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.
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.
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.
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.
Dana Graefe, Administrator
Dana is an east coast native, having spent her childhood in Virginia, young adulthood in Connecticut, and then two years in North Carolina for her Master’s. She attended UConn for her baccalaureate degree in Psychology and Business, and UNC Greensboro for her Master’s of Science in Gerontology with a concentration in aging and business. She passed her federal NAB exams in January and will test for the Indiana Jurisprudence exam in April, and then will be a licensed nursing home administrator. Dana enjoys interacting with residents and getting to know them and their families. She also particularly enjoys the teamwork environment with coworkers at life plan communities to provide great customer service and the array of services and amenities that the retirement communities have to offer. In her spare time she enjoys traveling to the east coast to see friends and family, running, hiking, golfing, and cooking.
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.
Carrie Mathes, Human Resources Director
Carrie has over 10 years of experience in management and customer service, with a strong emphasis on employee engagement and retention. “I love the family environment here, not only with co-workers but with residents and their family members as well,” Carrie says. She and her husband cherish time spent with family, including three children and seven grandchildren.
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.
Jamie Cusick, LPN, Health & Wellness Navigator
Jamie has been a nurse for over 20 years…and it’s very evident in the warm, caring manner in which she approaches her passion at Westminster Village. “The exceptional level of care we provide and peace of mind we bring to residents and their families is what makes me most proud of the community,” Jamie says. She relishes the opportunity to have daily interaction with residents and their family members, and says it is satisfying to know Westminster Village is making a difference in their lives. Married to her husband for 17 years, Jamie delights in watching her two daughters play sports.
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.
Amanda Dailey, Admissions Specialist
Amanda coordinates the admissions process for Westminster Village Health & Rehab. Along with her daughter, she enjoys various volunteer projects around town, such as spending time with the Parke-Vermillion Humane Society, as well as new and interesting craft projects. “We are always up to something,” Amanda says. “My love for voluntarism is part of why I’m so proud to work at Westminster Village, since it is a non-profit community with a deep sense of love and caring for its residents.”
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.”
Board of Directors
Tom Templeton, President
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.