Fostering a vision of love and community at Lakewood

Lakewood is part of LifeSpire of Virginia, Inc., a faith-based non-profit family of retirement communities. LifeSpire of Virginia and Lakewood are rooted in the Baptist tradition of Christianity. They were born out of deep faith convictions, out of personal experiences of God’s grace, and out of a profound vision of a faith community reflecting God’s will and purpose. Lakewood was established on the principles of love, compassionate care for the elderly, and respect for the sanctity and dignity of all life. We support all individual traditions and foster an atmosphere of peace, love, forgiveness, and justice.

There is an ethic of respect and concern given unconditionally to all. Current residents of Lakewood express their spirituality through a wide variety of denominations, faiths, and religious practices. Spirituality at Lakewood is inclusive through promotion and support of meaning, purpose, love, forgiveness, hope, justice, and peace for all individuals. Residents are encouraged to maintain connection with their home congregations or faith communities. Local churches visit and support Lakewood residents and many come on campus to offer education and worship in their particular tradition. Though diverse, we are united in affirming and supporting freedom of religion, and we are united in our commitment to learn from each other. We also have our own on-campus chapel that is open to all denominations.