Menno Haven has a proud past and a bright future! Hear from team members, residents, and past board members on how a passion for service has evolved over the past 50+ years.
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 the Chambersburg area.
The legacy began on September 17, 1964, when Menno Haven opened the doors to the first resident.
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 Independent Living Cottages were built and continued being built well into the 90’s.
Village Square (1980's)
In 1988, the construction of Village Square brought with it residential apartments as well as 78 personal care rooms. A community center was also built which was equipped with a pool, fitness center, library, coffee shop, bank, and pharmacy.
At the end of 1991, Menno Haven 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 members to join the Menno Haven community.
Brookview Apartments in the Northgate building
In the early 2000’s, Menno Haven purchased land to build new villas and apartments which allowed for additional independent living options for retirees. In 2008, the apartments were completed which includes a world class pool, fitness center, and restaurant.
A Bright Future
In April of 2016, Menno Haven, announced a bold new strategic plan to reinvest in its communities. The strategic plan, called Project Genesis, include plans for a replacement Health Care Center, Rehabilitation Center, Memory Care, Resident Life Center, and additional Independent Living. Come be part of Menno Haven’s next chapter, join us today!