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Westminster Canterbury Richmond has openings for deserving seniors-in-need from the Richmond area to apply to live on our campus and receive financial aid that provides housing, meals, medical care and enriching programming. Read on to learn more! Westminster Canterbury Richmond, a life plan community on the north side of Richmond, Virginia, is a very special […]

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Fall into the Arts!

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is ready to Fall into the Arts! Arts organizations around the world are getting creative about how to fill our cravings for live music and art when getting up close and personal isn’t advisable. Westminster Canterbury residents are soaking up new experiences! Westminster Canterbury’s Sara Belle November Theater is known to local […]

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Helping to Forge the Path Towards the “Next Normal” for Senior Living

Westminster Canterbury Richmond joined thought leaders from around North America—providers of housing and services for older adults—to create strategies and tactics to help all segments of the senior living industry as it emerges from being locked down. The strategies are collected in the white paper, “Creating a path towards the next normal in senior living,” […]

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The Best! Five Reasons to Celebrate and Thank You!

Thanks to YOU, Westminster Canterbury Richmond was voted “The Best” by Richmond Magazine and Virginia Living magazine.  Winning these awards each year means so much because it lets us know that you see and value the work done here – the work that YOU, our generous donors and supporters make possible. It takes a village. […]

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New Spiritual Center Nears Completion

Isn’t it about time for some good news?  Excitement is rising at Westminster Canterbury Richmond as our new Spiritual Center nears completion! The one-year project is living up to our promise to put our mission first, lean into our spiritual roots and prioritize spiritual care for residents, staff, families and guests.  Spacious and beautiful, the […]

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Our Roots in Faith Call Us to Love…

Love, however, is often not easy – and infinitely difficult to know how it should look in community, in our homes and in the broader marketplace.  We acknowledge with deep humility that mere words cannot convey the pain and sorrow experienced in our country now, nor how that pain has been experienced for centuries.  We […]

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Join Us in Honoring Our Veterans

A huge thank you to all of the residents and staff who worked so hard to create this Memorial Day program. The prerecorded event aired on our in-house TV station and our YouTube channel so residents, families and friends could share this moving tribute to all those who have served our country. We invite you […]

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Leadership in Senior Services

One of Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s values is leadership – maintaining a position of excellence in the senior services industry. Much of that focus is on ensuring we have the right employees in the right roles and offering them excellent training. We also serve as leaders outside of our walls, sharing our resources and expertise while […]

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Support Senior Living on this #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity taking place today, May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. A global threat like COVID-19 affects more than just the infected. A pandemic like this touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together […]

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Celebrating our Amazing Volunteers and Staff!

This week, we celebrate National Volunteer Week and Careers in Aging Week, honoring all who help others in so many ways. At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, we are so fortunate to have more than 500 residents and non-residents volunteer on campus. These hardworking people do so much: serving with Pastoral Care, transporting residents to and from […]

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Resources for Healthy Aging – Medicare Billing and Health Insurance

Forging community partnerships, engaging our employees who love to volunteer and serving greater Richmond define Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s Fellowship Outreach. One of the many ways we provide more mission to more people is through access to Resources for Healthy Aging. These videos contain useful content on nutrition, healthy eating, maintaining wellness and more. In this […]

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Your Help is Needed Now…More Than Ever!

Now, perhaps more than ever, the health and wellbeing of seniors-in-need could be in jeopardy. Through Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s Fellowship Program, more than 100 seniors-in-need know their futures are secure…but it was not always this way for them. Consider this letter we recently received from the daughter of a newer Westminster Canterbury Richmond resident. “After […]

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Mary Morton Parsons Foundation Challenge Underway!

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is growing from our roots in faith. We are grateful for a long legacy of generosity that has helped us get to where we are today. That generosity began as long ago as 1971, when Mary Morton Parsons herself was a huge part of the inception of our community. She made a […]

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Consider Adding Something Meaningful for Lent

Every year since 1996, Westminster Canterbury Richmond residents and staff write Lenten devotionals published in our annual Lenten Journey.  These beautiful booklets are printed and distributed to churches throughout the Richmond region.  The devotional is also available on our website.  The project’s purpose is beautifully described in the Introduction, written by the Rev. Dr. Jim […]

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Inspiring Women

When you hear these words, what do you think of?  Strength. Assertiveness. Empathy. Passion. Imperfection. Power. Faith. Adaptability. Courage. Perseverance.  These are frequently mentioned characteristics to describe strong, successful and admired women.  We love that “imperfection” is a valued trait – because authenticity is important to success. This week at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, we celebrate […]

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Celebrating Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s 2020 Laurel Award Winners!

We are fortunate to live in a time when views on what aging and elderhood “should be” are changing for the better. Once thought of as a “last chapter” of life, a time to slow down and disengage, more and more people are embracing elderhood and aging as a time of renewal and life enrichment. […]

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More 2019 Accomplishments Made Possible by Generosity!

