Determining which senior living community will be your future home is an exciting process, but a weighty decision. After all, it’s an investment in your future health and happiness.
As you evaluate communities, use these key considerations to narrow down your options. First: location, location, location. You deserve to live in an environment that brings you joy, whether that’s near the city, on the water, or in the countryside. Next, ensure the community meets your needs and expectations for everyday living. This includes the levels of healthcare, on-site services and amenities, the comfort of the home itself, and social programs, activities, and events. Finally, consider the expenses. What is and is not included, how often do fees increase, and will you be able to afford living there long-term?
Here, we profile some of the area’s standout senior living communities to introduce you to the variety of options available and help jump-start your home search.
Elevating Retirement Lifestyle The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center
The Carnegie is visionary retirement living with ageless style and graceful amenities that engage the senses and create opportunities to explore life with newfound inspiration. The Carnegie brings a fresh, new perspective and a maintenance-free retirement lifestyle designed to empower and enrich residents. Located in the heart of Gaithersburg, Maryland, one of the most diverse and highly intellectual communities in the country, The Carnegie is part of the Signature Community portfolio for Kisco Senior Living, bringing more than 30 years of experience in creating unique retirement lifestyle communities.
The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center hosts a variety of signature amenities that curate an active, intellectually stimulated environment both within and outside the community. From the state-of-the-art Performance and Lecture Hall to the curated rotating Art Gallery, The Carnegie blends a full sensory lifestyle with world-class experiences. Partnerships with nearby vineyards, literary and garden clubs, and iconic educational institutions promote hands-on learning opportunities throughout the year — including the Intergenerational Book Club, held every month in alliance with Link Generations and the Gaithersburg Book Festival.
Even before The Carnegie’s doors officially open in 2024, the retirement community will advance its vision of culture, intellectual growth, and enrichment through its Red Carpet Speaker Series®, an exclusive program designed to promote learning and engagement with celebrity entertainers and keynote speakers.
The Carnegie will also offer five-star culinary experiences that will cater to residents’ individual preferences, including flavors that harken back to family favorites, as well as new and modern culinary flare for those with more adventurous palates. Chef-prepared meals are inspired by the residents and infused with flavor and menu options that are high in nutritional value for brain and heart health. This all-inclusive, maintenance-free retirement community is conveniently located adjacent to Rio Lakefront and Downtown Crown, with multiple choices in dining, retail, specialty grocery and nightlife entertainment.
The holistic approach to health and wellness at The Carnegie is based on The Art of Living Well® philosophy that addresses mind, body and soul through nine dimensions of wellness. The Signature Fitness Center and Aquatics Center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment, personal trainers, and a 50-foot indoor, heated, salt-water pool. This is retirement living at its best, surrounded by comfort with the Kisco Confidence® unmatched approach to safety and security.
Although opening in spring of 2024, The Carnegie also offers an exclusive Renaissance Priority Membership opportunity, which allows those who are interested in making The Carnegie their home to be part of the community even before they become neighbors. Renaissance Members are given the chance to attend special events and experience VIP treatment. Another key benefit of Renaissance Membership includes an opportunity to select a preferred apartment location in advance of opening in spring 2024.
Discover inspired living at The Carnegie — setting the new standard in signature retirement living. Tour the two-bedroom model available for viewing at The Carnegie Discovery Center in Downtown Crown. To learn more, visit lifeatthecarnegie.com.
Make It Count
Acts Retirement-Life Communities
At Acts Retirement-Life Communities, residents will find a vibrant lifestyle on a variety of scenic campuses offering superb amenities, a maintenance free lifestyle and great new friends eager to help celebrate all the best that retirement can be.
An array of housing options including apartments, cottages and villas are available at campuses
in Maryland and Delaware, so you can live the life you’ve dreamed at the scale and style you’ve been looking for. On-campus amenities include delicious dining, wellness, performing arts centers, on-site health care and a host of outdoor pursuits to explore.
Best of all, we’re proud to offer Acts Life Care–a unique benefit that brings together a multi-faceted focus on living well with support of a full continuum of quality care. This makes a move to an Acts Community not only the smartest financial decisions you can make for your future, but a gift to yourself and your loved ones.
Learn more about how you can live the life you love at an Acts Community by visiting or sign up for one of upcoming downsizing events.
Call 877-956-2937 or visit AboutActs.com/Senior-Living.
