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.


Understanding long-term care insurance

11/17/17 By Brad Breeding If you or a loved one own long-term care insurance (LTCI) it is important to understand how the policy works and what it covers so you will be better equipped to incorporate it into your overall retirement plan. Here is a description of the key components of LTCI: Type(s) of Care […]

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The tax advantages of a Life Care plan

There are many advantages of Life Care at The Glebe starting with the peace of mind it provides. Life Care allows residents to put a plan in place for future care and removes the risk of unexpected nursing home or assisted living costs. But the financial benefits do not stop there. Did you know that […]

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Winter safety tips for seniors

Winter can be a dangerous time, especially for seniors. Ice, snow, frigid temperatures and slippery surfaces are often responsible for a number of accidents and illnesses during the winter months. It’s especially important for seniors to take preventative steps to ensure their safety throughout the coldest months of the year. Writing for care.com, Andrea Lee […]

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Enjoy the holidays at The Glebe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Glebe, and we invite you to celebrate the joy of the season with us. Shake off the cold with a cup of hot chocolate and the warm, welcoming atmosphere for which our community is best known. Enjoy the festive ambiance of the holidays by attending […]

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LifeSpire announces new leadership at The Glebe

By Ann Lovell RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce the selection of Ellen D’Ardenne as executive director of The Glebe, a LifeSpire continuing care retirement community in Daleville. Most recently, D’Ardenne served as administrator of health services at The Glebe. She joined The Glebe in 2005 as the director of dining services. After […]

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10 Questions to ask a CCRC

09/01/17 If you or a loved one is considering a continuing care retirement community, here are ten of the most important questions you should ask: 10. What is the ratio of independent living residences to assisted living and healthcare residences? Some CCRCs are mainly independent living communities with a proportionately small number of assisted living […]

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Meals made-to-order, with wellness always on the menu

Earlier this year, The Glebe introduced exciting improvements to our already stellar dining program that promised to enhance both the experience of dining at the community and the nutritional benefits of our menu as well. Now, residents enjoy more options of what they eat, and more importantly, how, when and where they eat it. “The […]

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This fall, get away for a few days at The Glebe

When the leaves change and the weather cools, that’s when the Blue Ridge Mountains really come alive. There’s no better time of year to enjoy this picturesque setting, to wander its hills and trails, and to simply relax while breathing in crisp mountain air. Which is why there’s also no better time to get away […]

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Tips for Retirement Downsizing

8/21/17 One of the main reasons older adults put off downsizing or moving to a retirement community is the need to deal with all the “stuff” they’ve accumulated over the years. Yet, if done right, the process of downsizing may not be as daunting as you think. It may even be enjoyable — even refreshing. […]

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NOW HIRING: Executive Director of The Glebe

08/17/18 RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia is seeking to hire an executive director for The Glebe, a not-for-profit life plan community in Daleville, Virginia. The Glebe is one of four communities owned and operated by LifeSpire of Virginia, based in Richmond, Virginia. The Glebe currently consists of 154 independent living apartments/cottages, 32 assisted living beds, and 32 […]

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