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Visitation and Activity Guidance Update

The Lakewood leadership team is pleased to report the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated guidance for higher levels of care at long-term care communities in response to COVID-19 vaccinations. The following key changes have been made: • If all residents/team members participating in communal or group activities …

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COVID-19 Communications Hub

Screening all individuals who enter the community Temperature screening terminals are in place throughout the community Ongoing education for team members and residents regarding infection control practices Appropriate cleaning and disinfecting, particularly for common areas, shared spaces and high-touch surfaces Wearing facemasks for everyone on campus, except during dining Residents, team members and visitors are …

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Residents Plant Nearly 20 Trees on Arbor Day

Just a week after participating in the Earth Day 3K, residents were back outdoors to celebrate Arbor Day. Arbor Day—which is always celebrated on the last Friday in April—is a special day that is set aside throughout the world to raise awareness of trees and the important role that they play in the environment. On …

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Lakewood Residents Plant Wildflowers for Honeybees

Without a doubt, Lakewood residents have been busy bees this week. The week-long Earth Day festivities concluded Friday, April 23, as residents and team members came together to plant wildflowers around the community. The goal of the new blooms is to produce pollen for Lakewood’s resident honeybees. Earlier in the week, residents gathered to inspect …

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Lakewood Residents Celebrate Earth Day

On Monday, April 19, Lakewood residents kicked off a week-long celebration of Earth Day. Lakewood’s dietician presented tips and tricks on how to eat more sustainably. On Tuesday, representatives from TSC Recycling visited the community to teach residents about recycling. Then, on Wednesday, residents ramped up the excitement and took to the streets for free segway …

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VBH Foundation Accepting 2021 Scholarship Applications

The Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH) Foundation team is pleased to announce that the application period for this year’s tuition reimbursements and educational scholarships is now open. This financial aid is made available through the Foundation’s Employee Education Fund. Eligible team members include current full-time or part-time Lakewood team members—or the child or grandchild of current …

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Vote Lakewood The Best Continuing Care Community in Richmond

Voting is now open in Richmond Magazine’s 34th annual Best & Worst survey. Residents, family members, volunteers and the extended community are invited to support Lakewood by casting a ballot for the best continuing care community in the Richmond metro area. Vote for Lakewood at richmondmag.com/vote2021 on question #123. Feel free to share this link with …

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April 9: COVID-19 Update

The Lakewood leadership team is pleased to report that residents who live on the third floor of the Health Services Building are now able to welcome visitors once again. This news comes as baseline testing completed this week returned all negative results for COVID-19. Visitation was suspended last week due to a team member testing …

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How to Manage Caregiver Burnout

8 Ways for Sandwich Generation Caregivers to Beat Stress Anyone who’s part of the “sandwich generation” probably already knows it. Unlike other generational monikers, this one has less to do with the year you were born, and more to do with your  current level of family responsibility. Caring for both aging parents and your  own …

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Lakewood Hosts Comedy Happy Hour with Chris Michael

Members of the Lakewood community were on the edge of their seats and tickled with laughter on April 1 as corporate magician Chris Michael performed. Chris’s show includes a unique mix of beatboxing, mentalism, original magic, and above all, comedy. At just 21 years old, he has done two national tours, consulted for America’s Got …

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