Independent Living

Two bedroom apartment living room

Ten apartment styles from efficient Studios to our spacious two-bedroom/two-bath Townhouses and Country apartments offer prospective residents a broad selection to fit personal choices.

Our Extensive Type A Contract, one of the best and most comprehensive in the CCRC industry guarantees that the apartment of your choice will be yours for life. If you cannot continue to live independently, you will receive nursing care in semiprivate accommodations at the same monthly rate as the apartment Monthly Fee. That, in itself, makes the Type A Contract more valuable than a long term nursing care insurance policy.

Monthly Fees at Cathedral Village cover many services not included by other communities. It is important to understand the value of those services and exactly how they benefit you.

Monthly Fees for Independent Living cover:

Unlimited use of the Health Club

  • Personal fitness programs designed specifically for you by our degreed Fitness Director.
  • Use of the swimming pool for exercise and fun
  • Water aerobics classes conducted by the Fitness Director

Unlimited use of the Greenhouse

  • Horticultural classes and seminars
  • Potting soils and supplies.

Use of the Art Studios

  • A contemporary Painting Studio
  • A separate Clay Studio
  • Art and sculpting classes offered in both Studios by local professional artists.

Use of the Library

  • All of the libraries resources including the video lending library.

Medical Care

  • Our community health department is staffed 24-hours a day/7 days a week with professional nurses who respond to emergency calls and provide routine care.
  • Medical care provided by our Medical Director and other primary care physicians who are Certified in Gerontology and affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
  • Primary care physicians are on-site Monday through Friday and always on call.
  • Specialists on-site weekly for Audiology, Dentistry (for routine dental care), Podiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology, Optometry, and Optician services. (Additional costs may be incurred for some of these services.)

Bishop White Lodge

Unlimited number of stays in Bishop White Lodge, our Skilled Nursing Facility.

  • On-site Physical, Occupational, Speech and Aquatic Rehabilitation therapy.
  • Dedicated Memory Care Unit ensuring residents that they will remain at Cathedral Village with family, friends and familiar staff members.
  • CAREPointe short-term rehabilitation

Additional Ammenities

  • All utilities including water, electricity, and an extended basic cable package of over 90 channels.
  • Security provided 24-hours/7 days a week.
  • Weekly light housekeeping with delivery of bed and bath linen plus 24-hours/7 days a week emergency service.
  • Maintenance Department services 24 hours/7 days a week

To compare Cathedral Village with other communities you may be considering, please contact our Marketing team to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Residency Counselors.


All services for residents in Independent Living are Licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and are listed under Home Care in the Pennsylvania Home Care Registry.