Today, we’re pleased to announce the opening of our newest community, Sunrise of McLean Village. Located in the heart of McLean, VA, the community will continue our tradition of providing high-quality care and service to seniors and their families across Northern Virginia. The nearly 90,000 square foot property will be home to more than 120 residents, offering assisted living, memory care services, and short-term stays.
This new community proudly continues the company’s tradition of providing high-quality senior living as it begins welcoming its first residents this month. Built in partnership with Alexandria, VA-based architect, Rust | Orling Architecture, and general contractor, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Sunrise of McLean Village will be home to more than 120 residents and offer assisted living and memory care accommodations for those living with memory loss.
“We look forward to proudly continuing our legacy in McLean with the opening of Sunrise of McLean Village,” shares Maureen Davis, Sunrise of McLean Village’s Executive Director. “Being raised locally, I appreciate our uniqueness. This community will help make the area even more remarkable. My team and I will eagerly welcome our new residents and their loved ones into the Sunrise family. We will serve our residents according to their preferences. Giving them the lives, they want, deserve, and have earned.”
One of those residents is Ms. Cindy Skelton. Originally from Westfield, NJ, Ms. Skelton moved to Lewisburg, PA to pursue her degree at Bucknell University. During her studies, she worked in the university’s admissions office which is where she met her future husband, Richard Skelton, a Bucknell graduate who was working as an admissions officer. They married in 1968, a few months after she graduated and started to build their life together in Lewisburg. Ms. Skelton chose to work part-time as a substitute teacher because her husband’s job required a lot of travel and she wanted to take advantage of traveling with him. For the next 52 years, the happy couple continued to travel and grew their family with two daughters and spent their days with their church community, playing golf and visiting Florida to escape the Pennsylvania cold.
When Ms. Skelton’s husband passed away in 2020, she made the decision to relocate to Northern Virginia to be closer to her two daughters, Melissa and Julie, and their families who both live in the area. When Ms. Skelton first toured Sunrise of McLean Village, she was immediately drawn to the beautiful outdoor space and thrilled by its convenient location to not only her family but also to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, a church where she’s attended services over the years when visiting. She looks forward to becoming an active member of that church as soon as she moves in. She’s also excited to make new connections with other residents, singing, puzzling, sewing, trips to the New Jersey Shore and golfing. An avid golfer, she won a club championship back in 2014.
Ms. Skelton will be able to keep engaging in those activities and discover news one when she calls this three-story property spanning nearly 90,000 square-feet of space home. The building’s brick façade fits seamlessly into the surrounding area’s historic and traditional feel but brings a unique touch to the area with its large, picture windows and subtle modern design elements. Sunrise of McLean Village’s interiors were designed by Sunrise’s in-house design team that took every detail into account while designing the spaces. Using the natural light from the large windows, the common spaces are bright and stylishly decorated with curated furniture, built specifically for this community. Residents will enjoy the community’s sophisticated air paired with its cozy, home-like feel. A special piece of Sunrise of McLean Village’s design can be found along the interior walls which are lined with works from local artists and creators.
Sunrise of McLean Village offers several intentionally designed amenity spaces to promote activity and engagement throughout the community. These amenities include large common spaces like the dining room and the contemporary bistro, which will feature a bar for entertainment, social hours and events for residents and their families. Additional amenities will include a fitness center, library, two sunrooms, activity room, hair and nail salon and a massage room. A special element of the community is its emphasis on access to outdoor space. These amenities include five covered porches, a large outdoor terrace, two rooftop terraces, and a public-private heritage garden. This area will have sections for public use and a section for residents only and feature landscaping with native plants, benches, and accessible walking paths. The community is pet-friendly so residents can look forward to enjoying this area with their own furry friend if they would like.
The community’s location on McLean’s Chain Bridge Road provides connectivity for residents and their families. Residents will be able to take advantage of daytrips to historic and cultural sites in Washington, DC, visits to the region’s many landscaped parks and nature preserves, and upscale shopping and fine dining at Tyson's Corner.
Sunrise of McLean Village will join nearly 20 other operating Sunrise communities across the region. The last community to open in Northern Virginia was Sunrise of Fairfax, which opened in 2021 and won a 2022 Senior Living by Design Award from Argentum. Sunrise is also nearing the completion of Sunrise of Vienna, the town’s first assisted living community, which is scheduled to open later this year.
Sunrise of McLean Village is located at 1515 Chain Bridge Road McLean, VA 22101. The community offers in-person tours, virtual tours, and assessments to identify each resident's unique needs. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 703-214-4419 or visit our website.