From the moment you walk through our doors, you will know Columbia Cottage Hershey is different. We take each individual’s personalities, preferences, and histories and make it into a culture all of our own.
We are best known for our special events, inviting Cottage residents and their families to gather for celebrations like Grandparents’ Day, Christmas, our famous Irish party, and even the NFL season kickoff. We enjoy live bands, special buffet dinners, and special guests at our events. And of course, families and friends are always welcome to our events, big and small.
Columbia Cottage in the Community
We sit squarely in the “sweet spot” of south central, PA. We are close to countless resources, including local eateries, lodging for visiting family, and world-renowned medical facility, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
We are proud to be a part of this vibrant community. We have several residents who have a connection with the nearby Milton Hershey School, as they have either worked there or were related to someone who graduated from the school. We engage the school with both on-site intergenerational activities and off-site tours of the campus.
We are also members of the following local organizations:
- Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA)
- Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce
- Lebanon County Chamber of Commerce
- Community of Lebanon Association
- Hershey Partnership
- Palmyra Area Business Association
- Senior Outreach Services
- Pennsylvania Health Care Association
- Hummelstown Rotary
Dining Options at Hershey
Dining at Columbia Cottage is a social event that occurs three times a day, every day. We ensure you are able to enjoy the types of food you like to eat, surrounded by friends and your loved ones. Our menus feature familiar dishes, favorite requests, and new delights.
Our Food Services Director Sharon Jurell crafts savory meals for you to enjoy in our main dining room. Sharon is a life-long resident of this area and is very in tune with the Pennsylvania Dutch preferences of many of our residents. Among some of the favorites that Sharon prepares at the Cottage are her homemade crab cakes and her macaroni and cheese. Click here to view an example menu you might find at Columbia Cottage.