Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community of approximately 450 residents and 420 team members. We strive to be a community of excellence that enriches, empowers and engages the lives of residents, their families and team members.
Inspiring growth and well-being for all the lives we touch.
Our mission is to build and support a community that provides a continuum of care for seniors, focusing on a high quality of life, a full spectrum of services and a commitment to dignity, compassion and respect for all. We are an inclusive community where people from all backgrounds can thrive, and we are a responsible partner that supports the senior living needs of the larger community.
If there’s one word to sum up our culture, it’s family. Some residents are third-generation family members who’ve made our community their home. Other residents have a family connection in the area or simply moved here to enjoy a greater quality of life. What we all have in common is a generous, can-do spirit that gives back to our community and the greater community of Lynchburg. We listen to each other, learn from one another and help each other any way we can.
Founded by the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg opened its doors in 1980. What began as two apartment buildings with a health services center has grown to include cottages, four residential buildings, a wellness center and modern healthcare center. Today, our nonprofit, interfaith Life Plan Community provides healthcare, wellness and recreational services to approximately 450 residents.
Our 52-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia puts residents in an idyllic location. Spectacular views along the Blue Ridge Parkway are just a short drive away. Closer to home, you’ll find many area attractions, including hiking and biking trails, golf courses, restaurants, riverfront concerts, arts festivals, museums, theatres, historical sites, four universities and one community college. It’s no wonder Lynchburg has been named one of the top places to retire in the U.S.Learn More
Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg is accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC). An organization receiving this accreditation has passed a rigorous independent review and on-site survey based on national and international standards. It is widely regarded as a seal of excellence and is awarded only to the best of the best senior living communities.
The AVP Seal is a designation that our firm developed and applies in our actuarial report opinions to indicate that our clients’ actuarial results place them in the top tier of our database. The AVP Seal is awarded based on our internal peer review of your most recent actuarial study. The AVP Seal only applies to the actuarial report that was reviewed for basis of designation and it is not automatically renewed in future years. At the present time, only clients of AV Powell & Associates are eligible for the AVP Seal.
The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Licensure and Certification (the State Survey Agency) conducts an on-site survey of our Healthcare Center each year to determine compliance with state and federal regulations. We are grateful that Drinkard Healthcare continues to receive a 5-star rating, which is the highest rating possible. The Virginia Department of Social Services inspects our assisted living care areas on a yearly basis. We are grateful that Hearthside Assisted Living continues to receive the highest level of approval.