About Us

About Us: The Patriots Colony Difference

Patriots Colony was founded by a group of retired military officers, led by Major General Archie Cannon, who saw the need for a community dedicated to those who shared the common bond of service to country. In 1994, the founders approached Riverside Health System, known for its medical expertise and being a leader in senior services, with their plans. With Riverside's medical and financial backing, Patriots Colony opened in 1996.

Today, Patriots Colony is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) licensed by the Virginia Bureau of Insurance. Our lifestyle options include independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing (short-term rehabilitation and nursing home) services, all on one expansive campus.

Patriots Colony's independent living service is exclusively to former military officers (honorably discharged) of the seven uniformed services, federal civil employees (with grade GS-7 & above) and their spouses or widow(er)s.  As part of Riverside Health System, on-site care options including respite, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing are open to all, no prior career eligibility required.




Patriots Colony is sponsored by Riverside Health System, the leading provider of services to seniors in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With over a century of senior care service in Eastern Virginia, Riverside provides residents with access to many health services and locations. The organization has a vision for Older Adults –to empower them to say: "As I age, I will control my destiny in a place of my choosing."

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