Heather Fuentes

Address: 5420 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20015

Phone: 202-684-7204

Website: www.meridiansenior.com/senior-living/dc/washington/chevy-chase-house/

Chevy Chase House has furnished studio apartments for seniors needing to transition from a hospital stay or rehab facility back to home. The rate is value-priced, the food is delicious, and the care is outstanding. Because of those factors, many respite residents decide to make the Chevy Chase House their new home.

Chevy Chase House residents enjoy luxury senior living nestled in one of Washington, D.C.’s most vibrant neighborhoods, close to shopping, dining and arts venues. A recent $12 million renovation preserved the historic building’s charming architectural details while adding upscale amenities that included a spacious fitness center. Upgraded apartments feature full-size refrigerators and extra cabinets and closets. Furnished short-term suites are also available.

Senior living does not mean life has to slow down. The Chevy Chase House community was specially designed to allow residents to live as independently as they please, with extra support for everyday tasks available when needed. A robust programming calendar includes weekly trips to Washington, D.C. cultural sites, exclusive dining events — happy hours, monthly international food nights and more — continuing education and exercise classes.

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Chevy Chase House knows that gathering friends together over delicious cuisine is one of life’s simplest pleasures. The dining room serves three restaurant-style meals a day, though all-day dining provides flexibility around residents’ activities. Food service director and executive chef Peter Franklin, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, creates balanced monthly meal plans, taking into account resident preferences and nutrition, including an entirely vegan menu at a new resident’s request. Recently added menu items include New York deli favorites: Reuben, Rachel and pastrami sandwiches and bagels with lox. An Always Available menu featuring more than 25 classic choices ensures there is always something that hits the spot.