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. Since our community opened, more than 540 have been served by more than $70 million in support. Westminster Canterbury Foundation fully funds the program through charitable gifts.
A staff workgroup has been studying the best ways to grow our mission off-campus through Fellowship Outreach. In 2018, we began collaborations with project:HOMES and Senior Connections. Westminster Canterbury employees raised $15,000 to fund ramp-building projects with project:HOMES. Three teams of staff installed ramps for homebound seniors. Around 150 employees participated in a two-day ramp-building blitz and built components for 15 ramps. Our workforce is motivated by their passion for helping seniors and their specific, well-developed expertise in senior services.
Westminster Canterbury Richmond established a new line of business called Westminster Canterbury Richmond at Home that provides home and community-based services. We are now developing a partnership with Senior Connections Friendship Cafes to offer medical expertise through our home and community-based services business and bring fitness, nutrition, cultural arts and other experts to offer programming at these Cafés.
Check out this video to learn more about Westminster Canterbury’s ramp building partnership with project:HOMES.