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.


It’s Nice to Be Part of a Family

The Glebe is one member of a multi-community corporate family known as LifeSpire of Virginia. Based in Richmond, Virginia, LifeSpire operates four Continuing Care Retirement Communities throughout the state: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville, and Lakewood in Richmond. As a faith-based nonprofit, LifeSpire has served Virginia’s seniors […]

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Add More Life to Your Years at The Glebe

At The Glebe, life feels younger with so much to enjoy — the scenery, the amenities, the social life, and more. We are also a Life Care Community. This means residents can invest in the best care for their future, today, and live with peace of mind that their needs will always be taken care […]

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Get In the Loop with the Circle of Friends

You already know you love The Glebe — but maybe the home you want is not yet available. That’s why we’ve created the Circle of Friends where you can enjoy the benefits of retirement and become a member of this priority group. You’ll join our waitlist and get first access to your desired apartment, and you’ll […]

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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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