Stories from the community
“We feel blessed to be part of Knollwood’s unique culture of appreciation and respect…“
Washington has been a “base camp” where my wife, Priscilla, and I served, and out of which I deployed, for many of the frequent military and diplomatic postings in war zones from Biafra to Baghdad over 43 years of federal government service. Knollwood’s peaceful and friendly Washington location has provided us an ideal retirement with stability and wellness following our intense operations tempo. Life at Knollwood lets us retain as much as we want of our previous career connections, surrounds us with friends with similarly stimulating experiences and keeps us mindfully young with a smorgasbord of enriching community activities from which to choose and volunteer. We feel blessed to be part of Knollwood’s unique culture of appreciation and respect for both the sacrifices and rewards of residents who have given so much for our country.
“Since my move in 2008, I have had a warm spot in my heart and a true affection for the community.“
Since my move in 2008, I have had a warm spot in my heart and a true affection for the community. The Maxwell Taylor Society offers me an outlet to do what I can to give back to those who have served our country and sacrificed so much for our freedom.
“In 2005, my wife was diagnosed with dementia and it was the ADF and Knollwood’s levels of care… which allowed us to maintain our life together…“
There are two things that changed my life- flying the F-86 and meeting a beautiful 5’8’’ blonde. Sadly, in 2005, my wife was diagnosed with dementia and it was The ADF and Knollwood’s levels of care, particularly the Health Services Center, which allowed us to maintain our life together under one roof.
“…the starting point might look a lot like what’s happening at Knollwood“
People 65 and older make up the fastest-growing age demographic in the US. The growth of the eldercare workforce is not keeping pace. By 2030, there will be an estimated shortfall of 151,000 paid care workers in the US, according to one estimate. By 2040, that gap is projected to rise to 355,000. In the absence of qualified professional caregivers, family members and friends must step in to help older loved ones with their daily living—often at great cost to their own financial and physical health.
It’s no small feat to craft a technological fix for this problem that is cost-effective, supports human care workers without taking their jobs, and reliably attends to the social, emotional, and physical needs of aging people in a way that respects their dignity and privacy. But if you were going to try, the starting point might look a lot like what’s happening at Knollwood…
“Knollwood stands out for the commitment of its staff under pressure“
Knollwood stands out for the commitment of its staff under pressure — and also the ability to find the supplies, protective equipment and test kits to perform widespread testing.
“This leadership team has the care of its residents at its foundational roots“
I am incredibly proud of being part of the Army Distaff Foundation and Knollwood Life Plan Community, for all we have accomplished in service of its residents over the last three years. This leadership team has the care of its residents at its foundational roots and I am excited to see it drive the organization as it moves into the future.
“For more than 60 years, ADF has been helping retired service members who no longer have the financial means to care for themselves.“
For more than 60 years, ADF has been helping retired service members who no longer have the financial means to care for themselves. In addition to housing more than 250 veterans and spouses at their senior living community in Washington, DC, ADF also covers residents’ daily living costs and provides innovative healthcare solutions that utilize advanced technologies.