Generosity provides Music Therapy that connects residents with past memories through beloved songs and instruments. Thanks to generosity, vital programming is available to all our residents at Westminster Canterbury Richmond so they may live life well! Thanks to YOUR support of Performing Arts, 100% of performance costs in our beautiful Sara Belle November Theater are […]

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2019 Accomplishments Made Possible by Generosity!

Generosity helps all residents at Westminster Canterbury Richmond by providing vital programming that is not possible otherwise. All residents benefit from these programs – not just those who can afford them. The best possible healthcare. Additional nursing staff to enhance the care we provide. Extensive clinical training so nurses know the right ways to respond. […]

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Holiday Spectacular Sing-Fest

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Although Buddy the Elf is a fictional character from the 2003 movie, Elf, he offers heartwarming holiday advice worth following. Together with our friends at Senior Connections Friendship Café, Westminster Canterbury Foundation staff and volunteers sang beloved Christmas songs this past […]

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Celebrating Inspiring Generosity on National Poinsettia Day

Each holiday season, Westminster Canterbury Foundation celebrates inspiring generosity that supports critical programming by giving a red or white poinsettia plant to our residents who are Leaders in Giving. This beautiful, living gesture of our gratitude recognizes the unique and cherished relationship we have with our donors. It also symbolizes the brilliant growth we experience […]

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Attitude of Gratitude

This time of the year we turn collectively toward family and friends in thanksgiving for our many blessings. We look forward to enjoying traditional meals passed along through family traditions – and perhaps trying a new dish as well. It is a holiday to be enjoyed simply for practicing gratitude. As good as that may sound, […]

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We All Benefit From the Generosity of Others

At various points in life, someone else made a decision to provide support that may have changed the course of your life. Maybe it was the scholarship that helped you attend college. Maybe your church pitched in to help when your loved one was sick. Maybe it was as simple as a kind word when […]

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A Spirit of Generosity

We all make plans – short-term and long-term – for our lives. How do you envision your future? Westminster Canterbury Richmond has a vibrant vision for how seniors will live on our campus and in greater Richmond. There are many ways that you can plan ahead to benefit yourself and the causes you care about […]

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Let’s Thank Our Wonderful Volunteers!

At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, we are so grateful for the spirit of generosity that characterizes our community – generosity of time, talent and treasure. We love celebrating this!  Those who selflessly give their time to support the many facets of our vision – improving the lives of those we serve every day – illustrate a […]

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Intergenerational Magic!

The magic happens every day at Westminster Canterbury Richmond where the children from our Child Development Center interact with our residents. Precious moments occur when the children explore with their teachers. Early on they learn that the tall octagon of Foundation Hall provides a great echo chamber, and few tykes resist a few whoops as […]

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Will You Choose to Help Your Neighbors-in-Need?

“Without Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Fellowship Program, I don’t know what would have become of me. After my parents’ and my husband’s illnesses and the cost of their medical care, I had very few options. The Fellowship Program literally saved my life. Now, I no longer spend my nights awake, wondering if I should buy food […]

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Roof Terrace Chamber Series

With the Tower Renovation project complete, Westminster Canterbury Richmond gained a beautiful new Roof Terrace. This space has been used for events, meetings, parties, and now, chamber concerts. With the view of downtown Richmond as the backdrop, we have been holding smaller, more intimate chamber performances that give our residents the opportunity to see world-class […]

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Fruits of the Spirit

Spiritual wellness is core to a healthy and purposeful life – for people of all ages, but particularly as we age. Elderhood offers a stage of life when we can deepen our pursuit of the things that matter most. For many people, deepening their spiritual lives increases a sense of peace and forgiveness. Experiencing worship […]

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Counting and Sharing Our Blessings!

What a blessing it is to share a blessing with another person. This is a sure road to joy. Last week, Virginia Repertory Theatre performed The Wiz in Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Sara Belle November Theater. What a show! What incredible talent! Happily, the joy of this performance was shared with many. Our own residents came […]

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Live Life Well – An Inspirational Story of Generosity

When it comes to thinking about people as they age, is it possible you have some misperceptions?  Do you think of aging in terms of frailty and decreased activity?  Or do you picture active, vibrant people deepening their lives in ways that matter most to them? Our most recent annual report, which chronicles 2018, explores […]

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Building Blitz Makes An Impact

When more than 100 dedicated employees join together for an awesome cause — creating ramps for seniors with mobility challenges — the results are dynamic!  Last week, Westminster Canterbury Richmond held its Second Annual Ramp Building Blitz with our partner, project:HOMES.  Teams came out to the tents on our campus, learned the process, and went […]

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Your Mother and Mine

Each year Mother’s Day evokes so many feelings in the hearts of so many people. Here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, those feelings of love are expressed in such loving ways, especially through gifts given to Westminster Canterbury Foundation in memory or in honor of our loved ones. Remembering our beloved mothers is a wonderful way […]

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More Mission to More People

Since 1975, Westminster Canterbury Richmond has been helping seniors-in-need through our Fellowship Program by providing life care through housing, meals, medical expenses and access to all the vital living we have to offer. Each year, around 110 seniors receive support on our campus. Since the program began, more than 550 individuals have received more than […]

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Will You Be a Hero to a Senior-in-Need?

