First Colonial Inn

845 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach VA 23451

5 / 5.0 24 Reviews

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About First Colonial Inn

First Colonial Inn is dedicated to providing complete living and care solutions for seniors. Our friendly community is right around the corner from all the best Virginia Beach has to offer. Our residents have several options for entertainment, and other events and activities.

Our community is dedicated to providing our residents compassion and kindness. We are on a mission to enrich the lives who live and work with us. We respond to each of their unique needs and the desire to maintain their dignity and respect. Each resident comes with their own set of needs and we are mindful of that. For some seniors, that need is as simple as friends and companionship, a full and active social life. Assistance with daily activities and tasks might be what others need. Some of our residents need more intensive and specialized care like therapy and rehabilitation services.

First Colonial Inn Independent Living and Assisted Living

The independent living and assisted living services provided at First Colonial Inn are tailored to fit each individual lifestyles. Residents enjoy a secure independent lifestyle with help when they need it.

We offer a variety of options that are available for you to choose from so you can pick a space that fits your needs. We offer living spaces that are fully furnished, but we always encourage residents to bring their own furniture and personal items to make their living space their own. We employ very well trained staff that are some of the best in Virginia Beach who care for our senior residents. We do our best to nurture your loved ones and help them age gracefully. We designed the dining area at First Colonial Inn to be a cozy, home style setting for our residents and family members. Our specialty is customized menus that provide delicious, home cooked meals that meet the needs of all residents.

First Colonial Inn Amenities & Services

Devotional Services Onsite, Meals Provided, Outdoor Common Areas, Vegetarian, Activities Offsite, Devotional Services Offsite, Indoor Common Areas, Activities Onsite, Beautician Onsite and other perks are available to all residents. Seniors enjoy the comfort of their new home while our friendly, well-trained staff is available for anything they may need or want.

Our facility has Diverse services and other ways we keep seniors active and healthy. Our staff works really hard to keep our aging residents active and independent, keeping everyone feeling young and healthy.

Residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. Our structured program helps all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many of our activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. We make sure the activities are fun and entertaining.

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First Colonial Inn – Reviews

5 / 5.0 24 Reviews

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November 2020

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Deb R

My dad moved to Virginia Beach at age 92 to be near family after living independently in Florida for 28 years. It was not an easy decision for him to give up his home and friends he loved, but to his credit he realized he was beginning to need help only his family could provide. We had carefully researched living options for him prior to his move, and First Colonial Inn seemed to be at the top of everyones list. After touring the facility, my dad wouldnt even consider looking elsewhere…..and we never regretted the decision. First Colonial stands out, not only for its lovely building and beautifully-kept grounds, not only for its many and varied daily activities, and not just for the restaurant-like dining rooms and extensive menu options. That is all impressive, but what really makes First Colonial special is its amazing staff. They are kind and compassionate and truly care about every resident. Every time we walked in the door, and throughout the community we were greeted warmly by each and every person we encountered. In a short time, everyone seemed to know my dad by name, and would often stop to chat with us to let us know how he was doing. My dad was able to quickly make First Colonial his home, largely sue to the patient, caring and loving staff. It is not an easy thing for a family when an elderly parent moves into a senior living community, and of course we worried about him a great deal. But the associates at First Colonial always put our minds at ease, from Chrissy, the director, to Dan and Dana and Tim and all the other folks who looked after him. I am grateful to each and every one of them. Whenever he had the slightest problem (how do I work this TV remote again?) or a serious health emergency, he was taken care of right away. We knew he was in good hands when we werent with him, and that meant so much to us. First Colonial will always hold a very special place in out hearts.

October 2020

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Linda S

A really big thank you to you and your staff for taking such good care of my Mom and all the other residents. Its a big relief knowing that all of you care for them like family everyday but especially during a crisis like we face now. Thank you for keeping the families up-to-date on whats going on. Mom and I talk daily and she tells me how you and your staff are taking the extra steps to keep the residents safe and entertained. Thank you so much for everything you are doing.

