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Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville

Senior Living in Charlottesville, VA

We Listen. We Love. We Care. We Serve.

At Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville, that’s not merely something we say; it’s a promise to our residents and their families. And that promise elevates the quality of life and care enjoyed by all of our residents – independent living, assisted living and memory care alike.

We bring an uncommon approach to distinctive retirement living, blending understated elegance with personalized service. Tailoring optional services to suit individual needs is just one of the things that sets us apart from other retirement communities.

Designed for Living Well

Located in the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia, our senior living community is thoughtfully designed, offering residents the choice of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment homes. These apartments provide our residents with privacy and the dignity of their own space with the peace of mind of knowing that all maintenance and chores will be taken care of by our team. Housekeeping. Upkeep. Linens. We’ve got it all covered.

But, better yet, just outside their doors is a vibrant community offering activities, programming, dining, services, amenities and more.

Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville is located in close proximity to the Social Security Administration, DMV, Martha Jefferson Hospital, restaurants, unique shopping, historical sites and entertainment. Come share the comfort, security, peace of mind, and breathtaking views of Monticello and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to live at this beautiful community – call and make your appointment to tour today! Visit Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville and we are sure you will be impressed.

Independent Living

Carefree Living. Vibrant Lifestyle.

Independent living at Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville is perfect for seniors who are able to live independently, but want the comfort, convenience and active lifestyle offered at a distinctive senior living community.

Residents of Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville indulge in a carefree lifestyle, free from all responsibilities and worries of home ownership, from upkeep to maintenance.

Discover the retirement lifestyle you’ve dreamed of. Enjoy delicious home-cooked meals featuring our award-winning dining experience, including Farm-to-Table Fresh Flavors and Today from the Bay menus.

We’ll take care of the weekly housekeeping, freeing up your time so you can enjoy the variety of engaging programs offered daily. From Travel the World that brings the culture, flavors, music, artistry and more from other countries right to our community to off-site trips and so much more, every day is filled with opportunities to be inspired, entertained and fulfilled.

For the ultimate in convenience, our community is located near shopping, dining and medical centers. But more importantly, there is a wealth of services and amenities right on site.

Convenient Community Amenities

  • Spacious apartment floor plans with storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Restaurant-style dining room
  • Game rooms & theater
  • Library
  • Physical therapy offices
  • Walking paths & fitness center

Helpful Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Home maintenance & landscaping
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Staff on site 24/7
  • Personal care services available, if needed

Now’s the Perfect Time to Make Your Move!

One does not need support or care to move to Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville. In fact, many of our assisted living residents have shared they wish they’d made the move sooner.

Independent living at Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville provides you with the carefree lifestyle you want today with the peace of mind of knowing that assistance is available, if needed, in the future.

Schedule a tour and learn more about independent living at a Commonwealth community near you today.

Assisted Living

At Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville, assisted living balances the active independence that our residents want with the 24-hour support they need.

It’s the ideal combination. We realize that while the need for support may have brought our residents to us, their desire to live an active, fulfilling and engaging lifestyle hasn’t changed at all.

Personalized Care

At Commonwealth, the care we deliver is personalized. We know that no two residents have the same needs, abilities or preferences. To deliver the right amount of care and support, we create individual care plans for each resident. Our specially trained caregivers meet directly with residents, their family members and personal physicians to develop the most appropriate care plans. The care plans deliver the care that is needed – perhaps assisting the resident with getting dressed or bathing or helping them get around the community, but also identifies and supports each individual’s retained abilities, promoting independence and dignity.

A Vibrant Lifestyle

There’s never a dull moment at Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville. We offer a vibrant lifestyle, filled with activities, specialized programing and opportunities to get involved and be social. We offer:

  • Travel the World program that brings the culture, music, food and art of different countries right to our residents
  • Holistic therapies, such as music, art and reminiscing
  • Off-site excursions
  • And more!

Worry-Free Living

Say goodbye to the worries and responsibilities of home ownership and the time wasted on daily chores. We’ll take care of it all, including:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Cooking

Exceptional Dining

Residents of Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville enjoy delicious dining, including:

  • Today from the Bay menu featuring locally caught seafood
  • Farm-to-Table fresh flavors featuring fresh produce from local farms
  • Dining Delights featuring monthly special dining themes

And more!

Convenient Community Amenities

Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville is conveniently located near shopping, dining and medical centers. But more importantly, there is a variety of amenities right on site.

