Keep up to date on Lakewood and the latest news in senior living.


Cyber Safety in 2023

  Do you know how many passwords you have for all the sites and systems you use? A study conducted by Microsoft in 2007 found that people had approximately six passwords to remember on average. Today, that number has increased to 70-80 passwords on average, an over 1000% increase in the number of passwords to …

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Why Older Adults Are Moving to Senior Living Before Retiring

In younger years, you might have thought of retirement as a time to kick back and relax. But as you’ve gotten older, you’re probably realizing that retirement can be whatever you want it to be. And for many older adults, continuing to work is an important component of a happy, fulfilled “retirement” lifestyle. While it …

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Do They Need Assisted Living or Memory Care?

If you’re helping an aging parent or other loved one find senior care, deciphering the levels of care can feel like navigating unfamiliar territory in the dark. Recognizing the need for Assisted Living or Memory Care support — and when to move from one level of care to another — adds another layer of complexity. …

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What Should I Do While I’m On a Waitlist?

Joining the waitlist is one of the smartest decisions you can make when you’re getting ready for a move to a senior living community. It’s a decision that gives you confidence and allows you to move full speed ahead when the time is right. After you’ve secured your spot on the waitlist, what’s next?  We …

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How Is a Cottage at Lakewood Different from My Current Home?

Where do you see yourself spending your retirement years? Many retirees have an expectation of aging at home because it feels familiar and comfortable. But when they experience the all-inclusive lifestyle and spacious residences available in a senior living community, the advantages are clear. Let’s explore some of the similarities and differences of choosing an …

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Why We’re a Top-Ranked CCRC

When you’re looking for a retirement community, it makes sense that you’d choose the best fit for yourself. But how do you define “the best”?  If a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) with exceptional services and amenities in Richmond’s dynamic West End sounds like the best to you, Lakewood may be the place you’re looking …

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What Is It Like Living in Long-Term Care at Lakewood?

Helping a loved one move to a long-term care facility is a major life transition that’s often loaded with worries, questions and fears about the unknown. For some families, it’s a decision that happens gradually over time. In other cases, a sudden health crisis triggers the need for finding senior care as soon as possible. …

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Lakewood Receives Impact Award From Cristo Rey

On June 23, Cristo Rey Richmond High School invited its more than 30 corporate partners to lunch at the school to celebrate the success of the school year. LifeSpire and Lakewood team members were invited as three of the school’s tenth grade students recently completed a work study program at the community. The celebration marked …

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