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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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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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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Healthy Living through Whole-Person Wellness

There are countless ways to live life well. Living a healthy life involves many aspects of wellness and their different meanings and applications for each individual. Westminster Canterbury Richmond has programming that covers aspects of healthy living to promote whole-person wellness – emotional, intellectual, social, occupational, spiritual, physical and environmental.  Here are examples of the […]

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Live Life Well through Fitness

The times, they are a-changin’!  With 10,000 people turning 65 each day and life expectancies climbing, it is more important than ever to Live Life Well!  The fall 2013 issue of the Journal of Active Aging (www.icaa.org) quotes Walter M. Bolz II, M.D.  “Longevity is neither an accident nor an isolated phenomenon.  It is a […]

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Education Nurtures the Spirit

Vibrant pastoral care programming has been part of Westminster Canterbury Richmond since we opened our doors in 1975. This tradition continues with extensive educational programs available to all residents. Education is an important part of one’s spiritual development, and our pastoral care department provides many opportunities for nurturing the spirit. Here are some examples of […]

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Vibrant Living at All Stages of Life

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is committed to ensuring that our residents experience vital living at all stages of life. One of the ways we do this is through our comprehensive wellness programming that serves mind, body and spirit. Each week, there is an extensive schedule of fitness classes, spiritual and cultural activities and more that engages […]

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Preventing Falls at Home

Tips for preventing falls. Currently, falls are the leading cause of injury for adults aged 60 and over. Kristin Goodwin is a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy student and intern with Genesis, the rehabilitation services provider at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Kristin suggests the following safety assessment and tips to help keep you safe during everyday activities […]

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Effective Exercises for Seniors

Our Westminster Canterbury Richmond Wellness and Recreation teams offer a wide variety of activities to help residents stay active. Recently we captured one of these great activities in a video. This exercise activity is facilitated by Wilmer De Vera, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and his wife, J. Tracy De Vera, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist. Residents […]

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Hands of Love.

An outstretched hand is an invitation to fill a need with a hug, smile or special program. Sometimes just our hands tell a full story. That is certainly true here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Hands fold in prayer and join in showing appreciation for an inspiring performance. Hands of caretakers offer loving care. The hands […]

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