Affordable Comfort and Convenience in
Another affordable option for senior independent living is our rental living community of Heritage Haven. This 150-apartment community offers rental housing which VMRC manages in coordination with the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for low-income individuals 62 years of age or older where rental amounts are based on household income. Comprising 36 percent of our independent living units, Heritage Haven follows VMRC founder George B. Showalter’s intention to take care of elders. The board of Virginia Mennonite Home opened Heritage Haven in 1981 as the second building on our campus.
Residents Create Community
Within a Community
This affordable housing community appeals to individuals from various socioeconomic backgrounds. Residents in Heritage Haven develop close-knit relationships with each other. Social spaces include several activity rooms, a library, coffee shop and connecting link to the retirement community’s Main Street. There, residents have access to the Wellness Center, dining venues, a credit union and more.
VMRC hosts rotating art exhibitions in the Park Gables Gallery, located on Main Street. With exhibiting space for nearly 100 pieces, the Gallery has elevated VMRC’s status as “an arts retirement community” in the area. The Gallery offers track lighting, pedestals for woodwork, sculptures, and 3D artforms. VMRC and the Park Gables Gallery are known for hosting the resident-led National Juried Art Exhibition each June.