Pictured is the home place of Miss Lucy Corr, former Director of Chesterfield County’s Social Services Department located on Lori Road just past the...

Pictured is the home place of Miss Lucy Corr, former Director of Chesterfield County’s Social Services Department located on Lori Road just past the county administration building. Corr is remembered for starting a nursing home that reflected the strong family values embedded in the Chesterfield County community. That meant taking care of people who did not have the means to care for themselves.

lucy-corrWithin four years, she had spearheaded the effort to build a first-class nursing home in Chesterfield in 1970, the first of its kind in the County. The nursing home, now assisted living is named for her.

Corr also established the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program in 1972, then superintendent of the Chesterfield County Welfare Department. The program’s sole purpose is to assist with the special needs of families that are in need during the holiday season.

Corr’s home place is on the market to be sold. The house will most likely be torn down.