Essex House


20 N 12th St , Lemoyne, PA 17043

(855) 840-7257

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My mother moved into Essex House, and they're wonderful. The food was excellent, and she had no complaints. Everybody is wonderful, they play Bingo, they havr entertainment come in, they have painting, parties, and they do art work of different types. They take them on trips, they go shopping, have lunch at various restaurants, and plays.

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The management of Essex House is very friendly, capable, and they are easy to work with. My dad has been working with them very easily and he doesn't hear very well at all. The food is excellent. They offer three meals a day. They have a lot of activities there. They invite him to numerous things like Christmas dinner, but he doesn't ever go. He has a 1-bedroom apartment with a living room and a kitchenette, and it has a patio door that goes outside. It has been very good.

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My relative is in Essex House. It’s a nice, fairly new, and reasonably priced place. The staff is very nice, and they have a lot of activities.

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I absolutely loved Essex House, it was great. Everyone was so kind and there's evidently a new manager who is back in there from before. This gentleman came out and he actually sat down with us and he had lunch. His wife came in too and it was really nice. It's more like a family type atmosphere. It was fantastic. The rooms that I saw were very nicely appointed, but it's a lot more than I thought it would be. They have fresh fruits and vegetables available. They have an elevator which we definitely had to use because a friend of mine was with me and she doesn't do steps. It was a wonderful place to visit. The food was fantastic and they had very nice views. Right beside the facility is my family doctor and shopping is extremely close. You can walk out the front door and down to the mall if you want. The Rite Aid is right there and CVS is literally within walking distance. It was very good. The staff was extremely polite and nice. If you needed something, they were right there. There was someone always coming around to refill your coffee or tea or whatever you were drinking. There was also a dessert bar that they brought around. I just couldn't believe how nice everyone was over there. They have a lot of activities. They have cooking, painting, they have a pool table (which is really nice), and they have a computer room, but there's only one computer in there. They probably should have a few more computers. I don't know about the outdoor activities, but they're available too.

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I was very impressed with Essex House. The one person who was giving us the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. They showed us many different rooms, and although the rooms were small, they were perfectly sized for one person and had a nice view. They had bingo and cards, and invited us for lunch; the food was excellent and came in smaller portions, plus salads, dessert, and others.

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The staff at Essex House gives great care. The food is great. The whole place is wonderful. The rooms were OK, but I could not afford anything more than a studio room. They have a library, a music room, and games to keep the residents busy. A friend lives there, so I saw his room, and he has a lot of space.

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I have gone to Essex House, but that is more of a retirement community rather than assisted, and my mother needed assisted. I could have moved in myself since it was so beautiful, very well cared for, and taken care of. The staff was very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The dining room was very nice.

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We loved Essex House. I like their live-in care managers. They have a wonderful facility that I would highly recommend to others. They have good food, good staff, and friendly personnel. They were very knowledgeable and took us on a tour. We talked to some of the residents there who seemed happy. They have different room sizes and it was very clean.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

The Essex House is one of the best run Senior Living facilities in the state. The managers and staff are all well qualified, caring individuals. Attitudes are positive, and work ethic is phenominal. Food is great and special events are well catered by the chef and kitchen staff.

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Costs for Essex House

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,250

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at Essex House

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 2 Miles

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 55

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control


Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop

Billiards Lounge and Game Room

TV and Media Room with Nintendo Wii®



Full-Time Activity Director

Bridge, Wii Bowling and Group Games

Religious Activities and Services

Fitness and Exercise Programs

Art Classes


Outside Patio/Gardens

Cable/Satellite TV

Pet Policy: Pets allowed

Private Dining Room

Restaurant-Style Dining


Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided


Holiday Travel Program

Seniors Serving Seniors Program

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Description of Essex House


Here at Essex House, we are conveniently located close to area dining, shopping and healthcare facilities. In addition, we also offer the added convenience of being in the vicinity of attractions such as the City Island on the Susquehanna, Gettysburg Battlefield, Hershey Amusement Park Chocolate Factory and Indian Echo Caverns.

Essex House is a part of Holiday Retirement, a company in the business of providing comfort, value and security to seniors. Since 1971, Holiday has been creating cheerful communities for individuals who want to enjoy an independent and enriching retirement.

Featured Amenities

The residents of Essex House receive the benefits of numerous on-site and amenities and services all included with their monthly rent. We have private suites in a variety of sizes and options that include individually controlled thermostats, full baths and kitchenettes. Professional chefs provide three nutritious, well-balanced meals each day that are made from scratch, and all meals are served in our spacious dining room that resembles a restaurant.

We offer a full range of fitness activities and social events that include opportunities for volunteer work through our Seniors Serving Seniors program, live entertainment and daily exercise programs. Our recreation billiards lounge and a media room areas are popular spots for residents to spend time in.

Available Services

We are happy to provide a complimentary shuttle service to off-site locations, allowing you to keep appointments and run errands. Linen services are also provided, as are regular housekeeping services that include dusting and vacuuming. This allows you to enjoy your retirement without needing to deal with the hassle of household chores.

We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

Seniors who want excellent retirement living in Harrisburg should consider Essex House.