October 2020

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Debbie W

This place is amazing. My 95 year old mom lives there. They treat her like a queen. I would highly recommend First Colonial Inn

October 2020

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Beth B

Just a short note of thanks to FCI. Bing & Bunny Bassett are close friends and I recently visited and stayed in the guest room on the 3rd floor. Everything was perfect and a place of rest close to my friends. Thank you for the wonderful care that you provide for my dear friends. Your staff is excellent. FCI is much appreciated by those who love Bing & Bunny.

October 2020

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Harold S

I want to express my appreciation and thanks to all of the staff for the services rendered to us residents during this unsettling time brought on by the pandemic. All of you have had extra work in controlling entrance to the facility, serving meals, delivering mail and performing temperature checks daily with friendly greetings and smiles. It is evident that you have been concerned with our welfare and safety and we should all be appreciative. KUDOS to all!

October 2020

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Mary B

I moved my Dad out of a retirement facility a half mile away into First Colonial Inn at age 93 and he loved it. He made some good friends there that were his last friends in his life as he died at 95. He really enjoyed living there and said the food was really good there. I highly recommend living there!

October 2020

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Colleen B

More than twenty years ago my husband and I chose First Colonial Inn as our retirement home. Our decision came after investigating numerous communities in Virginia and North Carolina. First Colonial Inn is nestled in a park-like setting with easy access to medical and shopping opportunities. Now that my husband is deceased the Inn is even more important to me. Affording me security, transportation, and a kind and caring staff. The apartment rental policy assures me that if health issues dictate, I can easily relocate near my family.

October 2020

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Addie M

Cant thank you and all the associates at FCI enough for all the hard work in keeping Mom and all the other residents safe while finding creative ways to bring some sunshine to their days! I share with all my siblings and friends what a wonderful job you are all doing! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

September 2020

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Lyn R

On behalf of my mother I want to take this opportunity to thank you all once again for many years of good living at First Colonial Inn. Your staff was always incredibly kind and helpful. The First Colonial Inn family got to know my mother and were genuinely caring and concerned for her welfare. She was comfortable there from DAY 1. She felt safe and looked after. My mothers decline in the last year or so caused situations that required attention that you all were always ready to offer even though it was above and beyond what I could have ever expected. Your staffs communications with me regarding observations and obvious concern for her was always greatly appreciated. Dan, Norman, Carol, Tim, Dana, Christina, all the very helpful members manning the front desk...I wont be able to recall all the names, but want to say THANK YOU! My mother is now in a Memory Unit and is happy and in the right environment for her at this time. I was so lucky to have been able to keep her in her apartment for as long as I was and that is thanks to you and your wonderful caring and accommodating staff. Should anyone need to speak to a former residents family in helping to make the decision to move to First Colonial Inn, I would be happy to give the highest recommendation.

August 2020

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Lawrence S

The reality of learning that you will have to live the rest of your life in Assisted Living is not pleasant when you are a widowed, eightyish male, on your own, that needs help. Knowing all the Assisted Living facilities in your community because you were here, before they were built, doesnt help much in making a decision. Therefore, a list was made, and I used the internet to cross reference my goals. Top of the list was a two bedroom, living area as close to a 1,000 sq feet as possible, with as many windows as possible to let in light and fresh air. Then, comes a central location near your family, doctors, hospital and major shopping center. Then, it comes down to quality of staff, dining facilities, wellness facilities, and overall feeling of the community. This is a process of elimination, a lot of phone calls made and reading reviews; therefore, the need for this review. I found most all of these requirements at First Colonial Inn but knew few people at the facility. I had driven by the entrance hundreds of times in my life, and although it was tucked away behind pine trees and landscaping, it is very pleasant to the eye. It is an apartment type of complex with two courtyards separating the buildings with a portico entrance. I decided all the positives outweighed the social contacts, and found the interviewing process to be informative and quick. Ive moved into a four room apartment (two bedrooms, living room, and dining room), Kitchen, and 2 baths which accommodates me fine with room to spare for a full time nurse, if needed in future. Good mix of independent living, assisted living people, great staff, good food, with a wellness center and rehab therapy services to support the needs of their residents. Now Im gaining weight (not good), rehab has cured my vertigo, and in-house physician, Dr Kellam, is a joy to be around. Every facility has its strengths and weaknesses, but management seems to pitch in where needed and does a first-class job to meet the needs of its family! All of this in four months. My family and friends that shop in Hilltop stop by to say hello. I enjoy the fresh air, watch the ducks in the morning and have become a happy camper!

