An Inspired Vision For The Future Of Richfield Living

A Celebration of Life and Lights

Thursday, November 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Richfield Living honors the residents who have passed within the year with a symbolic bulb illuminated on our 20-foot "Tree of Life and Lights," the holiday centerpiece on our Salem campus. Residents, family and community members can honor a loved one by sponsoring a bulb on the tree.

The lighting ceremony, sponsored by John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home, is followed by complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. A message of remembrance will be provided by Chaplain Gary Kingery with life music provided by Al Broholm. This event is open to the families and the public.  The program will also be streamed on Richfield Channel 62.

Our growth continues at Richfield Living, and we proudly announce we are in the public phase of our Vision 2021: Project Home Capital Campaign.

Your participation in the 2021 campaign to create an optimal retirement experience for the residents will empower us to reach our goal of $1.25M.

We invite you to join those already committed to our vision, and pledge your support as we innovate senior care in Southwest Virginia.

As a not-for-profit community in Salem, and now in Roanoke City, Richfield Living must balance the need to keep fees affordable with the need to perpetuate high standards. Conservative and diligent financial management has allowed us to reach goals, but growth that fits within our greater service objectives must come from other sources. Through your contributions to Richfield Living we can continue to enhance our services, facilities, and amenities.

The financial assets of Richfield provide funds for new programs, services and facilities; renovations of current buildings; employee scholarships and assistance when residents outlive their financial resources. You can help residents in many ways.

Exciting changes are happening at Richfield… changes that will enhance quality of life for the residents for decades to come.

With continued support and the competitive performance of Richfield’s endowment, we are able to make funds available that provide new opportunities for the residents by developing programs and facilities which enhance their care and quality of life. Contributions from individuals, corporations, and organizations are managed according to policies developed by Richfield’s Board of Directors. Funds are managed transparently, ensuring that each gift is used according to the donor’s intent.

Questions? Just give us a call.

If you would like to talk about how your gift can best be used on the Salem or Roanoke campus, call Sarah Stephens at 540.380.6597.

Learn more about giving at Richfield Living by downloading our Philanthropy brochure.

Ways to give to Richfield Living

There are a variety of ways you can support our residents and Richfield Living:

  • Designate the donation to “Richfield Living” to receive gifts in honor of, or in memory of a loved one
  • Make a cash contribution
  • Make gifts of stock, bonds and other investment assets
  • Name “Richfield Living” as a beneficiary in your estate planning
  • Create a Named Endowment Fund to provide perpetual financial assistance.

Every gift we receive is important and appreciated. Donations can be mailed to Richfield Living, 3730 Richfield Lane, Salem, VA 24153. Richfield Living is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization; therefore, your gift is tax deductible within IRS guidelines.

If you wish, you can allocate your gift for a specific area of need:

Assisted Living Legacy Fund

As people live longer and care needs change, residents on fixed incomes can find it hard to make ends meet in the face of investment underperformance, health challenges, or simply by outliving their savings. Some residents worry they will no longer be able to afford to live at Richfield.


The goal of the Richfield Assisted Living Legacy Fund is to provide financial assistance to those living in assisted living who lack options to further meet their cost of care. Funds are perpetually needed to support this program and the need continues to rise. Each year Richfield Living subsidizes, on average, over $273,000 in unreimbursed costs for benevolent care.

Chaplaincy Fund

A donation to Chaplaincy Services through the Chaplaincy Fund can provide additional programming, devotional materials, and direct assistance to the support of outreach to the Richfield Living community through The Chapel. Many choose to tithe or support this service through volunteering. Spiritual wellness is important on many levels and your donations to this fund is appreciated.

Scholarship Fund for Team Education

Richfield is committed to residents and learning. One of our strategic initiatives is to fully engage, develop, and empower a diverse, well-educated team of professionals who embrace our mission, values, and continuous learning. The Scholarship Fund makes it possible for  employees to get advanced training and education to keep up with the changes in health care and best practices. In return, they apply their skills to enhance the lives of the residents.

Building Facilities and Resources For Residents

Contributions made to Richfield Living will assist us with these goals:

  • Expand Town Center amenities that will offer expanded wellness offerings, educational, and life enrichment opportunities for residents
  • Provide funds to assist with amenities at the new nursing center and support the household model of care
  • Provide funds for renovations and upgrades to our current facilities
  • Provide funds for supporting the Outpatient and Wellness Gym – individual wellness programs, exercise classes, aquatic programs and equipment needs

For more information, call Cherie Grisso at 540.380.6597, or email here.

You may send your donation to: Richfield Living, c/o Chief Financial Officer, 3730 Richfield Lane, Salem, VA 24153, or click on the button below to make an online donation. 

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