  • Spacious apartment floor plans with storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Restaurant-style dining room
  • Game room
  • Library
  • Physical therapy offices
  • Walking paths & fitness center

Memory Care

Sweet MemoriesTM at Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville

At Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville, we believe that people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have very unique needs that deserve very unique care. Our Sweet Memories™ program was designed to meet those needs and deliver that care, both today and in the future.

It all starts with our team of dedicated caregivers. Certified in Virtual Dementia Tour® training, our team members have a very personal and thorough understanding of the challenges presented by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

Award-Winning Care • Sweet MemoriesTM

Commonwealth’s Sweet Memories™ memory care program has been created to deliver the most exceptional care and lifestyle to our residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

From the welcoming, homey feeling of our memory care neighborhoods to the experience of our management team, everything in our program has been carefully chosen to deliver the best memory care experience possible.

Understanding that each person in our care has different needs, Sweet Memories™ takes a resident-centered approach. By developing a personalized care plan, we can provide support that not only meets needs, but also promotes abilities and independence.

Program Components

Sweet MemoriesTM consists of three primary components to ensure an exceptional memory care experience.

Move-in: From physical to emotional needs, we guide our residents through every step of the transition to our community, whether from home or hospital.

Evaluation through life history: We get to know each resident personally. We conduct a comprehensive interview with family members. We talk. We ask questions. We listen. We get to know our residents as people. We learn about their medical, mental, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs, as well as their habits and preferences.

Resident-centered care plan: With this very personal knowledge, our leadership team creates a customized care plan to meet the specific needs of the resident.

Signature Programs • Signature Experience

Unique and effective, our signature Sweet MemoriesTM programs make a tremendous difference in the lives of our residents and their families.

One Sweet Memory: Winner of the Best Practice Award from the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA), for going above and beyond the standards of care. Our team members regularly capture highlights of each resident’s day in photographs that are shared regularly with family members.

Expressions: When verbal skills begin to fail, art can become a means of self-expression for residents. Conversational prompting stimulates memories which residents can interpret using a variety of mediums, including painting.

Special Touch: Designed specifically for those with late-stage memory loss, this program provides “special touches” that make a difference in care. In the morning, before breakfast, residents enjoy citrus scented towels to awaken taste buds; before dinner, lavender scented towels help to relax, reinforce the natural circadian rhythm and encourage residents to enjoy their meals.

Sweet Melodies: For those with latter stage dementia who have lost verbal skills, Sweet Melodies stirs memories by using nostalgic music selected by family members.

SMILE TM Technology: Through SMILE TM, we can remain connected to your loved one every day. This computer program enables us to keep you updated on your loved one’s participation in and enjoyment of our programming, sharing photos and stories with you on a daily basis.

Memory Care Life Stations: Thoughtful spaces invite your loved one to reconnect and engage with past hobbies, professions and passions.

Sweet Memories™ Services & Amenities:

  • Healthy, family-style dining options that meet dining skill levels and nutritional needs
  • Regularly activity schedules that stimulate the mind and body, as well as customized socialization programs designed to fit the cognitive, social and mental skills of the resident
  • Open and secure outdoor spaces such as courtyards and gardens
  • Monthly support group meetings for families
  • Private or companion suites with private baths
  • Personal care services
  • Medication management
  • Weekly housekeeping/linens
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Open-door policy that encourages 24-hour visitation
  • Monthly family night dinners
  • Sweet Memories TM programming
  • Community newsletter

Home Care

Floor Plans

So many choices to suit your needs! Choose from a variety of one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, then make it your own! We encourage residents to bring their favorite furniture, photos and décor to create a space that feels like home.

1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom
748 sq. ft.
1 Bedroom
Daily Rates
Start at $2,700.00
2 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Bedroom 2 Bath
910 sq. ft.
2 Bedroom
Daily Rates
Start at $3,350.00
2 Bedroom 1 Bath 2 Bedroom 1 Bath
751 sq. ft.
2 Bedroom
Daily Rates
Start at $3,000.00

Services & Amenities

At Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville, we offer more than a safe place to call home. We offer our residents a lifestyle to be lived and enjoyed to the fullest!

