Senior Residential Living in Montgomery County

Your next chapter begins in Residential Living.

Living Branches’ Residential Living communities in Montgomery County offer senior Residential Living options on two vibrant campuses: Souderton Mennonite Homes and Dock Woods in Lansdale. Here you’ll find bustling campuses and a range of accommodations to fit your lifestyle. Whether you prefer a villa, a cottage, or an apartment, your next home is here!

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In our senior Residential Living communities, all amenities at Souderton Mennonite Homes and Dock Woods are yours. You’ll have access to on-site access to fitness centers, dining options, spiritual programs, activities, trips, clubs, volunteer opportunities, health care, and more. Do as little or as much as you want – the choice is yours!

You’ll have ample time to benefit from everything your campus offers. Our team shoulders the responsibility of home maintenance, letting you spend more time doing what you love.

Reach out to us today to learn more about the senior Residential Living communities at Living Branches. Our team will support your move every step of the way, from your initial inquiry to settling into your new home.

Older adults enjoying their time at Living Branches

Experience the Living Branches difference

When you choose a non-profit retirement community like Living Branches, you’re welcomed into a senior Residential Living community that puts people before profits. We do what’s right for those we serve, which means caring for every person as a unique individual – whether you’re here for a day or a decade.

Everything you need – today and tomorrow

Plan for the future while enjoying the present. As part of the Living Branches community, Residential Living members have priority access to our Personal Care, Memory Care, and Health Care communities when the time is right.

And thanks to our lifetime commitment to care, residents are never asked to leave for outliving their resources through no fault of their own.

Transparent pricing

Senior Residential Living costs are based on the villa, cottage, or apartment you choose. Pricing is clear and consistent from person to person, regardless of assets.

We invite you to review all pricing in advance to help you make the best decision for you.

Wide range of accommodations

Souderton Mennonite Homes and Dock Woods’ senior Residential Living communities offer a range of villas, cottages, and apartments. There’s something for you – whether you prefer 400 square feet or 4,000. When you review our floor plans, you’ll find a variety of must-have features like dens, sunrooms, garages, basements, patios, and balconies.

Senior Residential Living Options

Senior Residential Living at Souderton Mennonite Homes

Souderton Mennonite Homes

Just a short walk from downtown, Souderton Mennonite Homes rests at the town’s summit, surrounded by the local community. With tree-lined streets, retail shops, parks, churches, and restaurants, Souderton is consistently named one of the Philadelphia region’s most charming small towns.

Your next home awaits your furniture, décor, and other personal touches. Souderton Mennonite Homes offers:

  • 1- and 2- bedroom villas with a garage and porch
  • 1- and 2-bedroom cottages with a garage and porch
  • Studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments with a patio or balcony

Senior Residential Living at Dock Woods

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Dock Woods boasts 108 acres of beautifully maintained grounds, dotted with woods that delight every season of the year. Located in Lansdale just minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, this peaceful, private community offers upscale amenities right outside your door. A resident favorite is the walkway winding through campus for several miles of scenic paths.

Dock Woods offers:

  • 2- and 3-bedroom villas with a range of floorplans, including porches, garages, sunrooms, and full basements
  • 1- and 2-bedroom cottages with a range of floorplans, including garages and sunrooms
  • 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with a patio, bay window, and/or balcony

“I have a new analogy for what living here is like. If you’ve ever taken a cruise, well, living here is like being on a cruise all of the time. You wake up every morning, you check the schedule for the day, and you decide if you want to do everything, nothing, or something in between. There are always so many choices!”

Ginny, Souderton Mennonite Homes resident

Senior Living Community in Souderton, PA

The Advantages Of Senior Residential Living

Retirement living is all about spending time doing what you love – and we’re here to help you find it. Residents of Souderton Mennonite Homes and Dock Woods have access to all campus programming and amenities. No matter what interests you, you’ll find it here! The benefits of senior residential living include:

Senior Residential Living Campus Amenities

  • High-quality dining options
  • Life enrichment, trip, and fitness coordinators
  • A nurse and social worker dedicated to Residential Living
  • Full calendar of programs, outings, and cultural events, including the Living U lifelong learning institute and creative arts therapy
  • Common areas including fitness centers, the Dock Woods pool, woodworking shops, game rooms, libraries, and recreation rooms
  • Beautiful outdoor spaces with gardens, patios, pavilions, and other areas to socialize
  • Community gardens open to all residents
  • Patios with a grill and fire pit
  • Outdoor recreation areas for bocce, pickleball, shuffleboard, and croquet
  • Private gathering spaces for special events and celebrations
  • Full-service hair salons
  • Gift and thrift shops
  • Banking services
  • Complimentary WiFi in common spaces
  • Devotions and church services
  • Transportation available for scheduled activities and personal appointments
  • Emergency alert systems

Your home, our responsibility

Gone are the days of maintaining your home. We handle all the stress, labor, and financial responsibility. Bring your furniture, decorations, and your green thumb (if you have one) and we’ll take care of everything else.

