Life at The Highlands


A remarkable retirement awaits.

Here, we not only aim to add years to your life but also to add life to your years. The Highlands wellness-focused lifestyle (ENGAGE) offers programs tailored to your physical, intellectual, nutritional, social, emotional and spiritual needs.  Our wide variety of programming is designed to promote residential living while enhancing personal choice. At The Highlands, health and wellness is a priority. We offer a well-equipped gym, indoor saltwater filtration swimming pool, Tai Chi and exercise classes, salon & spa, line dancing, a putting green, garden plots, shuffleboard, billiards, water aerobics, table tennis, Wii games, and social dances. We also believe in lifelong learning. Our partnership with Alvernia Seniors College offers residents free courses and lectures on campus and at Alvernia University. Continue your learning through public affairs breakfasts with community leaders and AARP safe-driving courses. We also provide computers with high-speed Internet access to keep our residents connected with family and friends. We offer bus transportation to many churches, local civic productions, the Reading Symphony Orchestra, and other community events. Our trip destinations include local restaurants, shopping, theaters, and casinos.

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On-campus special events include dances, outdoor band concerts, health and wellness programs, musical programs, and weekly socials. You’ll stay busy with weekly movies, travelogues, and card parties. Foster your creativity in knitting, woodworking, and painting. And keep your musical talents in tune by singing in our chorus or playing the bells in the bell choir. Volunteer opportunities abound from the gift store to the library and many committee opportunities.

Dining is an integral part of the social life at The Highlands. Options include a Bistro for casual dining, Wyomissing Club Room with full service bar and the formal Terrace dining room with  seasonal outdoor dining. Private dining rooms are available to residents and their guests for special events, and we offer catering for small or large parties. DSC_3067

Our culinary delights include vegetarian, heart-healthy, low-salt and low-fat options at every meal.    Weekly Menus (PDF) Opportunities to pursue your faith abound: Renew your spirit with weekly Bible studies led by local ministers and rabbis. Participate in hymn sings, religious musical programs, lectures, and slide shows. Attend weekly services at local churches and synagogues with transportation provided for your convenience. Keep informed by the Highlands Happenings (PDF) and an in-house television station featuring daily programs produced by The Highlands residents.