Providence Place Opens 20-Acre Senior Living Community Near Philadelphia

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Providence Place, a family-owned senior living company founded by former Pennsylvania governor George Leader, has opened a new location in Collegeville, a tiny borough approximately 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Providence Place Senior Living at the Collegeville Inn will feature independent living, assisted living and memory care. Local news reports said the property can house up to 172 residents.

The new building was constructed alongside the Collegeville Inn, which itself will be repurposed as a dining venue. The Collegeville Inn sits on 20 acres overlooking Perkiomen Creek. It most recently served as a restaurant, though CBS Phillydescribed the property as “long abandoned.”

Many areas of the building have been preserved to recreate the restaurant’s 1960s heyday. The bar room was preserved to look exactly as it did when it was open to the public, but it is now a private pub for the residents. Providence Place also displays a memorabilia wall in the activities room to showcase the history of the Inn and Collegeville.