You’ll no longer worry about:

  • Mulching in the spring
  • Raking leaves
  • Shoveling snow
  • Mowing the lawn
  • Changing HVAC filters or high lightbulbs
  • Repairing major appliances

An affordable lifestyle – whatever that means to you

Because we offer a range of residences, you’ll find an option that works for your budget. Many Residential Living members notice their home costs decrease when they move to Living Branches. You don’t have to budget separately for utilities, home supplies and hardware, lawn care, snow removal, property taxes, and homeowner’s insurance. Renter’s insurance is required to cover personal belongings.

Residents improve their fitness in the Dock Woods senior residential living community

Boost your wellness in our Residential Living Communities

Many folks who join a senior Residential Living community find their health and well-being improve over time. A healthy lifestyle is much easier to maintain when you have convenient access to gyms, healthy dining options, and stimulating activities.

What’s more, research has found numerous health benefits to being part of a community that respects and nourishes you. Through clubs, trips, activities, and other campus events, you’ll have countless chances to make friends who share your interests.

Hassle-free health care

In Residential Living, health care is within walking distance. Each Residential Living community has its own nurse and social worker, so there’s always someone to answer your questions. You can also use campus care providers, including nurse practitioners, podiatrists, audiologists, therapists, and more. Routine care – from vaccines to check-ups – becomes a breeze.

Lifelong learning

Learning doesn’t end after your school years. Living Branches promotes lifelong learning through Living U, which offers two semesters of classes and field trips per year. Living U is open to all Living Branches residents and anyone in the broader community who is 62 or older. The best part – no grades!

Spiritual renewal

Living Branches’ pastoral care team offers a range of spiritual programs, including church services, hymn sings, and Bible studies. All faiths and backgrounds are respected, and a range of services are available, such as one-on-one time with members of the pastoral care team.

Residents enjoying breakfast at Living Branches assisted living community

Frequently asked questions

We consider every application on a case-by-case basis. Factors to consider include your income, age, assets, long-term care insurance (if applicable), marital status, and the size and type of residence you’re looking for.

There are two costs associated with joining one of our Residential Living communities:

  • Entrance fee: New residents pay a one-time entrance fee when joining one of our Residential Living communities. A portion of the entrance fee is refunded to you when you leave Residential Living.
  • Monthly fee: The monthly fee covers taxes, various utilities, home maintenance, and access to community amenities.

Both costs are determined by the type of residence you select. Because every case is unique, we encourage you to speak with one of our sales counselors who can provide personalized advice about the best path forward.

Most Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) use one of the following two types of contracts:

  • Fee-for-Service – Residents pay only for the services they receive. As your needs change and you receive more health care services, the cost of care increases. Residential Living entrance fees are typically lower than those for a Life Care contract.
  • Life Care – This is the more costly option, as residents “prepay” for possible health care needs. The Residential Living entrance and monthly fees are typically higher than those for a Fee-for-Service contract. However, some prefer this contract as their monthly fee remains consistent regardless of the supportive services they require in the future.

At Living Branches, we offer Fee-for-Service contracts, as we firmly believe they provide residents more control over their assets and expenses.

Living Branches has one application for all campuses and levels of care. This application requires personal and financial information because we make a lifetime commitment of care to all residents and want to ensure each resident can pay for his or her care. The application fee is $1,250, and $1,000 is refundable if applicants choose not to move to a Living Branches community.

After you complete the application, your sales counselor will process it and submit it to the admission committee for review. This committee considers every application on a case-by-case basis, evaluating several factors like income, age, assets, long-term care insurance (if applicable), marital status, and the size and type of residence desired. The committee may recommend a specific type of residence that will allow applicants to preserve their assets for future care needs.

Your sales counselor will then give you a call to share the results from the admission committee. If accepted, you’ll receive an acceptance packet in the mail the following week. You will be added to the future resident list by the date you submitted your application.

Everyone who has applied and been approved for residency is added to the future resident list. When you know you are ready to move within the next 12 to 18 months, call your sales counselor. At that time your name will be pulled from the general future resident list and moved to the ready list. Your name will be categorized by the accommodation type for which you are waiting and then placed in order by your application date.

Once you are on the ready list, your sales counselor will begin calling to let you know of available residences. You have the option to decline residences that are offered to you if they do not suit your preferences. You will not move to the bottom of the list; you retain your place on the list by your application date.

We encourage you to apply before you are ready to move, so you have an application date and will be closer to the top of the ready list by the time you are ready to move.

Generally the wait time is two to five years, depending on residence type. Smaller residences often have a shorter wait time than larger floor plans. Occasionally residences may be immediately available. Talk to a Residential Living sales counselor about your needs – we can provide the most up-to-date information on wait times once we know what you’d like.

Pets are welcome to live in villa and cottage residences. Residents can have one pet – a dog, a cat, a bird, or fish. Pets are not allowed to live in apartments, but they are welcome to visit anytime.

Yes! Religious beliefs and preferences are not considered as part of the admission process. All Living Branches communities accept residents without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability. While we are rooted in the Mennonite faith and are sponsored by Franconia Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA, we are proud that our residents represent over 20 denominations and various faith backgrounds.