Local News

There’s a lot that happens week in and week out at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury, so we’re glad to share our latest news with you here. In addition to our articles below, check out Westbury World – a monthly newsletter created by residents and staff reporting on our events, guest speakers and special activities – and Our Community Connection – a quarterly publication that showcases the ways the support and advocacy given to SVWC impact our friends and neighbors.

March 2021

Art Programming is Vital for SVWC

Artist/Instructor Gale Bowman-Harlow Shines Bright

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February 23, 2021

SVWC Honored with Holleran's "Community Choice Award"

The award includes both Independent and Assisted Living areas.

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February 19, 2021

SVWC's 2020 History, Volume 14 - "Surviving COVID-19," is Now Available

There was so much to report, that this issue is larger, and chock full of excellent content.

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February 9, 2021

Third Vaccine Clinic Offers Hope...

The Walgreens staff could not have been more gracious, and staff and residents were happy to have the opportunity to receive the vaccine.

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February 4, 2021

Lawrence Gallery's Latest Exhibit

Handmade from Westminster, Part One

New exhibit attracts lots of interest!

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January 29, 2021

SVWC Garners FIVE STAR RATING Once Again

We love seeing stars...

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Dec 4, 2020

SVWC Will Proudly Host The January Series Once Again

Calvin University, a private Christian university in Grand Rapids, Michigan, continues their long tradition of offering The January Series, an award-winning lecture series featuring world-renowned speakers. According to Kristi Potter, director of The January Series, the 2021 Series will be a totally virtual experience.

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September 21, 2020

The Lawrence Gallery Celebrates a Decade of Success!

On Thursday, September 23, 2010, the inaugural exhibit in Lawrence Gallery opened with an informal champagne reception. Exhibitors included residents and staff members, and the show was coordinated by the Art Committee. Amazingly, six of those participating artists are still producing and displaying their artwork as recently as the November 2019 exhibit.

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August 04, 2020

SVWC Hires New Foundation Director

Niki Wilson has been selected to fill the Foundation Director position at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury. She is a graduate of Shenandoah University with a BA in business and marketing and a master’s degree in business administration. Niki has over 15 years of experience in fundraising, most recently with the Winchester Medical Center Foundation.

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June 15, 2020

SVWC is Hosting another Sharing Love - Spreading Joy FATHER’S DAY PARADE!!

Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) continues to closely monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As such, in early March, SVWC closed our doors to all visitors, for the safety of residents and staff members. Since that time, families of residents are growing more and more eager to see their loved ones.‍

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May 20, 2020

Post-Acute Care Administrator Receives ACHCA’s Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Michael Williams, Administrator of Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester, Virginia with the 2020 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Only 7% of facilities nationwide met the initial selection criteria. This year, seventy-eight administrators in 23 states met all eligibility requirements and were awarded the facility leadership award nationally. The leadership award will be celebrated at ACHCA’s Annual Convocation and Exposition scheduled to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from August 30-September 2, 2020.

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May 11, 2020

SVWC is Hosting a Sharing Love - Spreading Joy PARADE!!

Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) continues to closely monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As such, in early March, SVWC closed our doors to all visitors, for the safety of residents and staff members. Since that time, families of residents are growing more and more eager to lay eyes on their loved ones.

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June 2021

Westbury World:

The Moore Trail: A Symbol of Teamwork

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May 2021

Westbury World:

New Board of Trustees Members Elected

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April 2021

Westbury World:

Slowly Moving Back to Normal

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March 2021

Westbury World:

Snow Crew Comes Through Again

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February 2021

Westbury World:

Campus-wide Vaccinations Held

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January 2021

Westbury World:

Vaccine Arrives at SVWC

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December 2020

Westbury World:

Music for Masks Contest a Showcase of Creativity

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November 2020

Westbury World:

An Unusual Welcome for Cottage Newcomers

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October 2020

Westbury World:

Employee Talent Show Telethon Sets Financial Record

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September 2020

Westbury World:

SVWC’s Fitness Center: More Important Than Ever

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August 2020

Westbury World:

Coronavirus Creativity

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July 2020

Westbury World:

The Adventure of Campus-grown Vegetables

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June 2020

Westbury World:

SVWC Stages a Very Special Event

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May 2020

Westbury World:

Villa Project Moving Along

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April 2020

Westbury World:

Coping with the Virus

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March 2020

Westbury World:

Getting to Know the CEO

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Spring 2021

Our Community Connection:

Horticulture Therapy Program

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WINTER 2021

Our Community Connection:

Intergenerational Campaign

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Fall 2020

Our Community Connection:

Saying Thank You to our Team

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Spring 2020

Our Community Connection:

Resident on the move

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Fall 2019

Our Community Connection:

Paying it Forward

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Spring 2019

Our Community Connection:

SVWC 100 Club

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Winter 2019

Our Community Connection:

Mission Possible: SVWC Employee Gift Campaign

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