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December 7, 2017 - 10:24am
posted by Howard B. Owens in The Manor House, batavia, news, business.


Braelynn Cook, 4, received a free scarf from Leanne Mullen, owner of Tahoe Pines Custom Sewing and Design, yesterday during the St. Nick’s Christmas Bazaar at the Manor House.

This was the first year the Manor House hosted the bazaar and Braelynn was there with her mother, another vendor, and Mullen thought she deserved a scarf​ for being a good girl during the event.

The bazaar was open to the community as well as Manor House residents to help with Christmas shopping.



November 15, 2017 - 10:16am
posted by Howard B. Owens in The Manor House, batavia, news.


The secret to a long life, according to Margaret Gallagher, who celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday at The Manor House, is faith, family and friends.

Gallagher was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Batavia. She attended Lincoln Street School, St. Joseph's, and Batavia High School.

Her parents were Frank and Mary Anne Canty-Gallagher. She grew up with three sisters and a brother. Her sister Rita is 102.

She's been a member of the St. Joseph Ladies Society since 1952.

During her working life, she was a secretary at the vocational school on West Main Street, the state Health Department, the VA, and Darch Noonan Law Office. She also worked for Robert C. Noonan for 20 years.  

Noonan, accompanied by his wife, Marcia, read a proclamation from Assemblyman Steve Hawley commemorating Gallagher's 100th birthday.

Photo: Joyce Myers, Gallagher's longtime caretaker, and her granddaughter Avery Kelly, help Gallagher blow out the candles on her birthday cake.

October 15, 2016 - 3:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Announcements, aging, batavia, The Manor House.

The Manor House is hosting a forum called "Aging with Options" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. It's is free and open to the public intended to help the 50+ folks better understand options for the aging.

There will be workshops, vendors and mini clinics offering vision tests, blood pressure checks and hearing tests, and more. UMMC is sponsoring the event.

To register or for more information call 344-2345.

The Manor House is located at 427 E. Main St.

January 31, 2014 - 9:16am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, The Manor House.

The Manor House held a party yesterday celebrating all the birthdays for the year of residents who turn 90 years old or older.

Bottom photo, Angie Ilasi cuts the cake. Ilasi turns 100 this year.

October 28, 2013 - 9:23am
posted by Lisa Ace in batavia, ny, The Manor House.
Company Name: 
The Manor House
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LPN wanted for 7-3 shift every other weekend at The Manor House in Batavia, N.Y. Position is for an Enriched Housing Program in a senior living community. Candidate should have 5+ years of long term experience. Interested persons should contact: Becky Myers @ (585) 344-2345 or apply @ 427 East Main St. Batavia, N.Y. 14020

October 21, 2013 - 9:55am
posted by Lisa Ace in batavia, ny, The Manor House, Server Needed.
Company Name: 
The Manor House
Job Type: 

Server:  PT, flexible schedule in dining room at a retirement community.  Previous serving experience a must!  Please call 344-2345.

August 15, 2013 - 4:16pm
posted by Lisa Ace in batavia, ny, The Manor House, Home Health Aides.
Company Name: 
The Manor House
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Home Health Aides • The Manor House, Batavia, N.Y.


The Manor House, a senior living facility, is receiving state certification as a provider of Enriched Housing Program services and is staffing for the startup of this program.  Individuals are sought to fill positions for certified Home Health Aides.  Qualified candidates will currently be a certified HHA.  Candidates must have 2-5 years experience working in a state certified Adult Care facility.  The positions will be full time and part time.  Salary is commensurate with experience.


June 24, 2013 - 8:45am
posted by Lisa Ace in The Manor House.
Company Name: 
The Manor House
Job Type: 

Home Health Aides
The Manor House
Batavia, N.Y.

December 5, 2012 - 8:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, The Manor House, St. James Episcopal Church.

Tonight, the St. James Bell Choir and the St. James Choir performed a Christmas recital for the residents of Manor House.

