Enjoy a carefree lifestyle
filled with opportunities and choice.
Your interests, desires and personal goals are unique, and we’re here to help nurture them. With so many things to do—on and off campus—becoming a Foxdale resident means enjoying plentiful opportunities for you to be you.
The Community Center, the heart of the Foxdale community, is the gathering place where residents meet friends for meals; pick up their mail; attend lectures, concerts and meetings; and more. Here, you can work in the computer lab or woodshop, and participate in activities such as painting, needlework, and bridge.
Inside the Community Building
- Friendship Bistro
- Café and Dining Room
- Gift Shop
- Woodworking Shop
- 150-seat auditorium
- Library – over 8,000 volumes and computers available
- Art studio and gallery
- Needlework room
- Model railroading room
- Billiards room
- Rooms available to reserve for special occasions or meetings
Inside the Wellness Center
- Fitness studio
- Healing Waters Therapy Pool
- Workout equipment
- Beauty salon and barber shop
As a Foxdale resident, you can leave some of life’s daily activities to us. Monthly fees include housekeeping services and interior and exterior home maintenance. In addition, we offer transportation services, including:
- Regularly scheduled transportation to shopping
- Free regular city bus service conveniently located on Marylyn Avenue
- Transportation to medical appointments, at no extra charge if scheduled ahead and within a 15-mile radius
Leave the Cooking to Us (If You’d Like)
Foxdale offers a range of dining venues—to suit just about everyone. Enjoy restaurant-style dining, a cafeteria-style Café or our Friendship Bistro, which offers specialty salads, paninis, and custom created personal pizzas. Plus, a great selection of healthy entrees is offered at each meal, including vegan and low-fat options. All of these venues are conveniently located in the Community Center. So join us and let us do your cooking—some of it, all of it, or just a little bit of it—the choice is yours.
Be as Involved as You Want
Foxdale residents initiate and plan their own activities, serve on a variety of committees set up by the Residents Association, and serve on the Board of Trustees. Many of them are active members of such local organizations as the League of Women Voters, Habitat for Humanity, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Centre County (RSVP), and the Centre County Historical Society. Also, residents organize a biannual garage sale to help raise funds for the Residents Association, which funds resident committees and programs.
Celebrate the joy of learning at Penn State’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Take a class in art, music, history, politics, cooking, literature, gardening, and more. Or take advantage of OLLI’s other activities, including hiking trips, dinner theaters, reading groups, and a variety of educational and social activities. Foxdale Village is an official OLLI Partner, and many of OLLI’s classes are held right here on the Foxdale campus. OLLI at Penn State is one of more than 100 lifelong learning institutes nationwide that is supported by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. To learn more, visit OLLI at Penn State.
Just a short walk from Foxdale is downtown State College, home to charming tree-lined streets, an eclectic mix of shops, and a plentiful and diverse selection of great restaurants.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Cultural and entertainment opportunities abound in State College. The nearby Center for the Performing Arts brings some of the finest in performing arts, music, dance, theatre, and family programming to Central Pennsylvania. Each season includes everything from classical music and opera to jazz; Broadway musicals to drama; traditional ballet to modern dance; children’s stories to family shows; and rising newcomers to established popular entertainers.
Enjoy professional theatre in the heart of downtown at Pennsylvania Centre Stage. And during the summer, you can enjoy a play at State College’s Community Theatre. Also, the nearby State Theatre provides an exciting venue for theatre, dance, music, and film. Take in a professional chamber orchestra performance at Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra. Or enjoy an evening with the Nittany Valley Symphony, a non-profit symphonic orchestra.
Located on the Penn State campus is the Palmer Museum of Art. Offering eleven galleries, a print study room, 150-seat auditorium and a garden for large-scale contemporary sculpture, the Palmer Museum is a cultural resource for students, faculty and staff, the local community, and residents of the surrounding Centre Region.
These arts festivals, held in downtown State College and Boalsburg respectively, draw tens of thousands of visitors each year to the area.
Throughout the year, Penn State offers an array of cultural and educational opportunities, including lectures, dramatic offerings and concerts on its campus. And, of course, there’s Penn State athletics, which draws large, cheering crowds to the area each fall.
Pennsylvania has many beautiful state parks, several of which are near State College. In addition, the Centre Region, which includes State College and five surrounding townships, has its own excellent park system. The region is also known for world-class fishing.