Bellingham Charming West Chester Senior Living

1615 E. Boot Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
Call Today: 610-436-6663

Discover our vibrant community, where bright days are matched by our dedication to provide personable care.

Welcome to Bellingham! Located in beautiful West Chester, Pennsylvania, we are proud to offer seniors Independent Living, Personal Care, and embrace Memory Care. Our community encompasses a 15-acre country site in historic Chester Country.

We stand on the site of Grist Mill from which flour was shipped to George Washingtons’ troops at Valley Forge. Our lovely farmhouse was originally built in 1720 and our stone house was the home of Benjamin Garrett, a noted clock and watchmaker during the revolutionary war. Today, the stone house serves as a library, quaint meeting rooms, and a full-service kitchen for private parties. The wood beams and stone from the barn have been graciously repurposed into a restaurant-style dining room. We love how our residents enjoy the charm of yesteryear amid this historical gem.

Our Bellingham community is complete with our sister campus, Park Lane at Bellingham. Park Lane offers Skilled Nursing to those who may be healing from a surgery or illness or who need longer-term specialized care. This continuum of care model allows us to provide residents with a wide variety of services, ensuring they live well and with confidence.

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Lifestyle Options

Our lifestyle options are truly tailored to each individual's wants and needs; we use the resources available in each of our neighborhoods to create the right mix of independence and assistance. In Independent Living, we help vibrant, social seniors let go of daily home maintenance and chores and start enjoying the carefree lifestyle they deserve. In Personal Care, our assistance goes further by helping with daily living tasks provide more in-apartment support to make each day shine. Our award-winning embrace Memory Care is rooted in the latest dementia and Alzheimer’s research, helping our residents living with memory issues find more joy, choice, and connection in each day; while living in a safe, secure environment with 24/7 attention from our staff.

Independent Living

Our Independent Living lifestyle offers a vibrant atmosphere with opportunities to pursue your passions, make social connections, and embrace interests you’ve never had time to explore. Enjoy a quality of lifestyle in warm and welcoming community.

Services Include 

  • Transportation
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • 24-Hour Emergency Response
  • 24-Hour Professional Staff Available
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Personal Care

Our Assisted Living lifestyle allows residents to continue living the healthy and active lifestyles they are used to with a little added assistance when they need it. Get the care you need in a community you love.

Services Include: 

  • Personalized Care Plans
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • 24-hour Clinical Staff Available
  • 24-Hour Nursing Staff Available
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embrace Memory Care

Our award-winning embrace Memory Care program is personalized to support the mind, body, and soul of each resident dealing with memory loss. We create holistic experiences that spark both imagination and closeness, while keeping your loved one safe.

Services Include: 

  • Individual Daily Rhythm
  • Memory Care Programs and Activities
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Personal Laundry
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1615 E. Boot Rd

West Chester, PA 19380

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Floor Plans

Rates starting at $2,900/Month

Experience

Amenities & Entertainment

Our country setting close to the conveniences of the city is just one of the things that sets Bellingham Retirement Community apart. In addition to our beautiful surroundings, our community hosts many amenities for residents and loved ones to enjoy.

  • Beauty Salon and Barbershop
  • Emergency Call System
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Art Center
  • Cards Room
  • Planned Social Activities
  • Walking Path
  • Outdoor Patio Area
  • Spacious Community Rooms with Movies
  • Courtyard
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Rehabilitation Gym
  • Billiards Room
  • Library
  • Balcony/Terrace

Our Comfortable Setting

You are free to choose the course of their days in our inviting community rooms and spacious outdoor settings. Whether you enjoy mornings with the paper and a cup of coffee in the library, spend the afternoon with friends at the pool, or express your creativity in our art center; we provide more opportunities for connection and enjoyment in each day. You will love your private apartment home with upscale, full-size appliances and abundant natural light. We offer several layouts to choose from, meaning you can pick an apartment that fits your life and style perfectly.

Taking In West Chester

Our residents and their families enjoy taking in all West Chester has to offer including its many boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. We’re also close by to quality hospitals and West Chester University. In addition, there are several local attractions, including the Brandywine River Museum, Chester County Historical Society, and the Helicopter Museum that make great stops for our group outings or day trips for residents and their families.

Pet-Friendly in Pennsylvania 

We are proud to welcome pets into Bellingham. Our staff and residents enjoy the light and laughter pets bring into each day; we know their companionship means the world to you!

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Programs

See our diverse programming calendar for yourself! There is always something to do, see, and discover in our vibrant West Chester community.

Dining

At Bellingham, our commitment to providing an unmatched dining experience shines through each delicious meal and dish, always prepared by our professional culinary team and chef. We have two dining venues to better serve our residents. Our casual bistro is a fun spot to grab lunch with friends, and our elegant dining room the perfect atmosphere for enjoying satisfying breakfasts and long dinners with friends and family. We love that our dining venues are known gathering places in our community, where laughter and connection abound.

Our dining team understands that all our residents all have unique nutritional needs and medical limitations. Whether we are adapting meal to meet texture, low sodium, or sugar-free diets, we are able to make meals that satisfy through taste and nutrition every day. All of our meals start with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients ensuring from the first bite to the last; our residents can find variety, spice, and enjoyment in our dining experience.

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Services

You can always expect our attentive staff to help you at every turn. We tailor our services to make your days more simple and ensure you are living the best senior lifestyle possible. 

At a Moment’s Notice

Our community provides on-site services to ensure your needs can be met, no matter the day or time. Our business center enables access to online resources, conversations with friends and family, and keeps you in the know with the latest news. We have an on-site barbershop and beauty salon to remove the hassle of offsite appointments. If you do need to leave for an outing, appointment, or medical visit, our accessible transportation service is just a call away. We even provide on-site storage for our residents, allowing easy access to seasonal and occasional use items.

Above and Beyond Care

We always keep your care and comfort in mind. That’s why we provide onsite spaces for our residents to receive treatments from medical professionals like speech, physical, and occupational therapists. We also have regular visits and wellness checks from physicians and podiatrists to keep you aware of your vitals, helping you to monitor your health and conditions.

Skilled Nursing

The Skilled Nursing neighborhood at Park Lane at Bellingham allows our community to provide a full continuum of care, giving residents and families peace of mind knowing that if needs change—even temporarily—there is an appropriate level of care available to their loved one. Our restful setting promotes healing during short-term stays. Additionally, our high-level on-site care allows current residents to age in place in the familiar surroundings they love.

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Activities

With a community as diverse as ours, you know our activity calendar will be full of variety and fun. While we tailor individual programming to each of our lifestyles, all our residents enjoy the benefits of our committed Activity Directors, ready to make each day shine.

Always Something Going On

From weekly Wednesday outings to shopping excursions to your favorite stores, you’ll love getting out and exploring West Chester to the fullest. In our community, we have daily structured exercises like chair yoga, tai chi, and morning stretches. Our residents also love to work their brains with fireside trivia, Brain Health University, and creative endeavors like writing or painting. We have fun activities like happy hour, movie nights, and our daily revolving door of cards, bingo, and billiards games where our residents enjoy engaging in a little friendly competition. We invite you to get to know our different lifestyles and the personalized programming we provide by visiting our beautiful Bellingham campus for yourself!

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