Campus Renovations

Campus Renovations & Additions

Cornwall Manor is constantly improving, updating and adding spaces to meet the needs of residents’ lifestyle and interests. Cornwall Manor invests its funds into the operations and improvement of the community, which is one benefit (of many) when choosing to live at a a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community.

Scroll to see what improvements and additions are currently happening at Cornwall Manor.

Corson Hall Personal Care

The renovation and expansion of the Corson Hall personal care building began in August 2019. Built in 1967, the building was converted to use for personal care in 1986. It currently has 30 rooms of varying sizes.

The renovations will modernize and enhance Corson’s home-like atmosphere. Accommodations
will include larger rooms; private bathrooms; private, outdoor and larger dining spaces; larger gathering and activity spaces and a fitness area with specialized equipment for personal care residents.

The need for personal care, which is a level of care for individuals with physical or cognitive limitations, has increased, so the plan also includes
adding more living units which can accommodate couples.

The anticipated completion date is mid-year 2021. Shown at left is an architect’s rendering of the exterior with a secure memory garden.

Cornerstone Design Architects of Lancaster is the architect and Arthur Funk & Sons is the general contractor.

"The Pines" - Newest Neighborhood of Woods Homes

Our newest neighborhood of Woods homes, The Pines, will feature 30 single homes with two-car garages and great rooms ranging from 1,650-2,425 square feet. Upgrade options are available, allowing homes to be customized. Cornwall Manor officially broke ground for The Pines on October 1, 2019.

Click here for more information on The Pines – including floor plans, 360 virtual tours and construction progress.

Cornerstone Design Architects of Lancaster is the architect and Wohlsen Construction is the general contractor.

Onsite Pharmacy (coming soon)

Coming Soon

In the Wellness Center, across from the bank will be the future location of an onsite pharmacy operated by HersheyCare.

This will allow residents to see a doctor and pickup their prescriptions without leaving Cornwall Manor.

This space used to house the Curiosity Shoppe, which merged with Campus Collectibles (now the Treasure Trove) into their new space in the former Administration Building.

Railroad Club

Cornwall Manor’s Railroad Group obtained new space in the former Mule Barn/Maintenance Building (along Rexmont Road, across from the Health Center). The area for the Railroad Club features 1,300 square feet for layouts and storage.

The Mule Barn is split into two defined areas for the Railroaders and Woodshop. Both groups share common space, which includes a kitchen and bathrooms.


The Woodshop received new and expanded space in the former Mule Barn/Maintenance Building (along Rexmont Road, across from the Health Center). The area for the Woodshop features 1,550 square feet for machines, tools, ongoing projects, lumber and more.

The Mule Barn is split into two defined areas for the Railroaders and Woodshop. Both groups share common space, which includes a kitchen and bathrooms.

Laurel Place Movie Theater

Located on the first floor of Laurel Place, the new movie theater seats 30 people and has a kitchen area for snacks and drinks.

This space was formerly occupied by resident storage, which was relocated to the area occupied by Campus Collectibles to make room for the new theater.

Rehab Therapy Suite

As part of the construction and renovations to the Freeman Community and Wellness Centers, the Visiting Physicians Office (VPO) was relocated to a new space on the second floor of the Community Center, and the outpatient therapy area was moved to the large space in the former VPO (next to the fitness center in Bradley Hall).

Apex Therapy Services provides physical, speech and occupational therapy for residents in this location as well as at the Woods’ Treehouse and in the George and Betty Matthews Therapy Area in the Health Center.

Treasure Trove Thrift Shoppe

Operated by the Cornwall Manor Society, the Treasure Trove Thrift Shoppe (combination of the Curiosity Shoppe and Campus Collectibles) opened in May. The Treasure Trove occupies several spaces that used to be the former Administration Building including the Board Room, several staff offices, the kitchen and seating area. The north and west wings of the Administration Building were demolished. This made room for additional parking.

The Treasure Trove is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12-4 PM and on Saturdays from 10 AM-2 PM.

Manypenny Recreation Room

The Manypenny Recreational Room is located on the lower level of Zerr Chapel. This space is utilized by residents for a variety of wellness activities including Band Together (exercise with resistance bands – shown in photo on left), Bocce (when the Mansion courts are not used in winter months), Men and Women’s Yoga, Line Dancing classes, Wii Bowling, Darts and more.

