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Age and Lifelong Learning

Remember when you were a senior in high school or a senior in college? How happy you were to know school was behind you? Today, as a different kind of senior, you realize being a lifelong learner gives you the opportunity to learn new things and discover new passions. No matter what your age.  Lifelong …

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June 21: Community Update

The LifeSpire leadership team wants to thank you for your continued patience and diligence as the communities return to a more normal state. The COVID-19 pandemic has created untold hardships across the country, and in the LifeSpire communities, but through it all the extended LifeSpire community has remained strong. The entire organization would not have …

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The Perks of Independent Living

The Real Perks of Independent Living Some people believe owning a home with a yard and private entry on a quiet neighborhood street is about as independent as independent living can get. Living in a retirement community couldn’t possibly match that. Or could it?  The answer may depend on your definition of independence. Everyone has …

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The Chesapeake Hosts Annual Fitness Festival

The Chesapeake’s team celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day with a Fitness Festival on May 26. Residents beat the heat with a variety of activities and health screenings to mark the occasion. Residents had a chance to make their own trail mix with a do-it-yourself buffet with granola, dried fruit, nuts and, of course, …

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How to Budget for Senior Assisted Living

This is an important question for families, and in this post, The Chesapeake will help you find answers. Assisted living costs vary throughout the country, and though you might think Medicare will cover those costs, the truth is, it won’t. What is assisted living, and what does assisted living cost in Virginia? Let’s take a …

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The Chesapeake Urges Its Community Members to Get Vaccinated

Vaccination rates amongst independent living residents at The Chesapeake are at 94% or above, while the rates amongst licensed areas are at 85% or higher. These numbers have lagged a bit for team members. Until the community reaches 100% vaccination for all team members and residents, The Chesapeake’s leadership team will continue to provide resources, …

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COVID-19 Communications Hub

These interventions include, but are not limited to: Screening all individuals who enter the community Ongoing education for team members and residents regarding infection control practices Appropriate cleaning and disinfecting, particularly for common areas, shared spaces and high-touch surfaces Wearing facemasks for everyone, except during dining Residents, team members and visitors are encouraged to maintain …

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April 29: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s leadership team learned on April 28 that a clinical team member who works in the memory support neighborhood has been exposed to COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, this team member is quarantining at home for the next 10 days. As a result of this exposure, indoor visitation to the memory support …

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Chesapeake Residents Celebrate Earth Day

On Thursday, April 22, Chesapeake residents took to the great outdoors to celebrate Earth Day. A fair honoring the holiday took over the terrace as dozens learned about conservation, recycling and the problems caused by littering. One booth featured a donation station so that residents could drop off old eyeglasses, medication bottles, textiles, batteries and …

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April 16: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s leadership team learned this morning that an employee from a private agency who was providing one-on-one care to one of our residents in the healthcare neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is at home in isolation. Contact tracing is underway and any other residents or team members who are determined to have …

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