Cornwall Manor: The New Nature of Senior Living

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Gardening and Nature at Cornwall Manor

Cornwall Manor is a uniquely beautiful senior-living community tucked into the quiet countryside of Cornwall in southern Lebanon County. Our welcoming community has been compared to a college campus, with its blend of historic buildings and new homes, walking paths and nature trails.

One cannot get any closer to nature than on the Cornwall Manor campus. Nestled within 190 wooded acres, Cornwall Manor allows one to relax, enjoy and live surrounded by a beautiful, wooded backdrop. The Cornwall Manor campus offers plenty of walking paths to enjoy. Our two campuses are connected by the Lebanon Rail-Trail, which offers additional opportunities to walk, bike and bird watch. Plenty of wildlife such as deer, birds and even a wild turkey or two can be seen running or flying through the meadow area. The 10 Life Trail® stations designed specifically for senior exercise use are located along one of the campus’ many walking trails. In addition to the walking trails, Cornwall Manor offers a variety of outdoor activities, from perfecting your golf stroke on the putting green to challenging a neighbor in a game of shuffleboard, bocce or horseshoes.

As part of the natural setting of Cornwall Manor, we also have a multitude of gardening activities on campus. It is a well-known fact that gardening improves the lives of our residents.  Residents can adopt an area on campus to plant and tend to flowers or they can plant flowers or vegetables around their homes. They are also welcome to become part of a very active Garden and Greenhouse Committee at Cornwall Manor. Gardening has become a vital part of life for many residents on our campus. The Buckingham Campus also features historic greenhouses, which allow residents to garden year-round. Our 190 acres offer plenty of space for green thumbs to garden and get back to nature.

In addition to the residents’ gardening activities, Cornwall Manor recently partnered with the Rodale Institute, a global leader in regenerative organic agriculture, to establish the Trailside Organic Farm on Cornwall Manor’s Woods campus. The Trailside Organic Farm will begin as a two-acre organic farm and all produce grown on the farm will be served in all campus dining areas. Utilizing Rodale Institute’s expertise in organic growing methods, Trailside Organic Farm will provide residents with healthy food choices and a thriving natural environment that supports residents’ health, environment and overall well-being. Not only will residents be able to reap the goodness of eating the produce grown on the farm, they will also be able to volunteer their services on the farm. 


Type of Community 

Continuing Care Community 

Range of Services

A not-for-profit community, Cornwall Manor offers a full range of services, including Independent Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing Care and Rehab, as well as physician’s offices, pharmacy service, maintenance, housekeeping, transportation service and dining where no meal plan is required.

Residential Options

One- and two-bedroom apartments range in size from 630 to 1,500 square feet. Single and Duplex homes range in size from 1,000 to 2,700 square feet.  

On-Campus Activities

Residents enjoy activities such as concerts, social get-togethers, lectures and trips, as well as book, card and game clubs. Outdoors, there is a putting green, bocce court and many walking trails. Residents also have access to a woodworking shop, train room, library, greenhouse and a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool.


1 Boyd Street, P.O. Box 125, Cornwall, PA 17016

CornwallManor.org • 717-274-8092 


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