About Our Community
Brookdale Fredericksburg, formerly Emeritus at Wilburn Gardens, is located only an hour South of Washington, D.C., but in it’s own highly historical environment, Fredericksburg, VA. Within minutes of dozens of Civil War battlefields and museums, Wilburn Gardens’ residents have a wealth of history surrounding them. A mere mile away, Fredericksburg’s best shopping is available at Spotsylvania Towne Center and Central Park. Convenient to Interstate 95, families and friends find it easy to visit their loved ones. Hospital, primary care and health care specialists are all located within our 10 mile FREE transportation service.
A Wonderful Selection
Set on five acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with an outdoor courtyard, Brookdale Fredericksburg is one of Virginia’s premier retirement communities. Located just off I-95, our senior living community offers 99 senior apartments on three floors. Here our residents — in many cases, with their pets — enjoy retirement living within a home-like setting. Yet a helping hand from our warm, caring staff — many of whom have been with us for at least five years — is always close by.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Staff and administration at Brookdale Fredericksburg are affiliated with many local community support organizations, often times sitting as board members, in an effort to educate and assist members of our community. It doesn’t matter if a senior in need is a resident of Brookdale or not, following our motto of “Safely Somewhere”, Brookdale employees continue to give to the community at large. Participation with the national Alzheimer’s Association and other local organizations such as Partners in Aging ensure that our experience and knowledge reach far beyond the walls of our building and help as many as possible.
Many, many years of senior care experience is present at all levels of staff, from direct care the through administration. Staff training is an ongoing program at Brookdale, improving the ability of staff to improve the lives of our residents.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Brookdale Fredericksburg offers a wide variety of social and entertaining activities. From the basics like BINGO, bowling, movies and church functions to trips and excursions outside of the community, Wilburn Gardens offers it all. Our residents have the freedom to enjoy life at their pace.
Should they choose, they may participate in wonderfully planned trips to such places as the Marine Corp Museum, a picnic at Lake Anna, a riverboat cruise or simply a local shopping trip to replenish their fridge. Outings specific to the charm of historic Fredericksburg include local trolley tours and classic Carl’s soft serve ice cream.
Numerous entertaining groups visit Brookdale Fredericksburg on a monthly basis, often developing personal relationships with our residents. Residents are frequently invited to join in with the various musical groups. If quiet time is in order, many residents enjoy the various areas of the community to rest, relax and socialize. A newly built gazebo joins the choices residents have to socialize. These include our large front porch, the library and living room, complete with gas fireplace. Friendships develop and experiences are shared throughout the building.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Brookdale Fredericksburg opens its doors for the benefit of the community. A twice monthly support group for families living with Alzheimer’s disease meets at Wilburn. Home health and hospice organizations frequently provide in-service training and support, both to staff and family members.
Brookdale Fredericksburg has also been the site of community training for those seeking Med Tech certification. As members of various organizations, Brookdale Fredericksburg participates in such awareness programs as Partners in Aging‘s Life Begins at 50 and the Caregivers Symposium. These are in addition to the participation and support of local Alzheimer’s Association programs.
The dining experience is supposed to be just that……a positive, engaging and social experience. The environment and socialization can be just as important as the food itself. Elegant dining at cozy tables of four encourage friendships and conversation. A well-balanced, senior appropriate menu is developed by a registered dietician.
Selections such as hot coffee and tea, iced tea, milk and water at every meal give residents freedom of choice. Alternatives to the main course give yet another option for resident choice in their dining experience. Special diet and preparations are also available for those having diabetic needs or other restrictions.
Community News and Events
Emeritus at Wilburn Gardens celebrated National Assisted Living Week with a packed house that came out to see our special guest Elvis. The residents, staff, family and friends got their groove on, dancing the night away!
Santa and Mrs. Clause dropped in tonight from the north pole to bring all of our resident and family some holiday joy during our family party while passing out candy canes and taking photos! They worked the crowd and put a smile on everyone’s faces! HoHoHo!