For 170 years, Penn Home has been an oasis in an urban setting, meeting the critical challenge of providing a comfortable, loving environment for older adults with modest resources who are unable to live independently. We are located in the historic Fishtown/Kensington  section of Philadelphia, an area rich in history, and consequently, rich in memories for its older residents.

Penn Home has developed the unique capacity to provide a stable, nurturing environment so older adults can feel comfortable remaining in  the community where most have resided all their lives, at a  cost they can afford.

Established as the Penn Asylum for Indigent Widows and Single Women, Penn Home continues its benevolent heritage today as a non-profit personal care retirement residence.