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Retirement Community


All of us at Altenheim Retirement Community and Resource & Referral Services wish YOU a Happy and Healthy New Year!


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 Steering Committee for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's will meet on January 23 at 11:30 at Generations in Wheeling.  We are looking at some changes for the 2017 Walk that will increase awareness and visibility, and would love to have new committee members to help guide us to a more successful Walk!  (The 2016 Walk was our best Walk, and we want to continue the momentum to make 2017 even better!)  Contact me to find out how you can be involved or just come to our meeting!


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.


We're working on our 2017 program schedule!  We will be parnering with the WVU Centers for Excellence in Disabilities to offer Traumatic Brain Injury: 101 in February.  Morgan Pavol of the WV Alzheimer's Association will present Effective Communication Strategies on June 21 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  (We're partnering with Good Shepherd Nursing Home to bring this free program to our community in observance of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month and the Longest Day.)  We are also looking at a special program in March for Social Work Month, and are hoping to offer three programs in the summer with continuing education credit for social workers.  Details are incomplete for these programs.  More programs are to be added so keep an eye on our web page!




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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