Come be Part of Something Special! 

You've spent your career serving the country, and now we want to serve you while enjoying the best possible retirement lifestyle at Patriots Colony.  That's why we have designed Presidents Pavilion with you in mind!   Our newest residents will enjoy:
  • New, spacious open floor plans
  • Full kitchens with full size appliances
  • Walk-in closets in all bedrooms
  • Balconies/patios
  • And Many More...

These luxurious homes are selling very quickly!  Don't miss out on this special opportunity.  Call us at 757-585-7006 to schedule your personal tour and appointment today!  

Three New Floor Plans To Choose From!
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Three New Color Palettes To Choose From!


New Faces!
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Did you know that we have brothers married to sisters living at Patriots Colony? Harvey and Dave Burden are both retired naval officers. Their father graduated from the Naval Academy in the class of 1930. Harvey was born in Glendale, CA, and Dave was born in Pensacola, FL. Growing up, they lived in many Naval Station areas including Hawaii and the Philippines. Harvey graduated from the Naval Academy in 1955, Dave in 1958, and Harvey's son Andy in 1990. Three generations of USNA graduates! Harvey served 20 years in Aviation and Dave served 20 years in the Supply Corps. 
The Health Representatives at Patriots Colony can be found in various venues throughout the week. They may participate in a family meeting in the Spring House, attend a social gathering in Assisted Living, or look in on patients in Convalescence. In any number of ways, they are looking out for our interests in these areas. Mary Agnes Candee (hence the name MAC) from Schuylkill, PA, and Gloria Shevokis from Minersville, PA, first met when they entered nurses training at St. Joseph's Hospital in Reading, PA. Nursing was very different then. For example, the students had to mix the correct dosage for medications; and disposal of body wastes was not simple. Each is sorry that nurses no longer wear caps. To them, the capping ceremony was a very special event and separated the nurses from other staff members.  KEEP READING...

There are two kinds of American Ambassadors: Political appointees, who are usually rewarded for campaign contributions and often serve in places like London, Paris and Tokyo, and career Foreign Service Officers like Jim Bullington who mostly serve in Africa, South and Central America and Southeast Asia.

Jim grew up in rural North Alabama, often walking on the "south end of a north bound mule" on his granddaddy's farm, and in a working-class neighborhood of Chattanooga. He actually wanted to be a military officer, but polio robbed him of that option so he did the next best thing by becoming a career Foreign Service Officer. 

Some of us are one, many of us have raised some. The origin of this word comes from the British Army.

Soldiers were sent to India and would precede their families. The family would report to a ship at a later date. Before embarkation, while the mother was absorbed with paperwork, a member of the crew would put a tag on each child reading "B.R.A.T." The acronym stood for "British Regiment Attached Traveler."

By: Ann Russell

In January we had a snow storm, yes only one. Nancy Bull immediately made a snowman and then Fred and Marian Lokay provided evidence that the snow was 11 inches deep. A few days later, Spring began and the most pleasant month warmed us up. How quickly time flies at Patriots Colony!

Living in a retirement community is like being in college:

1. Everyone there is roughly your age and you have a lot in common with them if, for no other reason but that you grew up in the same era and shared many of the same experiences.
2. There are nice people there who clean your rooms, take care of the lawn and flower beds, cook your meals, and change your light bulbs.
3. You can enjoy game rooms, a library, an indoor pool, exercise facilities, tennis courts, and field trips to cultural events.
4. Educational opportunities stretch your brain; classroom learning, expert speakers, arts and crafts, book clubs, music and theater performances, as well as special interest groups.
5. A continual round of cocktail parties relieves the stress.
6. Every year, the seniors graduate and move on to their next lives and freshmen take their places providing a constant source of new friends.
7. Some of the happiest years of our lives were at college so we look forward to a replay of those good times at our retirement campus.

 By: Mary Miley (Submitted by Joanne Miley)

  • I decided to stop calling the bathroom the "John" and renamed it the "Jim." I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.
  • Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.
  • If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would've put them on my knees.
  • I am a Seenager. (Senior Teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 60 years later:
  • I don't have to go to school or work.
  • I get an allowance every month.
  • I have my own pad.
  • I don't have a curfew.
  • I have a driver's license and my own car.
  • I have ID that gets me into bars and the whiskey store.
  • The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant.
  • And I don't have acne.
Life is great. I have more friends I should send this to, but right now
I can't remember their names!
They have been greeting residents by name since Patriots Colony opened its doors. Knowing the name of every resident in Independent Living has been important to them. Also, in their jobs, they have endeavored to keep everyone happy - meet their requests, cater to their whims, deal with their complaints, and provide assistance when needed. They have done all of this and done it with a smile. Not at all surprising, they have an extensive fan base at Patriots Colony.
You know who they are: Daniele Lewars and Gail Paige. They have gotten to know us quite well over the course of the years. Now it is our turn to learn something about them and what they think. In an interview, the two were asked how they viewed working here, what changes they had observed over the years, what they had found humorous, and what they had found challenging. A few facts about them:  KEEP READING...