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Atlantic Shores’ Father’s Day Pumpkin Bread

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! Our Executive Chef Kyle Pafford would like to celebrate this special holiday by sharing a recipe handed down to him from his dad. Enjoy this recipe and make a batch with your dad — and create lasting memories with your loved ones and family. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose…


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Things are wild at Atlantic Shores…..

….and that’s the way we like it! Our residents and staff live in harmony with nature on our 100-acre campus – – which has proven to be a safe haven and best place to live if you’re a squirrel, otter, fox, deer, or even a wayward Arctic seabird washed inland by a hurricane. Situated one…



Hungry for more?

Atlantic Shores offers cutting-edge dishes to satisfy the demanding palates of today’s sophisticated, “foodie” retirees. Under the direction of Executive Chef Kyle Pafford, our 25 trained chefs and staff of 100 food & beverage professionals create high-quality cuisine for more than 650 Atlantic Shores residents and their guests. Daily menus feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients,…


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Atlantic Shores Farro Salad

Farro is a very versatile grain and the centerpiece of this favorite seasonal salad from our Executive Chef Kyle Pafford. Bring it to your next BBQ, and you’ll be a hit! Salad Ingredients 1.5 cup red grapes 1/2 tablespoon olive oil Salt and black pepper, to taste 2 cup farro, cooked 1 bunch kale, ribs…



A Legacy of Public Service

At Atlantic Shores, our residents and staff are proud of their tradition of serving those that serve our community. We recently helped prepare our area for future disasters by serving as the staging location for a FEMA Regional Emergency Management Practice Education Event, enacting a post-hurricane evacuation scenario in real time, with an emergency airlift of patients…


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Atlantic Shores Hurricane Preparedness Exercise Puts Virginia Beach in National Spotlight

Emergency Response Drill Part of Award-Winning Retirement Community’s Commitment to Support Public Service In the wake of a major hurricane, buildings are destroyed, airports flooded, and roads blocked, with patients at a long-term care facility in wheelchairs and on backboards awaiting an emergency helicopter airlift. On May 7, 2018, a similar catastrophic disaster will unfold…



Dive In!

Everything is cool in our refurbished indoor pool and spa – the hub of our beautiful Clubhouse. Recent renovations have created a fresh new look and better functionality for our residents and guests to enjoy while relaxing or exercising. Upgraded lighting, including the addition of eight new pillar sconces, and in-pool/spa lighting make everything light and bright.  Slip-resistant tile…



Atlantic Shores’ Spring Salad

Fresh Corn Salad with Feta Cheese Spring has sprung! This is one of my favorite spring salads as the season starts turning green.  I fondly remember my time working on a farm, where I was their cheese maker. When corn was in season, this would be my go-to salad on my lunch break. It is…


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Your new friends are here!

Life at Atlantic Shores is enriched by the diverse backgrounds of our residents.  Not surprisingly, many have military backgrounds and decided to settle in Hampton Roads, home to many Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard facilities. Enlisted personnel and high-ranked officers are both well represented, along with most ranks in between. Our community is…



Fitness is a Focus at Atlantic Shores

Quality of life is about staying fit! Our Fitness & Aquatics Director Jason Herring works with residents to assess strength and agility, and create customized exercise and strength training programs that enhance physical wellness. Our classes are a mix of low impact training that focuses on a variety of key areas, including strength and resistance…



To your health!

Offering preventative care, wellness programs, outpatient services, skilled nursing, on-site assisted living and memory care, as well as access to rehabilitation, in-home assisted living, and hospice, Atlantic Shores provides a complete healthcare solution for active seniors in the Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk area. We are also the only retirement community in the area to…


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Atlantic Shores’ Cheese Ravioli

Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Sauce, Spinach, Pine Nut & Parmesan This pasta dish is a family favorite – simple to prepare, but delicious and full of flavor. I always enjoy fortifying an ingredient and making it my own. When creating the tomato sauce, I used Pinot Noir. Have fun experimenting with your own favorite red…