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The Cottages at SML Independent Living • Assisted Living • Memory Support


Table of Contents Excellence in Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Core Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Personalized Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Staying Active & Engaged . . . . . . . .6 Healthcare Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 General Amenities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Health & Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 All About The Cottages. . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Snoezelen Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 From Our Family To Yours. . . . . . .11 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Greetings from Smith Mountain Lake! We are so glad that you are considering Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities for either yourself or a family member. We hope that you will find all of the information that you need within this magazine, but know that we are available to answer your questions about our communities.


25 Years of excellence in care Independent Living • Assisted Living • Memory Support Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities is a family-owned and operated healthcare enterprise that has been devoted to providing quality service and care to seniors in the greater Lynchburg area since 1992. Over the span of two decades, owners Brian and Vickie Runk established a total of five Senior Living Communities in the Lynchburg, Forest, and Smith Mountain Lake areas, all the while remaining committed to providing their residents with nothing less than the highest quality care. This deep desire to ensure happiness and comfort stems from the hands-on

involvement of Runk & Pratt’s founders. By experiencing their daily lives within the Lynchburg community, they understand the culture, needs, and desires of people in this area, and understand that caring for seniors goes much deeper than mere physical care. Their consistent involvement in each of their communities gives Runk & Pratt a personal touch that enriches the lives of the residents every day (see page 11 for more information). This local, hands-on leadership style of Runk & Pratt’s founders creates a wonderful and unique environment within the Senior Living Communities. 3


OUR COMMUNITY IS A FAMILY At Runk & Pratt, our residents are family. As family, we not only value their input for the future, but we also value the important milestones in their past that constitute who they are today. We understand the importance of experiencing life to its fullest. Because of this, our locations are more than buildings – more than facilities. They are communities. Our communities provide our residents with not only a space to inhabit, but an environment in which they may truly thrive. These characteristics set Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities apart as we share life with hundreds of seniors in Central Virginia. From assisted living in Lynchburg, to memory support in Forest, to independent, memory & assisted living at Smith Mountain Lake and Liberty Ridge, Runk & Pratt is committed to continuing a tradition of excellence that has lasted decades.

Runk & Pratt Core Values At the inception of Runk & Pratt, we envisioned a Senior Living Community based solely on the strong bonds of faith, family, and compassionate care from the heart. We envisioned the very best of caregivers creating a home-like environment for our residents that fostered a community of mutual respect and authentic compassion. At its most fundamental level, Runk & Pratt is built upon a foundation of values such as family, respect, compassion, love, and faith. These values inform and direct every aspect and endeavor of our Senior Living Communities, ensuring that our residents receive nothing less than the respect and care they deserve.

Our locations are more than buildings – more than facilities. They are communities.


Authentic Care, Personalized to fit your needs Runk & Pratt guarantees superior individualized care, including assisted living, independent living, and memory support. Each location affords our residents numerous care options, so you can rest assured that your loved one is receiving the personalized care they need. With five growing senior living communities, our residents and families can select the level of care and environment that best suits them. Our Forest community off of Graves Mill Road is a Memory Support-specific community where residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia can thrive. Our Leesville Road community in Lynchburg offers Assisted Living and Memory Support options so residents know they are cared for, no matter what challenges aging brings. Our Liberty Ridge community in the heart of Lynchburg includes Independent Living and Assisted Living, located across from our Pearls of Life community. Our Pearls of Life at Liberty Ridge Community is a brand new, cutting-edge Memory Support facility designed specifically for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Security & Comfort

Our Smith Mountain Lake community offers Independent Living Cottages, as well as Assisted Living, and Memory Support options, surrounded by the natural environment of the lake.

No one wants to imagine becoming primarily dependent upon others for physical care and emotional welfare while living their senior years. But when the aging process changes our dependency status, or medical emergencies leave us unable to fully take care of ourselves or a spouse, it is reassuring to know that there are excellent care options available. We are proud to be a part of only 15% of the assisted living facilities in the state of Virginia who not only meet, but exceed the state’s extensive licensing criteria.