Renovations included leveling the floor, updating the lighting and heating/cooling system and brightening the space.

Freeman Community Center - Exterior

New space was added to the front of the Freeman Community Center allowing the space to accommodate staff offices (Marketing, Public Relations, Development and Volunteer offices), an expanded Manor Shoppe (gift shop), enlarged Manor Cafe, as well as adding additional square footage to the Community Center. The top photo is the Freeman Community Center before renovations began.

On the second floor of the Freeman Community Center are staff offices (Administrative, Human Resources and Resident Services) and Freeman Auditorium. A second floor was added to the Wellness Center – which is the home of the new and expanded Visiting Physicians Office.

The covered entrance highlights the main entrance into the Community Center.

Freeman Community Center - Interior

The Freeman Community Center is larger and brighter with several seating areas. Also included on the first floor of the Community Center are:

-The Manor Shoppe (gift shop) operated by the Cornwall Manor Society

-Main Reception Desk & Mail Room

-Manor Cafe, Freeman & Skylight Dining Rooms

-Marketing, Public Relations, Development & Volunteer Staff Offices

-Marketing Welcome Center

Manor Shoppe

The Manor Shoppe is a gift shop and convenience store run by volunteers of the Cornwall Manor Society. Their new and enlarged space features greeting cards, candies and chocolates, jewelry and fashion accessories, a convenience section with snacks and grocery items, holiday decorative items and fresh baked goods on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The Manor Shoppe began operations in their new space on January 15, 2018. You may visit the Manor Shoppe Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM and on Saturdays from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Manor Cafe

The Manor Cafe space was enlarged and features several tables for seating to enjoy a cup of coffee, read the daily newspaper or meet your friends for lunch.

Specialty coffees and pastries are now available at the Manor Cafe. Specialty coffees include cappuccino, latte, espresso, fresh ground regular and decaf coffee and flavor choices of vanilla, caramel, hazelnut and sugar-free hazelnut. Specialty coffees are available Monday-Friday from 7:15 AM-3 PM and on Saturdays from 7:15 AM-11 AM. Freshly baked pastries are also available during continental breakfast hours. Manor Cafe is open for lunch takeout Monday-Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM and until 3 PM for sundaes, ice cream and specialty coffees.

Visiting Physicians Office

The Visiting Physicians Office is now located on the second floor of the Wellness Center. Their new and expanded space includes four exam rooms, campus nurse’s office, doctor’s office, medical records and waiting room. The Visiting Physicians Office is open seven days a week, from 8 AM-4 PM. The Visiting Physicians Office opened in their new space on February 28, 2018.

Click here to read more about Campus Health Services at Cornwall Manor.

Wellness Center Club Room

The Wellness Center Club Room’s updated space includes a seating area in front of the fireplace, large screen TV, billiards tables, game tables and a kitchen area with counter seating. This resident amenity space is the perfect spot to watch a March Madness game with snacks, enjoy card games with your neighbors, compete or play just-for-fun in a billiards league or catch up with friends in front of the fireplace. The updated space opened on March 15, 2018.

Campus Beauty Shop

The Campus Beauty Shop is now located in the Wellness Center (in between the Club Room and Fitness Center). Their space (former home of Physical Therapy) was enlarged to accommodate more stylists and was operational in August 2017.

The Campus Beauty Shop is open by appointment on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by calling 717-675-1537.

Boiler House & Greenhouses

The Boiler House (center building) housed the steam heating system used year-round to heat the historic greenhouse, which cared for exotic plants and flowers that were used on the Buckingham Estate. Both greenhouses were painted, received new glass panes, a shading system was installed and upgrades were made to the heating system as part of the campus renovations. The Joseph L. Ferry Greenhouse (pictured to the left of the Boiler House) was named after Joseph Ferry, who served as the Buckingham’s head gardener for more than 50 years. The Sarah H. Coleman Greenhouse (pictured to the right of the Boiler House) is named after Miss Sarah H. Coleman, who had the historic greenhouses built in 1881, at a cost of $10,000.

Both greenhouses are operational and are used by Cornwall Manor’s green-thumbed residents. The Boiler House is new resident amenity space used for meetings and get-togethers. The space features six tables to seat 24 people, a bathroom and kitchenette. Renovations to the Boiler House were complete in January 2018.