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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Press Release: Westminster Canterbury Richmond COVID-19 Response-March 17, 2020

  A resident of Westminster Canterbury Richmond, a continuing care retirement/life plan community, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The resident is in the hospital after returning from travel to Florida. Westminster Canterbury is working closely with public health officials, who are on campus partnering with Westminster Canterbury healthcare staff. Virginia Department of Health officials are […]

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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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Westminster Canterbury Richmond earns LeadingAge Virginia’s Workplace Excellence Award

At the LeadingAge Virginia conference in Norfolk, Virginia, on June 5-7, it was announced that Westminster Canterbury Richmond earned the Workplace Excellence Award thanks to our commitment to staff and community. This award recognizes a LeadingAge Virginia member community that demonstrates investment in their staff and workplace environment for the delivery of quality care and […]

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Groundbreaking for a New Spiritual Enrichment Center

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is growing from our roots in faith in a new way. On Wednesday, May 22, we will celebrate the groundbreaking for a new Spiritual Enrichment Center located front and center on our campus on 1600 Westbrook Avenue. Westminster Canterbury was founded by the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches in 1971 and opened in […]

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The Lamp: Let Me Tell You a Story

Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Summer 2018 issue of The Lamp features stories about how donors to Westminster Canterbury Foundation support our workforce, who are the drivers of innovation on our campus. Learn more about how their big ideas ensure the best life possible for our residents and cultivate leadership in senior services. These are your stories because you […]

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Senior Summer

The Senior Summer program at Westminster Canterbury Richmond provides learning opportunities to hundreds of residents each year. The program, which is the brain child of resident and founder Ann Archer, is hugely popular among residents and recently became available to those on our resident wait list. For the first interview in our new TV970 studio […]

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Have You Read It? Have You Watched It?

Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Annual Report this year is a little different. Not only can you learn about what it takes to ensure our residents live life well and read feature stories about our great programs and activities, you can also watch video highlights of campus news and events. Everything from performance highlights in our Sara […]

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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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Celebrating our 42nd Anniversary

This week, Westminster Canterbury Richmond celebrates our 42nd Anniversary. For more than forty years our goal has been to help seniors live the best life possible. Our campus continues to improve, transforming our ability to provide excellence and compassion for our residents. Campus spaces like the Center for Creative Living, including the Cochrane Commons, Sara […]

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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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Talking about Dementia

The early signs can vary. Early signs of dementia may be very subtle and vary a great deal. You might notice that your mother keeps forgetting her best friend’s telephone number or your father no longer shaves every day. Should you be alarmed? Maybe. But you should be careful how you proceed to ensure you […]

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Celebrating Generosity and Commitment

Honoring the timeless generosity of one woman and the commitment of many for our Fellowship Program. February 23 is very special at Westminster Canterbury Richmond; we will celebrate Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Day! This campus-wide event is a celebration of our greatest benefactor Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans and the volunteers of the Shops on Main […]

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New Resource for Memory Support!

Exciting New Resource Available from Westminster Canterbury Richmond More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease today—a number expected to triple in the next 30 years. Many more experience other forms of dementia. For faith communities, this represents a crucial opportunity for ministry and practical care—one that many aren’t adequately prepared for. Amidst […]

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Accomplishments Made Possible by Donors!

Donors accomplish amazing things at Westminster Canterbury Richmond! In 2016, gifts to Westminster Canterbury Foundation totaled more than $3 million dollars. Donors support a wide variety of programming and needs, but what they truly accomplish is ensuring the best life possible to our residents. Donors to Westminster Canterbury Foundation for the Fellowship Program provide life […]

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Employee Hall of Fame

We appreciate our employees and honor their great work. Our employees are recognized for their excellent work and customer service regularly. We appreciate them for helping to ensure our residents and staff Live Life Well every day. The Hall of Fame Awards and The Brendan Hayes Appreciation Award are the highest honors given to employees […]

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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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Fall Craft Fair!

We invite you to shop for a cause. Delight everyone on your Christmas list with a handmade gift from Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Fall Craft Fair. We plan to tempt you with a wide display of treasures created by residents, staff and community crafters. The holidays are closer than you think, so join us for a […]

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Cheers to 10 years!

Our cultural arts programs offer entertainment options for all residents, regardless of their financial circumstances. Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Performing Arts program combines excellence and compassion and offers stimulating experiences, while providing a venue for performers to connect with an appreciative audience who may no longer be able to attend elsewhere. “Performing Arts exposure is a […]

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Fall Fun!

Our Cultural and Educational Series celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Sara Belle November Theater. A doggie thrill show, Mutts Gone Nuts, is among the fun, interesting and engaging theatrical offerings this fall. High-flying Frisbee dogs, dancing dogs and magic dogs will entertain residents and friends in the Sara Belle November Theater. Westminster Canterbury Richmond […]

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Summer Classes!

Lifelong learning provides social and cognitive benefits. Westminster Canterbury Richmond residents regularly gathered over the summer to give their minds a workout with classes on everything from conversational French to writers addressing life’s final chapter. The case for lifelong learning has increased due to more and more research being published on the benefits of keeping […]

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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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Innovation Grants!

Our generous donors help us keep our promises. Each year, the Westminster Canterbury Foundation Board of Trustees reviews the areas of greatest need on our campus and uses undesignated gifts from generous donors to fill those needs. These grants, focusing on developing and sustaining leadership and innovation, vary in amount, but all have a big […]

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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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National Nurses Week!

We celebrate our own. Residents need them. Families depend on them. And we are celebrating them this week. Westminster Canterbury Richmond, in recognition of National Nurses Week, annually presents awards to exceptional nursing employees who perform many functions 24 hours a day to ensure all residents receive the care and concern they deserve. Our unique […]

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Jazzy Evening!

The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour. Toes were tapping and shoulders were moving to the beat Monday evening! When Delfeayo Marsalis, pictured left with resident Suzanne Pollard (a jazz singer herself!), took the stage in Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Sara Belle November Theater for The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour. The audience’s energy and excitement were palpable. The […]

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Healthcare Excellence!

Our innovative Preceptor Program gives our nurses the skills to excel. Peace of mind. We often hear this phrase from family members who have loved ones as residents of Westminster Canterbury Richmond. This is especially important when residents need healthcare. Our nurses play a critical role in our healthcare excellence, and in order to ensure […]

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Laurel Awards 2016

Our awardees know the many benefits of volunteering. Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Laurel Awards were recently presented to six recipients whose significant donations of time and energy soar beyond the ordinary. Established in 1992, the Laurel Awards recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in improving the lives of those we serve every day. Their generosity provides […]

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Lectures. Performances. Shows!

Our Cultural & Educational Series provides entertainment and inspiration. Music, lectures and performances are always on the Westminster Canterbury Richmond calendar. There are special movie previews, Seminary Mondays, cultural film series, theater performances and Pastoral Care events. Stimulating the mind and cultivating a more enriching spiritual life top the list of priorities here. Our winter […]

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Welcome!

Our beginnings have no endings. I am delighted to announce our new blog as another opportunity to talk about life lived well at Westminster Canterbury. Throughout our 40-year history, we have marked a lot of milestones, and we are now embarking on a phase of great progress as Westminster Canterbury leads the way as an […]

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