CEO Derrick Kendall Re-Elected as VHCA-VCAL Chairman for Second Term

We are extremely excited to announce that our CEO Derrick Kendall, who is the current Chairman of the Virginia Health Care Association and the Virginia Center for Assisted Living’s (VHCA-VCAL) Board of Directors, has been re-elected for a second term! This member-driven organization is dedicated to advocating for and representing more than 345 Virginia nursing and assisted living facilities’ interests, with our CEO leading the Board.  Previously, Mr. [...]

November 3rd, 2022|

5 Tips Before Having the “Senior Living Chat” with Your Parents

How do you talk to your elderly parents about when it’s time to move out of their home and into a retirement community or senior living facility? The truth is, that while moving is a big adjustment (for everyone involved), studies show senior living communities can extend independence — improving their social life and providing enriching activities for a healthier lifestyle.  With more than 50 years of senior care experience, we’ve put together [...]

August 2nd, 2022|

IN THE PRESS: Nursing homes thankful for state shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 as holiday approaches

This post originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 23, 2020. Thanksgiving will be a test for Virginia’s nursing homes, as cases of COVID-19 surge in the communities surrounding them and public health officials warn against traditional holiday travel and family gatherings. But the state is boosting supplies of rapid tests for the coronavirus at nursing homes across Virginia so they can keep close watch for potential infection of employees and residents, while [...]

November 23rd, 2020|

Lucy Corr won a Bronze Telly Award!

We are extremely excited to announce that our “I Love Lucy” TV commercial won a 2020 Bronze Telly Award! For the past 41 years, The Telly Awards has honored excellence in video and television across all screens — both locally and regionally, with more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Needless to say, it is such an honor to receive this recognition. It goes to show that fantastic things [...]

July 2nd, 2020|

Seniors Adopting Seniors

As the coronavirus plagues long-term care facilities around the country, the Lucy Corr retirement community in Chesterfield told 8News they haven’t had any positive COVID-19 cases. The facility has strict rules to prevent the virus from entering the facility. Visitors haven’t been allowed in months. Many residents told 8News the pandemic is tough on them emotionally. “It’s been difficult for everybody but we’re plugging along,” resident Cheryl Handren said. Meanwhile, seniors in high school aren’t [...]

June 30th, 2020|

Fifty Years Later, Lucy Corr’s Legacy of Helping the Elderly Continues

Those who knew Lucy Corr could be sure of one thing: She’d much rather talk about her dog, Mr. Pete, or fishing on the Eastern Shore, than discuss herself. Corr – known to most as “Miss Lucy” – devoted her career to helping those who needed “a little extra lift in life.” The county’s first Christmas Mother, Corr served as the director of the Chesterfield Colonial Heights Department of Social Services from 1945 to [...]

May 12th, 2020|
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