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Nestled in northern Virginia, Manassas boasts historic roots and a lively culture suitable for any age. When searching for senior living in Manassas, older adults and their family members should take into account various factors to choose the best fit possible. To get you started, here are just a few considerations to discuss and research when looking for an active community that will keep you happy, healthy, and engaged. 

Location, Location, Location

Much of finding a senior living community in Manassas relies on location. If you have family who live in nearby Washington, D.C., or if a day trip to the nation’s capitol is important to you, consider seeking out options close to the Manassas train station. The Virginia Railway Express runs through Manassas and provides quick and easy transportation to other suburbs and D.C., thereby making getting around without a car a snap.

Manassas is also home to many parks, walking paths, and maintained trails for walkers or cyclists. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, birding, checking out wildlife, or simply taking pleasure in the solace of nature, consider searching for a senior living community located close to these established natural areas or one that has its own outdoor areas.

Available Assistance

Beyond location, make sure the community has the assistance available that you currently want and that you may need in the future. Ask whether caregivers or nurses are on staff throughout the day and whether apartments are accessible for your current—and potential future—mobility issues. Determine whether medication management, as well as other proactive medical care, is provided.

Some communities may offer more or less assistance than others, and that is okay. Just be realistic about your current and future needs so you choose a community that can support you through your challenges so you do not have to to move to another one.

Exciting Opportunities

Finally, search for senior living communities that offer an active and engaging event calendar. Manassas is a great area for seniors to explore, and your new home should offer plenty of trips to do just that. Visit historic museums and National Park Service battlegrounds right in the Manassas backyard, or try out local restaurants and breweries.

Your senior living community should have opportunities for engagement every day and throughout each day, that take place in the community, within Manassas, and even nearby towns. Variety is the spice of life, so be sure you can take advantage of fun activities with your new neighbors.

If you are looking for a senior community with an outstanding location, exceptional care, and an engaging activity calendar, be sure to add Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor to your tour list. You won’t be disappointed by this lovely community, and the staff members are ready to meet you and address your current concerns or challenges. More importantly, they are ready to welcome you to Manassas!

Edwin Funes

About the Author: Edwin Funes

Edwin is the Executive Director for Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor. He is a Graduate of ECPI University, where he received his Licensed Practical Nurse degree. Edwin has worked in assisted living since 2005 in a variety of roles before transitioning to nursing in 2008. He has served proudly at Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor since 2008. In 2016, he obtained his Assisted Living Facility Administrator License from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Seniors are Edwin’s passion. He loves getting to know each residents’ story and making deep connections.

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