The Chesapeake wins Gold Award from Coastal Virginia Magazine


By Ann Lovell

Gold Award Image
The Chesapeake’s Executive Director Mark Woodard receives The Coastal Virginia Gold Award for best retirement community from Brenda Whitlow.

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia—The Chesapeake, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Newport News, won the Gold Award from Coastal Virginia magazine for the best retirement community on the Virginia Peninsula.

“This is a significant award and a reason to celebrate,” said Liz Gee, The Chesapeake’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “More than 200,000 votes were cast in all categories, including the Southside and Peninsula, and we rose to the top.”

2016 Best of Readers' Choice LogoThe Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Best of Readers’ Choice Awards allow readers to recognize individuals and businesses that “continually give us their best,” according to the magazine’s website. In addition to retirement living, other categories include food and dining, shopping, health and beauty, home and garden, professional services, arts and entertainment and many others.

“We congratulate The Chesapeake for this award and for their outstanding service,” said Jonathan Cook, LifeSpire president and CEO. “At the same time, this award is really no surprise. Superb customer service and commitment to quality care are hallmarks of the LifeSpire brand.”

Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.