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Celebrating life is the headline at The Village.

At The Village at Rockville retirement community, residents enjoying life is always headline news. Get the scoop on programs that are changing and growing, including Life Enrichment programming that adapts to the needs of residents. Our community members, staff members and over 300 volunteers breathe life into our mission every day.

For media/press inquiries, please contact Courtney Malengo, Director of Communications at 301-354-2706.

Here’s the latest news from The Village at Rockville:

 
 

From Loss Comes Giving

April 27, 2017

Four years ago Rosaria and Miguel Cruz started their volunteer service with The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community. In their initial interview they explained they were inspired to volunteer after they both lost their beloved mothers over a seven-month...

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Rockville, Md. Ranked Sixth as a Best Cities for an Active Retirement

April 17, 2017

In a recent study, published by SmartAsset.com, the 575 largest U.S. cities were reviewed and ranked based on criteria specifically important to senior living. Rankings were assessed based on the average tax rate, the number of local retirement communities, the...

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The Village at Rockville Receives Approval from Maryland Department of Aging for New Apartment Addition

March 3, 2017

March 2, 2017 ROCKVILLE, Md. –The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community in Rockville, Md., received approval from the Maryland Department of Aging for its campus expansion feasibility study. The expansion includes a new 130-unit independent living apartment building featuring...

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Dr. Jonathan Musher Named Top Doc

March 1, 2017

Washingtonian magazine has released its list of the Washington, D.C. area’s Top Doctors. Medical professionals from around the area were asked which doctors, across 39 specialty fields, they trust with their families’ health.  The Village at Rockville – A National...

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Inspiring Hearts with Art

March 1, 2017

Art. A subjective term that can mean any number of things, to any number of people; it could bring one to tears, create laughter, or give its viewer a sense of nostalgia. It is for this reason that, regardless of...

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What does 100 years [young] look like?

February 3, 2017

If you were asked to describe what a vibrant 100 years of life looks like, do you think you could? After meeting Helen Barrow, a 100-year-old resident at The Village at Rockville–A National Lutheran Community, you would have the answer...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Partners with American Public University to Enhance Employee Education Options

January 17, 2017

Rockville, MD- National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is partnering with American Public University (APU) so employees can take full advantage of NLCS’ tuition reimbursement program, earning an online degree or certificate from APU. NLCS values lifelong learning, not only for...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Partners with American Public University to Enhance Employee Education Options

January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 Rockville, Md. - National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is partnering with American Public University (APU) so employees can take full advantage of NLCS’ tuition reimbursement program, earning an online degree or certificate from APU. NLCS values...

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Permanent IRA Tax Benefit for Donations

January 1, 2017

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) from IRAs have been made permanent through the PATH Act of 2015. This legislation allows individuals 70 ½ or older to direct a portion or all of the annual required minimum distribution (RMD) to a charity...

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National Lutheran Awards $253,500 in Grants for 2017

December 6, 2016

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded 30 grants for the 2017 grant year, totaling $253,500. This marks the fourth year of the grant program, with a significant increase in amounts requested, number of grantees and awarded...

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Hear Us On WASH-FM!

November 18, 2016

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is getting into the Christmas spirit with its sponsorship of 24/7 holiday music on WASH-FM 97.1 from Nov. 18- Dec. 25 and on WMZQ 98.7 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You'll hear on-air spots...

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Former Summer Intern Shares His Experience

November 10, 2016

Sylas Buller, a Calling and Purpose in Society (CAPS) Fellow from Valparaiso University, spent his 2016 summer with National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS).  Specifically, he served at our Rockville-based retirement community, The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community.  During...

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The Village at Rockville Partners with Strathmore’s Artist in Residence Program

August 31, 2016

ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) is excited to partner with Strathmore’s Artist in Residence (AIR) program to host five concerts at the senior community through spring 2017. Strathmore created its Artist in Residence (AIR)...

