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Independent Living Options for Seniors Near Morgantown, PA

Located in northeastern Lancaster County, Zerbe Retirement Community provides worry-free independent living for active seniors in a close-knit and caring community.

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While there are currently no available independent living residences in our community,
we are accepting wait list applications.

Own Your Home on Our Retirement Community Campus

At Zerbe Retirement Community, Woodland Heights is the name of our independent living neighborhood. Surrounded by picturesque Lancaster County farmland, Woodland Heights is a warm and inviting senior living community of 58 homes for independent adults ages 55 and over.

But that's not all. Zerbe's independent living experience is different from many other senior care communities. Your Woodland Heights home is a true investment that can appreciate in value! Through a condominium agreement with your name on the deed, we can offer a 75% return on the sale price of your independent living home to you or your heirs if/when you leave our community—that's a better life at an exceptional value.

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Discover What Independent Living at Zerbe Includes

In addition to the unique ownership structure we offer in our independent living community, you will also receive access to a full suite of comprehensive senior care services and amenities.

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Full Property Care

Our monthly fees are low compared to other local senior housing options and include lawn care, snow removal, trash pick-up, water, and sewer services. Plus, your real estate tax is included.

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Community Events

Every day brings new adventures and experiences for all of our Zerbe Retirement Community residents. From art classes to ziplining, we do it all—and you're invited!

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Access to Medical Care

As a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), we provide all levels of senior care at Zerbe, including Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Memory Care, as well as Independent Living.

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Return on Your Home Investment

You or your heirs will receive 75% of the proceeds of the sale of your home when you move to our personal care or skilled nursing facilities or at the time of your passing.

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How the Cost of Independent Living at Zerbe Compares to Other Retirement Communities

We are proud to offer larger and more affordable independent living cottages than other communities in the area. Here is a cost comparison chart to help inform your financial decision-making when choosing a senior housing community.

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Compare Real Costs

We are proud to offer larger and more affordable cottages than other communities in the area. Here is a comparison.

  Community Square Feet Entrance Fee Monthly Service Fee x 10 Years 2nd Person x 10 Years Refund Total Cost After 10 Years
Woodland Heights 1,700 $225,000 $98,040 ($817) $13,440 $168,750 $167,730
Their Property #1 1,300 $233,900 $149,040 ($1,242) $13,560 $0 (After 4 Years) $396,500
Their Property #2 1,400 $239,400 $143,280 ($1,194) $6,000 $0 (After 50 Mos.) $388,600

Our Current Homes for Sale

Explore the independent living homes currently for sale in our picturesque 60-acre community designed for a relaxing and fulfilling retirement.

While there are currently no available independent living residences in our community,
we are accepting wait list applications.

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2527 Cherry Court (Sold)

1700 sq. ft. end-unit home with 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, screened-in back porch with a great yard (SPECIAL PRICE $229,000!!!) with a 75% return of the re-sale price.

2508 School House Lane (Sold)

Unique 2 bedroom, 1 2/2 bath home with a beautiful eat-in kitchen, living room w/ cathedral ceiling and patio. ($225,000) with a 75% return of the re-sale price.

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Discover Our Independent Living Community Newsletter

Our Woodland Heights independent living community circulates an exciting newsletter that highlights happenings in and around Zerbe Retirement Community. Enjoy our latest edition online now!

View Woodland Whisper Newsletter - September 2022
View Activities Calendar - September 2022
View Activities Calendar - October 2022

Nearby Attractions and Things to Do

Our campus setting is naturally beautiful—located among farm fields and woodlands in pastoral Lancaster County. But, Zerbe Retirement Community is also located incredibly close to so many exciting attractions. Learn more about our fun-filled senior living community!

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Find Additional Information on Our Blog

If you want to learn more about Zerbe Retirement Community, our blog is full of helpful information!


Learn More About Who We Are

Zerbe Retirement Community is a unique and friendly, small-scale senior living campus that embraces people with a variety of interests and needs. Want a retirement community where "everybody knows your name"? This is it!

Nestled into the countryside of northeastern Lancaster County, Zerbe offers easy access to major roads and highways, yet residents enjoy the tranquility of rural living. Zerbe's 60-acre campus supports all levels of retirement living from independent living cottages to complete skilled nursing care. Each resident is welcomed as part of our "extended family," and we strive to enhance all phases of your retirement years.

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What we love about Woodland Heights:
Wonderful, spacious & diligently maintained cottages & grounds - monthly Lunch on Us and special activities - a very friendly & loving community - the unsurpassed atmosphere of beautifully scenic and uncluttered Amish farmland.

-Wally & Alice Osman

We didn't want apartment living. We wanted to be able to open our door & walk outside! We love it here.

-Jay & Lois Fulmer

What kind of community did we come to?
Unique - small enough to make friends quickly - true sense of caring from neighbors & staff - friendly, yet private
What are the benefits?
Financial - car & homeowners insurance lower - freedom from home repairs & replacing appliances - mental well-being - call bell will bring help in minutes - 24 hour maintenance if needed
Only regret?
We didn't do it sooner!

-Bill & Claudia Cariss

It has been a privilege to become residents at Zerbe Retirement Community and to be part of this wonderful family of friends. The experience of interacting with the staff and welcoming of our new neighbors has been most cordial & heartwarming.
We have been thrilled with our superb maintenance team who respond promptly to any maintenance concerns. I can say along with other residents who lived here for years have said, "Why didn't we move here sooner?"

-Philip (& Marie) Allcorn