We Make It Easy to Live the Life You Imagine

Our amazing group of residents are doers. They’re thinkers and givers, go-getters and learners, explorers and creators, and they all have one thing in common. They share a passion for staying active and engaged in a fun and social atmosphere.

Here on our beautiful campus just minutes from Richmond’s dynamic West End, you’ll enjoy the finest amenities and the ultimate in hospitality and convenience services. Everywhere you turn, from our beautiful Lakewood Clubhouse and beyond, you’re surrounded by innovative opportunities to grow and engage through programs like lifelong learning for seniors and cultural events. Even our scenic walking trails are state-of-the-art. They’re paved with a high-tech synthetic surface that drains quickly and lessens stress on your ankles, knees and feet.

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Explore our exceptional amenities and hospitality services below:

Arts and Education Programs

Our Creative Arts Studio hosts a variety of classes in the visual arts for beginners to expert skill levels. We offer classes in painting, knitting and crocheting, and new classes fill the calendar all the time. Lakewood has quite a few accomplished artists and many others who simply enjoy expressing themselves through the creative outlets of visual art. Some residents showcase their art and photography within on-campus galleries.

Music is a wonderful part of life here. We offer an ongoing variety of musical performances for residents to enjoy. Whether it’s a performance by well-known local talent or the formalized Lakewood choir, or an informal concert or sing-along with some of the many talented residents, there’s something for everyone and every musical taste.

Our convenient location on Richmond’s West End puts us close to an impressive variety of outlets for art, music and theater as well as cultural events, festivals and historical sites. Our seasonal calendars filled with regularly scheduled outings are a popular feature of life at Lakewood. Here’s just a partial list of nearby attractions we love to frequent:

  • Richmond Symphony
  • Richmond Ballet
  • Maymont
  • Virginia Repertory Theatre
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Virginia Science Museum
  • Edgar Allan Poe Museum

A favorite for many of our residents, our well-equipped woodworking shop lets you pursue your hobby whether you own tools or not. Residents have use of workbenches with table saws, drill press, circular and scroll saws, sanders, and jointers. There’s a spirit of sharing and teaching among the woodworkers of all levels who enjoy building and polishing their wooden creations as well as donating them to charitable causes.

Amenities and Services for Your Well-Being

  • Indoor heated pool and full-service spa
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Wellness coordinators
  • Degreed and certified health and fitness professionals
  • Individualized fitness programs
  • Group exercise classes like salsa, Zumba and Tai Chi
  • Multiple restaurants serving fresh, delicious chef-prepared meals
  • Registered dietitian
  • Scenic, paved walking trails
  • Chapel and on-staff chaplains
  • Visual arts classes
  • Well-equipped woodworking shop
  • Cultural programs and social events
  • Lifelong learning, guest speakers and workshops
  • Residents council and other committees and clubs to join, or start your own
  • Lakewood First Clinic
  • Resident garden area with raised beds
  • Regularly scheduled outings to museums, theater, historical sites and more
  • Volunteer opportunities on campus and off
  • Billiards, Table Tennis and card rooms
  • Bank


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Convenience and Hospitality Services

  • All home maintenance and landscaping
  • Biweekly housekeeping
  • Coffee shop
  • Lounge with pub-style fare, including wine, beer and other beverages*
  • Relaxing terraces with fire pits
  • Fenced dog park
  • Resident garden
  • Putting green
  • Grilling areas
  • Library
  • Beauty and barbershop
  • Multiuse lawns and gazebo
  • Beautiful lake with waterfall
  • Multipurpose auditorium
  • Well-stocked convenience store
  • Wireless internet in common areas and basic cable television
  • 24/7 concierge
  • 24-hour security and emergency call system
  • Complimentary scheduled transportation and community shuttle
  • Parking
  • Enclosed walkways between many of our buildings