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Never Too Old to Go for Gold

August 19, 2016

As the nation’s young rising athletes competed in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, one 92-year-old resident at The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community was doing just the same—vying for gold.                 For the past 27 years Edward...

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Marta Spangler Appointed as The Village at Rockville’s Director of Philanthropy

August 1, 2016

ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community is pleased to welcome Marta Spangler as the Director of Philanthropy, effective August 1, 2016. Spangler brings a unique perspective with years of global funding experience, most recently as the...

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How a Typo Helped Those in Need

December 24, 2015

What do you do with 300 custom-imprinted blankets that have a typo?  The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) was in that predicament earlier this week.  Rather than letting the warm fleece blankets go to waste because of a...

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New IRA Tax Benefit for Donations

December 22, 2015

For those aged 70 & a half or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18, Congress passed and the President signed legislation retroactively extending the charitable IRA rollover...

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National Lutheran Awards $221,250 in Grants to Local Organizations

December 1, 2015

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded 21 grants for the 2015-2016 grant year, totaling $221,250. This marks the third year of the grant program, with a significant increase in applicants and awarded funds throughout Maryland, Virginia,...

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NLCS Awards First Grant to Diakon Adult Day Services

December 1, 2015

ROCKVILLE, MD- National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded $15,000 to Diakon Adult Day Services at Ravenwood to provide expanded support to in-home caregivers. As one of two recipients, their Caregiver Support Initiative will be implemented in...

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Senior Resource Fair 6/19

December 1, 2015

Join us for a FREE Senior Resource Fair on Thursday, June 19 from 1-4 p.m. Senior specific vendors and resources will be available, as well as tours of The Village at Rockville every half hour.  For more information or to...

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Former Executive Director Honored by ALDE

December 1, 2015

Reichards Receive ALDE Spirit of Giving Award  Rev. Richard D. Reichard and Mrs. Melba Reichard received the honor of ALDE’s 2014 Spirit of Giving Award earlier this year.  Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE) is an international community of fundraising...

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NLCS Community Impact Grants Available for 2015

December 1, 2015

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is pleased to announce the availability of Community Impact Grants for congregations and community social service organizations for the 2015 grant year. As a faith-based ministry providing an array of services for older adults,...

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Auxiliary's Annual Fall Festival

December 1, 2015

You're invited in join us for the Annual Fall Festival at The Village at Rockville on Saturday, November 8, from 9:30 a.m.-2p.m. The Auxiliary is pleased to offer a variety of shopping opportunities including Christmas decor, Grandma's Attic, jewelry, plants,...

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Assisted Living at The Village at Rockville

December 1, 2015

Assisted Living services continue to expand at The Village at Rockville. In October 2014, fourteen additional suites were added, bringing the total assisted living suites to thirty-two. Current constuction for memory support assisted living will be completed in the spring of...

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Vintage Circus Comes to The Village at Rockville!

December 1, 2015

Dedicated volunteers and staff helped to bring a colorful and vibrant Vintage Circus to The Village at Rockville. Today's events included full-size painted renditions of elephants, giraffes and a large circus tent. Long-term care residents enjoyed duck races, face painting, cotton candy and...

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Dr. Jason Gottschalk Announced As The Village at Rockville's Executive Director

December 1, 2015

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md., announced Dr. Jason Gottschalk as its Executive Director effective February 13, 2015. “I am thrilled to be part of this vibrant community of dedicated and caring...

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The Village at Rockville Receives Five-Star Rating For Second Year In A Row

December 1, 2015

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) received a five-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the second year in a row. This ranking was further supported by recent news that TVAR...

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NLCS’ CEO Attends White House Conference on Aging

December 1, 2015

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Bradshaw recently took part in the White House Conference on Aging’s (WHCOA) regional forum in Boston, Massachusetts on May 28. Earlier in 2015, the WHCOA launched a series...

