As we age, our needs and lifestyle preferences change. Many people find that downsizing to a retirement community can enhance their quality of life, foster new social connections and provide a supportive environment.
The Mid-Atlantic Region offers an impressive array of retirement communities, each with its own unique combination of amenities, activities and care levels. From independent living options to assisted living and memory care, there are options to suit a range of needs and budgets. These communities provide the opportunity to enjoy an active and fulfilling retirement, while also offering access to healthcare and support services, if and when needed. Additionally, features such as fitness centers, dining options and cultural programs only add to their appeal.
Whether you’re considering a move for yourself or for an aging loved one, exploring nearby retirement community options can open up new possibilities and improve quality of life.
Five Fun Activities to Enjoy in Retirement
- Got a green thumb? Tend to your own plants in a community garden.
- Start your morning stretching your legs on a walking trail in nature.
- Make new friends at game night, in the art studio or at book club.
- Keep your mind active by attending lectures and continuing education classes.
- Discover enjoyable, new ways to stay physically fit at the pool and fitness center.
Make It Count
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 residence 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, Acts is proud to offer Acts Life Care® – a unique benefit that brings together a multifaceted focus on living well with the support of a full continuum of quality care. This makes a move to an Acts community not only the smartest financial decision 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 in person.
Activities Abound for Residents of 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.
Elevating Retirement Lifestyle at 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.
Discover Sunrise of McLean Village
Situated in the heart of McLean, Virginia, the newly opened Sunrise of McLean Village offers boutique-style senior living with easy access to shops, picturesque parks, and all the cultural events that Northern Virginia, D.C. and the metro area have to offer.
Enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle in these well-designed, comfortable spaces that include bright, spacious common areas and elegant suites. The community is focused on delivering activities tailored to your individual preferences to create a truly exceptional experience. Stroll through exquisitely landscaped green spaces, including a walking path with benches, a pristine Heritage Garden, and spacious terraces perfect for enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Sunrise of McLean Village features a robust calendar of events and programs to ensure you’ll have plenty of opportunities to pursue your passions and make new friends. The community is also pet-friendly.
Savor seasonal menus with daily specials crafted by an in-house culinary team to suit your preferences, nutritional needs and dietary restrictions. Relax and socialize with fellow residents over coffee and snacks in the cozy grab-and-go bistro. The community also features a fitness center, a salon, and a massage room to keep you looking and feeling your best.
Schedule a tour today to explore the model suites and meet the highly trained, compassionate team of caregivers, who are dedicated to Sunrise’s personalized approach to assisted living and expert memory care services.
Visit Sunrise of McLean Village to discover a vibrant community—and a beautiful place to call home.
Luxury Living at The Mather
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.
Discover Engaged Living for Your Mind, Body and Spirit at Ingleside
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 D.C.’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, a social day program, 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, D.C. 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.
Incredible Value. Active Lifestyle. Unmatched Peace of Mind.
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 toFairfax. 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, the 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 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 team at Ashby Ponds, Greenspring and Riderwood deliver patient-centered care so that 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.
The Grandview is pending approval from the Maryland Department of Aging.
Your New Home is Ready: 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.” Maplewood has 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.
See how Maplewood sets the standard for exceptional senior living, starting with the elegant style and artful craftsmanship of their apartment homes. With a variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, you’re sure to find a model that suits your needs exactly.
Imagine the possibilities as you customize the décor and flow of your home—with your tastes in mind. Maplewood’s in-house professional remodeling team will handle all the details to bring your vision to life. Or select a home that’s move-in ready, with all the amenities you’d expect.
Take advantage of no-hassle bridge financing, offered on select homes, while you sell your current home, making the transition as easy as possible.
Rest assured that Fiddo and Kitty will be welcomed as part of the community since Maplewood is very pet-friendly.