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Boost Your Well-Being in St. Petersburg Independent Living Communities with These Festive Fall Activities

August 31, 2021

Fall is almost here! As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, this season is the perfect time of year for residents of independent living facilities in St. Petersburg FL to enrich their mental and physical health with fall-themed activities. We’ve curated a list of some wellness-focused fall activities for seniors in St. Petersburg that are easy and safe to do in challenging times – continue reading to learn more!

Tailgate Weekends

The advent of fall is nearly synonymous with the kickoff to a fresh football season. Saturdays and Sundays are dominated by America’s most-watched sport, and tailgating is one of the best ways to come together and enjoy a social setting. Socialization can lighten your mood and make you feel happier, and it may even lower your risk of dementia. Even seniors who don’t enjoy football can still enjoy the following tailgating ideas:

  • Set up an outdoor lunch with hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken wings, and more.
  • Encourage everyone to wear apparel from their favorite teams.
  • Bring a TV and turn it to any of the day’s games for extra entertainment.

Seasonal Gardening

Fall is the best time of year to plant perennial flower bulbs, which are those that bloom year after year. Make note of your favorite flowers and consider which ones you’d like to see sprout in a few months. Daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth are popular choices due to their adaptability to all planting zones. Then, come spring, you’ll be able to reap the full rewards of your gardening investment! Flowers are proven to improve mood, memory, and energy, as well as aid in relaxation, making them an ideal activity for residents of St. Petersburg Florida independent living.

Soak Up the Scenery

Fall is a delight to the senses – the trees change colors, crunchy leaves adorn the ground, and the air feels a little less heavy. There’s no better way to make the most of the season than simply getting outside and enjoying it firsthand! Consider any of the following activities:

  • Open a window to let that fresh fall air in.
  • Take a walk down a block or two around your St. Petersburg independent living neighborhood.
  • Sit back and relax on your backyard or porch. Don’t be afraid to put your legs up!

Whip Up Festive Treats

Apples, pumpkins, cinnamon – these are all staples of many fall-themed recipes. Cooking and baking more often are both good for you because, not only do they enhance new skills, but they also allow you to save money and control what goes into the food you eat. Furthermore, cooking is an act of patience, mindfulness, an outlet for creative expression, and helps to raise one’s self esteem after a job well done. All of these are reasons why making fall treats benefits your mental health (as well as your stomach). So, dust off your favorite recipe book and get to it! Might we suggest:

  • Caramel apple pie.
  • Pumpkin cinnamon rolls.
  • Apple cider donuts.
  • And whatever else you love!

Fall presents those in St. Petersburg independent living with a beautiful opportunity to make the most of the great outdoors. Even if you choose not to step foot outside, all it takes is an open window to let those incredible sights and sounds inside. To learn more about premier living in St. Petersburg, give Westminster Shores a call today. Chart your course to luxurious accommodations and amenities in our independent living facilities on the stunning waterfront of Tampa Bay!


Signature Recipes To Enjoy This Summer

August 20, 2021

The Westminster Dining Services team brings you six of their Signature Recipes to enjoy with family and friends this summer! The delicious recipes include Florida Beef Sliders with Avocado Salad & Pickles, Shrimp Roll, Tomato Sandwich, Sweet Potato Wedges, Elote Salad and Florida Mango Bread Pudding. You can download the entire recipe book by clicking on the cover image or each individual recipe below.

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Our Signature Florida Beef Sliders with Avocado Salad & Pickles

Our Signature Shrimp Roll

Our Signature Tomato Sandwich

Our Signature Sweet Potato Wedges

Our Signature Elote Salad

Our Signature Florida Mango Bread Pudding


3 Tips for Minimalizing Assets when Moving Into a Saint Petersburg Assisted Living

July 31, 2021

Assets can earn you more money in the future. Examples include equipment, supplies, and business vehicles. A copyright or patent on a product you invented are examples of intangible assets. All assets can be minimized before entering an assisted living program.

  1. Recycle tangible assets: assisted living in Saint Petersburg FL

The first thing you can do is if you have any physical assets, recycle them prior to entering an assisted living program. You should check with your city’s laws and regulations regarding recycling to learn what type of materials can be recycled. Remember, tangible assets may need to be documented and analyzed when entering independent living. Written errors can lead to delays. Additionally, the benefit of recycling physical items is that doing so puts the materials back to good use while ridding them from the list of financial documentation you need to note.

  1. Sell rights to products that aren’t selling before moving to assisted living in Saint Petersburg FL

Before entering an assisted living facility St Petersburg, if you have patents and copyrights on music or other creations, consider whether you’re making money on what you created. While everyone wants to reserve their identity on a creation forever, should someone else want to take the idea to new heights, consider negotiating a sale to make the profit. If you haven’t already considered asset management or other professional services, this way done correctly can earn you profit and save hassle in keeping up with miscellaneous payments.

