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Summit News

July 23, 2021
LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Centra to assume ownership of The Summit, a life plan community in Lynchburg. Centra’s decision to sell The Summit created an opportunity for LifeSpire—formerly Virginia Baptist Homes—to...Read more
March 12, 2021
LYNCHBURG, Va. — In the midst of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Summit is inviting local artists to share their work with residents for a temporary art show this spring. Artwork will be displayed across the Life Plan Community, which includes Independent Living,...Read more
January 11, 2021
After a year of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, residents and staff at The Summit received a small vial of hope—the vaccine. Because The Summit is a Life Plan Community, residents and staff were eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which requires two doses. The staff...Read more
January 4, 2021
A handful of staff and residents busily pick from roses, carnations, and baby's breath. Each flower finding its way into a vase to be delivered with a Valentine to residents in Assisted Living and Health and Rehab. "We wanted to provide a way to let all residents across the...Read more
October 6, 2020
Jim and Carol Pollock have always loved gardening. Thanks to The Summit’s communal garden, they can enjoy a beloved hobby—while social distancing—even during COVID-19. “We’ve been gardening for a good, many years. We used to have a big garden,” Jim said. “It’s not really an...Read more
October 6, 2020
Residents move to The Summit for community, not to practice social distancing, but residents and staff have adapted to the CDC guidelines for Life Plan Communities to stay safe and healthy. As our world deals with COVID-19, residents of the Summit are embracing living...Read more
October 5, 2020
Family brings horses to brighten up quarantine Vickie Compton was looking for a way to bring joy to seniors cooped up during quarantine. When she saw people bringing horses to Life Plan Communities in other states, she knew it was the perfect surprise. Vickie and her...Read more
May 13, 2020
Assisted Living Resident Joanne Walsh teaches chair excercises in spite of brain tumor Joanne Walsh slowly punches the air, smiling with delight. Sitting in a chair, Joanne leads other residents in the Summit Assisted Living Room. A chair exercise instructor, Joanne is...Read more
March 27, 2020
Residents move to The Summit for community, not to practice social distancing, but residents and staff are adapting to the CDC guidelines for Life Plan Communities to stay safe and healthy. As our world deals with COVID-19, residents of The Summit are embracing living...Read more
January 8, 2020
Grandson Shares 35 Years Worth of Santa Creations with Grandmother Adam Johnson thought the Christmas celebration was noisy and rushed downstairs to color a Santa Claus for his grandmother, Ruth Johnson. “He brought up the first little Santa Claus that he drew when he was...Read more

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