Mission &

Building on Our Heritage,
Innovating for the Future

Our mission is simple

NLCS honors, inspires and supports choice and opportunity in partnership with older adults.

A heritage of senior living Staunton, Virginia

With this mission of service in mind, National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is here to help older adults get more out of life: more friendships and new pursuits, more comfort and spiritual fulfillment, and more security and freedom to live the life you love. As part of the National Lutheran family, The Legacy at North Augusta continues to progress, leading the next generation of assisted living communities from a foundation of experience.

The not-for-profit difference

NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia synods, serving people of all beliefs. NLCS provides older adults with a variety of lifestyle, residential, and health care options through retirement communities and services in Maryland and Virginia.

As a not-for-profit with more than 130 years of serving older adults, NLCS offsets the cost of care for residents who can no longer afford it by providing more than $3 million in benevolent care yearly. Revenues are also invested back into its communities (residents and team included), for enhanced services, amenities and capital improvements.

NLCS Family

What once started as a small cottage for seniors in Washington, D.C. is now a family of retirement communities and services located in Maryland and Virginia. As older adults’ needs have changed, National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) has adapted to better meet those needs. Although the heritage of NLCS is rooted in the Lutheran expression of faith, people of all beliefs and backgrounds are welcome here.

The Legacy at North Augusta first opened in Staunton as Bentley Commons in 2009 and later joined the NLCS family in 2011, becoming the first faith-based, not-for-profit assisted living community in Staunton. In keeping with the NLCS mission, The Legacy has been enabling residents to stay as independent as possible while still providing the assistance and care they need.

NLCS continues to answer the call to meet the needs of older adults in its region. In addition to The Legacy at North Augusta, the National Lutheran family includes The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Maryland, The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Virginia, The Village at Providence Point* in Annapolis, Maryland, myPotential at Home and Impact1890.

*The Village at Providence Point is pending final approval by the Maryland Department of Aging.