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Cook Legacy Village Opens

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Good Samaritan Society Davenport
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A former home for indigent women in the Quad Cities has been converted into apartments for seniors. This afternoon, the Good Samaritan Society-Davenport celebrated the grand opening of the Cook Legacy Village.

The former Clarissa Cook Retirement Home first opened in 1882 in west Davenport as the Clarissa Cook Home to the Friendless. Then in 2012, the board of directors began looking for another agency to take over, and eventually decided to give it to the Good Samaritan Society.
Spokeswoman Cyndi Koenes says the conversion of the home took a lot of work - from communal living to individual apartments.
The first new resident will move in Friday and she hopes all nine units will be sold soon.

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Koenes says in the Quad Cities the society operates a nursing home, rehab facility, a home care agency, and senior living apartments. 
Its parent organization is the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society which operates 250 facilities in 24 states.