Today’s retirement communities are more advanced and comprehensive than their predecessors in every way, from their exceptional on-site healthcare and services, to their expanded amenities and programs that take into account the modern needs and desires of their diverse community.
Residence options vary in size and style — from cozy country cottages to luxury city apartments — and are equipped with high-quality finishes and amenities. The campuses are vibrant and offer an array of programs and services — wellness, education, culture and more — and engaging social activities that bring residents together. Of course, relaxing in solitude is always on the table when you need time to yourself.
The variety of retirement communities featured in this Senior Living Solutions guide appeal to a range of needs and lifestyles, and will show you the exciting possibilities that await you in the next significant chapter of your life.
Elevating Retirement Lifestyle
The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center
In spring 2024, The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center will set a new standard in retirement living when the community opens its doors in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The Carnegie is part of the Signature Community portfolio for Kisco Senior Living, the first senior living company to partner with Forbes Five-Star Travel Guide. The partnership provides associates with five-star hospitality training that sets the standard for providing residents with best-in-class service in the senior living industry.
Further elevating service and wellness programming for residents, The Carnegie incorporates Kisco’s Signature Art of Living Well® program, providing tailored, whole-person wellness for each resident through customized activities.
Additionally, The Carnegie will feature state-of-the-art wellness equipment and facilities, including an aquatic center with a heated indoor saltwater pool, along with holistic wellness trainers, nutrition experts, and other resources that help support and encourage an enriched, active lifestyle.
Those interested in the arts will enjoy spending time in The Carnegie’s Creative Arts Studio, whether they are painting, woodworking, or creating pottery. Another key feature will be a rotating art gallery through a community partnership with the Arts and Culture Alliance, featuring local Gaithersburg artists, and a Performance Center | Lecture Hall to hold unique events and guest lectures. Other premium amenities at the community that support maintenance-free retirement living will include chef-prepared meals in multiple venue settings, concierge services, valet services, and signature lifestyle experiences.
The Carnegie will offer four types of living that cater to varying needs: independent living, assisted living, memory care, and club level living. With a selection of multiple one and two-bedroom floorplans, The Carnegie also provides unique opportunities to entertain family and friends. Outdoor living is an integral part of The Carnegie experience, with alfresco dining, a dog park, and walking trails adjacent to Malcolm King Park. Retail shopping and restaurant dining options at Downtown Crown and Rio Lakefront are all within walking distance.
The Carnegie offers an exclusive Renaissance Membership opportunity that allows those interested in making the Carnegie their home to form a community even before they become neighbors. Renaissance Members are given the chance to attend unique events and experience VIP treatment at signature Red Carpet Speaker Series® events. These events include entertainment and intellectual speakers, such as Rebecca Eaton, Steve Gillon and Carl Bernstein, who share their life experiences and expertise. Renaissance Members will not only benefit from premium seating at these events but will also enjoy a complimentary gift from The Carnegie. Another key benefit of Renaissance Membership includes an opportunity to select their preferred apartment location in advance to opening in Spring 2024.
To learn more about The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center or to become a Renaissance Member, visit the Discovery Center in Downtown Crown Shopping Center in Gaithersburg. Tour the two-bedroom model built to scale, complete with a lobby and family room with décor that will be part of The Carnegie when it opens. To schedule your personal tour visit lifeatthecarnegie.com or 240-201-2797.
Happy Trails A New Path to a Retirement
Mary Drake and her husband George love walking the trails at Fairhaven, an Acts Retirement-Life Community in Sykesville, Maryland.
“You could spend days exploring this campus and always find something new,” she says.
Having recreational opportunities at hand was a critical consideration for the Drakes when it came to a retirement destination. At Fairhaven, they found a 300-acre campus just a few miles from historic Sykesville with a range of on-site activities, including a 3-hole golf course, community gardens, and art and woodworking studios.
“We hardly have enough hours in the day for all the fun,” says Mary.
Maintenance-free apartments, cottages and villas allow residents to pursue the activities they love the most without worry. Best of all, Acts Life Care® means Fairhaven residents’ nest eggs are protected with regular monthly fees if needs change.
