Thursday, November 30, 2023

Caregivers gain options for loved ones with new adult day center

Those in the Greater Williamsburg community who suffer from health, memory and wellness issues can look forward to a new facility aimed at improving their quality of life.

Williamsburg Landing will be opening a new Adult Day Center this January, according to Greg Storer, president and CEO of Williamsburg Landing. In addition to other services offered by the community, the day center targets overall wellness, according to information from Williamsburg Landing.

“People who have health, wellness and memory issues will give their families a place of respite,” Storer said.

The Adult Day Center will provide assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, dressing or bathing, according to information provided by Williamsburg Landing.

The focus is on overall health, not just physical wellness, according to Storer. Williamsburg Landing outlines the goal of the new center as a model to address individual, social, physical, and intellectual needs, he said.

This is a hefty goal, but it will be met with a series of planned activities and assistance backed by research from locals all around the Williamsburg community, Storer said. The activities range from arts and craft programs to musical games and exercise classes.

The program also focuses on the health of caregivers as well. According to Williamsburg Landing, the program is designed to give caregivers time to rest and find relief from worry and anxiety.

The Adult Day Center will be located on the lower level of the Memory Center, which is set to open next week to 24 residents. The Adult Day Center won’t be open until January, but Williamsburg Landing offered a preview of the new center during a grand opening Wednesday.

Left to right: Leslie Henderson Schultz (President, Henderson, Inc.), Dr. Virginia L. Mclaughlin (Chair, WL Board of Directors), Gregory T. Storer (WL President/CEO) (Courtesy Williamsburg Landing)
Left to right: Leslie Henderson Schultz (President, Henderson, Inc.), Dr. Virginia L. Mclaughlin (Chair, WL Board of Directors), Gregory T. Storer (WL President/CEO) (Courtesy Williamsburg Landing)

The new Adult Day Center took three years to plan and will continue in the expansion of available services, according to information provided by Williamsburg Landing. Expansions include an additional 29 rooms in the residential assisted living facility later in 2018 and a 15-bed specialized short term rehabilitation section. These expansions will add around 75 new full-time employees and approximately $235,000 in annual property taxes, according to a release from Williamsburg Landing.

Williamsburg Landing is retirement community that provides local residents with a support system and community needed for those in retirement years as well as others. Williamsburg Landing offers services including assisted living, home health care, and memory support, according to their website.

In 32 years, Williamsburg Landing has grown to offer new neighborhoods and services to provide residents with a community directed toward their needs, Storer said.

Williamsburg Landing identifies itself as a Life Plan Community, which is a place where residents can remain active and independent while providing easily accessible healthcare services, according to their website.

Williamsburg Landing’s grand opening on Wednesday at the center was a celebration of the building completion and receipt of the certificate of occupancy. The board has to finish the state licensing process before opening in January.

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call 757-565- 6542.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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