Independent Living

Phone: 215-697-8086

Personal Care

Phone: 215-697-8031

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

Phone: 215-697-8005

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Independent Living

I need to feel connected – to friends, to members of my retirement community, to the larger Philadelphia community.

PPH is a comfortable and affordable senior community in Northeast Philadelphia. Our independent living senior apartments are conveniently located in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia, minutes away from the culture, arts and delicious restaurants throughout the city. Come visit us to see why we are one of the best independent living communities in Philadelphia.

What is Independent Living?
Independent living is a senior living option for active seniors who require little to no assistance. Independent living residents are able to live on their own and take care of themselves while enjoying the services, amenities and security of a retirement community. While residents in independent living apartments don’t usually need assistance, they have peace of mind knowing they have access to higher levels of care should their care needs change in the future. At PPH, our residents have priority to switch over to personal care, memory care, or skilled nursing over the outside community.

Independent Living at PPH
Gone are the many headaches of home ownership, while many of the pleasant aspects of independence remain. Our Philadelphia independent living community provides maintenance-free living options with relaxation, security, things to do and places to go! We have a busy schedule of activities and events both here at PPH and around the Philadelphia community promoting an active lifestyle. Our Philadelphia senior community has many social events, activities, clubs and trips throughout the year. Some of our services and amenities include:

  • Beauty Salon & Barber Services
  • Housekeeping services
  • On-site banking, gift shop, pharmacy and convenience store
  • Craft and activity rooms, ice cream parlor, shuffleboard, billiards room, outdoor walking path
  • Arts, Culture, & Education (ACE) Center and Gardens with library and art studio
  • Wellness & Aquatics Center with heated pool and bowling alley
  • and more!

View a full list of our services and amenities.

Our Philadelphia Senior Apartments 

Independent Living Accommodations
We offer a variety of independent living options to fit your lifestyle needs. You can choose from a modern and spacious studio, one or two-bedroom apartments located in one of three independent living apartment buildings: Lawndale Manor, Alpha Manor and Gateway Manor. Each apartment is ADA compliant and has a full bathroom, kitchen, storage, electric utilities, cable-ready TV connection, internet access, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and many feature balconies. You can personalize your space by choosing paint and flooring options. Upgrades for certain apartments can include: islands, built-in microwave, dishwashers and washer/dryer combos. It’s a place where you can feel at ease, meet new friends, get involved in a variety of daily activities and simply enjoy your best retirement lifestyle.

Independent Living Floor Plans

Are you interested in learning more about our independent living options? We would love to invite you to schedule a tour of PPH, answer any questions you may have, and show you what it is like to be a part of our family. Contact us today to schedule your tour.

Schedule a tour to learn more about our Philadelphia Independent Living Community


FAQs

Q: What happens if I run out of money?

If you are living in independent living and are unable to meet your monthly expenses, you may apply for assistance through our Benevolent Care Program. The benevolent care program raises funds throughout the year to help residents remain in a community that is familiar in the event their personal funds run out.

Q: Is transportation available?

PPH provides transportation for doctor and medical appointments in the area surrounding our community. For your convenience, a bus is provided each week to two local supermarkets. There is no charge for these services. If public transportation is what you are looking for, there are two bus stops directly off our property. Weekly excursions are also scheduled for independent residents to a variety of places of interest.

What Residents Say

"In my two years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. 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. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. 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

What Families Say

"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’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......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 residents Jack & Bernice Segal