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5 Independent Living Communities in the Gordonsville Area

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Anthology of Charlottesville

Experience boutique-inspired senior living at Anthology of Charlottesville

  •  343 Archer Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22911 $$
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
    Short Term Short Term
    Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Gracious private suites with a variety of senior-friendly floor plans
  • Gourmet meals prepared by in-house chefs and supervised by a registered dietitian
  • Indoor pool, fitness center and golf simulator
  • Outdoor recreation and seating areas with fireplace and grill
  • Chapel, worship room, theatre, library, and community activity rooms
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Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community

Live More, Live Inspired

  •  751 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901 $$
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  • Age Targeted Community Age Targeted Community
    Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Community Garden Community Garden
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    On-Call Physician On-Call Physician
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Life Enrichment programming designed around our residents’ unique interests
  • Interactive engagement technologies to stimulate individual and group connections
  • Arts and crafts, exercise groups, local outings, educational programs
  • Residents and guests enjoy a wide range of Catholic, Protestant, and nondenominational worship opportunities in our beautiful Chapel
  • Lounges, library, airy dining room, terrace, shady walking paths and raised garden beds
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Martha Jefferson House

Over 60 Years of Senior Care in Central Virginia

  •  1600 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903 $$$
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  • Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    On-Call Physician On-Call Physician
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Beautiful brick Georgian style mansion at the end of a private cul-de-sac
  • Offers Independent, Assisted Living and 24/7 Skilled Nursing Center
  • Brookwood Therapeutic Services at Martha Jefferson House offers our residents and patients throughout the Charlottesville community access to quality therapeutic services for neurologic disorders
  • Amazing shopping, theatres and parks nearby
  • 2 Bedroom, 1 Bedroom and Studio Apartments Available

Park View at South Pantops

Senior Community for Adults 62 Years & Better

  •  210 S. Pantops Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Controlled Access/Gated, 24-hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Off Street Parking, Public Transportation
  • Library, Computer Center, Fitness Center, Salon, Elevators, Laundry Facilities
  • Smoke-Free Community
  • Individually Controlled Heat & Air Conditioning

The Colonnades


  •  2600 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Beautiful community, designed in the Jeffersonian style of architecture distinctive to the city of Charlottesville, and situated on 59 picturesque acres at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • No entrance fee required, and accommodations include one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two-bedroom cottages, with included access to community meals, activities, housekeeping and transportation
  • University of Virginia medical clinic on community grounds with access for all residents as well as a PCP available for medical visits and physicals
  • Located in close proximity to UVA, and surrounded by the legacy of Thomas Jefferson and the Blue Ridge Mountains, allowing residents opportunity to enjoy a variety of intellectual, cultural and social activities both inside and outside of the community
  • Sponsored by Foundations of the University of Virginia

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

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