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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, an investment in the community of $23 million, 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.


Westminster Winter Park Breaks Ground on Construction of Second Phase at Westminster Baldwin Park

January 10, 2019

After a ceremonial turning of the shovels, construction set to begin on second phase of development, featuring 75 spacious new apartment homes

ORLANDO, January 10 — Westminster Baldwin Park’s second phase has now broken ground, following Wednesday’s ceremonial turning of the shovels. This new development will feature 75 apartment homes in Orlando’s beautiful and multi-generational Baldwin Park neighborhood, with beautifully appointed amenities and finishes. Westminster Baldwin Park is 100% reserved, with all 75 apartment homes committed to future residents within 10 weeks of the sales launch in March 2018.

The addition to Westminster Baldwin Park, a neighborhood of Westminster Winter Park, is the latest phase in enhancing the Continuing Care Retirement Community. It signals the ongoing commitment of Westminster Winter Park to serve senior adults throughout Central Florida, and to provide excellent choices in living options for today’s older adults. Westminster Baldwin Park was designed by Fugleberg Koch of Winter Park. The apartment buildings will be built by Clancey & Theys Construction Company of Orlando. Construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

Westminster Winter Park Executive Director Frank Tripodi offered a warm welcome to the crowd of nearly 200 future residents, current residents, Westminster Communities of Florida board members and leadership, and special guests. Tripodi said, “Today marks another day of progress and growth for Westminster Winter Park and Westminster Communities of Florida.”

Orlando City Commissioner Robert F. Stuart said, “Westminster is a class act! This organization is known for the quality of care it provides to all of its residents. I can’t tell you how honored I am to play even a small role.” Stuart added, joking, “Thank you especially to all of you who are District 3 residents and voters.”

“We are blessed to be here today,” said Roger Stevens, chief executive officer of Westminster Communities of Florida. “Westminster Communities of Florida is proud to serve more than 2,000 residents and employ nearly 450 employees in Central Florida alone, a part of our mission and ministry to older adults. We are delighted today to begin the second phase of development of Westminster Baldwin Park!”

To learn more about Westminster Baldwin Park and Westminster Winter Park, call (407) 647-4083.


Seeking to Improve Quality of Care, We're Proud to Be Part of An International Consortium of Senior Living Organizations

December 17, 2018

As a partner organization in the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI), a consortium of 16 of North America’s leading senior living organizations and 11 partners in strategic innovation, Westminster Communities of Florida is proud to be seeking to impove the quality of care for those we serve, by sharing data to identify best practices and improve care. Recently, BOSS Magazine featured the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative in a profile: "Since its inception, SQLI has leveraged its strength as a community to identify improvements and best practices that have the greatest impact on long-term care residents’ quality of care and quality of life." Learn more about SQLI and how our organization and others are working to provide better for seniors on BOSS Magazine's website.


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