As the country’s baby-boomer generation comes of age, new retirement community options are coming to established neighborhoods around the country, including in Loudoun County. Waltonwood in Ashburn is one of the newest, with the first residents moving in just in time for the holidays.
Waltonwood is a 213-unit community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care options, in addition to coordinated home care for individuals who rely on outside medical and non-medical services.
Executive Director Justin Roberts, who holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware, and a Masters of Health Systems Management from George Mason University says that many things set Waltonwood apart, including the fact that it is family-owned and operated. “That alone,” said Roberts, along with the company’s “personal, hands on approach” shows that Waltonwood is staying true to its mission of “redefining senior living.”
Waltonwood is in the business of making sure residents live the lives they want to live, according to Roberts. “We want their feedback, and we don’t want residents to have to go through a lot of red tape” to be secure and in control of their lives and surroundings.
Waltonwood will have a resident’s council to help shape the services available in the community – from transportation options to social activities. A dedicated transportation department, for example, will help coordinate everything from a trip to the mall to a trip to one’s personal physician.
The senior community also seeks to offer residents plenty of opportunity to enhance their lifestyle by enhancing and protecting their health.
Facilities include a spacious clubhouse … attached to a saltwater therapy pool, and a therapy center that will serve residents recovering from and/or managing specific heath challenges that require physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and the like.
Waltonwood has also invested a great deal of time in getting to know the everyday needs and desires of its market and, its now future, residents. The community’s proximity to Leesburg and Dulles area shopping is a plus for people considering the County for their future home, as are Washington, D.C.’s museums, theaters and monuments, and western Loudoun’s wineries. Loudoun County is D.C.’s wine country, noted Roberts, and that hasn’t gone unnoticed by seniors considering Waltonwood.
Waltonwood model units are open to the public in the coming weeks and through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
The holidays, says Roberts, can be “a happy but trying time,” with many families using the opportunity to talk about their parents’ or grandparents’ futures, and how to “make a change for mom and dad.”
Waltonwood is eager to open its doors, welcome everyone and make the case that they are a great senior living option to consider.