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Anthology of Charlottesville

  343 Archer Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22911

434-227-4627

Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community

  751 Hillsdale Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Park View at South Pantops

  210 S. Pantops Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911

The Colonnades

  2600 Barracks Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Alexander Heights

  2704 Salem Church Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

833-658-3553

Mintbrook Senior Apartments

  4475 Bacon St.
Bealeton, VA 22712

540-402-6005

Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg

  3500 Meekins Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

The Westmont at Short Pump

  14399 N Gayton Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

804-495-8880

Brightview Baldwin Park

  21 Woodlee Road
Staunton, VA 24401

Beth Sholom Gardens

  2007 Lauderdale Dr
Richmond, VA 23238

804-421-5140

Tuckahoe Pines Retirement Community

  12330 Patterson Ave
Richmond, VA 23238

804-708-1497

Discovery Village at the West End

  9801 Harmony Woods Drive
Richmond, VA 23233

804-562-2445

The Wellington at Lake Manassas

  7820 Baltusrol Blvd
Gainesville, VA 20155

703-468-2750

Anthology of Tuckahoe

  567 N. Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23229

804-433-3016

Acclaim at Carriage Hill

  7050 Coachman Lane
Richmond, VA 23228

804-492-7096

Legacy at Imperial Village

  1717 Bellevue Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227

804-262-6537

Guardian Place Retirement Community

  1620 N. Hamilton Street
Richmond, VA 23230

804-355-3013

The Barrington at Hioaks

  350 Hioaks Road
Richmond, VA 23225

804-320-1412

7 Featured Independent Living Communities in the Gordonsville Area

Alexander Heights

Experience the Finest Senior Luxury Apartments in Fredericksburg, VA

  •  2704 Salem Church Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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  • Age Targeted Community Age Targeted Community
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    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
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Prices Starting at $1310 - Ask about Our Specials!

  • Seasonal Salt Water Pool, Walking Trail, and Community Garden
  • 9-Foot Ceilings with Extended Crown Molding
  • Open Kitchens That Include Built-in Microwaves, Bistro Bar, and Storage Pantry
  • Convenient Trash Chutes on Every Floor
  • Washer and Dryer Included

Beth Sholom Gardens

Excellence in Senior Living

  •  2007 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23238
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Private Lifestyle with Convenient Services
  • State-Of-The-Art Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Busy Activities Schedule
  • Campus Transportation System
  • We Practice the "I'm Still Here" Approach to Living

Tuckahoe Pines Retirement Community

Welcome Home to Worry-Free Living!

  •  12330 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour
  • All-Inclusive
  • A resort lifestyle means choice and flexibility. It means doing as much or as little as you want to do. Happy hour, fitness classes, trips to the mall or trips abroad... It means living life to the fullest.
  • Our month-to-month rent includes no hidden fees
  • Resident Travel Program
  • Home Care Support Available

Discovery Village at the West End

Exceptional Care. Exceptional Value

  •  9801 Harmony Woods Drive, Richmond, VA 23233
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  • Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour
  • Grand Clubhouse with formal dining, theater and wellness center
  • Chef prepared handmade gourmet meals served restaurant style
  • Group Shopping, Dining & Entertainment, Outings and day trips
  • Personalized Care Services based on your needs
  • Medical Director scheduled visits and on-site therapies

Acclaim at Carriage Hill

Welcome Home to the Newly Renovated Acclaim at Carriage Hill! Ask About Our Special Offer!

  •  7050 Coachman Lane, Richmond, VA 23228
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  • Community Garden Community Garden
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
    Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
     Transportation Transportation
  • A Fully Packed Residents' Calendar with Activities in the Clubhouse and a Full Time Activities Director
  • Outstanding Amenities That Provide a Lifestyle and Unparalleled Living
  • Tile Kitchen Backsplash, Granite Counters, Brushed Nickle Finishes, Luxury Vinyl Wood Plank Flooring
  • You'll Love Our Electronic Communications, Online Bill-pay and Online Service Requests
  • Courtesy Shuttle Service. Maintenance-free Living. Water, Sewer, and Trash Removal Utilities Included

