Westminster Canterbury Weekly-May 6, 2021

Westminster Canterbury Weekly is the source for the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Today featured John Burns; Scott Jonté, Director of Dining, offering a detailed look at the upcoming Promenade renovation; Gayle Hunter Haglund with a Foundation announcement; resident Beverly Beck with an update on the Employee Christmas Fund; and Vanessa Perry from Pastoral […]

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Live Update to Residents-April 29, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Anita Adkins, Development Officer-Strategic Gifts & Special Projects; Scott Jonté, Director of Dining; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates The Centers for Medicare and […]

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What do you think of when you hear the word vibrancy?

Westminster Canterbury Richmond has a vision for everyone to live a vibrant life in elderhood and at every age. A vibrant life means living to the absolute fullest. It means thriving in an active setting. It’s our vision to partner with residents to realize the best life possible, offering places, services and programs in a […]

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Please Help Seniors Find Safety and Security

The impacts of COVID-19 have harmed too many seniors – their health and their finances. And so many more could be in jeopardy. Please join hundreds of generous donors to Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s Fellowship Program, which helps approximately 100 seniors-in-need every year. A long-time donor to the Fellowship Program recently shared this perspective on why […]

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Live Update to Residents-April 22, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Kathleen Pender, Horticulturist; Tom Henning, Director Construction Management; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, April 29. The following updates were shared. John […]

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Live Update to Residents-April 15, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Gayle Hunter Haglund, Vice President Resource Development; Glendon Kemp, Manager of Security; and Vanessa Perry, Pastoral Care Administrator. The next Live Update will be Thursday, April 22. The following updates were shared. John […]

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Visitation Guidelines (Updated April 15, 2021)

Download a copy of the visitation guidelines here. Westminster Canterbury Richmond is open to visitation in all areas of living from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Seniors are among the populations most vulnerable to the coronavirus, so please continue with an abundance of caution when making decisions about how and when to visit loved ones. Millions […]

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FAQ: What’s the Difference Between a 55+ Community and a Life Care Community?

You’ve made a lot of important choices in your life: where to go to college, what career path to take, where to raise a family. You’ve gained wisdom while enjoying rich experiences along the way, and your hard work has allowed you to be in the position of having many possibilities for where your next […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-April 11, 2021

FROM: Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: April 11, 2021 Mary Morton Parsons Health Center Today Westminster Canterbury Richmond learned that an employee of Parsons Health Center Third Floor tested positive for COVID-19. Per guidance from Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Parsons Health Center Three South and Three East will be […]

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Live Update to Residents-April 8, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Jason Pace, Manager Dining Services; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The next Live Update will be Thursday, April 15. The following updates were shared. John Burns Vibrancy! Updates We hope you enjoyed […]

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Live Update to Residents-April 1, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, April 8. The following updates were shared. John Burns Vibrancy! Today we shared updates on Vibrancy! and the Promenade Dining Room project. […]

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Hope – the Ultimate Gift

After a long, difficult and dark time, we’re finally seeing signs of hope, of life! The pandemic was unexpected and lasted much longer than anyone imagined. The ways we all had to change and adapt were comprehensive and challenging.  We were lonely and afraid. There were losses. Now, with vaccinations, we are experiencing hope – […]

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Live Update to Residents-March 30, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The next Live Update will be Thursday, April 1. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates Reopening continues to […]

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Live Update to Residents-March 25, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Tom Henning, Director Construction Management; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, March 30. The following updates were shared. John Burns Reopening and visitation are going well! It has […]

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Live Update to Residents-March 23, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Scott Jonté, Director of Dining; and Vanessa Perry, Pastoral Care Administrator. The next Live Update will be Thursday, March 25. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates There are no new […]

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Live Update to Residents-March 18, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, including an introduction to Vibrancy! It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Glendon Kemp, Manager of Security; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, March 23. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates We […]

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Live Update to Residents-March 16, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Kathleen Pender, Horticulturist; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, March 18. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates One year ago, on March 16, 2020, Westminster […]

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Live Update to Residents and Restarting Visitation-March 11, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living; and Vanessa Perry, Pastoral Care Administrator. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, March 16. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates One year ago today, […]

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Live Update to Residents-March 9, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Scott Jonté, Director of Dining; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, March 11. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates On Monday, March 8, two Independent Living […]

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COVID-19 Update and Restarting Programs-March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Updates Westminster Canterbury Richmond has no cases of COVID-19 in employees. Four Independent Living residents continue to recover after testing positive for COVID-19. One is asymptomatic and in quarantine in a Tower apartment. Two are being cared for in the COVID-19 positive unit. One resident continues to be cared for in the hospital. Please […]

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Live Update to Residents-March 4, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Melissa Markey, Manager Wellness; Jessica Corbitt, Manager Cultural Arts; Sarah Abernathie, Visual Arts and Program Coordinator; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, March 9. The following updates were […]

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Support Your Passions Well into the Future

Everyone has something they are passionate about. Perhaps it is a place that holds an important spot in your heart, a cause that’s near and dear to you or a charitable organization that you frequently volunteer for. Did you know that you can ensure your support of your passions continues even after your lifetime?  You […]

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Live Update to Residents-March 2, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Tom Henning, Director Construction Management; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The next Live Update will be Thursday, March 4. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates All employees who tested […]

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Live Update to Residents-February 25, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Brenda Boucher, Infection Preventionist RN; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, March 2. The following updates were shared. John Burns Vaccination Updates Today marks our final […]

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Celebrating Two Amazing Women

