Embracing the future through Innovation Grants

10,000 Americans turn 65 every day – the baby boomer generation coming to retirement age.  As this combines with longer life-expectancies, the over-65 demographic will grow to its largest size ever!  With elderhood in the spotlight, innovative thinkers, businesses and entrepreneurs are turning their attention toward creating solutions for people to live long, vital lives.  […]

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Expansion into Home and Community Based Services for Residents and the Community

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is excited to announce plans to expand services to include companion care, home health and hospice care services to residents on our campus and beyond. “Our strategic plan calls us to better serve today and tomorrow’s seniors. With that in mind, the Westminster Canterbury board and executive leadership is very excited to […]

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Voices of Richmond Lift Our Hearts in Song

The past few weeks at Westminster Canterbury Richmond have been filled with the heavenly sounds of many voices singing together in harmony. Our Sara Belle November Theater hosts more than 50 performances annually, and we were lucky to feature three local choirs in quick succession! The Richmond Symphony Chorus, led by Erin Freeman, brought A […]

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A Day for Remembering…

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. What we have discovered through our many resident veterans is that if you delve into the process of remembering, it becomes an experience of joy and connection. Recently Jim Triesler, who oversees Education and Programs Outreach at […]

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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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