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Overall Rating 5.0 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • Barbara Smith
    ★★★★★ in the last week

    I had visited a resident here, way back when -- and I was looking around and I thought, this is a nice place, if I ever need something like this. I had an unexpected major surgery, and was lucky enough to be discharged home. I decided that at my age, I could reasonably wake up in a hospital and it would be my last covered day of my stay, and now it would be an emergency decision made by someone who wasn't me. So I chose Westminster Shores! And it is so important that I can say, I chose to come here, I wasn't "placed" here. I have been impressed at how much long-term staff we have here. They've been here 10, 20, 30 years. When employees are happy and taken care of and feel valued, they will stay -- and those are the employees who do a good job of caring for us. Now that I live here, I feel like I've known a lot of my neighbors for years! No matter what you do, there's always someone to do it with. I love my apartment and spend time on my balcony looking at the water,trees and abundant birds. My dog & cat moved here with me and this community is so friendly to pets. I also enjoy being able to eat in the dining room with friends.The food is very nicely prepared and there is always something available to enjoy eating without need to shop, cook or clean up.

  • Kathleen Kelly
    ★★★★★ a week ago

    My late husband and I visited here, and I fell in love with it the moment I came here. We live in a really peaceful and serene natural setting. It's beautiful, full of so many interesting people, and a Presbyterian Church-related community, all of which was very encouraging to me. But we put it on the back burner. After he passed, I had no hesitation. I was always clueless about keeping the house together. Sure, I could get on the phone and call a plumber or a roofer. But now I don't have to worry about it! I have housekeeping twice a month and someone to take care of the house and the yard. I haven't even turned on the oven once in the four years I've lived here. It's so nice to have someone taking care of these things. In the last four years, I have met so many wonderful, professional, caring, service-oriented people! I've become very involved in serving the community, after I retired from teaching, three years ago. I'm on five committees and I chair four of them. And I was elected volunteer of the year in 2016! I really feel that God was part of this decision. Because I came here, I became open to the needs of this community, and I really feel like I have expanded myself, opened myself up to other opportunities.

  • Rodney Hurley
    ★★★★★ a week ago

    We just lived across Little Bayou, at Banyan Bay, before we came here. I watched these buildings being built from on the bayou, and across the bayou. I jokingly tell everybody that we moved by kayak! I'm an outdoors person, and I waited until they finished the kayak dock before I'd even agree to move. Little Bayou is somewhere I spend a lot of time and just out in the bay. What they offer active residents here, with the kayak dock and the fishing, it's very important to me. And the buildings are just so beautiful. We live in Bay Breeze, and we were able to get the home that we wanted. It's just ideal for the type of lifestyle we are interested in. The thing I most appreciate is that I no longer have the burden of homeownership. I don't have to worry about property taxes, flood insurance, property insurance. It's removed all of that. That's a fair amount of stress relief. The services provided here, combined with reducing the burden of homeownership, and your life is free of stress!

  • John Conover
    ★★★★★ a week ago

    We first heard about the concept of a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Westminster Shores from our neighbors. We used to talk about the fact that as people age they say that what accelerates the aging process is solitude and loneliness. So it's important from that point of view to be in a community where you have company, and plenty of activities. Once you go on your first visit, you're almost hooked! But we especially love living here. Here, we have a beautiful residence on the waterfront, spacious and lovely, fantastic kitchen. We enjoy having transportation to the symphony, so we don't have to drive. We have the opportunity to play pickleball or kayak any time we want, too. Plus, we know that we'll be taken care of for life -- that's the key reason to choose a CCRC. This was a big relief for our children, relieving them of the responsibility of caring for us as we got older. We also liked Westminster Communities of Florida is a not-for-profit, fiscally conservative and financially sound, and long-range plans for the future of our community.

  • Harold Jensen
    ★★★★★ a week ago

    We fell in love with Westminster Shores nine years ago, after serving as an Air Force chaplain and a minister. What a beautiful location! And we didn't want our children to have the problems that we had faced, helping our parents go from one assisted living to another, one nursing home to another. So choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community has made a big difference in providing assurance to us. We often tell people: Take care in choosing your community and make sure you choose one that is fiscally sound and has a good track record -- like Westminster Shores, with 60-plus years of successful operation. It's a not-for-profit community, and the profit goes back into making the community better. When you make that kind of an investment, you want to make sure you're choosing a community that is going to be around. We would really not have the kind of community and the relationships of our peers that we have, if we were still out living in our cul-de-sac. At the same time, you can still do whatever you want to do -- and you don't have to do anything if you don't want to! This community is so diverse: We're friends with so many different people, and you don't just associate with people who think like you do, or do like you do. That's a very enriching experience.


Other Information

License Number6643
License Effective Date2014-12-02
License Expiration Date2016-12-01
Facility TypeAssisted Living Facility
Mailing Street125 56th Avenue South
Mailing CitySaint Petersburg
Mailing StateFL
Mailing Zip33705
Mailing CountyPinellas
License StatusLicensed
OwnerWestminster Shores Inc.
Owner Since Date1991-05-10
Facility AdministratorMichael J Shaw
Profit StatusNot-For-Profit

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