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Tall Santa

December 7, 2020

I remember when I was growing up that our family had a wonderful tradition of gathering at midnight on Christmas Eve to receive presents from Santa. My father was one of five boys, and they were all very tall. We had a large extended family and valued gathering together, especially during the holidays. Each year, …Read More…

Christmas at Merchants Hope

December 6, 2020

The Merchants Hope Episcopal Church in Prince George is very dear to my family. My grandparents were married there, as were some of my aunts and uncles. There is a long-standing tradition for the children to have a breakfast with Santa during the first week of December. After the breakfast, there is a table with …Read More…


December 5, 2020

Santa does NOT bring live animals on his sleigh!” I said. “But, MOOOOOOM, all I want for Christmas is a dog! A black dog, like Buck!” my seven-year old son, Phillip, said. “Buck” was his aunt’s black lab and the only dog that he was not afraid of. Phillip did not just “say” he was …Read More…

Christmas 2020

December 4, 2020

I am standing here at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall on July 27, 2020. I have volunteered to be the “sanitizer” — squirting gooey stuff into the hands of all who come to join “Christmas in July” and spend time social distancing with our masks on. We are here to share our stories of …Read More…

A Tale of Three Christmases

December 3, 2020

One summer a friend and I sat eating lunch at a drugstore in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, when I looked across the street and saw a handsome young man who resembled a tall, very thin young man — a friend from high school. We finished our lunches quickly to walk past him, and later that day he …Read More…

A Night to Remember

December 2, 2020

As I was remembering my Christmases while growing up, one especially stood out. Christmases were always a fond time with family, friends, church services, good food, decorations, fellowship, and, of course, presents. Unlike today, the tree was not put up until the last week before Christmas.  We lived in Warrenton, Virginia, and the Christmas Eve …Read More…

My Christmas Story Only a Cedarfield Resident Would Appreciate

December 1, 2020

Last Christmas I arose at 5 a.m., to be ready to see my grandchildren descend the stairs of their home at 6 o’clock to view what Santa had left them under their decorated tree. I truly enjoyed watching each of my four grandchildren in Richmond (Frannie, Vinnie, Rocco and Lucia) open their presents and show …Read More…

From the Desk of Michael Shaw, Executive Director

October 9, 2020

NEXT YEAR — On September 3, 2021, Richmond, VA Life Plan Community, Cedarfield, will be 25 years young.  So in grand Cedarfield fashion, we are planning a year-long celebration with monthly events from now until then.  On October 19, 2020, we will kick off this year-long celebration with a socially distant Fall Festival. Anniversaries are …Read More…

Words from Michael Shaw, Executive Director

October 2, 2020

We highlight our Cedarfield value of Culture in October.  We bring to life our value of Culture by lifting up the following: Affirming Resident Choice, Celebrate Home and Community, and Strengthen Body, Mind and Soul.  In most U.S. nursing homes, and in many assisted living communities, a very important element has been forgotten overtime: HOME.  …Read More…

Off Campus Resident Supplies

March 20, 2020

Drop Off Location and Times by Residence Type Starting Friday 3/20/20 @ 1:00 PM For everyone’s safety please do not bring supplies if you are not feeling well or have come into contact with anyone who is not Schedule: Fridays: Health Services, Assisted Living, Sunshine Plaza (memory care) Resident Mondays: Apartment Residents Wednesdays: Cottage Residents …Read More…