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Learn More About Westminster Village Terre Haute

You’ll quickly find that at Westminster Village retirement community, we’re more focused on you, but we’ll make a simple introduction first. Read a little more about our senior living leadership and management, plus one of our unique advantages for total wellness—our Westminster Athletic Club.

Not-for-profit Life Plan Community

Our not-for-profit Life Plan Community is the secure choice.

“We are a vibrant not-for-profit Life Plan Community inspiring residents and team members to maximize their lives and the lives of others.”

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.

Senior Living Wellness

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.

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Opportunities Await

Fill your life and your calendar with the many opportunities created for you! Guided by the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, the Community Life Department and Nifs Fitness Manager offer engaging classes, lectures, volunteer opportunities and exceptional performances. From symphony performances to yoga class, poetry club to ukulele lessons, you can be as busy as you choose to be. This video features a recent Active Adventure Outing residents took to Brown County Indiana. Imagine yourself ziplining through the trees!

Retirement Community Location

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.

Retirement Community Leadership

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.

Colleen Matthews, Executive Director

Matthews has more than 32 years of experience in senior living. She is a graduate of Indiana State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Sociology, along with a master’s degree in Gerontology. At an early age, Mathews demonstrated an interest in working with seniors, volunteering in a nursing home at the age of 13, and continued intermittently through her high school years.  “Westminster Village is an exceptional community with a strong history and strong sense of camaraderie and dedication among the team members. I look forward to building upon our foundation of hospitality and customer service while continuing to anticipate and provide for the needs of those we serve.” In her spare time, Colleen enjoys walking her dog, staying physically active with a bootcamp style, kickboxing workout, and spending time with family.

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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.”

Lauren Kelsheimer, Director of  Community Life

Lauren’s background includes over 10 years of professional experience in the fitness, wellness and recreation fields. She is a familiar face to many, having worked at Westminster Village for over five years as a contract employee through NIFS Fitness Center Management. She loves creating moments of magic for residents, and when she hears that someone enjoys a program, event or trip, it keeps her motivated to continue to do more and more for them. In her own words, it’s about “creating experiences that people won’t forget.” Lauren prides herself on the ability to connect with people and understand their needs and wants, and feels it’s a big reason she’s been able to achieve her goals as Community Life Director.

Julie Jones, Human Resources Director

Julie graduated from St. Mary of the Woods College with a Bachelor of Science Human Resource Management. She has worked in Human Resources for a little over 4 years. Her goal is to make sure that all team members feel appreciated for their hard work, and if they need help with anything that she is always there to help them. Julie loves to smile and bring joy to others. She loves helping people and has enjoyed working in senior living the last few years. When Julie is not working, she loves spending time with her daughter, boyfriend, family and friends. She also enjoys baking, exercising, and collecting Betty Boop items. Julie’s motto is “It’s going to be a good day.”

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Kaleena Miller, RN, DON

Kaleena has spent nearly a decade in the health care industry, starting as an LPN floor nurse before advancing to the position of weekend option supervisor/unit manager. She then became a Staff Development Coordinator before ascending to her current role as Director of Nursing. She is passionate about this field, and especially long term care, as it allows her to get to know residents and their life stories. She loves being able to help residents live their best life day to day and also having the opportunity to interact with their families. She is an avid learner, and having obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she is currently in the process of earning her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree. When Kaleena is not working, she enjoys bowling, reading, shopping, watching Netflix and spending time with her three German Shepherds and cat.

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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.

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Amanda Dailey, Admissions & Marketing Coordinator

Amanda’s background includes 15 years of work in the senior living industry. She has been a familiar face around Westminster Village, having worked here for the past three years. Amanda loves being able to share her passion of senior living with the outside community. She prides herself on her continued growth in this industry and ability to rise to any challenge that is presented to her with a positive outlook. Amanda is a native and life-long resident of Wabash Valley and loves spending quality time with her husband and children.

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LaRita Shaw, LPN, Health & Wellness Navigator

LaRita returns to Westminster Village as Health and Wellness Navigator, having previously worked for the community in her very first nursing position. She has served in the health care industry since 2006, holding a variety of roles and learning something new in every setting. She loves making a difference in the lives of those she cares for, and appreciates that, as a nurse, she has the opportunity to care for others in their time of need. LaRita appreciates the sense of fulfillment that comes with the ability to learn new things, and the endless possibility of growth. She loves being able to do what she loves and learning so much along the way. When away from work, LaRita enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling and spending time with her family.

