Volunteer Week!

Our volunteers give generously of their talents. Walk through the halls of Westminster Canterbury Richmond and you might encounter a gaggle of dogs en route to offer their special brand of love to Healthcare or Memory Support residents. Our pet therapy volunteers and their canine friends, that are specially trained… Read More

Our Gardens Grow Love!

Our Gardens Grow Love!

Horticultural therapy is a tool for growth and healing. Playing in the dirt has a special significance for Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s residents with memory-support needs. The textures, smells and sights of gardening often help spark memories and connections. “Gardening therapy can be a valuable and effective tool for healing and… Read More

Daffodils!

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… Read More

Holy Week

Journey to the cross. The Lenten season begins with ashes and continues with a journey of 40 days. The Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches founded Westminster Canterbury Richmond, and we opened in 1975 as a faith-based charitable organization. We celebrate the journey to the cross during Holy Week. Lent is a… Read More

When Words Fail

When Words Fail

We explore sacraments and traditions to draw us back and help us remember. Living in the recesses of our minds are scriptures and poetry and stories, waiting to be recalled. All of these can be windows into the soul of an individual living with dementia. A special seminar, “When Words… Read More

Laurel Awards 2016

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… Read More

Celebrating Inspiring Lives During Black History Month

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… Read More

Healthcare Excellence

Healthcare Excellence

We surround our residents with care and life. Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s health professionals take special care to keep residents involved in life, not just surrounded by care. Healthcare here encompasses attention to all aspects of an individual’s life, including emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being. That’s why you find healthcare residents… Read More

Good health.  Good life.

Good health. Good life.

Wellness and vitality are priorities here. Attending a Richmond Ballet performance at the Sara Belle November Theater, working at the Echo Shop and participating in the annual “Burning of the Greens” all require a certain amount of vitality. We know that wellness and liveliness equal an excellent quality of life… Read More

Intergenerational Program of Joy and Learning!

Intergenerational Program of Joy and Learning!

Our Child Development Center offers built-in grandparents. Visitors to our campus are often surprised to see a wagon full of toddlers, carefully supervised by our Child Development Center staff, smiling and singing as they make their way to the Children’s Garden or visit the ducks living at our pond. Our… Read More