Woodlands Retirement Community is a premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Huntington, West Virginia for people 55 and over that sits atop 171 acres of spectacular property overlooking hilltops and valleys in the area. We are a community that offers peace of mind by catering to three defining areas of living. First, we encourage wellness through an active, independent lifestyle and the companionship of close friends. Second, we feature spacious cottages and apartments and provide services, events and special amenities to provide an unparalleled independent living experience. Finally, we provide every resident access to onsite assisted living and memory support, should health care services ever be required.
Woodlands has the distinction of being the region’s only LifeCare community. Residents who choose LifeCare have the security of knowing they will always be able to stay in their Woodlands home – near friends, old and new – even if their health care needs change and they outlive their financial resources. Learn more about the special benefits of LifeCare here.
As one of the 20 available apartment styles at Woodlands in Huntington, West Virginia, the Sycamore residence is one of our best and brightest—literally! We spoke to a couple members of our community who live in Sycamore residences, and they shared what makes this...
“One of the best decisions of my life.. I’m originally from the Nashville area, but after living and working in Huntington for 30 years, I developed strong ties to this community. So, when I retired from Marshall in 1999, I decided to move to Woodlands. It’s been wonderful having more opportunities to take advantage of the many amenities, programs and activities Woodlands offers its residents. I know most of the people, and some of them are even my former students! There’s something day and night to keep our minds, bodies, emotional and spiritual selves going.”
Dot Hicks, Former Marshall University Golf Coach
“My wife and I decided that we wanted to downsize. It is a stress that we certainly don’t miss now that we are in such a relaxing environment here at Woodlands. It’s been a perfect fit for us. Today, when we get up in the morning, all there is to do are the things that we want to do. It’s given us a real sense of freedom. Lifecare is an amazing benefit of Woodlands living, too. It gives us tremendous peace of mind to know that if our health changes we will never have to impose on our children. We know we’ll always have a great home – even if the day comes that we need Assisted Living or Memory care. Woodlands will be her to provide it. ”
Dan and Charlotte Ingam
“Woodlands is a wonderful place to live. My husband and I, particularly now that we are fully retired, have no worries. More importantly, our children have no worries. They know all our needs are being met here. Everything is so convenient. All our food is prepared and maintenance takes care of anything that needs to be repaired. There’s exercise class, yoga, lectures, book club, movies and all sorts of other entertainment to keep me involved and active. In fact, I have never been busier!”
“Before moving here, my wife and I researched and visited many retirement communities between Charleston and Lexington before even knowing that Woodlands existed. Then we came here and we decided to move instantly! Living here is what I always envisioned for retirement. We often feel like we’re on a cruise because life here is so relaxing. We never need to cook, the food is delicious, and there’s always entertainment, social activities and day trips to keep us busy. We’re glad we moved here while we’re still young enough to really enjoy all that the Woodlands has to offer its independent living residents.”
“The best way to describe my feeling since coming to Woodlands is an amazing sense of freedom and safety. Everything is taken care of, from great meals, to changing a light bulb, to being able to travel without having to worry about my home being secure while away. As an independent living resident, I can also attest to the quality of Woodlands assisted living services. The staff there provided my husband outstanding care during his illness. I’m thankful to live in such a beautiful environment surrounded by people who care about me. There’s no place I’d rather live.”
“John and I made the move to Woodlands last year, and our transition couldn’t have been smoother. It has been like coming home. My mother, who lived to be 102, was a longtime Woodlands resident. She loved it here, too! There are so many benefits to a community like this. We enjoy our beautiful apartment and live very active lives, surrounded by friends old and new. We have peace of mind knowing that if anything ever happens to our health, we will not only have great care here, we will always have a place we can call home.”
Patty and John Anderson
“Woodlands is a place that feels like a big family. People are so friendly here, and it’s comforting to know that I’m surrounded by neighbors who check on me and who care. From the beginning, what has impressed me most is that Woodlands provides such a peaceful way to live. I don’t worry anymore about who’s going to mow my lawn or fix things around the house. Life here is stress-free, yet I still feel just like I did when I lived in my home. I remain as active as ever and maintain a healthy social life both here and with friends outside of Woodlands. It’s just a truly wonderful way live.”
Mary Lue Light
“I like working at Woodlands because of the family atmosphere that exists between staff and all the residents. From an IT perspective, I’ve tried to do that by staying on top of technological advances. That has included laying fiber optics to ensure that the entire campus, from the main Wi-Fi connections for residents. It’s also included giving residents security knowing that our 24-hour response system will connect them to a nurse’s cell phone on campus within seconds if they need medical assistance. Life at Woodlands is a lot of fun, and I’m glad to be a part of it!”
Richard Eid, Woodlands Director of Technology
“As Director of Maintenance for Woodlands, one of the most rewarding things is having the opportunity to create a home for someone. It’s wonderful to work with new residents to customize their apartments, bringing many of the amenities of their past to their new Woodlands space. There’s nothing like having a resident move into a new apartment and seeing the joy and appreciation on his or her face when they know they’ve made the right decision to make Woodlands home and become part of our family.”
Jason Easter, Woodlands Maintenance Director
“After a career of being a chef and running restaurants of my own, it’s been surprising to find how much fun it has been to be here at Woodlands. Woodlands is not only incredibly beautiful and professionally run, but there is a loving feeling projected here. My goal has been to take Woodlands to another level in food service with new and different approaches to developing menus and events. It gives me joy to give them comfort and a feeling of home through the services my department provides.”
Ron Smith, Woodlands Director of Dining Services