Proud of our Rockville, Md., heritage, excited about our future.

From a modest skilled nursing center to an active retirement community, caring for seniors has always been a part of our history.

Formerly known as The National Lutheran Home, The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community, has always been about the work of its ministry, caring for seniors since 1890. In planning for future generations, we refreshed our mission statement in 2011 to more accurately reflect the activities of the ministry, now and into the future:

To fulfill its Christian ministry, National Lutheran Communities & Services provides an array of options for seniors including residential living along with home and health care services, which are designed to meet individual needs.

A look at our historic milestones:

1890

Mrs. Sarah Utermehle of Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Washington, D.C., donates 27 acres of land for the first National Lutheran Home.

1895

The first residents are welcomed at the National Lutheran Home, located at 18th & Douglas Streets, N.E., Washington, D.C.

1914

Donations fund a new 60-bed National Lutheran Home and 150-seat chapel.

1933

Rev. John A. Weidley is named first Pastor Superintendent.

1941

A. Barbara Wiegand is named the first President of the Ladies Auxiliary.

1955

Building additions and renovations expand capacity to accommodate 255 seniors.

1980

The National Lutheran Home moves to a new, 300-bed health care center on 30 acres in Rockville, Md.

1986

Construction of the first 51 independent living cottages at Rockville is completed.

2008

The National Lutheran Home becomes The National Lutheran Home and Village at Rockville (NLHV). A
corporate parent is created and takes the name The National Lutheran Home for the Aged (NLHA).

2009

Larry Bradshaw is appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Trustees.

2010

The 120th Anniversary marks new names: The National Lutheran Home and Village becomes The Village at Rockville, A National Lutheran Community. The National Lutheran Home for the Aged becomes National Lutheran Communities & Services.

2012 - February

Welcomes the grand opening of myPotential short-term rehabilitation services at The Village at Rockville, complete with a new state-of-the-art therapy gym and 33 private suites.

2012 - October

Unveils newly renovated dining spaces including: Café 9701 and The Luther Room (private dining space available for reservation).

2013 - March

Unveils 18 private assisted living apartments on March 26 in an opening celebration.

2015

125th Anniversary 

2015 - September

Four-and-a-half year rennovation projected is completed with a ribbon cutting. 

The peace of mind that my brothers and I feel knowing that mother is being cared for in a safe and caring environment is beyond all expectations. As a retired RN, I can truly appreciate the efforts of everyone and the challenges that are required in caring for the elderly population.Carol, Richard & Thomas, children of a resident