We will be an innovative organization that nurtures the human spirit, is passionate about service, and demonstrates God’s love, one person at a time.
Menno Haven is the area’s largest and most well-respected retirement community and its reputation and legacy have stood the test of time. As a non-profit, faith based organization, with a solid financial footing, we are truly a Haven for area retirees.
As a complete Life Plan Community, we offer all levels of care including independent living, personal care, and skilled nursing at two distinct communities in Chambersburg, PA.
Menno Haven is proud to be voted and nominated as one of Franklin County’s Best Retirement Communities in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Menno Haven is a Non-profit Green Certified community.
Menno Haven is located in south central Pennsylvania, in the heart of Franklin County, midway between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Bordered to the south by the Maryland state line. Menno Haven is located along the I-81 corridor running north and south.
Franklin County is one of the fastest growing counties in Pennsylvania and is host to abundant recreational and cultural opportunities, a centralized location, low cost of living and a rich history. County residents enjoy the diversity of both urban and rural opportunities.
Situated on 200+ acres, Menno Haven’s campuses are nestled in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, which is the county seat and home to Wilson College, adjacent to our Chambers Pointe community along Route 11. Shippensburg University is a 15 minute drive to the north.
Rooted in the Mennonite faith, Menno Haven’s proud history began when David H. Lehman (the first Chairman of the Board) and Norman Martin were the first to see this need and envisioned the building of a Christian nursing facility in Chambersburg.
On September 17, 1964 Menno Haven opened its doors to its first residents.
The 70’s brought in a new type of lifestyle for retiring adults. The idea of a “Retirement Community” became part of Menno Haven’s vision and in 1974 the first Independent Living Cottages were built.
In 1988, the construction of Village Square brought with it residential apartments as well as 78 personal care rooms. This brought with it a new service line to Menno Haven.
In 1991, Menno Haven expanded and made the purchase of the historic Penn Hall in Chambersburg. Within five years of the purchase, a new 60 bed nursing center was built and independent living cottages were added that made room for more residents to join the Menno Haven community.
In the early 2000’s, Menno Haven purchased land to build new villas and apartments which welcomed new living options for retirees. In 2008, the Brookview Apartments coined Northgate, was completed which included a world class pool, fitness center, and fine dining restaurant.
In April of 2016, Menno Haven announced a bold new strategic plan to reinvest in its communities. Coined Project GENESIS, the plan called for a replacement of the Brookview Health Care Center, a new Rehabilitation Center, Memory Homes, Resident Life Center, and additional Independent Living homes. Come be a part of Menno Haven’s next chapter, Join us today!
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and a commitment to Christian Principles, Menno Haven is passionate about serving each individual resident’s needs.
Community Life Officer
Charles E. Nelson
Chief Development Officer
Board of Directors
Resident Board Member