I received an e-mail from an acquaintance asking me why I am paying so much attention to Woodland Park at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community? I am watching and writing about the development and construction of these Green House® Homes for two main reasons.
Most importantly, this is where my parents have lived for over six years, and it’s an amazing place that recognizes aging as an important life process. Moreover, while my parents may or may not end up living at one of the Woodland Park homes, that VMRC possesses the wisdom and vision to incorporate new ideas and change the way it delivers care intrigued me enough to want to observe and write about organization’s implementation of the Green House® Homes philosophy.
To learn more please read these posts about Woodland Park Green House Homes, a new community at VMRC:
- Sharing Bible Study With Residents of VMRC’s Woodland Homes – April 23, 2013
- Core Values of Green House® Homes – January 25, 2013
- Celebrating the Opening of Woodland Park, Part II – January 6, 2013
- Celebrating the Opening of Woodland Park, Part I– January 5, 2013
- Woodland Park Green House Homes in the Snow – January 3, 2013
- The Green Houses Are Here – At VMRC! – December 20, 2012
- Woodland Park Green House Homes: Finishing Details – November 22, 2012
- VMRC Woodland Park Green House Homes Update – September 22, 2012
- Woodland Park Green House Homes – Update – August 15, 2012
- Woodland Park Green Houses Have Roofs – June 3, 2012,
- Woodland Park Green House Walls are Rising – April 28, 2012
- Green House Homes News from Maryland – April 27, 2012
- Green House Homes at Woodland Park (VMRC) Construction Update – April 8, 2012
- VMRC Construction Update: On Foundations Firmly Laid – April 3, 2012
- Great Article from Rochester, NY About Green House Homes (And How They Work)
- All About the VMRC Woodland Park Groundbreaking – January 5, 2012
- Green Houses for Older Elders
- Replacing a Nursing Community with Green House® Homes
- Nuts and Bolts of Green House Planning
- Building a Green House Home – The Inside
To learn even more about Green House® Homes go to the official web site and request the DVD and/or guide-book. To locate a community that features the Green House Project model, check out this handy map.