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Deaconess Perry Center
13500 Ridge Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

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Deaconess-Perry Center

Deaconess-Perry Center is a five-story apartment community specifically designed for older adults who are at least 62 years of age.  There are 63 one-bedroom units and a unit for a live-in custodian. Four of the units are handicap accessible designed to benefit the mobility impaired and the building is equipped for those who are hearing and/or visually impaired.

The community is located in the Cleveland suburb of North Royalton about a 30 minute drive south from Downtown Cleveland.  The community is in close proximity to a post office, pharmacies, grocery store, restaurants, retail business, churches, medical and dental offices, and public transportation.  

Deaconess-Perry Center features a large attached Senior Center on the first floor that is operated by the City of North Royalton Office on Aging and Human Services whose mission is to provide supportive services to Seniors in North Royalton. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is available to residents of Deaconess-Perry Center as well as Seniors living in the surrounding community. A full range of services are available to participants at little or no cost including various recreational activities (bingo, card parties, crafts, games, exercise, line dancing, computer classes, special trips), transportation to medical appointments and shopping, Post Office-On-Wheels, nurse consultations, health screenings, educational seminars, and annual flu vaccination and Health Expo program.  The Office on Aging also provides a wide array of social services to assist participants deal with various personal issues such as Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, Social Security and SSI assistance, medical or prescription issues, nutrition, intervention, advocacy, and family involvement. After hours, Deaconess-Perry Center residents can use the Center at their leisure to play games, build puzzles, watch TV or socialize with friends or neighbors.

Deaconess-Perry Center residents enjoy the use of a spacious lobby area on the first floor that has ample seating areas and abundant amounts of natural light. The grounds feature numerous benches around the perimeter of the building that offers tranquil outdoor space for relaxation and socialization. There are two laundry rooms equipped with coin-operated washers and dryers and folding tables enabling the residents to do their laundry on site.

The management offices are located on the first floor at Deaconess-Perry Center for ease in communication for the residents. There are supportive maintenance areas dedicated to the continued maintenance and operation of the community. There are trash collection rooms/chutes on each floor.  An answering service is available for residents with maintenance emergencies both before and after office hours and on weekends and holidays.

Each resident’s unit is accessed through interior corridors. The typical unit design provides one bedroom, a kitchen with a pass-through counter, refrigerator, range, and vent.

The mobility impaired, accessible units have roll-in showers for ease of access for those residents in wheelchairs. They also have appropriate appliances, counter and sinks, and turning radius to meet the special needs of the mobility impaired.

For information on this community – or to have an application mailed to you – please call, locally (216) 459-2870.

One Bedroom Apartments Include:

  • Safety Bars in Bathroom
  • Full Kitchen with Ample Storage
  • Individually Controlled Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Large Windows in Living Room & Bedroom
  • Emergency Pull Cord System
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Fully Equipped Sprinkler System
  • Carpeting
  • Window Treatments

Building Amenities Include:

  • Attached Senior Center with Daily Activities
  • Elevators
  • Spacious Lobby Area
  • Ample Parking


We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you have a question not covered in this section, or if you would like more information, please call Deaconess-Perry Center at (216) 459-2870. We look forward to hearing from you!

What type of housing is Deaconess-Perry Center? Is it low-income housing?

Deaconess-Perry Center is a subsidized housing community for seniors age 62 & over. The term “subsidized housing” means that the rent is based on income. A resident of the community pays approximately 30% of their income as rent.

Who pays the remainder of the rent?

The remainder of the rent is paid in the form of a subsidy. If a resident qualifies for a subsidy, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a U.S. government agency, will pay the remainder of the rent.

How is rent calculated?

Resident rent is based on approximately 30% of income. A good estimate of your rent would be to take 30% of your gross annual income and divide it by 12 months. This will give you an estimate of what your monthly rent could be.

What does the rent include?

Monthly rental of the apartment, all utilities except phone and cable TV, and trash removal.

Is there a lease?

Yes, there is a one-year lease, but we understand the necessity of unanticipated move-outs. After you complete your first year, the lease reverts to a month-to-month basis.

How many apartments are there?

Deaconess-Perry Center has 63 resident apartments.

How big are the apartments?

Deaconess-Perry Center offers spacious one-bedroom apartments all with accessible features, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired.  One-bedroom apartments are approximately 540 square feet.

How do I get started with the move-in process?

Simply fill out an application completely, sign it, and mail it to the address on the back of the application.

Is there a waiting list for residency?

Yes, currently Deaconess-Perry Center has a waiting list. Please call for the approximate waiting time.

What is the Security Deposit?

The Security Deposit is the same as one month’s full rent. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.

Do you allow pets?

Deaconess-Perry Center welcomes you to bring your pet along with you. Fish and birds are welcomed without a deposit. We also welcome a small dog or a cat with a pet deposit. There is a limit of one animal (cat or dog) per apartment and there are certain size and breed restrictions.

What is the Pet Deposit?

The refundable pet deposit is $300. Payment arrangements can be made for this deposit. Beginning with $50 and then a monthly payment of $10 until the deposit is paid in full.

Is there additional storage space available?

There is no additional storage available, however, each apartment offers ample closet and storage space.

Is there an elevator?

Yes, there are two elevators located in the center of the building easily accessible by all residents, on all floors.

Is parking available?

Yes, Deaconess-Perry Center offers its residents the use of a large parking lot.

What is the cost of parking?

There is no cost for parking.

How many keys do I receive?

Residents receive an apartment key, a key to a locked mailbox for their apartment, and an access key to the main entry doors on both the north and south sides of the building.

Are there any planned activities?

Deaconess-Perry Center has an attached Senior Center that is operated by The North Royalton Office on Aging, which prints and distributes a monthly calendar and newsletter showing the dates and times of various activities. Activities include parties, games, exercise, line dancing, computer classes, and more.  There is also a puzzle and craft area used daily for putting together puzzles and other various crafting projects.

Are there on-site laundry facilities?

There are two laundry rooms at Deaconess-Perry Center located on the second and fourth floors. In all, there are four coin-operated washers and four coin-operated dryers with folding and hanging areas, and a wash sink for the convenience of our residents.

What is the garbage/recycling process?

There is a garbage center on each floor of the building specifically for garbage purposes. On the upper floors, there is a chute to dispose of trash directly into a dumpster.

Is there any public transportation available?

Yes, currently the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has several routes within just a few minutes’ walk.  The City of North Royalton Office on Aging also has scheduled van services to take Seniors to the grocery store, doctor appointments, department stores, local restaurants, and other locations. More information on rides can be obtained from contacting RTA at their website or by phone at 216-566-5100.  SCR can be contacted at 440-582-6333.

Visit Us:

Deaconess Perry Center
13500 Ridge Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

Contact Us:

tel  440-582-5940

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