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About Us

Top Senior Living in Carlisle

About Us

As a faith-based continuing care retirement community (CCRC), we commit each day to serve and enhance the quality of life for people age 62+ in Central Pennsylvania. We’re honored that our greater community sees the servant-heart of our nonprofit organization and consistently selects Chapel Pointe as “The Best of Cumberland County.”

Through Chapel Pointe, Chapel Pointe at Home, and Pointe Place, we provide innovative options to serve each person’s unique personality, lifestyle, and desires. Our continuum of care includes:

Home Care

Chapel Pointe at Home provides a helping hand to manage life’s everyday activities when you need it.

Independent Living Townhomes

Pointe Place includes 12 townhomes nestled on 2 acres. Townhomes come in 1,000- and 1,250-square-foot floor plans designed to feel bright and spacious.

Independent Living Apartments

Choose from six different studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom styles which all include features to make your life convenient, including fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, walk-in showers, and more.

Personal Care

From assistance with activities of daily living, to medication management and specialized care, we are here to help maximize your independence in your own private accommodations.

Memory Care

Our memory care programs are personalized to support the needs of each individual, whether they have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory-impairing conditions.

Skilled Care

The first of its kind in central Pennsylvania, our innovative, resident-centered living concept transforms the nursing care environment into a warm, homelike place.

Rehabilitation Services

Chapel Pointe partners with Select Rehabilitation for our award-winning therapy services to get you back to being your best.

A Loving Way of Life

Our values set us apart from other communities. Since the beginning, our team's mission has been to ensure that every resident is treated with love and the utmost respect. Experiencing our core values - trust, integrity, faith, service, and innovation - lived out every day at Chapel Pointe reassures seniors that they are making the right decision by welcoming us into their lives.

Because of each person’s individuality, A Loving Way of Life takes on different meanings. For a community member who needs a little extra help, it may be expressed by a trusted home care worker stopping in every day and taking a few extra minutes to sit and truly listen. For the retired homemaker, it may look like relaxing in the dining room with friends while the culinary team presents a steaming plate of food. For the employee who’s searched for meaning, A Loving Way of Life may mean finally finding a job that not only pays the bills, but also creates a sense of purpose and affirms personal value.

One thing is certain: no matter how beautiful the campuses, valuable the amenities, or appealing the maintenance-free lifestyle, Chapel Pointe’s desire to love and serve others humbly and wholeheartedly creates A Loving Way of Life.

We are a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under IRS 501(c)(3)

  • I think my favorite thing about Chapel Pointe is the remarkable friendliness I have found everywhere from staff, employees and even from the residents. ... It has been remarkable to find an atmosphere of a loving welcome and genuine interest.

    F. Battles - Resident
  • I am so glad to live here – everyone is so nice and friendly. All the staff are so willing to help you. We are just like a big family.

    B. Goodhart - Resident
  • To someone considering a move to Chapel Pointe: I am very happy with Chapel Pointe and I think you will be also!

    R. Putt - Resident
Chapel Pointe Historic Home

Active Retirement Living Since 1944

Our founder, Rev. F.W. Henry, had a longtime dream of starting a retirement home in Pennsylvania to provide compassionate, personal care to seniors in need. Henry finally realized his dream when he purchased the 27-room Bedford Estate. The former owner wished that her Carlisle mansion might someday be used for this purpose.

Rev. Henry and his wife invested their life savings and received financial assistance from the New York Headquarters of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. A board of directors was formed, and the home was incorporated as a nonprofit company. It has been affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance ever since.

Chapel Pointe, then called The Alliance Home, was dedicated June 15, 1944. In the beginning, all hands on deck kept the home afloat. Each resident was asked to volunteer two hours a day, working in housekeeping, sewing, maintenance, and other areas. That same spirit of purposeful living still exists at Chapel Pointe.

Henry’s calling to provide a senior living ministry in Central Pennsylvania with a reputation for excellent service also continues today.

Chapel Pointe at Carlisle has grown to include the eight-acre Chapel Pointe campus, the two-acre Pointe Place neighborhood, and Chapel Pointe at Home, which provides services to the greater community. At Chapel Pointe, our family includes 200 residents, 185+ employees, dozens of volunteers, and thousands of friends and family members.

As we look toward the future, we will continue to treat our Chapel Pointe family with respect, place people first, promote independence, encourage choices, and provide benevolent care to residents in need.

Teamwork in Action

At Chapel Pointe, each person wakes up with the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the coworkers with whom they partner, friends they see, and the seniors they serve. We build meaningful and trustworthy relationships that make our residents’ lives better. From front-line employees to managers to staff who work behind a computer, our whole team joins together to meet our residents’ needs, even when it means taking a pause from a daily to-do list to be fully present with a resident. It’s this love and level of dedication to seniors that has made Chapel Pointe one of the top retirement living communities in Central Pennsylvania.

Leadership Team

Deborah Sprague
Chief Executive Officer

Deborah joined Chapel Pointe in December of 2003. Her prior experience includes five years working at The Christian and Missionary Alliance National Office in Colorado Springs, CO, and over 15 years as the CEO in senior living communities.

Kent Peachey
Chief Executive Officer - Elect

Kent served as the Director of Finance at Chapel Pointe from 2010 - 2012. He returned to the team in 2018 as Executive Director. Kent’s experience includes nearly 25 years of serving seniors.

Tawnya Walter
Administrator

Tawnya joined Chapel Pointe in 2016 and was promoted from Director of Nursing to Administrator in March of 2021. She has worked in long-term care for more than 23 years, including 21 years as a licensed nurse.

Terry Brown
Chief Financial Officer

Terry joined Chapel Pointe in 2014. His prior experience includes 15 years of experience in finance management and operations in long-term care and continuing care retirement communities.

Our Community Partners

Our greater team includes volunteers, donors, friends, relatives, ministers and members of churches. We appreciate their expressions of love and caring, which bring joy to our residents’ lives.

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  • Best of Cumberland County 2022 Winner
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