11th Annual Open House

Join Us for Our 11th Annual Open House

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Visitors can go from one community to the next to look around, gather information, ask questions and have fun.

We believe the Lancaster County region is a great place to retire because it has a low cost of living, beautiful scenery, great arts and entertainment, a host of community services, high-quality healthcare, and so much more!

Make the most of your day—tips to optimize your visit.

  • Wear walking shoes! You may be walking quite a bit to visit different models and features on display.
  • Bring your family and friends. The open house is a wonderful way to engage those closest to you in this important decision. It’s nice to get their feedback and support.
  • Plan which communities you want to visit. Look at the map to plan your route. Plan to spend 1-2 hours at each site.
  • Come with questions! Your hosts will do their best to answer your questions. If you still want to find out more, you can make a follow-up appointment or phone call.
  • Come hungry! Most communities offer a nice sampling of food and beverages to keep you energized throughout the day.

Explore our collaborative of 17 communities and start living your retirement dreams in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID Precautions?

Please do not come if you aren’t feeling well, have any possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, headaches, etc.), have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 7 days, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Please note that some communities will require you to complete a COVID screener and/or wear a mask for the safety of their residents, their employees and all visitors. We ask you to be respectful of their requirements.

Which communities are open?
The list of participating communities can be found here.
Do I need to RSVP?

No. RSVPs are not required.

Is transportation available between communities during Explore Retirement Living?

No. You will need to drive between the different communities.

Can I get to all the communities in one day?

No. It is not possible to see all the communities in one day. We suggest selecting 2-4 that you’d like to see so you get a taste of what the different communities are offering. You can then schedule appointments at the other communities or see different communities at next year’s Explore Retirement Living Event.

Will I be able to sit down with someone for a detailed discussion?

Explore Retirement Living is a great way to check out the places that interest you in a casual, informal setting. There are folks available to answer quick questions and provide information. After the event, we encourage you to set up appointments at communities you would like to visit again to receive the personalized attention you deserve in selecting the location that is the best fit for you!

Is much walking involved/should I bring my walker?

The communities open during Explore Retirement Living are all different. Some are smaller, others larger. Some may have campus shuttles to help you see different areas. As most folks are seeing 2-3 communities, we greatly encourage you to bring items that might make your visit more comfortable and less tiring.

Where can I stay overnight?

There are many great hotels in the Lancaster County area. Many that offer senior discounts. Here is a list of some of the great places to stay.

What all is there to do in Lancaster County?
There is so much to do in Lancaster County from music to theater, art to outdoors, food to shopping. See all that Lancaster County has to offer here.
What is a Life Plan or Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), also known as a Life Plan Community, is a place where you can move to as you reach retirement and get additional care if your needs change during your stay there. Typically, most people move into residential living options and then transition to an area that that offers more support within the same community.

This additional support includes personal care, rehabilitation care, and skilled nursing options. Some communities may also offer in-home health services, adult day or assisted living options.

May I bring friends or family members?

Yes, please bring friends and family.