The Chamberlin News
Taste & Tour – September 7th
Join us for a complimentary Taste & Tour of The Historic Chamberlin The Chesapeake Dining Room, The Chamberlin Thursday, September 7th Noon – 2 p.m. Join us to taste our award-winning chef’s cuisine and tour our historic community. The Chamberlin is a showcase of exceptional senior living and combines old time elegance with desirable modern conveniences. RSVP by September 5th to (757) 637-7200. (OR USE THE FORM BELOW)
The Chamberlin: Then and Now
Join us for an exclusive look of The Historic Chamberlin The Chamberlin Thursday, August 31st Noon – 3 p.m. Join us for a look at The Chamberlin today. Once, one of the most opulent hotels in the country, The Chamberlin was converted to an upscale older adult community on the Chesapeake Bay in 2008. Come see the extensive amenities and the grand residences of The Chamberlin today. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by August 28th to (757) 637-7200. (OR USE THE FORM BELOW)
Here Comes the Sun: Tips to Help You Stay Cool
Here comes the sun…FINALLY! It seems like it has been years since summer was last here. With the dawning of the sunny summer season, life inside the house seems a lot drearier. Why be inside when you can do what you are doing outside! Why not take advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoy the outdoors? However, some individuals—including seniors—tend to be more sensitive to heat and are more easily harmed by prolonged exposure to the summer heat. Hold on, do not think your days of sitting poolside are over. We have come up with some quick tips and tricks to help you to stay cool and fully enjoy the sunny weather safely. 1) Most importantly, remember to drink plenty of fluids before, while, and after going outside. During hot weather it is suggested that we increase the daily suggested amount by an extra three- eight ounce servings in order to make up for any fluids lost while sweating (making for a grand total of eight- eight ounce servings). Besides water, fruit and vegetable juice can be great alternative hydrators and will also replace electrolytes. Avoid caffeinated beverages, such as black tea and coffee as they act as dehydrators. So […]
Tour The Chamberlin & Hear Music by the Bay
Take a tour of The Historic Chamberlin and enjoy Fort Monroe’s Music by the Bay Concert Series Thursday evenings – July 13th, July 20th & July 27th Tours from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Concert from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Join us at The Chamberlin for a tour followed with Music by the Bay, produced by Fort Monroe and held at the Gazebo. This event is a tradition and has been enjoyed by countless families over the years. To RSVP, call 757-637-7200.
Taste & Tour – August 3rd
Join us for a complimentary Taste & Tour of The Historic Chamberlin The Chesapeake Dining Room, The Chamberlin Thursday, August 3rd Noon – 2 p.m. Join us to taste our award-winning chef’s cuisine and tour our historic community. The Chamberlin is a showcase of exceptional senior living and combines old time elegance with desirable modern conveniences. Event is Full, Next Date 9/07
Taste & Tour – July 20th
Join us for a complimentary Taste & Tour of The Historic Chamberlin The Chesapeake Dining Room, The Chamberlin Thursday, July 20th Noon – 2 p.m. Join us to taste our award-winning chef’s cuisine and tour our historic community. The Chamberlin is a showcase of exceptional senior living and combines old time elegance with desirable modern conveniences. Event is Full, Next Date 8/03
Fort Monroe Historical Society Lecture – July 10th
Monday, July 10th The Solarium, 9th Floor, The Chamberlin Meeting from 11:30 to 12:30 pm Open to the Public Dreams of War and Peace Jonathan W. White of Christopher Newport University presents Dreams of War and Peace, a revelation of dreams during the Civil War. The dreams of this era reflected hopes & fears and were recorded in diaries, letters and memoirs. Optional lunch to be served in The Chesapeake Dining Room. RSVP by July 7th to 757-637-7200.
