Residents Enjoy A Cultural Enrichment Program, Featuring Local Organization, "The Four Counts"
April 1, 2021
On Tuesday, March 30, more than 100 Westminster Winter Park residents enjoyed a spectacular Cultural Enrichment Program, featuring performances by The Four Counts, a group of students from the AdventHealth School of the Arts at the Dr. Phillips Center, supported by the Westminster Communities Foundation.
The Four Counts is made up of some of the most talented high school students from central Florida who are studying the performing arts. As a part of the group, students enjoy access to professional training in dance, musical theater and acting. During the performance, the audience was delighted with vocal and dance numbers from various musicals like A Star Is Born, Phantom of the Opera, and more.
Westminster Winter Park resident Liz King shared how enriching the outdoor show was on such a beautiful night. “I just love it and I enjoy every minute of it,” King said.
The performance was originally scheduled for a year ago, but was cancelled when the community closed its doors at the beginning of the pandemic. With many residents and team members vaccinated, a new date was set to safely host the Cultural Enrichment Program for residents to enjoy.
The Cultural Endowment Fund enables Westminster communities to provide on-campus cultural arts programming for all residents and supports local organizations like The Four Counts. A donation of $2,100 was made to the school, which can provide three scholarships for a year for the groups talented and spirited members. Noah Baez, a member of The Four Counts, shared a passion for performing. “What matters isn’t where you come from,” Baez said. “What matters is your drive to be better, to continue to be the best you can be.”
Westminster Winter Park is thrilled to bring special entertainment programs like the performance by The Four Counts to our community, and support our Mission of enriching residents’ lives. To learn more about the variety of wellbeing opportunities you can enjoy at a Westminster community, contact us now or call (877) 958-0138 today.
Join us today, as we share in our weekly prayer for the last time. We have been lifted by our faith during the last year and we continue to look forward and inward with His guidance. Join us today, March 30, at 2 p.m., for a shared prayer, provided by Rev. William “Bill” Hull, resident at Westminster Shores.
In celebration of Easter, the Westminster Dining Services team brings you four of their Signature Recipes to enjoy on your Easter! The delicious recipes include a Honey Mustard Baked Salmon, Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin, Asparagus with Bacon and Mushrooms and Coconut Molasses Pie. You can download the entire recipe book by clicking on the cover image or each individual recipe below.
We are continuing to pray for the health of all of Westminster, and the world. As we move forward in this journey together, we are reminded that in the face of uncertainty, we must join together in our efforts and put our faith in God. We must look to the power of faith, hope, and love through all of this. Join us today, March 23, at 2 p.m., for a shared prayer. The prayer is provided by Rev. Jeffrey A. Parkkila, Sr., Chaplain at Westminster Winter Park.
Westminster Communities of Florida Opens First On-Site Primary Care Clinic in Orlando Life Plan Community through Joint-Venture Partnership with AllyAlign Health
March 17, 2021
Clinic offers safe, convenient primary care for all community residents and team members
ORLANDO, Florida–Westminster Communities of Florida (Orlando, FL), a faith-based not-for-profit organization focused on enhancing the lifestyles and independence of older adults, and AllyAlign Health (Richmond, VA), a care management company focused on improving care access and quality of life for residents in senior living communities, announce opening of an innovative new primary care practice, Align Senior Clinic at Westminster Towers, in downtown Orlando. The Align Senior Clinic is a joint venture dedicated to providing on-campus primary and preventive care services for residents and team members of Westminster Towers. Align Senior Clinic is the practice’s first site in Orlando and opened its doors on March 1, 2021.
Designed with input from the Westminster Communities of Florida leadership team, the clinic offers a spectrum of services to address the varying needs and multiple levels of living of residents. “The convenience that will come from this clinic and providing on-site care and coordination within our community will bring peace of mind for residents and their family members,” said David Randazzo, Executive Director of Westminster Towers. With options for visits to be conducted in-home, in the clinic or via telehealth, the Align Senior Clinic can provide everything from as-needed sick day visits, labs, and vaccinations to primary care visits and care coordination.
Align Senior Clinic, located at Westminster Towers at 70 West Lucerne Circle in Orlando, Florida, will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins will be welcome for all residents and team members of Westminster Towers.
“Close coordination with the Align Senior Clinic practitioners, our healthcare team, attending physicians, and our Resident Experience teams allows residents to benefit from an integrated approach. The Align Senior Clinic is an important example of how we are responding to the changing needs and expectations of residents and furthering the Mission of Westminster Communities of Florida,” said Terry Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Westminster Communities of Florida.
As result of the launch of the clinic, Westminster Towers residents will now also have the option to add a Nurse Practitioner and Medical Concierge to their existing care team by enrolling in either the Resident Concierge Program or the Align Senior Care health insurance plan. The Resident Concierge Program, designed for those who need extra care support, is a care coordination program offered through the clinic for a monthly fee. Align Senior Care is a provider-owned Medicare Advantage plan tailored to the unique needs of long-term care residents at Westminster Towers. “We like knowing that our residents who need a little extra support are able to get immediate access to health benefits and care when they need it most,” said Randazzo.
Align Senior Clinic at Westminster Towers is the first site of several planned for the Joint-Venture Partnership between Westminster Communities of Florida and AllyAlign Health, and other Life Plan Communities within Westminster Communities of Florida are planned for potential growth in 2021. AllyAlign Health operates similar models in other states, partnering with leading senior housing organizations to bring onsite care for all residents and offering concierge practice and specialized Medicare Advantage Plans for residents with more complex care needs.
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About AllyAlign Health
Align Senior Clinic and Align Senior Care is managed by AllyAlign Health (AAH). AAH is a leading convener and owner of Medicare Advantage plans designed for senior housing residents located in Richmond, VA. The company began reforming the health system in 2013 by enabling leading long-term care providers to launch provider-sponsored managed care plans for vulnerable senior populations. Today, AAH manages a number of comprehensive special needs plans to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient quality of life.
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 and 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 Life Plan Communities, offering independent living, assisted living, nursing care, therapy, pharmacy services and more, as well as 12 affordable Rental Retirement Communities for seniors with low to moderate incomes.
About Westminster Towers
Westminster Towers is a Life Plan Community in the heart of downtown Orlando, offering Downtown Living At Its Best. Part of the faith-based, not-for-profit Westminster Communities of Florida, Westminster Towers has served senior adults in Central Florida for more than 40 years, with an emphasis on exceptional living options, whole-person wellbeing and Lifelong Learning, all part of a financially strong and Mission-inspired community.