You’ll quickly find that at Westminster Village, we’re more focused on you, but we’ll make a simple introduction first. Read a little more about our leadership and management, plus one of our unique advantages for total wellness—our Westminster Athletic Club.
Life Plan Community
Our Life Plan Community is the secure choice.
Westminster Village offers the best value in retirement living. Even as you live independently in a villa or senior apartment residence, you have access to a full range of services all on-site. It’s the ultimate peace of mind for you and your family. As your needs change, you’re ready with a trusted, affordable option close to home. Plus, your entrance fee ensures your housing and health care needs are taken care of regardless of your future financial situation. You’ll be prepared for life’s “what ifs”—from short-term rehabilitative care to assistance with daily living or long-term skilled nursing at Westminster Village Health & Rehab, conveniently located right on campus.
Westminster Athletic Club: where wellness begins.
More than a room with a treadmill and resistance bands, we named our fitness center Westminster Athletic Club because it’s designed to bring out the athlete in everyone—at any age. As the saying goes, “If you have a body, you are an athlete.” Our athletic club will help you make the most of it—with resources you can count on—from certified fitness experts to effective equipment.
Fitness Manager On-Site
At your service five days a week on-site, our fitness manager is certified by the National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS). Degreed and certified, NIFS makes sure its managers are trained to help individuals exercise safely and smartly at all ages and stages of life. You’ll receive a personalized plan from our fitness manager—your own prescription for nutrition, functional movement and exercise to help you feel better, build confidence and experience life! Our fitness manager is also available for some on-on- one sessions.
Equipment and Classes
Under the direction of our NIFS fitness manager and trained instructors, residents have exactly what they need to remain on the path to fitness. The Westminster Athletic Club offers everything from state-of- the-art cardio and nautilus equipment to proven low-tech fitness tools like resistance chairs, balance balls and free weights. Plus, instructor-led group classes make exercise fun and effective and are offered to meet virtually any personal schedule, level of ability and fitness goals.
Relaxed neighborhood retirement living in Terre Haute.
With 35 acres in Terre Haute, you’ll find our location offers plenty of elbow room with villas clustered in cul-de-sacs and apartment homes overlooking mature trees, a pond with fountain and expansive, green lawns. Conveniently located, we’re close to great shopping, dining and entertainment and just 10 minutes from Indiana State University. If you like to hit the links, we’re across the street from Rea Park Golf Course. Plus, you’ll find places of worship and excellent medical facilities nearby.
A local community leadership team you can rely on.
This welcoming Life Plan Community is led by a team of professionals who are highly credentialed and experienced, but also passionate about supporting seniors and their families. From our executive director and competent caregivers to the servers in The Crossroads dining room, residents, friends and families will find they are recognized, welcomed and appreciated each day.
Dan Smith, Executive Director
A St. Louis, Missouri, native, Dan has served in the field of senior living since 2005. “I’m proud to be part of a community with over three decades of service to the Wabash Valley’s seniors and their families,” he says. Dan and his wife, Betsy, enjoy bringing their two children to Westminster Village to interact with residents.
Jacob Elliott, Administrator
A born and raised Hoosier, Jacob works tirelessly to maintain a tradition of excellence at Westminster Village Health & Rehab. “I am proud of the fact that Westminster Village is the premier provider of senior living in the Wabash Valley, and that we are constantly striving to improve and expand the services we offer,” he says. Outside of work, he enjoys exercising and spending time with friends and family.
Ken Horstman, Dining Services Director
Ken has an extensive array of experience in the restaurant and dining services field spanning over 36 years, with all of those in the Terre Haute area. When he’s not coordinating the outstanding dining program at Westminster Village, you’ll find him in the great outdoors, golfing, fishing, camping, hunting, hiking and birdwatching. “I love the feeling of family here at Westminster Village,” he relates. “We are all here to help each other.”
Kenny Brown, Plant Operations Director
Keeping Westminster Village moving like a well-oiled machine is where you’ll find Kenny. He began his career in 1993 at Greenwood Village South, a retirement community in Greenwood, Indiana. He’s proud of the upgrades he’s coordinated to keep Westminster Village running smoothly. He’s also a skilled green thumb! “I enjoy farming my 53 acres and spending time with my grandkids and lovely wife Annette,” he says.
Jan Cockrell, Director of Leisure Services
It’s all work and all play for Jan! Her career in recreation spans over 45 years, beginning with her days as a summer camp counselor at a YWCA Day Camp. Jan is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and is Activity Consultant Certified (ACC) and says, “I love program and event development, organization and implementation.” She is also a native Hoosier and has been a resident of Terre Haute for over 40 years.
Helen Hildebrand, Human Resources Director
Helen is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) with over 11 years of experience in her field. “I love my job because people care about me as a person and about my professional growth. There is a genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals here at Westminster Village,” she says. A lifelong resident of the Wabash Valley, Helen enjoys playing tennis, traveling and spending time with family, friends and her Yorkshire terrier, Roadie.
Clay Smith, RN, Director of Nursing
Clay brings over 20 years of experience in nursing to his team at Westminster Village Health & Rehab. He’s proud of the high level of care they are able to provide to residents and their families, and appreciative of the “little things” the community does for its employees, too. “I’m married to an outstanding woman with 3 beautiful, smart and outgoing daughters, plus 1 son in- law that I’m proud to have as part of my family. We love to go camping on the weekends and we’re very active in our church, especially with the teenagers in our youth group,” he says.