Legacy at Imperial Village

Richmond's Finest 50+ Senior Living Apartment Community

  •  1717 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
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  • Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Community Garden Community Garden
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
     Transportation Transportation
  • New Pool and LIV Café Coming Soon!
  • On Site Pharmacy, Grocery Store, Banking and Voting Precinct
  • All Utilities Included as Well as Cable
  • 13 Acres of Gated Walking Trails and a Huge Variety of Active Sports, Games and Exercise Options
  • Social and Medical Transportation and At Least 5 Events Daily

Guardian Place Retirement Community

You're Right at Home

  •  1620 N. Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230
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  • Community Garden Community Garden
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation

$650 Per Month

  • All Utilities Included except phone and cable
  • Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 2 bath apartments with no entry fees
  • Planned activities. Courtesy transportation to grocery store, shopping and entertainment
  • Featuring a variety of affordable senior apartment floor plans with walk-in showers or tub
  • Beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens
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11 Independent Living Communities in the Gordonsville Area

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

The Westmont at Short Pump

Enjoy a Carefree Lifestyle with Maintenance-Free Living in a Beautiful Setting

  •  14399 N Gayton Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
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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
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Revolutionary Air Purification Technology
  • Executive Chef Prepared Meals Daily with Tableside Beer and Wine Service
  • Life Enrichment Programs and Personalized Care Plans
  • A Variety of Social, Educational, and Cultural Opportunities are Available to All of Our Residents
  • We Are Not a Buy-in Community and All Utilities Are Included

The Wellington at Lake Manassas

Welcome to The Wellington at Lake Manassas

  •  7820 Baltusrol Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155
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  • 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
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour
  • Bistro with Full Bar and Liquor License. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Prepared by our Executive Chef
  • Beautifully Landscaped Grounds and Seating Areas
  • Progressive Wellness Programs and Access to On-site Medical Services, Including Attending Physicians and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services on Premises
  • Full Life-Enrichment Calendar of Programs, Activities and Outings
  • Scheduled Transportation In and Around the Gainesville Area

Anthology of Tuckahoe

Envision your best life.

  •  567 N. Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23229
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     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
  • Daily social, cultural and recreational activities with Concierge Service
  • Escorts to and from meals and events, and transportation for appointments and outings
  • Gracious private suites with a variety of senior-friendly floor plans

The Barrington at Hioaks

If You Can Dream It...The Barrington at Hioaks Can Make It Happen.

  •  350 Hioaks Road, Richmond, VA 23225
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Community Garden Community Garden
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour
  • Life Enrichment Program and Wellness Program
  • LUXE Unlimited Salon with Pedicure/Manicure Services and Hair Stylists
  • Activities Room with Big Screen TV
  • Beautifully Landscaped Grounds with Individual Garden Areas, a Gazebo, and Breezeway with Benches
  • Delicious, Nutritious Meals Prepared by Our Executive Chef with Service in a Restaurant-Like Setting

Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community

Live More, Live Inspired

  •  751 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • 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

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

MONOGRAM COLLECTION BY SUNRISE

  •  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

Mintbrook Senior Apartments

Bealeton's New Best Kept Secret...Affordable housing for Seniors!

  •  4475 Bacon St., Bealeton, VA 22712

$855.00-$1085.00

  • BRAND NEW COMMUNITY- ONE AND TWO BEDROOMS LEASING VERY FAST....COME VISIT US TODAY!!! GORGEOUS INCOME RESTRICTED SENIOR COMMUNITY
  • NO Application fees, $99 Security Deposit (restrictions apply)
  • Controlled access, alarm, elevators
  • Community gardens, trail for biking, hiking or jogging, fitness center, recreation room
  • Senior, income restricted housing

Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg

  •  3500 Meekins Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
  • Private or companion suites complete with full bath and a choice of floor plans.
  • Café designed for mid-day snacks and coffee breaks.
  • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy as needed
  • Durable Medical Equipment such as: hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, bedside commodes, etc.
  • Beautifully manicured landscaping and gardens. Outdoor areas to walk and relax. Comfortable quality furnishings and artwork. Fire safety system. Full-service beauty barbershop.

