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The Informer Newsletter
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April 1, 2024
5 Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors

Pet therapy offers positive physical and emotional support through casual, formal interactions. Find out more about the benefits of pet therapy for seniors.

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March 27, 2024
Nurturing Minds: The Best Games and Activities to Support Cognitive Function for Seniors

Discover engaging activities that elevate brain function and support seniors' cognitive well-being. Learn how Cedarfield's programs help residents thrive.

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December 12, 2023
Heart Healthy Winter Activities for Seniors

Discover heart-healthy winter activities for seniors, from scenic walks to group exercise. Let Cedarfield’s Pathways to Wellness help you reach your goals.

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November 21, 2023
Fall Activities for Senior Wellbeing

Autumn is the perfect time to focus on your wellness. Check out our top four tips for embracing the season in our Independent Living community.

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September 3, 2021
Cedarfield’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Planned for Sept. 23-24

Celebration includes various events for residents and team members, a new scholarship fund for employees, and a new on-campus history exhibit. To celebrate Cedarfield’s 25th anniversary, we are planning a private three-day extravaganza for residents and team members in September 2021. While the community has hosted a variety of events and special programs throughout the …

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August 19, 2021
Cedarfield Featured on WTVR CBS6 Evening News

“It’s to protect elders, it’s to protect people’s lives, and to keep people out of hospitals.” — Chris Henderson, CEO of Pinnacle Living On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Pinnacle Living CEO Chris Henderson and Cedarfield CNA Tonya Phillips were interviewed by WTVR in response to President Biden’s recent announcement that his administration will require nursing …

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May 18, 2021
Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of 2021

Cedarfield Takes Second Place in Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of 2021 Cedarfield was recognized among this year’s Best Retirement Community winners in Virginia Living’s tenth annual “Best Of Virginia” issue. This is the tenth year in a row Cedarfield has been honored in the annual reader’s survey, an achievement that coincides with Cedarfield 25th anniversary …

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April 29, 2021
Cedarfield Scholarship Fund

Cedarfield Celebrating First Recipients of Scholarship Fund Residents and team members are celebrating the first five recipients of the Cedarfield Scholarship Fund. These team members represent five departments ranging from maintenance to health services to housekeeping. Their goals are unique, but they all hope to grow professionally through education while they continue to serve …

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April 22, 2021
Cedarfield Opens Healthcare Household

New Era Opens to Serve Richmond’s Long Term Care Needs Cedarfield, Henrico County’s premier senior living retirement community, opened its brand new Household in April 2021. As the final component of the $100 million Cedarfield Master Plan Expansion project, Household incorporates a person-centered approach that shapes the physical environment, organizational structure, and enhances interpersonal relationships …

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March 19, 2021
Cedarfield Mentors Program

Throughout Pandemic, Cedarfield Mentors Program Connects With Local Elementary Students Through “Virtual Storytime” Sessions Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, several residents at Cedarfield, a premier senior living retirement community in Henrico County, have embraced technology to both connect with the outside world and combine their love of books and volunteering. Since November 2020, the Cedarfield Mentors …

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December 25, 2020
A Memory That Always Brings a Smile

In the mid 70’s Louisa and I lived in Northern Virginia with our three wonderful youngsters: Josh, Jonathan, and Mollie. At the time, the boys were ages five and three. As Christmas approached, our neighbors had told us that the “real” Santa greeted children at a local plant nursery, but that we must be prepared …

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December 24, 2020
Advent reflection – 2020

The Advent our grandson was four years old, he was with his family for the weekly Sunday Mass. They were sitting in the balcony and Jack was quietly coloring when the priest said, “Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again!” At which point Jack stopped with poised crayon, and observed loudly, “WHAT? …

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April 24, 2017
Introducing our new Executive Director

Upon the announcement of Nancy Brechtelsbauer’s retirement in December of 2016, the search for a new Cedarfield executive director was launched. After several months of searching, Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Shaw to the position starting April 2017. Shaw brings seventeen years of senior living experience to …

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May 27, 2016
Twenty Events To Celebrate Twenty Years

04/marked the beginning of a series of 20 events and activities in 20 weeks, which will conclude with a final big bash, Cheers to 20 Years, planned for August. See what has been going on at Cedarfield as we count down the 20 weeks!

