About Us

Our Vision, Mission, Values, History and Awards: How our past benefits your future.

Our Vision:

Improving the lives of those we serve every day.

Our Mission:

As a faith-based charitable organization, we will provide services, specific to need, in a compassionate, professional, holistic manner, through an inspiring environment and dynamic leadership for our residents, employees and others we serve.

Our Values:

Caring, Ethics, Leadership, Teamwork, Innovation, Commitment and Stewardship

Our History:

1953: Philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans leaves $350,000 in her will to the Protestant Episcopal Church Home in support of their mission.

1971: The Episcopal and Presbyterian churches comes together to establish Westminster Canterbury Richmond.

1975: Westminster Canterbury Richmond merges with Protestant Episcopal Church Home.

1980: Westminster Canterbury Foundation is established to raise and manage funds to improve the lives of individuals served by our not-for-profit retirement community. The Foundation’s Fellowship Program begins by providing financial aid for residents, but grows to support other charitable needs, such as healthcare excellence, wellness, studio and performing arts, technology, and pastoral care.

1984: The Westminster Canterbury Richmond Child Development Center opens on campus to care for children of employees as well as children from the Greater Richmond community. Our unique Intergenerational Program brings children and community residents together in activities that foster learning and joy, developing bonds that are scientifically proven to be beneficial to both.

Today: Westminster Canterbury Richmond is an award-winning, fully-accredited continuing care retirement community where we ensure the best life possible for the nearly 900 individuals within our residential living, assisted living, memory support and health-care living neighborhoods.

Our Awards:

Westminster Canterbury Richmond has been earning awards and distinctions for decades. Here are some of our more recent achievements:

  • Best Senior Living Facility—Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2017, 2019
  • Best Retirement Community in Central Virginia—Virginia Living Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Best Continuing Care Community—Richmond Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Excellence in the Workplace Award—LeadingAge, 2010, 2019
  • Top 50 Employers—Richmond Times Dispatch since 2007
  • Best Child Care Program (Westminster Canterbury Richmond Child Development Center)— Richmond Magazine, 2014
  • Senior Living Pinnacle Award—NuStep, 2011
  • Top Performing (Mary Morton Parsons Health Center)—U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes, 2017-2018
  • CARF Accredited
  • Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia Accredited Member

How everything we are benefits you and your retirement:

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is one of the most reputable retirement communities in Virginia. We were the first Richmond-area retirement community to earn accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (now CARF)—the independent authority that evaluates all aspects of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). We have held that distinction continuously since 1987.

Fewer than 15% of all CCRCs in America have accreditation through CARF.

What does that mean to you? You get to live in a community that excels in service, financial stability, cultural vitality and spiritual life. You can have confidence in our not-for-profit philosophy that reinvests all revenue back into the community—into enhanced services for our residents. You can entrust your future to people genuinely dedicated to helping you Live Life Well.