Woodleigh Chase Celebrates Grand Opening in Fairfax, Virginia

March 18, 2024

Woodleigh Chase, an Erickson Senior Living-managed community in Fairfax, Virginia, hosted its grand opening on March 14 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and reception for residents, team members, and community leaders. 

To continue to meet the growing demand for senior housing in the Commonwealth and the Washington metropolitan area, Woodleigh Chase is the fourth Virginia location in Erickson Senior Living's national network of continuing care retirement communities.

“We are excited to bring the vibrant and engaging Erickson Senior Living lifestyle to the Fairfax area," said Executive Director Will Nance. “In addition to offering spacious apartment homes and unsurpassed amenities, Woodleigh Chase will provide meaningful social connections for residents and create career opportunities in multiple disciplines for team members.”

Among the Erickson Senior Living corporate executive team members in attendance were Chief Operating Officer Gregg Colon, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Tom Neubauer, Chief Financial Officer Christian Sweetser, and Chief Development Officer Sean Sands. National Senior Communities Vice Chair Stephanie L. Reel and Executive Director Scott Sawicki attended the ceremony as well.  

“We could not be prouder of what the Woodleigh Chase team and their home office partners have accomplished in bringing to life the vision for this distinctive senior living community in Fairfax,” said Alan Butler, Chief Executive Officer of Erickson Senior Living. “The beautiful apartment homes, exceptional amenities, and this ideal location provide an engaging lifestyle that residents will enjoy for years to come.”

Woodleigh Chase was proud to welcome local dignitaries to the event including Congressman Gerry Connolly, Braddock District Supervisor James Walkinshaw and former Braddock District Supervisor John Cook. 

New residents began moving into Woodleigh Chase on March 12, while others are soon to follow.

“My wife Gayla and I are looking forward to our brand-new apartment home and beginning our next chapter at Woodleigh Chase,” said Patrick Cummins. “We were among the first to commit to living here, and from the ongoing personal treatment by the staff to all of the amenities, preparations have been beyond our expectations.”

Situated on a scenic 42-acre campus, the first phase of development includes the community's 43,000 square-foot clubhouse, Emerson Square, and two independent living residence buildings consisting of 260 one- and two-bedroom apartment homes.  

Apartment homes at Woodleigh Chase include an open floor plan and a screened patio or balcony and offer a variety of high-end features, including stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, vinyl plank floors, full-size washers and dryers, crown molding in the main living spaces, closets with wood shelving, and underbuilding parking.  

Emerson Square Clubhouse provides an all-season aquatics center, fitness center, theater, hair salon and barbershop, classrooms, library, billiards and game room, two restaurants, and a pub. Residents will also enjoy the outdoor bocce courts and a dog park. 

Erickson Senior Living is nationally recognized by industry experts for its innovative designs and high-quality construction. The other Erickson Senior Living communities in Virginia are Ashby Ponds in Ashburn, Avery Point in Richmond, and Greenspring in Springfield. 

For Woodleigh Chase, Brinkmann Constructors is the general contractor and JHP Architecture/Urban Design is the architect.

Additional information can be found at WoodleighChase.com.

Photo Caption: Attendees of the grand opening ceremony for Woodleigh Chase on March 14 included: (left to right) Woodleigh Chase Executive Director Will Nance;  Erickson Senior Living Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Tom Neubauer; Woodleigh Chase pioneer residents Patrick Cummins and Gayla Cummins;  Erickson Senior Living Chief Operating Officer Gregg Colon; Erickson Senior Living Chief Development Officer Sean Sands; and Erickson Senior Living Chief Financial Officer Christian Sweetser.