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The Community

Communities that connect. Home in the heart of everything.

Situated within a private campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia, surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountains of the Shenandoah Valley, there is no better place than VMRC to age well, live fully.  This philosophy guides everything we do and is why we are continually innovating to meet the ever-changing needs of residents. 

Stay on campus and enjoy our unique, always-sunny Main Street that connects buildings on campus and brings a “center of town” indoors for your convenience. Outside on our grounds you'll discover our beautiful rose garden, as well as a community garden for green-thumbed residents- the harvest of which, in part, goes toward community meals! There's also an enclosed playground for visiting grandchildren, a grassy area for playing bocce, and shuffleboard courts. What's more, we always feature a wealth of stimulating Campus Services on campus, too. So you’ll never run out of ways to be involved, new things to try, and new directions in which to grow—right here where you live. The indoor and outdoor shuttles will keep you moving - literally - to get you where you want to go!

Venture off campus and explore what’s nearby. Eastern Mennonite University- a short walk just next door- generously shares with us access to their outdoor and indoor tracks, library, tennis courts, and nature trail! You’ll feel the added energy VMRC gets from being located adjacent to EMU. Distinct communities of their own, but with the mutual sharing that great neighbors have.

Our location makes it easy to get around, since VMRC’s front door is right on the public and paratransit bus routes! Curious in your retirement about exploring beyond what’s nearby? VMRC is only 30 minutes away from a regional airport! And you don’t even need to hop on a plane to visit major metropolitan destinations like Washington, D.C., Baltimore or New York City, which are all just a few hours away by car or bus!

You'll discover that our community makes it easy to keep going and keep growing!

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