What Are My Options for Senior Living in the Charlottesville Area?
Senior Living in Charlottesville VA is bountiful in wonderful resources and places to live for all Seniors, whether active or requiring assistance.
We often hear from people who are considering retirement and looking at options for Senior Living in Charlottesville VA. We are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce newcomers to the area! This is because Charlottesville is rich in cultural activities, along with recreation and educational opportunities. Also, there’s very good energy here! As a result, Charlottesville and surrounding communities have become a hotspot for active retirees. And there are some great places for Seniors to live in the Charlottesville area.
First of all, Charlottesville is a fun place to be! The Charlottesville area has so much to offer in terms of what to do and see for all age groups. Things to do might include walking the Downtown Mall in the city of Charlottesville. You can enjoy the many fine arts and music venues. Many education programs are available, such as OLLI at the University of VA. Touring historic sites, enjoying outdoor recreation, and great shopping are pluses for this area. In addition, visiting breweries and wineries or dining at one of the many of restaurants can be an epicurean’s delight. As a result, who can resist wanting to retire here?
Following are options that include 55+ communities and full retirement facilities. If, instead, you wish to purchase a home in a new or established neighborhood which is walk-able, has homes with main level bedrooms, possibly a golf course, or you just would like the conveniences of living close to the action… Drop me a note, I would love to introduce you to Charlottesville.
Senior Housing and Facilities:
Senior Living in Charlottesville VA can be whatever you choose it to be that best suits your needs. Among these options are affordable housing, senior residential communities, home care, respite care and housing. Independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term and long-term care, and hospice are also available. Futhermore, two large medical facilities are in Charlottesville, The Medical Center at UVA and Martha Jefferson Hospital. Each hospital is affiliated with a large health system network. There are many practitioners to choose from in all fields of medicine. Most of the Senior Communities and Services utilize these facilities. Due to these various options in health care, the Charlottesville area has become very attractive to Seniors!
Affordable housing can be found through JABA, the Jefferson Area Board of Aging. JABA services the city of Charlottesville along with the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. JABA is a federal mandated area agency for the aging that can help with assisting in all aspects of Senior Health Care. Some of the many services provided are Community Senior Centers and Adult Day Care Centers with transportation. A Friendly Visitors program, Health Insurance and Medicare Counseling, and Home Delivered Meals are also available.
Independent Senior Living:
Independent Senior Living in Charlottesville VA and the surrounding area can mean many things. Senior living can be owning a private home in a Senior Residential Community. (You can also own your home space in a large facility with life stage options.) Good examples of Senior Communities with privately owned homes are Branchlands in Albemarle County and Four Seasons in Ruckersville (Greene County). Ruckersville is a 25-30 minute drive from Charlottesville. The Ridges at The Lodge at Old Trail, Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, and The Colonnades, are fine examples of Independent Living facilities with tiered life stage options. Most of all, you can move from independent living on to Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Long-Term Care. Among new projects in the area is The Blake at Charlottesville, under construction on Rio Road.
Assisted Living facilities in the Charlottesville area usually offer all of the amenities of home. There are no worries of having to do it yourself. The amenities may include on-site dining options, laundry service, and a beauty shop. There maybe a library, a woodworking shop, and gardening activities. Many have a walking trail, a swimming pool and fitness center, etc. Rosewood Village offers several types of options for assisted living, depending on your needs. Many offer transportation to and from anywhere locally you need to go. Some places welcome your pets or visitors bringing pets along!
In conclusion, the Charlottesville VA area is a great location for seniors! This is because the area is rich with many attractive options for the aging. Excellent Health Care and quality of life are the top priorities in the Charlottesville area.
Here are some helpful websites for more information regarding Senior Living in the Charlottesville:
A Place for Mom
Assisted Senior Living
JABA , which is the Jefferson Area Board for Aging.
Here is an interesting article with more information: Coming of Age by Jessica Luck in the April 11-17, 2018 C’ville Weekly issue.
Other Helpful Information for Seniors:
Please visit our post, Services for Seniors Living in the Charlottesville Area, for more detailed information. If you and/or a family member are interested in all that Charlottesville has to offer for Seniors and their families, including available real estate, I would love to speak with you! Please fell free to call or email me anytime.