legend at silver creek

Legend at Silver Creek is about offering older adults an independent lifestyle combined with connection – a connection to nature, a connection to the surrounding community, and a connection to each other. Located less than ten miles from Pennsylvania’s State Capitol in Harrisburg, the 88,073 square-foot residence draws its architectural inspiration from the area’s history, complemented with a contemporary touch. With its rich history, Harrisburg evokes independence and freedom, as does Legend at Silver Creek. With unique art, furnishings, and décor, the residence promotes a vibrant, independent lifestyle and freedom of movement through open, flowing floor plans where colors and patterns define spaces rather than walls. Legend at Silver Creek has 96 apartments: 75 assisted living and 21 memory care.

Mechanicsburg, PA
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
88,073 SF
Legend Senior Living
Legend Senior Living
NACL Design, LLC
Interior Design Firm:
Wegman Design Group
Wohlsen Construction

Filled with style and function, the Memory Care Living Room is brimming with natural light, calming colors, and a non-burning fireplace – all familiar elements of a traditional residential home. The green and deep red color palette evokes the soothing feeling of the outdoors while providing contrast for a positive cognitive response.

The Memory Care Activity Space is the neighborhood’s social center. In this creative space, residents are encouraged to engage in games and activities that provide opportunities for fun and socializing while stimulating the mind. An indoor sensory garden offers a therapeutic connection to nature while allowing residents to help take care of the garden.

The Living Room is the central space for gatherings, family greetings, and socialization. In its stunning two-story design, it boldly introduces the sophisticated design found in other areas of the residence. A stepped tray ceiling and full-height fireplace are flanked by dramatic two-story windows with views of the Courtyard and the sky above. The central stairway leads to the second-floor common areas – The Capital Cinema, Culinary Kitchen, and Activity Room – all popular areas to socialize and connect with friends.

The Activity Room, connected to the Culinary Kitchen, creates an inviting, functional space for various events. Bulletin boards hang on the opposite wall and allow for the celebration of art created by residents. The French-style doors that separate the two spaces allow for connection and overflow and close for privacy in the Culinary Kitchen for private dining and family events.

Residents engage and socialize in several dining areas, a Culinary Kitchen, Bistro, Theater, Library, Living Room, Media Room, and Activity Rooms. Intimate conversation and gathering spots are neatly placed among common spaces and residential corridors, fostering more personal relationships.

Residents enjoy the immediate presence of nature in the stylish year-round Sunroom which provides a surplus of natural light, courtyard views, natural greenery, and comfortable seating, all within a screened porch to enjoy the space pest-free.

A quaint front porch welcomes families to the vibrant Memory Care neighborhood. A resident’s favorite resting spot is the beautiful window scape setting of a Pennsylvania image, complete with tables and a park bench to enjoy the view.

As crucial as connection to others is to the resident’s quality of life, so is a peaceful, private apartment with plenty of amenities and space. Legend at Silver Creek apartments promote independence, comfort, and dignity with lowered light switches and raised sockets, ADA-accessible bathrooms, large closets, individual air conditioners, and a kitchenette.