Since 1890, our mission has always been the same—to serve seniors through a variety of residential, lifestyle and health care options. What once started as a small cottage for seniors in Washington, D.C. is now a family of retirement communities and services located throughout Maryland and Virginia. We’ve built a legacy of caring for generations of seniors, and through our benevolent care, no resident has ever been asked to leave due to the event he or she can no longer afford the cost of care. Today, our mission has expanded beyond our flagship community, The Village at Rockville, Md., and includes The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va.; The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va.; The Village at Providence Point* in Annapolis, Md.; and the first stand-alone service provider, myPotential at Home.
Doing For Others, Giving of Ourselves
We feel privileged that our heritage is rooted in service-oriented faith; more than 1 in 50 people in the United States today are served by a Lutheran-based social ministry. (http://www.lutheranservices.org/AboutUs) At National Lutheran, we believe the good we’ve received isn’t just for our benefit, but that we are to willingly share that with those around us. That includes many of our residents, staff, families, board members and individuals volunteering of their time, talent and treasure to enhance the greater communities in which we operate.
As we reflect on the past, we also are hopeful for the future and how we can serve seniors for another 125 years.
*The Village at Providence Point is pending approval from the Maryland Department of Aging
Rev. John A. Weidley, former President of the Board of Trustees, is named first Pastor Superintendent, giving the National Lutheran Home a strong leader to build on a philanthropic and inspiring community.
The 120th Anniversary marks new names: The National Lutheran Home & Village becomes The Village at Rockville–A National Lutheran Community. The National Lutheran Home for the Aged becomes National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS).
NLCS receives its home care agency license in Virginia and launches a new service called myPotential at Home, that will offer a variety of in-home wellness and personal care services to seniors throughout the Shenandoah Valley.