Older Americans Month, observed in May since 1976, celebrates the irreplaceable role that older Americans play in families and communities. This year’s theme, Communities of Strength, feels tailor-made for this moment in time. Not only during the COVID-19 pandemic but throughout their lives, older Americans have shown resilience, perseverance, and a willingness to sacrifice for family and for community.
Planned for opening in 2024 (pending final approval of the Maryland Department of Aging and the City of Annapolis), The Village at Providence Point–A National Lutheran Community promises to be one of these communities of strength.
A community of strength is an apt description for the forthcoming Providence Point. Our mission is to build a beautiful Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and campus in the heart of Annapolis — one that’s an integral part of the community at large.
Strength can be found in numbers, and we endeavor to promote togetherness and fellowship. This will be a place to forge friendships, pursue interests new and old, and nurture spiritual health.
Strong communities are connected communities. Our prime location in Annapolis, one of America’s most beautiful towns, means that residents have everything from historic 18th-century landmarks to sleek modern malls on their doorstep. The location is by design — we will inspire wellness not just in our community, but beyond its walls and tree-lined grounds.
Social isolation has been a tough road for all, particularly for older adults. This year, perhaps more than ever, we understand the value of human connection. The ability to gather around the table for a meal, to take meandering walks with friends, to join others with shared interests are some of the connections that make for a rich, fulfilling life. Strong communities help facilitate these crucial networks.
A community should be strong but never rigid. Planned as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), The Village at Providence Point will provide the right level of care for you or your loved one, whether that’s independent living, memory care or skilled nursing services. As needs change, we’re poised to meet them.
We will also partner with local organizations to provide in-home services for older adults who wish to stay in their own home at Providence Point. Needing extra support does not mean you have to change your entire life; our team will collaborate with you and with partner providers to offer the help that’s needed, whether that’s assistance with shopping, walking your dog, dressing, or bathing.
Finally, a strong community should be run with diligence and efficiency, but a retirement community should be much more than a business. As a not-for-profit for more than 130 years, National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) puts older adults at the heart of everything we do.
We invest revenues directly back into our communities, so that residents truly feel like partners in a common mission. And because a strong community leaves no member behind, the NLCS benevolent care fund has been established with the goal of offsetting the costs (at The Village at Providence Point’s discretion) for eligible residents who have been good financial stewards yet have outlived their resources and can no longer afford the services or care they need.
If you or a loved one are interested in joining our community of strength, contact us today to arrange your personal consultation, join a webinar or event, and to learn more about The Village at Providence Point.