Pleasant View Communities: Perspective of Purpose

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Type of Community

Continuing Care Retirement Community

Range of Services

Pleasant View Communities provides a wide range of services including Independent Living, Personal Care, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing Care and Rehabilitation services.

Residential Options

There are currently 100 apartments in the Town Square buildings, 36 newly constructed apartments on the West Lawn and 52 cottages settled around the beautiful country atmosphere of the Pleasant View campus.

Dining Options

Hearth and Harrow’s restaurant, bistro and outdoor patio provide a place where friends can relax and families can gather. For residents of Personal Care, there is a formal dining room with meal plans available.


400 residents across all levels of living


A Sampling of Clubs

Pleasant View is a tight-knit community where residents stop and chat with each other and support each other in their mutual interests. Many have agricultural backgrounds or have started a new hobby through the gardening club, planting and caring for a variety of flowers and vegetables in a shared garden bed. Residents also help out in the hydroponics garden, growing micro-greens and herbs using a water circulation system and timed artificial light; some of the items that are grown are used in the on-campus restaurant, Hearth and Harrow. The wood shop is a great place to hone woodworking skills or to learn new skills. The train club’s members maintain both an outdoor miniature train and an indoor train room, making them a popular destination for visitors. There are book clubs for readers, sewing groups for those who enjoy creating and many more to suit the interests of every resident.

Cultural Activities

With Lancaster City and other popular destinations only a short drive away, the Pleasant View bus is usually full! Bus trips to the Fulton Theatre or a movie theater are common, as well as trips to local restaurants.

Group Activities

The calendar is filled with group activities every day. Socials and picnics, card games, community events, fitness classes, bus trips, Bible studies, shuffleboard, Wii bowling, cornhole and ping pong are only a few of them. There is also a team of dedicated staff for each level of living, providing a variety of group activities and enrichment to residents on all levels of care.

Fitness Activities

PVFiT fitness center is free to use for residents, with opportunities to exercise independently or with a trainer on the cardio and strength-training equipment. The heated, saltwater-treated pool is a great place to exercise or rehab from an injury. The fitness studio offers group classes like yoga, strength and better balance. Members can also head to the pool for water spin, water yoga or water volleyball. To enjoy the beautiful countryside and natural surroundings of the Pleasant View campus, residents can travel on the walking trail that circles around the property.

Volunteer Options

There are a number of ways residents can get involved and give back to their community. Escort a resident from personal care or skilled-nursing care to activities or appointments or become a companion visitor to another resident. Pet therapy visitors are needed as well! There is an on-campus thrift boutique that is completely volunteer-run, from cashiers to donation organizing. Assist with activities, clerical work, campus maintenance and grounds and much more. Whatever a resident’s interests are, there is sure to be a volunteer opportunity perfect for them. Pleasant View recently welcomed pygmy goats, with more animals to come, which gives a new volunteer opportunity to residents. They can visit the goats to get them accustomed to being around people, with the hopes of using them as therapy animals in the future.

Do You Offer Activities for Widowed/Single Residents?

The majority of campus activities can be enjoyed by couples and individuals alike. Activities are a great place to meet new people and form new friendships.

Spiritual Connection

While Pleasant View does not have an official religious affiliation, it is a faith-based organization with Christian roots. Worship services are held every Sunday and holidays, as are daily devotions and Bible studies. A recently renovated prayer room allows residents to have a small, private space to worship and reflect.


Pleasant View Communities
544 North Penryn Road
Manheim, PA 17545


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