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New York Times: "Testing Hell': Gift of Devices to Nursing Homes Bring New Problems

The federal government sent free rapid-test machines to 14,000 facilities. But they have come with unexpected costs, cumbersome reporting rules and questions about accuracy. Click here to view full article

CNN: Seniors Use Birdsongtutor.com to Tutor Students Online

Thank you, CNN for featuring our virtual tutoring program that uses our newest web app -- birdsongtutor.com. And thank you birdsonglife.com for creating it. It's available to use at no charge to individuals or to organizations that want to create a tutoring program for their employees or their community. Currently, Westminster-Canterbury resident-tutors are matched with our employees' children and their own grandchildren.

Virginian-Pilot Beacon: An Unlikley Friendship: Cox HS Graduate and Westminster-Canterbury Resident Connect Through Videos Chats

Read this good news story and learn how a virtual intergenerational friendship came to be through video chats on the Birdsong Tablet and about their first socially distant in-person visit.  Click here to view the full article.

WTPS TV-10's Great Day Live: Keeping Seniors Engaged During the COVID Pandemic

Social isolation has been hard on everyone but especially seniors who live alone. Westminster-Canterbury and Birdsong CEO Ben Unkle shares high- and low-tech tips on how to keep older adults engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WAVY-TV10: Westminster-Canterbury is a Success Story for COVID-19 Prevention

Westminster-Canterbury CEO Ben Unkle shares how the senior living community keeps its distance from the COVID-19 virus.

Outdoor Living Room Helps 4+ Generations Celebrate "Mimi's" 101st Birthday

Thank you WTKR-TV3's Antoinette DelBel for helping to make "Mimi's" birthday even more special by getting it on film! Four generations -- and one on the way -- of family members joined Edna Hawkins-McLaughlin to celebrate her 101st birthday at our Outdoor Living Room. This is a place where our residents and their families can safely visit in-person.

Serving Beyond our Gates: Westminster-Canterbury in the Community

We are proud to help make a difference in the community, where we live and work. Last year, our residents and team members donated more than 33,000 volunteer hours. This video highlights just a few of our community partnerships.

 
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  • You can't cut off your life because of COVID. You have to be careful, but you need to keep living. Westminster-Canterbury makes it easier to do that. Dr. George Franklin, Resident
  • The key to a healthy retirement is to remain active.  The key to remaining active is to live at Westmnster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay! Dick Binford, Resident
  • The best decision I ever made was to move to Westminster! Joan Lottman, Resident
  • I have lived here for almost two years and I absolutely love it! Moving here is the best decision I ever made in my life! My children might not realize it now, but coming here is the best present I have ever given them. Beverly Griffin, Resident
  • A huge thank you to all the Westminster-Canterbury staff for all that they are doing for us during these challenging times! Special thank you to Catering for their off-campus pickups for us! Vera Jean Russell, Resident
  • Thank you for everything you do everyday to keep us happy, healthy and safe!! No place I’d rather be!!️ Shirley Wharton, Resident
  • This is the best possible place for us to be. Brenda Leonhirth Ladell, Resident
  • Thanks for helping take great care of our parents. We miss seeing them, but glad you’re taking every precaution to ensure we’ll get that chance when this blows over! Karen Costenbader Bradley, Family Member of Resident
  • Stone Rehab went over 100% above and beyond expectations! Joan Lottman, Resident, Stone Rehab experience
  • Thanks to Ben Unkle, CEO of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay for making this [www.birdsongtablet.com] technology available around the world! LeadingAge Virginia
  • The best decision I ever made was coming to WC 6 years ago. Everyone is very professional, they know their job & they do it well. I was healthy and independent 6 years ago when I moved here & now I'm experiencing episodes of back pain that Stone Rehab is helping me with. It's a marvelous place! Joan Lottman, Resident, Stone Rehab experience
  • It’s hard for me to believe that I have not been off campus for almost five months with the exception of three doctor’s visits. Yet, I am perfectly content. I have had the opportunity to leave since March, but continue to choose to stay here where I feel safer and my days can be filled with many of the activities you have provided. Connie Rutledge, Resident

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