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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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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