Life to the Fullest

Branchlands is a full-service senior living community, designed exclusively for the comfort, safety, and security of our family, friends, and neighbors as they age. Branchlands offers independent living where residents enjoy a fresh, contemporary environment, a range of amenities, and the freedom to come and go as they please. The brand new Linden House Assisted Living and Memory Care offers round-the-clock services for those whose day-to-day living needs are greater.

No two individuals come to live at Branchlands for the same reason: some seek the independence of life at the gracious Manor House; others have reached a stage where it is no longer wise to remain at home; and still others whose memories are a challenge can expect unfailing patience, kindness, and professional care. Because Branchlands offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options, changes in health or mental capacity may not require a resident to move outside the community.

For all our residents, our goal is to make life as easy, enjoyable, and worry-free as possible.  We value their comfort and respect their individuality. The belief in the importance of living life to the fullest–even when age and disabilities slow the pace–is what motivates us to serve our residents.

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

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#Poem My Get Up and Go Has Got Up and Went
(Anonymous, submitted to the Branchlands newsletter by Herbert A.)

How do I know my youth is all spent?
Well, my get up and go has got up and went.
But in spite of it all I am I am able to grin,
When I think of the places my get up has been.

Old age is golden, so I’ve heard said,
But sometimes I wonder, as I get into bed.
With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup,
And my eyes on the table until I wake up.

Ere sleep dims my eyes I say to myself
“Is there anything else I can put on the shelf?”
And I’m happy to say as I close the door
“My friends are the same, perhaps even more.”

When I was a young thing my slippers were red,
I could kick my heels as high as my head.
Then when I was older, my slippers were blue,
But still I could walk the whole day through.

Now I’m still older, my slippers are black,
I walk to the store and puff my way back.
The reason I know my youth is all spent,
My get up and go has got up and went.

But really I don’t mind when I think with a grin,
Of all the grand places my get up has been.
Since I have retired from life’s competition,
I busy myself with complete repetition.

I get up each morning and dust off my wits,
Pick up the paper and read the ‘obits.’
If my name is missing, I know I’m not dead,
As I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed.
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