Mary Morton Parsons Foundation Challenge Underway!

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is growing from our roots in faith. We are grateful for a long legacy of generosity that has helped us get to where we are today. That generosity began as long ago as 1971, when Mary Morton Parsons herself was a huge part of the inception of our community. She made a […]

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More 2019 Accomplishments Made Possible by Generosity!

Generosity provides Music Therapy that connects residents with past memories through beloved songs and instruments. Thanks to generosity, vital programming is available to all our residents at Westminster Canterbury Richmond so they may live life well! Thanks to YOUR support of Performing Arts, 100% of performance costs in our beautiful Sara Belle November Theater are […]

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2019 Accomplishments Made Possible by Generosity!

Generosity helps all residents at Westminster Canterbury Richmond by providing vital programming that is not possible otherwise. All residents benefit from these programs – not just those who can afford them. The best possible healthcare. Additional nursing staff to enhance the care we provide. Extensive clinical training so nurses know the right ways to respond. […]

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We All Benefit From the Generosity of Others

At various points in life, someone else made a decision to provide support that may have changed the course of your life. Maybe it was the scholarship that helped you attend college. Maybe your church pitched in to help when your loved one was sick. Maybe it was as simple as a kind word when […]

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A Spirit of Generosity

We all make plans – short-term and long-term – for our lives. How do you envision your future? Westminster Canterbury Richmond has a vibrant vision for how seniors will live on our campus and in greater Richmond. There are many ways that you can plan ahead to benefit yourself and the causes you care about […]

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Let’s Thank Our Wonderful Volunteers!

At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, we are so grateful for the spirit of generosity that characterizes our community – generosity of time, talent and treasure. We love celebrating this!  Those who selflessly give their time to support the many facets of our vision – improving the lives of those we serve every day – illustrate a […]

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Intergenerational Interaction Yields Positive Results

A sure sign of summer here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond is the sight of smiling teens, ages 13 – 18, adorned in their new white polo shirts and red string badges, walking the hallways, ready to serve as summer volunteers! Some are newbies, feeling timid at first. Others are veterans, willing to start more adventures […]

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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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Westminster Canterbury Richmond earns LeadingAge Virginia’s Workplace Excellence Award

At the LeadingAge Virginia conference in Norfolk, Virginia, on June 5-7, it was announced that Westminster Canterbury Richmond earned the Workplace Excellence Award thanks to our commitment to staff and community. This award recognizes a LeadingAge Virginia member community that demonstrates investment in their staff and workplace environment for the delivery of quality care and […]

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Groundbreaking for a New Spiritual Enrichment Center

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is growing from our roots in faith in a new way. On Wednesday, May 22, we will celebrate the groundbreaking for a new Spiritual Enrichment Center located front and center on our campus on 1600 Westbrook Avenue. Westminster Canterbury was founded by the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches in 1971 and opened in […]

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READY, SET, GO!

Few doubt that regular attention to fitness is a necessity for good health. But many of us struggle to include fitness in the routines of life. At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, our wellness staff launched Flash Fitness to encourage employees to get up and away from their duties and take a quick break for ten minutes […]

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Technology and Innovation for Seniors

Technology is a huge part of life for all ages, including seniors! Many technology-based solutions allow people to live independently for longer, something more and more older Americans want. For example, Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing apps are popular with older adults who do not drive any longer but still want and need to travel […]

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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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Your Plan for Inspiring Generosity

Inspiring generosity makes many things possible at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Generous donors are the lifeblood of our organization, helping us to ensure the best life possible for our residents and to cultivate leadership in senior services. What does this mean? We strive to support our residents and employees while also sharing with others in our […]

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Observing Lent at Westminster Canterbury Richmond

Lent is a time for reflection and prayer leading us to one of the most important days of the Christian year, Easter Sunday. Over time, Lent has come to resonate with people of varied faith traditions, including those who may not practice a formal religion. Why? True, observance of Lent can follow the more traditional […]

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Every Mission Needs People to Make it Happen!

Here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, we believe deeply in our mission of improving the lives of those we serve every day.  We’re committed to ensuring the best life possible for our residents and to cultivating leadership in senior services. But this mission can’t gain traction without people.  And not just any people – we rely […]

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Celebrating All Kinds of Love on Valentine’s Day!

