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Canopy Oaks at Westminster Oaks Now Open

January 11, 2019

Following a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, residents of this new neighborhood will move into the latest expansion of the community

TALLAHASSEE, September 11 – Today, Westminster Oaks officially opened its new Canopy Oaks building with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. This new neighborhood of the Continuing Care Retirement Community features 40 spacious new apartment residences.

Westminster Oaks and its leadership are delighted to welcome their newest residents. “We are here today to welcome 59 new residents, and soon to be friends,” said Executive Director Don Wilson. “It seems like just yesterday that we started this journey, and now, we’re finishing it.”

Canopy Oaks is a new residential apartment building featuring 40 new apartment homes at the crest of a hill overlooking the campus. Each residence has a balcony or patio with beautiful views and beautifully appointed amenities and finishes. In addition, Canopy Oaks features a brand-new fitness center to serve the community, a parking garage to serve residents and employees, and a climate-controlled walkway connecting to the community’s Maguire Center for Lifelong Learning.

Westminster Oaks Resident Council Chairwoman Kathy Kaproth said that she was delighted to welcome the new residents. “The most important part of Canopy Oaks will be the new residents who move in,” Kaproth said. “You’ll have so many stories to share and lots of new experiences.”

W.O. Bell, chairman of the Northwest Regional Committee of the Board of Directors, added that he and the rest of the Board of Directors were pleased that Canopy Oaks had been completed. “This new building will continue to expand the Mission of our organization in serving seniors. We ask that we continue to be blessed at Westminster,” Bell said. “Congratulations, and welcome!”

This addition to Westminster Oaks, the capital city’s premier active senior living community, is the latest phase in enhancing the Continuing Care Retirement Community. It signals the ongoing commitment of Westminster Oaks to serve senior adults in the greater Tallahassee area, and to provide excellent choices in living options for today’s seniors. Canopy Oaks was built by Cook Brothers, Inc., of Tallahassee; designed by ELM of Jacksonville; and engineered by George & Associates Consulting Engineers of Tallahassee.

The ceremonial ribbon-cutting was performed by Canopy Oaks’ first new resident, Larry Pushor. The ceremony also featured a blessing from the Rev. Taylor Phillips, chaplain at Westminster Oaks. Lew Wilson, president of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, also spoke in welcoming new residents to the community.

The first new residents of Canopy Oaks will move in the coming weeks.

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