Senior Independent Living Apartments in Central PA

Cornwall Manor is a continuing care retirement community, located in Central Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), that offers residential living in apartments and homes for individuals age 60 and above and a full range of amenities and services as well as onsite health care.

Cornwall Manor offers a variety of apartments and homes in independent living, each with their own unique features – no two residences are alike! Ranging from 612 to 1,500 square feet, our selection of apartments include:

  • One bedroom
  • One bedroom and den
  • Two bedroom
  • Two bedroom deluxe
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Fully equipped kitchens with appliances
  • Housekeeping
  • Utilities 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
  • Interior access to common areas

Community Overview


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.


In addition to individual apartment features, you can take advantage of a variety of amenities included in our community to stay active and engaged, like:

  • Walking trails
  • Activities and trips
  • Historic greenhouses
  • Onsite chapel
  • Recreational and craft rooms
  • Dog park
  • Onsite organic farm
  • Woodshop and model railroad hobby room
  • Dining (no meal plan required!)
  • Wellness center featuring a therapeutic pool, spa and fitness center
  • Library
  • Theater

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Health Care at Cornwall Manor

Individuals in residential living have access to our onsite Visiting Physicians Office (VPO). Physicians from Lebanon Internal Medicine Associates (LIMA) and Wellspan Health are available to see residents at our VPO. Dr. Anne B. Hayes from Lebanon Internal Medicine Associates is Cornwall Manor’s Medical Director.

The VPO offers routine office exams, blood pressure screenings, immunizations, lab tests and is staffed by a campus nurse. Cornwall Manor also offers pharmacy services six-days-a-week by HersheyCare Pharmacy.

Additional services like home health care, therapy services, personal care and skilled nursing are also available on Cornwall Manor’s campus, if you need it. Many residents express that freedom from worry and health care is one of the many reasons they move to Cornwall Manor.


Buckingham Campus at Cornwall Manor

The Buckingham Campus at Cornwall Manor is the original 85-acre estate that belonged to descendants of the Coleman family, who owned and operated the Cornwall Iron Furnace. Today, the Buckingham Campus offers an unmatched selection of independent living apartments and homes as well as resident amenities and health care.

Our unmatched selection of apartment size and style allows you to tailor your residence to fit your lifestyle. Our maintenance-free apartments allow you to 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.

Established in 1949, Cornwall Manor is well-established and a premier senior living community in Central Pennsylvania. The Buckingham Campus is nestled among stately trees, beautiful gardens and nature.

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Cornwall Manor & Costs

Residents pay a one-time entrance fee to live in the apartment or home as long as they are living independently plus the assurance that higher levels of care are available when needed. Click here to read more about entrance fee plans available at Cornwall Manor.

A monthly service fee includes a wide range of services and amenities including utilities (except telephone, cable and internet), water, sewer, garbage collection, snow removal, lawn maintenance, interior and exterior maintenance, property taxes, property insurance, security, fitness center, swimming pool and much more. Housekeeping is included in the monthly service fee for apartments, but also available to house residents at the prevailing rate.

When comparing the monthly service fee to staying in your home, residents find that the cost to live at Cornwall Manor is very comparable to living at home – without the worries or headache of home upkeep.


Is Transportation Available?

Yes, transportation is available for Cornwall Manor residents within a 15-mile radius of Cornwall Manor for medical appointments, shopping and various activities in the area. Transportation is also available for individualized services such as trips to airports, train stations, recreational trips and destinations.

Is Cornwall Manor Pet Friendly?

Cornwall Manor is a pet-friendly community, so you can bring your animal companions with you when you move to our senior living community. Cats are welcome in all apartments, as well as dogs (under 30 pounds) in first-floor apartments that have outdoor or patio access. Cornwall Manor also features an onsite dog park that is a fenced area with benches for dogs to roam off their leashes.

What Are the Benefits of Retiring to an Apartment?

There are many exciting benefits to moving to a senior living community like Cornwall Manor. Our neighborhoods of apartments give you the opportunity to enjoy the things you want while leaving the maintenance and upkeep to us. Additionally, you will make new friendships with your neighbors and discover new hobbies.

Never Run Out of Things to See and Do

In addition to the activities and trips offered at Cornwall Manor, there are a multitude of opportunities available just outside the Cornwall Manor community. Situated near Lebanon, Hershey, Lancaster, Harrisburg and Reading, there an abundance of recreational, cultural and educational things to do. Click here to check out opportunities in the surrounding Lebanon Valley.

Additional Reasons to Consider Cornwall Manor

  • Quiet, peaceful wooded campus
  • 70+ years of experience
  • Non-profit organization with $30 million benevolent care fund
  • Single-site community; management onsite
  • Sound, stable financial status
  • Maintenance-free living
  • Dining available and no meal plan is required
  • Onsite organic farm
  • Transportation
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Full activities schedule including trips, concerts, lectures, book reviews and more
  • Pet-friendly; onsite dog park
  • Walking trails, outdoor fitness stations; Wellness Center with indoor pool and spa, fitness center
  • Safe and secure – campus security 24/7
  • Health care, therapy and pharmacy services onsite
  • 5-star rated Health Center from the Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Voted Best Retirement Community and Personal Care and Best Nursing Home by the Lebanon Daily News since 2011!


Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning – or continuing your search for a senior living community can be a full-time job! Prospective residents should visit communities they are interested in, meet with staff and residents, ask questions, tour accommodations and sample the food. We know that you have questions, so we hope this helpful resource (link to FAQ page) will assist you in the meantime, before we can answer your questions in person. You owe it to yourself to discover Cornwall Manor – Central Pennsylvania’s best kept secret in retirement living!

Contact Us Today!

Contact us today at 717-274-8092/800-222-2476, or by clicking here. We look forward to speaking with you and scheduling your visit!

Updated 11/2021