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Our Community

Set aside home maintenance and lawn care to free your time for family, friends and pastimes. At Brookdale, you will discover a wide variety of apartments along winding streets with mature trees and professional landscaping . We’ve maintained that old-fashioned sense of community and are surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountains, offering a picturesque scene of peace and tranquility.

Harrisonburg represents a community in which seniors have choices, support and dignity. There are several options for transportation besides your own personal vehicle and we are conveniently located on the Harrisonburg Transit Authority bus line. Arrangements for emergency and nonemergency transportation may be arranged through our business office or take advantage of our van for scheduled appointments.

Engaging Activities

We have tailored activities, interest groups, and social gatherings to stimulate the mind, body and soul. Begin your day with positive reinforcement thinking, a morning dialogue or a morning stretch and flex exercise group with “sit-ercise” aerobics. We love planning off-site trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway for picnics, Harrisonburg’s Quilt Museum, an Ice Cream Social at Bruster’s or an evening meal out at one of our home-grown restaurants.

To ensure our residents are still a vital and active part of the Harrisonburg community, we have strong relationships with James Madison University’s Heath Care Administration program as well as with music programs for a healthy dose of intergenerational socialization. Residents here have adopted the preschoolers from Minnieland daycare and their children visit our community throughout the year to visit and interact with our seniors. We observe all holidays and hold a spectacular party in December to share in the joys of the holiday season with friends, family and community neighbors.

Fine Dining

Substantial investments in Brookdale’s culinary program and staffing, allow us to provide mealtime experiences that set our communities apart from the competition. From a Culinary Arts Training Program for chefs, to our select seasonings and bakery programs, we have created one of the industry’s leading dining services. Our fine dining experience is prepared by a trained chef and receives nutritional support and recommendations from a registered dietician.

Three restaurant-style meals are served each day in the group dining room and snacks are provided throughout the day. We continue to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dining choices that support their health and well-being. Each meal offers a selection of delicious choices, sensational service and we always accommodate special restrictions and requests.

To help alleviate any confusion or added stress, we keep mealtimes very routine for our Memory Care community. Residents all sit together at the same time and same table each day. Meals are served on colorful plates and tablecloths so that they can more easily distinguish their food. We also provide easy-to-eat snacks between meals, helping to ensure these residents get the nutrition and calorie count they need.


  • Emergency Response in Each Room
  • Private Bathroom - Sink/Toilet
  • Library
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Special Dietary Menus
  • Piano
  • Postal Services
  • Therapy Room
  • Whirlpool
  • Porch
  • Landscaped Grounds

Levels of Care

As the population ages, more people are discovering assisted senior living and the peace of mind we offer. Our community’s approach focuses on being a trusted partner and listening to your needs, understanding the life you want for yourself or a loved one and customizing a solution that puts that life within reach.

Brookdale Harrisonburg offers two levels of care:

  • Assisted Living provides personal assistance and support with the daily activities and services needed, such as medication management, meals, bathing and dressing, as well as amenities for housekeeping and linen services, transportation and recreations. Our individualized care plans provide an ideal blend of convenience and support, with respect for personal preferences.
  • Memory Care was created over 25 years ago and continually embraces current research in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, coupled with the experience of caring for thousands of people with dementia. Associates help residents create daily moments of success, offering opportunities for them to experience a sense of purpose and meaning. A gently daily structure is provided to help maintain and encourage current skills.

More About Memory Care

Memory Care at Brookdale offers programs and a secure environment for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe that no matter where an individual is in their life, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and enjoy meaningful experiences every day.

Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our program focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self. Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for our staff members. All of our highly trained associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach and care for seniors with memory loss.

An established set of protocols and techniques enables our team to intervene when challenging behaviors resulting from dementia arise. Our whole-community philosophy is the key that empowers our staff to identify any unmet needs, and be a part of the solution.

Strong, Caring Professional Relationships

Harrisonburg is conveniently located within minutes of Rockingham Memorial Hospital and many primary care physician offices. Beacuse of our location, residents can continue to enjoy the relationships and trust they have developed with their long standing medical professionals.

We are within close proximity to and supported by the Central and Western Virginia Alzheimer’s Association, The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Seniors Networking Group as well as the RMH Hospice teams. Partnering with Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center and Avante’ of Harrisonburg Rehabilitation provides extensions to the care and services our residents receive here.

Professional and Caring Staff

Brookdale’s staff is comprised of impassioned individuals who have a genuine and vested interest in the lives of our seniors. We have direct care associates, certified nursing associates, registered medication assistants and LPN’s who work harmoniously to ensure that our seniors medical and emotional needs are being met in an environment that best replicates their living situations prior to moving in with us.

Staff members take time to know each individual resident and create individualized plans for success in regards to their needs and expectations. Our home-like atmosphere and friendly, caring staff wrap our residents in warmth and confidence, and ease the transition from home to our community.

Optimum Life®

Optimum Life is a bold initiative that defines the way we live. By balancing six key dimensions of wellness with purpose, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual fulfillment, Optimum Life helps you live at your peak level within a lifestyle that promotes health and wholeness. Intended as a journey of self- examination and discovery, it includes services, features and benefits that allow each resident to reach these goals, regardless of real or perceived limitations.

Learn More About our Levels of Care

We invite you to experience exceptional Assisted Living as well as Memory Care services at Brookdale. Please fill out the online form or give us a call to schedule a tour.