Upcoming renovations at Fairhaven will bring a light-filled lobby, new dining areas, and a spacious terrace and courtyard — plus improved pool and fitness facilities, so the Drakes can find even more ways to celebrate the good life.
To discover what retirement at Fairhaven can offer you, please call 877-956-2937 or visit AboutActs.com/Senior-Living.
Incomparable Lifestyle, Priceless Peace of Mind
Asbury Methodist Village
“I was not ready to move to Asbury; my wife was. I was wrong; she was right! Asbury has exceeded all my expectations.ASBURY METHODIST VILLAGE RESIDENT
Welcome to Asbury Methodist Village, a continuing care retirement community in Gaithersburg, Maryland, that is like no other.
Here’s what residents say:
“Where you live can make all the difference. Asbury Methodist Village has acres of green pastures, rolling hills, lovely flowering trees and ponds with paved walkways. All of the maintenance is taken care of by excellent associates, giving us more time for walking, swimming and exercising in the wellness center, getting a bite with friends, and enjoying cultural programs and movies in the theater. We looked at a few other communities, but nothing was as nice as Asbury!”
“I was not ready to move to Asbury; my wife was. I was wrong; she was right! Asbury has exceeded all my expectations. The variety of opportunities for the mind, heart and body is unlimited. We have made many new friends. We’ve restarted yoga, attend lots of the Keese School lectures, and find that there are simply more things going on than we have time for each day. Asbury has enriched my life.”
The 134-acre campus features a large nature preserve with trails that wind through woods and ponds, and is a certified arboretum. Yet, you are minutes from shopping and Shady Grove Metro.
Asbury offers unmatched events and programs—including the Strathmore Society at Asbury partnership, Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative, and a resident-run continuing ed program—with services that support aging better.
Residents enjoy more than 100 resident-driven clubs; a new brain health and wellness center with a tech lab, rock-climbing wall, TRX boxing studio, fitness classes and an indoor pool.
Asbury is proud to hold SAGECARE platinum certification as an LGBT-friendly community.
With apartments, Courtyard Homes and Villas for independent living, Asbury also offers a full continuum of health services, including Holy Cross Health geriatric primary care.
Find out more about this premier retirement community by visiting AsburyMethodistVillage.org or calling 301-453-8101.
Welcome Two New DC-area Communities
Erickson Senior Living
The Erickson Senior Living family of managed communities, which has delivered exceptional care and services for 40 years, is developing two brand-new senior living communities in the Washington, DC, area: The Grandview in Bethesda, Maryland, to open in late 2025, and Woodleigh Chase in Fairfax, Virginia, on track to open in late 2023.
Woodleigh Chase offers residents a tranquil, green setting paired with the style and ease of maintenance-free living. The Grandview’s stylish vertical living space will be a uniquely cosmopolitan take on a retirement community, with residences and abundant amenities throughout 14 floors. While The Grandview and Woodleigh Chase are distinctly different, they will have similar world-class features.
Residents of both forthcoming communities will be able to choose from a variety of luxurious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes designed to fit every lifestyle and budget. Spacious floor plans include the option for a private outdoor space in the form of a balcony or patio. Interiors will feature quartz countertops, crown molding, soft-close cabinetry, and a double-vanity in most primary bathrooms.
The Grandview and Woodleigh Chase will provide residents with access to a variety of on-site amenities, including a fitness and aquatics center, games room, salon and spa, dog park, and multiple dining venues with their own unique ambiance. And each community’s attractive location just outside of bustling DC gives residents easy access to first-rate shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Visit NewInSeniorLiving.com to request a free brochure and/or schedule a visit to learn more at either community’s sales center, which are both located nearby each planned campus. The Grandview is pending approval by the Maryland Department of Aging.
Discover Engaged Living,
for Your Mind, Body and Spirit
All three of Ingleside’s not-for-profit, CARF-accredited, SAGECare-certified Life Plan Communities offer residents a unique path to pursuing wellness and happiness. Discover their differences and exceptional lifestyle offerings.
