Senior Independent Living Community in Philadelphia | PPH
Independent Living Phone: 215-697-8086 Personal Care Phone: 215-697-8031 Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Phone: 215-697-8005
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Senior 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 senior independent living 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. Our Philadelphia 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 independent living 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:

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Our Philadelphia Independent Living Apartments

Senior Independent Living Accommodations

We offer a variety of independent living apartment 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 independent living 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 Apartment Floor Plans

Gateway – Studio
1 Bath, 391 SF
Lawndale Alpha – Studio
1 Bath, 460 SF
Lawndale Alpha – One Bedroom – Club
1 Bed, 1 Bath, 460 SF
Gateway – One Bedroom
1 Bed, 1 Bath, 575 SF
Lawndale Alpha – One Bedroom
1 Bed, 1 Bath, 810 SF
Gateway – Two Bedroom
2 Bed, 2 Bath, 864 SF
Lawndale Alpha – Two Bedroom – Club
2 Bed, 2 Bath, 920 SF
Lawndale Alpha – Two Bedroom
2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1,110 SF

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.

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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 nine 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 resident Bernice Segal

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