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Lakewood Raises Nearly $31,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association

On June 21, hundreds of luminaries lined the streets at Lakewood in an effort to shine a light on the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. It was all part of the community’s Lights of Hope luminary walk for the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day, a fundraising event worldwide held each year on the summer solstice. Lakewood residents …

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Three Richmond Teens Conclude Work Study Program at Lakewood

Culminating 10 months of hard work, three Cristo Rey Richmond High School tenth grade students presented what they learned during their corporate work study program at Lakewood. On June 9, Amya, Valerie and Nijahne shared their experiences with the Lakewood and LifeSpire leadership teams to mark the end of their time in the community. “The …

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Lakewood Competition Raises Money for the Special Olympics

Athletes from around the globe took part in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but in Richmond, the competition was fierce for the inaugural Lakewood Summer Games in July. Lakewood’s entire resident population was divided into countries and competed in various events July 12–16.   As part of the games, each team accepted donations which ultimately totaled …

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Lakewood Residents Taste Tea on the Terrace

It’s tea time at Lakewood as residents tasted tea on April 6. The tasting was all part of a spring-long event series featuring the hot drink. On April 4, residents decorated hats, bonnets and fascinators in preparation for the tasting. Then, more than 40 participants donned the headpieces and took to the terrace for afternoon …

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Lakewood Volunteers to Help Feed Those in Need

On March 1, Jim and Cheryl Rothschild spent the morning packing boxes at FeedMore for distribution through Meals on Wheels. This program provides fresh, diet-specific, made-from-scratch meals to homebound seniors and disabled neighbors. “It was a very congenial group, and we had a lot of fun really while we were doing our work,” Jim said. …

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How Occupational Therapy Helps You Maintain Independence

Over time, simple daily tasks can become more challenging than they once were. That may be due to natural changes as you age, or it may be the result of an illness or injury. Here’s the good news: Just  because you can’t do something the way you used to doesn’t mean you can’t do it …

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Girl Scouts Plant Meditation Garden in Memory of Lakewood Team Member

Baylee Huber-Cohen, Kelly Poole, Jadyn Sutton and fellow Girl Scouts from Troop 5365 have been helping Lakewood residents wrap Christmas presents for the past four years. So, when the trio decided they wanted to work towards the Silver Award, partnering with the community seemed like a perfect fit. “If you do 50 hours of community …

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