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.
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."
Patriots Colony is a not-for-profit, Continuing Care Retirement Community licensed by the Virginia Bureau of Insurance. Our care options –including assisted living (hyperlink to Assisted Living), memory care (hyperlink to Memory Care) and skilled nursing (hyperlink to skilled nursing), convalescent center and short-term rehabilitation service – are open to the public, whereas Independent Living is restricted to the following:
- Retired and former (honorably discharged) officers of the seven uniformed services
- Retired and former civilian employees of the federal government (with grade GS-7 &above)
- Their spouses or widow(ers)