What do you think of when you hear that Valentine’s Day is approaching? If you’re like so many of us, you’ve been conditioned to think almost solely of romantic love: flowers, candy, jewelry and tons of greeting cards. Besides being narrowly focused, this sole emphasis on romantic love, or eros, can cause many people to […]

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Our Employees Give From the Heart

At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, our employees take giving back seriously. They have launched the “Giving From the Heart” effort in February to raise donations for W·E·A·V·E. Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s W·E·A·V·E program (Workforce-Education-Assistance-Volunteerism-Engagement) is their channel to giving back to one another and our community. Employees support W·E·A·V·E to help their fellow coworkers with emergencies, enable […]

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Intimate Chamber Concert Series in the Roof Terrace

Westminster Canterbury Richmond recently undertook an extensive renovation of our Roof Terrace, a beautiful gathering space at the top of our eight-story Tower building. The interior of the Roof Terrace is complete, and activities are already taking place up there! We have had birthday parties, cocktail parties, lectures, and exercise classes that have gone very […]

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Staying Connected Promotes Good Health

Here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, activities are designed to help residents learn the importance of a well-balanced lifestyle and increase the awareness of whole person wellness. We already know that staying physically active offers a variety of health benefits but how can staying socially active help maintain good health as well? Staying connected and spending […]

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John Burns on Reaching Out

Hi – I’m John Burns, President and CEO of Westminster Canterbury Richmond, and I’m pleased to be able to share with you an update about an exciting project being led by our workforce. Last year, Westminster Canterbury Foundation completed a Community Needs Assessment that explored barriers to healthy aging in greater Richmond. We know the […]

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#DisruptAgeism

Ageism – discrimination against persons of a certain age group.  In other words, ageism is discriminating against us just because we grow older.  We reject this.  We need to disrupt ageism. Those of us who are fortunate to continue to enjoy each new day and each new year are blessed.  Not only are we moving […]

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A Lenten Journey

During this Lenten season, many at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, and many out in the community and at churches across the Richmond region enjoy reading daily devotions like those found in A Lenten Journey. For twenty-one years Westminster Canterbury has produced this devotional guide featuring stories and thoughts from residents and staff. This year, 7,000 booklets […]

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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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A True Story: You’ve Known Her for Years

Bernadette’s daughter, Arlene, spoke recently of her deep appreciation for Westminster Canterbury Foundation donors. Bernadette was a public school teacher for more than 30 years. Her low earnings and family health challenges made retirement planning nearly impossible. In her mid-80s Bernadette’s situation became dire. A former student learned of what Bernadette was going through and […]

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Elderhood – A Season for Growth and Purpose

Often, people fear growing older, assuming that their most effective years may be over.  But nothing can be further from the truth.  Our senior years offer a unique combination of wisdom and increased freedom to schedule one’s time.  There are many ways to embrace this important season of life, whether you are the one stepping into […]

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Live Life Well RVA Symposium

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017 REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST START AT 8 A.M. SYMPOSIUM: 9 – 11:30 A.M.   Westminster Canterbury Richmond Center for Creative Living 1600 Westbrook Avenue Richmond, Virginia   Imagine an RVA where all neighbors live life well. Leaders will share ways to improve the lives of all citizens, particularly those entering elderhood, as […]

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Solidify Your Plans – Gain Peace of Mind by Following These Tips

Whether you already live at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, think you might move here in a few years, or have other plans, everyone needs an estate plan. Make sure that your plans for the future cover all the important aspects of protecting yourself and your loved ones. This list has helpful suggestions on ways to add […]

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Celebrating Freedom on the Fourth of July

On our nation’s birthday Americans can reflect on the many freedoms we enjoy, knowing that these freedoms are only possible because of the service and sacrifice of so many men and women who answered the call to serve during times of war.  Our community is proud that there are many veterans living at Westminster Canterbury […]

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Intergenerational Magic

Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s hallways are filled with intergenerational magic. Our community features 850 seniors age 62 to 105, but we really serve people beginning much younger than that! Westminster Canterbury’s Child Development Center welcomes 140 children each day from ages six weeks to twelve years old. One of the wonderful things that happens on our […]

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Expansion into Home and Community Based Services for Residents and the Community

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is excited to announce plans to expand services to include companion care, home health and hospice care services to residents on our campus and beyond. “Our strategic plan calls us to better serve today and tomorrow’s seniors. With that in mind, the Westminster Canterbury board and executive leadership is very excited to […]

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A Day for Remembering…

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. What we have discovered through our many resident veterans is that if you delve into the process of remembering, it becomes an experience of joy and connection. Recently Jim Triesler, who oversees Education and Programs Outreach at […]

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The Benefits of Generosity

Inspire Generosity! That’s the vision statement of Westminster Canterbury Foundation. Without the generosity of our donors, residents of Westminster Canterbury Richmond would not have the benefit of the outstanding programs offered here. But our residents aren’t the only ones who benefit. In the past decade, study after study has shown that beyond the obvious impact a […]

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Celebrating Generosity and Commitment

Honoring the timeless generosity of one woman and the commitment of many for our Fellowship Program. February 23 is very special at Westminster Canterbury Richmond; we will celebrate Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Day! This campus-wide event is a celebration of our greatest benefactor Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans and the volunteers of the Shops on Main […]

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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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Lectures. Performances. Shows!

Our Cultural & Educational Series provides entertainment and inspiration. Music, lectures and performances are always on the Westminster Canterbury Richmond calendar. There are special movie previews, Seminary Mondays, cultural film series, theater performances and Pastoral Care events. Stimulating the mind and cultivating a more enriching spiritual life top the list of priorities here. Our winter […]

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