Michner is proud, too.
"They even put in new flower boxes on our windows," she said. "I have new carpet and windows. It's wonderful."
All the renovations were completed by local contractors using locally-purchased materials, Gordon stressed.
"We want to be part of the community and support the community," he said.
Debbie Bessette, Lord Howe Estates office manager, operates the facility on a daily basis and organizes activities for residents.
"We stay busy," she said. "There are a lot of things going on."
Lord Howe Estates residents play weekly bingo, have pot-luck luncheons, enjoy craft programs, hold holiday parties and hear speakers on issues relating to seniors.
The Ticonderoga senior bus serves the complex and the local bookmobile makes regular visits.
"It's a great place to live," Michner said.