Pleasant View Communities: Perspective of Purpose

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The Importance of Kitchen Design at Pleasant View 

Since Residential Living does not include a meal plan, residents are responsible for providing their own meals when not dining out. The kitchen, as well as the rest of the apartment or cottage, is always carefully planned with the resident in mind. As in any home, a lot of life happens in the kitchen! Thanks to the fact that Pleasant View works with a local custom cabinetmaker and offers finishes like quartz counters and fully tiled backsplashes, residents are able to design their dream kitchens. 

Dining Options on Campus 

The campus restaurant, Hearth and Harrow, which is known for its brick-oven pizzas, a variety of burgers and sandwiches, salads, breakfast items and famous house-made chips, is open to residents and the public alike. The restaurant is a hub of activity on campus, where residents, staff and members of the greater community can interact.

Another popular choice among residents and the public is the Pleasant View location of Manheim favorite, Mill 72 Bake Shop & Café. Coffee, specialty drinks and baked goods are served in the atrium beside H&H and enjoyed by many!

Food Culture 

Pleasant View’s agricultural roots are evident in its food culture. Hearth and Harrow, which buys products and ingredients from Lancaster County food vendors, is starting to implement more farm-to-table techniques. Residents help to maintain a hydroponics garden, where herbs and microgreens are grown to be used in the restaurant or donated to the local food pantry. Residents also oversee a community garden in which fruits and vegetables are grown and shared.

Future plans call for growing produce on farmland owned by Pleasant View to help with food insecurity in the community; fruits grown on the land will be sold or donated. This is part of a planned project to transform the original farm that gave way to Pleasant View into a cultural center that will benefit the entire community. 


Type of Community

Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) 

Range of Services

Our wide range of services includes Residential Living, Personal Care, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing Care and Rehabilitation. 

Residential Options

For those seeking Residential Living options, 100 apartments are located in the Town Square buildings. The West Lawn is home to 36 newly constructed apartments. In addition, 52 cottages are settled around the beautiful country atmosphere of the campus. 

Fitness Opportunities

The PVFIT fitness center provides residents with the opportunity to exercise independently or with a trainer on various strength and cardio machines. Group fitness classes are held in the studio. The heated pool is a great place to exercise, rehab from an injury, take a water-spin class or play water volleyball.  


400 residents across all levels of living. 

544 Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545

717-665-2445 • Info@pvcommunities.org 


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