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At Home — In Historic Philadelphia

Just a short drive from Center City Philadelphia, you’ll find our newly renovated apartments built for maintenance-free living and convenience to shopping centers and cultural activities.

Tour our Terrazzo Room, which boasts 1898 hand-carved wood paneling, museum-quality furnishings, and original works of art. Take in the stunning Jane Henry Chapel, come see our library’s magnificent stained-glass ceiling, or listen to the soothing sounds of falling water in our one-of-a-kind Fountain Room.

From there you can stroll Main Street Mall, the hub of daily life, where residents meet for coffee, shop at the general store, enjoy treats from the ice cream shop, do their banking, or visit the hairdresser.

Simpson House has served older adults in the Philadelphia area for more than 150 years and has earned its reputation as a warm, welcoming community that provides exceptional senior care.

A history of leadership in senior living

We’ve been transforming senior living in Philadelphia since 1865 when Mrs. Jane Henry and Mrs. Matthew Simpson founded Simpson House in the devastating aftermath of the Civil War to help older adults in the community. This unbroken chain of caring thrives today as Simpson House has transformed into an exceptional senior living community in Philadelphia.

We have grown from small beginnings. In 1899, part of our current home, known as “Olde Main,” was gifted to our community. An architectural and engineering masterpiece, it has been cited as one of Philadelphia’s historic treasures and is recognized by the Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church.

This historic building was completely renovated and updated over the past 10 years by carefully blending the richness of our history and tradition with modern facilities, conveniences, and technological advances.

We recently celebrated our Sesquicentennial with the announcement of our new Independent Living residence, The Cornerstone.

Benevolent Care

Our commitment to care has been going strong since our founding in 1865. Our Benevolent Care Program has existed since our beginnings with the sole purpose of supporting qualified residents who can no longer afford the full cost of their housing or services. The Simpson House commitment to Benevolent Care means eligible residents in need of services are treated equally, without regard to their ability to pay. Generous gifts to the Benevolent Care Program of Simpson House enable us to fulfill that mission today. Embracing Life, the festive annual dinner benefitting the Benevolent Care Program, is an annual opportunity for donors to gather together in fellowship and friendship while giving so that residents may have the financial support they need. Learn more about donations and giving

Call us today at (215) 792-2198 to learn more about life at Simpson House.