Goodwin House press release

News - March 14, 2022

Contact: Elizabeth Bement

703.915.5830 | elizabeth.bement@finnpartners.com

Goodwin House Inc. and Cherry Blossom PACE Launch Partnership for Older Adults in Northern Virginia

Alexandria, VA – This January, Goodwin House launched a partnership with a local Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Called “Cherry Blossom PACE”, this program will be located on Beauregard Street, just beyond Seminary Road, near Goodwin House Alexandria. It will provide services to older adults who live in Northern Virginia and can travel from their home to the center within an hour.

PACE programs provide a range of medical and social services to older adults living on their own, not within a senior living setting. The programs provide affordable, accessible care and services to those who need care and support but cannot afford to pay for it. Most PACE participants qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Throughout the United States, PACE programs support older adults with rehab clinics, dentistry, home health therapy and other comprehensive medical and social services.

Thanks to this new partnership, Cherry Blossom PACE participants will receive catered by Goodwin House Alexandria Dining Services, while Goodwin House continues to provide the same quality of food and dining experiences to residents, members and guests in their Life Plan Communities.

“Our team is dedicated to providing the best medical care and management for our community’s seniors and other adults with complex, unmet health needs in a welcoming and safe environment,” said Bernie Loren, center manager of Cherry Blossom PACE. “Nutritious meals provided in a community setting is an integral part of this program. We look forward to working with Goodwin House in serving this population.”

Partnering with Cherry Blossom PACE program allows Goodwin House to meaningfully pursue a long-held vision to ‘expand the ways and places we serve older adults. Goodwin House looks forward to continuing this exciting relationship with PACE to offer even more support however possible in the future.

Consistent with our mission to support, honor, and uplift the lives of older adults, being able to support the comprehensive care model that Cherry Blossom PACE offers is a real honor, and we look forward to all the good this service brings to the older adults of Northern Virginia,” said Rob Liebreich, CEO and President of Goodwin House

If you have loved ones in the community who would benefit from PACE, encourage them to call 571-789-0770 or fill out their online form for more information.

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About Goodwin House Incorporated: Celebrating 55 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a not-for-profit, Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Through its growing family of senior living and healthcare services owned and operated across Northern Virginia and in the District of Columbia, GHI serves 2,200 older adults with options that include: two Life Plan Communities—Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads; an innovative continuing care at home program—Goodwin House at Home; and a portfolio of healthcare services and partnerships delivering Home Health, Rehabilitation, Primary Care, Palliative Care, Hospice and Brain Health.

GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving low-income older adults in McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. GHI also advances its mission through the Goodwin House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides financial support to current and future residents in need and to fund programs dedicated to promoting growth and education of staff as well as overall well-being and vibrant living as we age.

About Cherry Blossom PACE: Located in Alexandria, VA, Cherry Blossom PACE is a local chapter of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) that provides seniors with an alternative to nursing facilities and enables them to live in their homes. Cherry Blossom PACE is the first PACE center from ConcertoCare, a tech-enabled, value-based provider of at-home, comprehensive care for seniors and other adults with unmet health and social needs.

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