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A resident is dressed as a pineapple, the symbol of Colonial House, a freestanding residence in Parkersburg. (Photo provided)

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

Tours of the nonprofit complex will be available.

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

It is managed by a board of directors. Earl Johnson is chairman and Missi Stanley is executive director.

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

All rooms are private at Colonial House and are immediately available. (Photo provided)

“Perfect for someone who lives alone, is on their own and would like to meet other people, no worries about cooking meals or maintaining their home.” Stanley said.

Men, women and couples are welcome and residents are free to come and go as they please. Many residents drive and have cars parked in the back of the colonial house.

“Our resident group has a neighborhood club called the ‘Golden Girls.’ We are always open to helping other businesses, special causes in the area,” Stanley said. “For example, we stuffed Easter eggs for the Mountwood Easter Egg Hunt, prepared admissions packs 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, especially on history. Those interested in volunteering can call Colonial House at 304 428-6575.

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

Bathrooms are handicapped accessible at Colonial House on 23rd Street in Parkersburg, where an open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 21. (Photo provided)

Weekly maid services, 24-hour security and emergency call systems, an on-site beauty salon, and laundry facilities are also provided.

The rooms 15 by 15 are private and the bathrooms are accessible to people with disabilities. Rooms are available for immediate occupancy.

“We have a house cat. Sweet Pea thinks she’s a dog,” Stanley said. “Very social and gets treats from residents.”

Colonial House is on Facebook and the website is

All meals are prepared in the Colonial House kitchen where resident recipes are encouraged. (Photo provided)

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