COVID-19 Communications Hub

Community Contacts If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to the community’s administrator of health care: The Chesapeake Barbara Jackson-Ingram – 757-223-1677 The Culpeper Jim Jacobsen – 540-321-1301 The Glebe Ellen D’Ardenne – 540-591-2104 Lakewood Felicity Wood – 804-521-9151 Lakewood At Home Tammy Mackey – 804-521-9243 Questions may be submitted via email at… Read more

September 10: COVID-19 Testing Update

By the conclusion of August, each of LifeSpire’s four communities successfully completed the state-mandated baseline testing. As a result, the communities are moving forward with the re-opening process in the safest possible way with the goal of keeping each member of the LifeSpire family healthy. However, as the pandemic continues, the Centers for Medicare and… Read more

A LifeSpire Pause

As 2020 continues to be a stress-filled year for many people, LifeSpire recognizes the benefit of taking a pause. It is well-documented that stress can lead to high blood pressure, a suppressed immune system and can contribute to depression and anxiety. With endless worries in the world, it’s important to encourage one another to look for ways… Read more

LifeSpire Welcomes New Corporate Vice President of Talent Management

LifeSpire of Virginia recently named Deb Ledbetter as Vice President of Talent Management. In this role, Ledbetter is responsible for workforce development, human resources management and best practices, organizational effectiveness and performance measurement. “Deb has more than 20 years of experience in talent recruitment and planning which will be a tremendous asset to the LifeSpire… Read more

Fitch Rates LifeSpire ‘BBB’

Financial Outlook Stable It is with tremendous pride that the LifeSpire of Virginia leadership team announces that for the first time ever, the organization has achieved a financial assessment from Fitch Ratings—an award-winning provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Fitch assigned a ‘BBB’ rating to LifeSpire. The rating outlook is stable. “It is truly… Read more

LeadingAge Recognizes LifeSpire for Stewardship, Workplace Excellence

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that two of its communities were honored by LeadingAge Virginia—an association of not-for-profit life plan communities—during its annual awards gala held virtually on August 18. Lakewood resident and former LifeSpire Board of Trustees member Joe Teefey was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Stewardship Award. This award… Read more

LifeSpire, VBH Foundation Award $20,000 in College Scholarships

LifeSpire of Virginia and the Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation (VBHF) are pleased to announce the 2020 scholarship recipients. A total of $20,000 was awarded to 22 deserving individuals. The scholarships are funded by the LifeSpire Employee Education Fund. The fund provides financial assistance for deserving team members to obtain higher education, as well as updated… Read more

Lakewood Opens Align Senior Clinic in Partnership with Ally Align Health

Clinic offers safe, convenient primary care for all residents Lakewood, a LifeSpire of Virginia community, and AllyAlign Health, a care management company focused on improving care access and quality of life for residents in senior living communities, are pleased to announce the opening of Align Senior Clinic. The clinic is a collaboration between Lakewood and… Read more

LifeSpire to Expand Independent Living Options in Culpeper

25 New Cottages Coming Soon LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce the expansion of its independent living options at its community in Culpeper, Va. Sitework is underway for 25 new cottages at The Culpeper Retirement Community—a 100-acre continuing care community where residents enjoy a variety of offerings that cater to their individual wellness, social,… Read more

VBH Foundation Announces Influencer Award

The Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH) Foundation is proud to announce the inaugural 2020 Influencer Awards.  The Influencer Award is given to a champion of the Foundation from each of LifeSpire’s four communities who causes a positive effect on its mission to enhance the lives of our residents at LifeSpire. Influencers embody the core values through… Read more