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Page Reviewed / Updated – February 18, 2023
Shippensburg is a borough that lies within the Cumberland Valley, straddling the counties of Cumberland and Franklin. The 2020 Census found just over 21% of its 5,500 residents are seniors, which is more than average. It may be a good choice for people looking for a peaceful community with low levels of crime and, by Pennsylvania’s standards, relatively cool winters.
Health care costs can be higher than average, but the overall cost of living is significantly lower than normal for the state and the country, which could offset some care costs. Seniors with weaker respiratory systems may benefit from the better air quality, and all should benefit from the borough’s above-average number of physicians per capita.
Due to its sparse population, the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey doesn’t include data specific to Shippensburg, opting to merge its results with nearby Chambersburg instead. It has a median monthly fee of $4,823 for assisted living – $323 more than the national average and $723 above Pennsylvania’s.
Note: Data for Shippensburg was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chambersburg, was used instead
To help with your research, this guide briefly reviews 10 of the best assisted living facilities in and around Shippensburg.
Celebration Villa of Shippensburg
Celebration Villa of Shippensburg makes our list because U.S. News and World Report rates it one of the country's best assisted living facilities. It's within landscaped grounds on the edge of town, although churches, retail stores and restaurants are only minutes away. Residents receive 24-hour care from trained caregivers who can help with bathing, dressing, toileting, eating and transferring to and from wheelchairs. There is a choice of studio apartments and suites with weekly housekeeping. There's also an on-site beauty salon/barbershop and a wealth of fitness and spiritual programs, as well as regular live entertainment.
- Home-cooked meals served daily in the dining room
- Outdoor patio with rocking chairs
Magnolias of Chambersburg
Magnolias of Chambersburg sits within landscaped grounds with walking paths for residents to enjoy outdoor exercise. The community is on the outskirts of the borough but close to shopping facilities, restaurants, churches and Chambersburg Hospital. It's included on our list for the attentive staff who provide 24/7 assistance with daily living activities, as well as managing a full calendar of social, spiritual and educational events within the facility. Residents can watch movies from comfortable armchairs in the TV room and relax on rocking chairs on the shaded porch. Meals are served in the dining room.
- Living room with aviary
- Full-service beauty salon
Paramount Senior Living at Chambersburg Road
Paramount Senior Living at Chambersburg Road sits just off the Lincoln Highway, surrounded by mature trees within Michaux State Forest. Although located in a peaceful and rural area, it's only 10 minutes from the shops, restaurants, banks and churches in Fayetteville and another 10 minutes from Chambersburg Hospital. The facility organizes numerous activities that utilize the region's golf courses, walking trails, fishing spots and cultural attractions. Indoors, there's a full-service beauty salon/barbershop and a fitness center. Residents have a choice of studio and one-bedroom apartments and private and companion suites with bathrooms.
- Visits from registered nurses and physicians
- Private dining room for visiting family and friends
Green Ridge Village
Green Ridge Village is located in a rural area at the edge of Newville, where seniors can access a number of stores, banks and restaurants. I-76 and I-81 are nearby, reducing journey times to Chambersburg and Harrisburg to 30-40 minutes. Residents have a choice of studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments with bathrooms and kitchenettes. The community's amenities include an aquatic and fitness center to aid strength and balance, which can be supplemented by on-site therapies. There's a full-service beauty salon/barbershop to help residents look their best and chaplain services to satisfy spiritual needs. Staff is on-site 24/7 to administer individualized care plans.
- Model train club
- Guest accommodations
Michaux Manor Living Center
Michaux Manor Living Center's rural location near Caledonia State Park may appeal to those who prefer being surrounded by nature while still being near busier communities, such as Fayetteville (15 minutes) and Gettysburg (30 minutes). Residents' spiritual needs are served by Catholic mass every Sunday, and recreational and fitness activities include bingo, crafts and movie nights. There's a garden and patio area for residents to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Staff also arrange offsite activities and provide 24/7 help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and managing medications.
- All-inclusive rent
- Studio apartments
The Village at Luther Ridge
The Village at Luther Bridge makes our list because its peaceful setting is picturesque, while also being within walking distance of two churches and Chambersburg Mall and 12 minutes from Chambersburg Hospital. The campus boasts a coffee lounge, bistro and three chef-prepared meals served daily in the dining room. Residents have private and semiprivate accommodations to choose from, all with bathrooms and 24-hour emergency response systems. Staff is available around the clock to help with daily living functions and assist with medications.
- Fitness room
- Full service beauty salon and barbershop
Menno Haven occupies landscaped grounds with ample parking in a pleasant area bordering a residential community. It's also less than 10 minutes from shops, churches, restaurants and Chambersburg Hospital. Included in the rent is private accommodation with a bathroom, cable, utilities, housekeeping services, laundry and a 24-hour emergency call system. Caregivers provide 24/7 assistance with daily living. On-site, residents can access banking facilities, shop in the general store, browse the fully stocked library and get some treatments in the beauty salon/barbershop. There are also on-site pharmacy and chaplain services, and regular strength and balance classes held in the fitness center.
- Thyme Bistro
- Indoor pool and whirlpool spa
Providence Place Senior Living of Chambersburg
Providence Place Senior Living of Chambersburg is on the outskirts of Chambersburg but only minutes from the borough's numerous shops, restaurants, banks and hospital. There are various apartment styles for singles, couples and seniors sharing. All have bathrooms, and many have fully fitted kitchens. Housekeeping is weekly and laundry facilities and services are available. It's a pet-friendly community with plenty of walking space in the wooded area behind the facility. Indoors, there is a beauty salon, library, games room and cafe. Staff provides 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living, and licensed therapists manage a state-of-the-art therapy suite.
- On-site chapel
- Three homemade meals are served daily in the dining room
The Shook Home
The Shook Home is conveniently located in the heart of Chambersburg, within walking distance of many of the borough's stores, cafes, and restaurants and only 5 minutes from the hospital. We like The Shook Home because it's a full-service nonprofit facility that promotes independence among residents while also providing 24/7 personal care services to those who need it most. There are three styles of semi-furnished private rooms for residents to choose from, all including bathrooms with walk-in showers. Meals are served restaurant-style three times daily in the dining room with care given to special diets.
- Rehabilitation and wellness center
- Licensed beautician on-site
Surrounded by its own manicured lawns and ample parking spaces, Brookdale Hagerstown sits beside a residential community and is only a few minutes' walk from Meritus Medical Center. There's also a bank, restaurant and convenience store across the street. It's a pet-friendly facility with a courtyard, gardens and a greenhouse that residents are welcome to use. For indoor recreation, there is a piano lounge, as well as an arts and crafts room, library and theater. Residents who like to keep fit have a fitness studio. A pub/sports bar and chapel are on-site.
- Concierge service
- Studio and one and two-bedroom apartments