Your voice in your community
The Residents’ Association is part of being connected and gives all residents a voice in our community with the chance to express their opinions freely at monthly meetings. The open, caring atmosphere you’ll find flows directly from the Association’s efforts. Its charge is to sustain that spirit in all aspects of life here.
Resident Committees and Councils
The Residents’ Association at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury also organizes our residents into action committees that enhance our retirement community in ways large and small. Our 18 committees are very active in all aspects of the community. Some of them include:
The Biography Group helps cultivate one of the best things about life at our retirement community: the ability to meet and get to know so many other residents. The group produces and distributes informative biographies of new residents.
The Buildings & Grounds Committee serves as an important channel of communication between residents and the administration concerning maintenance and grounds.
The Food Service Committee serves as a liaison between the dining services director and residents.
The History Committee preserves historical documents, data, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Westminster-Canterbury activities (see our News page for information about the committee’s latest “Annual History Publication.”).
The Library Committee maintains the well-stocked lending library here at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.
The Program Committee presents musical programs and entertaining guest speakers, generally every Thursday night from September through May.
The Resale Shop is administered by resident volunteers. The Shop accepts donations from our retirement community residents only and welcomes household items and ladies’ clothing. Proceeds benefit the Fellowship Fund.
The Welcome Committee greets and assists new SVWC residents as they move into their homes, helping them adjust to their surroundings.