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About Emily Green Shores Assisted Living

A Portsmouth Virginia Senior Care Residency

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Emily Green Shores is a faith-based senior assisted living facility owned by the Portsmouth Baptist Association and located in Portsmouth, Virginia. Our facility rests on the Elizabeth River waterfront offering beautiful sunset views from our spacious sunroom facing the water. Emily Green Shores is much like home; a comfortable family setting where you can read a book in the living room, enjoy watching the boats on the waterfront from the porch, play cards after supper with your neighbors, and know that each day will be filled with caring hands and friendly, familiar faces.


Emily Green Shores began in 1913 in Court Street Baptist Church as a meeting organized by five Portsmouth women who recognized the need of senior adult women to have a comfortable secure place to call "home". On June 17, 1915, the Home opened on Emmett Street in a residence formerly occupied as a hospital. For more than 30 years the late Mrs. Emily Green served as Chairman of the Board and after her death, the Home was renamed in her honor. In 1962, residents moved from the former location into the modern, brick residence on the riverfront at 500 Westmoreland Terrace, donated by the late Jerome Carr.


In 1967, the Portsmouth Baptist Association assumed management of the Home and operation was continued on a non-denominational basis. In 1969, construction was initiated and with the addition of a new wing it eventually became the structure that is presently Emily Green Shores Retirement Home. On July 10, 1978, the Board of Directors voted to accept men and married couples to Emily Green Shores and to offer them the same opportunity to live in a secure and family-like environment.


Our assisted living residency is an ambulatory-only facility meaning our residents have the means to be able to move about on their own (non-wheelchair bound) and reasonably facilitate their own activities of daily living.

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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to see that our residents, their families, guardians, our employees, and business associates are treated with honesty, integrity, and dignity.

  Virginia Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging
We are a member of the
Virginia Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging

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Our Staff

  • Facility Administrators are licensed by the Virginia State Board of Health Professionals
  • Aides registered by the Virginia Board of Nursing
  • Dietary staff trained & certified by the Virginia Department of Health
  • Full-time housekeeping, activities and maintenance personnel

Our Care

Our dedicated staff provide quality care and personalized attention to our residents and their families. We strive to give our residents quality care, a clean safe environment, well-balanced meals and stimulating activities.


Our Activities

Activity programs are planned and prepared each month. Our monthly program calendar has activities that are designed to promote social involvement by our residents on many different levels.


Resident interest and capabilities are taken into account so that our planned activities will be stimulating. We think having fun and enjoying your time at Emily Green Shores is paramount.

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Our Commitment To You

Our business philosophy is quite simple. We are in the business of caring for and fulfilling the needs of our residents. We want our residents and our employees to feel that they are appreciated.


Our goal is to equip the staff members of our facility with the necessary tools to provide each resident with an environment that is clean, secure and family-oriented.


Our company has a strong commitment to maintaining a good quality of life and a high standard of care for each resident. This is accomplished with the assistance of our trusted and experienced staff.


We have in place a uniform and comprehensive set of guidelines that esure that the facility compies with the Department of Social Services standards and regulations.


This company promotes an open door policy toward employees, residents, families, guardians, and senior service agencies to encourage sincere dialogue for the enhancement of our facility.

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