A Welcoming Community that Feels Like an Extended Family

The Culpeper senior living community is a place where neighbors genuinely care for one another. A sense of camaraderie and an upbeat atmosphere flow throughout a beautiful 100-acre campus as residents enjoy a variety of offerings that cater to their individual wellness, social, intellectual and spiritual needs.

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The Culpeper Story

Our story began back in 1931 when J.T. Edwards, pastor of Culpeper Baptist Church, conceived a vision to create a distinctive home for senior adults in Virginia. During his service to the church and the greater community, Pastor Edward grew increasingly aware of the responsibility of LifeSpire of Virginia (formerly Virginia Baptist Homes) to care for its aging parishioners.


His dream was to offer a faith-based community that provided comprehensive care while cultivating each individual’s spiritual and creative aspirations. Above all, he wanted to create a place that fostered dignity, faith and hope for retirees and their families.

Pastor Edwards’ dream was realized in 1945 when the Baptist General Association of Virginia voted to create a new ministry and opened a residential community for seniors called Virginia Baptist Homes. Three years later, thanks to the generosity of Virginia Baptists and a gift of a brick home (the Millman House), the first senior living community opened in Culpeper in 1948, thereby setting the standard for outstanding care, programs and services for seniors. The Millman House, albeit a temporary location, represented the keystone for LifeSpire of Virginia’s benevolent ministry. In 1951, the permanent Culpeper retirement community was opened under Pastor Edwards’ tutelage.

Today, we start an exciting new era at The Culpeper. Yet as we continue to grow and evolve, some things will never change. That is our commitment to great care and service, our culture, values, and vision. Just like they have since we first opened our doors more than a half-century ago, residents of The Culpeper will continue to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they have a secure and welcoming place to call home for the rest of their lives.

The VBH Foundation — Security and Peace of Mind

At The Culpeper, you’ll enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing you’ll always have access to a full continuum of quality care if you ever need it. You’ll also have the added security that comes from the generous support of the VBH Foundation.

For 70 years, the VBH Foundation has served a very important mission: to support the work and ministry of LifeSpire of Virginia by raising funds to help our seniors enjoy a loving, welcoming community with quality care, security and peace of mind throughout their lifetime. This mission — and the spirit of its purpose and message — drives us to continually grow and improve so we can better serve those who need us most.

All our communities are inclusive and friendly, welcoming people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. Our not-for-profit status means our highest commitment is to the people we serve, and all resources are invested back into our communities to benefit residents.