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We’ve Got the Tips to Help You Make the Move!

Tips for Making the Move to an Independent Living Community The current national real estate market is hotter than Richmond asphalt at noon in August. If you’ve thought of selling your home, you’ll still need a place to lay your head. That’s why many seniors are considering a retirement community in Richmond like Lakewood. They …

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Lakewood Honors Fallen Heroes

Dozens of Lakewood residents and team members gathered on the Clubhouse lawn on May 31st for a Memorial Day service of remembrance. Members of American Legion Post 84 presented the nation’s colors. Poppies were distributed to those in attendance in remembrance of military people, deceased and living, active duty and veterans. As part of the …

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Lakewood Resident to Walk 30 Miles for Milestone Birthday

Rebecca Moak planned to celebrate her 70th birthday in Peru. Unfortunately, the ongoing global pandemic prevented her from taking that trip. So, she decided to commemorate the occasion in a different way. “I was on the Lakewood walking path one day in April and was thinking about my birthday. I found out that the Inca …

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Fun Outdoor Things for Seniors to Do in Richmond, VA

The Best Outdoor Activities for Spring and Summer in Richmond After so many months cooped up indoors, who isn’t ready for some fresh air and sunshine? Seniors fortunate enough to live in greater Richmond can spend the spring and summer months rediscovering all the wonderful places and outdoor spaces our city offers. There are always …

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Lakewood Urges Its Community Members to Get Vaccinated

Vaccination rates amongst independent living residents at Lakewood are at 94% or above, while the rates amongst licensed areas are at 85% or higher. These numbers have lagged a bit for team members. Until the community reaches 100% vaccination for all team members and residents, Lakewood’s leadership team will continue to provide resources, education and …

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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 senior living community 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 …

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Lakewood Residents Celebrate Earth Day

On Monday, April 19, Lakewood Senior Living 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 …

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