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TVAR Assisted Living Memory Support Wing Completed

December 1, 2015

The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) celebrates the commencement of a four-and-a-half-year planned renovation project, concluding with the creation of an assisted living memory support program.  The program, featuring a secure garden with a walking path and gazebo,...

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Trick or Treat with The Village at Rockville!

December 1, 2015

The Village at Rockville is welcoming trick or treaters on Saturday, October 31 from 1–3 p.m. Please bring your little ones dressed in costume. We provide a safe, indoor location for trick or treating, while the children provide smiles for...

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98% of Families Recommend The Village at Rockville

December 1, 2015

The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md., formerly known as The National Lutheran Home, received high marks from families in the Maryland Health Care Commission’s (MHCC) 2015 Nursing Facility Family Survey. According to MHCC survey results,...

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We're Collecting Toys for Tots

December 1, 2015

Help us bring joy to children this holiday season. The Village at Rockville is collecting Toys for Tots until Dec. 18.  If you would like to participate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy and drop it off at our main...

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NLCS Sponsors Grammy-Winning Composer and The Concordia Choir to Perform in Washington

December 1, 2015

National Lutheran Communities & Services is pleased to sponsor world-renowned composer and conductor René Clausen and The Concordia Choir to perform in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, February, 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The concert, part of the choir’s 15-day 2016...

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myPotential Rehabilitation Program Expands, Includes Outpatient Therapy Services

December 1, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md. – myPotential Rehabilitation, a service available at The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md., is now offering outpatient therapy services effective June 1, 2016.  Adding to an already robust short-stay rehabilitation program, the outpatient...

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Pulitzer-Prize Author Russell Baker Visits The Village at Rockville

December 1, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community, hosted Pulitzer-Prize winning author Russell Baker on Friday, March 23, 2012 for a book signing and discussion. More than 100 residents from The Village at Rockville and greater...

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2011-2012 Artist Series Receives Grant

December 1, 2015

The Village at Rockville 2011-2012 Artist Series receives a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. The grant will support a concert by the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble on April 29 at 3:00 p.m.

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MD State Arts Council Awards The Village at Rockville a $500 Grant

December 1, 2015

(ROCKVILLE, Md.) – The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community in Rockville, Md., was awarded a $500 grant from the Maryland State Arts Council to help fund its 2011-2012 Artist Series. This grant will help offset the costs...

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The Village at Rockville Launches CRISP Program

December 1, 2015

(ROCKVILLE, Md.) – The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community in Rockville, Md., is participating in Maryland’s health information exchange program that will enable direct access to patient discharge summaries, lab reports and radiology results for clients being...

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New Clinical Capabilities

December 1, 2015

The Village at Rockville, A National Lutheran Community is expanding its clinical capabilities to better serve more seniors and their families with the following services: TPN (total parenteral nutrition) Mediport (IV access) Comprehensive skin integrity program (including use of wound...

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MyPotential Coach Karen Sturtz Offers Tips on Selecting Short-Term Rehab

December 1, 2015

The Village at Rockville's myPotential Coach Karen Sturtz offers radio listeners tips for selecting short-term rehabilitation and other senior care options in an interview with Bernie Lucas, Clear Channel D.C.'s public affairs director. Her interview aired on all the local...

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Shoebox Gift Drive

December 1, 2015

The Prince of Peace 2013 Confirmation Class volunteers the first Saturday of every month at The Village at Rockville (TVAR). For the month of December students and families collected gloves, hats and scarfs, while TVAR's staff and residents collected toiletries....

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Free Glaucoma Screenings Feb. 7, 2-4 p.m.!

December 1, 2015

On Thursday, Feb. 7, Dr. Toufic Melki of the Retina Centers in Washington will offer a free presentation on Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health (1:00-2:00 p.m. in Chapel). Immediately following he is conducting FREE Glaucoma Screenings from 2:00-4:00...

