Senior Living In Charlottesville VA

Senior Living in Charlottesville VA  is bountiful in wonderful resources and places to live for all Seniors, whether active or requiring assistance.

Search for Charlottesville VA Real Estate with Realtor Virginia Gardner 434-981-0871We often hear from people who are considering retirement and looking at options for Senior Living in Charlottesville Va and surrounding areas. We are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce newcomers to the area!  Charlottesville is rich with cultural venues, recreation and educational opportunities. Also, there’s very good energy here.  Charlottesville and surrounding communities have become a hotspot for active retirees. Thus, there are some great places for Senior Living 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 Mall in Downtown Charlottesville or enjoying many fine arts and music venues. There are many education programs available. Touring historic sites,  enjoying outdoor recreation, and great shopping are pluses for this area. Visiting breweries and wineries or dining at one of the many of restaurants can be an epicurean’s delight. Therefore, who can resist wanting to retire here.

Senior Housing and Facilities:

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“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! 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 and with a good number of practitioners to choose from in all fields of medicine. Most of the Senior Communities and Services utilize these facilities.

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, Adult Day Care Centers with transportation, a Friendly Visitors program, Health Insurance and Medicare Counseling, and Home Delivered Meals.

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Independent Senior Living in Charlottesville and the surrounding area can range from a privately owned home in a Senior Residential Community to a large facility with various continuing life stage options.  A good example of a Senior Community with private homes is Four Seasons in Ruckersville (Greene County), a 25-30 minute drive from Charlottesville. The Ridges at The Lodge at Old TrailWestminsterCanterbury of the Blue Ridge, and The Colonnadesare fine examples of Independent Living facilities with tiered life stage options. One can move from independent living on to Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Long-Term Care.  A couple of new projects in the area include The Blake at Charlottesville, under construction on Rio Road. 

Assisted Living:

Assisted Living facilities in the Charlottesville area usually offer all of the amenities of home without the worries of having to do it yourself. The amenities may include on-site dining options, laundry service, a beauty shop, a library, a woodworking shop, gardening activities, 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!

Possibly one of the most complete lists of Senior Housing in the Charlottesville area is found on SeniorHousingNet (a service of ) : Senior Living Communities in Charlottesville.

Here are some helpful websites for more information regarding Senior Living in the Charlottesville:
A Place for Mom
Assisted Senior Living         
Senior Housing 
and, again…
JABA , which is the Jefferson Area Board for Aging.

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For more information about all that Charlottesville has to offer, please give me a call!  Virginia Gardner  (434) 981-0871