Our community provides comfort, security, peace of mind and breathtaking views of Monticello and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

It is our pleasure and purpose to ensure that our residents’ lives are as peaceful, comforting and uplifting as possible. We offer:

  • Apartments for those 55 and older
  • Choice of 12 apartment floor plans
  • Flexible and optional services are available
  • Professional on-site management
  • Controlled access to community
  • Elevator access to all floors and garage parking
  • Washer and dryer in every apartment home
  • Fully equipped kitchens, including ice makers
  • Free resident shuttle service
  • Convenient distance to shopping, churches, medical and recreational facilities
  • Neighboring the Martha Jefferson Outpatient Care Center
  • Two miles from downtown Charlottesville
  • Business Center with Internet access
  • Group Fitness
  • Planned excursions to local attractions and scheduled activities
  • Enjoy scenic views over Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello from covered terraces and patios
  • Stroll the serene trails bordering the wooded community
  • Luxury one- and two-bedroom apartment homes
  • Flexible and optional services are available


At Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville, there’s never a dull moment! Every day is filled with opportunities to get together with friends, learn something new, be entertained and laugh, play games, get some exercise and just have a wonderful time.


5 5 1
Terri was an excellent tour guide and was a good salesperson for this property. We discussed my financial limitations and she assured me that my SSI income would be doable at this location. I liked the layout of this property and it was very nicely staged, we visited in the unit so it allowed me more time to actually see what it had to offer. Terri has been at this location for 7 years and it was evident that she has a strong connection to the residents. I would probably rate this first out of the three. I would still need further discussion on not only the base rent but the monthly charges for additional services, parking and storage, etc. She said she would keep in touch and I have already received a mailing from her.

4 5 1
They're in transition, but they have great promise as they move to three levels of care. They are just introducing a full service dining room, but there are still some growing pains. Overall I would give them a four so far.

5 5 1
I am very happy with my move here. I probably should have done it earlier!

5 5 1
I had a home up in Rutgersville. My daughter lives up there and one day about seven years back, she said, “How would you like to live in Florida?” I said, “If I have to!” Two and a half years later when she told me they were moving back to Rutgersville, I got online, found Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville, and was amazed at how nice it was. I knew it was going to be nice, and it was lovely. The friendliness is why I enjoy living here so much. It’s like a small town. Everyone knows each other and you’re never actually ever alone. Even though you’re in your own apartment, it’s very nice to have people to talk to. New residents would be very happy here. We would welcome them with open arms. The community is friendly and easy to know. We were all “newbies” at one time and we know how to take care of the new people.

5 5 1
I walked in and everybody was so friendly and accommodating. We looked around and I said, “This is the place I want to be.” So, this is where I am. It’s worked out beautifully. I am very happy here because of the people. From the staff to the residents, everybody has been really friendly and I couldn’t ask for better friends. The activities are great too. They have soup dinners, Bingo, outings, and we go out to dinner. There’s always something to do. You don’t get bored.

5 5 1
I checked out a few places for my mom before finding CSL and it was perfect. The place is beautiful, the staff is super friendly and the residents love living there! I enjoy visiting my mom because I feel like I've made other friends there and look forward to seeing them. The place is transitioning so there are a few kinks to work out, but I am confident it will all be running smoothly soon. The Dining Hall (which is more like a first class restaurant) is just beautiful. Although the food is usually very good, the waitstaff needs some additional training. That has really been mom's only complaint and I've seen it as well. The activities, the transportation provided, the wake up checks, all give me a peace of mind. I wouldn't mind living there as well.

4 5 1
We found this community easily just off Hwy 250 across from Martha Jefferson Hospital. We met the morning of Thurs Oct 29/2015. Terri Ball was very friendly, but we found the community too expensive for us. The hallways were narrow and their remodeling to include assisted living was in-flux.

5 5 1
Leaving the country and knowing that my mother was left in good hands gave me a peace of mind. They communicated with me very well there were no bad calls. My mother enjoys the meals that are provided for her. I would definitely recommend this place they have been doing a great job with their services. The activities are above and beyond they are the best!

5 5 1
Commonwealth Senior Living of Charlottesville is a wonderful facility in whom I trust the care of my elderly parents. The site director, clinical coordinator, head of maintenance and the caregivers are all hands on in the care and welfare of their residents. They know their residents by name, know their family situations and work hard to help residents and their families transition into their new environment. We are pleased with the safe and caring place where both my parents both now live.


Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville
1550 Pantops Mountain Pl
Charlottesville, VA 22911

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Welcome to Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville!

“The friendliness is why I enjoy living here so much. It’s like a small town. Everyone knows each other and you’re never actually ever alone.”


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