Each year, Westminster Canterbury Richmond celebrates the birthday anniversary of Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, in honor of our greatest benefactor. Mrs. Evans’ foundations have given more than $11 million throughout our 45-year history to support Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s Fellowship Program, which provides housing, meals, medical care and all the vital living available at Westminster Canterbury […]

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Live Update to Residents-February 23, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; Jessica Corbitt, Manager Cultural Arts; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, February 25. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates Positivity […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-February 18, 2021

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: February 18, 2021 Today’s Live Update was cancelled. Please join us on Tuesday, February 23, at 3 p.m., on TV970 for the next Live Update. COVID-19 Updates This […]

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Live Update to Residents-February 16, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Derek Oliver, Director Facilities Services; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, February 18. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates On Saturday, we learned of two […]

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The Lenten Journey Begins

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, is the start of the Lenten Season. We’ve recently compiled and printed our annual Lenten Journey – a devotional for each day of Lent, with submissions by staff and residents. Lent is a time of preparing ourselves for following Christ through his ministry, his sacrifice and on to Easter. Many of the submissions thoughtfully […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-February 12, 2021

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: February 12, 2021 COVID-19 Updates We are pleased to share that the quarantine for Mary Morton Parsons Health Center Third Floor has ended. Visitation continues to be suspended […]

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Live Update to Residents-February 11, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; Glendon Kemp, Manager of Security; and Vanessa Perry, Pastoral Care Administrator. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, February 16. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 […]

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Explore the Empowering Possibilities With New Fitness and Wellness Amenities Coming to Westminster Canterbury Richmond

In addition to the brand-new residences that will make up our exciting Vibrancy! expansion, we’ll also be introducing a multipurpose hub for fitness and wellness that we’re calling the Vital Living Center. What exactly is the Vital Living Center? It will be our community’s brand-new Fitness and Aquatic Center, located beneath the Vitality Apartments and […]

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Live Update to Residents-February 9, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 was followed by the Annual Residents Association Meeting. The next Live Update will be Thursday, February 11. The following updates were shared. John Burns Today’s special Live Update included the Annual Residents Association Meeting. COVID-19 Updates On Sunday, the last resident who was being cared for in the […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-February 5, 2021

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: February 5, 2021 Thank you for your support as we move forward with vaccination and share good news from this week! Vaccination Update Independent Living COVID-19 vaccination began […]

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Live Update to Residents-February 4, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, February 9. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Update Yesterday we learned that a Dining employee tested positive for COVID-19. […]

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Celebrating Black History

February is Black History Month, and again this year, Westminster Canterbury Richmond will celebrate and observe this time of remembrance, reflection and education. The 2021 theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” The cornerstone of our celebration is the Lettie Madison Symposium.  This symposium is named in honor of Lettie Madison, a former […]

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Live Update to Residents-February 2, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; Melissa Markey, Manager Wellness; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, February 4. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Update On Friday, […]

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Memo-Independent Living Vaccination Scheduled-January 29, 2021

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: January 29, 2021 After much discussion and coordination with officials from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and CVS Health, Westminster Canterbury Richmond is pleased to share that CVS […]

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Live Update to Residents – January 28, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; Tom Henning, Director Construction Management; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, February 2. The following updates were shared. John Burns Vaccination […]

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2020: A Year of Profound Benevolence

In 2020, your support of Westminster Canterbury Foundation was inspiring! Despite the uncertainty and worry that plagued the year, you were wonderfully generous. Time and time again, you gave. When you felt it in your heart to do so. When you wanted to honor those who serve or those who shall be remembered because of […]

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Live Update to Residents-January 26, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Anita Adkins, Development Officer – Strategic Gifts & Special Projects; Kathleen Pender, Horticulturist; Whitney Woodruff, Manager Life Enrichment; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, January 28. The following […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-January 22, 2021

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: January 22, 2021 As we look forward to next week’s second vaccination clinic, we are grateful for the strong and resilient Westminster Canterbury Richmond community! Mary Morton Parsons […]

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Live Update to Residents-January 21, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Eric Price, Digital Media Specialist; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, January 26. The following updates were shared. Will Blackwell COVID-19 Updates At each Live Update, we […]

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Live Update to Residents-January 19, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; Tom Henning, Director Construction Management; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The next Live Update will be Thursday, January 21. The following updates were shared. Sloan Verlander COVID-19 […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-January 15, 2021

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: January 15, 2021 Thank you for your care, support and strength as we continue to weather these challenging times together! Mary Morton Parsons Health Center Today, Westminster Canterbury […]

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Live Update to Residents – January 14, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured Anita Adkins, Development Officer – Strategic Gifts & Special Projects; Windley Gravatt, Vice President Workforce Services; Whitney Woodruff, Manager Life Enrichment; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, January 19. The following updates were […]

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FAQ Part II: 10 Answers About Daily Life at Westminster Canterbury Richmond

Interest in our Vibrancy! expansion is peaking, and senior adults are eager to know more about this exciting retirement living option coming to Richmond’s premier community. Their questions keep coming, and fortunately, so do our answers! If you missed part one of our FAQ guide, you can read it by clicking here. This article, part […]

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FAQ Part I: 10 Answers About Daily Life at Westminster Canterbury Richmond

Exciting times are ahead! Active older adults like you are eagerly exploring the possibilities to be found within our new neighborhood, and since announcing this project, we’ve received a lot of specific queries seeking more details. With this in mind, we’ve created this helpful list of frequently asked questions—along with insightful answers—so you can feel […]

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Live Update to Residents-January 12, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living; Glendon Kemp, Manager of Security; Gayle Hunter Haglund, Vice President Resource Development; and Vanessa Perry, Pastoral Care Administrator. The next Live Update will be Thursday, January 14. The […]

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