About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Wilburn Gardens – and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities- has shared since 1998, when our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful- a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our retirement community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
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, Emeritus at Wilburn Gardens 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 Emeritus at Wilburn Gardens 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.
Emeritus at Wilburn Gardens is staffed by a wonderful caring staff. Many have been with our residents for 6 or more years, with two of them having been employed since the grand opening in 1999. 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
Emeritus at Wilburn Gardens 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 Wilburn Gardens 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
Wilburn Gardens 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.
Wilburn Gardens has also been the site of community training for those seeking Med Tech certification. As members of various organizations, Wilburn Gardens 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.
Parties, holidays and special entertainment events always include something special from our kitchen. Our experienced Dining Services Director and his staff will always produce interestingly creative and delightful desserts, treats and other refreshments. Every day could be a holiday at Emeritus at Wilburn Gardens.
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!