LeadingAge Recognition for Workplace Excellence

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that The Chesapeake was honored by LeadingAge Virginia—an association of not-for-profit life plan communities—during its annual awards gala held virtually on August 18.

The Chesapeake was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Workplace Excellence Award which recognizes a community that demonstrates investment in their staff and workplace environment for the delivery of quality care and services; demonstrates innovation in workforce development practices.

LifeSpire recently purchased a private home adjacent to The Chesapeake that is being used to assist employees who need transitional housing. The Fresh Start program provides team members with up to three months of housing while they work on a plan to become financially independent. 

Many residents at The Chesapeake donated furniture and volunteered to clean and decorate—making the house a home. Additionally, LifeSpire is offering all team members a financial wellness program called Momentum on Up, which is offered by SunTrust, now Truist.

“This program gives somebody the opportunity to look past what’s going on right now in their life, to not have to worry about a mortgage or rent, to use food vouchers to take up three meals for the next day. Our team members have our support. We’re going to provide them with all the resources that they need to be successful.”

Wellness Director Damien Polewczak