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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 senior living 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 …

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March 29: COVID-19 Update

The Lakewood leadership team learned today that a healthcare team member tested positive for COVID-19 at an offsite location over the weekend. The team member is self-quarantining at home pending completion of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) return-to-work criteria. VDH has been alerted to this positive case and the Lakewood team is following all …

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Assisted Living Dining Update

The Lakewood team is pleased to share updated reopening guidelines for the assisted living neighborhood. As of Thursday, March 18, assisted living residents may eat in the Cascades dining venue. Residents are also encouraged to dine with guests or with fellow residents in independent living. Please note that the two-visitor restriction for assisted living residents …

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March 12: Visitation Update

The Lakewood leadership team is pleased to share developing guidelines regarding visitation and the re-opening of our healthcare, memory support and assisted living neighborhoods. This update comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) each issued new guidelines …

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LifeSpire Issues Guidance on New CDC Mask Use Protocol

LifeSpire of Virginia’s priority continues to be serving residents in a safe manner while re-engaging and reconnecting those served to each other and to those outside of our communities. LifeSpire community teams evaluate and adjust operations frequently based on new information and data received from various agencies, experts and consultants. We continue with steps to …

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Best Ways to Get Started in a Senior Exercise Program

Exercise and physical activity should be a priority throughout your lifetime and shouldn’t lessen with age. Certainly, our bodies change over time and physical challenges arise, sometimes unexpectedly. You may find your flexibility and balance aren’t what they once were. Maybe lifting a laundry basket is harder than it used to be, or your golf …

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