Brightview Baldwin Park

RESORT-STYLE SENIOR LIVING WITH PREMIUM CARE SERVICES

  •  21 Woodlee Road, Staunton, VA 24401
  • Deluxe studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Balcony or patio to take in the view
  • Inviting outdoor spaces for exercise, dining, gardening or just relaxing
  • Lovely, glass enclosed dining room serving chef-prepared meals
  • Exercise room with senior-friendly equipment

Other Independent Living Communities in the Gordonsville Area

The Village at Gordon House

  •  501 North Main Street, Gordonsville, VA 22942

    K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons

    •  65 Deane Road, Ruckersville, VA 22968

      Woods Edge Senior Apartments

      •  829 Mallside Forest Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901

        The Evergreens at Smith Run

        •  2700 Cowan Boulevard, Richmond, VA 22401

          The Gardens of Stafford

          •  2195 Mountain View Road, Stafford, VA 22556

            Our Lady of Hope Health Center

            Hope Is Where The Heart Is

            •  13700 N. Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23233

              The Atlantic at Twin Hickory

              Make the best decision of your life, and move to The Atlantic at Twin Hickory.

              •  5001 Hickory Park Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23059
              • Fully equipped Kitchen with Energy Star appliances
              • Free transportation
              • Water, sewer, trash utilities included in rent
              • Moments to YMCA, Innsbrook, and shopping at Short Pump
              • Scottish inspired Grand Community Room, Palm-inspired Game Rooms, Hair Salon, and Library on site.

              Gayton Terrace

              The Brightest Tomorrows Begin Here

              •  12401 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238
              • No endowment fees, affordable monthly rents
              • Spacious studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with kitchen & safety features
              • Restaurant-style meals served daily in our elegant dining room
              • Beauty salon, barber shop, library, activities room & lovely walking trail
              • Ideal West End location at Gayton & Ridgefield Pkwy

              Kings Grant Apartments

              •  2300 Grants Circle, Richmond, VA 23238

                Lakewood West End

                Inspired Living the Way You Envision

                •  1900 Lauderdale Drive, Richmond, VA 23238
                • Indoor heated pool and full-service spa
                • Multiple restaurants serving fresh, delicious chef-prepared meals
                • Lifelong learning, guest speakers and workshops
                • Residents council and other committees and clubs to join, or start your own
                • Regularly scheduled outings to museums, theater, historical sites and more

                The Hermitage at Cedarfield

                •  2300 Cedarfield Parkway, Richmond, VA 23233

                  Dogwood Terrace

                  Gracious, Independent Retirement Living

                  •  10300 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23233
                  • 24-hour resident managers
                  • Local Transportation provided, as well as, planned activities and outings
                  • Weekly house keeping and linen service
                  • Paid cable TV and utilites, except phone
                  • BRAND NEW - Reserve Your Suite now

                  St. Mary's Woods

                  •  1257 Marywood Lane, Richmond, VA 23229

                    Parham Park Place Apartments

                    •  7600 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23294

                      Parham Park Place Apartments II

                      •  7590 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23294

                        Verena at The Glen

                        Living Your Life Shouldn't Cost Your Life Savings!

                        •  10286 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
                        • Full kitchens with hardwood cabinetry, top quality appliances and some apartments with separate pantry
                        • Baths with cultured marble vanity tops and walk-in shower
                        • 9-foot ceilings, crown molding or other architectural details
                        • Our very first residents are special to us, and they are honored with free exclusive membership in our Founders Club

                        Spring Arbor of Salisbury

                        Salisbury & Midlothian VA's Premiere Assisted Senior Living, Alzheimer's, and Dementia Care Community!

                        •  14001 Turnberry Lane, Midlothian, VA 23113
                        • Studio, one, and two bedroom suites located all on one floor
                        • Sunny porches and patios for relaxing and visiting
                        • Laundry, house keeping and linen services provided
                        • Delicious meals prepared by talented chefs
                        • Exciting activities and transportation provided

                        Trophy Club

                        •  2301 Thoroughbred Drive, Midlothian, VA 23113

                          The Villas at Rose Hill

                          •  6225 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228

                            The Atlantic At Charter Colony

                            Make the best decision of your life, and move to The Atlantic at Charter Colony.

                            •  550 Coalfield Road, Midlothian, VA 23113
                            • Choice Location by Midlothian YMCA, Midlothian Library, Sycamore Square and the new Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
                            • Fully equipped kitchen with Energy Star appliances
                            • Water, sewer, trash utilities included in rent
                            • Choice activities, fitness, and hair salon services all on site
                            • Individually controlled hear and air conditioning

                            The Atlantic at Brook Run

                            Call for Specials!

