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839 Bennie Rd.
Cortland, NY 13045

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  • Enriched Housing
  • Memory Care

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  • $3,410 /month

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Walden Place

5-star Living at Walden Place

At Walden Place in Cortland, New York, you or your loved one will receive the care and service suited to your personal lifestyle so that you can live your life the way you always intended. Offering Cortland Assisted Living and Memory Care lifestyle options, Walden Place allows you to embark on a gracious life that you may not have thought possible.

Live it up!

The Walden Place community has a little something for everyone. Whether you like to get out and explore your local community, enjoy relaxing in the comfort of your home, or a little bit of both, we have virtually limitless options that will nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Our award-winning program Brain Health University (BHU) is always popular for those residents who like to stretch their minds and socialize with friends, as are the plethora of life enrichment programs available.

Unbeatable location

Walden Place is in the heart of Cortland, the home of the New York Jets training camp. We are also very close to theaters, Cortland State University, the Fingerlakes Wine Trail, and several quality hospitals. Our experienced, caring Senior Living staff will take you wherever your heart desires.

Care that’s always there

Our Cortland Memory Care and Assisted Living residents and residents’ families receive valuable peace of mind knowing that a certified nurse is on staff 24 hours a day. We provide dog walking and grooming, laundry services, a beauty salon and barbershop, housekeeping services, and transportation.

Prior to moving in we speak with you and your physician to find just the right level of assistance that will allow you to enjoy your independence to the fullest. Together, we will compose an Individual Service Plan (ISP) to guide us in assisting you. Our mission is to provide a lifestyle that fosters independence, actively engages the mind, invigorates the body and nurtures the spirit while offering you and your loved ones the peace of mind you deserve.

Worry-free lifestyle with just a simple lease

While some communities insist on new residents plopping down huge, non-refundable payments up-front, we like to do things a little differently. We care about not only the physical and emotional well being of our residents, but their financial health as well. That’s why we offer our residents all the perks of country club living without the expensive buy-in—just a simple lease. Our community offers 60 Enriched Housing apartments and 20 Memory Care apartments with different floor plan options and a number of amenities described below.

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Dining at Walden Place

Live Well, Dine Well

Allow our professionally trained service staff to present you with delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Senior Lifestyle, dining is an integral part of the resident experience, and we do everything we can to delight you with a personalized dining experience.

Dining Directors and Executive Chefs meet with residents to discuss and incorporate enhancements to the menu, special requests, diet restrictions and favorite recipes or foods. Residents can select healthy, locally sourced options based on the nutritional information, or they can simply opt to choose their favorites. And we always encourage residents and relatives to make special arrangements when expecting a family visit!

Services at Walden Place

Our Service Culture Makes the Difference

It’s the service culture at every Senior Living community that sets us apart. Our experienced, highly trained staff find everyday fulfillment as they help residents live life to the fullest. Below you will find the services and amenities available that are specific to this location, organized by lifestyle option.

Personal Care

  • Restaurant-style service for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Cuisine prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • On-Site Maintenance Personnel
  • Personal Laundry
  • Availability of Professional Service Staff 24-hours per day
  • Availability of trained clinical staff 24-hours per day
  • Availability of licensed nursing staff 24-hours per day
  • Utilities
  • Personalized Care Plans
  • 24-Hour Emergency Call Response
  • Daily Up and About Check
  • Nutritious Snacks available throughout the day
  • Transportation

Memory Care

    • Restaurant-style service for Breaskfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Cuisine prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients
    • Daily Housekeeping
  • On-Site Maintenance Personnel
  • Personal Laundry
  • Availability of Professional Service Staff 24-hours per day
  • Availability of trained clinical staff 24-hours per day
  • Availability of licensed nursing staff 24-hours per day
  • Utilities
  • Personalized Care Plans
  • 24-Hour Emergency Call Response
  • Daily Up and About Check
  • Nutritious Snacks available throughout the day
  • Transportation
  • Secured exterior courtyards with walking paths and professionally manicured landscapes and gardens

General Amenities

  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Emergency Call System
  • Business Center (Computers, Copy Machine, Fax, Etc.)
  • Main Dining Room
  • Private Dining Room
  • Walking Path
  • Outdoor Garden Area
  • Library
  • Lounges
  • Mail Room
  • Reserved Resident Parking
  • Courtyard
  • Spa
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Smoke-Free Environment
  • Pet Friendly
  • Individually Controlled Heat and Air

Points of Interest

Senior Lifestyle communities are located near many cultural, culinary and spiritual points of interest. We encourage residents to explore their local communities however they like. We arrange for scheduled trips to local markets, theaters and more, but we also love it when residents create their own trips! Points of interest near this Senior Lifestyle community include:

  • Grace Chrisitan Fellowship
  • St Mary’s Catholic Church
  • Kingdom Hall
  • United Methodist
  • Cortland Regioal Medical
  • Cayuga Medical
  • Cortland Transit
  • Cortland Senior Center
  • Cortlandville Crossing
  • Shops at Ithaca Mall
  • Destiny USA
  • Plaza Movie
  • Cortland Repatory Theatre
  • Center for the Arts
  • 1890 House
  • Living History Museum
  • Cortland State
  • Home of NY Jets Training Camp
  • Close to the Fingerlakes Wine Trail
  • Greek Peak Mountain Resort
  • Unique shopping and dinning

Floor plans at Walden Place

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Programs at Walden Place

Stop Dreaming—Start Doing!