Sara Young, Move-In Coordinator
Originally from Houston, Texas, Sara relocated to Indiana in 2008. She truly enjoys the opportunity to use her creativity as part of her role in helping residents transition to the community. “I enjoy camping and exploring the many parts and recreation areas within the Wabash Valley with my husband and friends,” she says. She can also be found with her Yorkie, Winston, visiting the community when not on duty.
Lisa Orr, LPN, Admissions & Marketing Coordinator
Lisa has over 20 years of experience in the health care field, and proud to share her talents with the team at Westminster Village Health & Rehab. “What I enjoy most about my job is the daily interaction with residents and families, as well as those who might benefit from what we offer at Westminster Village,” she says. Lisa is a native of Vigo County and likes spending quality time with family as well as traveling to the mountains.
Rebecca Shake, Residency Counselor
“I truly value the ability to help people,” says Rebecca. “Here at Westminster Village, we really come together as a team to make the process of moving as easy as possible.” Rebecca has been in marketing and sales for over 6 years and enjoys being outdoors, hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Kate Webster, Marketing & Sales Director
Kate has developed an extensive knowledge of senior living during her 9+ years in the field. “I love and appreciate the support we receive from the residents of Westminster Village. The fact that so many residents enjoy the lifestyle and encourage their friends to make the Life Plan Community choice is wonderfully gratifying,” she says. Kate attended St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, and spent 8 years in Lexington, Kentucky working in the wedding and event industry. She returned to Indiana in 2008 and has been with communities that are managed by Life Care Services ever since.
Margaret Barawskas, Admissions Specialist
Margaret coordinates the admissions process for Westminster Village Health & Rehab. A dog lover and cycling enthusiast, you may see her biking around Terre Haute with J’s Bikes racing Team. “I’m really proud of the quality of the resident care and team work ethic here at Westminster Village,”Margaret says. “As someone new to the Terre Haute area, they’ve been so supportive and welcoming to me.”
Ron Wullstein, Executive Chef
With over two decades of experience in culinary and food service, Ron uses his talents in the kitchen to build relationships with the residents of Westminster Village. “I really strive to make each of their days enjoyable through what I do,” he says. Ron feels the deep-rooted culture of teamwork at Westminster Village really instills a sense of pride in all employees. Originally from the Dakotas (North and South), Ron enjoys his time away from the community with his “beautiful wife and two wonderful children.”
Testimonials tell you the true story. The experts on living at Westminster Village are the neighbors and friends who call our community home. Find out why they chose Westminster Village and what they like best about living here.
Our resident testimonials say it all.
“Everything is so convenient. There’s a Club Room where we can get a sandwich, a coffee kiosk and a general store, all right here.”
—Louise Clark, Westminster Village resident since 2005
“Westminster Village is the only true continuing care community in quite a wide area, certainly in Terre Haute. Continuing Care is what really drew us to the community, plus the fact that everything here is under one roof. Having access to health care on site takes some pressure off of each of us and takes some pressure off our children.”
—Jim Schnabel, Westminster Village resident since 2005
Read some of our online reviews.
“Recently helped move a neighbor’s furniture into his new apartment at Westminster. Just wanted to say how friendly the staff were to accommodate us and ease the transition. Great to know he’s in good hands now.”
March 07, 2017
“We’ve been to Westminster Village Terre Haute a couple of times. You have to buy into it before you can live there. It’s quite expensive, but it’s very nice. It’s good for what it’s supposed to be. They have had people that come in who move seniors and set up their apartments for them. They’ve had realtors to help list your property and evaluate it. There are programs in their public facilities. They have a small pharmacy, a beauty parlor, a barber shop, a movie room, worship services, transportation, a pool room, and a nice dining room. We have had a small meal there that was very good. Just in the past year or two, they have put in a garden home on their property, so it’s becoming more diversified.”
May 07, 2016
“At Westminster, they charge you extra for taking you to the doctor and to the beauty. They have a bank there. It is a big place. It is like a hotel. They have two-bedroom apartments and one-bedroom apartments. They do have activities weekly. I had lunch there and it was very good. The staff was very nice and very efficient.”
August 28, 2012
“This is a beautiful facility. The staff was very nice, and most helpful. The patients love it there. It was clean, no odors noticed at all. Patients also said the food was very good. The patients seemed to all be clean and well looked after.”
December 08, 2011
“Westminster Village offers a relaxed and safe environment. Beautiful landscaping includes fountains visited by ducks and mature trees that offer shade from the sun. Conveniences within the building offer the residents a beauty salon, bank and a full-service dining area. Plenty of workers, staffed for emergencies keep the common areas clean including the elevator lobbies. The comfortably sized apartments include spacious bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and a small kitchen. Special amenities include emergency buttons or pull cords found in each room in case the resident falls. The village also, has a full-assisted living area for residents who may need full-time assistance.
The assisted living area provides a caring nursing staff that helps with bathing, meals and physical therapy. Residents may stay in the fully assisted facility for the remainder of their life or for a short-term stay after surgery or medical situation; once they recuperate, they can return to their apartment. The staff at both facilities make everyone, including visitors feel right at home. It is a beautiful, peaceful and well taken care of community.”
Experienced Management. Exceptional Support.
Managed by a nationwide leader—Life Care Services®.
Westminster Village is managed by Life Care Services, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services, established in 1971 and based in Des Moines, Iowa, is the third largest manager of full-service senior living communities. Life Care Services currently provides operations, and marketing and sales management services for not-for- profit and for-profit Life Plan Communities, formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), and rental independent living, assisted living and memory care communities nationwide. For more information, visit lifecareservicesLCS.com.