Artist-in-Residence

Westminster Canterbury Richmond residents live life well in many ways. Here’s one story of a current resident. Resident Doris Woodson grew up admiring art, a subject she admits she knew little about. “I was always fascinated by this one piece of artwork at my uncle’s house. How could someone be so talented to create that?” […]

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John Burns on Leadership

Hello – I’m John Burns, the President and CEO of Westminster Canterbury, and I enjoy writing to you from time-to-time through this blog. Recently, our Pastoral Care team published our 2018 devotion booklet, A Lenten Journey, our 21st collection of writings by staff and residents. Annually we distribute 7,000 of these to local churches and […]

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Thank You for Changing Lives

Generous donors to Westminster Canterbury Foundation change lives at Westminster Canterbury Richmond every day. Thanks to generous donors, the FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM provides anonymous life care support for seniors-in-need – housing, meals, medical expenses and access to all the vital living opportunities found here at Westminster Canterbury. In 2017, 113 residents benefited from the Fellowship Program. […]

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Reflections of an Emerging Leader

The first thing our group of twelve classmates heard was,  “No matter what your title or what your role here, you are a leader.” More than a few of us looked doubtful. Our trainers, Sherldean Jones, Manager Learning and Development, and Denise Diehl, Learning and Development Specialist, would have their work cut out for them. […]

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Vibrant Living in Elderhood

What does it look like to live life well in elderhood? Westminster Canterbury Richmond is committed to exploring this idea on our campus and in the greater Richmond community. While our society tends to have a largely negative view of getting older, it simply doesn’t have to be true! Longevity is a gift. And elderhood, […]

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Tower Exterior Renovation Project

Our long-awaited Tower exterior renovation project began in August and has really progressed.  The ceiling in a portion of the Roof Terrace has been raised and the 42 year-old windows are being replaced with energy-efficient glass curtain wall system. When completed, the Terrace will include fully accessible outdoor patios with new space everyone can enjoy. […]

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Christmas Decorations

We decked our halls, dining rooms, living rooms, apartments and the outdoors for the Christmas season! Each year residents, volunteers and staff take special care decorating Westminster Canterbury Richmond for the holidays and enjoy welcoming guests to our home. Many elves are very busy decorating our entire campus in early December so that everyone can […]

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Year-End Giving Countdown! Your gifts ensure the best life possible for seniors in Richmond

During this special time of year, many of us like to reflect on our blessings and the many opportunities to give back to our community. Inspiring generosity makes a huge difference in the United States, and Westminster Canterbury Richmond is no different. Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s founding mission emphasized our Fellowship Program which helps provide life […]

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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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