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.


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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Botetourt County High School ‘KidWind’ champions visit The Glebe

08/14/17 By Vanessa Houston The Botetourt County high school engineering team, “Off the Grid,” had a meet and greet August 1 at The Glebe, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community. The team brought their award-winning turbine model and shared with The Glebe’s residents the process of creating and building the design as well […]

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The Glebe celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

06/13/17 DALEVILLE, Virginia —The Glebe, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Daleville, joined an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) May 31. More than 80 attendees at The Glebe joined with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country to promote active, healthy […]

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The Glebe to host June 27 performance of ‘The Jungle Book’

DALEVILLE, Virginia—The Glebe, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Daleville, is pleased to host Mill Mountain Theatre’s production of “The Jungle Book” June 27 at 11 a.m. The short play, based on the classic stories by Rudyard Kipling, is Mill Mountain Theatre’s summer outreach production, which features the 2017 summer apprentice company. […]

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Not Too Big, Not Too Small … Cottage Living is Just Right

For independent seniors looking to downsize from their large family home, cottages are great options. These bright and spacious residences offer the privacy of a home, without the daunting worry of maintenance. The staff at The Glebe can take care of any issue with your home no matter how big or small. Speaking of big […]

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