Life in Abundance
Magnificent mountain views aren’t the only things that surround you at The Glebe. No matter where you turn, you’ll find the finest in hospitality, amenities, and opportunities to grow and have fun.
Here, maintenance-free living is designed around you so you’ll have more free time to explore new passions – and plenty of room to live a full life with the things you already love. In fact, everything we do at The Glebe has one purpose: to enhance your total well-being – mind, body and spirit.
To learn more about how life at The Glebe can make you shine inside and out, please fill out the request form.
Our amenities and hospitality services include:
- Healthy restaurant-style dining
- Wellness, nutrition and fitness programs
- Johnson Aquatic Center
- Modern fitness center
- Scenic walking paths
- Glebe Scholar program
- Art studio and classes
- Recreational, cultural and social events
- Health clinic
- Internet and campus-wide Wi-Fi
- Community gardens with raised beds
- Putting green
- Mail center
- On-site bank
- Campus chapel
- Billiards and game rooms
- Business center
- Beauty salon and barbershop
- Thrift store
- Convenience store with groceries and greeting cards
- Scheduled transportation to medical appointments and shopping trips
- Gathering places with comfortable seating and stone fireplaces
- Emergency response and security
- Resident storage units
Arts and Education at The Glebe
Our enriched lifestyle focuses on continued learning, exploration and discovery. Abundant arts and education programming opens your life up to experiences as broad, beautiful and uplifting as the Roanoke Valley that surrounds us. Our wide variety of programs, events and outings inspire and entertain, with many of them created through resident input and feedback.
The Glebe Scholar Program
Our popular Glebe Scholar Program provides opportunities to participate in community engagement through lecture and discourse. The seminar series is led by professionals in their respective fields and provides residents with a creative outlet for learning and social interaction. Residents also have the opportunity to enjoy world-class musical concerts and performances sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
In addition to the rich cultural and educational opportunities at The Glebe, residents are able to enjoy old hobbies or develop new ones:
In our beautiful art studio, classes are available for the beginner and the experienced artist. The Glebe has quite a few accomplished artists and many others who simply enjoy expressing themselves through the creative outlets of visual art. Each month, we showcase resident and local artists in the Gallery Walk.
Music is a part of life at The Glebe. Whatever your taste might be, there’s something for you. Local professional musicians from country to classical, jazz and gospel routinely visit. Informal concerts by residents take place regularly and don’t be surprised to find an impromptu sing-a-long breaking out around our two beautiful world-class Steinway Boston grand pianos!
The Roanoke area offers an impressive variety of outlets for art, music and theater. Regularly scheduled outings to the symphony, ballet and theater fill The Glebe’s seasonal calendars, as well as tours of historical landmarks.
If your interest is in woodworking, The Glebe has a well-equipped woodshop where residents can use their skills. It’s well equipped with woodworking and carpentry tools including a bandsaw, router, drills and table saws.
The Spinning Threads group uses their variety of skills, including quilting, needle pointing, knitting and crocheting to support the local Roanoke rescue mission. Our residents share their many talents and support the annual craft show that benefits the VBH Foundation Benevolent Fund through woodworking projects, jewelry, jams, scarves and other handmade gifts.
Home Without the Hassles
At The Glebe, convenient services allow you to spend more time doing the things you want to do. We take care of the regular chores and upkeep.
- Mowing and landscaping
- Snow removal
- Plumbing and electrical service
- Appliance repair
- Routine maintenance and repair of heating and cooling systems
- Biweekly housekeeping services
- Yearly deep cleaning of apartments and cottages (upon request)
- Other special cleanings or tasks (as scheduled with housekeepers)
- Medical appointments (require advance scheduling)
- Weekly shopping trips
- Monthly road trips
- Off-campus programs
- Airport and planned transport (with advance scheduling)