July 30, 2011 - 6:56pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, photos, The Manor House.

The Manor House hosted a summer picnic for residents today. CEO Gordon Davis said there was a big turnout of friends and family joining the residents for lunch and live music.

Music was performed by Just for Fun, a group from Riga.

October 21, 2010 - 9:20pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, The Manor House.


I was asked to speak to residents of The Manor House this evening about The Batavian and the state of news media. The residents were a great audience, full of great questions. I promised them their picture on The Batavian.

December 17, 2009 - 7:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Victorian Manor, The Manor House.


It's a good thing Gordon Davis likes Batavia. He's been spending a lot of time here the past several months.

Davis, a Portland, Oregon, resident, is the managing partner of The Manor House. Since the beginning of the year, the retired urban planner has had little time for the sculpture he loves. He's been too busy rescuing the former Victorian Manor from the bankruptcy of Sunwest, paying off past-due bills to contractors for nearly $2 million and overseeing the completion of two new residential wings at a total cost of more than $4 million.

AUDIO: Listen to Davis tell the story of his investment in Victorian Manor (mp3).

If you get a chance to walk with Davis around the new wings -- which added 50 apartments --  you can tell Gordon is clearly proud of what The Manor House has become. The once troubled asset is now a jewel in his eyes, and Davis clearly believes it's among the best facilities of its kind.

Davis and his fellow partners -- which includes his wife as well as eight other people spread around the country -- were in danger of losing all of the money they put into the Victorian Manor after Sunwest imploded. For Davis, stepping in with a plan to rescue that investment wasn't just a financially defensive move -- he believes in The Manor House and he believes in Batavia.

"My wife and I saw this (when Sunwest first presented the investment opportunity) and we thought it was a real solid property in a really good area," Davis said. "We didn't know a lot about the area, but it felt like it was a good area. We did enough of our own due diligence to think this is a good market and the property really looked excellent."

When Davis looks at the financial viability of his investment, he notes that not only is there an aging population in Genesee County (most, but not all, Manor House residents are from Genesee County), it's centrally located between Rochester and Buffalo. Also, the growing social-services industry in Batavia provides a lot of compatible opportunities.

"This is really the center for those kinds of support services," Davis said. "There are different kinds of services (from the Veteran's Home to the new Depaul facility) and the different kind of support services is really fundamentally good for Batavia. It not only brings in those folks (the residents), it brings in their families."

The expanded Manor House will eventually employ about a dozen more people, but first comes filling up all of the new apartments in the recently completed East and West wings.

Often, people think of retirement as a chance to move to the sunny South, but Davis says, for a lot of retirees, that just isn't as appealing as staying close to home.

"What we fundamentally like is where we live," Davis said.  "I think many times that’s what people are looking for. They want to live in a place that feels good to them, that is familiar to them, that has the kind of lifelong connections that they have, and maybe they have family close by."

The Manor House offers three different apartments -- studios, one bedroom, two bedrooms. Residents receive three meals a day, weekly cleaning, activities and transportation.

The youngest resident of The Manor House is 64 and the oldest is 97, but the average age, Davis said, is somewhere in the mid-80s.

"We’re looking for the couple for whom three meals a day has really become a burden, or for the single who has lost a spouse and really needs a community," Davis said. "We’re looking for people who want to live the next phase of their life in a way that has a stronger community, has more people and more things that are taken care of for them."

Tours of The Manor House are available daily.

After the jump, more pictures:

November 13, 2009 - 5:53pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Announcements, The Manor House.
Event Date and Time: 
November 15, 2009 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

BATAVIA , NY -- With expansion finally complete, The Manor House Senior Community is ready to show off its new apartments.  Anybody interested can tour the apartments and amenities Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Personal tours are available, and suite reservations will be accepted. For more information, call (585) 344-2345.

The Manor House is located at 427 E. Main St, Batavia, NY.

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