History & Mission
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, a leader in aging related services known for its medical expertise, with their plans. With Riverside's medical and financial backing, Patriots Colony opened in 1996.
Patriots Colony is committed to providing our residents with superior social, cultural, recreational and health care services, all on one beautiful campus.
We believe in a preventative and proactive approach to wellness in an environment that promotes independence, well-being and quality of life. Our approach to healthful living is holistic –encompassing body, mind and spirit –and that philosophy resonates throughout our community.
Research shows that wellness programs incorporating a multi-dimensional approach are the key to people keeping their health, quality of life and peace of mind.
This commitment echoes Riverside Health System's fundamental vision for older adults, which states, "As I age, I will control my destiny in a place of my choosing."
Riverside provides a multitude of resources and services to help older adults live in a setting where they can maximize their quality of life. It's the ultimate "aging in place" capability whether in their homes and communities or supportive residential offerings, Riverside protects choice for all older adults enabling them to live empowered lives.
Riverside recognizes that each of us should be able to control our own destiny in a place of our choosing, even when staying at home is no longer an option. The lifelong health division offers a full spectrum of residential living options, caring for more than 1,500 people throughout 13 locations across Virginia.