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December 3, 2015
Giving Back to the Community

Driven 2 Destiny Outreach Center is a non-profit providing outreach and resources to people and families experiencing temporary set-backs due to unemployment, illness or other life-changing events. The center provides vocational training, parenting classes and more. They also offer Christmas Camps that give children a safe place to spend the day when school is closed …

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October 14, 2014
Cedarfield Special Care Center

Caring for a loved one with an advanced dementia disease (such as Alzheimer’s) can be overwhelming to families and friends. Statistically, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will live an average of eight years and as many as 20 or more years from the onset of symptoms. Eventually, 24-hour personal care may be required, whether in …

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April 1, 2024
5 Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors

Pet therapy offers positive physical and emotional support through casual, formal interactions. Find out more about the benefits of pet therapy for seniors.

read more
March 27, 2024
Nurturing Minds: The Best Games and Activities to Support Cognitive Function for Seniors

Discover engaging activities that elevate brain function and support seniors' cognitive well-being. Learn how Cedarfield's programs help residents thrive.

read more
December 12, 2023
Heart Healthy Winter Activities for Seniors

Discover heart-healthy winter activities for seniors, from scenic walks to group exercise. Let Cedarfield’s Pathways to Wellness help you reach your goals.

read more
December 25, 2020
A Memory That Always Brings a Smile

In the mid 70’s Louisa and I lived in Northern Virginia with our three wonderful youngsters: Josh, Jonathan, and Mollie. At the time, the boys were ages five and three. As Christmas approached, our neighbors had told us that the “real” Santa greeted children at a local plant nursery, but that we must be prepared …

read more
December 24, 2020
Advent reflection – 2020

The Advent our grandson was four years old, he was with his family for the weekly Sunday Mass. They were sitting in the balcony and Jack was quietly coloring when the priest said, “Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again!” At which point Jack stopped with poised crayon, and observed loudly, “WHAT? …

read more
December 23, 2020
25 Stories to Christmas

As December approached in the year when I was expecting my third child, I decided I wanted to tell the Christmas story to our two children, five-year-old Barbie and six-year-old Carl, in a way they would find meaningful. Wouldn’t it be fun, I thought, to tell it in a series of installments, one each day …

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December 22, 2020
Wartime Christmases

Preparations for Christmas in World War II England generated much excitement in my home. My mother, sister, and I made decorations out of cotton wool, sticky colored paper squares, beads, and greenery. We cut the paper squares into strips to make paper chains that, with my father’s help, we strung diagonally across the living and …

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December 21, 2020
Christmas 1968 – Another Period of Time with Unrest and a Pandemic

My husband and our four children (three sons age eight, ten and twelve, plus a little girl, age three) and I had moved into our new home in Miami. I was prepared to make this Christmas a very special one. 1968 had been a very sad year: the war in Viet Nam was escalating, Robert …

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December 20, 2020
A Bedtime Call from Santa

My older brother’s birthday is December 3rd. After his birthday we just knew that Christmas was soon to come. My dad was a baker, so he had to go to work at night during the holidays to get orders filled. We were left at home with our mom, who would be busy with laundry and …

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December 19, 2020
An Impromptu Musical Moment

This story is about my daughter, Bonnie Meyer, who happens to be musically inclined. When she was 17 years old, she was singing in the church choir and was called to do a special solo with her guitar. Right before the service started that evening, the minister had requested that she do the first verse …

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December 18, 2020
A Wooden Christmas Tree

In December of 1952, I was in the Army stationed at Clark Air Force Base, which was located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. All my fellow soldiers in our Quonset hut agreed that we should celebrate Christmas by having our own Christmas tree. We soon realized that what we think of as …

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December 17, 2020
Remembering Special Christmas Gifts

I have such fond memories of special Christmas gifts received over the years . . . When I was about four years old, I received a beautiful sturdily built doll about two feet tall. She was dressed in a lovely pink dress with a ruffled collar, pantaloons, and a hat decked out with a dainty …

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