Simply Better Living
Type of Community:
Continuing Care Retirement Community (Life Plan)
Range of Services:
Residential living, rehabilitation care, personal care, skilled nursing and respite care
In residential living, apartments and villas. In personal care, private and semi-private rooms and suites. In skilled nursing, private, semi-private and modified private rooms.
Our Pet Philosophy: We believe that pets enrich people’s lives in many ways, and we encourage and support responsible pet ownership.
We welcome: Woodcrest Villa allows dogs, cats, fish, birds and rabbits in residential living only.
Restrictions: Residential living only. However, visitors may bring pets to visit residents living in other levels of care with the proper paperwork and registration.
Partnerships with Therapy Groups: At Woodcrest Villa, several residents have their own therapy pets. Mennonite Home partners with the “Caring Hearts Pet Therapy” program. Each month, the program’s members come to Mennonite Home to visit interested residents.
Deposits/fees: Neither a pet deposit nor a monthly fee is required.
Are residents permitted to have more than one pet? Woodcrest Villa residents may have more than one pet – up to two per apartment or villa. For apartments, that may include one dog under 30 pounds and one cat or two cats. For villas, owners may have two dogs under 30 pounds each, two cats or one dog under 50 pounds and one cat.
Exercise: Natural trails and walking trails crisscross the community. In addition, Woodcrest is home to the Dogwood Dog Park, which is exclusively for the use of residents and their guests.
Getting Social: We have a Pet Interest Group at Woodcrest Villa. This upbeat group meets bimonthly and welcomes new pets and owners. They also coordinate special events, such as wildlife talks from Lancaster County Parks staff, therapy pig visitations, visits from Susquehanna Service Dogs puppies, and movie showings with animal-related themes. As part of their outreach, they send sympathy cards to pet owners whose pets have passed away.
In case of emergency: Prior to moving in, all pet owners complete a pet application that includes two emergency contacts for the pet in the event that something would happen to the owner. We can also refer to local pet-sitting services.
Paperwork/certifications: Residents must review and sign the pet application and guidelines. Dogs must have a current license, and both dogs and cats must be up to date on all immunizations and shots.