WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Army Distaff Foundation Board of Directors voted in favor of revising the admissions criteria for prospective residents of Knollwood Military Life Plan community to include high-level federal workers with a civil service grade of GS-14 or equivalent and above. As the premier military life plan community for those 60 years of age and better in Washington, D.C., Knollwood is dedicated to serving those who have served the U.S. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Army Distaff Foundation, Knollwood is home to military officers from all branches of the Uniformed Services and their families, and high-level civil servants in select government agencies.
GEN. John M. Keane, USA (Ret.), Chairman of the Board of the Army Distaff Foundation, shared why the Board revised the admissions criteria. “The Board of Directors believes it is important for Knollwood to be inclusive of those who have honorably served our nation, whether as a commissioned officer of the Uniformed Services, and now, senior federal civil servants with a civil service grade of GS-14 (or equivalent) and above, in select federal agencies.”
Knollwood offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care in Skilled Nursing and Memory Support. Home to 300 active residents, the serene campus in Northwest Washington, D.C. is just minutes from Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda and all historical, cultural and dining amenities offered in our nation’s capital.
“The new criteria allows us to welcome high-level officials who have served within the Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, the Merchant Marine, and the federal intelligence services, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Also included are prospective residents who have served in the Foreign Service in FS Class 1, 2 or 3,” added MG Timothy P. McHale, USA (Ret.), President and CEO, Army Distaff Foundation and Knollwood.
In addition, post September 11, 2001 service members with severe war-related injuries who receive Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) are now eligible.
For more information and full details about Knollwood’s admission criteria, go to knollwoodcommunity.org or call 202.541.0149.
About Army Distaff Foundation
The Army Distaff Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1959 that provides housing, health, and wellness services to older adults who served our nation–regardless of financial status. ADF built, owns, and operates Knollwood, a life plan community for U.S. officers of the uniformed services and eligible family members, as well as high-level officials who served our nation in the Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and our National Intelligence Agencies. The Foundation is dedicated to being a national leader in developing and implementing an innovative health and wellness experience for older adults who served our nation, inspiring Knollwood residents and other communities by excellent example.
About Knollwood Military Life Plan Community
Knollwood is a non-profit life plan community for U.S officers of the uniformed services and eligible family members, as well as high-level officials who served our nation. Knollwood provides a compassionate community with exceptional wellness care and purposeful living for older adults who served our nation. Adjacent to Rock Creek Park and minutes from fine dining, cultural attractions, and the nation’s premier hospitals, our upper northwest Washington, D.C. location is unbeatable. Residents enjoy vibrant community living with inviting, spacious, modern apartments, robust wellness programs to suit all interests, and the most cutting-edge rehabilitation programs available anywhere. Knollwood is a top-notch community where people thrive.