David Riggs, Newly Appointed Co-Director of Legacy Senior Living’s Chaplaincy Program, to Oversee Spiritual Life at The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County

The experienced chaplain will oversee ministerial support at 6 sister communities across the eastern United States.

STANARDSVILLE, Va. (January 14, 2022) – The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County, a member of the Cleveland, Tenn.-based Legacy Senior Living family of assisted living and memory care communities located throughout the eastern United States, is pleased to announce that David Riggs, the newly appointed Co-Director of Chaplaincy Program for its parent organization, Legacy Senior Living, will oversee its spiritual life programs.

Riggs, who has served residents at Legacy Village of Cleveland in Cleveland, Tenn., since 2018, will oversee ministerial support at six of The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County’s sister communities located in four other states.

Since its founding in 2006, Legacy Senior Living has been committed to providing ministerial and counseling support to its residents, families and caregivers. Riggs will share responsibilities overseeing the individual chaplaincy programs at all 15 communities operated by Legacy Senior Living with program Co-Director Mark LeRoux, who has served as chaplain at Legacy Village of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Ala., since 2019. 

“The spiritual well-being of our residents, their families and our team members is of primary importance to us, and our chaplains are chosen to serve with love and compassion, while respecting their individual beliefs. Our chaplains lead weekly devotions and worship services and spend time developing a relationship to nurture their spiritual needs. We know first-hand from our residents, who tell us what a blessing it is to have David and Mark in their communities. We are honored to now have them leading our entire chaplaincy program,” Barry Ray, co-founder and CEO of Legacy Senior Living, said.

Riggs, who has been in ministry for over 50 years, will serve the chaplains of Renaissance Senior Living of Vero Beach (Fla.), Renaissance Senior Living of Annandale (Va.); The Harbor at Renaissance in Stanardsville, (Va.); Legacy Village of Hendersonville (Tenn.); Renaissance Senior Living of Hilldale in Madison, (Wis.); and Concordia Retirement Community of Bella Vista, (Ark). He will also continue serving as a chaplain of Legacy Village of Cleveland (Tenn.).

“Joining Legacy Senior Living’s team of chaplains in 2018 was one of the best decisions of my life. The theme of our chaplaincy program has been and continues to be ‘The Ministry of Presence.’ For over 40 years, my life's principle has been simple: ‘When I come down to the end of life, there are only two things that will matter: my relationship with the God who loves me and a consistent investment in the lives of others. Beyond that nothing else really matters.’ Legacy Senior Living has given me the opportunity to invest in people at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives and let them know that they are still valuable and treasured,” Riggs said.

Throughout his career in ministry, Riggs has served in a number of capacities in churches in Michigan, Colorado, Nebraska and Tennessee. Most recently, he served as the Church Staff Chaplain at Peerless Road Church in Cleveland.

Riggs, a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, and his wife of 52 years, Barb, have two children, Melissa and Zach, and six grandchildren between the ages of 15 and 21. When not serving Legacy Senior Living’s seniors, Riggs enjoys cycling, hiking and going on walks with his wife.

More information about The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County can be found by visiting the community’s website. 

About The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County

Located at the gateway to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Stanardsville, Va., The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County is known for its experienced caregivers, warm atmosphere and exceptional service. The team at The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County goes out of its way to make residents feel at home in a friendly, spiritually vibrant community.

The assisted living and Alzheimer’s and memory care services here are unparalleled in eastern Virginia. The staff is friendly, the environment is safe, and The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County values the dignity of each resident, considering it a special blessing to serve them.

More information is available at (434) 985-4481 or renaissancealf.cc

The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the eastern United States owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

PHOTO CAPTION: David Riggs, the newly appointed Co-Director of Legacy Senior Living’s Chaplaincy Program, to oversee spiritual life at The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County.

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About The Harbor at Renaissance - Stanardsville, VA

About The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County

Located at the gateway to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Stanardsville, Va., The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County is known for its experienced caregivers, warm atmosphere and exceptional service. The team at The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County goes out of its way to make residents feel at home in a friendly, spiritually vibrant community.

The assisted living and Alzheimer’s and memory care services here are unparalleled in eastern Virginia. The staff is friendly, the environment is safe, and The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County values the dignity of each resident, considering it a special blessing to serve them.

More information is available at (434) 985-4481 or renaissancealf.cc.

The Harbor at Renaissance of Greene County is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the eastern United States owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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