We are proud to offer a very flexible dining program. Serving mouthwatering meals in a variety of fine dining and casual settings, Rydal Park and Waters has something for everyone. Plus, we’re minutes away from a variety of restaurants and a quick train ride away from global offerings in Center City Philadelphia.

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Living well means more than great dining and nearby attractions. Our opportunities for the mind, body and spirit will help support your goals through intellectual stimulation, physical fitness, spiritual connectedness and social engagement.


Some opportunities at Rydal Park and Waters:

  • Seminars and special events.
  • Classical, jazz, Broadway and contemporary music performances. 
  • Fitness classes and personal training services.
  • Brain health events and programming.
  • Excursions to the cultural attractions of the Delaware Valley.


Leave the maintenance and household tasks to us. Whether you're an artist, a volunteer, a fitness buff, an avid theater lover, all of the above or none of the above, Rydal Park and Waters is about having the freedom to live life on your terms.

  • Beautifully landscaped, 55-acre campus with walking trails, dog park, gardening beds and more.
  • Conveniently located near unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, houses of worship, lively entertainment venues and SEPTA’s Rydal Station.
  • Multiple dining venues, including a casual cafe, a full-service dining room, The Club Room & Bar for drinks and light fare and the cocktail lounge in our clubhouse.
  • Year-round heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub/spa as well as an outdoor heated pool.
  • Fitness centers offering classes and state-of-the-art equipment and personal training services.

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Life at Rydal Park and Waters

With independent living conveniently located in scenic Jenkintown, we’re just a quick train ride away from vibrant Center City Philadelphia. Take advantage of it!

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Set on 92 lush acres, this Victorian arboretum is known for its sculpture gardens, formal rose gardens and classical English landscape structures. It’s also home to some of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest and most remarkable trees.

100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118

Philadelphia Museum of Art

With more than 240,000 works spanning 2,000 years, this iconic museum is one of the largest in the country and is beloved for its Renaissance, American, impressionist and modern art collections.

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Hiway Theater

Built in 1913, the Hiway Theater is a community hub for Jenkintown residents. The theater specializes in independent, foreign and art films while also offering special events and learning opportunities for local schools and organizations.

212 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Act II Playhouse

Founded in 1988, Act II Playhouse produces new, classic and contemporary plays and musicals and draws crowds for its eclectic productions in an intimate setting. The playhouse also offers comedy and improv classes for adults.

56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, PA 19002

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