The Roanoke United Methodist Home has been renamed to Hermitage in Roanoke. Virginia United Methodist Homes Inc. decided to change the name and brand to better affirm the organizations commitment to providing care to Roanoke seniors and their families.
Here is the press release from Virginia United Methodist Homes Inc.
The Board of Directors and management of Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. (VUMH) have announced the launch of a new name and brand identity for the Roanoke United Methodist Home. The Roanoke community is a non-profit, continuing care community, one of seven throughout the state in the VUMH family of communities. The new name will be Hermitage in Roanoke.
“As Dr. Bernard Via, the founder of what is now VUMH opened our first community in 1948, the name The Hermitage — meaning a place of peace – was aptly selected. Since that time, VUMH has carried the Hermitage name to the VUMH communities on the Eastern Shore, in Northern Virginia and to our community west of Richmond. Going forward, the Roanoke community’s new name will help strengthen its connection to our history and heritage and will help build upon the foundational values and mission of VUMH.”
The new name affirms the organization’s legacy and strengthens its commitment to providing enriching experiences, residential options and care services to Roanoke area seniors, their families and generations to come.
About Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc.
Nearly 65 years ago, founders of the Richmond based non-profit envisioned a home for all Methodists. Today, that vision has grown into a family of seven communities, where people of all faiths could come together to live and thrive.
In 1948, The Hermitage in Richmond and the Snyder Memorial Home were established. This was the beginning of a long line of VUMH retirement communities.
During the 1960′s, Hermitage in Northern Virginia and Hermitage on the Eastern Shore were opened and property acquired for communities in Roanoke and Norfolk. These properties were expanded and modified to meet the needs of residents over the next 25 years.
With changes in needs and desires of senior citizens, VUMH began a new era during the 1990s. The Hermitage at Cedarfield, near Richmond, was opened in 1996. The first WindsorMeade residents moved into the Villas in 2007. Windsor Hall opened in 2008.
Roanoke United Methodist Home, now Hermitage in Roanoke, is a continuing care retirement community which opened in 1964. Hermitage offers independent living, assisted living, nursing care and respite care.