Live Update to Residents-September 24, 2020

Live updates to residents on our in-house TV970 keep us informed and connected on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. Today we shared details of Family Visitation beginning Monday, September 28. The update featured John Burns, President and CEO; Scott Jonté, Director of Dining; Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain.

The following updates were shared during the briefing.

John Burns

John shared COVID-19 Updates and Visitation Guideline updates.

Read the memo here.

Read the Visitation Guidelines here.

Scott Jonté

Canterbury Room Carryout

Beginning Wednesday, October 7, Canterbury Room Carryout will be available at dinner, Monday-Friday, by call ahead ordering ONLY.

• Placing an Order: Please dial ext. 1513 between 2-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The attendant will provide you with a pick-up time for your order. Orders will only be accepted by phone. To ensure safe social distancing and a smooth process, please do not walk up to place an order.

• Order Pick-Up: Orders will be picked up at the Kathleen’s bar at your designated pick-up time. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your designated time. Signs will be posted to help guide you to the entrance and exit. A dining staff member will assist with finding your order and handing it to you. Your receipt will be stapled to the bag to allow for a contactless pick-up process.

Debra Jacobsen

U.S. Census

Many residents have received mailings regarding the 2020 U.S. Census asking for your participation. Westminster Canterbury has already provided the necessary information directly to the Census. Please disregard any mailings you receive moving forward.

November Presidential Election

The November Presidential Election will be held on campus in the Cochrane Commons on Tuesday, November 3. If you requested and received an absentee ballot, we highly encourage you to return the absentee ballot via USPS or by taking it to the registrar’s office directly. This will save the polling officials time on Election Day. For each unopened absentee ballot brought to the polls on Election Day, the polling officials have to contact the registrar’s office directly to void the absentee ballot so that you are able to vote in person at the polls. You can imagine how busy the phone lines at the registrar’s office will be on Election Day, so we encourage you to please return your absentee ballots beforehand if possible.

A drop box will be available on the day of the election for you to submit your absentee ballots as well. If you applied for an absentee ballot, but either opened the ballot or misplaced it, you will be able to cast a provisional vote. Each provisional vote will be counted at the registrar’s office the next day once they can confirm you did not submit the absentee ballot that you requested.

More details on how we will guarantee social distancing on Election Day will be shared closer to the date. We will ask residents to come at designated times when possible to avoid long lines and large gatherings.


The Galleria will be open Friday, September 25, to give you an additional shopping day for September. Next week the schedule will return to Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Through the end of September, we have discounts from 20% to 50% on one item and a chance to win a tote bag every day.

Courtesy Services

This Friday is the last day for deliveries from family and friends with staff assistance. There will be no change to Ukrop’s delivery. It will still come on Fridays at the same time. We will add the Kroger Marketplace to our list of grocery store visits every Tuesday, starting October 6.

Salon Services

The Salon Services staff would like to thank everyone for their patience during our time of adjusting to our current operating procedures. The Salon adheres to the sanitation standards set by state regulations. They added extra steps to ensure everyone’s safety. Please know that all servicing is done by appointment only. No walk-in appointments are available at this time. If you need a retail item, please call ext. 6281, and we will deliver it to you or arrange for you to pick it up at the salon.

All Resident Services division staff thank you and your families for the patience shown as we make adjustments to our service delivery to meet your requests during this time.

Logan Augustine

A Sermon for Every Sunday will air on Sunday, September 27, at 4 p.m. on TV970. The program will feature Dr. Brian Blount, president at Union Presbyterian Seminary.

The Spiritual Center will open the afternoon of Monday, September 28. We welcome all residents and staff. Please maintain social distancing when you are in the Spiritual Center. Please enter the Spiritual Center through the hallway to the left of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Room. The chapel will be open for private prayer beginning the afternoon of September 28. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be holding an in-person opening ceremony. A recorded Service of Dedication will be shown on TV970 in mid-October. Please know that we will be finalizing various projects within the Spiritual Center over the coming weeks.

Matthew 11: 28-30

Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Night Prayer (from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer)

Lord, it is night. The night is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God.

It is night after a long day. What has been done has been done; let it be.

The night is dark. Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives rest in you.

The night is quiet. Let the quietness of your peace enfold us, all dear to us, and all who have no peace.

The night heralds the dawn. Let us look expectantly to a new day, new joys, new possibilities.

In your name we pray, Amen.

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