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 our residents in vibrant living!

Thanks to an Innovation Grant from the Foundation, our Wellness team has been trying many new fitness classes for our residents to see which ones make the biggest difference.

Gentle BeMoved, a dance and movement class, is led by our own Fitness Specialist Taryn Young. The recent six-week session progressed through many styles of music and dance, from backup singer moves to Latin rhythms and the roaring 20s! Residents can either sit or stand during the class.

Ballroom Dancing lessons with Rigby’s Jig were extremely popular! Half the class learns to be the leader, half the class learns to follow, and everyone switches partners frequently. Our teen volunteers joined residents for one of the classes. The benefits help with fitness and balance, and participants also made lots of new friends.

Laughter Yoga got our residents giggling during their fitness. Participants in the class included those who attend our regular High Intensity Strength Training class as well as those who live in Assisted Living and the Mary Morton Parsons Health Center.

Upcoming classes include a six-week Senior Challenge Sampler, Tai Chi and Ageless Grace. There are so many ways to stay fit and experience wellness. Consider trying a new class today – you never know what benefits you might enjoy!

For more information about Wellness programming at Westminster Canterbury, contact Melissa Markey at or (804) 264-6007.

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