Taste & Tour – July 6th
Join us for a complimentary Taste & Tour of The Historic Chamberlin The Chesapeake Dining Room, The Chamberlin Thursday, July 6th Noon – 2 p.m. Join us to taste our award-winning chef’s cuisine and tour our historic community. The Chamberlin is a showcase of exceptional senior living and combines old time elegance with desirable modern conveniences. Event is Full, Next Date 7/20
Fear 2 Freedom Benefit Luncheon – June 13th
The Chamberlin presents a Fear 2 Freedom Benefit Luncheon Presented by Rosemary Trible, Founder and President June 13th from 12 – 2 p.m. Formal Dining Room, The Chamberlin $25 per person Rosemary Trible, Founder and President of Fear 2 Freedom, will be the speaker for a benefit luncheon at The Chamberlin. Fear 2 Freedom’s mission is to restore hope & dignity to survivors of sexual assault and empowering students and citizens to combat this assault in our communities. Rosemary Trible was a victim of sexual assault and has dedicated her life to helping others overcome their trauma and find joy in their lives. Fear 2 Freedom has provided F2F kits to hospitals and communities in Virginia and 3 other states. $25 per person. Luncheon will benefit the Fear 2 Freedom organization. RSVP by June 9th to 757-637-7200.
Taste & Tour – June 8th
Join us for a complimentary Taste & Tour of The Historic Chamberlin The Chesapeake Dining Room, The Chamberlin Thursday, June 8th Noon – 2 p.m. Join us for a Taste & Tour to learn about how the rental advantage at The Chamberlin can benefit you. Taste our award winning chef’s cuisine and tour our historic building! The moment you step inside The Chamberlin, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Learn how The Chamberlin is a grand showcase of exceptional senior living, and as comfortable as home should be. RSVP by June 6th to (757) 637-7200. (OR USE THE FORM BELOW)
Ladies Fashion Show – May 22nd
The Chamberlin presents: “Ladies Fashion Show” Monday, Monday 22nd The Chamberlin 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Join The Chamberlin at our Spring Fashion Show. We will celebrate the fashion trends and color palates that are the rage this year. Call to reserve your seat at this exclusive event at The Chamberlin. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by 5/19 to 757-637-7200.
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 out and about doing the most to seize the day; however, every now and again we or those around us might need a little motivation. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of tips to help not only the seniors in your life, but also yourself to get and to keep motivated and seize the day! – Create attainable goals: We tend to think of goals as something for the young and those in the work force, but this is not the case. No matter your age you can benefit from setting long term or short term goals. Goals not only act to motivate you, but give you a focused sense of purpose. Once a goal is achieved the person also benefits from a more secure sense of independence at being able to accomplishing something challenging on their own. Keep in mind though […]
Financial Planning – May 10th
The Chamberlin Presents: Financial Planning Solutions to the High Cost Associated with Aging Wednesday, May 10th The Solarium, The Chamberlin From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Join Oscar Alvarez, Investment Advisor & Certified Financial Planner, to learn how to maintain the lifestyle that suits your needs during your retirement years. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by May 9th to 757-637-7200.
An Afternoon Tea – May 6th
History, Etiquette and The Art of the Perfect Pour Saturday, May 6th Grand Lobby at The Chamberlin. 2:00-4:00 pm You are cordially invited for afternoon tea as we celebrate Mother’s Day in style at The Chamberlin, the historic luxury independent senior living community in Hampton Roads. Wear your best hat and enjoy assorted teas and desserts with us. Seating is limited. Kindly R.S.V.P. by May 5th to 757-637-7200
Making A Smooth Transition – April 19th
The Chamberlin Presents: Making A Smooth Transition Wednesday, April 19th The Solarium, The Chamberlin From 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Join us at The Chamberlin to learn from Realtor, Greg Garrett. He has a team that specializes in helping seniors transition from their homes into senior living communities. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP by April 17th to (757) 637-7200.
