Willow Valley Communities: Life Lived Forward

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Type of Community

Premier 55-plus Lifeplan (CCRC), Lancaster County’s only exclusively Type-A Lifecare contract community.

Range of Services

Willow Valley Communities offers award-winning amenities and programming, hundreds of clubs, performances, lectures and activities. Willow Valley Communities’ Type A Lifecare contract means that if long- or short-term care is ever needed, there will be no increase to the resident’s monthly service fee because of the need for enhanced care.

Residential Options

Willow Valley Communities offers over 100 distinctive floorplans to choose from, ranging from cozy studio apartments to luxurious full-size apartment residences and spacious multi-level homes.

Dining Options

Twelve distinctive culinary venues allow residents to recharge. The choices range from casual coffee shops and wine bars to the full-service gourmet restaurant, Local Table, located in The Clubhouse.


Willow Valley Communities is home to 2,500 residents from nearly 40 states across the nation.


A Sampling of Clubs

Willow Valley Communities offers over 100 different clubs and organizations covering virtually every interest, including photography, reading, sports, computers, biking, travel, painting, fencing and even podcasting. Residents are encouraged to pursue their passions – whether revisited or brand new. Residents also are encouraged to start their own clubs to share their unique talents and passions with others.

Cultural Activities

Willow Valley Communities’ 80,000-square-foot Cultural Center is home to a 500-seat performing-arts theater, education rooms and ballrooms. The Cultural Center hosts a seemingly endless schedule of world-class music and dance performances, classes, lectures and presentations. The art gallery, also located in the Cultural Center, features a rotating display of area artists. An expansive art room is available nearby for residents to attend specialty classes or work on their own projects. Chautauqua Hall is another locale available for a multitude of activities, including concerts, dances, parties and lectures. The 9,500-square-foot gathering place consists of a spacious seating/dining/dance area, a full commercial kitchen, bar and grill, performance stage with accompanying audio/lighting equipment, Green Room, outdoor patio and restrooms. Glass overhead doors create a pleasant connection with the outdoors. The outdoor patio features a grill, custom fireplace and kitchen for hosting outdoor events.

Group Activities

Group activities at Willow Valley Communities cover an extremely wide range from the more cerebral to extremely active. Groups gather to explore current events and pensive subjects, as well as activities like boating, hiking, running, biking, fishing, fencing and more. Residents also travel near and far with planned excursions ranging from regional hotspots to exciting destinations.  

Fitness Activities

Willow Valley Communities’ 30,000-square-foot Clubhouse is another venue well-known for providing intergenerational activities for residents and their families and friends. The pool and Har-Tru tennis courts provide hours of activity outside, while fun abounds inside with pinball and skee-ball at the vintage arcade, golf at worldwide courses via the golf simulator, bowling nights at the alleys and more action at the fully equipped fitness and sports centers.

Volunteer Options

Willow Valley Communities’ residents hail from nearly 40 states across the nation. They bring with them a multitude of professional and personal backgrounds that they joyfully share with the greater Lancaster community. This includes many things, from academic and musical mentorship to garden produce donations to area food banks.

Do You Offer Activities for Widowed/Single Residents?

Willow Valley Communities is designed with the needs of both couples and single residents in mind. With smartly appointed residences conveniently located in community neighborhoods, residents enjoy an abundance of opportunities to make new friends and mingle with neighbors.

Spiritual Connection

At Willow Valley Communities, just as there are opportunities for residents to take care of their minds and bodies, there are a multitude of ways to tend to their spirit. Willow Valley Communities has a team of chaplains on campus to enhance and support the spiritual well-being of residents, residents’ families and team members throughout the community. Chaplains are available to all residents regardless of their faith tradition. They minister in all levels of the community, such as Residential Living, Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Care. They provide weekly worship services, small groups for prayer, Bible study, grief support, religious-themed lectures, mission trips, home and hospital visitation, one-on-one support and counseling, Celebration of Life services and help in connecting residents with spiritual resources. (Willow Valley Communities is within a few minutes’ drive of a wide variety of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other places of worship.) 


Willow Valley Communities
600 Willow Valley Square
Lancaster, PA 17602


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