Incomparable Lifestyle, Priceless Peace of Mind
Asbury Methodist Village
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.
Incredible Value. Active Lifestyle. Unmatched Peace of Mind
Erickson Senior Living
Erickson Senior Living® has many options for vibrant senior living in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. — so you can stay close to the people and places you love.
In Virginia, there’s Ashby Ponds® in Ashburn, Greenspring® in Springfield, and Woodleigh Chase℠, coming soon to Fairfax. In Maryland, there’s Riderwood® in Silver Spring, and The Grandview℠, coming soon to Bethesda. Each community has easy access to the area’s best dining, shopping and entertainment.
Apartment Homes for Every Budget
Stylish, contemporary apartment homes come in a range of sizes, many with outdoor living space. Friendly for a variety of budgets and lifestyles, Erickson Senior Living® apartment homes are always maintenance-free, so you’ll just enjoy the years you’ve earned.
Amenities and Activities
You’ll find state-of-the-art fitness centers, multiple on-site dining venues, lounges and other exciting amenities are just steps from your door. Climate-controlled walkways connect each residence building, so rain, sleet and snow won’t stop your active lifestyle.
Quality, Senior-Focused Health Care
The on-site medical teams at Ashby Ponds, Greenspring and Riderwood deliver patient-centered care so you have ready access to a dedicated team of providers should you need it. For Woodleigh Chase and The Grandview, master development plans include on-site medical centers and multiple levels of care.
Call 1-877-210-8245 or visit RetireDMV.com today to get your free brochure about the community nearest you.
The Grandview is pending approval from 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.
Discover the Joys of Living
Leisure Care Community
Exciting news: More active older adults are making the move to senior living communities as a lifestyle choice so they can take advantage of the services and amenities before they need them.
Leisure Care residents participate in a host of different activities, programs, clubs and committees where they find fulfillment and purpose. Residents will tell you that living here with other friends who have diverse backgrounds opens the door to wonderful conversations and friendships! Residents also say they have reached their highest levels of happiness while making new friends, and remaining active both mentally and physically, after they move into this lively community. They enjoy strolling the extended walking paths to cozy outdoor fireplace patios. There is something for everyone!
Currently, there is availability to join the active senior community at Leisure Care. Please feel free to reach out anytime. Visit thelandingofsilverspring.com, call 301-388-7700 or email Sales Manager Debra Norberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maplewood Park Place
Discover the best of all worlds at Maplewood Park Place, the area’s premier resident-owned retirement community with continuing care — all “under one roof.” We’ve redefined retirement living for active adults 62-plus. Enjoy a warm and charming community you’ll be happy to call home. Take part in a broad array of social, cultural, educational, spiritual and recreational events each month. Delight in five-star dining, beautiful amenities, outstanding services and attentive staff. Have peace of mind knowing a full range of health care options are available when and if you need them. Come see for yourself why Maplewood has been the right choice for so many! Learn more by calling 301-850-6551 or visiting maplewoodparkplaceinfo.com.
Activities Abound for Residents
Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury
The key to staying active in retirement? Having a variety of activities that you enjoy at your fingertips. At Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) there are so many ways to engage your mind, body and social side that residents often say there’s a resort-like feel to the campus.
Tap into your creative side by joining a writing group, the art gallery committee, or rolling up your sleeves in the art studio, complete with a kiln. Enjoy monthly concerts by accomplished musicians, and attend weekly programs that feature presentations on topics that range from scuba diving in Fiji to the Trojan War.
Foster new friendships over a game of bridge or billiards, or take the competition outdoors to the putting green or bocce ball court. If your wellness routine demands more structure, SVWC’s indoor salt-water pool and state-of-the-art gym and aerobics room will meet your needs.
Situated in Winchester, Virginia, SVWC is spread across 87 beautiful acres that include a 14-acre nature preserve with 2.5 miles of walking trails and a pond. There is nothing like a peaceful stroll surrounded by wildflowers and the chirping of birds to start your day. And if you enjoy spending time outdoors, you can reserve a spot in the garden or greenhouse to tend to your own vegetables or flowers.
Although the campus feels perfectly distant from the hectic pace of everyday life, it’s easy to reach the things that matter to you, whether it’s cultural attractions, Winchester’s vibrant downtown, or nearby golf courses.
New Villa apartments will be ready for move-in this fall. Visit svwc.org for more information.
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 options, 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 email@example.com.