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Bowie Retirement Community

Bowie Retirement Community

Emeritus at Woodward Estates

14997 Health Center Drive
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 880-7597

About Our Community

This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Woodward Estates- and throughout Emeritus Senior Living communities- has shared since 1999, when our community first opened its doors. It's a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful- a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our retirement community for its active lifestyle.

The Perfect Location

Emeritus at Woodward Estates is nestled in the heart of the Bowie Health Campus on Health Center Drive, close to Routes 50, 301, I-495 and I-95. A wide range of medical facilities, including Larkin Chase Care & Rehabilitation Center and Bowie Health Center, are literally in the neighborhood, giving our residents a real sense of security should they ever need immediate off-site medical care. In addition, we are located directly across from the Bowie Town Center Mall, with its many shops and restaurants for residents and their families to enjoy. We also share Health Center Drive with such neighbors as Prince George Fire Department and the Bowie Senior Center. Our location truly is perfect!

A Wonderful Selection

Emeritus at Woodward Estates offers a total of 80 senior apartments, including studios, deluxe studios and one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. For residents who either don’t want to live alone or who wish to save on rent, we also offer friendship suites, in which two residents share an apartment. All senior apartments include one or two full baths, kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave, blinds and wall-to-wall carpeting. Residents can decorate their apartments however they’d like, and can bring in their own furniture. We also offer fully furnished apartments. Internet service is available and all apartments are individually climate-controlled and completely maintenance free, inside and out. What about pets? We always welcome small pets and treat them just like members of our family!

On the first floor of our building, we offer several common areas, including our spacious dining room, where residents enjoy their meals; a library for reading and relaxation; our “country kitchen,” where we hold cooking classes; a living room with television and cozy fireplace; an activities room, where residents can often be seen playing Scrabble; and our Triple Crown Pub, the perfect spot for happy hour. Off the dining room is a spacious gated courtyard for sun, leisure and cookouts, as well as many sidewalks for folks who love to walk outdoors. The second floor features a gym, with a variety of exercise equipment―available anytime, day or night―for our fitness conscious residents. The gym is also used by our partner, Genesis Rehabilitation, which provides onsite physical, occupational and speech therapy. In addition, another spacious living room, balcony with all kinds of beautiful houseplants cared for by our own residents, and the famous Belair Room, where residents never miss their twice-weekly Bingo games, are located on the second floor. Should residents not be able to walk up and down our spiral staircase located in the center of the building, we have two elevators on each side of the community.

Strong, Caring Professional Relationships

We nurture strong relationships with area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and several rehabilitation centers, including Anne Arundel Hospital, Crofton Rehabilitation and Spa Creek. Through the communications and relationships we share with staff at these affiliations, we are able to provide seamless care for our residents. In addition, we partner with Genesis Rehabilitation, which comes to our community five days a week to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy. Services are either provided in our gym or in the resident’s apartment. In addition, Genesis provides a complimentary physical therapy assessment when a new resident first moves into our community.

Our Staff

Our 68-member staff includes some of the most experienced assisted living professionals in the area, from our executive director, community relations director and life enrichment director to our dining services director and resident care director. We also offer 24-hour nursing care provided by licensed RNs and LPNs. And all of our Resident Assistants are certified nursing assistants. Every day, every member of our staff goes above and beyond to treat our residents with the love, respect, dignity and sensitivity they deserve. They truly live the Emeritus brand promise, "Our family is committed to yours,” and are the heart of what makes Woodward Estates the best assisted living community in Bowie. In addition, some of our staff members literally unlocked the doors when our building opened in 1999 and continue to serve today.


Emeritus at Woodward Estates is an Emeritus Senior Living community, which was named the "Best of the Best" in 2010 from the Assisted Living Federation of America. This is a tremendous accomplishment, and we are proud to be part of the largest and one of the highest rated assisted living providers in the United States.

Learn more about our other Emeritus’ Maryland assisted living communities and read more about all of Emeritus' senior care services.