About Harbor’s Edge

A life plan of luxury.

Welcome to the most luxurious destination for retirement living in Hampton Roads. Our residents are lively and enjoy a host of amenities and opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. From stunning riverfront views and exceptionally appointed residences, to extraordinary dining, the culture, shopping and bustle of Downtown Norfolk and Historic Ghent, along with so much more, there really is nothing else like Harbor’s Edge.

We believe our amenities are unmatched in the region, starting with our casual, formal and private dining options with truly exceptional dining experiences prepared by the area’s finest chefs. And, since you’ve worked hard all your life, this is time to relax – that’s why we offer housekeeping, interior and exterior maintenance, 24-hour security, scheduled group transportation, concierge services and a secured covered parking garage.

Harbor’s Edge also provides a full Wellness Program that includes health care professionals, exercise classes and personal fitness programs. And, as Hampton Roads’ premier, full-service Life Plan Retirement Community, our residents enjoy the peace of mind and security of true LifeCare, which guarantees access to the full continuum of care, including Assisted Living, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing. Equally as comforting are our refundable entrance fees and other options that maintain residents’ financial independence and protect their estate.

Harbor’s Edge is structured as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and governed by a local, non-salaried board of directors. This financial structure ensures that all residents are provided the highest level of services. The LifeCare entrance fee entitles Harbor’s Edge residents to all the amenities and services mentioned above, and guarantees them predictable rates for higher levels of quality care, should their health change.

Our History

In 2000, Neil Volder of Volder Consulting Inc., unveiled his vision for a unique, resort-style waterfront retirement community adjacent to historic Fort Norfolk, the site of one of 19 harbor-front forts authorized by President George Washington in 1794. He then partnered with Greystone Communities Inc., a leader in creating tailored services for more than 300 retirement communities nationwide, to plan the development. In 2004, Neil, alongside eight of Norfolk’s top business leaders who also volunteered as the Board of Directors, set a record by selling all available residences in the proposed Harbor Tower in just nine weeks. Harbor’s Edge charter members moved into the Tower in August 2006. Harbor’s Edge is considered one of the preeminent retirement communities on the East Coast.

Harbor’s Edge Foundation

In the spirit of community and to help their fellow residents, Harbor’s Edge has created the Harbor’s Edge Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the programs and purposes of the community through multiple avenues. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, it has developed a SAFE HARBOR FUND to provide confidential financial assistance to qualified residents who, despite careful planning, find themselves in need of support.

“We are a community of compassionate people and it makes me feel so good to know that I can help a neighbor in need.”

- G. William Whitehurst – Resident

Foundation board members may be nominated by the current board or by residents, and are appointed to three-year renewable terms by the Board of Fort Norfolk Retirement Community.

The Harbor’s Edge Foundation seeks to enhance the community in order to better the quality of life for all current and future residents of Harbor’s Edge. In addition to the Safe Harbor Fund, The Shulman Library Fund and the IN2L computer systems are some of the special programs that the Foundation supports.

Tax deductible gifts may be made at the Foundation office in Harbor’s Edge at One Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510. Our Executive Director, Bob Heely, can discuss gifts through wills and life income agreements and may be reached at 757-616-7959 or bheely@harborsedgenorfolk.com.

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