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Community 2017-12-15T15:15:25+00:00

Resident Newsletter

Our newsletter, Gazebo Gazette, maps out all of our resident events each month. Read the December 2017 issue today!

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Two women enjoy fine dining on the outdoor patio at the Lakeside Grille

Eat In or Dine Out? You Can Do Both at RWC.

We hear from our residents that fine dining is a very important part of their social life and enjoyment so RWC delivers.

Casual dining inside and out is available daily in the Lakeside Grille, where may select from a number of tasty main courses, appetizers, soups and desserts prepared by a chef.

The Grille and its outdoor patio look out on Wood Duck Lake, where wildlife such as deer, ospreys and ducks can be spotted.

The more formal Lancaster Room is available for dinner reservations on Friday and Saturday or for Sunday brunch. Additionally, RWC is one of the few area communities to offer Grind Dining™ – an innovative culinary technique involving preparing and presenting food in a way that retains the taste, texture, nutrition and consistency of regular menu items for individuals with cognitive, neuromuscular and chewing disorders.

If you’re on the go or simply wish to dine in your residence, RWC offers carry-out service for every meal. Additionally, every residence is equipped with a full kitchen to prepare meals just the way you like them.

Special areas can be reserved for occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. RWC offers catering for special events—even in your home.

Winter menu

A woman and a man enjoy a pleasant conversation on the dock at the lake

At RWC You Can Do as Little
or as Much as You Wish.

At RWC, the monthly calendar is full with senior activities such as art and acting classes, board and card games, lectures, music lessons, foreign language instruction, choir practice and shopping trips.

We are known for our popular Mind & Muscle Series recognized by the International Council on Active Aging as a superior program focused on total wellness and for our annual Viewpoints lectures.
The Viewpoints series debuted in 2002 and is much anticipated among RWC residents and the Northern Neck community. Past noteworthy speakers have included best-selling author David Baldacci, ABC News correspondent Ann Compton, White House photographer Michael Geissinger and many more.

RWC also offers frequent activity bus excursions to dining spots, museums, theaters and other destinations. If you need to shop but don’t want the hassle of driving, RWC provides weekly transportation to local shopping venues where you can find groceries, gifts and household items.

One of our staff shows an apartment to a prospective resident

Our Home Solutions Service is Like Having a Personal Assistant.

RWC’s concierge service, Home Solutions, is ready to make your life easier by handling many of the everyday chores that take up time. RWC residents pay a fee for most Home Solutions services.

Your Home Solutions representative can:

  • Pick up your groceries
  • Schedule appointments
  • Take care of details for special occasions
  • Plan birthday parties
  • Organize visits from out-of-town family and friend
  • Handle transactions with your insurance company
  • Deal with your bank or credit card company
  • Help with the Social Security administration
  • Hire a driver to take you to medical appointments
  • Take you to the airport
A man and a woman get ready to drive around town

Around Town

There is so much to see and do in the Northern Neck and surrounding community. RWC is minutes away from a world-class resort, fine dining, golf courses, boutiques, wineries and so much more.

Hundreds of miles of shoreline along rivers, creeks and the magnificent Chesapeake Bay make the Northern Neck ideal for boaters, kayakers and sightseers who want to catch a glimpse of wildlife (or an occasional dolphin). The region has long been home to farmers and watermen, and their traditions are evident almost everywhere you go. Farmers’ markets feature local seafood and produce, along with crafts that make ideal gifts for friends and family. You’ll find golf courses, walking trails, shooting ranges, museums, county fairs and celebrations commemorating the history and traditions of the Northern Neck and America.

You’ll find your neighbors in the Northern Neck share a spirit of volunteerism and optimism that is heartwarming and contagious. Many are active in their churches and in civic organizations. Libraries, theaters and fine arts groups provide a surprisingly diverse and sophisticated cultural life. Locally owned businesses offer an array of goods and services making it easy to shop close to home.

RWC is an integral part of this community, serving as a meeting place for several civic and nonprofit organizations and holding numerous events such as the annual Viewpoints series, which brings national and local speakers to the campus each spring.

When you move to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, you will be joining a vibrant community that will enrich your life in ways you can only begin to imagine.

Support Services

In addition to providing high-quality accommodations and services to its residents, Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury makes a number of programs and services available to members of our local community as well.

Three ladies exercise by lifting weights with dumbbells

Fit for Life Wellness Program

Open to RWC residents and eligible community members for a monthly fee, Fit for Life is a comprehensive wellness program, which allows access to RWC’s new Life Enrichment Center which offers:

  • Customized exercise program
  • State-of-the art equipment
  • Group fitness classes
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Wellness and nutrition seminars
  • Instruction from certified fitness instructors
  • Advice from a registered dietitian
  • Fit to Move class for those with Parkinson’s disease

At Home with RWC

If you decide to stay at home but need help with some everyday tasks, RWC can help. Our At Home with RWC department delivers personal care, companion care or nursing care right to your door step. All services are monitored by a registered nurse. Enrollees pay a fee to participate in the program. Go to athomerw-c.org to learn more.

Parkinson’s Support Groups

RWC’s Parkinson’s Support Group and Care Partners Group meet monthly to share concerns of living with and care for those with Parkinson’s disease. Medical professionals and researchers routinely attend the meetings to discuss advances in treatment and best practices for daily living activities. A Fit to Move exercise class, geared to assist those with Parkinson’s in maintaining muscle tone and coordination, meets three times a week. Participation in all activities is free.

Thumbnail image of Parkinsons Brochure Cover Download our brochure.

Westbury Club Adult Day Program

RWC’s Westbury Club is a day program for adults over 65 who live at RWC or in the surrounding community. While enrollees in the Westbury Club participate in structured activities, family members can run errands, attend appointments or relax, knowing loved ones are being cared for by professionals in a safe environment.

  • Weekdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (with some holidays excluded)
  • Daily fee covers all activities, lunch and snacks
  • Financial assistance available through the RWC Foundation

Memory Support Group

Regular group sessions organized by RWC allow those living with memory loss and their families and caregivers an opportunity to share experiences and learn about new approaches to managing such change. RWC’s close relationship with the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association assures participants the latest research and best practices are incorporated into our program. Services are offered at no charge. Learn more about Memory Care.