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Fast Facts As of May 26, no residents have tested positive for COVID-19. On March 3, The Cheasapeake issued a memo to all residents, staff, families and vendors that outlined the procedures the company implemented to keep residents safe. At that time, The Chesapeake mandated that all visitors and staff be screened before entry into …

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Memorial Day Tribute: Benefits for Senior Veterans

If you’ve served in the military during combat situations, you know what it means to lose friends. People who, in some instances, were closer than family. At The Chesapeake, like elsewhere around the country, Memorial Day is a time to remember the ultimate sacrifice some members of our military made so all of us could …

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COVID Coupling: Chesapeake Duo Weds

A global pandemic couldn’t keep a couple at The Chesapeake from commemorating their love. On May 13, Leo Walsh and Madalene Hardison got married in the community chapel. Chaplain Sonja Oliver performed the quick ceremony.  When asked what it was like to plan a wedding during the COVID-19 crisis, Madalene said it was easier than …

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The Chesapeake Now Hiring A Social Worker

The Chesapeake, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Newport News, Va., is now hiring full-time social worker. Full-time positions offer competitive salaries and benefits. Benefits package includes options for health, dental, life insurance, retirement plan and generous paid time off. EOE. To apply email resume to employment@thechesapeake.org. Social Worker The Chesapeake, a …

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LifeSpire Works to Protect Front Line Team Members

As team members at The Chesapeake work diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19, LifeSpire of Virginia continues its efforts to protect our colleagues on the front lines. A large shipment of face shields was delivered to the corporate office on April 17. Additional N95 respirators, surgical masks and gowns were also delivered. The personal …

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The Chesapeake Is Hiring Workers Displaced By COVID-19

One month ago today, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency as a result of COVID-19. Not long after, Gov, Ralph Northam issued an executive order mandating the closure of non-essential brick-and-mortar businesses that can’t ensure social distancing. These actions, while necessary to help stop the spread of the virus, have left many without a …

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The Chesapeake Hosts Socially Distant Easter Parade

With Easter right around the corner, the fitness team at The Chesapeake invited residents and fellow team members to get outside, soak up some sunshine and spread holiday cheer. On April 8, dozens gathered from a social distance throughout the campus for an Easter parade. Participants donned Easter bonnets and waved bunny banners while getting …

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LifeSpire Delivers 4,400 Masks to The Chesapeake

On April 7, LifeSpire obtained 8,000 N95 respirators for distribution to caregivers in the assisted living, memory care and health care areas at each community as well as 9,600 surgical masks for all other staff to use. Two thousand respirators and 2,400 masks were delivered to The Chesapeake on April 8 to supplement the personal …

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Early Signs Of Dementia: How to Know When It’s Time for Memory Care

It’s not always easy to know when your loved one needs to move to a memory care community. Early signs of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia aren’t always readily apparent, because the condition often progresses so slowly. You may spot the first signs of dementia, but it could take years for the effects to …

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Residents at The Chesapeake Go Digital

On March 31, Chesapeake resident Jack Lynch surprised his daughter, Becky, with a visit at her home in Hampton, Va. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it had been at least two weeks since the two had seen one another. It wasn’t the visit they would have liked to have had, but it was the safest. …

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