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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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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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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Live Life Well During Active Aging Month!

Celebrate the positivity of aging! Active Aging Month is observed nationally, with communities offering activities that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With back to school and the changing of the seasons, it’s a great time to reset and create new routines that help us live the best, healthiest lives at all ages. Westminster […]

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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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Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Memory Support Nourishes the Brain and the Spirit!

Our memory support therapies at Westminster Canterbury Richmond include music, art, horticulture and exercise. They involve more than residents. Family members, staff, and even our teen volunteers during summertime can participate and engage.  One program in particular, Opening Minds through Art, or OMA, is proudly supported by Westminster Canterbury Foundation and incorporates intergenerational art projects […]

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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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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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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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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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Fellowship

A few months ago, our admissions office received an emotional call from a grieving son named Rob.  Rob’s dad has a movement disorder.  His mom has been the primary caregiver.  Though Rob and his sister stay in close touch with their parents and help as often as they possibly can, both siblings are busy with […]

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Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans – The Power of a Dollar

Do you have a dollar in your pocket or purse?  I do.  To be honest, I have fairly low expectations for my dollar.  I may spend it thoughtlessly here or there, but I doubt my dollar will make much difference. Each February, Westminster Canterbury Richmond gathers to celebrate Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, our greatest single […]

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Artist-in-Residence

Westminster Canterbury Richmond residents live life well in many ways. Here’s one story of a current resident. Resident Doris Woodson grew up admiring art, a subject she admits she knew little about. “I was always fascinated by this one piece of artwork at my uncle’s house. How could someone be so talented to create that?” […]

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John Burns on Leadership

Hello – I’m John Burns, the President and CEO of Westminster Canterbury, and I enjoy writing to you from time-to-time through this blog. Recently, our Pastoral Care team published our 2018 devotion booklet, A Lenten Journey, our 21st collection of writings by staff and residents. Annually we distribute 7,000 of these to local churches and […]

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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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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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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 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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Naming Gifts!

Honor your loved one with an everlasting gift. Sara Belle and Neil November’s life together is an exquisite tapestry of giving, joy and love. He honored his wife and life partner by naming our theater after her as an expression of his love and in recognition of her years performing with regional theatre companies. The […]

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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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Daffodils!

Our daffodil show is an inspiration. Spring flowers can be unpredictable in Virginia, but last week at Westminster Canterbury Richmond everything was coming up daffodils! The annual Daffodil Show and competition, in its fourth year, had over 79 entries exclusively grown in our gardens. The 2016 winner, Linda Cross, received a gold medallion for winning […]

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Celebrating Inspiring Lives During Black History Month

Former resident continues to inspire the community. Each year during Black History month, Westminster Canterbury Richmond celebrates former resident Lettie Madison. Throughout her life Lettie Madison sought civil and social change. Author, scholar and beloved teacher, Lettie believed knowledge could lead to a better life for all. Her devotion to this principle made her the […]

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Engaging Memories

Remembering our past connects us to the present. Our past is our present. We remember our friends, families, good times and bad times. It is what makes our life unique. But what if you can no longer access your memories? Losing the gateway to life’s precious, irreplaceable moments can be devastating. The memory support program […]

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Love Story Behind the Scenes

A lifetime performance of hard work and generosity. Sara Belle and Neil November’s life together is an exquisite tapestry of giving, joy and love. Both come from a tradition of hard work and intentional generosity. Sara Belle’s father owned a successful building supply business, and he quietly funded many people’s law school and medical school […]

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Healing Anew

Join us for a special healing service. Every Tuesday something special happens in the Montague Chapel. Our pastoral care staff brings together residents and staff for a service of music, prayers and comfort. Participants pray for members of our community in a holy and supportive setting. Our Healing Anew video has the details. click here

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