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LifeSpire of Virginia’s leadership team is pleased to announce that on July 21 it has signed an agreement with Centra Health to assume ownership of The Summit, a life plan community in Lynchburg. Centra’s decision to sell The Summit created an opportunity for LifeSpire—formerly Virginia Baptist Homes—to broaden its presence, expand its mission and serve a… Read more

LifeSpire Welcomes Two New Trustees to Its Board

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Trustees. James Poats and Gary Thomson officially joined the board on January 1. James Poats is a financial advisor operating out of Lynchburg, Va., who has been in the financial industry for more than 30 years. Poats is an advisor for… Read more

Senior Living Partners of Virginia Announces New CEO

Senior Living Partners of Virginia, LLC (SLP) is pleased to announce that Robert Brigeman has been named the organization’s chief executive officer. In this role, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of Affirmation Home Health, the home health company operated by SLP. Brigeman joined the SLP Team on January 5, 2022. Brigeman has more than… Read more

LifeSpire of Virginia Announces New Vice President of Talent Management

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Laura Wooton has been named the organization’s vice president of talent management. In this role, Wooton will be responsible for workforce development, human resources management and best practices, organizational effectiveness and performance measurement. Wooton will begin her role on January 31. Wooton has more than 20 years… Read more

LifeSpire Names New Chief Operating Officer

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Tracey Jennings has been selected as the organization’s new chief operating officer. In this role, Jennings will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the five LifeSpire communities. Additionally, Jennings will have oversight of community operating budgets, policies and procedures and provide oversight of major vendor relationships…. Read more

November 22: Visitation Update

As the holiday season approaches, the LifeSpire leadership team is pleased to announce that our five communities will now allow indoor visitation and for all residents—including assisted living, memory support and healthcare. Communities will no longer limit the frequency or length of visits for residents, the number of visitors or require advance scheduling of visits…. Read more

CDC Releases Updated Guidance for COVID Boosters

On October 22, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new recommendations for expanding the booster COVID vaccine. The new guidance includes the ability to mix and match with a booster vaccine that is different from the primary series received.  The booster recommendations for all three available COVID vaccines are as follows: Pfizer… Read more

LifeSpire Leadership Team Prepares for Ownership Transition

It has been a busy four weeks since our last post as the LifeSpire leadership team prepares for the anticipated transaction closing on September 30 and assumes ownership on October 1.  Following a comprehensive benefits presentation by LifeSpire’s benefits administrator, Scott Insurance, on August 23, the LifeSpire leadership team has been onsite at The Summit… Read more

August 26: LifeSpire COVID-19 Mandate Update

On August 26, 2021, LifeSpire announced to its team members that the organization will be instating a vaccine mandate across all LifeSpire communities and the home office. This decision was carefully considered for several months by team members in the Home Office and from the communities. LifeSpire is following guidance received from The Centers for… Read more

LifeSpire Leadership Team Travels to The Summit

On August 4th and 5th members of the leadership team from LifeSpire travelled to The Summit to meet with The Summit’s team members. While there, the LifeSpire team had the opportunity to take part in the 18th anniversary celebration of The Summit and enjoy a fantastic display of fireworks. In attendance from the LifeSpire team… Read more