Freedom to Connect

A welcoming spirit. Residents of The Chesapeake retirement community come together to stay active, forge new friendships and enhance their well-being. You’re free to be part of groups and committees where your voice will be heard, or even create new groups based on your interests. Here’s some of what’s available:

  • Community chorus
  • Wine club
  • Worship group
  • Dining club
  • Resident council

A gorgeous 40-acre campus. Beautifully landscaped grounds in a secluded residential neighborhood offers walking and cycling paths and a delightful garden that’s tilled and harvested by residents. Our mild, four-season climate means golf, fishing, hiking and sightseeing can be enjoyed nearly year-round.

More free time plus easy connections. This carefree, maintenance-free retirement lifestyle provides plenty of time to get out and enjoy everything you love in the Hampton Roads area and beyond. Easy access to major highways makes it easy.

A perfect position on the Virginia peninsula. At The Chesapeake, weekend trips are easy to plan — Williamsburg, Norfolk, Virginia Beach — even Washington, D.C., Richmond, or the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Veterans from all branches of service have access to all five military bases and commissaries.

The assurance of a nonprofit organization. As a faith-based, not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), everything we do is based on improving the lives of those we serve. You’ll have the security of knowing that everything you need today and everything you might need tomorrow is ready and waiting for you here.

Be our guest for lunch!

Just complete and submit this request form to schedule your tour and complimentary lunch.

The Veteran’s Honor Benefit

Our greatest freedom is living in this great nation — a privilege bought and paid for by our military veterans. To say thank you for your service, The Chesapeake established the Veteran’s Honor Benefit — an exceptional monetary thank-you on the cottage or apartment of choice for veterans and their spouses.

senior resident Veteran saluting the flag The Chesapeake Independent Living Community

Designed for spiritual wellness.

The Chesapeake is part of LifeSpire of Virginia Inc., a faith-based, nonprofit family of retirement communities. Founded by Reverend J.T. Edwards, these communities were born from deep faith convictions and a profound commitment to providing a rich, vibrant retirement lifestyle. Residents live in an atmosphere that affirms our values of faith, servant leadership, stewardship, integrity, peace of mind, innovation and joy.

All faiths, religious denominations, and practices are welcomed and celebrated at The Chesapeake. Our chaplain supports all residents in times of emotional or spiritual need. We also encourage residents to maintain connections with their home congregations or faith communities, and we welcome local pastors who visit our campus to offer worship services and communion in their particular traditions. We blend diversity and unity in affirming and supporting religious freedom, and we’re united in our commitment to learning from one another.


Sharing time, talent, knowledge and skills. At The Chesapeake, volunteer opportunities enrich the lives of others as well as your own. Volunteering imparts a sense of purpose that contributes to overall happiness and mental well-being. It’s a simple effort that has a positive impact on you and your community.

Our “Chicks with Sticks” group makes baby blankets and caps for newborns at local hospitals, quilts to send overseas, blankets for the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), and more. Other groups participate in food bank drives and blood drives. Many residents also volunteer at area hospitals, animal shelters, museums and other local points of interest.

LifeSpire of Virginia Transfer Program

  • LifeSpire of Virginia has a resident transfer program designed to allow residents to transfer between any LifeSpire of Virginia community.
  • As needs change or as friends or family move the LifeSpire of Virginia transfer program enables flexibility in where you live.
  • Transfers are dependent upon space being available at the destination community. For further details on the LifeSpire of Virginia Transfer Program call us at 757-913-0564.