April Aspirations: Creating Habits & Sticking to Them
Aspirational April is here. It has been just long enough since the New Year that many have forgotten or just given up on all those resolutions. April has become the month to commit again to a goal and take active steps to achieving it—though it does not need to be the same as your abandoned resolution. With that in mind, this month is all about attaining your goal through creating a habit or set of habits and then sticking to those habits for 30 days. To help kick start your Aspirational April, we have found an inspirational story about a woman sticking to her own aspirations to hopefully help you start thinking about your own aspirations. Ernestine “Ernie” Shepherd is a personal trainer, a professional model, and a competitive bodybuilder. She also just happens to be 80 years old and holds the current Guinness World Record for World’s Oldest Performing Female Bodybuilder. However, Ms. Shepherd did not achieve all these aspirations overnight. In fact, she did not start her own fitness journey until she was 56 years old. At the time, Ms. Shepherd lived a mostly sedentary lifestyle and had not stepped into a gym even once in her life. […]
Tips for Conversations with Aging Parents About Care
Having conversations with your parents about their care can be very stressful. The stress can even be multiplied when you bring your other family members or loved ones into the conversation. Further stress comes when worries start to arise about how your parents and loved ones will react to the broaching of this delicate subject. Will they be hurt? Will they be angry? Will your relationship with them suffer? As a result of all these factors, many people will outright avoid or delay this imperative conversation. In order to help mediate some of this stress, we have developed several tips to help you prepare and have a productive conversation with your parents about their care. Don’t wait It can be very difficult to start a conversation about anyone’s care; however, it is even more uncomfortable or awkward to initiate a conversation about your parents care with them or with other family members. Despite this difficulty though, you are never going to be certain of what others think if you do not talk to them. Moreover, waiting can make the conversation even harder to have. It helps to prepare ahead of this conversation by coming up with questions and talking points […]
The Future of Fort Monroe – March 15th
The Chamberlin Presents: The Future of Fort Monroe Wednesday, March 15th The Solarium, The Chamberlin From 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Glenn Oder, the Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority, will discuss future plans for this very historic military base. Light Refreshments will be served. Afterwards, take a tour of The Chamberlin and see how our rental advantage can work for you. RSVP by March 13th to (757) 637-7200.
Elderlife Financial Seminar – March 1st
The Chamberlin Presents: Elderlife Financial Seminar Wednesday, March 1st The Solarium, The Chamberlin From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. What matters most for YOUR retirement? Learn how to make your retirement dreams come true from an Elderlife specialist. Elderlife Financial Services can make the transition from home ownership to independent living retirement easy. The Chamberlin can help you maintain the lifestyle and living choices to best suit your needs. Tours of the historic Chamberlin to follow the seminar. RSVP by February 27th to 757-637-7200
Stay Local With Our Shore Leave Progam
Are you or a loved one signed up for training near Fort Monroe or temporarily assigned work nearby? Want to spend a season near relatives? Stay local with our Shore Leave program and enjoy a custom designed 3, 6, or 9 month retreat with our sweeping bay views, stylish furnished apartments and world-class cuisine… all starting at $2850 per month! Your Shore Leave package includes: cable TV, heating & cooling, housekeeping services every other week, transportation within 15 miles, 30 meals a month, laundry facilities, Hygeia Health Club, exercise classes, indoor heated pool, and access to a robust monthly activity calendar. Call us to book your stay today! (757) 637-7200.
“Sometimes now when I look out our window in The Chamberlin while watching ship traffic it amazes me to realize that hundreds of years ago a good number of my own ancestors passed in sailing ships the spot that I am looking at in the present day.”
“Curtis was born in Barboursville, W.V. and Julia in Huntington, W.VA. After 34 years Curtis retired as Captain USN. Julie is the “Admiral”. Curtis and Julia were married in 1954. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren (plus some “strays”).”
“With no big buy-in, living at The Chamberlin enables me to remain financially independent, something that’s extremely important to me. By avoiding that big buy-in I can continue to be on my own and don’t have to depend on my children.”
“We’ve got a whole wonderful lifestyle. We can go swimming, get a haircut, get good food without leaving the building. And within a very easy distance are all the hobbies and things I love to do. We can play in the yard, dig in the dirt, and go fishing. Plus, the fort is magnificent.”
“We have a full time activities director and she’s doing more and more – as a matter of fact now we have two activities directors keeping up with all the things that are going on here. For us, it’s like living on a cruise ship.”
“Growing up during the big depression, many of us learned to really value money. We want to be secure and financially independent. We want value. I feel like we have value for our money here at The Chamberlin. We get our money’s worth for sure.”
“I get up every morning and can’t believe that I’m living in such a great place. I love the sense of grandeur here, the charm of the building and the way it’s been so beautifully renovated. And I love that that we live right on the bay”
“Here you are really getting twice as much as what you pay for. Wonderful accommodations, wonderful staff, wonderful view. How many more wonderfuls do you need?”