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Providing Senior Care For Over 30 Years

We've devoted 30 years to refining our resident-centered care, building the most passionate and skilled teams who get to know our residents, and filling every community with the special touches of home.

Meet Our Executive Director

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Executive Director, Carla Shipley, personally welcomes all new residents. Read her letter below to find out why The Fairfax is the premier living choice for seniors:

A Message From Our Executive Director, Carla Shipley

Executive Director

Welcome to the Fairfax at Fort Belvoir, a senior living community that offers elegant living with all of the comforts of a maintenance-free lifestyle. We are proud to offer endless possibilities of what your retirement life can be.

To provide some of our history, the Army Retirement Residence Foundation – Potomac in conjunction with the Marriott Corporation had a vision of excellence in retirement living in the Northern Virginia area.  It is then, that The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir was born.  Fast forward 25 years and that dream to develop a premier retirement community has become a successful reality for the Foundation and the nearly 600 residents that call us home.

The Fairfax, which is managed by Sunrise Senior Living, is conveniently located across from the

Fort Belvoir Army Base at the intersection of Route 1 and Telegraph Road and within a few miles of the I-95 corridor.  Our wooded 60-acre campus is near a wealth of shopping, activities, banking, and some of the best medical services in the nation.  We are also near some of Virginia’s most beautiful historical sites including Mt. Vernon, Woodlawn Plantation, Gunston Hall and Pohick Church.  It’s a location that can’t be beat. 

We are delighted to provide the best in retirement living that puts you at the core of everything that we do.  Through personalized services and conveniences that make life easier and more rewarding every day, our team of professionals skillfully focus on mind, body and spirit in all that we offer.  You will find that the “good life” starts here for you at the Fairfax.

In addition to premier independent living, The Fairfax is proud to of

fer all levels of care and services should you ever need them.  Our excellent assisted living and skilled nursing care has a reputation of providing the best in Northern Virginia.  Whether it is a rehabilitative, respite/ recuperative or a long-term stay, The Fairfax will be there for you.

Having spent almost 25 years building a career in senior living, I am proud to be the Executive Director at The Fairfax.  Whether working with the team members or serving a resident, I feel joy everyday knowing that The Fairfax is the best in what retirement living can be.  I assure you that the team will provide a warm smile, fabulous food, impeccable service and a very caring atmosphere.  From Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care or Skilled Nursing, our residents know that they are at the center of all that we do.

I invite you to call us today to schedule your personalized tour of The Fairfax to see the endless possibilities of what your retirement life can be.  During your visit, make sure to stop by and say hi. I look forward to meeting you.

All the Best,

Carla Shipley

Executive Director