WESTMINSTER CANTERBURY WEEKLY SUMMARY, OCTOBER 14

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Today’s Westminster Canterbury Weekly will be broadcast again the week of October 18, 2021. 

John Burns

Coronavirus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) positivity rate for Henrico County is currently 5.45%, a slight decrease from previous weeks. Our area is still considered to be in a high level of transmission. 

Booster Vaccine Clinic

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is partnering with Walgreens to offer a Booster Vaccine Clinic for our Independent Living residents who previously received the Pfizer vaccine. This clinic is not for anyone who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

The clinic will take place on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Cochrane Commons. To avoid overcrowding, residents of the Tower, Garden and The Glebe should come to the Cochrane Commons to receive their booster between 8 a.m. and noon. Residents of the Courtyard and Homes on the Green should come to the Cochrane Commons between noon and 5 p.m. Residents need to bring their vaccination cards so they can be updated with their booster information.

As of now, residents will not need to complete individual consent forms. Our IT department is working on uploading bulk consents.

Promenade Project Update

Beginning Monday, October 18, the construction team in the Promenade will be cutting some concrete in the slab for plumbing redesign. This work will be loud at times and there will be periods of vibration. Resident Services will contact those residents who will be directly impacted.

Dining Update

For the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, Dining will only be open to residents due to limited capacity.

Employee Engagement Survey

This week, all employees of Westminster Canterbury are being asked to participate in our Employee Engagement Survey, the first survey we have done since 2019. We will share the results when we receive them later this year.

Resident Satisfaction Survey

We will be conducting our Resident Satisfaction Survey in November and will share more details about this process next week. We are changing survey companies so the process will be slightly different than in prior years.

David Curtis

Pastoral Care Updates

There are a few openings remaining in the Racial Understanding groups, which start the week of October 25. Please checkthe Tales for the topics, dates and times of the group meetings.

Please join us this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary for Taizé worship with Dr. Roger Gench. Taizé worship is based on beautiful forms of prayer and music, originating in the community of Taizé, France.

On Thursday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Gini DiStanislao from Manakin Episcopal Church will be with us for worship and communion. 

You are welcome to join us for Evening Prayer, Monday through Friday at 4:45 p.m. in the Montague Chapel. All of these services are also broadcast on TV970. 

Our Sanctuary Concert Series has been an overwhelming success. The Fall Series concludes on Thursday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The musical group Heavy Shtetl will join us for a night of Klezmer music. Tickets will be available at the Tower and Center desks beginning Friday, October 22.

Klezmer music originated in the Ashkenazi Jewish communities of Eastern and Central Europe, and it arrived with Jewish immigrants in the late 1800’s. Klezmer music influenced the music of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Scripture: Psalm 50:10-11

For every animal of the forest is mine,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.

I know every bird in the mountains,
    and the insects in the fields are mine.

From Kahil Gibran’s The Prophet:”

And let your best be for your friend.

If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures.

For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Today’s Westminster Canterbury Weekly will be broadcast again the week of October 18, 2021. 

John Burns

Coronavirus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) positivity rate for Henrico County is currently 5.45%, a slight decrease from previous weeks. Our area is still considered to be in a high level of transmission. 

Booster Vaccine Clinic

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is partnering with Walgreens to offer a Booster Vaccine Clinic for our Independent Living residents who previously received the Pfizer vaccine. This clinic is not for anyone who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

The clinic will take place on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Cochrane Commons. To avoid overcrowding, residents of the Tower, Garden and The Glebe should come to the Cochrane Commons to receive their booster between 8 a.m. and noon. Residents of the Courtyard and Homes on the Green should come to the Cochrane Commons between noon and 5 p.m. Residents need to bring their vaccination cards so they can be updated with their booster information.

As of now, residents will not need to complete individual consent forms. Our IT department is working on uploading bulk consents.

Promenade Project Update

Beginning Monday, October 18, the construction team in the Promenade will be cutting some concrete in the slab for plumbing redesign. This work will be loud at times and there will be periods of vibration. Resident Services will contact those residents who will be directly impacted.

Dining Update

For the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, Dining will only be open to residents due to limited capacity.

Employee Engagement Survey

This week, all employees of Westminster Canterbury are being asked to participate in our Employee Engagement Survey, the first survey we have done since 2019. We will share the results when we receive them later this year.

Resident Satisfaction Survey

We will be conducting our Resident Satisfaction Survey in November and will share more details about this process next week. We are changing survey companies so the process will be slightly different than in prior years.

David Curtis

Pastoral Care Updates

There are a few openings remaining in the Racial Understanding groups, which start the week of October 25. Please checkthe Tales for the topics, dates and times of the group meetings.

Please join us this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary for Taizé worship with Dr. Roger Gench. Taizé worship is based on beautiful forms of prayer and music, originating in the community of Taizé, France.

On Thursday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Gini DiStanislao from Manakin Episcopal Church will be with us for worship and communion. 

You are welcome to join us for Evening Prayer, Monday through Friday at 4:45 p.m. in the Montague Chapel. All of these services are also broadcast on TV970. 

Our Sanctuary Concert Series has been an overwhelming success. The Fall Series concludes on Thursday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The musical group Heavy Shtetl will join us for a night of Klezmer music. Tickets will be available at the Tower and Center desks beginning Friday, October 22.

Klezmer music originated in the Ashkenazi Jewish communities of Eastern and Central Europe, and it arrived with Jewish immigrants in the late 1800’s. Klezmer music influenced the music of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Scripture: Psalm 50:10-11

For every animal of the forest is mine,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.

I know every bird in the mountains,
    and the insects in the fields are mine.

From Kahil Gibran’s The Prophet:”

And let your best be for your friend.

If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures.

For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.