Senior Independent Living Apartments in Central PA

As a continuing care community, Cornwall Manor offers residential living for individuals 60 years of age and over, as well as personal care and skilled nursing care. At Cornwall Manor, you’ll find a variety of apartments, each with their own unique history, character, size and layout. Ranging from 613 to 1500 square feet, our apartments include:

  • One or two bedrooms with one or two full baths
  • Fully equipped kitchens with well appointment appliances
  • Most utilities included such as electric, heat and A/C, water, sewer and trash removal
  • Plenty of storage in each apartment plus extra storage in building
  • Covered parking available
  • Emergency medical alert system
  • Indoor walkways to get to common areas

In addition to individual apartment features, you can make the most of a variety of amenities included in our community. From walking trails to our dining room and cafe which serves three meals a day to a therapeutic pool, spa and fitness center to our library and theater, Cornwall Manor has many amenities to enjoy.


Carriage House

The Carriage House is Cornwall Manor’s newest neighborhood and features spacious apartments with balconies or patios. The Carriage House provides easy interior access to the Freeman Community Center for dining, shopping, and activities and the Wright Family Wellness Center for the fitness center, therapeutic pool/spa, visiting physicians office and branch bank.

Laurel Place

Laurel Place offers a variety of spacious apartments and is situated in the center of the Buckingham Campus and provides interior access to the Freeman Community Center for dining, shopping, craft and activities rooms, and the Wright Family Wellness Center for the fitness center, therapeutic pool/spa, visiting physicians office and branch bank.


Situated behind Zerr Chapel, Gateway and Westwood apartments offer a wide variety of floor plans. Building amenities include a cappuccino café and snack bar/lounge, library with extensive reading material, and a recreational room. Enjoy walking paths, the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, LifeTrail stations and historic greenhouses just steps from your door.

Buckingham Mansion

The historic Buckingham Mansion was built circa 1773 as the Ironmaster’s home. The beautiful, renovated mansion includes seven apartments, a reading room and a music room. Each apartment is uniquely different and provides modern conveniences while preserving the historic architectural integrity. The Buckingham Mansion overlooks an expansive meadow and stately trees. A sampling of floor plans are provided below; more floor plans are available.

Buckingham Campus at Cornwall Manor

The residences on our Buckingham Campus are just the right size and our most affordable point of entry to join our senior living community. Enjoy fun and camaraderie in a community that offers a wooded walking trail, among other amenities and services – all within one location!

Our maintenance-free apartments let you continue your active lifestyle while enjoying peace of mind and carefree living. If you prefer the added space of a home, we offer that option as well.

The Buckingham Campus at Cornwall Manor is one of the most popular active senior community apartments in Central PA, surrounded by a beautifully wooded and landscaped 85-acre campus and miles of safe, short or long walking trails. As a resident of Cornwall Manor, you also enjoy these wonderful amenities:

  • Free fitness center and pool access to all residents
  • Transportation services to get you where you need or want to go
  • Newly renovated Community Center equipped with dining, meeting spaces and shopping
  • Wright Family Wellness Center – with fitness center, indoor pool and spa, bank, Club Room and future onsite pharmacy
  • Outpatient therapy services
  • Skilled and personal care nursing
  • Zerr Chapel
  • Recreational rooms offering billiards, tabletop tennis and more
  • Craft rooms, Woodshop and Train room
  • Library and book clubs
  • Greenhouse/vegetable garden
  • A la Carte Dining – the Manor Café and the Freeman and Skylight Dining Rooms

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our answers to these FAQs. If you have a question that is not explained below, feel free to reach out to us and ask!

Do Residents Pay Rent?

No, Instead of paying rent, residents will pay a one time entrance fee which is determined by the type of residence. The entrance fee allows a resident to live in the apartment as long as they are living in independent living plus they have the contract for higher care if needed. Paying the entrance fee gives the resident the assurance they will be taken care of as long as they are living at Cornwall Manor.