Our goal is that our seniors are able to live their fullest life now! 5


STAYING ACTIVE AND ENGAGED As we age, it becomes increasingly important to maintain an active lifestyle. Runk & Pratt constantly enriches the lives of our residents by keeping a calendar full of events that engage our residents mentally, physically, and spiritually. These events serve not only to entertain our residents, but to bring family, friends, and members of the community together. Full-time activities directors work with healthcare professionals to ensure that the events bring true health and happiness to our seniors. Past events include cooking lessons, drawing and painting classes, service projects, seasonal festivals, shopping trips, fashion shows, birthday parties, live music, exercise classes, bingo, pet visits, and much more! You can find our current calendar of ongoing activities for each community at: www.RunkAndPrattActivities.com

Quality, Luxurious Living You and your loved ones deserve the highestquality comfort and care. The quality of one’s living space influences one’s attitude, demeanor, and emotions, and for this reason Runk & Pratt provides our residents with luxurious living spaces designed to focus on comfort, convenience, and personal care. We offer a vast array of customization options that allow residents to transform their space to suit their particular needs and provide an environment in which they may truly live.

Wholesome, Delicious Dining By working closely with expert dietitians to craft a varied and nutritious menu, our Runk & Pratt culinary teams create savory selections that are sure to please the palette and nourish the body.

Seniors help harvest herbs and greenery to supplement their freshly prepared meals.

Our sister company, Entwined Events, adds an additional layer of flavor and sophistication with a team of incredibly talented chefs who provide gourmet meals for special events. Our wholesome and tasty menu options reflects the respect that we show our residents, with love and care infused into each bite.


Healthcare Services At each Runk & Pratt Senior Living Community, we develop an individualized service plan upon admission with resident, family, and doctor input.

General Amenities We want our residents to feel at home while living at Runk & Pratt. That’s why we provide high-quality amenities to ensure our residents stay comfortable, such as: • Activity center

• Outdoor gardens

• Exercise classes

• Church services

• Wellness center

• Beauty parlor/barber shop

• Meal plans

• Off-site trips and activities

• Housekeeping

• Seminars and programs

• Laundry

• High-speed internet/cable

• Library

• Private dining room

• Community rooms

• ...and more!

Weekly physician appointments, physical therapy sessions, and lab services are performed onsite. Highly trained nurses are staffed 24/7, providing immediate attention for emergency medical issues. Nurses are also available to help residents follow prescribed and medicinal treatments throughout a normal daily routine. All of our communities are equipped to provide the following Healthcare Services: • Physician appointments • Medical oversight  • Medication management • Wellness and prevention  • Mobile X-rays 

Health & Wellness Social activities are a part of a welcoming home environment and an effective care plan. Each Runk & Pratt community has their own activity schedule tailored to the residents’ interests, needs, and abilities to keep seniors mentally, physically, and emotionally engaged in their environment. Each community offers a Wellness center with a variety of low-impact exercise equipment, peaceful outdoor gardens that seniors can help nurture, and trained medical staff to keep an eye on each individual’s personal well-being.

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What Makes The Cottages at SML Unique? The Cottages by Runk & Pratt is a Smith Mountain Lake Retirement Village where your ideal retirement becomes a reality. Located in Hardy, VA, The Cottages first opened in 2008 and has been a growing community ever since. Resting on the picturesque grounds near Smith Mountain Lake, The Cottages allow you to truly enjoy the activities at the lake. Golf, boating, tennis, and swimming are all within minutes of our convenient location at the lake! With over 50 stores, restaurants, and specialty shops available at Westlake Towne Center, you are close to all life’s luxuries and necessities. The Cottages are adjacent to our Senior Living Community, providing you with additional activities and services just next door. The Cottages currently includes 20 individual homes for independent living, and 16 new units in our Phase 2 development, each with their own 2-bedroom privately-owned home with all 8

the luxuries and security of the Runk & Pratt community and activities at their fingertips. Just around the corner is the Carilion Wellness Center at Westlake - a joint project with Runk & Pratt to bring a health and wellness activity center to the Smith Mountain Lake region. Complete with outdoor pickleball courts, strength and cardio equipment, an indoor pool, group exercise classes, a golf simulator, and much more, this new facility is the perfect way to stay active throughout retirement.


Classic, Contemporary Design The ease of single story living is enhanced by a host of amenities, both aesthetic and practical. The Cottages have a designer layout that allows for a large great room with soaring cathedral ceilings, as well as nine-foot ceilings throughout the home.

The Cottages Community Highlights:

Storage space is abundant, with a walk-in closet in the master suite. This design lets you enjoy every day life with a sense of freedom to entertain with pride. Layouts include an entry foyer, two bedrooms, two full baths, large open kitchen, formal dining area, great room with fireplace, patio with privacy fencing, laundry room, and single or double garage with an electric garage door and pull down attic storage.

