A Secure Oasis in the City.


Located in the Lawndale section of Northeast Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) is designed for those age 62 or better who appreciate city living but like the idea of escaping into a secure, nature-filled oasis with well-maintained floral gardens, a koi pond and Zen-like green spaces.

PPH has provided award-winning, amenity-rich living options and care for Pennsylvanians since 1890. Simply put, we have more than 130 years of experience providing quality residences and creating wonderful days for city people just like you.

After walking through the PPH gates, you’ll quickly discover this is not a typical “retirement community.” The village-like campus has everything from banking, restaurants, store, primary care doctor’s office, pharmacy, health care and wellness amenities, complete with an indoor swimming pool and fitness center. Even a bowling alley!

Being a non-profit organization means reinvesting financial resources into the community instead of into the pockets of shareholders. We are continually modernizing our living options and services with a focus on building community, inspiring lifelong learning and delivering a rich lifestyle to meet the desires of today’s modern elders.

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Schedule a tour here by calling 215-515-6315, attend an event or fill out the form to connect. We’d love to help you.

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Independent Living

Experience the freedom of retirement in our vibrant independent living. Enjoy maintenance-free living while participating in a variety of social activities. Learn more.

Personal Care

Our personal care services (also known as assisted living) provide the support needed to maintain as much independence as possible while providing assistance with daily living activities. Learn more.

Personal Care

Memory Care

Experience specialized care and support at PPH’s Chapters Memory Care program, designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Learn more.

Memory Care

Our community vibe.

Every retirement community has a distinct personality that reflects the people who live there. At PPH, you’ll find vital, engaged and creative residents, many who will seem younger than their peers. The majority are lifelong city people who love the arts, culture and dining the city offers.

Moreover, PPH attracts a number of artistically inclined individuals who relish the art studios that are reserved for creative works and crafting projects. There are also resident-hosted writing and poetry clubs, gardening clubs, religious studies and support groups and planned happy hours and celebrations. While not everyone fits neatly into this generalization, the enthusiasts who do influence the spirit of our community with a sense of humor and passion for life.

Finally, we are proud to be home to a diverse community in terms of race, LGBTQ+ identities and spiritual faiths. Residents of all walks of life feel welcome and included in this accepting community.

Safe place to thrive.

Our director of security has been with us for over 20 years and is a former Philadelphia police officer. With his help, PPH has invested in a robust security system with a gate at the entrance and a 24/7 on-site security team. Plus, we have a backup generator to weather any city-wide power outages.

The PPH security team is a part of our family. They serve the residents in many other ways that go beyond just protection. Whether helping to locate misplaced keys, purses or phones, answering questions or just checking in on the general well-being of residents, our security team is truly a well-trained, friendly group of dedicated professionals. Plus, every resident has an emergency call system for emergency health response or security matters.

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  • A beautiful campus with landscaped gardens, patios and koi pond
  • Spacious and active art studio
  • A functional greenhouse for growing
  • A robust schedule of social, recreational, educational and cultural activities
  • Atrium room with patio for soaking in the sun
  • Resident-run library
  • Performance arts
  • A two-lane bowling alley
  • Billiard room

Health & Wellness

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Fitness classes with a full-time personal trainer available
  • A variety of spiritual activities and pastoral care
  • Wellness nurse on site
  • Secure walkability on campus


  • The Bistro @ 6500 offering restaurant-style dining
  • Main at Martins Mill, a grab-and-go spot
  • The Café, a comfortable diner-styled atmosphere with a made-to-order menu
  • Scoops Ice-cream Shop
  • The Fountain Room is a comfortable space to gather with friends or at special events.
  • Tabor Market, a little grocery store, open six days per week


  • Concierge desk to greet and check in your guests as well as receive packages
  • Postal service
  • On-site banking
  • Room service
  • House cleaning and laundry services available
  • Parking for residents and guests
  • Salon and barbershop


  • Secure campus with gate
  • A friendly security team 24/7
  • Emergency “my call” system
  • Fire detection system including heat and smoke detectors
  • Maintenance of appliances and apartments


  • Studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms
  • Customize your new home in our Design Center
  • Many apartments feature private decks and patios
  • Cable TV hook-up and broadband internet connection
  • Utilities paid
  • Individual heat and air conditioning

Contact The Philadelphia Protestant Home.

You have to see this community to believe that it’s located right here in Philly. Please call 215-515-6315 or fill out the form to connect. We’d love to help you.

What they say about The Philadelphia Protestant Home.

In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal