Gardening in Your Golden Years: Benefits and How to Get Started

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start planting! Gardening can be a fulfilling activity at any age, but the benefits extend far beyond the plants you grow. The sunshine and fresh air are instant mood boosters and tending to your plants each day can actually be a great way to stay active. Learn more …

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Have You Notified Your Beneficiaries?

Naming a loved one or a favorite nonprofit in your estate plans or as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan assets is a heartfelt way to make a lasting impact. Go one step further and tell those beneficiaries about the choices you’ve made. Many people and charities aren’t aware that they …

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New Executive Chef emphasizes scratch-made in Summit kitchen

Dave Wasson, The Summit’s new executive chef, doesn’t have a favorite dish. “Good food is my favorite thing to make,” Dave said. “I really just appreciate that we have the opportunity to do great things here.” Dave spent 20 years in food service for higher education. He and Mitch Rodhe, Director of Culinary Services, worked …

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer month in the United States takes place in the month of April. This month the Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers throughout the LifeSpire of Virginia family! In recognizing the volunteers who bring the LifeSpire communities to life, we are reminded of the tale of the starfish and of the …

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LifeSpire Unveils 2023 Holiday Card

This year’s holiday greeting features ‘Winter Cardinals’ created by Mary Kent, a resident at Lakewood since 2019. Mary discovered the fun of making art as a child at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Richmond and has been drawing and painting pictures ever since. After taking many art classes in high school and college, she pursued …

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Season of Gratitude

During this season of thanks and reflection, we are especially grateful for our LifeSpire of Virginia family. Your warm-hearted compassion makes you an integral part of our communities. Thank you for being our partner in helping seniors live purposefully in a loving environment. If the end of this year finds you feeling blessed and inspired …

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3 Great Ways to Give From Your IRA

An IRA is an appealing way to save for retirement: Make a contribution and enjoy tax savings. But eventually, the tax bill comes due—when you take your annual distributions and again when you leave your assets to heirs. If you want to avoid the tax bite and make an impact on our mission, consider a …

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Best of Both Worlds

At The Summit, city life meets life on the lake. Jim Lusk and Sally Mock walk out of The Summit with Windy, his four-legged companion, in tow. They easily maneuver the crosswalk and within minutes are at Montana Plains, a bakery across the street. The crustless quiche would be worth a much longer trip, but …

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