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Vinson Hall Retirement Community Opens 2 New Buildings

The Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation and Vinson Hall Retirement Community will cut the ribbon on two new buildings, an independent living apartment and community building, this Thursday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at 1735 Kirby Road in McLean.

Fairfax County Board Supervisor John Foust will be the guest speaker for the ribbon cutting and John Cotton, chairman of the Vinson Hall board of trustees, and Admiral Kathy Martin, CEO of Vinson Hall, along with local military veterans will be in attendance.

The ribbon cutting ceremony, an invitation-only event, culminates nearly a decade of designing and planning. Board members and administration came together in May 2012 to break ground on the new addition sites which would continue under construction until the late fall of 2014.

The new buildings will add 75 new apartments, 12 new short-term rehabilitation suites, a therapy area, bistro, beauty salon, convenience store, executive offices and ballroom to the continuing care retirement community. The new $42 million Independent Living Building and $14 million Community Building add a total of 268,000 square feet to McLean’s premier retirement community.

The original Vinson Hall campus, established in 1969, includes Vinson Hall Independent Living apartments, Arleigh Burke Pavilion Assisted Living and Health Care and The Sylvestery memory support assisted living. For more information, visit