About Us

Simpson Gardens is a joint ministry of The Garden Church and Simpson Senior Services. It was designed to provide affordable, quality, senior housing in a caring and active community.

The building offers residential space that fosters both independence and community. It is architecturally compatible with the historic district of Lansdowne and is near local businesses and public transportation. The building also features off-street parking and is handicap accessible/adaptable.

Each apartment has kitchen facilities and some have outside balconies. A sense of community is nurtured through the common areas that include the laundry, library, dining room, activity room and service pantry. The Garden Church runs a Gift Shop within Simpson Gardens that strengthens the sense of community. The residents are linked to the full care services of Simpson House, a continuing care retirement community.

A Resident Council oversees life at Simpson Gardens and provides activities that include Game Night, the Arts and Crafts Program, teas and chicken dinners.

Founded in 1865, Simpson House is the oldest retirement community in the nation affiliated with the United Methodist Church. In the 1990’s, Simpson House sought to expand its mission to older adults and Simpson Senior Services was created. In 2000, Simpson Meadows opened in Downingtown and two years later Simpson Senior Services acquired Jenner’s Pond, a continuing care retirement community in Southern Chester County. In 2004, Simpson Gardens, an affordable housing community for seniors in Lansdowne, was opened. Simpson Mid-Town, a partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the newest member of the Simpson Senior Services family.

What makes Simpson Senior Services unique are the warm, caring communities which have been at the heart of it’s mission from the beginning. Simpson Senior Services is committed to bringing compassionate care for older adults into new areas of Eastern Pennsylvania. As America ages, Simpson Senior Services is poised to provide a variety of housing and health care options for older adults in a spiritual and caring environment.

Our Mission

Simpson Gardens, a Simpson Senior Services community, creates vibrant lifestyles for senior adults embracing life to the fullest.

Our Vision

Simpson Gardens, a Simpson Senior Services community, will provide personalized high quality services that fulfill the evolving needs of seniors.


In achieving our mission we embrace the following values:

Achieving the highest quality in all services

Serving persons from all economic, ethnic, social and religious backgrounds

Developing, adopting and implementing new ideas

Adhering to the highest moral and ethical principles

Providing community service in response to societal need

Recognizing and affirming the worth and dignity of all

Growing, protecting and overseeing our resources

Accomplishing goals through cooperation and coordinated efforts