making time for your favorite hobbies.
You'll love the 1st floor patio access!
community in the heart of the Green Mountains.
The Power of YOU!
Did you know that most of our new residents learned how amazing life is at Equinox Village from our very own current residents? It turns out there is no better advertising than testimonials from YOU! So be sure to tell your friends. They just might become your neighbors.
They’re Talking About Us!
At Equinox Village, we’re much more than a retirement community. Just ask our residents!
Equinox Village is Manchester, Vermont’s only independent senior living community, offering spacious, customizable apartments and a luxurious maintenance-free lifestyle. Our residents enjoy daily amenities including a full-service restaurant, on-site lectures and social events, fitness classes, a hair salon, a gym and swim spa, weekly housekeeping services, and all-inclusive home and lawn maintenance.
Our newest resident Mrs. Gottdiener enjoys a quiet moment in the parlor prior to dinner service.
The staff at Equinox Village made our mother’s move so easy – even during COVID 19! The staff has been extremely friendly and responsive to any requests that we have. It’s only been a few weeks and my mother seems quite happy with her decision to move to EV. And my brother and I are comforted knowing that she is surrounded by caring and responsible people. ~ Gary and Scott Gottdiener
Written by Dr. Jim Russell, Health and Safety Advisor and co-owner of Equinox Village.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is a concern for us all, especially our residents and their families. Since the beginning, we have stayed up-to-date on state and federal guidelines. We continue to take every measure possible to meet those guidelines and keep everyone safe. All the residents and staff know that it takes a team to keep everyone healthy. A team effort is necessary to maintain a safe community for all to live and work.
We Remain Open
Much of the raised level of concern over COVID is directed towards the elderly and those with compromised health. Equinox Village is a retirement community and because of the residential status, we are an essential business. Therefore, we remain open to serve our residents and continue to provide dining service, housekeeping, maintenance and safely conducted tours. Given that we are not a nursing home, we cannot enforce a lockdown. However, we can communicate guidelines and tailor our activities in a way that limits the spread of illness. Currently, extra measures are in place to allow small group gatherings such as Movies, Mah Jong, Bridge, Caregiver Support Group, Prayer Group, Exercise Classes and more. These extra measures include social distancing, mask wearing, additional disinfection practices throughout the common areas and limiting the size of participation in activities.
We are still allowing guests on a case-by-case basis. All staff and guests are screened upon entrance of the building. Guests and staff are asked to wear masks, wash their hands often and remain a safe distance from others (as much as possible).
Notes for Visiting our Community at this Time
- Check with the Vermont State guidelines regarding cross-state travel and quarantining guidelines.
- Anyone traveling from out-of-state, or even “hot spots” within Vermont, should call Equinox Village before visiting.
- Face masks are required.
- Enter through the Main Lobby. As an extra precaution we are screening visitors by taking a forehead temperature reading and asking a series of questions before entry.
- All guests should keep the recommended six feet of separation when visiting.
- Please try to limit your time in common areas.
We’re Working to Protect YOU
We continue to remind and educate our residents and staff on the latest recommendations and guidelines. To further protect our residents we continue to offer:
- Complimentary meal delivery service.
- In-person dining with a reservation.
- Complimentary grocery shopping service.
- Curbside pick-up at some local businesses.
- Prescriptions are delivered Monday – Friday by The Pharmacy-Northshire.
- Transportation to and from medical, and other, appointments.
- Disinfection of delivered packages.
- Reusable face masks for those needing one.
At Equinox Village providing resident safety and health is top-of mind. We are committed to practices that allow our residents to remain active.
We are, and remain, stronger together.
Welcoming Pat Ryan
Our new Executive Director, Pat Ryan, joined the Equinox Village team on October 26, 2020.
Pat grew up in the NY/NJ area, has a BS from Rutgers College and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She began her career working for General Electric, Black & Decker and Master Lock Co. Marriage and skiing brought Pat to Vermont, where she entered the world of hospitality at both Killington and Stratton ski resorts. Pat’s strength is people management with an expertise in sales and marketing.
Pat’s viewpoint and approach to business is practical, strategic and people oriented, which is built on her experience over a wide range of industries from consumer sales to hospitality to healthcare. Most recently, Pat was the Vermont Regional Director for Business Development at Genesis Healthcare, which followed her position with LCB Senior Living as the Sales and Marketing Director for The Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury, VT.
Living in Chittenden, VT with her husband, Ed, they enjoy each other’s company, outdoor activities, reading, DIY projects and spending time with friends and family.
Please join us in welcoming Pat to our community!
Here's What Our Residents Love!
Bright. Spacious. Panoramic Mountain Views.
At an average of more than 1,300 square feet, Equinox Village apartments are more spacious than apartments in similar communities.
Community. Relationships. Friends.
With just 56 apartments, residents and staff find it easy to get to know one another and form strong friendships.
Full Kitchens. Plenty of Storage.
All apartments have full kitchens with energy efficient appliances, modern appointments and plenty of storage space.
There is always so much to do!
Our residents stay as active as they like. From fitness to entertainment. Here’s a sampling of the latest news and events.