Not just a community. A family.

Warm and welcoming, Knollwood opens its arms to new residents and new experiences.

Our life plan community

Knollwood is a tight-knit community of people who have a shared history of serving our nation. The buildings and grounds are safe, secure, and beautiful. The location in Upper Chevy Chase is unbeatable—adjacent to Rock Creek Park and minutes to Washington DC’s best restaurants, theaters, museums, and the nation’s top health care.

Knollwood is firmly committed to pursuing and applying the most innovative service approaches available today—keeping you engaged whether you prefer a busier lifestyle or something a little more quiet. You’ll find cutting-edge technologies and programs not offered by other senior living communities. Should our independent living residents ever seek care in the future, Knollwood employs an award-winning nursing staff with skilled nursing and memory care and support services (which are dually certified by Medicaid and Medicare) all while maintaining the highest possible five-star federal rating.

And, because of our donor-supported Financial Assistance Fund—which is sustained by concerned residents, corporations, and foundations—Knollwood residents who fall into financial hardship will always be able to remain at the community.

Knollwood's Front-Desk Lead Receptionist
Featured Team Member

Meet Thomas.

See that happy, familiar face behind the Knollwood front desk? That’s Thomas Ridgely. He has been with Knollwood for the last 9 years, many of them as Front-Desk Lead Receptionist. In 2022, Thomas took on more responsibility and currently serves as the community’s Independent Life Manager. In addition to his many responsibilities, he loves making residents smile. Between his friendly demeanor and infectious positivity, he leaves a bright spot in everyone’s day.

Senior Leadership Team

Remi Ackerman

Executive Director

Gary D. Hibbs

President and CEO

James Michels

Vice President, Advancement

Arlette Kesseng-A-Mbassa

Director of Nursing

Sonja Brooks

Director of Finance

June Schroenhamer

Director of Dining Services

Eric Hugh

Administrator/Director of Health Services

Get to know Knollwood.

Ideally situated on 16 beautiful wooded acres in NW Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park, Knollwood is an award-winning community—complete with fun, holistic wellness programs and access to world-class medical services. More than a must-see, it’s a must-experience!

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