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 I: 10 Key Answers About the Vibrancy! Expansion 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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Memo-COVID-19 Update-January 11, 2021

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Windley Gravatt, Vice President Workforce Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: January 11, 2021 As predicted, our region is seeing an increase in cases of COVID-19, including among the Westminster Canterbury Richmond community. […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-January 8, 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 8, 2021 This week brought us hope as we began vaccination for COVID-19! However, we also continue to see rising rates of COVID-19 infection in our region […]

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Live Update to Residents-January 7, 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 Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, January 12. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Update Yesterday we learned that […]

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Live Update to Residents-January 5, 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; Jessica Corbitt, Manager Cultural Arts; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, January 7. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates Routine testing for Mary Morton Parsons […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-January 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: January 5, 2021 Vaccinated Today for a Stronger Tomorrow – that’s our theme and cheer for 2021! COVID-19 vaccination began at Westminster Canterbury Richmond this week. COVID-19 Vaccination […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-December 30, 2020

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: December 30, 2020 As 2020 comes to a close, we wish you a very happy New Year with hopeful wishes for better days in 2021! We sincerely thank every […]

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Live Update to Residents-December 29, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 and vaccination at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Dr. Danny Felty, Medical Director for Parsons Health Center; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; Gayle Hunter Haglund, Vice President Resource Development; Glendon Kemp, Manager of Security; and David Curtis, […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-December 23, 2020

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: December 23, 2020 Merry Christmas from Westminster Canterbury Richmond! This week we share holiday greetings and the latest information on COVID-19 vaccination and cases in our community. COVID-19 […]

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Live Update to Residents-December 22, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, December 29. Today’s update was filmed early. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates The current surge of […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-December 18, 2020

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: December 18, 2020 As we complete a difficult week at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, we are grateful for this caring, resilient community of residents, employees, family members and more. […]

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Live Update to Residents-December 17, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Jeanette Ucci, Annual Fellowship Fund Specialist; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, December 22. John Burns COVID-19 Updates Yesterday, we learned that a Certified Nursing Assistant […]

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Live Update to Residents-December 15, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 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, December 17. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Update In Friday’s […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-December 11, 2020

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: December 11, 2020 This week, Westminster Canterbury Richmond celebrated some of our favorite holiday traditions in untraditional ways! On Tuesday, our resident-run Employee Christmas Fund committee held the annual […]

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Live Update to Residents-December 10, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Residential Living; Windley Gravatt, Vice President Workforce Services; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, December 15. The following updates were shared. Debra Jacobsen COVID-19 Update We have more […]

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We Need Your Help to Ensure the Best Life Possible

What a year 2020 has been! We are so grateful for you, and others like you, whose generosity makes such a difference in how we respond to these unusual times. With a global pandemic and uncertainty abounding, the year has been filled with challenges. Here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, 2020 has also been filled with […]

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Live Update to Residents-December 8, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 was a special celebration of the Employee Christmas Fund at Westminster Canterbury Richmond! It featured updates from John Burns, President and CEO; and Vanessa Perry, Pastoral Care Administrator. The Employee Christmas Fund Committee presentation featured Beverly Beck, Chair; and residents Nancy Bain, Bill Blake, Scott Boyer and Jean […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-December 4, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: December 4, 2020 These are the latest updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s residents and employees. Please take care and stay safe during the […]

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Live Update to Residents-December 3, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Gayle Hunter Haglund, Vice President Resource Development; Glendon Kemp, Manager of Security; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, December 8. The following updates were […]

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Live Update to Residents-December 1, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Beverly Beck, Resident; Whitney Woodruff, Manager Life Enrichment; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, December 3. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Update We […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-November 25, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: November 25, 2020 As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we are grateful for each and every one of you who make up our vibrant Westminster Canterbury Richmond community. These […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Though this Thanksgiving may not feel the same as those past, there is no need to contain gratitude! We are so grateful for each of you – for the spirit of generosity that permeates your lives.  Perhaps more than ever, we can each express gratitude for the precious gift of one another. Throughout this unusual […]

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Live Update to Residents-November 24, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Windley Gravatt, Vice President Workforce Services; Beverly Beck, Resident; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services; Gayle Hunter Haglund, Vice President Resource Development; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-November 20, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: November 20, 2020 This has been a difficult week for the Westminster Canterbury Richmond family, but we are confident that our resilient community is on a path to […]

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Live Update to Residents-November 19, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Laurie Youndt, Director of Clinical Services; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, November 24. The following updates were shared. John Burns COVID-19 Updates Unfortunately, […]

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Why We’re Introducing Vibrancy! to Westminster Canterbury Richmond

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is one of the area’s top not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). With its gorgeously landscaped 60-acre campus, wellness-focused amenities and extremely friendly residents, it has established itself as an engaging and comfortable destination for senior adults. This is why we are so excited to introduce Vibrancy!,the new expansion coming to Westminster […]

