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WTKR's Coast Live: WC Executive Chef Bobby Marnier Celebrates National Garden Month

April is National Garden Month. Westminster-Canterbury Executive Chef Bobby Marnier shared his recipe with Host April Woodard for Zucchini with Bruschetta and Pesto -- a tasty dish that takes advantage of the vegetables and herbs from the garden.  To make it at home, see the Chef's recipe below.

Zucchini Noodles with Bruschetta and Pesto


3 Roma Tomatoes

1 Clove Garlic Minced

2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

8 Leaves Basil Chiffonade

1 tsp. Kosher Salt

1/2 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper


2 Cups. Basil

2 Cloves Garlic

1/4 cup. Toasted Pine Nuts

1 tsp. Kosher Salt

2/3 cup. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 cup. Parmesan Cheese

Add all ingredients to the blender except olive oil and parmesan cheese, pulse a few times, with the blender on slowly add in olive oil until all is incorporated. Pour pesto into a clean bowl and fold in parmesan cheese.

Zucchini Noodles

2 Medium Zucchini

Use a Mandoline to Julienne the Zucchini -- slice into thin noodles.

Place zucchini noodles in a serving bowl, top with bruschetta, drizzle with basil pesto, and grated parmesan cheese on top.



WTKR's Coast Live: Sustainability in Action at Westminster-Canterbury

As part of Westminster-Cantebury's celebration of Earth Day, Director of Dining Services Tim Tivvis appeared on WTKR's Coast Live to discuss the importance of sustainability and how our community has adopted it as part of our company culture with its partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW as a Pearl Neighborhood and Pearl Business. He also shared our programs around food waste prevention, buying local and sustainable seafood, and some exciting environmental programs coming to our campus in the future.

The Today Show: The Joy of "VAX"

Thank you to the Today Show and Harry Smith for including us in your story on The Joy of "VAX." As a senior living community whose mission is to foster joy and well-being among our residents, reaching herd immunity on our campus is pure joy!

WC Beats COVID: Celebrates With Pinata Party

We are excited that our Coronavirus Pinata party went viral. Numerous media outlets, nationwide and in Australia and England, shared in the fun by reporting on how WC residents celebrated our community achieving herd immunity -- by showing the COVID pinata who's boss!  Enjoy our highlight reel. 

WVEC-TV13 Talks with WC Leaders on the Community's Journey to Herd Immunity and How Residents Have Celebrated

Vice President of Resident & Health Operations Victoria Crenshaw and Residents' Association John Wolfe talk with WVEC-TV13 reporter Anne Sparaco about how Westminster-Canterbury grew as a community over the past 12 months and how they celebrated now that 100% of the Independent Living residents are vaccinated. Sometimes with a big hug and other times with a piñata party!

13NewsNow Reports on How WC Achieved Heard Immunity and Its Positive Impact on Our Residents

Dana Smith of 13NewsNow reports on Westminster-Canterbury achieving herd immunity against the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the community's residents. Click Here to read the full story. 

Washington Post: Resident Interviewed About WC Reaching Herd Immunity and Its Impact on the Community -- Included in Article on the Nation Returning to Normalcy

Washington Post reporter William Wan interviewed the President of Westminster-Canterbury (WC) Residents' Association, John Wolfe, on a story about the United States returning to normalcy. Mr. Wolfe spoke about reaching "herd immunity" at WC and the impact it has had on the community's residents. Click here to read the full story.


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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
  • We're more active and have more friends. It feels like my family has quadrupled in size. We have a more active lifestyle. There are so many things to do and be part of. Our home now is like living in a resort. 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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