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Our Services


At the Lewinsville, we strive to provide our residents
with a variety of services to enrich their lives.

Resident Services:

• Beauty salon

• Bus for shopping trips

• Convenience store

• Lunch Cart

• Meal Program offering dinner 7 days a week

  (required participation at additional cost)

• Newsletter/Calendar published monthly

• Wellness Program
• Library

• Garden Plots

• Computer Stations with Internet Access

• Multiple Lounge Areas

• Exercise Room

• Social Multi-purpose rooms




A wide variety of activities are offered that meet the diverse interests of The Lewinsville residents. Some of these activities include but are not limited to:

• Local Travel Excursions

• Bible study

• Bingo

• Catholic Mass

• Exercise classes

• Guest performances

• Hymn sings

• Band

• Saturday movies

• Sing-alongs

• Social events

• Wii bowling



Who is The Lewinsville?

The Lewinsville is a 143 unit garden apartment complex in McLean, Virginia, sponsored by The Lewinsville Retirement Residence, Inc., a non-profit corporation affiliated with the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church. This community offers apartment units designed to meet the needs of the elderly. The Lewinsville is a federally assisted project under the Section 8 program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

What is FOL?

Friends of the Lewinsville (FOL) is non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides financial support for the residents of The Lewinsville programs.

What is the Meal Program?

The Meal Program provides each resident one dinner meal a day seven days a week. Participation in this program is required and is a part of tenancy here at The Lewinsville. The required participation in the Meal Program costs $225 monthly. The Lewinsville is authorized by HUD to operate a mandatory Meal Program.


The Lewinsville is a non-smoking property. Neither residents nor their guests and family members are allowed to smoke anywhere on the property. This includes apartments, balconies/patios, the public areas of the building, and the grounds.

Eligible Applicants

Applicants for admission to The Lewinsville must meet the following requirements: head of household must be at least 62 years of age; gross annual income must be within limits set by HUD; must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; and, must commit to living in a smoke free property. Persons are eligible for admission without regard to racial, ethnic, or religious background.

Rental Costs

Section 8 assistance is available to qualified low and moderate income residents to enable them to rent apartments at approximately 30% of adjusted household income. Rent includes heat, AC, electricity and water. To qualify for rental assistance, HUD has established annual income limits and verification requirements.


Income Limits

There is no minimum income requirement for tenancy but there is a maximum gross annual income set by HUD each year.

Apartment Amenities

All apartments have a kitchen and a full bath. Most units are one-bedroom. There are six efficiency units and five two-bedroom units.


Waiting List

Your completed application is added to the waiting list as of the date and time it is received.

What about Transportation?

The Resident Services program provides bus transportation to local stores once a week. Fairfax County supplies a bus twice a month to a nearby grocery store and once every other month to a local shopping mall. Metro bus service is available to the community of McLean (1 mile), Tyson’s Corner (2 miles) and to Tysons Metro.

What is the Wellness Program?

The Wellness Program is sponsored by FOL. A nurse is on-site 2 days a week to answer questions, take blood pressure and blood sugar readings for the residents.