Welcome to the Chesapeake!

At The Chesapeake, you’ll discover a vibrant, active lifestyle that offers an abundance of opportunities to learn, explore, and grow.

Whether you choose Independent Living in a cottage or an apartment, you’ll enjoy a spacious, maintenance-free home and access to an extensive selection of amenities, activities and programs. And best of all, you’ll have plenty of time to do all the things you love since you won’t have to worry about home maintenance or yard work.

The Chesapeake is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC, which means you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that a full continuum of healthcare services is available right here, should you ever need it. And our popular Life Care option provides for a lifetime of residency, care and financial security at The Chesapeake — a non-profit organization with more than 40 years of experience in creating an exceptional retirement lifestyle for seniors in Newport News.

To learn more about Independent Senior Living at The Chesapeake, simply indicate your preferred method of contact, fill out the form, and one of our friendly, knowledgeable Retirement Counselors will contact you.


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At The Chesapeake, you’ll find a wide array of thoughtful amenities designed to enhance your convenience, security and total well-being. Here’s just a sampling:

  • Flexible meal plans and multiple dining options
  • An extensive calendar of social, recreational and educational events and trips
  • Chaplain and prayer chapel
  • Fitness center and group exercise classes
  • Indoor, heated saltwater pool, whirlpool, and sauna
  • Creative arts studio
  • Woodworking shop
  • Resident gardens
  • Putting green
  • 24-hour security
  • Routine housekeeping
  • All home maintenance and groundskeeping

… and so much more!