Brandermill Woods independent living angle

More living
around every corner.

We are a thriving, close-knit community made up of residents, visitors, and staff members
who all share a respect for one another and a dedication to redefining retirement.

Our Mission

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.

Our History

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.

The Not-For-Profit Difference

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.


Our skilled and dedicated leadership team makes everything run smoothly so you can enjoy a carefree retirement.


Campus Map

Get a good lay of land and see everything our robust and active community has to offer.


Area Attractions

With  great dining, shopping, outdoor activities, and a wealth of history, you don’t have to travel far to do even more.



If a picture says 1000 words, here are millions for you to relish. Take a look at behind the scene!


Continuum of Care

From Independent Living, to Assisted Living to Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehab, we have you covered.


Rental Advantages

Let us show you the advantages of a rental community and how it can help you get more out of your money.


You’ve earned the time to  enjoy the future that your hard work built.