50 S Congress St. - Newtown, PA 18940-2401
Friends Home, founded in 1897, is owned and operated by Bucks Quarterly Meeting, a part of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers). The original building, known as Paxson Hall after its donor, houses a large dining room and living room, a library and administrative offices. It is also home to twenty-one residents occupying private units. Those on the upper floors use either stairs or elevator. Three delicious home-cooked meals highlight every day. Paxson Hall is a licensed personal care facility.
Scattered about the grounds are a number of small buildings. Most are double units containing two ground-level, one-bedroom apartments. Four have two bedrooms;two are second-story walk-ups. Apartment residents live independently, but come to Paxson Hall for the midday meal; they have the option of coming for breakfast and supper also.
Admissions are made without regard to race, religious creed or national origin.
The grounds are well maintained and include a variety of beautiful old trees. Residents enjoy the many fascinating birds and pesky squirrels that visit our grounds.
Friends Home is ideally situated on a quiet side street in a historic town designed for walking. Founded in 1684 by William Penn, Newtown is one of a handful of picturesque small towns dotting the landscape of Bucks County. Though a century old, Friends Home is one of the younger buildings in the Historic District. Its near neighbors include the Newtown Library, just across the street, as well as a bank, pharmacy, cleaners, hardware store, gourmet grocery, fine restaurants, several churches and the Newtown Theatre.
At Friends Home, we live among friendly people interested in one another. Newcomers will find their interests shared and their talents appreciated. We often visit each other informally. Organized recreation plans focus on holidays, birthdays, card games, bus trips and many special programs. We also are encouraged to pursue our own interests. Life for you can be as challenging as you care to make it.
Tyler Hoff, Executive Director
Telephone (215) 968-3346
Fax (215) 968-1049