LifeSpire Congratulates Culpeper Baptist Church for AARP Community Partner of the Year Award

On November 12, Culpeper Baptist Church received the AARP Virginia Community Partner of the Year Award during the AARP Virginia All-Volunteer Assembly in Richmond. The church won the award as a result of its community engagement and partnership with LifeSpire’s community in Culpeper, Va., The Culpeper. Hans Murdock, the senior adult pastor and chaplain at… Read more

LifeSpire of Virginia Hires Corporate Director of Communications

LifeSpire of Virginia recently named Hillary Smith as Corporate Director of Communications. Smith is replacing Ann Lovell who accepted a role with the International Mission Board. In this role, Smith is responsible for oversight and direction of public and media relations, social media, crisis communication and reputation management.    “We are pleased to welcome Hillary… Read more

LifeSpire welcomes Corporate Director of Construction Management

LifeSpire of Virginia recently named Derek Meyer as Corporate Director of Construction Management. Meyer is replacing Stan Patterson who is retiring. In this role, Meyer is responsible for oversight and direction of construction, expansion and renovation of all LifeSpire communities.    “We are pleased to welcome Derek to the LifeSpire family. His progressive experience in… Read more

LifeSpire welcomes VP of Information Technology

RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia recently named Robert Wilbanks to the newly created position of Vice President of Information Technology. In this role reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Wilbanks leads LifeSpire’s information technology efforts and is responsible for all aspects of information technology, project management, systems analysis, cyber-security and business management pertaining to LifeSpire and… Read more

Just Keep Singing: Music And Dementia

By Ann Lovell Bernice Thomas* sits down at the piano. Her hair is professionally styled, as always, and her pink blouse gives her skin a healthy glow. Her smile is infectious. “What do you want me to play?” she asks. “Play a hymn,” her daughter encourages. “Play ‘Jesus loves me.’” Thomas thinks for a moment…. Read more

Averett University And Lifespire Sign Partnership Agreement

RICHMOND, Va. — Averett University and LifeSpire of Virginia launched the first-ever educational partnership for LifeSpire in a ceremony June 7 at Lakewood, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Richmond’s west end. Averett University President Tiffany Franks and LifeSpire of Virginia’s President and CEO Jonathan Cook signed an agreement that includes a three-pronged… Read more

Lifespire Welcomes Tiffany Flora As Corporate Controller

By Ann Lovell RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia recently named Tiffany Flora as the organization’s Corporate Controller. In this role, Flora leads LifeSpire’s accounting team and is responsible for all aspects of accounting information, production, compliance and management pertaining to LifeSpire and its affiliates. In addition, she monitors and manages the company’s cash position and its nonprofit… Read more

Now Hiring: Corporate Director Of Construction Management

LifeSpire of Virginia is seeking a Corporate Director of Construction Management to lead and manage the construction and renovation projects of our organization. The Corporate Director of Construction Management directly supervises all major construction and renovation projects and works closely with the CEO, CFO and Executive Directors at each community. This person will be responsible… Read more

Lakewood At Home Offers New Choice For Seniors In The Richmond, Virginia, Area

By Ann Lovell RICHMOND, Virginia—Today it’s called creative disruption. In the 90s it would have been known as a paradigm shift. Whatever terminology you use, Lakewood at Home is changing the landscape of senior living in the Richmond area. Hilton and Margaret Almond are charter members of Lakewood at Home. They have lived in their… Read more

Growth Opportunity: Associate Administrator (AIT)

LifeSpire of Virginia, a multi-campus premier provider of senior living services throughout Virginia, is seeking a dynamic, energetic individual who desires to grow professionally with us by becoming a leader in the senior living industry. Through our leadership development program, you will grow as both a leader and professional, becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator… Read more