Looking for the Best Retirement in Richmond? Here Are 3 Reasons to Choose Westminster Canterbury Richmond

Thinking about retiring in Richmond, VA? Westminster Canterbury Richmond is simply the best choice by far to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve earned. It’s a great place to live for numerous reasons, and our soon-to-be-expanded setting will make it possible for you to Live Life Well at every stage of your life.

We’ve narrowed the long list of reasons down to the top three factors why Westminster Canterbury Richmond tops all the retirement options in Richmond. As plans are underway for our inspired Vibrancy! expansion, including brand-new, high-end residences and resort-quality amenities, there will soon be more reasons to add.

Reason 1: The Incredible Dining

It would be quite difficult to pinpoint a better retirement community in Richmond when weighing the dining experience that we offer. Our buzzing campus currently boasts five separate dining venues at your service for any mood, taste and ambience that interests you throughout the day.

Whether it’s lunch time and you feel like strolling down to the Marketplace restaurant for a deli-style vegetarian burger, or it’s the dinner hour and you decide to meet your fellow neighbors at the Canterbury Room to relax, converse, enjoy a glass of wine and a perfectly grilled rack of lamb, your desires are what lead the way, not limits.

We are dedicated to providing continuous opportunities to be awed and astounded while dining, and exciting major additions to our dining experience are on the horizon. Included in the plans for the community’s exciting new Vibrancy! expansion are restaurant options sure to amaze even the most discriminating and adventurous of food interests. Scott Jonté, director of dining and catering services and former 25-year executive chef, describes the dining additions and renovations as “a renaissance within [Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s] dining.”  

Options will abound for classic and contemporary flavors via informal and upscale dining choices. New dining venues are in the mix, and so is a renovated Promenade Room.

“As you would expect, the emphasis is really going to be on culinary arts. We will look to feature modern regional cuisine, nightly classic specials, the theme of old favorites with new twists,” Scott announced.

Having diverse dining options can support your physical health just as much as your mental well-being, and our dining options both present and future will play an important role in empowering you to Live Life Well.

Reason 2: The Culture of Wellness

We take a holistic approach to health and wellness. At every age, we know that attentively nurturing the trifecta of mind, body and spirit is key to flourishing, and Westminster Canterbury Richmond empowers you to do just that. Our faith-based, tight-knit community has the amenities, programs and services that support our residents’ wellness journeys and help them live better, longer.

Furthermore, we know that being healthy is more than eating a granola bar or taking a light stroll. Healthy living requires your full intention and attention, as well as the availability of wellness-focused resources around you and the support of your circle of friends and trusted experts. Fortunately, Westminster Canterbury Richmond enables every resident to follow his or her own unique wellness program thanks to well-equipped facilities and professional on-site support. Top-quality fitness centers, indoor swimming pools, spa services, beautifully landscaped courtyards and walking paths – just to name a few – will be at your disposal.

Of course, this barely scratches the surface of what you’ll find at our new Vital Living Center coming with the Vibrancy! expansion. The Vital Living Center will include a brand-new Fitness and Aquatic Center, wonderful new social spaces and an improved Ellipse for outdoor recreation. There also will be dedicated space for one-on-one programming to help you reach all your wellness goals.

In the new Aquatic Center, we will offer opportunities for water fitness classes, lap swimming and relaxation with lots of natural light. We’ll have three separate bodies of water, which allow for a variety of temperatures and a wide range of programming to meet your needs.

All these changes will enhance our existing, award-winning program to help residents pursue healthy aging and live more independently. It’s all part of the inclusive, holistic and proactive culture of wellness at Westminster Canterbury Richmond.

Reason 3: The Culturally Rich Location

No compromise comes with living at the top retirement community in Richmond. You’ll find resort-quality amenities, thoughtfully hosted activities and clubs, spaces for outdoor recreation, and culturally rich activities and entertainment unique to Westminster Canterbury Richmond.

The season’s schedule for the Sara Belle November Theatre here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond is always full of nationally acclaimed performers and local favorites, including the likes of Capitol Steps, the Susan Greenbaum Band, the Richmond Ballet, Richmond Symphony, Virginia Opera and Virginia Repertory Theatre, to name a few.

Each month our McGue-Millhiser Arts Studio offers more creative classes and workshops than there are days in the month. Classes range from painting, stained glass, pottery, weaving, collage and everything in between. The campus studio is a delightful dream for resident hobbyists, artists and art aficionados alike.

Even as you step outside of our serene campus, there’s more to explore within “the best river city in the country.” Richmond is a beautifully growing city, rich in history, culture and performing arts. There’s nothing better than knowing that your choice of residence is everything that you need and want within its borders as well as beyond.

A destination for visitors and relocators, it comes as no surprise that an exceptionally reputable community like Westminster Canterbury Richmond would exist about 10 minutes from Richmond’s downtown, so that members of the community can be easily within reach of all that interests them.

You can imagine waking up at Vibrancy! and being just a few miles from enjoying museums, galleries, historical sites, live performances, sports and all of the best that comes with living in Virginia’s culturally rich capital.

As you know by now, we’re in the process of expanding to include next-level luxury apartment living, resort-quality amenities and endless opportunities to live well. The newly introduced Vibrancy! neighborhoods will truly be a gem that shines bright to attract new neighbors from far and wide. Learn more about this project underway now, and join the Vibrancy! Priority Club now to secure your place in line before it’s too late.

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