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The Village at Rockville Ranks 2 in County, 3 in State

October 30, 2015

The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md., formerly known as The National Lutheran Home, ranks number three in the state of Maryland out of 205 senior care providers, and number two out of 32 providers in...

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Senior Health & Wellness Fair June 6

May 18, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Village at RockvilleHosted by Holy Cross Health and National Lutheran Communities & Services Learn more about living well at any age! Experience senior-friendly Zumba classes, bone density scans, fall risk prevention,...

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Free Tax Prep March 11, 18 & 25

February 5, 2014

The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) has partnered with AARP’s Tax Aide program to provide free tax preparation services to seniors on March 11, 18 & 25 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Appointments fill up fast, so reserve your spot...

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95% of Guests Would Recommend myPotential Rehabilitation

October 11, 2013

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md., formerly known as the National Lutheran Home, received high marks from guests who experienced its short-term rehabilitation program called myPotential. Approximately 95 percent of guests would...

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TVAR Nurse Sandy Osei-Acheampong Retires in Style

September 30, 2013

It’s not every day that your employer sends a limo to escort you to and from work, but for Mr. Sandy Osei-Acheampong, an employee for almost 32 years at The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md.,...

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98% of Families Would Recommend The Village at Rockville

August 7, 2013

The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md., formerly known as The National Lutheran Home, received high marks from families in the Maryland Health Care Commission’s (MHCC) 2013 Nursing Facility Family Survey. According to MHCC survey results,...

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Assisted Living Comes to Rockville

March 28, 2013

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md., formerly known as the National Lutheran Home, unveiled 18 private assisted living apartments on Tuesday, March 26, in an opening celebration. Guests gathered to herald the...

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The Village at Rockville Ranks 8 in State, 2 in County

February 26, 2013

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md., formerly known as the National Lutheran Home, was ranked number eight in the state of Maryland out of 205 senior care providers, and number two out...

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Free Tax Preparation March 13 & 20

February 13, 2013

The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) has partnered with AARP’s Tax Aide program to provide free tax preparation services to seniors on March 13 and March 20, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Appointments fill up fast, so...

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Rockville Announces Jana Broughton as Executive Director

January 2, 2013

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md., announced Jana Broughton as its new Executive Director. Following an executive search, Broughton was selected to take the helm at TVAR effective Jan. 2, 2013. A...

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Rockville Renovations Highlighted in Construction Today Magazine

December 24, 2012

Construction Today Magazine highlighted the ongoing renovations at The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community in Rockville, Md. The renovations, which are phased over four years, are designed to give the 32-year-old building a facelift, expand its health care offerings...

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Collecting Toiletries for Seniors in Need

November 12, 2012

The Village at Rockville--A National Lutheran Community is collecting personal care items/toiletries to donate to Elderly Ministries of Rockville City for seniors in need. Items are being collected until Dec. 3, 2012. Support a senior in need by donating any...

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Resident Birgit Madsen Inducted into Hall of Fame

November 1, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md. – Not too many seniors can say they have been inducted into the hall of fame, but Rockville resident Birgit Madsen has earned those bragging rights. A resident of The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community (TVAR), Birgit...

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The Village at Rockville Donates 102 Beds to Hospitals in Cameroon, Africa

February 22, 2012

The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community, discovered a creative way to help hospitals in Cameroon, Africa. Approximately 102 Hill-Rom hospital beds have been donated to Safe Bridge of Help (SBH), a not-for-profit that provides assistance in health...

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The Village at Rockville Unveils its MyPotential Rehabilitation Services and Program

February 3, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community, unveiled its holistic and individualized myPotential Rehabilitation Services during two grand openings on Monday, January 30 and Tuesday, January 31. More than 200 guests turned out to see...

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Kirsten Haalboom Named Director of Philanthropy for The Village at Rockville

December 12, 2011

(Rockville, Md.) – National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) named Kirsten Haalboom as the Director of Philanthropy, focusing specifically on The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community, in Rockville, Md. In this position Haalboom will have oversight for...

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