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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…

Stretch Your Brain!

It’s been said that if you want to feel young, go visit the ruins of Greece!  Perhaps an even better idea is to stretch your brain to consider the implications of Greek philosophy!  In fact, intellectual pursuits that may have been common during our…

GET READY, GET SET – GO!

And it’s 44 IN THE FAST LANE! In honor of our 44th Anniversary, Westminster Canterbury Richmond residents and staff revved up their engines and put it in high gear! There were pinewood derby car races, gorgeous classic autos in our car show, a food car…

Outreach

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is committed to expanding our outreach. Housing is one of the top challenges. Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s Fellowship Program provides life care – housing, meals, medical expenses and vital living – to 110 seniors-in-need annually. This program costs around $4 million annually….

Resources for Healthy Aging

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is reaching out into the greater community and part of this effort involves creating resources and making them available online and for free for anyone who may need them. Check back soon for links to these resources!

Emotional Wellness

What does being well mean to you? In addition to physical aspects like being active and maintaining a healthy diet, we hope your definition of wellness includes emotional wellness! Experts now agree that emotional wellness is a very important part of overall health, and…

Counting and Sharing Our Blessings!

What a blessing it is to share a blessing with another person.  This is a sure road to joy.  Last week, Virginia Repertory Theatre performed The Wiz in Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Sara Belle November Theater.  What a show!  What incredible talent!  Happily, the joy…

Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Memory Support Nourishes the Brain and the Spirit!

Our memory support therapies at Westminster Canterbury Richmond include music, art, horticulture and exercise.  They involve more than residents.  Family members, staff, and even our teen volunteers during summertime can participate and engage.  One program in particular, Opening Minds through Art, or OMA, is…

Independence Day Traditions with Westminster Canterbury Richmond!

And I’m proud to be an American Where at least I know I’m free And I won’t forget the men who died Who gave that right to me And I’d gladly stand up next to you And defend Her still today ‘Cause there ain’t…

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…