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Virginia Health Services breaks ground on $7 million assisted living project in Newport News

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Virginia Health Services (VHS), a local operator of convalescent, rehabilitation and retirement centers, has broken ground on a 33,000-square-foot, assisted-living facility adjacent to the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News.

VHS owns and operates The Arbors at Port Warwick, a senior living facility in Newport News, and six convalescent and rehabilitation centers throughout the Hampton Roads Peninsula area. 

Its newest project, The Huntington at The Newport, will offer 32 apartments and share the same campus as The Newport complex, which provides convalescent and rehabilitation services to 55 residents.

“The Huntington at The Newport will be our first assisted-living facility and will allow the opportunity to offer our residents a full-range of services and a continuum of care package,” Jeffrey Mendelsohn, president of VHS, said in a statement. 

Residents will be able to dine in a formal dining room with meals prepared by an on-staff chef.  Other amenities will include a media center, activity room, library, on-site beauty parlor and a third-floor Florida room overlooking the Mariner’s Museum Park.

PMA Architecture in Newport News designed the project, and W.M. Jordan Co, also based in Newport News, will serve as general contractor. It is scheduled to open in 2013. Besides the assisted-living apartments, the project also calls for construction of five additional resident rehabilitation rooms and a large rehabilitation gymnasium at The Newport.


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