2023 Influencer Award: Bob Johnson

LifeSpire of Virginia, Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation and The Summit recently celebrated Bob Johnson as the 2023 recipient of the Influencer Award, recognizing his impact on the Life Plan Community and its residents. Bob was joined by friends and family in the celebration. LifeSpire CEO Jonathan Cook and Jodi Leonard, Vice President of Virginia Baptist …

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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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Bob Johnson Receives Influencer Award

Bob Johnson is the 2023 Influencer Award recipient from The Summit. Bob and Agnes, who married in 1954, moved to The Summit in 2019, after Agnes had some significant health concerns. Agnes passed away six months later. The couple chose The Summit because of its community. After Agnes passed away, Bob knew he needed to …

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New Things on the Horizon

Comfortable homes for residents are just around the corner as The Summit embarks on an ambitious master plan, which includes the construction of 18 new cottages.

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The Summit: A Golfer’s Paradise

Gary Marple knows an excellent golf course when he steps on one. A golfer for nearly 30 years, Marple finds life at The Summit—minutes away from his two favorite courses—just right for hitting the links. “I enjoy living within walking distance to London Downs and Ivy Hill golf courses,” Marple said. “It’s convenient and very …

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Residents Support Retired Racehorse

Residents put money on a horse not in the field in this year’s Kentucky Derby. During the annual Derby
Day, residents—in their biggest and brightest hats—raised over $600 to support Sir Gus, a 25-year-old retired racehorse at Brook Hill Farm.

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