Independent senior living is exactly what it sounds like: Freedom to do what you want. Fewer responsibilities holding you back.
Your apartment residence at our Charleston, WV community will be maintenance-free, just like the rest of your lifestyle. We take care of everything. Our restaurant dining options allow you to cook less. Or cook more, if that’s your thing — every residence has a full kitchen. Your only job here is to live the life you love.
The rewarding lifestyle.
Once you leave the hassles of homeownership behind, life expands. Suddenly, there’s more free time to do exactly what you want. We put a lot of rewarding activities in place. Residents choose to participate in as much — or as little — as they like.
Of course, resident activities aren’t limited to our campus. People here are active and involved, both at our community and in the surrounding area.
Social responsibility, civic contributions and volunteerism are common — and fulfilling — endeavors. It’s not unusual to find Edgewood Summit residents participating in Habitat for Humanity, Union Mission and Veterans Affairs, just to name a few. Annual service projects include Read Aloud programs with Kanawha County schools, food and clothing drives, and stuffing Easter eggs for children.
For your enjoyment
- Restaurant-style, chef-prepared dining
- Art studio
- Club and card room
- Volunteer opportunities
- Group activities and community clubs open to all
- Café and sundry shop
- Housekeeping and flat linen service
- Laundry offered
- Community terrace, patio and gardens
- Social lounge
For your comfort, convenience and well-being
- Spacious apartment homes
- Interior and exterior maintenance
- Scheduled transportation
- 24-hour security
- Emergency alert systems
- Mail center
- Computer kiosks
- Covered and garage parking available
- Sundry shop
- On-site physician’s office
- On-site devotional services
- Fitness center
- Therapy gym
- Guest apartment
- Access to long-term care
iFloorPlan is a helpful, easy-to-use interactive tool that shows you how your furniture will fit into your new home at Edgewood Summit. Click on any of the sample floor plans, and you’ll be taken to a page where you can choose and place furniture into each room using a simple drag-and-drop tool.
Each floor plan comes with a few already-placed furniture items that you can rotate, adjust size or delete altogether. You can also clear the entire floor plan by clicking “Clear” in the top right corner. After you’ve finished setting up your new space, you can print, share or save your “furnished” apartment layout. It’s fun – and no heavy lifting required!
The inherent value of our lifestyle.
As the only CCRC (continuing care retirement community) in the Kanawha Valley, our model includes a highly refundable Resident Deposit plus monthly fees. The benefits to residents are many. In short, this unique structure helps guarantee a positive quality of life, setting the standard for distinctive retirement living in Kanawha County.
To learn more about independent living at Charleston’s only CCRC, please complete the form on this page. We’ll be in touch with you shortly.
Frequently asked questions.
Many independent seniors choose a community simply to eliminate the burdens of owning a house — higher insurance, property taxes, repairs, yardwork, shoveling snow and regular maintenance. Often the decision to make a move is driven by the desire to be in a social and active environment. It also provides levels of safety and security. Unlike living alone, at a community there’s always someone close by if an emergency arises.
Edgewood Summit recognizes that choosing a new home is a personal decision and making a lifestyle change can be difficult. Finding the right community for you that balances independent living with support and services when needed requires some research. We invite you to attend regularly scheduled informational sessions on a variety of topics to help you make an educated decision about your future. We’re available to answer your questions at any time, and welcome your inquiries. We offer an open invitation to visit and take a personal tour.
There are several benefits. The investment you make into Edgewood Summit is reinvested in the community to pay for capital improvements, fund reserves, retire debt, and generate interest earnings to help with operational expenses. Also keep in mind that the entrance fee at Edgewood Summit is up to 90% refundable. Also included in the contract is a Health Care Benefit, offering a substantial discount on higher levels of living at Edgewood Summit, should you ever need them.
Living at Edgewood Summit is surprisingly affordable. Cost depends on several factors. Comparing the actual costs of your current living arrangement and the comprehensively inclusive monthly service fee should be reviewed in detail with our marketing team. We would love to sit down with you and go through the financial advantages of residing in a senior living community.