Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury recently opened the latest in its continuum of care offerings – The Small House – a residential home for residents who are experiencing mild to moderate cognitive impairment or memory challenges.
Thanks to generous $1.5 million in donations and pledges from residents – the late Mr. Thomas Birdsong III and his wife, Jane, and the Birdsong Charitable Foundation, RWC was able to move this project, which has long been a dream, to reality.
The Small House is a residentially styled, specially equipped home with eight private suites each featuring a sleeping area, living space and a full private bathroom with shower. Residents can enjoy the large, bright activity space, full kitchen and home-like dining area, safe outdoor space, and engaging programming developed by the residents and a specially trained and dedicated team of employees.
“RWC has always taken a proactive approach to addressing normal memory loss as we age, and we have been a leader in the community providing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease education and training,” said CEO Stuart Bunting. “The opening of the Small House takes our support for residents experiencing cognitive decline to the next level.”