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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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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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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Start Your Holiday Shopping at our Fall Craft Fair!

Each November, Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Center for Creative Living fills with an abundance of special crafts from more than 30 vendors. Artisans work year round preparing original art, fine crafts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, handmade cards and more. Our resident-run Treasure Chest will also be selling beautifully decorated wreaths, trees and festive table arrangements. It’s the […]

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Cultural and Educational Series

Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Cultural and Educational Series allows residents and guests to experience a wide variety of engaging and entertaining performances, lectures, excursions and more. This collection of events and activities showcases how each department is connected and works together to put on a show for all audiences. In this season’s playbill, residents are able […]

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Independence Day Traditions with Westminster Canterbury Richmond!

And I’m proud to be an American Where at least I know I’m free And I won’t forget the men who died Who gave that right to me And I’d gladly stand up next to you And defend Her still today ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God Bless the U.S.A. -Lee […]

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Celebrating Fathers of all Generations

Many of us were blessed with incredibly supportive and loving fathers. We fondly remember early morning fishing trips, his tireless commitment to our little league baseball team, and his teaching us how to get back up after we’d fallen off our bike. Many fathers today have taken on vital tasks like juggling a career, along […]

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Observing Lent at Westminster Canterbury Richmond

Lent is a time for reflection and prayer leading us to one of the most important days of the Christian year, Easter Sunday. Over time, Lent has come to resonate with people of varied faith traditions, including those who may not practice a formal religion. Why? True, observance of Lent can follow the more traditional […]

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Celebrating All Kinds of Love on Valentine’s Day!

What do you think of when you hear that Valentine’s Day is approaching? If you’re like so many of us, you’ve been conditioned to think almost solely of romantic love: flowers, candy, jewelry and tons of greeting cards. Besides being narrowly focused, this sole emphasis on romantic love, or eros, can cause many people to […]

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Happy New Year!

What a great year 2019 will be – a year for all of us to relish the blessing of living. Without thinking much about it, we refer to aging as though this is a category for people over a certain age. But the truth is, we’re all aging – from the time we’re born forward. […]

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Happy Independence Day from Westminster Canterbury Richmond!

On Independence Day, the United States of America commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, we celebrate in style! One of the highlights of the year is our Independence Day parade, where residents, employees, and children from our Child Development Center come together to showcase their […]

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Happy Father’s Day!

Fathers are beloved at Westminster Canterbury. Starting on Friday, all across our campus, we will be celebrating Father’s Day and all the great Dads who are part of this community. The Child Development Center will kick-off our Father’s Day celebrations with “Donuts with Dad.” Dads are encouraged to bring their kids to class on Friday […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day weekend is always full of activity at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Moms and caregivers of all ages are celebrated throughout the campus – from new moms in the Child Development Center to our more experienced resident moms and everyone in between. It is a time to offer thanks to that special person who loves […]

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Spring has sprung at Westminster Canterbury!

One of the wonderful annual events here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond is the Daffodil Show, complete with an educational workshop, judging and even a chance for the children in the Child Development Center to get involved. Residents and staff bring in their best blooms and show off their green thumbs as entries are judged in […]

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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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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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Celebrating Freedom on the Fourth of July

On our nation’s birthday Americans can reflect on the many freedoms we enjoy, knowing that these freedoms are only possible because of the service and sacrifice of so many men and women who answered the call to serve during times of war.  Our community is proud that there are many veterans living at Westminster Canterbury […]

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New Year’s Wishes!

Make 2017 a year of gratitude. Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, why not choose to be grateful every day? You might consider a gratitude journal to regularly record your blessings. Spread your joy into the world in 2017 by volunteering. There are many benefits to the recipient and the giver. If your family is […]

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Employee Fund!

Our residents wish our employees good tidings. Our residents recently showed the Westminster Canterbury Richmond staff the true meaning of the Christmas spirit and seasonal generosity. Working together, residents raised and donated a record amount of money to the Employee Christmas Fund (ECF). Full-time staff members received approximately $1,000 each (part-timers a little less) as […]

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Our Star!

The star reminds us of God’s promise. Drivers whirling down Interstate 95 now have a holiday focal point to guide their travel. Last week, we continued a 38-year-old tradition by lighting the Advent star with a program that included music and poetry and prayer. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not […]

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We Gather.

Thanksgiving is a season of gratitude. Thanksgiving is a celebration of our values. It is a time to worship and praise God for our blessings. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a feast that for many years was considered the first Thanksgiving in the New World. Virginia historians credited Berkeley Plantation with […]

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We Remember

Our veterans inspire us every day. Our veterans are fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, husbands, wives, friends, but most of all; they are patriots. Over 100 of these dedicated men and women live here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Their story is America’s story. Currently, the Main Street Gallery is alive with red, white, blue and vintage […]

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Veterans Day

We thank you for your service. Sacrifice. Duty. Honor. These qualities embody the patriots in the American story. Each Veterans Day we salute the soldiers who served in order to protect and defend our Republic. But how did this national holiday begin? Veterans Day has its roots in the temporary cessation or armistice of the […]

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We Thank You!

The season of gratitude has arrived. Is it something about the change of the calendar from October to November that gives us a rush of gratitude? Perhaps it is the anticipation of Thanksgiving or the coming December holidays, all of which celebrate the love and joy of friends and family. We don’t say thank you […]

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Innovative Generosity

Small grants make a big difference in supporting our mission. Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s role as a leader in senior living is enhanced by grants for innovation and leadership, which are a further example of our goal to be mission-focused and people-centered. Gifts from generous donors help us honor our values and achieve our vision to […]

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Wave the Flag!

Our patriots celebrated American independence with tradition and fun. The American flag is raised daily at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Red, white and blue can be seen snapping in the breeze on a windy morning or as an accent to a clear blue afternoon sky. The stars and stripes are a vibrant reminder of the American […]

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Memorial Day!

We honor and celebrate. Originating as Decoration Day, Memorial Day became an official Federal holiday in 1966. The exact origins of this patriotic holiday are disputed, with at least five towns claiming to have given birth to it sometime near the end of the Civil War. The love and reverence for this day are indisputable […]

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Holy Week

Journey to the cross. The Lenten season begins with ashes and continues with a journey of 40 days. The Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches founded Westminster Canterbury Richmond, and we opened in 1975 as a faith-based charitable organization. We celebrate the journey to the cross during Holy Week. Lent is a time when we remember the […]

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Burning of the Christmas Greens!

Celebrating light against darkness. Westminster Canterbury Richmond celebrated Christmas in grand style! The halls were decked with trees, wreaths and twinkling lights, and live greenery outside extended the festive décor. We closed the season on Epiphany with the “Burning of the Christmas Greens,” an ancient and less-known tradition where holiday greens are burnt as a […]

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Happy New Year!

New beginnings. Old Friends. Welcome 2016! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Let’s make a to-do list together! Westminster Canterbury Richmond resolves to continue its innovative philosophy that has made it a national leader in senior living. Make 2016 the best year yet with these suggestions: Improve the lives of others. We strive to ensure […]

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Employees and staff gather to share in the gratitude that marks the season. The holidays are very special here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, and we celebrate the many aspects of the season with generosity. With that spirit, our residents work together to give a gift to our staff of nearly 700 through the Employee Christmas […]

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Jingle, Jingle!

Oh what fun it is to celebrate the holidays. Around each corner at Westminster Canterbury Richmond you will find a beautifully decorated tree! There are over 45 Christmas trees in all, representing different aspects of holiday life here. Some are created and decorated by our residents and others by our staff. The One Voice Chorus […]

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