For all her life, Mary cared for others. She contributed to the lives of countless children throughout her career as a public school teacher. When her parents and in-laws needed care, Mary was the one who was there for them. Mary and her husband lived frugally on their modest income. Then her husband was critically […]

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Your Plan for Inspiring Generosity

Inspiring generosity makes many things possible at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Generous donors are the lifeblood of our organization, helping us to ensure the best life possible for our residents and to cultivate leadership in senior services. What does this mean? We strive to support our residents and employees while also sharing with others in our […]

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Our Employees Give From the Heart

At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, our employees take giving back seriously. They have launched the “Giving From the Heart” effort in February to raise donations for W·E·A·V·E. Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s W·E·A·V·E program (Workforce-Education-Assistance-Volunteerism-Engagement) is their channel to giving back to one another and our community. Employees support W·E·A·V·E to help their fellow coworkers with emergencies, enable […]

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The Giving Time of Year

The holiday season is a wonderful time for taking stock of our blessings. As we celebrate with family, spend time with friends, shop for the perfect gift or prepare special holiday treats, we can reflect on all the people and things we are thankful for. It is especially during this giving time of the year […]

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Inspiring Generosity All Year Long

There’s just something about this time of year that inspires generosity. It’s our beautiful faith traditions, reminding us of the ultimate gift of God’s love. Perhaps it’s cold weather turning us inward toward each other. Maybe, just maybe, as we inch closer to making New Year’s resolutions, we should remember those best intentions that began […]

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Partnering with project:HOMES to Help Seniors-in-Need in Greater Richmond

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is committed to expanding our mission by reaching out into the community to help seniors-in-need. This year, we began a partnership with project:HOMES to build and install ramps on the homes of seniors who are unable to leave their homes without this special addition. Our employees have been working to raise the […]

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You make the biggest difference

We are so thankful for our amazing donors to Westminster Canterbury Foundation. Their generosity is truly inspiring and they make so much happen here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Giving in each of these areas makes a huge impact on our residents and creates a margin of excellence that establishes us as the premier continuing care […]

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John Burns on Reaching Out

Hi – I’m John Burns, President and CEO of Westminster Canterbury Richmond, and I’m pleased to be able to share with you an update about an exciting project being led by our workforce. Last year, Westminster Canterbury Foundation completed a Community Needs Assessment that explored barriers to healthy aging in greater Richmond. We know the […]

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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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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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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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Solidify Your Plans – Gain Peace of Mind by Following These Tips

Whether you already live at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, think you might move here in a few years, or have other plans, everyone needs an estate plan. Make sure that your plans for the future cover all the important aspects of protecting yourself and your loved ones. This list has helpful suggestions on ways to add […]

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Teen Volunteer Program

Every summer teens from around Richmond come to Westminster Canterbury Richmond to serve and spend time with our amazing residents. This summer 31 teens have been serving our residents and providing assistance to staff. Many of these teens return year after year and enjoy the bond they share with residents. Watch this video to learn […]

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The Benefits of Generosity

Inspire Generosity! That’s the vision statement of Westminster Canterbury Foundation. Without the generosity of our donors, residents of Westminster Canterbury Richmond would not have the benefit of the outstanding programs offered here. But our residents aren’t the only ones who benefit. In the past decade, study after study has shown that beyond the obvious impact a […]

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The Fellowship Fund

For more than forty years Westminster Canterbury Richmond has served seniors-in-need through Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s Fellowship Program and offered confidential financial aid to over 520 men and women.  Already this year, 106 seniors have been able to call Westminster Canterbury home because of this ministry. It’s wonderful to know that seniors like George and Abby, who […]

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Partnerships in the Arts

This year Westminster Canterbury Richmond and Weinstein JCC entered into a partnership to share the cultural arts. For nearly seventy years, the Weinstein JCC’s cultural and performing arts programming has brought the Richmond community exceptional events that celebrate essential aspects of Jewish and community culture. For ten years, the Sara Belle November Theater at Westminster […]

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Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Day!

Recently, we celebrated Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Day with a campus-wide celebration of our greatest benefactor Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans and the recipients of the 2017 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award. The recipients are volunteers of our Shops on Main (Echo Shop, Treasure Chest, Furniture Room and Men’s Corner), Fall Craft Fair, Small Crafts and the […]

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