• 25-acre neighborhood with walking trails • Nearby public access to Smith Mountain Lake • Local access to Westlake Towne Center • Huge variety of activities and outings • Nearby Carilion Wellness Center • Four area golf courses • Basic maintenance provided • Carefully manicured landscaping, street cleanup, and snow removal •Local fire, emergency medical, and Sheriff’s substation office • On-site physician at the neighboring Runk & Pratt Senior Living Community

Exteriors feature hardy, low-maintenance materials, such as aged red brick, hardi-plank siding, and premium 30-year roofing shingles. All of our materials are chosen to create a clean, contemporary look with roots in traditional Virginian style. The Cottages share the neighborhood with the Runk & Pratt Smith Mountain Lake Community, so you can age in place!


Life at the Lake The Cottages are located just five minutes from Smith Mountain Lake, which is known as “The Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” With 500 miles of shoreline, the lake is host to many water activities such as power boating, canoeing, sailing, parasailing, swimming, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, and jet skiing. SML’s lakefront includes six free public boat launching sites, plus land boat rentals at more than a dozen marinas.

A Partnership for Healthy Living Runk & Pratt recently partnered with Carilion

Off-water you can enjoy local golf

Wellness to open a brand new Wellness Center just

courses, hiking trails, picnicking,

down the street from The Cottages at Runk & Pratt!

camping, hunting, antiquing,

This incredible facility, which opened in December

shopping, and any of the dozens

2017, boasts cardio and strength-training exercise

of restaurants with everything from

equipment, an indoor pool for aerobics and lap

pizza to gourmet five-star cuisine.

swimming, a warm-water therapy pool with group exercise classes, hot tub, six outdoor pickleball courts, and a virtual golf simulator. This facility also is home to Vitality Café - a Runk & Pratt eatery that provides a welcoming place to grab a quick and healthy lunch. Their menu includes wraps, sandwiches, salads and a variety of healthy juice options.


From Our Family TO Yours Brian & Vickie Runk and Dr. Norman & Linda Pratt share a rich and successful history of operating senior living communities in Lynchburg, Forest, and Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. Rooted in faith, their commitment to excellence and the care of loved ones has transformed the landscape of senior care in the greater Lynchburg area. Brian and Vickie met while Vickie was an undergraduate student studying Psychology at Liberty University and Brian was completing his MBA at Lynchburg College. Vickie began her career in social work and found she had a fondness caring for her elderly clients, wishing she could do more to assure they were healthy and happy. She and Brian started dreaming of starting a home for this under-served community. Vickie’s father, Dr. Pratt, who served as an Air Force chaplain and later became a long-term care administrator, and his wife,

Runk & Pratt’s humble beginnings in 1992 in Spout Spring, VA.

Linda, joined Brian and Vickie on their mission to create loving, healthy environments in which seniors can thrive. In 1992, they began pursuing this vision by opening a small facility named Spout Spring Home for Adults. As opportunities arose, they expanded the company and opened newer and larger facilities with more comprehensive care. Today, thousands of families have benefited from this decision to serve where and as needed. “We see your family as our family – someone whom we are able to love and encourage,” says Vickie Runk. “Someone whom we are able to empower to be the best and most capable person they can be.” Now joined in their efforts by their two oldest children, Chris and Caitlyn Runk, the entire family continues their commitment to superior individual care ranging from assisted living and independent living, to residential care and memory support. They have and will continue to actively pursue the best and most effective care strategies for you and your loved ones for decades to come.

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The Cottages at Smith Mountain Lake

Quick Facts about The Runk & Pratt Cottages at SML: - 25-acre 50+ neighborhood surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains - Two-bedroom, 1600+ sq. ft. privately-owned homes for Independent Living seniors - Local access to Smith Mountain Lake itself, the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains� - Carefully manicured landscaping, street cleanup, and snow removal - Access to all of the services /activities provided by Runk & Pratt at Smith Mt. Lake - Nearby entertainment, including Westlake Town Center, Westlake Cinema, and Booker T. Washington National Monument - Access to many nearby Carilion medical services, including the brand new Carilion Wellness Center at Westlake

Contact Runk & Pratt: We hope that you will find all of the information that you need within this magazine, but know that we are always happy to answer any and all of your questions. SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE Address: 115 Retirement Drive Hardy, VA 24101 Phone: (540) 719-1300 E-mail: info@runkandpratt.com

CORPORATE OFFICE Address: 5106 Waterlick Road Forest, VA 24551 Phone: (434) 237-2268 E-mail: info@runkandpratt.com

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