                            •  6000 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227
                            • Fully equipped Kitchen with Energy Star appliances
                            • Individually controlled heat and air
                            • Trash removal included in rent
                            • Handicap accessible plans available
                            • Small pets Welcome

                            Summerhill at Stony Point

                            A Unique Retirement Village

                            •  9250 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23235
                            • Care free home ownership
                            • One- level, 1, 2, & 3 bedroom cottage style homes
                            • 24 hour security, gated community with med alert system
                            • Lakeside clubhouse w/optional dinning
                            • Transportation and social & wellness programs

                            Westminster Canterbury - Richmond

                            •  1600 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227

                              The Arbors Senior Apartments

                              NOW LEASING! Reintroducing The Arbors

                              •  7608 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225
                              • NOW LEASING - Brand New premier senior apartments.
                              • Water included in rent.
                              • Full social calendar and outings, beauty salon/barber.
                              • Covered parking, fully equiped kitchens, emergency call systems, walk in closets and much more
                              • Call Dawn to reserve your new apartment home today!

                              Brandermill Woods Retirement Community

                              The retirement you have been looking for is waiting for you!

                              •  14311 Brandermill Woods Trail, Midlothian, VA 23112
                              • 66 Apartments and 131 Cluster Homes With Related Services
                              • Security System and Emergency Call System
                              • Assisted Living Offers Studio, Alcove or 1 Bedroom Apartments
                              • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
                              • Intermediate and Skilled Nursing Care

                              The Hermitage in Richmond

                              •  1600 Westwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227

                                The William Byrd

                                •  2501 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220

                                  The Crossings at Bon Air

                                  A Life Fulfilling Retirement Community

                                  •  9101 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23235
                                  • Rental senior living apartments with no large up-front entrance fee.
                                  • Fully appointed studio, one and two bedroom/two bathroom apartments.
                                  • A unique assisted living service plan offering up to 30 minutes of personal care assistance per day.
                                  • A specialized, secure memory care program.
                                  • Skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located on-campus.

                                  The Virginian

                                  Live the retirement lifestyle you've always imagined!

                                  •  300 Twinridge Lane, Richmond, VA 23235
                                  • Our on site management staff is always here for you
                                  • Pets are part of your family and are welcome at your new home
                                  • All utilities, housekeeping and meals are included
                                  • Transportation is provided in our chauffeured shuttle bus
                                  • Oustanding recreational and social activities program

                                  Heritage Oaks Retirement Community

                                  Blending Independent Living With An Added Dimension Of Security

                                  •  1100 German School Road, Richmond, VA 23225
                                  • Included in your monthly rent: 3 elegant meals, full-time driver with transportation to shopping & medical appointments
                                  • Weekly house keeping & linen service, Necesity Store and Pharmacy delivery
                                  • Billiards & Exercise room, Beauty & Barber Shop, well stocked Library
                                  • Outdoor Gardens, Chapel, Cafe
                                  • Available 24/7 healthcare assistance

                                  The Renaissance Apartments

                                  •  1021 German School Road, Richmond, VA 23225

                                    Bell Creek

                                    Independent Maintenance Free Living In The Heart Of It All

                                    •  7161 Red Sash Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
                                    • Sales office is open daily from 12 pm-5 pm.
                                    • We are a neighborhood for active adults age 55 and better
                                    • Bell Creek is convenient to retail shopping, resturants, banks, specialty shops, pharmacy, grocery stores, veterinary hospital and gas stations.
                                    • Several floor plans boast first floor masters, walk-up attics and basements
                                    • Our custom homes are built by Holly Homes and RCI Builders

                                    Covenant Woods

                                    •  7090 Covenant Woods Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

                                      Norcroft Townhomes

                                      Coming Home - the best part of the day!

                                      •  401 Norcroft Circle, Richmond, VA 23225
                                      • Monitored community
                                      • Social activities, transportation for shopping, banking
                                      • Designer kitchen with dishwasher and disposal
                                      • Washer/Dryers are available on site, or you may bring your own
                                      • Pets welcome

                                      Charnwood Forest

                                      •  4325 Crutchfield Street, Richmond, VA 23225

                                        The Charlevoix

                                        •  5600 Charlevoix Court, Richmond, VA 23224

                                          Villas at Dogwood

                                          •  15100 Hull Street Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832

                                            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.

                                            Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.

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