Topping Off: Another milestone for Aviva Pembroke and Virginia Beach

A crowd of community members and leaders, including principal project partners and future residents, gathered on Friday, March 22 to celebrate another significant milestone towards the completion of the newest Virginia Beach senior living community, Aviva Pembroke.

The level of diverse support at the ceremony emphasizes the positive response from the region to address senior housing needs. It also demonstrates how Beth Sholom Village and Pembroke Square Associates are rising to meet the overwhelming demand for such hybrid care options, including assisted and independent living with modern amenities.

By 2030, it is estimated that most of Tidewater’s population will be over the age of 65. With these shifting community needs in mind, Beth Sholom Village and Aviva Pembroke will continue to provide top tier care for the wellbeing of all seniors. Once open, Aviva residents will enjoy a thriving urban lifestyle filled with social, cultural, and life enriching opportunities while receiving the personal care and support on which Beth Sholom has built its reputation.

The final structural beam with attendees of the ceremony.
The final structural beam with attendees of the ceremony.
David Abraham delivers remarks.
David Abraham delivers remarks.

At the ceremony, David Abraham, president & CEO of Beth Sholom Village, welcomed those attending “on behalf of our staff, board of directors, The Auxiliary of Beth Sholom Village, Ramsay Smith, Vincent Olivieri, and the entire PSA team, S.B. Ballard Construction Company, and a vast network of stakeholders.

“This movement towards modernization and refinement of senior living would not have been possible without the thoughtfulness and support of all involved, and it is one of many steps within our community towards addressing the housing needs of Hampton Roads,” said Abraham.

Following the remarks, the group participated in the signing of the final structural beam, acknowledging the community members’ support in making the vision a reality, and symbolically bestowing good fortune and health upon all involved. Through this ceremonial act, Abraham reiterated the shared sentiment that “to all who played a role, we are thrilled to be a part of this.”

To stay updated on the final progress of Aviva Pembroke, upcoming events, and information regarding the thriving lifestyle that awaits Aviva residents, visit

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Sean Flynn is director of philanthropy and community relations for Beth Sholom Village.