We Thank Our Amazing Employees Following Hurricane Michael
October 15, 2018
When Hurricane Michael approached the Florida Panhandle, the residents we serve were placed at risk. We’re thankful to have the support of so many who helped provide for our residents throughout the storm and power outages — especially our amazing employees. As a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, the residents and employees are our top priority. Our staff spent countless hours to ensure the safety of our residents. We are grateful for their dedication and service. Click and enlarge the image below to read the letter from CEO Roger Stevens, COO Garry Hennis and CFO Hank Keith to all employees.
October 15, 2018
Dear Westminster employees,
Last week, Hurricane Michael hit our state. The devastation throughout the Panhandle — in Panama City, Apalachicola, Marianna, Tallahassee and beyond — that we have seen on the news and in many of the homes of our friends and family is simply heartbreaking.
No matter where you work, the whole extended family of Westminster Communities of Florida was affected in some way. Your service to our Ministry and Mission while we prepared for, weathered, and then cleaned up after Hurricane Michael was extraordinary in the highest possible terms. Your hard work enabled us to continue to serve the residents at a critical moment, from nursing support, to dining services, to lifestyle and wellness, to maintenance and housekeeping. Through your tireless efforts, we were able to ensure the safety of all of the residents.
We are thankful that our communities, the residents and all of you are safe and sound now. In spite of the destruction all around us, Westminster Oaks, Westminster Gardens, Westminster Manor – Fort Walton Beach and Westminster Village are returning to normal. The hard work of recovery begins.
Westminster Communities of Florida is blessed to have the best employees around. You are why our residents chose to live at a Westminster community!
Thank you for going above and beyond to help us fulfill our Mission of serving older adults. We appreciate you!
We're Delighted to Open Our New Shores Building Dining Room
October 4, 2018
BRADENTON — Prepare your taste buds for a delectable new dining experience: Westminster Point Pleasant is delighted to open our new dining venue, in the Shores Building.
We recently completed a major renovation with an eye to exciting new options for dining in senior living. This includes a new, 500-degree open-hearth brick oven and an all-new service line with a chilled, garden-fresh salad bar and new induction table technology.
The Shores dining venue will now feature the same delicious dining experiences Westminster Point Pleasant residents expect, and more! It seats up to 108, with gorgeous water views, intimate lighting, natural maple woodworking and a new acoustical ceiling.
For opening day we debuted a new, restaurant-style menu that features cooked-to-order entrees in the brick oven, like fresh thin-crust pizzas, roasted, marinated chicken breasts, fish in lemon-butter sauce, and a classic spinach frittata. Residents can also choose enjoying one of the daily chef's specials, a signature comfort entree station, or the Chef's Creative Action Station.
Mario DeLuca, Westminster Communities of Florida Director of Resident Experience, lauded the new renovations. "Congratulations to our talented Westminster Point Pleasant Dining Team on the successful opening of our new dining venue on the bay in beautiful Bradenton," DeLuca said.
Westminster Communities of Florida Wins In Best of the Bay 2018 by Creative Loafing
October 4, 2018
ORLANDO — Westminster Communities of Florida is delighted that Creative Loafing Tampa recognized us for our excellence in this year's Best of the Bay contest.
Our communities were recognized in the category of "Best Place To Get Your Mom To Move Before She Has To," a Critic's Pick. The writer said:
We all have parents (OK, well, most of us), and, like us, no one’s getting any younger. Is a nursing home with shift workers who may or may not show up the next day the best we can do for our parents? No. No, it’s not. Westminster offers an alternative that allows people to age with dignity — and, what’s more, it’s the kind of place people move to long before they “need” to. The staff is amazing, the buildings are top-notch and the care is second to none.
Westminster is proud to serve more than 7,000 residents seeking an active, Mission-inspired lifestyle in communities throughout the state, including five in the greater Tampa Bay area: Westminster Manor and Westminster Point Pleasant in Bradenton, and Westminster Palms, Westminster Shores and Westminster Suncoast in St. Petersburg.
We are delighted to have the recognition of Creative Loafing, and thankful for the many residents who count our communities home.