Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community: Extraordinary Living Through Christ

Darlene and David LeFevre fell in love with Lancaster County through frequently visiting the area and ultimately chose to retire at Quarryville Presbyterian.

Meet the LeFevres 

Darlene and David LeFevre, who have been married for 61 years, moved to Quarryville from Berwick, Columbia County, almost two years ago. Darlene has always enjoyed cooking. “What is more enjoyable than sharing the results with others?” she asks. David, of course, is more than happy to serve as her taste tester! 

The Peach French Toast she is seen preparing is a longtime favorite that she first sampled at a Lancaster County bed & breakfast. It’s become her signature dish for the holidays and for brunch.     

The Importance of Kitchen Design at Quarryville Presbyterian

Many new residents are afforded the opportunity to personalize their kitchens through selecting the color and style of cabinetry and counters. Currently we offer three cabinet choices and 100+ countertops. For residents with disabilities or who use wheelchairs, Quarryville will work to create safe and comfortable kitchen designs. 

Dining Options on Campus 

Our Windows on Park dining room features a fine-dining experience with delicious menu items created by our executive chef. The Bistro Café is a popular spot for breakfast and made-to-order lunch. At the Joyful Scoop, a ’50s-themed ice cream parlor, you can enjoy fresh, hand-scooped ice cream and other treats. 

Food Culture 

Quarryville strives to source local food as much as possible, as well as take advantage of Lancaster County’s bountiful fresh food offerings, notably fruit and vegetables. All meats are roasted in-house, while soups, sauces and gravies are made from scratch.    

Quarryville Presbyterian’s Great Rock kitchens are adjoined by dining spaces.


Type of Community

As a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Quarryville provides residents with all levels of care. Founded by the Reverend Dr. Franklin S. Dyrness in 1948 on the property next to his home and the church he pastored, his vision was to create a haven where seniors could live without having worldly concerns about shelter, food and care. Today, our vision remains focused on being a premier Christian retirement community known for its warm, gracious and secure environment and attractive facilities that allow residents to continue growing spiritually while enjoying their retirement. 

Range of Services

Our services include Independent Residential Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Memory Support. In addition, we offer a wellness center, on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy, rehabilitation, laboratory, podiatry and audiology. Home-care services are also available.

Residential Options

We offer a wide selection of Residential Living accommodations, including spacious apartments with multiple layout options and award-winning cottage homes in our Great Rock neighborhood.


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


About 420 people – across all levels of care – call Quarryville Presbyterian home. 

625 Robert Fulton Highway 




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