Hundreds of retirees are ready to embark on a new adventure as they wave goodbye to house maintenance and say hello to fun, friendships, and worry-free living at Woodleigh Chase, the Erickson Senior Living community opening soon in Fairfax, Va.
"There is a sense of excitement building," says Sales Director David Taylor. "People are eager to see their new apartment homes and the amenities, like the pool, fitness center, and even the on-site medical center--all available on day one."
Emerson Square, the community's 43,000-square-foot clubhouse, will offer access to two restaurants, a pub, a creative arts studio, classroom, and hair salon. Outdoors, residents will be able to enjoy al fresco dining, a bocce court, and a nearby pond.
"We are ready for reservists to move in--and finally get to live the lifestyle they've been anticipating!" adds Taylor.
It has been nearly two years since the community broke ground on the 42-acre property conveniently located in Fairfax.
But soon, Woodleigh Chase will be abuzz with resident life.
"After the grand opening, nearly a dozen reservists will move into their apartment homes each week," explains Taylor. "Those who have reserved apartment homes have spent months planning--selecting finishes and focusing on the details of their new living spaces--and envisioning what life will be like."
Throughout the community, teams have been working diligently to ensure everything is operating at the highest level before reservists' arrival.
"Our executive team has been meeting weekly to discuss every detail," Taylor says. "We've also spent a lot of time hiring and training new staff members in our dining, grounds, housekeeping, and maintenance departments, so they can help new residents have the best experience possible. We are prepared for anything and everything!"
Sales Counselor Laura DeSantis is looking forward to seeing all of the relationships that have been growing over the past year come together.
"Between the incoming residents and our new team members, we have met and worked with so many great people. I cannot wait to finally have everyone together experiencing the Woodleigh Chase lifestyle," she says.
Reservists have had plenty of opportunities to socialize and get a glimpse of the community's culture already, thanks to a mix of fun monthly gatherings.
"We created opportunities for future residents to meet one another in social settings so they can find out what interests they have in common before they move in," says DeSantis. "As a result, reservists are already talking about the groups and clubs they want to form!"
Reservists have also remained informed about the community's progress via a quarterly newsletter and podcast that feature highlights from previous events, invitations to upcoming seminars, important announcements, and construction updates.
Given the success of Woodleigh Chase's new buildings, two additional buildings are anticipated to be announced later this year.
So, if you haven't met with the sales team yet, DeSantis recommends reaching out sooner than later.
"If you know what kind of apartment home you are looking for and what your timeline is, that really helps us advise you on the best next steps to take." says DeSantis. "The last thing we want is for you to miss out on your ideal home."
It's a good time to think about joining the Priority List, he adds, which grants members right of first refusal on desired apartment homes, exclusive invitations to informational and social events, and construction updates.
To learn more about senior living at Woodleigh Chase, request your free brochure to get the scoop on amenities, floor plans, and so much more.