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Nestled in a quiet wooded area, The Virginian retirement community offers a charming setting enveloped by oaks and maples. Sip lemonade in the gazebo surrounded by trees and flowers. Plant herbs and vegetables in the garden. Stroll the paved paths with your dog or neighbors. Our senior living apartments are neighbors with a police station, fire and rescue station, and rehabilitation center.
Live minutes from shopping, dining, churches, and Johnston-Willis Hospital. This Richmond independent living community is also central to many attractions. Explore the exhibits at the Museum of Fine Art. See a movie at the historic Byrd Theatre, or catch a live performance at the Firehouse Theatre. Take a tour of Gilded Age mansions at The Maymont. Cruise the James River. There’s something for everyone here.
The Virginian is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2020 Great Place to Work certification and the 2019 Great Place to Work certification.More + Less -
Keeping Our Community Healthy
The Virginian operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19 and transparently shares the number of active resident cases, updated weekdays by 11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. Click here for more information on our prevention and response measures.
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If you'd like to speak with us about joining our senior living community, please use this form. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will respond promptly. You can even schedule a personalized virtual tour. We're here 7 days a week and offer visits to suit your schedule.
Moving to a new home can be challenging, but you’ll find familiar comforts and discover new favorites at The Virginian and in the surrounding Richmond area. With so many entertainment options and transportation services, residents at The Virginian enjoy a lifestyle that’s anything but boring.
Floor Plans & Room Planner
The Virginian features inviting floor plans designed to maximize resident access and everyday comfort in your new home. Use this convenient guide to choose from the many available room sizes and layouts, then use our room planning tool to help arrange the furniture in your new home.
Community Amenities and Services
- Activity Room
- Barber/Beauty Salon
- Billiard Lounge
- Community Grounds
- Computer Room with Internet Access
- Private Dining Room
- Fitness Equipment
- Game Room
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Laundry Facilities
- Large Screen TV Lounge
- Locked Mailboxes
- Pets Welcome
- Resident Kitchen
- Safety Rails
- Guest Suite
- Renters Liability Insurance Program
- Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
- Patio or Balcony
- Basic Cable TV
- Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
- Kitchenette in Units
- Telephone Hookups
- Carpet and Window Treatments
- Walk-in Tub
- Wheelchair Accessible Units
Services Included with Monthly Rent
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Most Utilities Included
- Light Linen Service
- Lively Mobile Plus Personal Emergency Response Device
- Common Area WiFi
- Three Chef Prepared Meals Daily
- Exclusive Travel and Stay Program
What are your interests?
Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site
The convenience of The Virginian's on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.
Members of the surrounding community do come in to visit our beauty salon.
Fitness Right at Home
The Virginian residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.
Our residents can participate in a walking club, and enjoy access to a physical therapist on-site through Legacy.
Next door is the Sheltering Arms rehab center, featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, heated therapy pool, classes, and gym membership for less than $50.
We have fire, rescue and police services just two blocks away and two hospitals less than four miles away.
Let Us Serve You
Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in The Virginian's dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.
Our residents love our chef's fried catfish, fried chicken and meatloaf. Our chef holds monthly roundtables to check in with residents listen to their opinions. Feedback and suggestions are always welcome, and adjustments will be made per residents' requests.
Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community
There’s so much to explore in the Richmond area and The Virginian makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.
Our residents love visiting Rosie's, a nearby casino, and thrift stores. Once a month, the "lunch bunch" gathers to sample cuisine from a resident-selected restaurant.
Life is Never Boring
The Virginian's comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.
Our residents enjoy cultivating plants in our outdoor garden as well as an indoor herb garden. We host "wine and cheese bingo" regularly.
Pets Make Life Better
Furry friends are welcomed as residents at The Virginian. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.
All of our residents know our sales leader's therapy dog, Luna, by name.
Stay Connected With Technology and WiFi
The Virginian is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use a community desktop computer to stay up to date or connect your personal devices to the WiFi. Our residents also have access to Wii consoles and a GC emergency pendant.
Our residents enjoy "Tech Tuesday" run by associates and guest speakers. Residents can ask questions about apps, smart phones and more. Volunteers also come in regularly to teach residents about technology.
Travel and Adventure Is Available
The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.
Lend a Helping Hand
We have empowered residents to become resident ambassadors. These individuals have often lived in the community for quite some time and enjoy helping new residents get acclimated to senior living. They encourage new residents to take their time settling in and them feel comfortable in their new home.
Our community hosts an annual holiday drive in support of Carita, an organization that helps our must vulnerable neighbors break the cycle of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity.
Our community welcomes many outside groups and volunteer organizations.
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