Live at the Center of History, Surrounded by Style and Modern Amenities.

Simpson House was built in the 1800s in a beautiful Victorian-Gothic style. Just minutes from Center City, it offers the best of old-world charm and upscale modern amenities at an excellent value. Choose from cozy studios to spacious two-bedroom, two-bath apartments, all just steps from exceptional dining, wellness, and lifelong learning programs.

With three art studios in our community, more than a few artists, musicians, poets, and authors call Simpson House home. This modernized Philadelphia landmark is safe, secure, and conveniently located near the city’s top cultural hubs. With someone else taking care of the upkeep in the community of modern conveniences and personal service, you’ll have complete freedom to lock the door and travel or simply enjoy BEING. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is at work around the clock, ensuring that you’ll have everything you need, from housekeeping to transportation to full-service dining to a calendar full of interesting intellectual, cultural, artistic, and social activities.

Just as important, Simpson House is one of the best values in nonprofit Life Plan Communities in Philadelphia, with affordable entrance fees and monthly service rates. Should you ever need healthcare, a complete range is available on campus. Your long-term peace of mind includes independent living, personal care, short—and long-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care.

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We look forward to meeting you! Call (267) 310-2047, or use the form to schedule a personal appointment, or RSVP to an event.

Levels of service at Simpson House.

Independent Living

Simpson House is nothing like the “cookie-cutter” communities offered in the Philadelphia area. This stunning, historic building features traditional city apartments as well as brand-new, upscale, modern apartment homes. No matter what your taste is, you’ll enjoy our high ceilings and a lot of natural light. Nearly every floor plan is unique and comes with all utilities and a variety of convenient services, including delicious dining.

Whether it’s exploring Philadelphia, enjoying the many cultural and educational events on our campus, visiting with your neighbors at happy hours, or getting your hands dirty in our gardens, Simpson House has a little something for everyone.

Concerts, dining trips, fitness programs, spiritual growth opportunities, arts or craft classes, games, drama, and choir—try new things or enjoy more time for all the activities you love. Pets are welcome.

Historic Olde Main

At Olde Main, modern elegance meets old-world charm. Choose many different layouts in this historic Philadelphia mansion, ranging from studios to spacious two-bedroom, two-bath apartments.

All independent living apartments have been renovated, and they include updated kitchens or kitchenettes, generous closets, large windows overlooking the campus, and unique architectural designs sure to complement your individual décor.


  • Fine dining with tableside hibachi dining
  • Bistro
  • Private dining room
  • Private catering
  • Multiple exercise, dance, and yoga classes
  • Fitness center with state-of-the-art pneumatic equipment
  • Area with pool table, shuffleboard, and room for other activities
  • Community meeting spaces
  • Movie theater
  • Private outdoor gardening space
  • Four large porches (Olde Main only)
  • Hair salon and spa
  • Art studio
  • Gift shop

The Cornerstone

Our newest building in Philadelphia includes gorgeous senior apartments. Choose from over eight different floor plans, all including spacious gourmet kitchens, open living spaces, and balconies.

Both Olde Main and The Cornerstone independent living residents enjoy a common bistro, an elegant dining room, a lounge for activities and entertainment, an art studio, and an auditorium.

We invite you to explore everything independent living at the Simpson House has to offer, including the exceptional value of a Life Plan community.


  • All utilities
  • Basic cable TV
  • Local telephone service
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Bi-weekly housekeeping services
  • Transportation to community activities
  • Smoke detector and sprinkler system
  • Individual storage space
  • Security staff
  • Reserved parking spaces for residents
  • Flexible meal plan
  • Library
  • Wellness center
  • Notary public
  • Guest accommodations

Personal Care

Simpson House’s personal care program is for people who wish to live independently but require some daily assistance with tasks such as bathing and dressing. It includes valuable services such as medication management, appointments, and transportation.

Personal Care Living Options

Simpson House offers studio and one-bedroom senior apartments with personal care services in two specially designed neighborhoods: Carson Commons and Wesley Commons. These neighborhoods are easy to navigate and maximize freedom of movement. A casual dining room, activity areas, and cozy living rooms add to the charm of our intimate, family-style setting. You’ll feel right at home in your private apartment, a personal retreat that features temperature controls, a private bathroom, and spacious closets. And you’ll enjoy access to all Simpson House amenities and services.

Memory Care

For seniors living with memory impairment, the Comfort Haven memory support wing at Simpson House provides a secure, close-knit setting with compassionate care that enables self-sufficiency and dignity. Our thoughtful and attentive staff is specially trained to meet the unique memory care needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our structured program combines plentiful opportunities for enrichment and assistance with the tasks of daily living. Residents enjoy apartment-style living in personal suites, with nourishing meals, engaging activities, and individualized care plans.

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

For Philadelphians needing short- or long-term nursing and rehabilitative services, the Flanagan Health and Rehabilitation Center at Simpson House provides a full range of skilled nursing care and specialized therapies. Our person-directed, wellness-oriented approach factors residents’ health, well-being, and happiness into decisions.

Rehabilitation Services

For adults in Greater Philadelphia recovering from surgery, illness, or injury, Simpson House offers rehabilitation services in the highly rated Flanagan Health and Rehabilitation Center. Recently renovated, the center features an inviting fireside lounge, a dining room, and 20 private and semi-private rooms with private baths. A completely new physical therapy suite, with state-of-the-art equipment and innovative care modalities, is adjacent to residents’ rooms.

Therapy programs are individualized to suit each person’s needs, wants, and lifestyle and are coupled with results-oriented daily support. Everything is provided by a team of highly qualified, board-certified physical and occupational therapists. Each member of our rehabilitation staff is trained to provide post-COVID care, including respiratory therapy.

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“Moving to Simpson House was a significant transition for me, but it has turned out to be a positive and fulfilling chapter of my life. I feel safe, cared for, and surrounded by a supportive community of friends. It’s not just a place to live; it’s a place to thrive and enjoy life to the fullest.”

Ruby P., Simpson House

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Let’s Connect!

We look forward to meeting you! Call (267) 310-2047, or use the form to schedule a personal appointment, or RSVP to an event.