Tips to Stay Motivated and Seize the Day

In spring, the world seems to slowly come back to life again. The weather becomes milder; plants and flowers begin to grow and bloom; and the wildlife seems to return in full force. With this awakening of nature, we shake off our winter reverie and begin to become more active ourselves. We want to be… Read more »

That Time of the Year

It is almost that time of year. There is a crispness in the air promising that it is going to get even colder. There are peppermint mochas in festively designed cups in everyone’s glove covered hands. There is even the illusive sound of bells, of the jingle variety, coming from somewhere. The Holiday Season is… Read more »

Welcome to Our Family, Oakbrooke!

Smith/Packett is pleased to announce closing on the construction loan for a new 181 unit Independent, Assisted Living Memory Care community in the high-growth Hampton Roads area of Chesapeake, VA: The Crossings at Oakbrooke. The Crossings at Oakbrooke is located at the intersection of Clearfield Avenue and Kempsville Road, a scenic and convenient location one… Read more »

Tips to Beat the Heat

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, through most of the country right now. And though it may be tempting to take advantage of the sunny, warm weather by relaxing in your favorite chair outside, it is important to remember the risks that these heat waves bring with them. As the temperature and… Read more »

Assisted living companies expanding presence in region

Two companies that offer residential and in-home care services targeted toward seniors are expanding their presence in Hampton Roads. In Suffolk, the Crossings at Harbour View, a senior living community, recently opened at 5871 Harbour View Blvd. And Right at Home, an Omaha, Neb.-based company, is targeting the region for franchise expansion. Doug Buttner is… Read more »