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Memo-Point Prevalence Survey-November 17, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO SUBJECT: Point Prevalence Survey at Westminster Canterbury Richmond This Week DATE: November 17, 2020 This week, all Westminster Canterbury Richmond residents and employees will be tested for COVID-19. On November 19, a Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) will be conducted at Westminster Canterbury in coordination with the National Guard. This […]

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Live Update to Residents-November 17, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services; Whitney Woodruff, Manager Life Enrichment; Marty Glen Taylor, resident; Jeanette Ucci, Annual Fellowship Fund Specialist; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, […]

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Current Services and Guidelines-November 16, 2020

While Westminster Canterbury Richmond manages the current outbreak of the coronavirus in our community, we are shifting some of our services to protect the safety and wellbeing of our residents and employees. We are prepared to reopen as soon as we are able and are working to get there in the safest possible ways. • […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-November 15, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: November 15, 2020 Unfortunately, this weekend, Westminster Canterbury Richmond learned that one Independent Living resident and three additional residents in Mary Morton Parsons Health Center have tested positive for COVID-19. Those who may have been exposed will be contacted directly and tested. As we shared […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-November 13, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: November 13, 2020 As the coronavirus pandemic impacts our region and nation, Westminster Canterbury Richmond shares our latest updates. An increasing number of cases of COVID-19 are impacting […]

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Live Update to Residents-November 12, 2020

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; Jessica Corbitt, Manager Cultural Arts; Kathleen Pender, Horticulturist; Gayle Hunter Haglund, Vice President Resource Development; and Vanessa Perry, Pastoral Care Administrator. The next Live Update will be Tuesday, November 17. The […]

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Celebrating Our Veterans and Their Stories

Veterans Day is a day to celebrate and pay respect to all who have served our country in the military, including many of Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s residents who helped secure our rights to freedom. Today we share our annual David F. Peters Lecture, featuring author Heath Hardage Lee, and celebrate the unique connections her story […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-November 9, 2020

Watch the Live Update to hear the latest from John Burns, President and CEO. FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services; Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update – New Resident and Staff Cases DATE: November 9, 2020 As the coronavirus pandemic continues to […]

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Live Update to Residents-November 9, 2020

Today’s special Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; and Jenny te Velde, Chaplain. The following updates were shared. John Burns Read today’s memo for updates on COVID-19 at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Power Outage Today around 1 a.m., our […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-November 7, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; and Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update – Independent Living Resident Tests Positive DATE: November 7, 2020 Independent Living This morning, November 7, Westminster Canterbury Richmond learned that an Independent Living resident tested positive for COVID-19 after being admitted to the hospital. We are working with the […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-November 6, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: November 6, 2020 We share the following updates about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting our community. Westminster Canterbury Richmond follows the latest guidance from the Centers for […]

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Live Update to Residents-November 5, 2020

Live updates to residents on our in-house TV970 keep us informed and connected on Thursdays at 3 p.m. Today’s update featured John Burns, President and CEO; Gayle Hunter Haglund, Vice President Resource Development; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The following updates were shared during the update. John Burns Mary Morton Parsons Health Center Yesterday, […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-November 4, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; and Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: November 4, 2020 We share the following updates about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting our community. Westminster Canterbury Richmond follows the latest guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-October 30, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: October 30, 2020 Westminster Canterbury Richmond is committed to regular, transparent communication about our response to the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning next week, our Live Updates that appear on TV970, our blog at www.WCRICHMOND.org […]

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Live Update to Residents-October 29, 2020

Live updates to residents on our in-house TV970 keep us informed and connected on Thursdays at 3 p.m. Today’s update featured John Burns, President and CEO; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain. The following updates were shared during the briefing. John Burns Assisted Living Update On Monday, a nurse who works the […]

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Who Knew!

“Who Knew!” is a new Westminster Canterbury Richmond series, coordinated by residents, Ann Archer and Bob Clewell for our in-house TV channel 970. In this program, our first of the series, resident Scott Boyer is interviewed by Ann about his long association with performing arts in Richmond.

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Live Update to Residents-October 27, 2020

Live updates to residents on our in-house TV970 keep us informed and connected on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. Beginning next week, Live Updates will move to Thursdays only at 3 p.m. Today’s update featured John Burns, President and CEO; Logan Augustine, Chaplain; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care. The following updates were shared […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-October 27, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update – Assisted Living Employee Tests Positive DATE: October 27, 2020 Assisted Living Last night Westminster Canterbury Richmond learned that a nurse in the Avalon area of Assisted Living tested positive for COVID-19. This employee […]

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Memo-COVID-19 Update-October 23, 2020

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; and Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update DATE: October 23, 2020 Westminster Canterbury Richmond is pleased to provide the following updates. Mary Morton Parsons Health Center Residents of Parsons Health Center Third Floor came out of quarantine on Thursday, October 22. […]

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