Warm Hearth Village founder Wybe Kroontje originally envisioned the Village Center as the heart of the campus plan. Now, that vision is a reality. As the hub of activity, the Village Center unites residents from throughout the campus and enhance both physical and social wellness through three main areas: the welcome center, the fitness center and community gathering spaces.
Welcome Center. As the first point of contact for guests and prospective residents, the welcome center provides a central location for scheduling events, arranging tours and more. A concierge is available to assist with a host of needs.
Wellness and Fitness Suite. The goal of the wellness and fitness suite is to promote a lifestyle of healthy aging. Catering to the needs of adults 55 and better, this suite is staffed by trained professionals who will assist you in developing a personal exercise routine as well as nutritional goals, with a focus on managing chronic health conditions. Physical and occupational therapy are offered to assist with rehabilitation from injury and illness. Additional features include:
- Warm, indoor saltwater pool with a shallow depth (no more than five feet)
- Cardio and strength training room with supervision and personalized assistance
- Exercise studio for group exercise classes, including low-impact aerobics, yoga, pilates, tai chi and dance
- Treatment room for massage, chiropractic and acupuncture therapies
Community Gathering Spaces. These spaces are designed to engage residents and visitors in a variety of social, cultural and educational offerings and to provide the larger New River Valley population access to our campus.
- Huckleberry café
- Community room with a stage for musical and theatrical performances
- Activity studio
- Lobby/library with comfortable seating
The Village Center is located within walking distance (and extremely short driving distance) of all residential areas on campus. Parking is plentiful and close to the building. In addition, expanded transportation services are available to ensure that all residents and homeowners are able to access its resources.
The Village Gourmet is a full-service event and catering venue.
Great events don’t happen by chance. The Village Gourmet will work with you to provide impeccable service and exceptional cuisine in any setting for any budget. We give you the opportunity to customize your menu and to highlight any themed event. So join us as our next guest where ordinary is simply not on the menu.
Our dedication to using the best seasonal ingredients is a commitment that can be tasted in every exquisite bite. We use local, sustainable and free range meat, poultry, seafood and produce whenever possible. Some of our suppliers include: Leaping Waters Farm, Ellet Valley Beef, Native Spring Farm, Pear Tree Hill Farm, Indigo Farms Seafood and Stonecrop Farm.
Whether you’re planning an intimate plated dinner for ten or a large all-out bash, The Village Gourmet will transform your social event into a dining experience. With your vision and our expertise, our team will guide you through the entire process so you can enjoy your time.
If you are planning an event or would like to inquire about our catering and event options, please contact Mardy Baker.