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Touching Lives Through Service: 2013 Report

September 26, 2014

Westminster Communities of Florida’s Mission is a mission of service to seniors throughout Florida, and that thread runs through everything we do.

As a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, serving the broader communities we serve is just one of the ways we can make an impact on the lives of those we serve. We provide benefits to the community in the form of housing, volunteer service, local partnerships, meeting space, hands-on training, clinical services, home care services, employment and service to low-income seniors.

Between our nine Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Bradenton, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Orlando and Winter Park, we serve nearly 6,000 residents and more than 2,000 employees. Our residents and staff volunteers provided more than 200,000 hours of community service in 2013.

Our communities periodically prepare a Community Benefit Report, to celebrate these benefits. You can find these reports below for 2013, in PDF format.

Bradenton: Westminster Manor and Westminster Towers & Shores
Central Florida: Westminster Towers and Winter Park Towers
Jacksonville: Westminster Woods on Julington Creek
St. Petersburg: Westminster Palms, Westminster Shores and Westminster Suncoast
Tallahassee: Westminster Oaks

Breaking ground on Northpoint at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek

September 4, 2014

After a ceremonial turning of the shovels, construction set to begin on Northpoint, a new building featuring 25 waterfront apartment homes

ORLANDO, September 3 — Today executive leadership from Westminster Woods on Julington Creek and Westminster Communities of Florida participated in the ground-breaking and ceremonial “turning of the shovels” for our new Northpoint building, featuring 25 waterfront apartment homes with beautifully appointed amenities and finishes.From left: Janet Herron, Regional Vice President of Operations; Garry Hennis, Chief Operating Officer; Ray and Dorothy Noble, our first Northpoint depositors; Ron DeSantis, United States Representative; Dr. JoAnn Nolin, member of the Westminster Communities of Florida Board of Directors and professor of the University of North Florida; Cyndi Stevenson, St. Johns County Commissioner; and Nicole Muller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. ROCKY TABYANIAN for WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEK

This addition to our active senior-living community is the latest phase in enhancing our Continuing Care Retirement Community, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in June. It signals the commitment of Westminster Woods on Julington Creek to continuing to serve senior adults in the greater Jacksonville community and to continuing to provide excellent choices in living options for today’s seniors. Northpoint is expected to cost $6.2 million, and we expect to select a contractor soon.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the groundbreaking for Northpoint,” said Janet Herron, regional vice president of operations. “The addition of these apartment homes will help us continue Westminster Woods on Julington Creek’s 50-plus-year mission of serving senior adults.”

Chief Operating Officer Garry Hennis highlighted the contribution Westminster Woods on Julington Creek makes to the greater Jacksonville area. “This community’s 450 residents and 215 employees contributed 46,000 hours of volunteer service in 2013,” Hennis said. “Northpoint means that $6.2 million in investment will be generated for the local economy, with 25 waterfront apartment homes with beautiful views.”

“I believe that this is a sign that this area is moving ahead,” said Dr. JoAnn Nolin, a member of the Board of Directors of Westminster Communities of Florida and a professor at the University of North Florida. “Westminster Woods on Julington Creek does such a wonderful job of promoting wellness… It’s very important to age in a healthy and active environment."

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was one of the 10 individuals who dug up a ceremonial shovel-full of dirt. “I really appreciate how this community embraces an active lifestyle,” said DeSantis.

A rendering depicting the soon-to-be-constructed new Northpoint building. Northpoint will feature 25 apartment homes with stunning waterfront views, all with the fabulous active lifestyle and amenities that Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is known for.

“Thanks to the Westminster Woods on Julington Creek community for all that they have done for the St. Johns community,” said St. Johns County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson, another attendee who helped dig up the earth.
After today’s ceremony, held at 10 a.m., construction is expected to begin shortly.

Northpoint apartment homes are still available on a limited basis. Only a few remain! For more information, contact Anne Dundes, Director of Sales, at (904) 287-7300.

About Westminster Woods on Julington Creek: Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is the natural choice for active senior lifestyles, ideally located on the shores of Julington Creek, a half-mile-wide tributary of the St. Johns River. Our beautiful, wooded campus of nearly 90 acres combines neighborhoods of detached villas and garden and waterfront apartment homes. We have served senior adults in St. Johns County and Jacksonville for 50 years, with an emphasis on exceptional living options, whole-person wellness and Lifelong Learning, backed by a financially strong and Mission-inspired, faith-based community.

About Westminster Communities of Florida: Westminster Communities of Florida serves 6,000 residents in 19 active living communities around Florida who are in search of an enlightened, fully integrated, person-centered approach to health and wellness. Since 1954, we’ve been Florida’s best choice in active senior living.

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