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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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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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October 2, 2020
Words from Michael Shaw, Executive Director

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. …

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March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Update

Temporary Visitation Restrictions in Effect at Cedarfield Pinnacle Living has been closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Virginia and has been taking appropriate precautionary measures to prevent entry of Coronavirus into our communities. There are no known cases of COVID-19 within any Pinnacle Living community. However, now that there are several confirmed cases …

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December 30, 2019
Press Release: Cedarfield Recognized as First Dementia Friendly Business in Henrico County

For Immediate Release Click to Print Press release December 16, 2019 — RICHMOND, Va. — LeadingAge Virginia, the association of nonprofit providers of aging services in the Commonwealth, has recognized Cedarfield as the first Dementia Friendly Business in Henrico County. In order to receive the Dementia Friendly Business designation, Cedarfield confirmed that: Backed by Pinnacle …

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June 24, 2019
Cedarfield’s Inaugural Vision Award

Cedarfield has always been known for the unique culture that promotes the Pinnacle Living Mission, Vision and Values. Part of what makes Cedarfield so unique is the impressive role the residents play in the community. The residents passion for Cedarfield led them to bestow the very first Vision Award. The Pinnacle Living vision: “a culture …

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April 11, 2018
Cedarfield Celebrates Mission

By Michael Shaw Executive Director Think about those brands that you purchase from over and over, even when there are cheaper options out there. Do you usually fly on a particular airline? Do you buy your coffee from the same place every morning? Do you recommend a specific restaurant whenever out-of-towners ask for suggestions? Have …

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March 26, 2018
Accreditation Announcement

Cedarfield is pleased to announce that we have been issued a 5-year CARF accreditation based upon a recent survey. This prestigious honor is an accomplishment that less than 10% of Continuing Care Retirement Communities achieve internationally! CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this …

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December 16, 2020
Our Special Christmas Tree

My father wanted to be an architect, but he had to drop out of college to help take care of his sick mother. He ended up running the family hardware store instead. My parents were married during the Depression, and I remember them collecting ideas for their “Dream House” for years as I was growing …

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December 15, 2020
Heaven Can Wait

Christmas evokes special, lifelong memories for me of my mom simply because it was her very favorite time of the year. We all called her Mimi, the name my son had given her. She could not wait to put up the holiday trees, decorated so beautifully—usually three plus one “Charlie Brown” tree outside on the …

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December 14, 2020
Letters From Santa

For many years on Christmas morning, my daughter, Madison, received a personalized letter from Santa. By the time she joined our family, my employer had been writing a Santa letter to his granddaughter for a couple of years. He had closely followed Madison’s adoption journey throughout 1998, and that year he surprised us both with …

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December 13, 2020
Just Call Me Mrs. Santa

After my husband had open-heart surgery, he decided not to shave so that he wouldn’t have to worry with blood thinners. Soon his beard had grown out fully, and he returned to work. His co-workers were simply thrilled to see his new beard and told him that he would make a perfect Santa Claus at …

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December 12, 2020
Christmas 2020

I was a child in the 40’s, during the heat of World War II, and grew up in a household with my parents, grandparents, a maiden aunt, and a younger brother. Our church’s Christmas festivities were a special highlight each year. A favorite memory is always the Christmas Pageant that my entire family attended together …

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December 11, 2020
The Christmas Birthday Cake

Christmas was a very special time when I was a child, and still is today. I was one of six children, and a few days before Christmas, we would go looking for the perfect tree. We had some store-bought ornaments and lights, but we liked to make special ornaments. We all helped decorate the tree, …

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December 10, 2020
Following the Bells

On December 22, 2019, my husband, Jimmy, and I had been at Cedarfield exactly four months. This was the day of the Christmas Party in the Fellowship Hall for residents and team members, and we had missed it due to being called out for an emergency. About 4:00 that afternoon, I heard the faintest sound …

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December 9, 2020
Christmas at Matrosa Farm

While growing up, I spent many happy summers with my cousins at my aunt’s farmhouse in Concord, Virginia. Though we spent many summers there, we never went there for Christmas. As time moved on, my cousins and I had all grown up, married, and had children of our own. My aunt’s generation had all died,

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December 8, 2020
Christmas Then and Now

When my grandfather was a young man, he went hunting with Buffalo Bill and shot a moose. The moose head hung in his dining room above the buffet. Every year we went to his place for Christmas dinner, which was a very formal affair of turkey with chestnut dressing served on a silver platter by …

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December 7, 2020
Tall Santa

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, …

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December 6, 2020
Christmas at Merchants Hope

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 …

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December 5, 2020
Maggie

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 …

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