The Colonnades

Monogram Collection by Sunrise
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Community & Location Highlights:

  • Beautiful community, designed in the Jeffersonian style of architecture distinctive to the city of Charlottesville, and situated on 59 picturesque acres at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • No entrance fee required, and accommodations include one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two-bedroom cottages, with included access to community meals, activities, housekeeping, and transportation
  • University of Virginia medical clinic on community grounds with access for all residents as well as a PCP available for medical visits and physicals
  • Located in close proximity to UVA, and surrounded by the legacy of Thomas Jefferson and the Blue Ridge Mountains, allowing residents opportunity to enjoy a variety of intellectual, cultural and social activities both inside and outside of the community
  • Sponsored by Foundations of the University of Virginia

When you arrive at The Colonnades, a stunning independent living community nestled into the lovely, inviting town of Charlottesville, Virginia, you will immediately recognize the warmth and happiness of the residents who have chosen to make the community their home. Described by many visitors as warm, intimate, and inviting, The Colonnades has a relaxed yet sophisticated and vibrant feel that makes it unlike any other retirement community.

Among the many benefits of life at The Colonnades is the freedom to spend time enjoying the beauty of the surroundings without any of the worries of household chores or home maintenance. Our community offers a wealth of activities designed to appeal to the curious, intellectual older adult, as well as options for fitness, musical appreciation, and social interaction.

Our dining program is another highlight, led by an executive chef and featuring a variety of cuisines that are made-to-order and showcase seasonal ingredients.

Residents and families will tell you that there is a peace of mind that comes with knowing there is additional care available if needed. We value the concept of aging in place, and – should the need arise – we offer 24-hour medical care and assisted living services. Our individualized care supports freedom of choice and dignity, so you can live the life you want each day.

Our residents are friendly and approachable, and we would love the opportunity to show you our community, our spectacular grounds, and our lovely accommodations. Call us anytime to set up a private tour and we can show you what life is like at The Colonnades.


Questions to Ask on Your Tour of The Colonnades

  • What is your policy on pets?
  • Can we increase or decrease the number of meals included in the fees?
  • How much transportation is included?
  • How involved are the residents in decision making?
  • Are their doctors or nurses available around the clock for independent living residents?
  • I am not sure I will like it, would you address my concern? What options would I have?
  • Is an entrance fee required?
  • I want to take advantage of the entrance fee option but need to sell my house first. When do I need to pay the entrance fee? How long do I have before the monthly fee would begin?
  • What can you tell me about your waiting list?

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Call us today for a tour of our beautiful community!

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Call us today for a tour of our beautiful community!

At The Colonnades, our "Try Us Out" program offers the opportunity to experience life at our community before making a long-term commitment.

You're invited to enjoy all of the benefits of maintenance-free living on our gorgeous 60-acre campus, along with our full range of activities and amenities, to make sure our community is the right fit for you and your family.

When you Try Us Out, your fee includes:

  • A fully-furnished one-bedroom apartment
  • Three healthy and delicious meals each day
  • Maintenance service
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • TV with cable
  • Internet
  • Phone
  • Scheduled transportation

Contact us today at 434-963-4198 to learn more about the "Try Us Out" program.


November Community Newsletter

Monogram is a collection of Sunrise communities that offer distinctive, independent living.
"Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Senior Living Communities"
by J.D. Power
National Quality Award - 2018 Bronze Badge
This community is pet friendly!
This community has free WiFi!
Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitative Care at Sunrise

Activities at The Colonnades

Every day is an opportunity for our residents to engage, enjoy, express, learn and grow.

Saturday - November 17
11:00 am Fitness Fun
11:30 am Morning Meditation
1:30 pm Go4LifeĀ® Walking Club
2:00 pm Bingo
3:30 pm Drink and Think Social
6:30 pm New Release Saturday
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