It’s Nice to Be Part of a Family

The Chesapeake is one member of a multi-community corporate family known as LifeSpire of Virginia. Based in Richmond, Virginia, LifeSpire operates four Continuing Care Retirement Communities throughout the state: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville, and Lakewood in Richmond. As a faith-based nonprofit, LifeSpire has served Virginia’s seniors for more than 70 years and continues to provide an exceptional lifestyle and exceptional care in a faith-based setting. What makes being part of the LifeSpire family good for The Chesapeake’s residents?

Shared expertise: As part of a community with a strong corporate sponsor, we leverage the combined knowledge and experience of each of the communities as well as the expertise of the home office. Not to mention the host of ongoing initiatives designed to promote and share best practices among communities. This includes training programs for staff and support for exceptional dining and wellness programs. An example is LifeSpire’s relationship with the National Institute of Fitness and Sport (NIFS), an industry leader in designing and executing holistic wellness programs for seniors. Through NIFS, The Chesapeake’s residents enjoy a wellness program that encourages healthy living, wellness, and an exceptional quality of life.  

Maximized efficiencies: Our family of communities allows each of us to leverage our power to maximize efficiencies, which results in, among other things, better purchasing agreements with vendors. Buying power equals costs savings. At The Chesapeake, the residents see this advantage through enhancements to the physical community, new programs, new services, affordable monthly fees, and an overall better lifestyle.

We are proud to be part of the outstanding tradition and innovative vision that is LifeSpire of Virginia. Some may call it “corporate structure.” At The Chesapeake, we call it “family.” To learn more, visit or call a retirement counselor at 757-320-1216.