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FAQ’s

How old is Amos Towers?
We opened in 1985 for leasing and have completed numerous updates and renovations over the past several years.

How many apartments are there?
There are 97 apartments located on floors 1 – 8. 71- One bedroom apartments and 25 efficiency style apartments. We also have one two-bedroom deluxe apartment, which is not subsidized by the federal government, and is available at Market rent.

Do I have to pay for utilities?

 Included in the rent for all apartments is heat, water, sewage, & trash. Residents are responsible for their electricity, telephone, cable, parking and storage bins if applicable. There is a Utility Allowance for your electric expense, that is taken off your rent the time of move-in. The allowance is $36.00 for a 1 bedroom and $34.00 for an efficiency apartment.

Are there any other fees associated with moving to Amos Towers?

  • No application fee or other move in fees
  • No lump sum or community buy in fee
  • No deposit is required to hold the apartment
  • One month’s security deposit is required upon move in
  • Yes, there is a parking fee of $15.00 for covered parking and $10.00 for our parking lot.
  • Yes, we have a limited number of bin storage units available based upon seniority. They range in price from $2.00 - $4.00.

What type of heat does Amos Towers have?
Gas baseboard heat with an adjustable thermostat available in all apartments.

Are the apartments air conditioned?
There is air conditioning in each apartment controlled by the resident.

Is it near downtown?
Amos Towers is located within close proximity to many amenities. We are approximately two blocks to the Scranton Regional Hospital, one block to the Jewish Community Center, and approximately six blocks to the center of Scranton. We are three blocks from the Scranton Cultural Center and public library and walking distance to Physicians Health Alliance and Physicians associated with Scranton Regional Hospital.

If I don’t drive, is there a van to take me places?
Colt's Bus has a van service which takes seniors to scheduled health related appointments. Amos Towers schedules the van twice each week for grocery shopping as well as trips to local shopping malls and restaurants. It is free for all persons 65 and over. Daily public bus transportation is available in front of Amos Towers for your convenience. See our Human Service Co-Ordinator to see if you qualify for  free public bus transportation.

Is there a parking lot?
Yes, there are 43 parking spaces. 7 spaces are covered parking spaces and the remaining 36 spaces do include handicapped parking.

Can I have a dog or cat?
One pet per apartment less than 30 lbs. is permitted and a pet deposit is required. Please ask about specifics.

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is no longer permitted in the building, apartments or any area of the property owed by Amos Towers. You must go off the property to smoke. That rule applies to all staff, and any visitors or guests.

Is there a Community Room for residents to use?
A large multi-use Community Room is on the 8th floor that is always open for our residents. Daily games are played, including Pokeno, Bingo, Mah Jongg and Rummy Kub. This room is available for use by our residents for Holiday get-togethers, movie nights, social hours etc.

What does the Community Room include?

  • Dining area
  • Kitchen, including stove and dishwasher
  • Wall mounted 55” screen T V, with DVD player and WII System
  • Bingo and other group activities
  • Monthly Birthday parties
  • Holiday get togethers
  • Community room reservations are available for family or private functions.

Is there a Computer Room?

There is a computer sitting room. There are 4 computers and a printer available 24 hours a day. There is also a sitting area with a 42” television with cable and DVD player. This room is available to all residents. A key to the computer room will be given to you upon request.

Is there a Game Room?

There is a game room that is beautifully decorated, with many games, puzzles and a game table to use for your convenience. There is also a library with a large assortment of books, and magazines. The room has a lovely sitting area that is very quiet. Take a moment to look through the library and relax in the peaceful setting.

Is there Outside Sitting Areas?

There are several areas for our residents to sit in peaceful settings and enjoy the beautiful colorful landscaped areas.  There are also several seating locations in front of our building for getting together for a chat with other residents.

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