The Lydia Roper Home, located in Norfolk’s historic Lafayette Park, was built in 1921 by Captain John L. Roper to honor his late wife. Since 1965, the Lydia Roper Home has been operated by Pinnacle Living.
There are significant challenges associated with operating a building that is nearly 100 years old. The building’s infrastructure requires tremendous ongoing investments. Additionally, the house itself is problematic for residents with mobility issues because it has a single elevator, multiple staircases and narrow hallways.
After thoughtful evaluation and reflection, the Pinnacle Living Board of Directors has decided to close the Lydia Roper Home, effective January 31, 2019.
Pinnacle Living team members are working with the 12 current residents to help find new homes that will meet their needs. Pinnacle Living will be offering severance packages to eligible team members displaced by the closing.