The Best Place to Retire

Looking for the Best In Senior Living? Look No Further.

Willow Valley Communities prides itself on creating exceptional experiences and environments in which residents can pursue a Life Lived Forward. We’ve taken special care in creating resort-style amenities—including 12 unique dining venues, a Day Spa, and much more—to cater to a variety of likes and lifestyles.  In addition, the Lancaster community has voted Willow Valley Communities their Favorite Senior Living Community for the last six years.

Take a class. Watch a show. Grow a vegetable garden. Enjoy a novel. At Willow Valley Communities, you can explore your passions and nurture your mind, body, and spirit.

If you’re looking for resort-style senior living and some of the best senior living amenities, keep reading to discover just a sampling of what Willow Valley Communities has to offer.  

A Variety of Culinary Options for Every Palate

At Willow Valley Communities, we’re honored to have an accomplished company of chefs lead our culinary team. Our menus utilize locally-source ingredients and offer a range of dining options, from formal dining, to cafes, to patio dining, to take out. 

Our chefs create cuisines as healthy as they are delicious. Our culinary options and venues cater to special diets as well, including gluten-free and vegetarian diets.

Interested in learning more about what our culinary team has to offer? Click here to explore a full list of our dining venues.

Fitness at Willow Valley Communities

Willow Valley Communities is a great fit for older adults looking to move to an active retirement community. Whether you want to join an athletic club, attend a fitness class, swim in one of several pools on campus, or train for a marathon, our dedicated team of professional trainers cater to residents of all fitness levels – with equipment, classes, and personalized instruction.

We're A Pet-Friendly Community

In Lancaster County, several retirement homes allow pets. At Willow Valley Communities, we’re not just a pet-friendly senior living community, we embrace your furry friends as new members of the community. From locally-sourced pet treats at our cafes, to parades and two dog parks on campus, your dogs, cats, birds, and fish are as welcome as you are. 

Should you like to learn more about our pet guidelines, take a look at our pet-friendly senior living community page.

An Exceptional Range of Amenities

With dozens of elegantly-appointed places to gather, talking with friends or pursuing quieter passions has never been more inviting.

Our luxury senior living community offers residents beautiful lounges, libraries, and sitting rooms to enjoy a book or cup of coffee; it has a baby grand piano to practice music and billiards and card rooms to enjoy a some friendly competition with neighbors. Willow Valley Communities also features several woodshops and model train rooms on campus.

In addition to lounges and hobby spaces, the 30,000 square-foot Clubhouse on our Manor campus offers a vintage arcade, bowling alley, two restaurants, an outdoor, zero-entry pool, and a sports center. On the Lakes Campus, our Cultural Center includes a 500-seat theater, art studio, expansive Fitness and Aquatic Center, and a Day Spa.

Willow Valley Communities features many convenient services including banks, salons and even a pharmacy on campus.

Explore the Outdoors

Lancaster County is beautiful in every season, making Willow Valley Communities and the areas around campus gorgeous to explore. With miles of hiking trails, adventure is never far from our residents, should they want to get outdoors. In addition, we have dozens of gardening plots available for residents to till, plant, and enjoy throughout the spring and summer.

Our grounds crew works tirelessly to keep Willow Valley Communities’ manicured lawns, glittering ponds, and blooming flowers, which makes dining at our outdoor  venues so much more enjoyable.

Don’t forget about our award-winning summer camp for grandkids, Camp Willow! Grandparents and their grandchildren can partake in a variety of outdoor activities together during the week-long program, including fishing, hiking, and more.

Entertainment & Art Close to Home

Willow Valley Communities offers a variety of arts-centered amenities, clubs, and classes. Our campus is abound with the spirit of creativity, from the works created in several art studios on campus, to seasonal performances by our Chorale, to clubs like photography and flower arranging, and so much more.

Established artists bring their passion and experience to our campus while novice artists and creators expand their horizons. Class levels span from beginner to advanced and cover a range of topics, from ballroom dancing to potted plant workshops. To see a selection of our creative offerings, visit our Publications page and read the newest issue of Renaissance.

Whether you’re hoping to pick up an old hobby or learn new creative skills, Willow Valley Community offers you the opportunities and lifestyle to do it. Here’s a small sampling of the amenity spaces we offer our creative residents:

  • Art studios
  • Woodshops
  • Baby grand pianos
  • 500-seat theater
  • Gardens
  • Rehearsal spaces for music groups

In addition to our many creative clubs, groups, and activities, Willow Valley Communities also offers each resident complimentary interior design service from our Design Studio. We understand that your personal style should be reflected in the home of your dreams. From tiles to counter tops to backsplashes, our skilled interior designer takes special care in helping you create the perfect oasis.

Travel & Learn More at Willow Valley Communities

Learning doesn’t stop when with a move to Willow Valley Communities. With 100+ resident clubs, a variety of travel groups, and amenities to enable residents to pursue their passions, our residents are lifelong learners.

Our resident clubs range from educational—like the Socrates Cafe, to creative—our Poetry Forum, to active—including our Cycling and Hiking clubs, and everything in between.

If you’re already a globetrotter or have an interest in traveling, you’re in good company at Willow Valley Communities. Recent resident trips have taken excursions to places like Cuba, Iceland, and Norway.

Interested In Learning More?

Our sales counselors are happy to send you more information, answer additional questions, or schedule a tour of these amenities for you. If you’re ready to take the next step, let us know below.

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