Services Included with Monthly Rent
- Common Area WiFi
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Daily Chef Prepared Meals
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Light Linen Service
- Personal Emergency Response Device
- Weekly Housekeeping
Connection isn’t our goal. It’s our promise.
That’s why life at Holiday Retirement isn’t prescriptive, it’s personal. This is an era of opportunity to find passions that spark curiosity and people that inspire us to learn who one is. Life at Holiday Retirement isn’t about a building or amenities, it’s about the ways those simple pleasures and the people we share them with transform us every day. A meal becomes a memory. A trip to the store becomes an adventure. And a walk around the grounds becomes a tradition between friends. We are Holiday Retirement and we believe life is best lived among friends on your terms.
What are your interests?
Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site
The convenience of Essex House’s on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.
Outside clients also enjoy coming to the salon and socializing with residents and staff.
Fitness Right at Home
Essex House residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.
There's a walking club that takes regular strolls on property. Exercise and enjoying time with friends is the perfect combination. Tuesday yoga with Shanie is a resident favorite, and physical therapy is available onsite which is definitely a community convenience.
Let Us Serve You
Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Essex House’s dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.
Chef Jeremiah has been at the Essex House for 13 years and has won the "touch of excellence" award twice. 90% of his food is made from scratch; in fact he makes homemade bread everyday! He's very collaborative with the residents and is open to trying a family recipe or favorite dish.
Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community
There’s so much to explore in the Lemoyne area and Essex House makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.
Some local bus excursions include, the Hollywood Casino, Gettysburg battlefield, Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat, Strausburg Railroad Museum, and different stores and markets. And for the foodies, there are weekly outings to find the most fabulous food in town for lunch or dinner.
Life is Never Boring
Essex House’s comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.
A few of the popular activities are bingo, chair volleyball, and listening to music. Sometimes special needs kids and adults come to participate. A model train club was started by some of the Veterans; they meet weekly and have built an amazing display with at least 6 working tracks. There's also a Men's Group & a Women's Group who meet weekly to discuss current events or topics of their choice.
Pets Make Life Better
Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Essex House. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.
Therapy animals come to the community to play and cuddle twice and year, and if you don't have your own pet, the whole community has sort of adopted one of the resident dogs, a Shih Tzu named Cricket. There's also a squirrel with a short tail that's always hanging around, the residents have nicknamed him "Stumpy."
Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi
Essex House is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use a community desktop computer to stay up to date or connect your personal devices to the WiFi.
Travel and Adventure is Always Available
The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.
Lend a Helping Hand
Many residents find a sense of fulfillment in donating their time and skills to a cause close to their hearts. Some residents who knit make hats and baby blankets for premature babies in the local hospitals. There's an annual school supply drive for underprivileged kids, an annual used towel and blanket drive for the local animal shelter, and during the holidays the community provides meals for local seniors and families in need. Many outside volunteers come to help out with various events such as the annual Community Days Celebration.
Join us for a Complimentary Meal
At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.
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