The Benefits of Generosity

Inspire Generosity! That’s the vision statement of Westminster Canterbury Foundation. Without the generosity of our donors, residents of Westminster Canterbury Richmond would not have the benefit of the outstanding programs offered here. But our residents aren’t the only ones who benefit. In the past decade, study after study has shown that beyond the obvious impact a […]

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Celebrating our Excellent Nurses

Every year from May 6 to May 12, our nation celebrates National Nurses Week for the birthday anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. During this week Westminster Canterbury Richmond not only celebrates with all our caregiving staff, we also honor our staff with two awards. The Clinical Excellence Award is given to […]

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Dealing with Late-Stage Dementia

When a loved one is in late-stage dementia, communication becomes more challenging, but also more important.  Often, people have word-finding difficulty or may speak nonsensically.  This may throw you off at first, but keep trying to establish a connection.  In the late stages, they may not be able to speak at all.  With patience, you […]

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National Volunteer Week

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 23 – 29, 2017.  This week was designated in 1974 to thank volunteers across the nation who are change-makers that lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in the community. Celebrations in honor of our donors started earlier this week with […]

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Out and About!

Assuring your senior loved ones enjoy community activities is important – and good planning can assure a successful outing.  Should the senior be in a wheelchair or use a walker or a cane, it is especially important to understand the challenges of the environment ahead of time.  “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of visiting […]

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Springtime=Gardening Time

Westminster Canterbury Richmond has fifty-five acres of professionally landscaped grounds, so our staff knows a thing or two about gardening! Our horticulturist, Kathleen Pender, shared her spring tips for gardeners. Now is the time to prune dead wood and old blooms from perennials Clean weeds out of mulch beds and apply pre-emergent to help prevent […]

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The Fellowship Fund

For more than forty years Westminster Canterbury Richmond has served seniors-in-need through Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s Fellowship Program and offered confidential financial aid to over 520 men and women.  Already this year, 106 seniors have been able to call Westminster Canterbury home because of this ministry. It’s wonderful to know that seniors like George and Abby, who […]

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Talking about Dementia

Early signs of dementia may be very subtle and vary a great deal. You might notice that your mother keeps forgetting her best friend’s telephone number or your father no longer shaves every day. Should you be alarmed? Maybe. But you should be careful how you proceed to ensure you come to the right conclusions. […]

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Partnerships in the Arts

This year Westminster Canterbury Richmond and Weinstein JCC entered into a partnership to share the cultural arts. For nearly seventy years, the Weinstein JCC’s cultural and performing arts programming has brought the Richmond community exceptional events that celebrate essential aspects of Jewish and community culture. For ten years, the Sara Belle November Theater at Westminster […]

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Just Walk

At Westminster Canterbury Richmond one of the most popular ways our residents stay healthy is to simply walk. Walking is the easiest way to increase your overall activity and improve your health.  Studies show that those 65 years and older and in general good health need 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week, such […]

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