August 2020

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Katrina Parker

I know many family friends to live here, always great things to say. Best kept secret in Virginia Beach at Hilltop with a great team.

July 2020

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D B

After living for 33 years at home, I could not be any happier to have found a home at First Colonial Inn. I visited 7 communities that Ive heard advertisements for, 2 of which friends lived at, and found that although First Colonial Inn is off the beaten path, it is the best location thats quiet and peaceful. This is the happiest I have been since leaving home and I can go on all day talking about FCI. Ive been here for a few months now and I honestly cant find anything wrong. I enjoy seeing the ladies walk their dogs and can see associates coming into work and leaving for the day. I wouldnt want to be anywhere else; this place is my second family. The associates are all wonderful! All the dining staff are nice and friendly. Malinda and Dana were wonderful during my move in process and made me feel like I was one of them. The aides here are wonderful, all of them are helpful and knowledgeable. I love waking up and having an aide come in to check on me with a smile. Dr. Kellam is a joy and its nice to not have to go out since I am unable to drive due to an injury. This place supplies all that you need. I cannot say enough about the Inn, there arent enough words in my vocabulary. The kindness and patience shown to those who cant do for themselves is incredible and heartwarming.

July 2020

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Carolyn L

First Colonial Inn is a place where everyone is open and friendly. I have been here for five years. Partly because I am a former pastors wife but also because I am curious and like to investigate, I have visited a number of other retirement homes nearby and have been impressed by some of their new features. However, I noticed people werent interacting there as they do here. I do feel that with pristine surroundings a certain air of formality may be present. This is not what you should look for in your home. There are more activities at FCI than at any other place that I observed. Further, the Residents are always being asked where they want to go, so the destinations vary as to interests, location and level of exertion required. Transportation here is a real plus. I go out in my car on near daily errands, but I also use the bus and think why should I park, especially in bad weather, when I can otherwise be taken to the door? I also enjoy the companionship of others like myself on bus rides as well as the activity to which we are travelling. Anyone, man or woman, contemplating moving into a retirement home should also consider its beauty salon. I have seen many different ones, good and bad, but none with the services and happy atmosphere ours has. Its so much more than just a place. When you pass by the door, you always look in to see and hear the happy buzz. It is a pleasure to walk into the First Colonial Inn Dining Room where every server knows what I drink (and that I only drink decaf!) and suddenly it appears, perhaps while I am in the process of sitting down. One server said to me, Its my job to make you happy. Sometimes people think they prefer to stay in their own homes. I have been closely involved with three, one of whom has a caregiver. I cannot help but be aware that while some aspects of their lives may be good, these are very lonely people. In my five years at FCI I have seen many very different types of people come to live here and experience happy lives. I appreciate the effort the staff makes to keep us all happy. I enjoy the activities. Eating each day with my friends is a pleasure. I hope the reason why I am writing this is obvious. I like living at First Colonial Inn

June 2020

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Lisa Hassan

This facility is by far the best in Hampton Roads. You can feel the love when you walk in door! Everyone from the executives to the cleaning crew all seem to love working there and it shows. The care they give your loved one is superior to none and their food is delicious! I go into all these types of senior living facilities for my job and I would tell you they are not all created equal. Go see for yourself and you will know they are the best community for Mom and, or Dad.

June 2020

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John J

Nice, friendly people. I have had no problems since Ive moved in. The food is outstanding and its a win-win situation. The hospital is about ½ a mile away. Highest level or excellence across the board.

