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What Our CMS 5 Star Rating Means For Your Loved One’s Care

As a culture, we love ranking things from best to worst. In fact, the star rating began in 1907 as a way to help people judge the quality of hotels. The practice then spread to restaurants in the late 1920s. Today, it seems like everything comes with some sort of ranking. That’s part of the …

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The Glebe Resident Council Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Glebe Scholarships August 2022 On August 17, The Glebe and its Resident Council presented resident-sponsored 2022 scholarship awards to three team members to assist in their educational goals. Faith Overbay, Dietary Assistant, received the Carolyn Harrison Scholarship. Carolyn Harrison was a beloved long-time Glebe resident who donated funds to the resident council upon her …

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What Makes Us One of the Best Retirement Communities in the Roanoke Area

Are you ready to take your retirement from boring to beautiful? Then live at The Glebe, where we have everything you need to enjoy life in abundance. From gorgeous senior apartment homes to unmatched amenities, see how you can start your next adventure at the best retirement community in Virginia.  Let the Natural Wonders of …

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What’s the Cost of Assisted Living in Roanoke?

It’s no secret that the cost of everything seems to be going up and up and up. Especially health care. And when you consider almost 70% of seniors over 65 will need some type of long-term care, finding a practical solution makes sense. A Life Plan Community, like The Glebe, offers an Independent Living lifestyle …

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The Glebe Hosts Annual Drive-In Movie Night

On June 13, residents and team members pulled up chairs, spread out blankets and even parked cars to enjoy the community’s annual outdoor movie night. The event took place underneath the full strawberry moon. With popcorn, refreshments and a candy concession stand, movie-goers enjoyed a rendition of the movie Mamma Mia on a 40-foot screen. …

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The Glebe’s Green Thumbs Help Dig into Community Landscaping

When it comes to gardening at The Glebe, it’s a community affair.  “Think fresh vegetables, pretty flowers and fellowship,” said Ron Miller.  Ron chairs the gardening committee that maintains the raised planting beds The Glebe’s facilities team provided. Approximately 25 residents participate.  “We have 32 flower beds assigned to participating residents,” said Facilities Director Rafael …

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Resident Paintings Displayed at Taubman Museum of Art

On June 4, artwork created by Glebe residents was on display at a local art show. To celebrate the exhibition, several residents traveled to the show to view the paintings. Back in the fall, a number of Glebe residents painted ceiling tiles to be installed over the beds of pediatric hospital patients. This was a …

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Saltwater Pools: All the Health Benefits of Swimming Without the Harsh Chemical

Swimming is a top choice for exercise among seniors, and with good reason. It’s a low-impact workout that’s gentle on your joints while engaging your entire body, including the core muscles that support your balance and mobility. Water workouts, including swimming laps and water aerobics, offer benefits like boosting your heart health, muscle strength, stability …

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The Glebe Hosts Mother’s Day Tea

Residents and their family members gathered on May 5 to celebrate the community’s mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers. The Glebe’s team commemorated Mother’s Day weekend early with a tea party. The event featured pianist Al Broholm who played beautifully on the grand piano. Executive Chef Amy Gray created a delicious spread of petite pimento cheese, chicken …

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How the Walkability of Our Neighborhood Will Change Your Life

We’re always looking for ways to improve our quality of life. It can be tough to remain active when you feel like you’re stuck sitting inside, or need to drive to any activities. Walkable neighborhoods solve that problem, and provide engagement and activity, literally steps from your home! What makes a neighborhood walkable? Walkable neighborhoods …

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