Top-quality dining and Franklin’s favorite Back Porch & Grille

Our dining program is a hallmark of our commitment to total wellness. We serve up a delectable menu every day with dishes carefully created and prepared by our very own chef and dining staff. Our full-service, restaurant-style dining room focuses on fresh, colorful food, creativity in the kitchen, and eating with friends. Residents can stop by The Back Porch & Grille for regional specialties and appetizers like Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail and Oyster Sliders, or try a grilled Village Burger or Lump Crab Cake Sandwich.

Eating is always a pleasure at The Village at Woods Edge, and we like to keep it healthy and social. The residential meal plan includes three meals a day plus snacks. We work with special requests and dietary restrictions. Residents can suggest favorite recipes or foods. And healthy options are always available. Some say food is the key to their heart, but we think it’s the key to a positive outlook. Sharing meals with friends and family is an opportunity to connect. And studies have shown that healthy eating can do things like increase mental acuteness, help fight illness and disease, promote energy, speed up recuperation times, and allow better management of chronic health problems.

We invite all our neighbors in the greater Franklin community to join us as part of our dining club at The Back Porch & Grille. Members of The Back Porch & Grille dining club are invited to dine during lunch and dinner with advance reservations. Please call to inquire about becoming a member, or to make a reservation, 757-516-0031.

See the Back Porch & Grille menus.

 


Memory Loss – What’s normal?

Mild memory loss is perfectly normal as we age. Forgetting where you put your keys or temporarily “losing” the car in a parking lot happens to many of us and is no cause for concern. But when memory loss begins to disrupt daily life, it may be time to see a doctor. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website alz.org, there are 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s…

The Alzheimer’s Association defines Alzheimer’s as a “brain disease that causes slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.” There’s no cure for the disease, but with early detection, you can get the maximum benefit from available treatments. You can also plan ahead. Different treatments focus on different aspects and may even slow or delay the symptoms of the disease. By treating common behavioral symptoms like anger, anxiety or depression, people living with Alzheimer’s can be more comfortable and enjoy a better quality of life.

10 warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s from the Alzheimer’s Association:

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgment
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality

*Information on the 10 signs from Alz.org, the Alzheimer’s Association.

 


Asa’s Neighborhood — our specialized Memory Care Neighborhood

Welcome to an environment specially designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss. The spaces are warm and comfortable and feel much like a household in Asa’s Neighborhood. Sunny, light-filled Double, Single and Corner floor plan suites open up to friendly social areas that include a family room, dining room and kitchen, a sunroom and an activities room.

We’ve taken advantage of the latest in memory care research and considered all the options and breakthroughs to create a place that feels just right. Highly specialized care in Asa’s Neighborhood begins with an individualized evaluation. From this study, our team learns the likes, dislikes and level of function for each person. They create a personalized plan of care based on each person’s preferences. Stimulating programs and meaningful activities are incorporated into everyday life. And the focus is always on building confidence and success.

To learn more about our philosophy and person-centered programs, please call Texie Marks, our marketing director, at (757) 772-0155, or fill out a contact form online.

See how residents spend their days by going to the Activities and Events Calendar for a look at a month’s worth of fun at Asa’s Neighborhood.


New Memory Care Neighborhood Now Home to First Residents

Construction on our new memory care neighborhood —named Asa’s Neighborhood (in honor of Asa Johnson, a longtime friend, supporter, board member and resident of The Village) — is complete.

Asa’s Neighborhood welcomed the first residents in October. Our staff of warm, welcoming professionals is getting to know the residents and there are becoming one big family. This new memory care neighborhood brings a whole new dimension to senior living in Franklin, Virginia. Based on a neighborhood model, and utilizing the very latest in memory care concepts and programs, Asa’s Neighborhood allows men and women with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to live in a familiar-feeling environment where they can thrive while feeling both secure and valued.

Call The Village at 757-562-3100 to schedule a personal visit to learn more about memory care done our way, at The Village at Woods Edge.


Memory Care Neighborhood Waiting List Now Forming

Construction on our new memory care neighborhood —named Asa’s Neighborhood (in honor of Asa Johnson, a longtime friend, supporter, board member and resident of The Village) — is nearing completion this summer.

Staffed with warm, welcoming professionals who will treat residents like they were family, this new memory care neighborhood will introduce a whole new dimension to senior living in Franklin. Based on a neighborhood model, and utilizing the very latest in memory care concepts and programs, Asa’s Neighborhood will allow men and women with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to live in a familiar-feeling environment where they can thrive while feeling both secure and valued.

Advance reservations are now being accepted for the 15 available suites.  Call The Village at 757-562-3100 to schedule a personal visit.