Nursing home development to be discussed in Lower Oxford Township
By Steven Hoffman
The Lower Oxford Township Board of Supervisors was scheduled to hold a conditional-use hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 16 regarding the request by G.M. Leader Corp. for a conditional use under section 27-800.12(J).M. of the Lower Oxford Township Zoning Ordinance, as codified, for a Nursing, Rest, or Retirement Home use in the C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District.
The nursing home is proposed for approximately 12.5 acre of a parcel at 175 Limestone Road, near the Oxford Commons Shopping Center. The property is owned by Runnymede Partnership.
The Leader family has been in the business of operating quality retirement services since 1962. It was founded by George M. Leader and Mary Jane Leader. George M. Leader served as Pennsylvania’s governor from 1955 to 1959. While he was governor, the state made strides in promoting safety and personal welfare for residents. The state’s Office of Aging was first established under Gov. Leader, and he and his wife were both personally interested in helping older adults maintain and enjoy personal independence and the highest possible quality of life. The family oversees eleven different retirement communities throughout the state, including locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, Mechanicsburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Wyomissing, and York.