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10 Reasons to Love The Chesapeake

Top 10 Reasons to Consider The Chesapeake Independent Senior Living Community in Newport News, Virginia

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely you’re considering an independent senior living community for yourself or a parent. We know there are a lot of retirement communities in the Virginia area to choose from. But what you really should look at is the premier option. When you look at all the reasons people choose The Chesapeake senior living community, well, the decision becomes a lot easier.

Let’s go.

1. Freedom lives here. If you’ve been on our homepage, you’ve seen this statement. It’s a sort of mantra for our culture. Everything at The Chesapeake is designed for freedom. We remove the burdens of homeownership, giving you more time to do what makes you happy. And we offer countless opportunities and activities that’ll put a smile on your face. Maintenance-free, worry-free — there’s that virtue again: freedom. It abounds at The Chesapeake.

2. Really nice people live here too. You won’t find a retirement community in the area with a finer bunch of people to spend time with, share a cocktail or meal with, and become friends with. We’re a friendly group that welcomes newcomers with genuine camaraderie. Oh, and that thing about freedom living here — we can thank the many military veterans who honor us by making The Chesapeake their home.

3. It’s genuinely good for you. Like other senior living communities, we have a fitness center. Ours is managed by the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, with certified exercise specialists who will create a personalized plan just right for you. We offer group exercise classes and a heated pool with therapeutic classes. Others can’t say all that. We also help you exercise your most important muscle — your brain — with lifelong learning programs and college lectures. We nurture the soul with interdenominational worship and Bible studies. There’s a chapel and chaplain on-site. You’ll eliminate the common aging risk of isolation through organized and spontaneous social events. We could go on and on about your wellness. And we do, right here.

4. Out-of-this-world dining. Variety being the spice of life, our chef creates diverse menus that always delight. With involvement from our registered dietitian, we use the freshest ingredients, including herbs picked daily from our own garden. From casual to formal to our year-round sea-to-table options, you can expect delicious food and gracious service at any of our beautiful restaurants. And yet, the company is even better! It’s no wonder meals have become residents’ favorite time of day.

5. The perfect residence for you. Are you a person who likes the extra space and privacy of a free-standing home? Our cottages and patio homes are nestled in a charming tree-lined neighborhood and have beautiful kitchens, finishes and other features like a fireplace, built-in bookcases, sunrooms or porches.

Maybe you prefer being closer to the hub of activity. Our beautifully appointed apartment homes offer the ultimate convenience with easy access to community amenities — without ever having to leave the building. One of our 20 distinct floor plans promises to satisfy your lifestyle and budget.

6. It’s a smart plan. The Chesapeake is a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community). That means it’s an Independent Living community with the safety net of offering access to long-term care on-site. So in addition to being a great place to enjoy life today, our community is also a great place to age confidently with a plan for tomorrow. If you ever need it, you’ll have access to Assisted Living, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing, and short- and long-term Rehabilitation services. If you ever need a higher level of care, you’ll remain on campus near your spouse and friends, never having to move to another provider under duress.

7. It’s more reasonable than you probably realize. The Chesapeake offers several floor plans of varying rates, one of which will surely fit your budget. Pricing partly depends on which of our flexible contract options you choose. Each contract has its own advantages. Consider our Life Care contract, which is widely considered the gold standard of comprehensive retirement plans. Life Care protects you and your financial estate by securing future access to our health services at stable rates, thereby avoiding the ever-rising costs of long-term care others will pay. It’s a plan that provides a confident quality of life, financial stability, and peace of mind for you and your family.

8. It’s beautiful here. Red brick exteriors. Tall ceilings and classic décor inside. The Chesapeake is designed to be comfortable and aesthetically delightful. Our campus offers sun-dappled green spaces and walking paths shaded by mature trees. Common areas range from grand dining rooms to cozy nooks for chats or quiet contemplation. Why not visit one of our galleries and take a look around?

9. Right where you want to be. Our beautiful location in Newport News puts you a stone’s throw from historic American treasures like colonial Jamestown and Yorktown, and a day’s trip from Washington, D.C. Nearby cultural districts offer world-class museums and lively music. We’re near Busch Gardens (tell the grandkids!) and Virginia Beach. The Virginia Peninsula offers continuing education and college sports, with Old Dominion, Hampton, and William & Mary universities.

10. We work for you, not for profits. The Chesapeake is a nonprofit retirement community. That means entrance fees and monthly fees are reinvested in the community to enrich the lives of residents. We answer to those who live here, not to outside stakeholders. As a faith-based community with a 75-year history, we’ve found it’s the right way to serve seniors. We think our residents agree.

There you have them: 10 distinctive reasons people love living at The Chesapeake. We’d love to tell you more about each one of these benefits and more about our retirement community overall. Please contact us here. We’ll be in touch with you soon.