Kayla Neel, Fitness Manager

Kayla Neel is our full-time Fitness Manager at Westminster Village through our partnership with The National Institute for Fitness and Sport. Kayla is a graduate of Indiana State University with a master’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in strength and conditioning. Kayla has a diverse background from working with a wide variety of individuals in the cardiac rehab setting as well as the roles she carried as a personal trainer and assisting with a local Rock Steady Boxing program.

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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.

Deana Wilson, Marketing & Sales Director

I am thrilled to be serving Westminster Village as the Director of Marketing & Sales! I feel blessed to have spent my thirty-year career championing the interests of older adults and serving in various operational and marketing roles. Regardless of what positions I have held over the years, I recognize the impact of the work that I do on the lives of others…our residents, their family members and my co-workers. I want that impact to be positive and supportive of people living their best lives!

Deana holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration and throughout much of her career, she has been active with organizations that support and advocate for aging services such as Leading Age where she held various cabinet positions and most recently was selected as an Executive Board Member. In Deana’s personal time, she enjoys being with her adult children and their spouses and her sweet dog named Briggs. She loves spending weekends away in nature (preferably on a lake), flower gardening, reading, doing yoga, she has recently taken up bicycling and she is a dedicated Chicago White Sox fan.

Shannon Williams, Administrator

As the Administrator for Westminster Village, Shannon is charged with overseeing operations of the Life Plan community’s long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation.  Williams began her career in long-term senior care as a certified nursing assistant 30 years ago and earned her health facility administrator license more than 10 years ago.  ”I have always had a love for the senior population. I was blessed to have great grandparents as well as grandparents invest in my life,” says Williams. “Many senior church men and women, whose love and life stories have always been a positive part of my life, I also consider a tremendous blessing.”  Since joining Westminster Village, Williams has been focused on filling any open positions with top candidates through a program aptly named the Westminster Difference.   According to Williams, “We’re working to make Westminster Village the provider of choice for anyone in need of a skilled nursing and rehab community. Our top priority is to ensure residents continue to receive excellent customer service and positive clinical outcomes.” “My job is to make Westminster Health and Rehab a great place to work, so it’s a great place for our residents to live. If our residents are happy and as healthy as possible, and enjoying a high quality of life, I am doing my job.”

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Laura Jones, PTA, Therapy Program Manager

Laura started working at Westminster Village first of December 2018. She has been a Physical Therapy Assistant, PTA, for 15 years with all the years involved with geriatrics. She has also been a Manager for 11 years. Laura really enjoys the high energy that radiates from the population who live at Westminster. Making a positive impact in someone’s life is what she is most proud of while at Westminster. Laura graduated Vincennes University in 2002 and 2004 with 2 Associates in Science and outside of work I attend my two sons, Kale and Korbin,  year around ball games, traveling, and attending professional sporting events and concerts.

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Wes Hopkins, Director of Plant & Environmental Operations

Started at Westminster Village on 9 December 2020. Over 30 years’ experience in Plant Operations and Maintenance with 20 of those years being in health care and hospitality. What I enjoy most being in the health care industry is being able to make a difference in the lives of our seniors. Born and raised in Montezuma, Indiana along the Wabash river I grew up enjoying everything outdoors. If you don’t find me at home spending time with my family you will probably find me at my lucky fishing hole or somewhere in the woods.

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Caleb Perry, Senior IT Specialist 

Caleb serves as the community’s Senior IT Specialist, having previously held the postion of IT Assistant for the Paris Union School District 95. He enjoys working on computers and assisting people with their technology issues. He’s most proud of returning to school after already earning a Bachelors degree so that he could pursue a career in technology, and ultimately graduating the program Magna Cum Laude. Caleb has also achieved a Bachelors degree in psychology.

Board of Directors

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Sally Whitehurst, President

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Dan Callahan

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Fred Rubey

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Beth Tevlin

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Dave Friedrich

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Erik Southard

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Bob Baesler

Experienced Senior Living 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.

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