An Award Winning Community!

2016 | 2017 | 2018


What Makes Us Great?

Surpassing Expectations


Since 1995 Pennsylvania Place has built the reputation of being the #1 choice for retirement living in Ottumwa, IA! 

We've even received awards for being the best!  Scroll up if you missed them.

Our entire team is dedicated to helping you stay active, and remain independent longer.

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"Moving here was the best decision of my life...I only wish I'd done it sooner."

“My mother lives at Penn Place and LOVES it! The staff is friendly, attentive, and they bend over backwards to please. After touring I knew it was where I wanted my mother to be"

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Lifestyle Options


 The Penn Place campus offers townhomes, independent living apartment homes, assisted living apartment homes, and specialized memory care. This provides great peace of mind to families that we can meet your needs as they change. 

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We Understand...

It's not always easy to make the decision to move.  We are dedicated to surpassing your expectations of what senior living should look like. Our goal has always been to create a community that our residents love living in. 

Whatever the future holds, we can make keeping your connections with friends and the fun of social activities easier. That coupled with compassionate care is what makes the Penn Place lifestyle special!

Penn Place Pen Pals


Staying connected to our community as we age is an important part of the Penn Place life enrichment program! 

Below left; Volunteer and Penn Place resident, Pat K., enjoys a visit with her pen pal Hailee. 

Below right; Volunteer and Penn Place resident, Barb S., meets her student for the first time.

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Volunteer and Penn Place resident, Pat K, enjoys a visit with her pen pal, Hailee.