Main Office: (304) 242-3340 Resources & Referrals: (304) 243-0996
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    Stylish living for independent seniors Learn More →

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Retirement Community


Our Main Building (Administration / Resource Services) is looking festive!  The house is decorated, holiday music is in the air, and the tree in the living room is beautiful!




Altenheim Retirement Community has been a presence in Wheeling since 1891.  We offer stylish housing for independent men, women and couples who are 65 years of age and older.  Eight free-standing cottages are rented on a monthly basis and are equipped with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer. Amenities include lawn care, snow removal, general maintenance, meals, activities, and more!  Pets considered. Rent does not include utilities.  There is no admission fee.

We have an active community!  Dinners out, movies, special meals in summer and on holidays are just some of the events scheduled for retirement community residents!

Contact our Executive Director for more information or to apply!


Check out the Photo Gallery for pictures of our cottages and Retirement Community happenings!


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Senior/Caregiver Resources & Referral Services




The Wheeling Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group has changed meeting day and location.  The meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month from 6pm - 7pm at First Christian Church, downstairs in Fellowship Hall, 1343 National Road, Wheeling.  Meetings are open to all who are caring for a loved one with dementia. Parking is available.  


Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries will receive an increase of 0.3% beginning in January 2017.  The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Dept of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums.


Are there topics that you would like to have us cover in our workshop schedule (continuing education for social workers and nurses) or in our Personal Enrichment schedule (free community programs that are open to all who are interested)?  We want to offer programs of interest to YOU!  What would you like to learn as you earn Continuing Education Credit?  What would help you with caregiving issues?  What topics would help you as you age?  What programs would help you deal with aging parents / relatives?  Let us know.  We want to offer what YOU want and need!


You may be eligible for a discount on your gas bills during November and December 2016, and January, February and March 2017 if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI - children under 18 not eligible), WV WORKS, or Food Stamps (60 years of age or older).  If you currently receive any of these forms of assistance, the WV DHHR will send you a letter explaining the special reduced rate program and an application to submit to Mountaineer Gas to receive the discount.  If you have questions, call the WV Dept of Health & Human Resources at 1 800 642-8589.  You must reapply each year to receive the discount.




CAN WE HELP YOU?  Do you need to know what services you can consider to help a loved one remain independent?  Perhaps you need some help.  Do you need information on dementia?  Contact us!  We'll discuss your situation and your needs - free and confidential! 

If you get our answering service, it's easy to leave a message.  Just wait for the tone and leave us your name, phone number (with area code), and a brief message.  We have a small staff so sometimes we are helping another caregiver.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.  You can also contact us through our website.

Check out our calendar and add our events to your list!

LET US BE YOUR GATEWAY TO SENIOR CARE!  Finding assistance for our aging family members or for ourselves can be challenging.  There are many services to meet needs and to provide information but sometimes the choices add to the confusion.  Let us help!

Altenheim Resource & Referral Services has been a division of Altenheim since 1995, providing assistance to seniors and caregivers without regard to income or location. We receive no federal, state or local funding, and offer unbiased information on services and aging issues for those needing help.  Free services include assessment, resource information, and free personal enrichment programs for all who want to learn.

Workshops with continuing education credit are offered for social workers and nurses. Free Personal Enrichment programs are offered on a variety of topics and are open to all who are interested. (Contact us with program suggestions!)  We will also come to you to do presentations on aging, caregiving or on our Altenheim Retirement Community at no charge, and your group's size doesn't matter!  

Seniors, family caregivers, and professional caregivers are encouraged to contact us for information on service options, available resources, and caregiving concerns. We can help you with the aging and caregiving journey.

Altenheim Resource & Referral Service's (ARRS) Events and Programs section lists upcoming programs with Resource Services programs listed in CAPS.

Check out our Blog section for questions and answers pertaining to aging and caregiving! 


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Contact Altenheim

1387 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Main Office:
(304) 242-3340 (phone)

Resource & Referral Services:
(304) 243-0996 (phone)

(304) 243-0999 (fax)

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