May 2020

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Frank Bassett

Living in assisted living with an independent spouse for over 6 months, we have actually enjoyed being a part of this community. Having experienced MANY other facilities, I am in a position to say that FCI is head and shoulders above the rest! Nestled in a leafy enclave just adjacent to the Hilltop area, FCI is convenient to shops, medical offices and the interstate. The grounds are beautiful with lush landscape, and pond filled with waterfowl! Management, staff, food services, social interactions are all thoughtfully presented. Hiring is done with an eye to preserving the DNA of the Inn - which is thoughtful interaction with the residents. Everyone seeks to build up, encourage and support. My spouse recently was absent for a family event, and my care was undertaken with consistency and care. We were both SO pleased that she will not hesitate to travel in the future. We give First Colonial Inn an A+!

April 2020

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Jules Broslaw

I am extremely happy living at First Colonial Inn. The place is extremely well maintained and organized. The people that Ive met here, both associates and residents, are very nice and supportive. Folks have various backgrounds and are pleasant. The Inn has a robust activities and programming calendar for you to partake in. For my purposes I try to get involve in everything that goes on with activities and outings to various restaurants that allow social engagement. Theres activities for everyone: cards, bingo, discussion groups, movies and special event cookouts and parties. I would highly recommend coming to the Inn if you are interested in meeting wonderful people and having a wonderful director and her incredible staff to support you or your loved ones.

February 2020

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Louise B

I am a resident of First Colonial Inn for 3 plus years. Am I content and satisfied with my decision to move to FCI? Yes! Yes! Yes! The fellow residents are friendly and helpful, willing to share memories, listen to your stories. The associates go beyond their duties, will cheer you up if it is a down day or try to help you see the good side of life. It is important that all the associates know your name. The dining room servers are polite, patient, considerate, often knowing your wants before you order.

January 2020

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William Buck Buchanan

Have met wonderful folks who enjoy life and living.

January 2020

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Pat W

At a time in my life where I was desperate because I lost my home due to a hurricane, my daughter wanted me to come closer to her so they looked around at different facilities. When they came to this one, they fell in love with the warm feel of the environment and the staff. Malinda and Dana helped my daughter, showed her around, took pictures and videos to send to me and we made a decision that this was the right place, and it has been. The food is wonderful. You get a selection of what you want. They always have some kind of entertainment for us and its up to you if you want to participate. Happy Hour is wonderful, it gives you a chance to meet people, go and relax and have fun. Theyve got bingo, canasta, and all kinds of games and things where if you want to participate in, theyve got it. They have transportation to the doctors, the grocery stores, the drug stores, everything is just taken care of and I dont care what it is but theyve made arrangements to provide it for the residents here. All from transportation, to the front desk, to maintenance, all of it is just wonderful. The associates cant do enough for the residents. Anything you ask, theyre willing to do it and they do it immediately. They dont wait and they take care of you right away. My maintenance man cant do enough for me. Hes always helping me. They have garbage pickup for you. They come clean your apartment twice a month. That was another prayer God answered for me. Its just one of the most remarkable transitions that Ive ever had and I hate to say it, but I dont even miss Florida! I miss my husband but God gave me a peace about coming here. Its been so wonderful, everyone here. And its an asset to live here in this facility and how the staff protect you like they do. Everything is so clean and nice here, I think anybody would like to come here that needs a home. I just thank God he put me here because this is just one of the most wonderful places I can be. I feel so safe and so secure. Theyve made everything so convenient for you. They go over and beyond.

October 2019

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June 2019

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Nichole Tulier

Hannah is AMAZING. I cant even say enough good things about her. She went above and beyond to try and help me with some Wedding information.

June 2016

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Teyanna Lyles

love it so much my gramma work there

December 2014

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Don Monteaux

A fine retirement community. The staff are so friendly and helpful. My Father has lived here since July 2013 and he feels right at home. I would highly recommend it to any senior.

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Community Details

First Colonial Inn Amenities and Services

Amenities

  • Devotional Services Onsite
  • Meals Provided
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Vegetarian
  • Activities Offsite
  • Devotional Services Offsite
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Activities Onsite
  • Beautician Onsite

Services

  • Diverse services

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First Colonial Inn Housing and Staff

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Staff

  • Trained Staff

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