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.

December 17, 2019

Award-winning Lecture Series Comes to Winchester

The award-winning January Series of Calvin University is coming to Winchester. From Jan. 8 through Jan. 28, 2020, Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury Retirement Community will be one of 60 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series.

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December 13, 2019

Christmas at SVWC

Visit and View our Holiday Displays

It seems that Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury is becoming Winchester’s destination for theChristmas spirit. Everywhere you look, you see, another lovely Christmas tree! More importantly, for the third year, we have organized a charming and fascinating display of Nativity and Crèche treasures, which have delighted residents, staff, and visitors alike. No two scenes are the same. You’ll see everything from a tiny plastic set, which was a childhood purchase many years ago, to elaborate porcelain sets from Europe. The variety is endless.

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November 4, 2019

Triumph From the Turret

Art Exhibit Opening

Our Art Studio on the campus of Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) features a turret. The top portion is adorned with stained glass by resident, Wil Pieper. Since the studio opened, many inspirational projects have been born there. This distinctive exhibit opening Friday, 11-8, consists of works in varied mediums produced under the tutelage of in-house Art Expert, Gale Bowman-Harlow. SVWC residents, as well as area citizens, take classes from Gale. For this exhibit, over 60 individuals, of all skill levels, are proud to showcase their creativity.

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September 4, 2019

InSight X 3

Photography Exhibit Opening

The Lawrence Gallery at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) plays host to a new exhibit every two months. The Art Committee makes a concerted effort to vary the artistic styles and mediums to keep things fresh. With this photography exhibit from September 13 through November 3, viewers will get a unique perspective on reality from three seasoned photographers, Larry Fickau, and John and Kristin Zimet.

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August 30, 2019

SVWC Certified as Official Monarch Butterfly Waystation

After much organization and anticipation, SVWC is elated to announce that we are now an official “Certified Monarch Butterfly Waystation.” The purpose of creating a Monarch Waystation is to provide milkweed, nectar plants, and shelter for Monarch butterflies throughout their annual cycle of production and migration. A Monarch caterpillar eats only milkweed. A Monarch butterfly lays eggs only on milkweed plants, so if there is no milkweed, there are no Monarchs. Sadly, milkweeds and nectar sources have declined because of extensive development, and the use of herbicides.

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January 9, 2019

Teepa Snow’s PAC Training to Continue...

As we are all aware, dementia can have an effect on anyone at any age. It shows no mercy stripping loved one’s memories or taking away their abilities to do the simplest tasks. Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury’s (SVWC) leadership team wanted to be sure that our residents receive the utmost quality of care from staff members in every department on campus. Thanks to a generous undesignated gift to SVWC’s Foundation, management chose to utilize the Positive Approach to Care (PAC), created by Teepa Snow, for mandatory staff training.

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January 03, 2019

Metamorphosis: From Ash to Color

The Art of Josie tilton

The latest exhibit in the Lawrence Gallery at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) opens next Friday, Jan. 11 and will remain through March 11. Artist, Josie Tilton will also be presenting a program, a story of struggle, the previous evening based on her book “Tumbleweed.”

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December 17, 2018

Award-winning Lecture Series Comes to Winchester

The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to Winchester. From Jan. 3 through Jan. 23, 2019, Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) will be one of more than 50 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series.

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November 1, 2018

Moment by Moment

The Art of Kathy Chumley

The new exhibit in the Lawrence Gallery at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) opens next Friday, Nov. 9 and will remain through January 4, 2019. Artist, Kathy Chumley grew up in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, in a family of artists. Her father, John Chumley, is a noted artist in the region, and his paintings can be found in many a home and business in the Valley.

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September 7, 2018

Leah’s Legacy

Honoring Artist and Teacher, Leah Brumback

The Art Committee at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) is looking forward to the new exhibit opening next Friday, September 14 and running through November 6. Leah Brumback was an exceptional artist who taught painting classes at SVWC for approximately twenty years. Many of her students were with her throughout that time period. The “Wednesday painting group” formed a close, family-like bond, and thanks to Leah’s input, their skills improved markedly.

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August 21, 2018

SVWC Internships = Win/Win!

Getting a “foot in the door” via an internship can often result in a full-time job offer. For some, internships offer opportunities to earn designated requirements for a degree. This year, four fantastic interns have gifted Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) with their presence, and in turn, they have learned a great deal and garnered priceless experience on our unique campus.

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July 4, 2018

Wil Pieper’s Life-long Legacy of Creativity and Energy

SVWC Lawrence Gallery Presents

The Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) Art Committee is proud and excited to invite the public to this very unique exhibit, between July 13 and September 5, 2018. With this show, we are celebrating and sharing the many accomplishments of an extraordinary, multi-faceted, artistic genius -Wil Pieper.

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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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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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Spring 2018

Our Community Connection:

The Power of Connection

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