In addition to the entrance fee, a monthly fee for apartments vary depending on the type of residence. The monthly fee covers all the services including most utilities, maintenance, transportation, housekeeping, an emergency medical response system, property taxes, fitness center and pool usage and a variety of other programs and amenities. When compared to what is included in the monthly fee at Cornwall Manor to staying in your home, residents find that the cost is very comparable to living at home – without the worries or headache of home upkeep. Learn more about what to expect from our apartment costs by exploring our fee plans.

Is Transportation Available?

Yes, transportation is available for Cornwall Manor residents for medical appointments, shopping and various activities in the area. Transportation within the set guidelines are included in the monthly fee.

Are Pets Allowed in Apartments?

Cornwall Manor is a pet-friendly community, so you can bring your animal companions with you when you move into one of our senior apartments. Cats are welcome in all apartments, as well as dogs (under 30 pounds)  in first-floor apartments that have outdoor or patio access.

What Are the Benefits of Retiring to an Apartment?

There are many exciting benefits to moving into our apartment complex once you’ve retired. Our apartment complexes give you the chance to live simply, form a close-knit community by living close to other residents who are experiencing the same stage of life, and take advantage of all that is to offer in a community such as Cornwall Manor. You’ll have the option to enjoy the simplicity of a cozy one-bedroom apartment or spread out across a spacious two-bedroom deluxe.

Our  At Cornwall Manor, our apartments have affordable entrance fees with the benefits of many amenities, services, and social advantages that a retirement community has to offer.

Visiting Physician’s Office on Buckingham Campus

Physicians from Lebanon Internal Medicine Associates (LIMA) and Wellspan Health see residents at our Visiting Physician’s Office (VPO). Dr. Anne B. Hayes from Lebanon Internal Medicine Associates is Cornwall Manor’s Medical Director.

The VPO offers monitoring of a resident’s progress following hospitalization, pharmacy services available six days a week – one-day turnaround time for routine medications – blood-pressure screenings, immunizations and lab tests.

Routine medical needs and annual physicals are scheduled at our VPO. Physicians offer weekday office hours while transportation to off-campus medical appointments is also available.

A campus nurse is also available to coordinate and supervise health services for campus residents. The campus nurse serves as the link between residents, families, physicians and the Cornwall Manor Health Services staff.

Never Run Out of Things to See and DO

Our senior independent living apartments near Lebanon, Hershey, Lancaster, Harrisburg and Reading are closely surrounded by an abundance of recreational, cultural, educational and just plain fun things to see and do especially designed for seniors. In addition, you are never far away from medical centers, hospitals and health care providers when you need them.

Here is just a sample of what the Lebanon Valley offers close by:

  • Lebanon Farmers Market
  • Lebanon Community Theatre
  • Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
  • Mt Gretna Theatre & Outdoor Art Show
  • Hershey Theatre & Symphony Orchestra
  • Giant Center
  • Middlecreek Wildlife Preserve
  • Fulton Theatre
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
  • Lancaster Central Market
  • Golf Courses

Live Your Best Life at Cornwall Manor

It’s your choice when you move to Cornwall Manor – do you want to live at the Carriage House, Bradley Hall, Laurel Place,  Gateway/Westwood or in the historic Buckingham Mansion? Would you like a one-bedroom apartment with den or a two-bedroom apartment with den? Two-bedroom deluxe or just a standard one-bedroom apartment?

Would you rather live in a home than an apartment? We have those, too, on Buckingham Campus. Two bedroom homes with attached garage, storage area, front porch and separate dining area are available for you to enjoy without worrying about maintenance, mowing, shoveling or leaky roofs that need replaced. We are also a pet-friendly, active senior community in Central Pennsylvania close to several veterinary clinics, so your pet is sure to enjoy the same quality health services you receive at Cornwall Manor.

We’d love to show you around and introduce you to some of the friendliest people you’ve ever met. Call Cornwall Manor today at 717-274-8092.