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Westminster Canterbury Celebrates 40 Years!

40 years ago, our beautiful story began...

Since our doors opened in 1980, and the first residents found their way to the Westminster Canterbury campus, our goal has always been to provide independence, dignity, quality housing and healthcare services to each of our residents.

Over time, our 42-acre campus has continued to evolve, including the addition of our cottage community and most recently, opening our new Drinkard Healthcare Center.

For 40 years we have been able to care for our many residents as they open the door to the next part of life’s journey and call Westminster Canterbury home.

For some, we have been a place for recreation, conversation and enjoyment—for others, a place of peace. Our community is full of people who care about each other and staff members that have become a part of their family.

Our vision is to provide a lifestyle that allows those who come to Westminster Canterbury to leave their cares behind and live life to the fullest. We look forward to the next 40 years as we strive to provide a person-centered quality of life to all who call Westminster Canterbury home.

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Brief Snippets of Our History 

1980

1980

Original apartments and healthcare facility opens July 14.
1992

1992

Hearthside Assisted Living opens in April.
1998

1998

36 Cottages constructed.
2001

2001

Newly constructed Wellness Center features resident clinic, classroom, indoor swimming pool, locker rooms and exercise area.
2002

2002

Groundbreaking for “Project 2002” to add a 14-bed memory support unit and 41 Woods Edge apartments which open the next year.
2005

2005

Pigeon Creek Nature Trail established.
2007

2007

Westminster Canterbury Lynchburg Foundation organized.
2009

2009

James River Grille opens.
2010

2010

Senior Independence Home Health Services are launched; Hospice follows in 2015.
2014

2014

Organization embarks upon culture change initiative for Person Centered Care service delivery model.
2017

2017

37th Anniversary marked with groundbreaking ceremony for new 84-bed Healthcare Center under Mission 2020 Capital Campaign.
2018

2018

Renovation begins for all dining venues on 3rd floor, Drinkard Building lobby and Wellness Center. Resident Clinic, Beauty/Barber Salon and Templeton Wellness Center reopen in February 2019.
2019

2019

Dedication and blessing ceremony for new Drinkard Healthcare Center, June 25. Residents move into private rooms in Drinkard Center, July 17.
2020

2020

Westminster Canterbury celebrates 40 years of operation!