NBC’s Willard Scott coming to Gloucester

- Posted on Nov 28, 2012 - 01:46 PM

Photo: Willard Scott

Willard Scott

Willard Scott, weatherman and host of the 100th birthday salutes for NBC’s Today Show, will host the Heron Cove at Sanders community preview day next Saturday, Dec. 8.

Heron Cove will be open to the community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tours, to meet Scott and to learn more about Riverside’s innovative style of caring for older adults, according to Stephanie Heinatz, spokesperson for Sanders.

Located off Main Street in Gloucester, Heron Cove at Riverside Sanders Retirement Community replaces a more than 50-year-old nursing home, marking the opening of the first residence of its kind for older adults in Virginia, Heinatz said.

As part of the new facility, the nursing home institution is replaced with two authentic homes where residents receive both a high level of quality clinical care and in a highly residential setting, she added.

According to Heinatz, both houses in Heron Cove are designed like traditional homes and feature private bedrooms and bathrooms and open dining and living areas. At the heart of each home sits a family-style kitchen that’s resident-friendly and meant to bring every aspect of home life to the forefront of daily living.