  1. Assisted living Saint Petersburg Florida: Pay for independent living

In assisted living facilities in St Petersburg Florida, You can minimize your assets by channeling them into a lump sum payment for your assisted living program. The costs of assisted living can cost under $2,000 for monthly fees. This allows residents the opportunity to get everything they need on the amenities and services side. If you have extra assets, you can sell them and use the funds to pay your assisted living expenses.

Learn more about assisted living Saint Petersburg-based

There are fixed and financial assets, plus many more examples of assets including vehicles, furniture, and accounts receivable. If you talk to the right professionals, you can learn how to minimize these assets so that you don’t have as many financial worries to worry about at once. Assisted living facilities in St. Petersburg, Florida want guests to feel organized and comfortable about their finances before enjoying their stay.


Westminster Communities Of Florida Wins Gold, 5 Awards In 2021 National Mature Media Awards Program

July 9, 2021

Westminster Communities Of Florida  Wins Gold, 5 Awards in 2021 National Mature Media Awards

Westminster Communities of Florida was a winner in the 30th Annual National Mature Media Awards Program. The program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearing-house for the senior market, recognizes the nation’s finest marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs designed and produced for older adults. 

The organization was pleased to receive a Gold Award for its “Westminster Sings What The World Needs Now (Is Love)” social media campaign, in the category of Social Media. This video, which featured nearly 50 residents and team members representing our 22 communities, is a heart-warming antidote to the hardest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The video is still available on Westminster’s YouTube channel for viewers to enjoy — go to https://youtu.be/8FhSpfMu_QI.

In addition, Westminster Communities of Florida was recognized with awards for: 

  • The rebrand of the Westminster Communities Foundation, which received a Bronze Award in the category of Marketing and Advertising Campaigns. This campaign of brochures, flyers, personalized donor cultivation materials, recognition gifts and more has contributed to the successful launch of a major new campaign focused on donor recruitment for our charitable foundation. We congratulate the Westminster Communities Foundation team.

  • A campaign offering advice to our team members who graduated high school and college, “Seniors 2 Seniors,” was recognized with a Bronze Award in the category of Social Media. We asked residents what advice they might give, and then captured them offering it and shared it on social media, as well as our internal CCTV systems. Enjoy the video and get their advice on Westminster’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/d4fzkMIP8Io

  • To help provide the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic to our residents and their family members, we created a special “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources” online guide. These web pages contained a variety of information about how residents and their families could stay safe, support each other and our communities, and even a fun kids’ activity pack for summer, when camps and day cares were closed. The COVID-19 guide was recognized with a Bronze Award in the category of Web-based Resource/Tool. These resources are still available and up-to-date at https://www.westminstercommunitiesfl.org/coronavirus-news-and-resources

  • Our “Thank You Team Members” campaign, celebrating our team members for their heroic work of caring for vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, received a Merit Award in the category of Marketing and Advertising Campaigns. It consisted of a campaign of signs, banners, recognition gifts, online graphics, social media posts and more. We congratulate our Human Resources and Creative teams for their work on the campaign.

Those involved with the art direction, design and copywriting for the campaigns were Nicole Muller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing; Wes Meltzer, Director of Marketing and Communications; Katherine Peters, Director of Sales, Chris Ware, Creative Services Coordinator; Natalie Rooney, Creative Design Specialist; and Sydney March, Social Media Specialist.

“We were delighted and honored to have been selected for these awards,” Meltzer said. “Our Creative Team does amazing work. The recognition of the Mature Media Awards just confirms it for us. Westminster Communities of Florida was pleased to take part in the 30th anniversary of the Mature Media Awards program, and very happy with the results.”

The entries were judged by a distinguished panel of mature market experts from across the United States for overall excellence of design, content, creativity and relevance to the senior market.

About Westminster Communities of Florida: Westminster Communities of Florida serves more than 7,000 residents in 22 communities throughout 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. Find out more about how you can Live Well. Be Happy. at a Westminster community – visit our Web site at www.WestminsterCommunitiesFL.org or call 407-839-5050.


Signature Recipes to Light Up Your Fourth of July

July 1, 2021

In celebration of Fourth of July, the Westminster Dining Services team brings you five of their Signature Recipes to enjoy with family and friends! The delicious recipes include Grilled Burgers and Toppings, Buffalo Puppies, Spicy Coleslaw, Tomato, Strawberry & Watermelon Salad and Raspberry Lemonade. You can download the entire recipe book by clicking on the cover image or each individual recipe below.

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Our Signature Grilled Burgers & Toppings

Our Signature Buffalo Puppies

Our Signature Spicy Coleslaw

Our Signature Baked Potato Salad

Our Signature Tomato, Strawberry & Watermelon Salad

Our Signature Raspberry Lemonade


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