Our Charlottesville Senior Living Community

Inspired living. Thoughtful commitment.

Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge is the only Charlottesville senior living community that is accredited by CARF International, and that also offers the Lifecare option. We’re a not-for-profit organization, which means our focus is on improving the lives of those who live here, not on creating profit for investors. We’re passionate about bringing excellence to every aspect of what we do.

We’re mission-driven, fueled by independent thinking and creative problem solving. We look for, and welcome insightful input. We’re dedicated to creating a living environment that is life-enriching. We operate as a team and search for innovation. We nurture pride and belief in ourselves that translates to pride and belief in you.

Your resource for senior living

Does age define you? Should it limit the pursuit of your personal goals? We don’t believe so. And so we work to empower your life with choice and experience, unencumbered by the stereotype of age. We endeavor to be your go-to resource in navigating the landscape of senior living in Charlottesville or wherever you may be headed, providing answers, unlocking information and serving your needs, no matter where you may be in your decision-making process and regardless of where you may choose to live in the future.

Our origins

Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge opened in 1990 as a joint endeavor of Westminster Presbyterian Homes, Inc., of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic of the Presbyterian Church USA and Virginia Diocesan Homes, Inc., of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Virginia. We’re a not-for-profit organization that welcomes all faiths.


Corporate Board

Trustees and Officers

Robert W. Tucker, Jr., Chairman
Dennis S. Rooker, Vice Chairman
Anna D. Buchanan, CFO/Treasurer, Non-Trustee
Allison M. Agarwal, Secretary

Gary B. Selmeczi, President and CEO
James C. Greene, Ex Officio
Clare M. Lewis, General Counsel

Mildred Best
Pamela Fitzgerald
Carol F. Ham
William U. Henderson

J. Brian Jackson
Lawrence J. Martin
David M. Oakland
Sheila Tate


Cole Hendrix, Advisor-Finance Committee
David Whitcomb, Advisor-Finance Committee

Richard Radt, Advisor-Investment Committee
Kevin Wells, Advisor-Audit Committee

Our mission

Inspired by the principles of integrity, character, creativity and dedication, this team has built a legacy of excellence and personal service that transcends conventional notions of hospitality. We’re dedicated to delivering excellence in every way. Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge reflects a dedication to the art of living well, and an absolute commitment to serving the needs of residents. We’re the only accredited, not-for-profit senior living community in the Charlottesville region offering a gold standard Type A Lifecare contract.
Our mission:

To provide a Lifecare community of vibrant living designed to meet the dynamic needs and opportunities of older adults.

Our promise

Whatever contingency may arise, your personal security, and that of your estate, will be well provided for. Our not-for-profit Foundation stands behind this promise. We want you to know you’re part of a community that cares about you.

We invite you to learn more about the unique character and commitment of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. Just use the contact form or call us today at 434-972-2622.

The AV Powell Seal

There are many reasons to choose Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. The accommodations are everything anyone could want, the food is out of this world, you have fascinating neighbors, the setting is gorgeous and the staff is second-to-none.

An another important evaluation component: To know the community is on solid financial ground.

You’ll know that because our community bears the AVP Seal.

The seal is a designation developed by AV Powell & Associates. It indicates that the continuing care retirement community’s actuarial results places it in the top tier for long-term solvency. A community with the AVP Seal is in satisfactory actuarial balance with above-average actuarial position, based on AVP’s internal peer review of its most recent actuarial study.

AV Powell & Associates is the leading actuarial consulting firm that provides services to CCRCs.

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