Enjoy a life of independence and abundance.
Beauty. Privacy. Comfort. Security.
Residents of Dock Woods enjoy an active lifestyle within its 108-acre campus of beautifully maintained grounds, dotted with woods that delight every season of the year. Located near the lovely town of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, this peaceful, private, and secure setting blends internal and external peace and joy for all of our residents.
We are ONE in Life and Spirit
At Dock Woods, residents experience genuine, compassionate, loving care and concern that flows among our residents, their families, and our staff. Our community offers the full spectrum of Supportive Living services, including Personal Care, Health Care, and Memory Care. All residents have the security of knowing that they have priority access to these services should the need arise.
A Caring Community for All
We believe that safe, affordable housing makes a tangible difference in people’s lives. At Dock Woods, we are proud to offer two rental-assistance communities that serve residents whose income level meets HUD subsidy requirements: Dock Village for families or individuals of any age, and Dock Manor for seniors. Call us to learn how to apply.
Take A Tour of Dock Woods
Hearthside Bistro is the place to meet, greet, and eat! Residents, family, friends, and neighbors head there for everyday dining, impromptu celebrations, or simply a cup of coffee. Hearthside Bistro offers a wide variety of dining options at multiple stations, including seasonal salads, made-to-order sandwiches, burgers and cheesesteaks at the grill, and baked pastas, pizzas, and other entrees from the hearth oven. Of course no meal is complete without a sundae from the soft serve ice cream machine.
Monday through Saturday
Breakfast – 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Lunch – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dinner – 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Breakfast – 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Dinner – 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Christopher’s restaurant is the newest dining venue at Dock Woods. Residents enjoy dining on campus with neighbors and friends, or making a reservation for date night! Christopher’s offers four course prix fixe meals, featuring homestyle favorites such as roast chicken and pot roast, as well as a rotating seasonal menu of upscale entrees. Guests can interact with chefs as they prepare meals in full view in the state-of-the-art kitchen, which features a vertical rotisserie grill. There is also a private dining space available for reservation. Christopher’s is open Monday through Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Reservations are preferred.
What will you do today? Anything you choose.
The active heartbeat of Living Branches vibrates through the ongoing recreational and social activities. Concerts, trips to Lancaster or the Jersey Shore, and birthday celebrations are just a few of the numerous activities available to residents each week. You can do as much, or as little, as you want!
Ready for something new? Give one of these activities a try:
- Dine with friends
- Bike Club
- Learn to paint
- Attend Bible study
- Join the choir
- Water volleyball
- Dance class
- Play bridge
- Bocce and croquet
- Car club
- Attend a concert
- Walk on campus trails
- Tutor a student
- Join resident council
- Attend Living U
- Volunteer in the Acorn Shop
LIVE. BREATHE. STRETCH.
You’re home. Truly home. You’re in a place you have selected complete with the conveniences and amenities you need for a carefree life.
Your new home is more than a place to live, it’s your anchor in a community that instantly reaches out to you in friendship and neighborliness.
Whether you tuck in or get out and do, you’re exactly where you want to be, doing exactly what you desire.
Have Questions? Get Answers.
Any one of our staff, residents, and families could share first-hand experiences of the full and active lives our residents lead in a community like Living Branches. A comprehensive list of benefits would create a rather lengthy webpage (and we discover new ones all the time!), so here some of the top benefits we see on a daily basis:
- Social Connections – Our communities provide endless opportunities to develop close friendships and personal growth. Join bike club. Share a meal with friends. Enjoy a trip to Lancaster. Play croquet, bocce, or shuffleboard. The choices are endless!
- Carefree Living – Find freedom from home maintenance and repair – allowing you more time to do the things you love – and to try something you’ve never done before.
- A Healthier Life – Convenient access to fitness activities, delicious dining opportunities, and a busy social calendar ensure that mind, body and soul are nourished on a daily basis.
- Peace of Mind – Our continuum of care ensures that you can remain in your own home independently for as long as possible. We offer the ability to move smoothly from one level of care to another, and back again – so you can live life to the fullest, without worrying about your future.
The simplest answer is, “It depends.” We consider every application on a case-by-case basis – considering factors like income, assets, long-term care insurance (if applicable), marital status, and the type of residence you prefer (e.g. studio vs. two-bedroom).
There are two types of costs associated with the financial commitment of becoming a Living Branches resident:
- Entrance Fee – a one-time cost that you pay up front when you become a resident of one of our communities. A portion of this entrance fee is refunded to you at the time you leave Residential Living.
- Monthly Fee – covers expenses such as utilities, taxes, home maintenance, and access to community amenities
Both costs are determined by the type of residences you select. Because every application is unique, we encourage you to speak with one of our experienced sales counselors, who can provide advice about the best path forward, based on your individualized needs.
Living Branches has one application for all campuses and levels of care. This application requires personal and financial information as we make a lifetime commitment of care to all residents and want to ensure each resident has the ability to 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, it is processed by the marketing team and then submitted to the Admission Committee for review. The committee considers every application on a case-by-case basis – considering factors like income, assets, long-term care insurance (if applicable), marital status, and the type of residence you prefer (e.g. studio vs. two-bedroom). The committee may make recommendations about the type of residence that will allow applicants to preserve their assets for future health care needs.
The Sales Counselor will then give you a call to relay the results from the Admission Committee. If accepted, you’ll receive an acceptance packet in the mail the following week. At that time you are added to the Future Resident list by the date you submitted your application.
Pets are welcome to live in villa and cottage residences at Souderton Mennonite Homes and Dock Woods. Residents can have one pet – a dog, a cat, a bird, or fish. At this time, pets are not allowed in apartments at any campus. However, they are welcome to visit at any time.
Shop. Splurge. Socialize.
The Acorn Shop
In the mood to treat yourself? Looking for a unique gift for a friend? Our shelves offer an eye-catching array of delicious goodies, simple necessities, seasonal crafts, and charming finds. Add a dose of indulgence to your day!
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Gifts and Treasures Shop
The Gifts & Treasures Shop is located in the Dock Manor lobby. There are additional items located in “The Nook” by the Acorn Shop. The shop offers greeting cards, grocery items, and used household items and furniture.
Monday to Saturday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.