Elmcroft of State College
About Our Community
Elmcroft of State College is a Happy Valley senior living community designed to meet the needs of all residents, including those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We’re located in the quintessential college town of State College – home to Penn State University – and surrounded by forested mountains, crystal clear streams, fresh air and abundant wildlife. Our single-story community offers residents a relaxing and homelike environment, beautiful views, and plentiful activities and amenities.
- 24-Hour Security
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Customized Care Plan
- 24-Hour Resident Care Staff
- Specially Trained Memory Care Staff
- Scheduled Transportation
- Classes, Activities & Outings
- Coordination with Healthcare Providers
- Single-Story Community
- Personal Care
- Memory Care
- Additional Services
- Respite Care
- Care Coordination
Elmcroft of State College Community Exterior. Our residents love the convenience of a single-story community!
Elmcroft of State College Dining Room. Residents enjoy our various menu options and chef-prepared meals in our beautiful dining room.
Elmcroft of State College Fireplace Lounge. When you enter our community you will immediately feel the cozy, homelike atmosphere!
Elmcroft of State College Garden Room. Our community has multiple indoor gathering spaces that are just right for socializing and relaxation!
Elmcroft of State College Library. Residents love to hang out in our cozy library space, stocked with a favorable book selection!
Elmcroft of State College Apartment. Our spacious private apartments are easy to call home!
Elmcroft of State College Fitness Area. We make sure our residents have opportunities to stay active and get their daily exercise with the help of this NuStep machine!
Elmcroft of State College Courtyard. Residents enjoy taking part in activities held in our courtyard and outdoor gathering spaces - like outdoor barbeques and picnics!
Elmcroft’s Signature Programs are life enrichment programs designed to celebrate our residents and their stories, while meeting their daily health and wellness needs. Learn more about our Signature Programs below.
Life is meant to be lived. Our Vitality Club program celebrates our residents’ unique personalities while keeping health and wellness top of mind. As part of our program, we develop an individualized wellness profile and program of daily activities for each resident. Plus, we work to expand our residents’ horizons with our Port of Call series. Each month, we provide cultural activities that include savory culinary delights from near and far.
We want our residents to feel comfortable and safe as they take part in our community. As part of our Walking Tall program, we work with each resident to help them better understand their own risk for falling and provide training and tools to help them move about safely.
Second Wind Dreams
It’s never too late for our residents to realize their hopes and dreams. From reuniting with loved ones, reaching a goal like performing in a ballet, visiting a favorite spot from years gone by, or having a longed-for adventure like a hot-air balloon ride, our Second Wind Dreams® program makes our residents’ dreams come true.
Elmcroft’s Chronicles is a memory care program for residents with memory loss that features specially trained caregivers and a secure environment. A highlight of our program is our Best Friends® approach to care built around each individual’s life history, cultural heritage, current abilities and interests. By getting to know our memory-impaired residents this way, we can effectively provide support and encouragement that meets their needs for meaning, purpose and independence.
Dining at Elmcroft of State CollegeChoice is part of the senior living lifestyle at Elmcroft. Our menus are inspired by our residents’ preferences, special diet and personal care needs. We understand their preferences because we meet with residents regularly to learn what they like and to listen to their suggestions about menus. Plenty of choices are offered at each meal, from original culinary creations to traditional dishes. Plus, we mix it up regularly with special theme parties and chef challenges to keep the mealtime experience fresh, new and exciting.
Restaurant-style dining means there are plenty of menu choices offered at each meal, from comfort food and home-style offerings to gourmet fare. And our dishes feature plenty of fresh and locally grown ingredients – just like a fine restaurant.
Residents appreciate our well-appointed restaurant-style dining room where attentive table service makes meals a social occasion. But we also do casual dining events too, like outdoor picnics and barbecues, as well as special meal events like birthday parties and holiday celebrations.
Port of Call
Each month our residents travel to an exciting, often exotic, location without leaving home.
Our Port of Call series brings the sights, sounds and tastes of different locales right to Elmcroft. During Port of Call events, the menu features tasty delights from the represented region. It’s during these special programs that we often find conversation turns to travel experiences near and far.
Farm to Table
Many of our residents grew or raised their own food or bought it from local farmers. The food they put on their tables was fresh, local and literally farm to table.
Elmcroft’s Farm to Table program features foods from local farms and growers. That means the food we serve includes fresh seasonal ingredients that contain higher amounts of nutrients like antioxidants. We’re proud that this program also helps support our local communities of producers.
See what’s happening around our community! You don’t have to be a current resident/family member to attend events with RSVP next to it. If you are interested in attending, RSVP today! We would love to have you!
Easter Bunny Visits (Senior Living Community)
Good Friday Service (Senior Living Community)
Titanic Movie (Senior Living Community)
Pajama Catwalk (Senior Living Community)
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Proud recipient of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. To qualify for this award, you must be the best of the best in senior care, based on online reviews written by seniors and their families.