Featured Resident

Senior Living Resident Spotlight – Frances Purcell

March 2, 2020 — Mrs. Frances Purcell was born and raised in Washington. D.C. and spent the entirety of her childhood along with her brother, Jay and sister Florence. After graduating high school, Frances went on to further her education at the University of Virginia where she initially met her future husband Woody while he was a patient of... Read More

Health & Rehab Resident Spotlight – Dorothy Mitchell

March 2, 2020 — Ms. Dorothy Mitchell was born in Natural Bridge, Virginia. She was born into a large family of twelve children, nine girls and four boys. Her family later moved to Farmville where she was raised and later met her husband, Clarence, a US Marine. They were married 52 years and raised five children, three sons and... Read More

Senior Living Resident Spotlight – Beverly Elson

January 31, 2020 — Mrs. Beverly Elson was born in Lajolla, CA but spent the vast majority of her life in Washington, DC before retiring to a home she owns in Locust Dale, VA. Beverly always had an affinity for the arts and that drove her to pursue her PhD in Art History from the University of Maryland at... Read More

Health & Rehab Resident Spotlight – Barbara Jean Grasty

January 2, 2020 — Ms. Barbara Jean Grasty was born and raised in Orange, VA. along with her brother and sister and attended Orange County schools. After graduating from Orange County High School, she married her husband John, who she was married to for sixty years. Together they have one daughter, Dorinda, who lives in North Carolina and several... Read More

Senior Living Resident Spotlight – Alice Wells

January 2, 2020 — Mrs. Alice Wells immigrated to the United States from the Czech Republic with her mother and brother at the age of 13. Her father had been living in New York City for 3 years saving money to bring them over. Alice had a love for motion pictures since her arrival in the United States and... Read More

Health & Rehab Resident Spotlight – Hazel Kennon

December 2, 2019 — Ms. Hazel Kennon was born November 16, 1917 in Charlestown, WV. Her family moved to North Carolina and later to Locust Grove, VA where her father opened Dulin’s Furniture & Hardware Store in Mine Run, August 1932. Her son, Milton Kennon, continues to own and operate the family store to this day. Ms. Kennon worked... Read More

Senior Living Resident Spotlight – Cora Smith

December 2, 2019 — Cora Smith was raised in rural Greene County, VA along with her 2 sisters and brother on a farm. She attended William Monroe High School and after graduating went on to further her education at Madison College (JMU) where she earned a degree in Education. While in college Cora’s cousin introduced her to her future... Read More

Senior Living Resident Spotlight – Mary Lou Baker

November 1, 2019 — Mrs. Mary Lou Baker has been a friend to all from the moment she moved into Dogwood Village. She was born in Unionville and has spent the entirety of her life in Orange County. She worked for Safe Way for 24 years and retired in 1988. She met her husband W. Ivan Baker on a... Read More

Health & Rehab Resident Spotlight – Sherwood Parrott

November 1, 2019 — Mr. Sherwood Parrott was born and raised in Quinque, a community in Green County, VA. He attended William Monroe High School and worked on his family farm until he was drafted into the Army in 1942. After 3 years in the military he returned home and went to work for the telephone company. He retired... Read More

Health & Rehab Resident Spotlight – Glen Reid

October 1, 2019 — Mr. Glen Reid was born and raised in Barboursville, Virginia and attended Orange County schools. He spent six years in the Army/Air Force and returned to his hometown. He claims he is a jack of all trades as he has held a variety of jobs. Glen has worked for the railroad, Virginia Metal, as a... Read More