LAKE RIDGE, VA – Ingleside, a premier provider of comprehensive older adult opportunities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, has announced that its Westminster at Lake Ridge life plan community in Lake Ridge, Va., has been recognized as a 2022 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award Winner, in recognition of the 25 best senior living communities in North America.
Westminster at Lake Ridge is receiving a celebratory plaque in recognition of being listed as among the top 25 communities, highlighting its place as a pioneer for best strategies, staffing, environments, programs, and philosophy to foster a culture of wellness that enhances the quality of life for older adults and those who serve them.
“This is an incredible honor which reflects the commitments and professionalism of the entire Westminster at Lake Ridge team,” said Westminster at Lake Ridge Executive Director Kera Wooten. “The community is a great place to thrive for residents and employees alike. Consistency in the quality level of the services is so important and is a large part of why we are on this prestigious list of the top twenty five best communities! We are always striving for excellence at Westminster at Lake Ridge.”
While there are many people to credit for this recognition, Director of Memory Support and Programming Jena Olsen played a particularly important role in this achievement, with her work in coordinating a comprehensive wellness program for Westminster at Lake Ridge residents. “I’ve had the privilege of helping to create a wellness program as well as a true culture of wellness here at Westminster at Lake Ridge alongside a team of passionate individuals who truly care about the residents, I’m incredibly honored that we have been recognized by the International Council on Active Aging,” said Director Olsen.
Of the 25 communities on the ICAA NuStep Beacon Award list, the top five winners are also presented with the esteemed Pinnacle Award for exemplary performance and exceptional contributions. A complete listing of all the award winners for this year can be found on the ICAA NuStep Beacon and Pinnacle Awards website.
About Westminster at Lake Ridge
Westminster at Lake Ridge is an older adult living community located near the historic Town of Occoquan, Virginia, and is part of the Ingleside family of communities. The CARF-accredited, SAGECare platinum LGBT cultural competency credentialed, not-for profit life plan community provides residents independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, respite services, home care and rehabilitation services. Residents can engage in a wide variety of wellness and lifelong learning opportunities and access a broad range of person-centered programs and extraordinary amenities. U.S. News and World Report named Westminster at Lake Ridge a Best Nursing Home in 2020-2021. Westminster at Lake Ridge is 30 minutes from Washington D.C. and is nestled in a beautiful, wooded 62-acre campus environment, featuring two ponds, gardens, and trails to the Occoquan River. For more information, visit www.wlrva.org.