Community News

Thank You to Our Partners and Community

Monday, April 20th, 2020

During this time of uncertainty we want to thank our partners and communities for offering assistance. We know that all of us are being impacted in different and similar ways. We just wanted to say thank you to everyone for staying committed to keeping our communities going and our families and seniors safe during this time. A special thank you to our Marietta neighbors at Pasta Plus for thinking of us and bringing comfort to our community.

Community Basics Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #2

Friday, March 20th, 2020

For the health & safety of our employees, residents and communities, all offices will be closed until further notice. Please email or call any questions, concerns, or work orders to the respective community. We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy.

Community Basics Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Friday, March 13th, 2020

For Our Residents and Communities,

Community Basics, Inc. is committed to the health and well-being of our residents, employees, and communities. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our residents and employees as the situation evolves. Therefore, residents will see an increase of precautions taken by our staff. Please note, all community rooms are now closed until at least March 31. We encourage you to contact us by phone or email for all questions and maintenance requests.

For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at

Nissly Chocolate Factory Apartments

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Nissly Chocolate Factory Apartments was originally built in 1920 for the Nissly Swiss Chocolate Factory and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1996, the buildings were renovated to provide 28 apartments for low to moderate income seniors.

In 2019, Community Basics began an extensive renovation to update the exterior of the building along with upgrades within each apartment. The renovation included new parking lot paving, line striping, and a brand-new community sign. The original factory steel windows were replaced with high-efficiency aluminum windows that provide a smooth and easy operable window for residents.

The community room was freshened with new paint, flooring, new cabinet doors and a new HVAC unit. Common areas within the apartment building received new flooring, paint, and interior signage. The apartment units received new HVAC units, selective plumbing fixture replacement, kitchen cabinet door replacements and new electric ranges.

The improvements to the building have provided a positive impact on the daily lives of the residents. Community Basics Inc. greatly appreciates the many partners that helped bring this project to fruition:

Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
Fulton Bank
Caldwell Heckles & Egan Construction
Architectural Concepts

Marietta Senior Apartments participate in Candlelight Tour

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

A big thank you to the Marietta Restoration Associates and the Marietta community for including us in the 54th Annual Candlelight Tour.  It was wonderful to share our home with all of you.  Scroll down to see some of the beautiful decorations prepared by our generous staff and residents.  Happy Holidays!