RESTON, Virginia – Tall Oaks Assisted Living celebrated its 30th anniversary on Thursday, May 3, 2018, with residents, families, team members, and special guests.
The evening began with a cocktail hour with live entertainment by Tall Oaks resident Fred Baumberger and Tall Oaks staff member Rodolfo Alfaro.
George Winters, executive director at Tall Oaks, gave a special welcome message and introduced the guest speakers, which included Mark Ingrao, president and CEO of the Reston Chamber of Commerce, and Maury Kitces, with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Bob and Mary Elyn McNichols, owners of the community’s management firm, spoke about their original goal of maintaining a family atmosphere within the walls of Tall Oaks.
They credit a decades-long commitment to family-focused care as the key to the community’s success. John Albert, former executive director of the property and current regional director for Tall Oaks’ management firm, reflected on his time at the community, sharing several touching and humorous stories.
Before departing for the evening, the Tall Oaks team recognized a few individuals who have become pillars in the community. The Founders Club Award was presented to long-time residents Margaret Darrin (resident since 2001) and Joyce Thomsen (resident since 1999).
The Employee Dedication award was presented to trusted and beloved staff member Margaret “Micki” Hamilton who has been improving the lives of residents and families at Tall Oaks since December 11, 1994.
The evening concluded with a heartfelt thank you from Executive Director George Winters to the team members and families who make the community such a wonderful place to live and work.
The mission of Tall Oaks Assisted Living is to enhance the quality of life for each resident through personalized attention and care. They believe in preserving dignity through personal choice, respect, and understanding in a comfortable and welcoming environment that brings joy and fulfillment for those who live and work there.
The team at Tall Oaks hopes to continue to serve seniors with quality assisted living, memory care, short-term respite care, and rehabilitation services for many more decades to come.