When Words Fail

When memories fade and our loved ones begin to experience dementia, there are real challenges and painful adjustments to make.  Because many dementia diagnoses are progressive in nature, family members and caregivers need to prepare for ongoing change.  This takes energy and tireless devotion. As the holidays approach, remember those in your circle who are […]

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A True Story: You’ve Known Her for Years

Bernadette’s daughter, Arlene, spoke recently of her deep appreciation for Westminster Canterbury Foundation donors. Bernadette was a public school teacher for more than 30 years. Her low earnings and family health challenges made retirement planning nearly impossible. In her mid-80s Bernadette’s situation became dire. A former student learned of what Bernadette was going through and […]

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Thankful Hearts

Relationships – that’s what many of us are most thankful for. Life here at Westminster Canterbury is rich in what matters most – friendships, mutual support, compassion during times of need and moments of shared joy! At a place like this we’re thankful for those whose faithful work and skills make this such a special […]

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Candor and Hope

Though we wish it weren’t true, statistics demonstrate that the institutional church in America is changing – with church membership declining and more people choosing “none” to describe their church affiliation. On November 30, 2017, at 4 p.m., at our annual David F. Peters Lecture, guest speaker Steve Eason tackles this issue with candor and […]

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So, What Did they Say?

We’ve been imagining and working toward a Richmond, VA, region (affectionately known as RVA) where all people live life well and where the needs of elders are fully met.  Our recent Live Life Well RVA Symposium explored healthy aging and brought to light the recently completed community needs study commissioned by Westminster Canterbury Foundation to […]

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Fun and Fantasy Radiate from All Ages at our Fall Costume Parade!

A holiday highlight at Westminster Canterbury Richmond is our annual Fall Costume Parade. All ages participate, from the tiniest babies in our Child Development Center to the most imaginative teams of residents from across our campus. The characters range from delightful and cheery to scary and spooky. Prizes are awarded to the best staff and […]

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All Saints’ Day Service of Remembrance

Each year the Westminster Canterbury Richmond Pastoral Care team hosts an All Saints’ Day Service of remembrance.  You are invited to join us for this service on November 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Cochrane Commons, as we remember and honor 89 residents and 4 board and staff members who have died since November 1, […]

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Elderhood – A Season for Growth and Purpose

Often, people fear growing older, assuming that their most effective years may be over.  But nothing can be further from the truth.  Our senior years offer a unique combination of wisdom and increased freedom to schedule one’s time.  There are many ways to embrace this important season of life, whether you are the one stepping into […]

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Live Life Well RVA Symposium

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017 REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST START AT 8 A.M. SYMPOSIUM: 9 – 11:30 A.M.   Westminster Canterbury Richmond Center for Creative Living 1600 Westbrook Avenue Richmond, Virginia   Imagine an RVA where all neighbors live life well. Leaders will share ways to improve the lives of all citizens, particularly those entering elderhood, as […]

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Active Aging Week and Intergenerational Magic

Every fall we celebrate Active Aging Week, originally initiated by the International Council of Active Aging to celebrate aging and to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle on a national scale. This week is the week! Numerous events are taking place around greater Richmond. You can read more about those activities here:http://www.agewellva.com/aaw.html  At Westminster […]

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