Have You Notified Your Beneficiaries?

Naming a loved one or a favorite nonprofit in your estate plans or as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan assets is a heartfelt way to make a lasting impact. Go one step further and tell those beneficiaries about the choices you’ve made. Many people and charities aren’t aware that they… Read more

LifeSpire of Virginia Names New Chief Financial Officer

RICHMOND, Virginia (Monday, April 22, 2024) —LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Erik Mauritsen has been selected as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Mauritsen will be responsible for directing overall financial operations for LifeSpire, its five continuing care retirement communities, foundation offices and Lakewood at Home. Mauritsen will… Read more

Celebrating National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer month in the United States takes place in the month of April. This month the Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers throughout the LifeSpire of Virginia family! In recognizing the volunteers who bring the LifeSpire communities to life, we are reminded of the tale of the starfish and of the… Read more

Highest Rates in 16 Years: The Amazing Benefits of the Charitable Gift Annuity

It’s the best time in a long time to consider the gift that pays you: a charitable gift annuity. Payout rates went up again January 1, 2024, and are higher than they have been in 16 years. Seize the moment by considering this amazing gift that provides you with stable, regular income—regardless of the economy…. Read more

LifeSpire Unveils 2023 Holiday Card

This year’s holiday greeting features ‘Winter Cardinals’ created by Mary Kent, a resident at Lakewood since 2019.  Mary discovered the fun of making art as a child at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Richmond and has been drawing and painting pictures ever since. After taking many art classes in high school and college, she pursued… Read more

Season of Gratitude

During this season of thanks and reflection, we are especially grateful for our LifeSpire of Virginia family. Your warm-hearted compassion makes you an integral part of our communities. Thank you for being our partner in helping seniors live purposefully in a loving environment. If the end of this year finds you feeling blessed and inspired… Read more

LifeSpire of Virginia Mourns the Loss of Pamela Parsons, Ph.D., Board of Trustees

Pamela Parsons, Ph.D., served on the Board of Trustees for LifeSpire of Virginia since 2021. For over thirty years, she has dedicated her life to advocating for older adults through her work in healthcare, education and funded research. She received numerous awards, including the Mary C. Payne Award from the Senior Connections Capital Area on… Read more

3 Great Ways to Give From Your IRA

An IRA is an appealing way to save for retirement: Make a contribution and enjoy tax savings. But eventually, the tax bill comes due—when you take your annual distributions and again when you leave your assets to heirs. If you want to avoid the tax bite and make an impact on our mission, consider a… Read more

(Monday, August 21, 2023) – LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce Kristi Martin, MSN, BSN, RN, LNHA, as its new Executive Director for the Summit Community, beginning on August 21, 2023. Kristi, a Lynchburg, Virginia native, obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lynchburg College and her master’s degree from Jefferson College. She brings… Read more

25 Students to Receive Scholarships for College from LifeSpire of Virginia, the VBH Foundation

The LifeSpire of Virginia and the Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH) Foundation leadership teams are pleased to announce the 2023 scholarship recipients. A total of $25,000 was awarded to 25 deserving individuals. The scholarships are funded by the Employee Education Fund. The fund provides financial assistance for deserving team members towards two-and four-year higher education degrees. Support… Read more