The Jefferson is an urban, luxury high-rise in Arlington that offers independent living, as well as access to a full continuum of care, including assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing/rehab. It is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro and Ballston Quarter mall and has a walkability score of “97”!
Q: As an artist/musician/thespian, what opportunities are there at The Jefferson to not only fulfill but grow my passion?
A: Brenda Barthell: There is a wide range of art classes that offer instruction in a variety of media. If you prefer to work independently, we have two open studio times every week where artists — from beginner to advanced —gather to paint and socialize. The Jefferson also arranges regular field trips to art galleries and museums, and we have monthly Wandering Docent art history lectures.
Carol Patch: Not having a house to maintain allows me to spend more time focusing on my art.
Terri Rea: I’m a painter and there are art activities for every level, from beginner to Open Studio, where more experienced painters work independently. The Jefferson is home to many creative people from all walks of life. We also enjoy the weekly resident-led Team Trivia games, which help us stretch our brains and memories.
Paulette Cushman: For the thespians, Jefferson transportation takes us to theaters far and wide. One can also easily take the Metro downtown to enjoy the many theaters in Washington, D.C. Theater Workshop, led by a professional resident producer, meets weekly to read plays and hone techniques.
Sonia Scadden: As a pianist, I look forward to playing with other residents who are classically trained. There are several classically trained pianist residents, and I have enjoyed the experience of playing with them both privately and in concerts for The Jefferson residents.