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Executive Director Chris Carter with resident for Cycling Without Age Alexandria

5 Reasons to Choose Windmill Ponds


Let's face it, there are a lot of senior care options available, especially in the Alexandria area. As an adult child helping your parent decide or are if you are looking for yourself, it can be a difficult decision. You want to trust that you made the right decision for a loved one or yourself. Here are 5 easy reasons why Windmill Ponds is the best of the best for senior assisted living in Alexandria. 

1. We Have a Ton of Fun

Don't believe us? Check out our Facebook page. Our residents are involved in many community partnerships and connections outside of Windmill Ponds. Cycling Without Age Alexandria, Horizon Public Health, Commit to Kindness with Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and Walk to End Alzheimer's - Alexandria, just to name a few. Our residents are invited to be active in the community through whatever gifts, talents, or interests they may have. The social programming calendar is full of activities to take part in all throughout the week, getting outside in the gazebo, going fishing, or gardening are some favorites.

2. We're Just the Right Size

Not too big, not too small, we're just right. In a small community, you may not find individuals with similar interests as you and in a large community, you may feel a bit lost or that you're just a number. At Windmill Ponds, you're family. We know your name, we know your story, and we care about you as an individual. You'll find friends new and old at our community but it's not too big where you feel lost or disconnected. 

3. Full Sized Apartments and Full Kitchens

Most if not all Assisted Living apartments or suites in Alexandria are not full sized, and don't offer the full kitchens. At Windmill Ponds, you'll have plenty of space to do the things you've always loved to do and be able to bake your favorite cupcakes on the weekend in your apartment home. Moving into Assisted Living doesn't mean giving up independence or hobbies. It means giving you the opportunity to explore them further with peace of mind that you are taken care of.

4. We Welcome New Residents Better

Because of our size, we have the opportunity to take the time to understand your gifts, passions, story, interests, and more with our "Get to Know Me" form and help discover how you may want to stay active in our community. Each leadership team member has a role and a schedule in the first week of our new residents moving into the community so you can get to know us and we can get to know you. Our Resident Ambassador's also welcome new residents into the community. You'll feel right at home and connected in the ways that you want to be connected right in the first week.

5. We're Mission-Driven and Nonprofit

Windmill Ponds is part of Vista Prairie Communities, which is a nonprofit organization that has been serving seniors for over 25 years. The programs, services, and culture are all aligned with our mission, vision, and values at Vista Prairie Communities. Our Aspire lifestyle offers residents a life of connection, belonging, purpose, and whole health as we identify areas of social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual wellness for each individual.


These are just 5 of the many reasons to call Windmill Ponds home!

Connect with us today and let us know how we can help you on your journey.

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