200 The Glebe Boulevard
Daleville, VA 24083
Residents at The Glebe are socially distancing after Gov. Ralph Northam (D–VA.) issued his recent Executive Order regarding the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These guidelines have made life challenging for seniors who are the most at risk when it comes to contracting the virus.
At the recommendation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the leadership team at The Glebe made the difficult decision to restrict visitors to the community, cancel group activities and close communal dining. While some may feel restricted by these guidelines, many of the residents at The Glebe say they feel fortunate.
“We are over here feeling very privileged to have our meals delivered to our front door every day,” said Larry Fischbach, president of The Glebe’s resident council. “So, we wanted to give to those in our area who are in need.”
Using money saved from sales at The Glebe’s thrift store, the council made a $1,000 donation to the Botetourt Food Pantry. Just seven miles from The Glebe’s campus, the pantry distributes food through Feeding America—a nationwide network of member food banks—on a monthly basis. Families in need receive non-perishable canned goods, frozen meats, bread and baked goods.