In celebration of Father's Day, the Westminster Dining Services team brings you five of their Signature Recipes to enjoy with your family! The delicious recipes include a Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken, Lemony Green Bean Pasta Salad, Chopped Salad with Steak, Chicken and White Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette and a Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Salad. You can download the entire recipe book by clicking on the cover image or each individual recipe below.
Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Breaks Ground on Construction of New Memory Care Building
May 27, 2021
After a ceremonial turning of the shovels, construction set to begin on new Memory Care building, featuring 32 apartments and dedicated spaces for support of residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia
Today Westminster Woods on Julington Creek broke ground on its new Memory Care building, following Thursday’s ceremonial turning of the shovels. This new development will feature 32 apartments for Assisted Living residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia with dedicated, specialized amenities and spaces to support these residents.
The new Memory Care building is an expansion of the Life Plan Community, which serves more than 400 residents with Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Care, Rehabilitation and more. Residents will receive Memory Care and Assisted Living services in spaces custom-designed to support their needs. It will feature innovative and sustainable building features, designed as a set of small, secure neighborhoods with spacious private apartments, a memory garden and more.
The groundbreaking is just the latest phase in enhancing the Life Plan Community, and signals the ongoing commitment of Westminster Woods on Julington Creek to serving senior adults throughout greater Jacksonville, and to provide excellent choices in living options for today’s older adults. The Memory Care building was designed by THW Design of Atlanta, and will be built by Welbro Building Corp. of Maitland, Florida.
Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Executive Director Brian Tenney offered a warm welcome to the attendees, who included current residents, Westminster Communities of Florida executive leadership and board members, and special guests. Tenney said, “Over the years, Westminster Woods on Julington Creek has taken the opportunity to expand how we provide living options for our residents. We all know someone with dementia. There is a growing demand for intentional services to meet the individual needs of seniors with cognitive impairment, in a safe and comfortable environment.”
“Today is a special time,” said Terry Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Westminster Communities of Florida. “We are here celebrating a couple of things. Firstly, we are recognizing hope and renewal after a year of pandemic. It is just wonderful, seeing new things starting, after what we have been through. Secondly, it represents growth for us. This means that we will innovate. It will be state-of-the art. We will also create new care models for those older adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.”
Rogers added, “This is going to be a tremendously special opportunity to meet the needs of those who need us. The construction is a really significant investment in this campus, and it’s only the first one that we will have, for years to come. We will be supporting hundreds of jobs over the next few years in construction, and then in operation, when we open it to new residents. I can’t wait to see today’s shovel turning become reality.”
Dr. Joan Hodges, Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Resident Council Chair, celebrated the arrival of the new Memory Care building as helping to create the future of the community. “As this building rises from the ground, it carries with it the hopes and dreams of the current residents and those who will hopefully live in this space in the future,” Hodges said. “Together, our community will continue to grow, while still preserving the naturally beautiful landscape that is Westminster Woods on Julington Creek.”
State Representative Cyndi Stevenson, an honored guest, expressed her gratitude to the residents and team members of Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. Stevenson said, “It has been an honor to know people who work here, who have come here to live and to create their lives together, and create communities within the community. I am grateful to see all of your faces today, and I am looking forward to a great new year. Thank you.”
As part of the program, a blessing for the building and the community was also offered by the Rev. Dwight Bayley, a resident at the community.
Following the program, Bayley, Hodges, Rogers, Stevenson and Tenney participated in the ceremonial turning of the shovels. Construction is anticipated to begin in the coming weeks, with site work already under way.
To learn more about Memory Care, Independent Living, Assisted Living or Nursing Care at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, call (904) 287-7300.
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Signature Recipes To Enjoy With Family this Mother's Day
May 7, 2021
In celebration of Mother's Day, the Westminster Dining Services team brings you five of their Signature Recipes to enjoy with your family! The delicious recipes include an asparagus and zucchini frittata, avocado panzanella with sunny egg, cinnamon roll casserole, fresh fruit salad and hashbrown casserole. You can download the entire recipe book by clicking on the cover image or each individual recipe below.
Westminster Baldwin Park’s Phase Ii Now Open: ‘Today Represents Hope And Renewal’
May 5, 2021
Today, Westminster Baldwin Park’s second phase officially opened with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. This new satellite campus of Westminster Winter Park, a Life Plan Community, will feature a total of 155 apartment residences and 40 beds for short-term rehab. The second phase of development consisted of 76 Independent Living apartment residences for older adults.
The community and its leadership are delighted to welcome their newest residents. “We are so pleased to be here today, and greeting so many new residents,” said Westminster Winter Park Executive Director Tom Rockenbach. “This second phase is the culmination of building our beautiful new neighborhood here.”
Westminster Baldwin Park’s Phase II features an expansion of three additional new residential buildings with 76 apartment homes in Orlando’s walkable, multi-generational Baldwin Park neighborhood. Residences have balconies with beautiful water and campus views, with beautifully appointed amenities and finishes. Westminster Baldwin Park was designed by Fugleberg Koch of Winter Park, with construction managed by Clancy & Theys of Winter Garden. This expansion of the Westminster Winter Park Life Plan Community also features innovative and sustainable building features, like higher-efficiency HVAC systems, zero VOC paints and sealants, and long life-span construction materials and more.
“I think, and I hope you believe, that today can represent hope and renewal, and as a step toward the new future,” said Terry Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Westminster Communities of Florida, to welcome the new residents. “We are not only celebrating these beautiful buildings — we also celebrate the growth of our Mission as we welcome 114 residents into the Westminster family. That’s incredible considering what we have been through over the last year.”
Jeff Mock, Vice President of Clancy & Theys and a member of the Westminster Communities of Florida Board of Directors, said, “Today we are fulfilling the organization’s Mission of serving the residents. It has been a challenging 14 months with COVID-19, and constructing a new building. You blessed the lives of our folks at Clancy & Theys, too, keeping the hundreds and hundreds of workers out here working on building this new community. This organization truly is blessed.”
Westminster Baldwin Park was designed from the beginning with the unique needs and expectations of older adults in mind, according to Fugleberg Koch. The residences were designed to incorporate views of the natural settings, and resident mental and physical health were of utmost importance in the design process.
The ceremonial ribbon-cutting was performed by Scott Stenton, the Resident Council Vice President. The ceremony also featured a blessing from the Rev. Jeff Parkkila, the community’s chaplain, and welcoming remarks from Karen Buchan, president of the Westminster Winter Park Resident Council.
The first new residents of Westminster Baldwin Park began moving into the community in April and are expected to continue moving in through the beginning of June.