- Our Communities
- Who We Are
No matter where you live in the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of our seven communities can be found close by. From the coast to the mountains,
over 1,300 people found their new home in one of the VUMH communities. They moved to enjoy active and fulfilling lifestyles, great
neighbors and warm friendships. Enjoy today and feel peace about whatever tomorrow may bring.
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Over 70 years ago a small, passionate group advocated that faith must respond to human needs in the form of our first community. That community
opened in Richmond in 1948 and was followed by six sister communities across the Commonwealth. We continue to honor that faith, history
and service by growing the mission to better the lives of older adults.
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Our community teams are comprised of over 1,000 people, each of them passionate to better the lives of our residents. In 2015, our board
and volunteers provided over 33,300 hours of service! We champion the person centered approach in all levels of living and have the
Samaritan Program as a financial safety net for those who call our communities home.
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The VUMH leadership is made of a team of experienced professionals dedicated to supporting the residents and communities. We can look back to the VUMH “first family”, Bernard and Armen Via, who championed, founded and grew VUMH from an inspiration to a reality with a firm foundation. They literally lived the mission and so do we.
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Welcome to The Hermitage at Cedarfield, an elegant campus on 90 beautiful acres. Learn More.
This is retirement living where the land meets the water, and a golden shimmer touches the sky at twilight. Learn More.
Hermitage in Northern Virginia offers all the benefits of living in dynamic Alexandria, just minutes away from metropolitan Washington, D.C. Learn More.
A retirement lifestyle where timeless elegance and peace of mind come together perfectly...find yourself at home in this wonderful community. Learn More.
Nestled in Richmond's historic Ginter Park, The Hermitage welcomes you to a long tradition of gracious retirement living. Learn More.
Located within The Historic Triangle, VA - WindsorMeade of Williamsburg is not your typical retirement community. Learn More.
In retirement living, you really can have it all. Welcome to The Hermitage at Cedarfield, an elegant campus on 90 beautiful acres in western Henrico County, near Richmond, Virginia, where residents find an active lifestyle perfectly balanced by peaceful relaxation. Art classes, multi-level fitness activities, excursions and trips, lectures and learning, entertainment, and volunteer opportunities present you with the retirement lifestyle choices you deserve. Learn More.Visit the Hermitage at Cedarfield Website
True peace of mind has never looked more beautiful. Nestled in Richmond's historic Ginter Park, a charming, tree-lined residential neighborhood, The Hermitage welcomes you to a long tradition of gracious retirement living, where you'll find comfort in every corner, and commitment to your needs in every detail. At The Hermitage, peace of mind means an active lifestyle anchored by quiet comfort for mind, body and spirit. You will maintain your own lifestyle while becoming part of a vital community that proudly continues a tradition of neighbors helping neighbors. Learn More.Visit the Hermitage in Richmond Website
With its beautiful shade-tree lined campus located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Hermitage in Northern Virginia offers all the benefits of living in dynamic Alexandria, close to shopping, restaurants and recreation, just minutes away from metropolitan Washington, D.C. There are a range of apartment styles to choose from, all freshly renovated and maintenance free. On-site health care services are available to help meet your needs today and tomorrow. As a continuing care retirement community, residents have the peace of mind to enjoy retirement without concern for changing needs. Learn More.Visit the Hermitage in Northern Virginia Website
Just down the lane from historic Onancock village is the beautiful setting of Hermitage on the Eastern Shore. This is retirement living where the land meets the water, and a golden shimmer touches the sky at twilight. Choose gracious apartment or charming studio living, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty just outside your door, all within easy reach of historical and cultural opportunities. Whether you enjoy long walks on the beach, exploring Chincoteague Island or the Assateague National Seashore, or a dinner and the opera in nearby Virginia Beach, you will find the activities and events of a vibrant lifestyle all around you. On those days when you simply want to relax with a good book or chat with a great friend over a delicious meal, you will find that too, at Hermitage on the Eastern Shore. Learn More.Visit Hermitage on the Eastern Shore Website
Imagine a retirement lifestyle where timeless elegance and peace of mind come together perfectly...and find yourself at home in this wonderful community. With roots reaching back nearly a century and a thoroughly modern vision, Hermitage in Roanoke offers just the right balance of all the things that matter most for a retirement lifestyle that is both vibrant and worry-free. The breathtaking Georgian mansion at the center of Hermitage in Roanoke dates to 1916, and many of the traditions and values of close-knit community and gracious living remain central to us today. Learn More.Visit Hermitage in Roanoke Website
Located within The Historic Triangle, and just minutes from historic Williamsburg , VA - WindsorMeade of Williamsburg is not your typical retirement community. Our philosophy: It's Your Life. Live It. Our approach is to provide everything you will need and more to enjoy life the way you want it. Whether you prefer an active lifestyle or a life of relaxation, you have discovered an ideal community for life-fulfilling retirement. Learn More.Visit WindsorMeade of Williamsburg Website
Lydia H. Roper Home is a 26 suite assisted living community for ambulatory women over the age of 62. The Lydia H. Roper Home was founded in 1921 by Captain John L. Roper in Norfolk, Virginia. Now a part of Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, the Lydia H. Roper Home provides an affordable assisted living lifestyle in a comfortable, secure and budget friendly environment which enhances the lives of our residents. Learn More.Visit the Lydia H. Roper Home Website
Friday, April 21, 2017
Upon the announcement of Nancy Brechtelsbauer's retirement in December of 2016, the search for a new Cedarfield executive director was launched. After several months of searching, Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Shaw to the position starting April 2017. ...Read the rest...
Monday, April 03, 2017
The weather was unpredictable, but the passion for personal and congregational growth was strong. 175 Virginians from throughout the state braved the rain and snow to gather at Lynchburg College on March 14, 2017 for the Faithful Aging Conference. This unique educational opportunity was conceptualized by Denise Scruggs, director of the Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College, and Martha Stokes, director of church and community relations of Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. The Faithful Aging was the first statewide, faith-based conference of its type addressing opportunities related to an aging congregation and meeting the needs of older members, inside and outside the walls of our faith communities. ...Read the rest...
Friday, January 27, 2017
Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. is proud to present Virginia's first statewide, faith-based conference on aging in conjunction with The Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College. This conference will address opportunities related to an aging congregation, and will present ideas about meeting the needs of older members, including those with dementia, inside and outside the walls of our faith communities. ...Read the rest...