Life Enrichment Center2018-12-03T12:42:39+00:00
Three ladies enjoy a relaxing dip in our swimming pool

Stay Fit and Healthy and
Live Life to its Fullest.

At RWC, four out of five residents take part in one or more of our fitness activities. And we want to help you live life to its fullest.

Living Well at RWC features a personalized approach to total wellness. Our health and fitness professionals meet one-on-one with all new residents to design an individual wellness program that will help them create and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Click on the images below to download the RWC Life Enrichment Wellness and Fitness membership brochure and the RWC Wellness Programs & Fitness Schedule.

In a typical month you’ll be able to choose from activities including:

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Strength-and-balance exercises
  • Low-impact aerobics
  • Aquatic activities

You can also get your physical activity outdoors on our beautiful wooded campus. Go kayaking, canoeing or fishing on our lake. Or take a trail walk or run on more than two miles of hard-surface and groomed trails on the campus. Golf and tennis is also available nearby.

About 85 percent of our residents participate in some kind of exercise routine.

RWC also offers special programs for people with special needs including our Fit to Move classes for folks with Parkinson’s disease.

A woman enjoys planting new flowers in her garden

Keep your Mind, Body and Spirit Active

There are many activities and events at RWC centering around health, fitness and wellness. One very popular is our Mind & Muscle Series recognized by the International Council on Active Aging as a superior program focused on total wellness. Held in late summer and early fall, the programs typically fall on the first Monday of every month unless it’s a holiday. This and many other such activities at RWC are free and open to the community.

Our dining room always offer delicious and nutritious choices for every meal including options for residents with special dietary needs.

Additionally, there are many opportunities for our residents to feed their souls. Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Inc. is a Virginia nonprofit corporation affiliated with the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches. We have a full-time chaplain on staff and offer weekly Bible study and worship services.

Residents enjoy events like our viewpoints series including speakers like Laura Bush and Laurie McCord


RWC has something going on nearly every day for residents. Our Gazebo Gazette newsletter details many of these opportunities and the calendar within the Gazette lets you see everything at a glance. Additionally, many of our events such as our monthly art exhibitions are open to the community. We also offer our sought after Viewpoints speaker series in the spring (shown here is 2017 Viewpoints speaker Laurie McCord, a Laura Bush staffer) and Mind & Muscle series in the summer and early fall. These are open via reservation, but space is limited! Our campus and staff are always available for anyone wishing to come for lunch and tour by calling 804-438-4000.

Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Two ladies practice yoga in our fitness center

Rappahannock Club

If you’d like to “try before you buy,” you can join our exclusive Rappahannock Club, or future residency program. For a one-time deposit of $1,000, you’ll receive a permanent priority number so when a cottage or apartment matching your preference becomes available, you will be contacted. You may refuse without penalty and your priority number will not change. You will also receive regular information about what’s happening at RWC and be invited to some of our top events. Plus, you can dine with us at special member prices. The deposit is applied to your entrance fee. If you decide not to move in, you’ll receive a refund.

Download the Rappahannock Club Brochure.
Rappahannock Club brochure

Read the Spring 2018 Messenger Newsletter

Rapp Club Benefits*

  • Exclusive invitations to preview parties of newly renovated cottages and apartments
  • Invitations to select RWC educational programs, special events and activities
  • Four meals in RWC’s Grille and opportunity to buy additional guest meals
  • Dining in RWC’s Lancaster Room for holidays, special events and weekends
  • Introduction to RWC’s Living Well program (free initial assessment)
  • Opportunity to participate in fitness classes (charges apply)
  • Use of common areas and amenities
  • Entrance fees held at current rate for one year from initial date of membership

* Many meals and activities require reservations and are space available only.