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a Retirement Community for Military and Retired Federal Employees

It’s the opposite of retiring.

A wonderful thing happens when you choose our Life Plan Community in McLean, VA: Life expands. You’ll quickly discover the freedom of a maintenance-free independent living residence. Our lifestyle replaces household chores with activities and friendships that are sure to invigorate your zest for life.

Throughout our senior living community, you’ll hear residents sharing stories of their travel, military history, and anecdotes from a life of service. Residents enjoy walking the paths of our 23-acre campus, socializing with new friends in one of the lounges, or sharing a delicious meal in one of the dining venues. Best of all, you’ll have the security of knowing a continuum of health services is here if you ever need it.

To learn more about independent living, please complete the form on this page. We’ll be in touch with you shortly.

Stay as busy as you like.

You’ll always have choices to stay invigorated, interested and fulfilled. With a full calendar, each day offers new activities and old favorites.

Senior Getting Off the Bus At Vinson Hall Independent Living, McLean, VA

Independent Living Services & Amenities

Independent living residents at Vinson Hall Retirement Community receive an all-inclusive service and amenities package.


  • 24/7 concierge and security services
  • Maintenance staff
  • Wellness programs
  • Special menus planned by a registered dietitian
  • Postal services
  • Room service
  • Scheduled transportation for appointments and outings
  • Daytrips and outings for lunch, shopping and entertainment
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • A nurse on-site 24/7 in the health and wellness center
  • Medical appointments available with internal medicine, audiology, optometry, podiatry and dermatology
  • 24/7 emergency response system
  • Secured access after hours
  • Single-story convenience — no elevators or stairs


  • Three unique dining options
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds with walking paths
  • Indoor pool
  • Special menus planned by a registered dietitian
  • Fitness center, including classes and personal training sessions
  • Therapy room
  • Arts and crafts studio
  • Fireside living room
  • Library
  • Business center with computers
  • Guest suites
  • Billiard room
  • Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Convenience store
  • Beauty salon and barbershop
  • Holiday parties and resident socials
  • Veterans events
  • Live concerts, dramatic performances and educational lectures


Who can live at Vinson Hall?

Independent Living residences at Vinson Hall Retirement Community are open to commissioned military officers of all branches of service and their immediate family members and to all federal employees from any agency who have achieved a level of GS-14 or higher. Occasionally, special exceptions are made for individuals with a strong connection to our military or government.

I am still very active. Why should I get on the list now?

Many of our residents are very active, maintaining full schedules. Some volunteer with local organizations and many travel extensively. Living at VHRC allows you to engage in all the activities you love without the worry of home upkeep. In addition, prior to moving into VHRC, we invite you to join our Waitlist Signature Program, which allows you to enjoy VHRC’s amenities before you move in. Click here to read more.

If I get on the list now, what happens when my name comes up and I am not ready to move?

You will indicate on your application when you would like to move to Vinson Hall Retirement Community. However, if the time is not right when your name comes up, just tell us and we will go on to the next person on the list. There is no penalty to you.

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What do the fees cover?

Monthly fees support the operational costs of the community. The inside pages provide you with a list of what is provided to residents through the monthly fees. The entry fees covers capital improvements at Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

Which entry fee is better?

Two entry fees are offered to give flexibility to residents. Everyone’s financial situation is unique. To help determine which entry fee is better for you, we encourage you to talk with your financial advisor.

What happens when I need assisted living or nursing?

The primary advantage of moving into a Life Plan Community is having higher levels of living and services available to you. Vinson Hall residents are given preference for any openings for assisted living or nursing at Arleigh Burke Pavilion or The Sylvestery.

If my spouse transfers into Arleigh Burke or The Sylvestery, must I move to a smaller apartment?

No, it is your choice to remain in your apartment. Or you may wish to move to a smaller apartment, you will have the first opportunity to do so.

The right space in the perfect place.

You’re sure to find a residence that fits your lifestyle, tastes and budget.

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