Westminster Communities of Florida residents are celebrating each month with exciting themed activities and events as part of our Celebrating You program. A monthly calendar of various themed activities and events are designed to appeal to our MyWLife wellbeing program’s Eight Dimensions of Wellbeing: physical, nutritional, community, lifelong learning, spiritual, emotional, vocational, and social. Around the state, we’re working hard to facilitate these festive celebrations all year long.
How has the year gone so far? Learn about all the fun we’ve had:
May – Spring, when life blooms
We continue to celebrate each month with a unique theme. In May, we celebrated “Spring, When Life Blooms,” Westminster Shores, took the first-place prize for the second time this year.
Residents and team members participated in many spring-themed events: Planting Key lime trees, spring fashion shows, a Mother’s Day tea, a musical, and much more.
1st place – Westminster Shores
2nd place – Westminster Woods on Julington Creek
3rd place – Westminster Oaks
April - Celebrate Local Community
“Celebrate Local Community” was the theme for the month of April. Throughout the month, residents and team members enjoyed many activities around their local communities - city and farm tours, local scavenger hunts, exercising around the community and many other community involvement events.
Congratulations to our April winners!
1st place - Westminster Palms
2nd place - Westminster Shores
3rd place - Westminster Manor
March - Healthy Habits
To continue promoting a healthy lifestyle for our residents and team members, the theme for March was all about “Healthy Habits,” encouraging everyone to find a healthy habit they can enjoy.
Throughout the month, residents and team members engaged in many events — morning walks, volleyball, learning to create healthy meals, gardening and many other healthy habits.
Congratulations to our March winners!
1st place – Westminster Shores
2nd place – Westminster Palms
3rd place – Westminster Woods on Julington Creek
February – Love Your Neighbor
February’s celebrated theme was “Love Your Neighbor.” Residents and team members enjoyed physical outings around the neighborhood, volunteered at local organizations, had gatherings to meet their neighbors and explored new places with their neighborhood friends.
Congratulations to our top three February winners for celebrating Love Your Neighbor with wonderful experiences for our residents:
1st place – Westminster Palms
2nd place – Westminster Shores
3rd place – Westminster Manor
January – New Beginnings
January’s theme celebrated “New Beginnings” as communities across the state planned New Year’s celebrations, learned new traditions, and discussed resolutions.
Residents participated in new fitness challenges. Some of the new exercises included a Fitness Train, golf, chair yoga, pole walking and many more. We also learned about nutritional foods and danced to new tunes from many local performers.
It has been an eventful year so far and we can’t wait to show you the fun activities we have the rest of the year. Stay tuned on our Facebook page to see all of the action.
Florida and Pennsylvania Nonprofit Senior Lifestyle Organizations Explore Possible Affiliation
April 29, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Westminster Communities of Florida and Presbyterian Senior Living, two of the country’s leading faith-based, nonprofit ministries serving older adults, have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore a possible relationship between the two organizations.
The planned retirement of both CEOs offers a window of opportunity that will enable Westminster Communities of Florida and Presbyterian Senior Living to think creatively about what the relationship could look like.
Meetings will be scheduled with residents, staff, and other constituent groups over the next several weeks to provide more information on how the conversations between Westminster Communities of Florida and Presbyterian Senior Living are progressing.
To learn more about this potential affiliation and get the latest news updates, visit our shared web site at www.TogetherInService.org.
About Westminster Communities of Florida: Westminster Communities of Florida is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization serving more than 7,000 residents in 22 communities around Florida who are in search of an enlightened, person-centered approach to health and wellbeing. Since 1954, we’ve been Florida’s best choice in senior living. We encourage residents to Live Well. Be Happy. through an active lifestyle every day. Our Mission of service commits us to creating and preserving excellent communities, promoting wellbeing, and honoring each person’s dignity, rights and independence. We offer communities throughout the state, including 10 Continuing Care Retirement Communities, offering residential living, assisted living, nursing care, therapy, pharmacy services and more, as well as 12 affordable Rental Retirement Communities for low- to moderate-income seniors.
About Presbyterian Senior Living: Presbyterian Senior Living is a not-for-profit organization, providing retirement and senior care services since 1927. Headquartered in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, communities provide comprehensive services and accommodations to more than 6,000 seniors in 32 communities across the mid-Atlantic region of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Delaware. Services include Independent Living, Affordable Senior Housing, Personal Care and Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Memory Support, Adult Day Services, Respite Care, At-Home Services and End-of-Life and Comfort Care.
New Canopy Oaks Building Awarded NGBS Green Certified Bronze
April 2, 2019
New Apartment Building’s Environmental Sustainability Recognized Through National Green Building Standard Certification
ORLANDO, April 2 – Westminster Oaks and Westminster Communities of Florida are delighted to announce that our newest neighborhood in Tallahassee, Canopy Oaks, has been certified for its environmental sustainability under the National Green Building Standard Bronze Level.
This award recognizes that the design and construction of Canopy Oaks contributes to energy efficiency, environmental conservation, health and durability of construction.
“Westminster has been building energy-efficient buildings for many years,” said Chris Wickberg, Vice President of Construction and Design for Westminster Communities of Florida. “Recently, we sought to independently document and verify that our designs and construction met certain criteria. We found that we had to make only minor changes to our designs and specifications to meet these standards, and added virtually no extra cost to the project.”
Wickberg added, “I think our residents will be pleased that their new apartment is designed, built and certified to achieve high performance in six key areas: Site design, resource efficiency, water efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and building operation and maintenance.”
Built by general contractor Cook Brothers Inc., the new Canopy Oaks features 40 spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment residences at the crest of a hill on our beautiful campus in Tallahassee. Residents will enjoy an active and independent lifestyle with a wide variety of activities and assistance. Canopy Oaks also houses a new, state-of-the-art Fitness Center and a new parking garage for the community.
Congratulations to Westminster Oaks, the Westminster Communities of Florida Construction & Design Department, and Cook Brothers Inc. for this recognition of the environmental sustainability of Canopy Oaks.
Westminster Oaks is a Continuing Care Retirement Community set amid the rolling hills of Florida’s capital. The community offers active, independent living, featuring Westminster Communities of Florida’s exclusive My W Life program for wellbeing of mind, body and soul, as well as assisted living, nursing care, therapy and more. To learn more about Westminster Oaks and Canopy Oaks, visit us online at www.WestminsterOaksFL.org or call (850) 878-1136.