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Downsizing my living accommodations had become necessary due to health concerns. I still enjoy being self-sufficient but cannot take care of a large house. Searching for comfortable accommodations led me (and my daughter) to The Independence. What a great reception we received when we looked at the available apartments! Favorable enough to quickly convince me that The Independence would suit me very well. And the rental process was not difficult.

Perhaps, however, the most favorable and welcoming feeling came as I met a few residents which I was viewing the facility and they were so warm and friendly. This continued after I moved in and has enhanced my feeling that I have made a very good relocation. I must add that the staff are warm and helpful in addition to being cheerful and friendly.

The facilities are very compatible with my needs and there are great activities and interests for those who wish to participate.

I suggest that The Independence be considered when looking for relocation.

    – J. Pryor

After 40 years in New York City, I came to Charlottesville to be near my family. The Independence was the perfect place to land and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a permanent place to live, or for a transition between life chapters. It is beautiful and comfortable. The staff is amazing – fun, kind, helpful, and patient. A sweet community – and varied and interesting activities to participate in – or not – it is an easy restful place to be too. My little dogs and I like it very much!

    – Anonymous

I have lived at The Independence 3 1/2 months now and I must say I am very much at home here. The staff are all very friendly and I have made some wonderful friends.

I enjoy many of the activities.

I lived in my house in South Carolina for 21 years and was worried before I made the move as to how I would do, but that was uncalled for. I have found a home. Thanks to the staff and good neighbors!

    – Jenny Jones

In the two years that my husband, Bill, and I have lived here, we have seen the Independence grow, not only in the number of residents, but also in the spirit of community. This is due in large part to our manager and her staff. Ashley has created a warm atmosphere and has succeeded in making the Independence our home.

We have daily exercise classed which now include Yoga and Qi Gong as well as core and strength. We have a myriad of activities as well e.g. Bridge, Bingo, crafts, etc. In addition to the regular van runs, we also have scheduled outings to museums, performances, etc. Charlottesville is an ideal retirement community. Residents also have the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company at a weekly Happy Hour in addition to our frequent potluck suppers.

We would not have considered moving here if we had not been able to have our pets. So many residents have pets that a playground, the “Bark Park,” was built just for them. Our two mini dachshunds love the agility course.

This past year we established a Resident Council with elected officers to give all the residents a voice in making The Independence even better.

    – Sandra Deiter

I have not been here long enough to much about The Independence. I still have a lot to learn. There are so many residents I have yet to meet, but everyone I have met has been very welcoming. The staff provides answers for questions on the spot or quickly finds the answer. There are activities for all and suggestions for new activities are readily accepted. It’s a good place to live.

    – Jean Francolini

“Welcome Home.” This tag line is really true here at THE INDEPENDENCE. The atmosphere here is very comfortable and inviting. The facilities are excellent with a staff that have the attitude of “What can we do to help.” There are plenty of activities if you are so inclined. You can be as active as you want to be – your choice. The residents, too, are friendly and are good neighbors. I am thankful that I found THE INDEPENDENCE.

    – Sonja V.

There is a wonderful sense of community, caring & fun from residents & Management alike without ever compromising one’s privacy. Living at the Independence has become a new & stimulating way of life for me.

    – Anonymous

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