The Mission of Salem Terrace at Harrogate is to honor and provide service to those who want to live where they can receive the care they need and have peace of mind knowing that a caring, professional team is there when needed.

In Memorial

Salem Terrace would like to thank L. S. Waldrop for his vision and dedication to the residents and employees at Salem Terrace at Harrogate and the greater Salem Community.

Ownership Team

L. S. (Luke) Waldrop began L. S. Waldrop Realty Company in 1955 and has constructed over 1,500 residential homes, including the Harrogate neighborhood in Salem. His son Preston A. Waldrop, MD, has practiced medicine in the Roanoke Valley since 1991 and founded Virginia Orthopaedic P.C. in 2000. Both father and son are committed to making Salem Terrace at Harrogate a progressive, caring community with a focus on excellence.




The Salem Terrace Promise

Our commitment is to provide you with an enriching lifestyle, exceptional value, and quality care as a member of the Salem Terrace family. Your satisfaction is our goal and our promise.

Origin of the Harrogate Name

Impressed by its culture and beauty, Mr. Luke Waldrop was inspired to name the Salem Terrace community after a visit to Harrogate (or Harrogate Spa) in North Yorkshire, England. The town is a tourist destination that became famous in the 16th century after the discovery of its popular healing spa waters.

Friendship Retirement Community

Management Team

Friendship Retirement Community is the largest Retirement Community in Virginia. Since opening its doors in 1966, Friendship has expanded its services to meet the needs and demands of the seniors in the greater Roanoke Valley and across the nation. On its Hershberger Road campus, Friendship boasts a 373-bed Health and Rehab Center, the largest in the Commonwealth of Virginia, an assisted living facility, an eye care clinic, a dialysis center, an on-campus pharmacy, an outpatient rehabilitation, wellness and therapy clinic, and numerous retirement living apartments. Friendship Retirement Community is known for award winning care, but we are also engaging in state of the art programs with our pharmacy and nursing team to address polypharmacy issues, peer to peer chart reviews by doctors, and anticholinergic studies to help prevent falls and offer safer medication alternatives. As an employer of over 600 people and home to 1,000 seniors, Friendship Retirement Community is a prominent force in the field of senior care. The greatest quality service and care at the best price, why pay more? The Value of Friendship! For more information, please visit us at: www.friendship.us

Contact Us

It would be our privilege to discuss how Salem Terrace at Harrogate can serve you. Give us a call or stop by at your convenience; we would love to talk with you over a cup of coffee.

1851 Harrogate Drive

Salem, Virginia 24153

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you love working with older adults and enjoy reading out loud, singing, calling Bingo numbers, helping with arts and crafts, or leading a Bible study, look no further! The residents at Salem Terrace would truly enjoy your company. We appreciate your willingness to serve our community.

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We are always looking for dedicated, caring employees. If you have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of our residents and strive for excellence, we would like to talk with you.

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