1100 Dranesville Road Herndon, VA 20170 | Pay My Bill | (703) 956-6311 |

About Our Community

Arbor Terrace of Herndon offers quality, state-of-the-art senior living in Virginia's beautiful Herndon area.

We honor individuality and celebrate each person’s unique life through deep connections with our residents and families. We create delightful surprises and meaningful moments within a safe and caring community.

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Independent Living

Our independent full service communities offer a maintenance-free lifestyle with numerous amenities and luxury services to fit your every need and want. These communities focus on your comfortable independent lifestyle, but also offer you peace of mind if a health issue arises.


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    Award-winning care at Arbor Terrace

    Our Dining With Dignity program has won awards and recognition for its improvement in nutritional outcomes for seniors with dementia. This program is designed to reduce the risk of choking and aspiration and make meals easy and pleasant again with delicious flavor, good nutrition, and thoughtful presentation, all prepared by expert chefs.

    Say goodbye to boredom with Engaged Living

    We’re doing away with the stereotypical notions of retirement living. At Arbor Terrace, we strive for more than just bingo and a bouncing ball. We go above and beyond to offer the best quality of life for each resident.

    Our Engaged Living calendars give you the opportunity to be exactly as busy as you want to be with activities and events in these areas:

    Art and Education
    Activities that stimulate the mind and encourage learning and exploration. 

    Deep Connections
    Opportunities that connect to who you are as a person and your individual interests.

    Health and Wellness
    Robust exercise programs and activities that challenge the brain.

    Purposeful Living
    Activities that help us give back to others and remain an active part of society. 

    Recreation and Leisure
    Activities that are fun and enjoyable and encourage us to spend time with friends and family.

    Spiritual Journey
    Opportunities to connect to our soul through structured religious activities or individual reflection.


    Making experience count to give you the best

    Our emphasis on training, educating, and hiring the best in the field has led to a proven track record of success, with improved outcomes and health for every level and walk of life.

    Specialists with real experience

    We hire the best, and invest in making them even better by providing ongoing training and education. Every Arbor Terrace staff member is equipped to provide specialist understanding and knowledge for our residents and their families.

    Enjoy delightful and well-balanced meals

    Dining in has never tasted so good. The community dining area hosts chef-prepared meals, served restaurant-style that are nutritious and exquisite. Snacks and baked goods are also conveniently available throughout the day.

    Peace of mind is right through our doors

    You will live and rest easy in an environment with access to 24-hour staff, as well as all the necessary physical comfort and safety precautions. From our staff to all of the surroundings, we create an environment that provides safe and secure living.

    Experience Counts: Get to Know Our Team

    Executive Director: Annamarie Mariani-Huehn

    Annamarie’s personal and professional experiences have always focused on enriching the lives of older adults. From caring for older family members, through her early career as a speech-language pathologist, and over the last two decades in the senior care industry as a manager and executive director, Annamarie touched many lives using the principles of integrity, dignity and person-centered care. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, she is a life-long Steelers and Penguins fan!

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    Senior Living Counselor: Alissa Schroeder

    Alissa has worked in the Senior Industry since 2002. She started as a server in the kitchen at an assisted living community, became an Activities Director and then worked her way into the sales role. She feels that working with older adults to be a life-long calling. She loves to see how much a resident thrives after moving into a retirement community. It is very rewarding. In her free time she likes to spend it outdoors and with her dogs. Being born and raised in Buffalo, NY, she always cheers for the Buffalo Bills!

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    Business Office Manager: Michele Clair

    Michele comes to Arbor Terrace of Herndon with over 10 years experience as a Business Office Manager. Working with older adults has been a mission from a young age. Michele, a native of Northern Virginia, is married with two teen children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling (especially to beach locations) and volunteering.

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    Maintenance Director: Daniel Flanigan

    Dan has spent the last 16 years in senior care. He started out as a technician and worked his way up to Maintenance Director. Dan brings experience from Independent Living, Assisted Living, and CCRC communities. While taking a 3 month hiatus 6 years ago, Dan realized senior care is right where he wants to be. When not seen quickly walking the halls at Arbor Terrace, Dan enjoys all things outdoors, finding new restaurants and spending time at the beach and with friends.

