Senior Independent Living Community

Branchlands is a special place where neighbors share the news of the day over coffee—where individuality is respected, and independence encouraged. When visitors come away from Branchlands, they comment on the community’s intimacy, warmth and congeniality.

Branchlands is an ideal home for people age 55 and over who want to enjoy the amenities of fresh cooked meals, housekeeping, laundry and transportation service. The refurbished Manor House, built circa 1860, is at the heart of Branchlands. An elegant dining room, library, large screen TV theater, and well-equipped exercise room compliment 69 bright, spacious one and two bedroom apartments, many with balcony or patio.

Situated on 26 landscaped acres in the center of Charlottesville, Virginia, Branchlands offers residents buccolic walking paths, a lake, flower gardens, and a fishing pond.

Home to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville has the cultural, medical, shopping, entertainment and dining advantages of a major city while being in the center of Virginia’s historic and beautiful Piedmont region.

Branchlands building exterior

Branchlands exemplifies those qualities that led USA Today to rate Charlottesville the #1 Place to Live in America!

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17 hours ago  ·  

Get to know the #BranchlandsFamily!

Annette Dayton was born in the Binghampton NY area, and enjoyed an idyllic childhood there and in New Berlin NY, with her two brothers, George and Keith, and her sister Marie.

Annette attended Penn State and University of Maryland, where she earned her masters degree in Library Science. She then spent six years in Denver at a National Archives facility where IRS tax records were stored. Later, she moved to the U.S. Air Force photo archives, researching information related to special occasions and events such as Black History and Hispanic History Months. Her next job was a library type position at the Department of Defense; the work was “fascinating” but she can't tell about it or she would “have to kill” this interviewer! (Her slightly exaggerated and facetious comment is often used to describe highly secret work.)

After retirement, Annette traveled all over the country; her favorite destination is still Williamsburg. She moved to Branchlands following a diabetic episode.

Annette loves music; in Colorado she saw many of her favorite performers live at Red Rocks (an outdoor amphitheater). If she could dine with anyone, living or dead, she would choose author David McCullough or President Bill Clinton.

-- adapted from "Getting to Know You" by Mary Rodriquez in the Branchlands January newsletter.
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6 days ago  ·  

2016 is here! I can’t believe another year has passed us by.
2016 is going to be an exciting time here at Branchlands. We are going to be making additional improvements to the inside and outside of the Manor House. New fencing for our four legged friends will be added so they can run and play freely. Please be patient due to other projects needing completion. The anticipation of ground breaking for the new Assisted Living Facility is soon to be a reality. I will have an Update very soon!

I wish each and everyone a healthy and happy New Year! My favorite New Year song is “AULD LANG SYNE”, as I’m sure is many of yours. Enjoy. -- Dianne Johnson, ED
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1 week ago  ·  

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