Blog - September 2009


Stylists Can be Health Resource

Posted on September 28, 2009 in In The News

Brenda St. Clair has seen signs of stroke, the first indications of dementia and more than a dozen cases of skin cancer. She cuts and styles hair for a living. Stylists can be health resource (Columbus Dispatch)

Blog - July 2009


Westminster-Thurber Receives National Accreditation

Posted on July 24, 2009 in In The News

Westminster-Thurber Community, 717 Neil Avenue, has attained a five-year re- accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC). CARF/CCAC is an independent, merged nonprofit that accredits aging services and other human services organizations. Westminster- Thurber also has achieved a special designation as a “Person Centered Long-Term Care Community.”

Blog - November 2008


Westminster-Thurber Community Wins National Award

Posted on November 01, 2008 in In The News

Westminster-Thurber Community’s Leadership Team has received the 2008 Excellence in the Workplace Award from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). AAHSA stands for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. They are located in Washington D.C. AAHSA has a membership of 5,700 organizations and serves over 2 million older adults. A delegation of 20 employees went to Philadelphia (Oct 12-15, 2008) to the AAHSA National Convention to receive the award. Steve LeMoine accepted the award on behalf of the WTC community.

Blog - August 2008


OPRS' Westminster-Thurber featured in New York Times

Posted on August 03, 2008 in In The News

What does it feel like to be old in America? At the Westminster Thurber Retirement Community here, Heather Ramirez summed it up in two words. “Painful,” she said. “Frustrating.” OPRS' Westminster-Thurber featured in New York Times

Blog - July 2008


Westminster-Thurber Hosts International Conference

Posted on July 01, 2008 in In The News

In early June, people from throughout the world gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus for the Eden Alternative 4th International Conference in alliance with AOPHA, The Advocate of Not-For-Profit Services for Older Ohioans. Hosted by Westminster-Thurber Community, the only registered Eden community in Central Ohio, the conference provided world-class learning opportunities in Eldercare for nearly 350 individuals from 11 countries and 30 states. During the conference, Westminster-Thurber received the Master Gardener Award, which recognizes an Eden Registered Home’s commitment and journey toward bringing the Eden Alternative Principles to life throughout its organization. Dr. William Thomas, Founder of the Eden Alternative and Nancy Fox, CEO of Eden, presented the award.