The Glebe Continuing Care Retirement Community blog

Information and stories about life at The Glebe are added regularly.

New information is added regularly to our blog. Updates on our community and other interesting stories that relate to the active senior lifestyle are shared here.


The Glebe and Lakewood named ‘Best Nursing Homes’

By Ann Lovell RICHMOND, Virginia—Two LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement communities recently received the distinction of “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report. Lakewood in Richmond’s West End and The Glebe in Daleville were two of 38 retirement communities in Virginia — out of slightly more than 2,000 nationwide — that received […]

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Compare us with other CCRCs

Choosing a continuing care retirement community is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and knowing and comparing your options is an important part of the selection process. “Where you live matters,” a website sponsored by the American Seniors Housing Association, has developed a CCRC visit checklist to help you identify the […]

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Make Connections with the Circle of Friends

When you join The Glebe’s Circle of Friends program, you not only get the opportunity to make new friendships, but you gain some of the privileges and benefits that come with the lifestyle of The Glebe. Joining the future residency list is just the beginning. While you get a head start on planning your ideal […]

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The Glebe: A Success Story

The Glebe’s road to financial success was paved with challenges, but with hard work and faith, The Glebe overcame these adversities.  Today The Glebe is proud to report a flourishing community with strong leadership and residents from throughout Virginia, Maryland and other states from around the county. This success story is one of a community […]

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Winter Wellness Glows at The Glebe

It’s always the peak season of wellness at The Glebe. With the beautiful Johnson Aquatic Center offering indoor, poolside mountain views, residents have the chance to get active and discover the benefits of aquatic programs and classes year-round. Dive in and discover the seven dimensions of wellness at The Glebe. Our community focuses on not […]

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Keys to Longevity

11/30/2016 Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Dec. 2015 on the site Where You Live Matters sponsored by the American Seniors Housing Association. Inheriting good genes is a pretty good start for living a longer, healthier life. But the truth is that genetics will only get you part of the way there. Lifestyle and environment […]

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National Institute of Fitness and Sport assumes management of The Glebe’s wellness program

09/07/2016 By staff RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes, is advancing its relationship with the National Institute of Fitness and Sport (NIFS) as NIFS assumes management of the fitness program at The Glebe, a LifeSpire continuing care retirement community in Daleville. NIFS currently manages the fitness program at LifeSpire’s Lakewood in Richmond and […]

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A taste of life in the valley.

The Glebe Getaway is your invitation to spend three fun-filled days and two relaxing nights as our guest here at The Glebe. Savor delicious complimentary meals, bask in the warmth of our close-knit community, and explore the beautiful Roanoke Valley as the inspiring majesty of Virginia’s Blue Ridge gently lifts your cares away. Prior to your arrival, we’ll provide you with […]

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Get a head start on your retirement.

Enjoy the privileges and amenities at The Glebe as a Circle of Friends member. Take advantage of some of the perks of Life in Abundance now — until you’re ready to make your move official. Delight in the exceptional food, the spa and pool, and the friendly atmosphere. This is just the beginning. As a […]

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The Well-Tempered Pianist: a Musical Autobiography

Concerts are one of the things we enjoy at The Glebe. On July 28, at 7 p.m., we will hear the first of a recital series by pianist Erica Sipes. A curated program will feature the first four preludes and fugues in J.S. Bach’s second book of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Other pieces by different composers […]

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