Signature Brunch Recipes To Start Your New Year Right
December 30, 2020
In celebration of the New Year, the Westminster Dining Services team brings you five of their Signature Brunch Recipes to start your year off right! The delicious recipes include a Honey and Poppy Seed Fruit Salad, Cranberry-Orange Mimosas, French Toast, Veggie Strata, Loaded Potato Tots and Breakfast Bread Bowl. 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, December 29, at 2 p.m., for this week's shared prayer about wearing face masks. The prayer is by The Rev. Richard Bott, Moderator at the United Church of Canada. Provided by Rev. Jeannette Sherril, Resident at Westminster Manor.
Westminster Towers Team Members Say Yes to The Vaccine
December 28, 2020
Westminster Towers’ Health Center was pleased to be among the first skilled nursing facilities selected to receive the COVID-19 vaccine recently. They were administered for the residents and team members in our Health Center. Our team members made a video sharing their stories and encouraging others to “Say Yes to The Vaccine.” We especially thank the team members who received the vaccine for their heroic efforts in serving throughout this pandemic, as well as the Department of Health for their support in protecting our most vulnerable residents.
We hope you enjoy this encouraging video from the Westminster Towers team about the COVID-19 vaccine.
A Christmas Letter From Westminster CEO Terry Rogers
December 23, 2020
Today, Terry Rogers, the Chief Executive Officer for Westminster Communities of Florida, shares with us his Christmas letter to our team members. He reflects on the past year and shared positive messages with the news of COVID-19 vaccines being administered at communities as well as good wishes for these holidays. Read the letter below.
Dear Westminster Communities of Florida residents and team members,
It is with great hope that I write to you at the end of this highly unusual year. Christmastime is a time of hope and joy in the world. So it is appropriate that during the week of Christmas, we are beginning to see that the end of this pandemic is in sight. I am thrilled to share with you that the first groups of Westminster residents and team members are now receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
We actually have much to celebrate this year. Today, our family is stronger than ever, thanks to all of you. We want to thank our team members for their incredible dedication. We have also seen amazing gifts made to our organization, thanks to the generosity of the residents we serve and their families and loved ones.
This Christmas, we see brighter days ahead. Your spirit has been an inspiration during dark times and helps to spread the joy of the season. Psalm 126 says, “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”
On behalf of our leadership team, we extend our most sincere good wishes for these holidays. May peace, hope, love and joy surround you and yours.
Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a warm New Year to you!
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without special celebrations. So for the 7,000 residents of Westminster Communities of Florida, this year’s holiday celebrations will still be special, even while we and millions of Americans are practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
Our Resident Experience teams have been hard at work coming up with amazing and delightful ways to celebrate the holidays, throughout the state. During the entire month and into the New Year, residents and team members alike are enjoying events to celebrate their faith and share in the joy of the season.
Here’s just a few of the fun ways our communities are celebrating the holidays this year:
Hanukkah Celebrations: At Westminster Winter Park, we held a Hanukkah Party with a special service from the Jewish Pavilion. Over in St. Petersburg, Westminster Suncoast hosted a special Festival of Lights presentation.
Family Fun: Residents of Westminster Towers, in Orlando, will enjoy “Pancakes and Pajamas,” our yearly Christmas Eve event, where residents are invited to wear their pajamas and enjoy homemade pancakes. In addition, they can spend their mornings playing games and winning raffles!
Puzzles & Games: How about a game of “Family Feud” or live trivia? Westminster Suncoast, Westminster Oaks and Westminster Shores residents all have been challenging their minds with fun games themed around the different holidays this season.
Creative Christmas: From Holiday potpourri sachet making at Westminster Manor to origami classes and Christmas card competitions, we’re getting creative this year. Residents enjoyed a zoom painting class where they made a whimsical snowman at Westminster Palms.
Tasty Treats: Residents are happily full from all the seasonal snacks and specialty drinks this month. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek are delivering cups of hot cocoa with cookies and peppermint sticks to residents. While in Bradenton, Westminster Point Pleasant just hosted a Gingerbread House competition that is sure to make mouths water as they view the displayed winning houses.
Ringing In The New Year: Every community will be celebrating a fresh start with the New Year. Westminster Winter Park will be hosting a dueling piano show with a champagne toast, and their neighbors at Westminster Towers are grilling up a New Years Eve cookout with music and dancing.
“Our Resident Experience Team has done an awesome job in making this holiday season amazing for all of the residents of Westminster Communities of Florida”, said Mario DeLuca, Vice President of Resident Experience. “It will be difficult for our residents to be away from their loved ones, but this year they will still be celebrating with their Westminster family.”
Are you looking to make the holiday special? You can try some of our signature recipes for Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's in the comfort of your own home this year. And be sure to follow us on Facebook @WestminsterCommunitiesFL to see all of the great events throughout the month.
To learn more about how you can enjoy living at a Westminster community, contact us today or call us at (800) 948-1881.