Senior Living communities thrive because many of our residents are curious, interesting individuals who love to collaborate with their neighbors and our staff. They consistently make brilliant suggestions for interesting new programs and clubs, which we are more than happy to make a reality. We empower every resident to continue to grow, connect, move, and create at their own pace.

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Executive bio for Walden Place

Meet Our Executive Director

Angie Conklin

Angie has more than 17 years of professional experience in the senior living industry, and she counts her time as Executive Director at Walden Place as the most rewarding experience to date.

“The residents fill our community with laughter, care and their extraordinary histories,” she says. “The community as a whole looks out for everyone and advocates for the best quality of life for each individual.”

Angie began her career as an Assistant Administrator for an Assisted Living Community in 1997. Soon after, she took on the role of Interim Administrator and following as the Director of Sales and Business Development and Director of the Laurels at a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Upon moving to New York, she transitioned into a role as Director of Sales and Marketing before assuming her current role as Executive Director.

Angie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with her two girls, Mackenzie and Gracie, and visiting her family in Pa.

Angie is excited for you to experience Walden Place for yourself.

Awards for Walden Place

Heart of Caring 2014 Walden Place

Testimonials for Walden Place

We can talk all day about how great our communities are, but we think you should hear from people who have experienced first-hand how we offer an unmatched quality of life at every senior living community.

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“One “wing” of the this Assisted Living Facility is dedicated to Memory Loss. As with any care facility, Walden Place is not 100% in every area but pretty darn close. The residents in Memory Care are treated with the utmost respect and the facilities are top notch. Programming is structured so all residents have several activities each day and are stimulated both physically and mentally. The food is superb!! All residents join in a common room and socialize during mealtime. This is in no way your perceived “Nursing Home.” Medical treatment is not part of the plan but everyday medication delivery is. This is an ideal facility for those who are not bed ridden and still benefit from interaction.” – Sanhat292

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“My 92-year-old father recently moved into Walden Place in Cortland, NY. I cannot say enough about how pleased and relieved I am to have him surrounded by such caring and competent staff, as well as friendly residents. Walden Place is set in a rural area yet is very close to shopping. The physical environment is bright, fresh, and well-appointed, activities and outings are plentiful, and the three daily meals are wholesome and delicious. What impresses me the most, though, is the number and quality of staff, both clinical and non-clinical, who continually engage with all residents – stopping by to remind them of activities, rounding twice during the night, keeping track of medical appointments, medications, and needed lab work, and providing transportation to appointments. This inclusive approach is a very different model than the retirement complex from which my dad moved in Florida. Not only am I happy that my father now lives close by, I can rest assured that he is in good hands. I can’t thank Walden Place enough! Linda McLean, Ithaca, NY” – Linda M.

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“The Walden Place assisted living facility located in Cortland NY. My family was very fortunate to be able to move my father into this community. With the slow decline of my mother we had time to research options that we thought would be viable in resolving our dilemma of how best to provide care for my father. We chose Walden Place over what we considered were lesser alternatives. Initially what struck me was how non-institutional and physically pleasant the facility was. The common areas are comfortable and inviting. The individual rooms or suites are clean and modern. Second was how positive and friendly the staff was. We felt very welcomed by everyone connected to Walden Place from the administrators to the maintenance staff, the care givers to the dining personnel. This has continued to be the case. Everyone is very attentive and helpful. I believe that the employees take pride in their community. I enjoy the idea of having my parent reside in a safe and positive environment. He has options for activities should he choose to participate. Medical assistance is close by and there are people to engage with. I would recommend Walden Place for your consideration. Michael L. Mallah” – Michael M.

Special Offer

Save $1,000 on Moving Expenses!*

Model Apartment

Senior Lifestyle is here to lessen the load. That’s why we’re offering $1,000 off your moving expenses for move-ins prior to 12/31. We take pride in making everyday a happy day. This even includes moving day.

Request more info to receive a coupon for $1,000 off your Moving Expenses. Print out the $1,000 off coupon and bring it with you when you visit the community!

*Participating communities only. Limited-time offer applicable to new residents only and must be presented at the time of deposit.

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Visiting Walden Place

Our doors are always open, and we'd love to show you around! You'll get to meet staff and residents as you tour our beautiful community. We encourage you to learn more about everything we have to offer -- just click any of the links to the left. There is always something abuzz here, so every day is a great day to visit. We look forward to meeting you!

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839 Bennie Rd., Cortland, NY 13045

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