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


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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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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