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    Executive Chef: Donald Pennyfeather

    Donald serves as the Executive Chef responsible for the creation of menus, kitchen and dining room operations, food purchasing and planning and preparation of special events. He ensures that food handling procedures are in compliance with food handling regulations and training for kitchen staff. Donald has over 30 years’ experience in the food industry from food preparation to restaurant operations. He believes in providing the best quality ingredients to enhance the residents dining experience. Donald´s favorite traits in others are commitment to excellence and customer care.

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    Engagement Director: Liza Watkins

    Liza has worked in the senior living industry for 4+ years after falling in love with it while caring for my Grandmother. She has programming experience with Independent, Assisted and Dementia living environments and love to engage and connect with the residents on an individual and personal level. She believes that engaging the residents on all levels is vital to their experience and adds value to their day!

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    Floor Plans



    1 Bed, 1 Bath




    1 Bed, 1 Bath




    1 Bed, 1 Bath



    Blue Ridge

    2 Beds, 2 Bath




    2 Beds, 2 Bath




    Dining Room and Bistro

    Chef-prepared favorites that appeal to the most particular tastes. Or, enjoy a cup of coffee or a muffin with a paper in the morning or a glass of wine with friends before dinner in our Bistro.



    Ladies and gentlemen can be pampered with hair styling and manicures.


    Wellness Center

    Come here to chat with a health care partner.

    Wellness Programs

    Enjoy exercise classes developed by our rehabilitation partner and lead by a certified exercise physiologist.


    Screened Porch

    Relax and enjoy the beautiful view on our sky top terrace.

    Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and availability is based on your choice of floor plan.satisfactionguaranteed.jpg Your satisfaction is also guaranteed with our commitment to you and your family.

    We’re standing by to answer your questions. Just call (703) 956-6311 or click the button below.

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    What's New at Arbor Terrace?


    The 6 Best Activities for Seniors of All Ability Levels

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    Come join us for a visit. Have a meal, read a book on the back patio, and talk to our residents and staff about your questions. Schedule your visit today!


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    Tour Our Community

    “We love the trees and grass and the caring neighbors. We moved here from the Atlanta area to be near our son and daughter -in- law. The people living here have wrapped their arms around us and made our apartment a home with an extended family. We love the trees and grass and the caring neighbors.”

    - Jean and Bill M.

    “I love living at Arbor Terrace of Herndon because of the well equipped kitchen, laundry room and the cozy sunroom at the end of the living room. The residents and staff are so welcoming and caring. There are so many activities to interest all who wish to participate. Arbor Terrace of Herndon is a great place for an active senior lifestyle.”

    - Betty D.

    “My wife Helen and I love living at Arbor Terrace. Our apartment is comfortable and there is a real sense of community here with a warm and welcoming staff. We are from California and are very much enjoying the change of season living in Northern Virginia. The property is lovely and the trees this fall have been magnificent!”

    - Alex M.

    “I want to express my appreciation for all you and your staff have done for my parents over the last two years. I have been so very impressed with the dedication and caring of the entire staff. I had looked at other facilities and there are none that compare. As I had told you before, my parents really came to think of it as “home” and the staff as family. In my opinion that is the highest praise!”

    - Family Member

    Family Stories

    “Dad we found your new home”

    “When my son and daughter discovered this place, they said to me, “Dad we found your new home”. I have lived here for 5 months and here are just a few things that are continual reminders of how much I love living here. It’s very spacious with 4 floors to enjoy, many amenities and a knowledgeable and helpful staff who are available to meet any need. I am never without a good book, thanks to the extensive library. I enjoy the bus trips to local movie theaters, shopping and dining out. There are so many areas of the building to enjoy when I want fresh air or to find someone to talk to. The front porch has comfortable chairs and my favorites are the rockers. Arbor Terrace will be my home as long as I have breath to breathe, a mind that is still working and the continued determination of the staff to maintain the independent living concept.”

    - Bob B.


    Featured eBook:

    The Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Aging and Senior Health

    Learn what changes lie ahead and how to prepare for healthy aging in this free e-Book from the experts at Arbor Terrace.

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    Arbor Terrace of Herndon

    1100 Dranesville Road 
    Herndon, VA 20170
    (703) 956-6311