The Story Behind Chandler Hall’s Mission

Chandler Hall has provided over 2 million days of care to our residents in the past 50 years!

Chandler Hall is a non-profit Quaker-based Continuing Care Senior Living Community who has provided
high-quality care for older adults in Newtown, PA since 1973. Founded as a 55-bed nursing home, Chandler Hall now offers a wide spectrum of services for individuals at all stages of the aging process. Our beautiful 13-acre campus accommodates 173 long-term residents. Chandler Hall employs over 200 dedicated staff members, and is supported by more than 50 regular volunteers. Hospice services and Palliative caregivers serve over 700 families per year in Bucks County, parts of Montgomery County, and greater Northeastern Philadelphia.


Elise Wright, a founding Board Member was the guest of honor, as she helped with the ribbon cutting of Chandler Hall Friends Nursing Home in March 1973.


Hospice and Home Health are founded. Hospice is one of first two residential hospices in PA.


A 60 bed Personal Care unit is opened.


Two Personal Care Manor Houses
open (Jordans & Phelps).


Two additional Manor Houses (Llenroc & Cain) and six Independent Living Cottages open.


Fox Commons opens with four Independent Living Lofts.


Hicks Secured Memory Care was licensed.


On March 8, 2023 We celebrated the 50th Anniversary with Elise Wright joining us once again for a re-ribbon cutting and brunch

Our Mission

As guided by the Quaker principle of seeing that there is that of God in everyone, Chandler Hall offers an array of quality services to enrich the lives of aging individuals, families, and caregivers.

Our Vision

Chandler Hall’s vision is to seek innovative solutions that support and enhance the lives of individuals as they age.

Chandler Hall aims to support individuals in all aspects of living: physical, emotional, cognitive, and social. Residents and participants at Chandler Hall are empowered to make choices whenever they are able. Following from the Quaker principle of seeing the Light in everyone, we view aging as a natural developmental process and offer individuals support to live creatively and meaningfully.

The Quaker Principles Guiding our Way

As guided by the Quaker principle of seeking that of God in everyone, the Quaker SPICES guide our way in caring for our community.

We see all people – as valuable and worthy of our respect and love.

We aim to focus on what is truly important and seek justice for all people.

We speak the truth in our words, and we strive for honesty in all of our interactions and are responsible for those actions.

We support and care for individuals in all aspects of living: physical, emotional, cognitive and social.

We encourage and welcome all members into the community – appreciating their ethnicity/culture, cognitive and physical differences, gender, sexual preferences, generational differences, and individual uniqueness.

We take care of the things we own, use them to the best of our abilities, and share them with others who may benefit.

The Chandler Hall idea was initially made possible by a generous grant from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Committee on Aging in the early 1970s. Since then, Chandler Hall has worked to transform our culture’s view of aging and of older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life.

While remaining firmly grounded in the Quaker values that help focus our activities, Chandler Hall continues to move forward. Together with colleagues and caring people from many walks of life, Chandler Hall not-for-profit communities, programs, and services work to develop new practices and models to better serve older adults.

The deep roots that sustain Chandler Hall are found in Chandler Hall Values and Practices. They help ensure that Chandler Hall residents and staff share the spirit of community and collaboration and the respect for each individual that flow from the principles of the Religious Society of Friends.

Our Core Values

Chandler Hall is committed to achieving the following Values in a fiscally responsible manner:

  • Provide a caring and warm environment
  • Respect diversity and honor generational differences and individual uniqueness
  • Recognize and uphold the dignity of individuals in the Chandler Hall community
  • Offer access to an array of quality, person-centered care services
  • Maintain an excellent working environment that promotes professionalism, innovation, and personal growth
  • Nurture individuality and talents to achieve optimal wellness and performance
  • Strive to be both socially accountable and attentive to our relationships in the external community

Learn How We Act on Our Mission
by Scheduling a Tour of Our Campus

Contact us at (215)-651-3618 or fill out the form below to learn more about our Chandler Hall. We would love to give you a tour of our campus, and answer any questions you may have.

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