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LifeSpire Team Members Graduate from Leadership Academy

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that two team members recently completed LeadingAge’s Leadership Academy. The Culpeper’s Assisted Living Administrator Bethany Starkie and Brenda Dixon, marketing director at The Summit, both graduated from the academy on June 14. The ceremony was held in Roanoke during the organization’s annual meeting. The LeadingAge D.C., Delaware, Maryland and… Read more

VBH Foundation Accepting 2022 Scholarship Applications

The Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH) Foundation team is pleased to announce that the application period for this year’s educational scholarships is now open. This financial aid is made available through the Foundation’s Employee Education Fund. Eligible team members include current full-time or part-time LifeSpire team members—or the child or grandchild of current team members—in good… Read more

LifeSpire’s New Board Chair Seeks to Strengthen Faith Community

Dan Carlton was born in Newport News where his dad worked at Temple Baptist Church. He lived just a mile down the road from The Chesapeake and remembers visiting from a very early age. Later, when his family moved to Richmond, he remembers traveling to The Culpeper to visit residents there. So, seven years ago… Read more

LifeSpire Committee to Refresh Organization’s Strategic Plan

One of the key responsibilities of LifeSpire’s Board of Trustees is to set the strategic direction for the organization. While it’s common for organizations to have a vision for 10 or 20 years from now, shorter strategic planning cycles are necessary in today’s fast-changing world. “Changing consumer demands, workforce challenges, rapid advances in technology and… 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 Human Resources

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Laura Wooton has been named the organization’s vice president of human resources. 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

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