Independent Living

If you are independent, but still want someone else to cook and clean for you, arrange for lawn care, even do something as simple as change a light bulb, you’ll enjoy living in the Residence.

P6250055Here, you live as independently as you wish, in your own private apartment. You’ll be free to do as much or as little as you want, and we offer a variety of programs and activities to choose from. If you require a little help with bathing, dressing or taking prescribed medicine, these and other possibilities are available through our Catered Living options.

Our residents don’t receive medical care; instead, they can take advantage of support services, including transportation to scheduled appointments, a beauty/barber shop right here, and our spa rooms on each floor. There is exercise equipment designed especially for older adults. There’s always a professional nurse on hand, or, should you need more complex care, you and your family can have peace of mind knowing that the Jewish Home is right next door.


P6250069 (1)At the Residence, our Program and Activities staff members try to offer a wide enough variety of activities to allow residents to choose what appeals and what interests them. We design well-rounded programs and activities that will challenge and, concurrently, benefit our residents socially and intellectually. We regularly ask our residents what programs in particular they want us to arrange. Recently, we added an Activities staff member experienced in working with residents whose cognitive difficulties may keep them from total participation in all activities.

The Residence circulates a detailed, monthly Activities calendar, some highlights of which are:

  • “Theme” evening buffets
  • History with HACC Professor Koones
  • Movies in our 30-seat theater (new releases and old favorites)
  • Trips to Senators baseball games
  • Visits to the historic Millersburg Ferry
  • Art classes
  • Writing classes
  • Mini Golf
  • Rides on Pride of the Susquehanna
  • Men’s group
  • Visits to the Civil War Museum
  • Afternoons or evenings at local theater and opera performances
  • Warm weather outdoor dining with music
  • Lunches out at a variety of area restaurants
  • Gardening (and eating the results!)
  • Beading/jewelry making with Donna