Ingleside at Rock Creek
Ingleside at Rock Creek is nestled alongside DC’s beautiful Rock Creek Park and delivers an exceptional, engaging lifestyle with upscale offerings, modern amenities, and a Center for Healthy Living. A full continuum of options is offered, including independent living, assisted living, memory support assisted living, home care, long-term care, and rehabilitation services. Call 202-629-0101 to schedule a personal tour.
Westminster at Lake Ridge
Westminster at Lake Ridge is nestled in a 62-acre natural sanctuary in Northern Virginia, including walking trails and two ponds. A full continuum of living settings is available, including cottages and apartments in independent living, as well as on-site assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, home care, and a wellness clinic. The community’s Center for Healthy Living embraces wellness and provides an abundance of amenities and services, along with a variety of engaging events and programs. Call 571-341-7116 to schedule a personal tour.
Ingleside at King Farm
Wellness is a way of life at Ingleside at King Farm, which is made up of vibrant and engaged residents. This community is part of the highly desirable and conveniently walkable intergenerational King Farm neighborhood in Rockville, Maryland, with quick access to the cultural hub of Washington, DC. Ingleside at King Farm offers a state-of-the-art Center for Healthy Living and a full continuum of options, including independent living, assisted living, memory support assisted living, a social day program, home care, long-term care, and rehabilitation services. Call 240-220-9251 to schedule a personal tour.
The Mather is a luxury Life Plan Community opening in 2024, in Tysons, Virginia, for those 62+. The Mather, which is pre-certified LEED Gold, is pursuing a WELL Building certification, and will feature biophilic design, a human-centric approach focusing on incorporating natural elements into design to prioritize wellness and mental health.
“We’re developing The Mather with today’s consumer in mind, who wants flexibility and choice, outdoor spaces to enjoy, and a focus on wellness,” said Mary Leary, president and CEO of Mather.
Situated on nearly three acres of green space, The Mather abuts a publicly accessible park, offering residents opportunities to enjoy outdoor concerts, walking paths, a dog park, badminton court, and bocce court. On-site, The Mather’s amenities include a fitness center, spa, indoor pool, multiple restaurants, art studio, rooftop clubroom, and more.
The Mather’s modern open floor plans range from 850 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet. Pricing includes a one-time entrance fee that is 90% refundable to the resident or resident’s estate, and a monthly service fee. Prices are dependent upon apartment size, location, service package, and health plan selected.
Life Plan Communities like The Mather are lifestyle communities in which people can pursue new passions and priorities, with a plan in place that supports aging well. They provide an important benefit: a continuum of living option, which enables people to plan ahead to access additional services, including health care, if ever needed.
For more information about The Mather, visit TheMatherTysons.com, call 703-348-8522, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit From a Maintenance-free Lifestyle
Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury
If you’ve envisioned a retirement surrounded by nature, you’ll feel at home at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC). The community’s spacious 87-acre campus in Winchester, Virginia, is hidden from the hectic pace of everyday life, but close enough to the vibrant downtown area and cultural attractions that residents feel perfectly connected.
At SVWC, residents are part of a welcoming, friendly community. It offers a variety of activities that help foster friendships, from table games and billiards to putting green and bocce ball court challenges.
Retirement means having more free time to do the things you love most. Enjoy opportunities to focus on your craft, whether it’s woodworking, gardening, watercolor painting, or writing. Residents are also encouraged to stretch the muscles of their minds by participating in book clubs and lecture series.
When the sun is shining, there is nothing like a leisurely stroll through SVWC’s nature preserve, surrounded by wildflowers, gardens, and the soothing sounds of the countryside. Those who want more structure to their wellness routine are welcome to visit the top-of-line fitness center and salt-water pool, which is always warm.
As a Life Plan Community, SVWC offers security and peace of mind. Residents have access to a full continuum of care right on campus. That means if the need arises for a higher level of care, private assisted-living and skilled nursing residences are available, with memory care and rehabilitation accessible.
The newest buzz around the SVWC community is its Villa expansion. This independent-living neighborhood will feature 97 one- and two-bedroom apartments in 10 buildings with open-concept floor plans. Construction is ahead of schedule, and SVWC is now accepting deposits on Phase Two. Those interested should join for an in-person presentation, lunch and tour. RSVP at svwc.org or by calling 540-665-5914.