Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community

“Providing for our residents in a manner faithful to the Bible and honoring our Lord, Jesus Christ.”

Photos by Jordan Bush


Type of Community

Quarryville Presbyterian is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) with all levels of care available on campus. Inspired by God to care for those who had faithfully served the Lord, the Reverend Dr. Franklin S. Dyrness opened Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community in 1948 on the property next to his home and the church he pastored in southern Lancaster County. His vision was a haven where seniors could live without worldly concerns about shelter, food and care. Our vision is to be a premier Christian retirement community, known for its warm, gracious and secure environment and attractive facilities where residents continue to grow spiritually while enjoying their retirement.

Range of Services

We offer a wide variety of Residential Living accommodations including award-winning cottage homes in our Great Rock neighborhood and spacious apartments with multiple layout options. We also have Personal Care, Skilled Nursing Care, Rehabilitation services and Memory Support services available.

Residential Options

Great Rock, our Residential Living cottage neighborhood, is surrounded by picturesque hills and Lancaster County farmland. Many of our cottages provide spacious first-floor living, as well as a second-floor option. Our beautifully appointed, maintenance-free apartments offer an impressive choice of styles, floor plans and sizes with all the conveniences you need.

Dining Options

Our Windows on Park dining room features a fine-dining experience with delicious menu items created by our executive chef. Join your friends and neighbors to enjoy some favorite Lancaster County foods or try some new dishes that are sure to tempt your palate! The Bistro Café is a popular spot for breakfast and made-to-order lunch. Have a cup of freshly brewed coffee with a pastry, a full breakfast of eggs and pancakes or grab a breakfast sandwich. For lunch, relax with a cup of soup and a tasty sandwich. At the Joyful Scoop, a 1950s-themed ice cream shoppe, you can enjoy fresh, hand-scooped ice cream, a milkshake or float.


Over 420 people call Quarryville Presbyterian home, whether they live in Residential Living, Supportive Living, Skilled Nursing Care or Memory Support.


A Sampling of Clubs

Resident-led interest groups provide a wide array of activities. These groups cover many different interests, from sports like pickleball, swimming, water volleyball, tennis, golf, etc. to Bible studies, Christian ministries, hymn sings, poetry, card games, board games, sewing and knitting, trains, woodworking and much more! There is truly something for everyone who wants to learn new skills, make new friends, rekindle an old interest or just relax and have some fun! 

Cultural Activities

Cultural activities include special events on campus like performances by Servant Stage, the Allegro Orchestra and Quintessentially Brass. Residents also visit local areas of interest, including Longwood Gardens, Sight and Sound Theatre, American Music Theatre and enjoy longer excursions to places like the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., and other cultural experiences.  

Group Activities

Group activities are coordinated by both our Wellness and Activities departments. Examples include crafts, outings to local restaurants and museums, outdoor activities like pickleball, bocce and cornhole, as well as quieter offerings such as coloring, bingo and trivia. In our Wellness department, you can take part in land and aquatic classes offered throughout the week.

Fitness Activities

Our wellness program offers services designed to maximize your health and independence and achieve your fitness goals. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, aquatic center, indoor walking track and outdoor sport court. The sport court offers five sports: pickleball, tennis, volleyball, badminton and basketball. Group exercise classes (land and aqua) and unique outings, such as hiking and kayaking, round out the offerings. Overall wellness is our goal, and we focus on six areas of wellness: spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, social and financial.

Volunteer Options

Opportunities include visitation, mail delivery, assistance with group activities, joining residents on walks or sitting outside, distributing refreshments, playing games, assisting with Sunday Worship and Bible study groups, helping in the dining rooms, escorting residents to the beauty shop or rehabilitation, folding laundry, writing letters for residents and more.

Do You Offer Activities for Widowed/Single Residents?

Although Quarryville does not offer designated programming for widowed or single residents, singles are welcome to participate in all the community’s activities and events! Some residents choose to attend “couples” events with a friend and are encouraged to do so. Also, a grief support group is available on campus for those who are coping with the loss of a spouse.

Spiritual Connection

To help you in personally knowing God better and experiencing His love and peace, we have a full-time chaplain and a part-time chaplain on staff. Our spiritual programming includes several chapel services throughout each week, hymn sings and resident-led activities such as prayer for persecuted Christians, missions, prayer meetings, men’s Bible study, Vespers, Sunday Bible classes, prayer meetings and ministries in our Personal Care and Skilled Nursing areas. God created us for relationships with each other, but above all, with Him.  


Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community
625 Robert Fulton Highway

Quarryville, PA 17566


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