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New Ticonderoga senior housing complex opens

First resident pleased with new home

Lorraine Dudley, right, is the first resident at the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga. Joining her is Patricia Deguire-Lapishka, the property manager. The facility has 31 units.

Lorraine Dudley, right, is the first resident at the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga. Joining her is Patricia Deguire-Lapishka, the property manager. The facility has 31 units.

— All maintenance, snow removal, landscaping and trash collection is included in the rent.

Residents are responsible for their own electric, cable television and phone bills. Electric bills are estimated to be less than $50 a month.

“Once they move in, our residents can relax and enjoy being here,” Deguire-Lapishka said. “If there is ever a problem all they have to do is tell us. We’ll take of it.”

Each apartment also includes an emergency alert system. Residents simply need to pull an attached string and emergency assistance is available.

“I feel good having my mother here,” Kosmider said. “I think it’s very safe and secure. It couldn’t be more perfect.”

Moses Circle Senior Apartments is owned by Liberty Affordable Housing and managed by CRM Rental Management, the same group that operates the adjacent Lord Howe Estates.

The senior housing project actually started in 2007, but funding issues delayed its start. Then plans to rehabilitate the old hospital building into apartments proved infeasible. The old hospital was torn down and the new building was erected in its foot print. The new facility is being made to retain the look of the old hospital.

“We would have preferred to restore the existing building, but there were unforeseen issues,” Deguire-Lapishka said. “The bright side is that we have a beautiful new, green, energy-efficient and sustainable building for a long time to come.”

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