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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 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 on-site 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

LifeSpire CEO Letter to Team Members of The Summit

July 26, 2021 Dear Summit Team Members, On behalf of LifeSpire of Virginia’s Board of Trustees and our leadership team, I want to enthusiastically welcome you to the LifeSpire family as we expand our mission of empowering individuals with choices in purposeful living. When we visited The Summit in April, we were very impressed with… Read more

LifeSpire CEO Letter To Residents of The Summit

July 26, 2021 Dear Summit Residents and Families, On behalf of LifeSpire of Virginia’s Board of Trustees and our leadership team, I’m excited to welcome you to the LifeSpire family. The addition of The Summit to our family represents an exciting time in the history of both organizations as we build on our common faith-based… Read more

LifeSpire to Assume Ownership of The Summit

Includes the Community’s Independent Living and Assisted Living Neighborhoods LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Centra 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… Read more

LifeSpire CEO Addresses The Summit Ownership

Dear LifeSpire Residents, Families and Team Members, On behalf of the Board of Trustees and LifeSpire’s leadership team, I’m writing to share some exciting news. On July 21, we signed an agreement to assume ownership of The Summit, a life plan community in Lynchburg, Va. Centra Health’s decision to sell The Summit created an opportunity… Read more

Fitch Reaffirms Stable Financial Outlook for LifeSpire

The LifeSpire of Virginia leadership team is pleased to announce that Fitch Ratings—an award-winning provider of credit ratings, commentary and research—affirmed its 2020 assessment of the organization by assigning a ‘BBB’ rating to approximately $80.9 million residential care facilities revenue and refunding bonds, series 2021, to be issued by the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority… Read more

LifeSpire, VBH Foundation Award $22,000 in College Scholarships

LifeSpire of Virginia and the Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH) Foundation are pleased to announce the 2021 scholarship recipients. A total of $22,000 was awarded to 22 deserving individuals. The scholarships are funded by the Employee Education Fund. The fund provides financial assistance for deserving team members to obtain higher education, as well as updated training… Read more

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