To us, retirement is just the beginning. We founded Brandermill Woods to be a jumping off point—a beautiful canvas for whatever our residents want it to be. Through our programming, our facilities and our neighborhood resources, residents can choose how they want to live their retirement dreams.
We believe that our residents deserve to focus on the activities they love and the friends they make—we’ll take care of everything else. From world-class dining to top-notch home maintenance to limited on-site medical services, we keep things running smoothly in the background. At Brandermill Woods, it’s less about a place to retire and more about a place to do more living.
The idea for Brandermill Woods—a retirement community based around a continuum of care—was born in 1986. At that time, nothing quite like it existed in Central Virginia. Its 57 Independent Living residences, 60 apartments in Assisted Living, and 60 beds in Long-Term Care were all comfortably situated within the planned Brandermill community.
Within a decade, Brandermill Woods had grown to include an additional 140 Independent Living residences and the state-of-the-art memory care community, The Holly Inn. We completely rethought our dining program, added a full slate of activities, and dedicated ourselves to compassionate care while our residents made it possible for us to establish a retirement community full of active, vibrant individuals.
In 2017, we completed our most ambitious expansion project, which allows us to offer even more to our residents, their families and our staff. A new Wellness Center was built to help support the health and vitality of residents with a fitness center, wellness office, and an indoor swimming pool. Our existing Clubhouse received a facelift, including new décor, lounge, chapel, game and billiards rooms, event space, greenhouse and movie theater. Our dining program was expanded to include a new casual bistro with a display kitchen in addition to a more formal dining room. Plus, the addition of 93 new Independent Living apartments built in close proximity to dining and activities feature an array of floor plans. While all of these exciting changes were happening to our Independent Living campus, our Health Care Communities were also improved and expanded upon with the addition of The Haven, including our brand new rehabilitation wing and renovations throughout the entire community.
A Not-For-Profit community focuses on improving the community with any profits that it earns. Not only is Brandermill Woods a stand-alone Not-For-Profit, but unlike a corporately owned community, our employees join our staff and decide to make Brandermill Woods their career. Our management staff has a combined tenure of over 350 years! Therefore you count on seeing the same faces with the same philosophy even when staff change positions.