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Annual Bunny Hop Raises Nearly $2,000 Raised for Benevolence

Residents, team members and their families got into the holiday spirit with the second annual Bunny Hop held on April 9. Dozens of participants hopped around the loop all to raise money for The Chesapeake’s Benevolent Fund. The event featured an Easter egg hunt, raffle prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The event …

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Chesapeake Residents, Team Members Take Part in Spring Cleaning

On Friday, March 25, residents and team members joined forces for a community-wide Spring cleaning. Groups spread out across the community to clean and fix up the grounds and plant flowers and shrubs in various beds throughout the community. From trash collection in the retention basin to power-washing and mulching, Executive Director David Loop said …

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Chesapeake Offers New Wellness Amenities

LifeSpire of Virginia’s construction team completed a substantial renovation to the pool and locker room areas at The Chesapeake in May 2021. Included in the pool renovation was a complete resurfacing of the pool deck using a material designed to prevent falls. New stainless steel ladders and handrails were also installed. The locker rooms were …

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Chesapeake Aqua Aerobics Students Splash into Health

Louise Marchello and Nancye Wilson have been coming to The Chesapeake’s pool for water aerobics for 16 years. “We’re the longest members of this class,” said Louise. “And the oldest,” Nancye added. Both women had taken aqua aerobics classes in the past and were excited the community both had a pool and a wellness program …

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February 2: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s leadership team appreciates flexibility and understanding as COVID-19 cases are reported in the community. New Positive Results to Report Are as Follows: One environmental services team member who works in healthcare was identified on February 1. The COVID-19 positive team member is quarantined at home. Anyone who is identified as having close contact …

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What Is Dakim BrainFitness for Seniors?

There’s a great deal of emphasis placed on staying physically fit as we age. Typically, the focus is on exercises for the body. But it’s equally important to exercise your brain. About 10% of people ages 65 and older lose cognitive function, leading to mild cognitive impairment, and nearly 15% of them develop Alzheimer’s disease …

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January 26: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s leadership team appreciates your flexibility and understanding as COVID-19 cases are reported in the community. New Positive Results to Report Are as Follows: • Two assisted living residents were identified on January 25. • One healthcare team member was identified on January 25. • One healthcare resident who was identified on January 26 …

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January 24: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s leadership team appreciates your flexibility and understanding as COVID-19 cases are reported in the community. New Positive Results to Report Are as Follows: • One assisted living resident was identified on January 23. The COVID-19 positive resident is quarantined in the assisted living area and anyone who is identified as having close contact …

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January 20: Visitation Update

With the challenge brought on by several positive cases of COVID-19 in the memory support neighborhood, The Chesapeake’s leadership team has been developing a safe way to allow families to continue visiting. If you would like to schedule an in-person visit, contact Damian Polewczak at 757-223-1637 or dpolewczak@thechesapeake.org. The leadership team is asking that you contact …

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