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.
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.”
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.
Evan Poole, Admissions Specialist
Evan started working at Westminster Village as an Indiana State University intern, while studying to become an administrator in senior living. Evan is now a graduate from Indiana State University where he received a Bachelor of Health Sciences, with a concentration in healthcare administration and a minor in business management. Evan says, “I am excited to contribute my strengths and proficiency in communication toward the Westminster Village team’s efforts to enhance the lives of each resident.” Evan enjoys spending time maintaining his lawn and garden. He said, “At the end of the work day I look forward to getting outside and walking with my family and my puppy Astro.”
Tyler Eason, Administrator
Tyler was born and raised in Michigan and comes to Westminster Village with over 8 years of experience serving seniors in the Senior Living Industry. A native of Jackson, Michigan, Tyler is a graduate of Adrian College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. Joining Tyler in his transition to Terre Haute is his significant other, Emily, who plans to attend Indiana State University this fall to begin a master’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety. Emily is also a native of Michigan and a recent graduate of Michigan State University. Both Tyler and Emily are very excited to begin this next chapter of life at Westminster Village and in the greater Wabash Valley.
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.
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.
Board of Directors
Fred Rubey, 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.