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LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE IN STYLE!
Leave behind the responsibilities of homeownership and live worry free at The Arbors Independent Living. Our independent living community in Newport News offers all the comforts of home, plus amenities such as transportation, concierge service and housekeeping.
Situated in the Port Warwick area of Newport News, Styron Square is your front yard, and you can take advantage of the shops, award-winning restaurants, and amenities at your doorstep.
Our in-house dining program caters to your tastes. Enjoy an expertly prepared meal in the lovely dining room and cafe; we also offer room service at The Arbors. We offer a full bar and weekly happy hours, so you can always socialize at home!
You will have the independent, maintenance-free lifestyle you crave with peace of mind. There’s no better time than now to live the carefree lifestyle you deserve.
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THE ARBORS INDEPENDENT LIVING
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We offer a classically styled full-service dining room and a casual lounge for informal dining, with food prepared by our expert dining staff of chefs and servers at The Arbors.
Enjoy a seasonally rotating menu that will indulge every palate and meet every dietary requirement.
Our bar serves a selection of wines, craft beers and spirits. Our team creates a seasonal craft cocktail menu, available daily in our lounge, and our servers can help pair your meal with your beverage of choice.
ACTIVITIES AT THE ARBORS
Move into one of our customizable apartments in the Peninsula’s most urban-style independent living residence for active seniors. Live maintenance-free in comfort without the hassle of paying entrance fees or making costly commitments – simply rent your apartment.
Homes come with fully equipped kitchens (including garbage disposals and dishwashers) and washers and dryers in each unit, along with individual thermostats to control heating and cooling.
Check out the complete selection of floor plans and see interior photos here.
THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF INDEPENDENT LIVING
Did you know that the average cost of living in your own home is close if not more than living at The Arbors in Port Warwick? And you can give yourself and others peace of mind knowing you are living comfortably in a safe and secure community.
Jim and Pam are retired and nearing 80. Jim, a Navy veteran, knows it’s too dangerous to perform maintenance on their house, such as mowing the large lawn and climbing a ladder to change batteries of the smoke detectors hidden near the top of their cathedral ceilings. His balance isn’t what it used to be. Pam still volunteers at church, but her eye sight is deteriorating and she shouldn’t drive at night. Their daughter, Melissa, lives about 30 minutes away and frequently worries about their safety.
After discussing the pros and cons of moving to an independent living community, Melissa helps Jim and Pam settle in at The Arbors in Newport News. While it’s still a 30-minute drive for Melissa to visit, she now has peace of mind her parents are safe. Jim no longer has to climb a ladder to change any batteries, and Pam can participate in church activities by scheduling transportation at the concierge desk. They have turned housekeeping over to The Arbors staff – no more getting on their knees to clean the bathrooms! – and now have more time to enjoy life.
They both enjoy evenings in the dining room, sharing a cocktail with new friends they met during Bingo their first week after moving in, before settling into a steak cooked to order and the chef’s preparation of the fresh catch of the day. They end the evening splitting the dessert du jour before a night cap in the lounge.
Pam still hosts Sunday supper with Melissa, and when the garbage disposal backs up, all Jim has to do is make a quick call for maintenance. They enjoy the Sunday night jazz concert series before Melissa heads home with a promise to book the Bed & Breakfast room for their grandson and his family to visit next month.
Rest comes easily – regularly – to them all now that Pam and Jim call The Arbors home.
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Connie oversees the Team and day-to-day Operations at The Arbors. She began her career with Virginia Health Services as Assistant Director at The Arbors. Prior to that, Connie was an Administrative Assistant at an assisted living facility, was promoted to Assistant Administrator and eventually to General Manager. She went on to hold various roles in the medical billing field. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Connie enjoys seeing seniors make the best of the later stages of life and helping them remain independent for as long as they can. Having a great team helps make that possible for our residents.
Suzanne Williams has worked with Virginia Health Services, Inc. for over 20 years. She oversees the independent and assisted living communities for VHS. She previously was the Administrator for VHS nursing and rehabilitation centers including The Newport and York, and oversaw day-to-day operations of The Huntington and The Hamilton assisted living communities in those roles. She has worked in long-term care for 25 years and is passionate about caring for our aging. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys time with her daughter and family, traveling in and out of the country, kayaking and photography. Suzanne leads with the philosophy of treating every resident and staff member as family. It’s so important to offer a nurturing environment for all.
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