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Westminster-Canterbury Checks All the Boxes for Resort-Style Living

August 17, 2022
Categories: Lifestyle | Planning | Our Community

How do you choose your vacation destinations? You might choose to visit a place where there are beautiful surroundings, an abundance of activities, cultural attractions, good food and luxurious amenities. And when your vacation is over, you might think to yourself, “I wish I lived here.” Well, if you choose a resort-style senior living community like Westminster-Canterbury, you can enjoy all the perks of a luxury vacation in the place you call home! Here are just a few of the reasons to choose resort-style living for your second act in life:

Beautiful Views

Imagine waking every morning in a place where nature’s beauty is just outside your door. Resort-style senior living communities are typically set in lovely locations that beckon you outside. There you can enjoy all the physical and mental benefits sand and surf have to offer, including longer life expectancy, reduced stress levels, and better concentration.   

Westminster-Canterbury is a beachfront senior living community on the Chesapeake Bay. Here you can take a morning stroll on the beach, enjoy a day of paddleboarding, savor dinner with a bayfront view, and fall asleep to the gentle sounds of waves meeting the shore. Plus, with golf courses, parks, and miles of walking and biking trails, our Virginia Beach location offers many opportunities to enjoy scenic surroundings and a moderate climate.

An Active Lifestyle

With a beautiful natural setting and a luxury atmosphere, resort-style senior living communities offer boundless opportunities to stay physically active and engaged. In fact, the abundance of activities often draws younger seniors who may not be ready to retire, but want to position themselves to take advantage of the upscale vacation lifestyle, idyllic setting, amenities and services that meet their needs and preferences now – and in the future.

The best resort-style senior living communities offer a host of on-site activities that promote mind-body wellness. Westminster-Canterbury emphasizes six dimensions of wellness — physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and vocational — that promote connection, well-being and purpose.

Cultural Enrichment

Resort-style senior living communities are typically nestled in vibrant cultural hubs where you can enjoy opera, art museums or a deep dive into regional history. Westminster-Canterbury is no exception. In Virginia Beach, you’ll find a rich array of cultural attractions, including our historic boardwalk, the Surf & Rescue Museum, Harrison Opera House and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Arts.

Well-Appointed Living Spaces

Residences in resort-style senior living communities typically vary in size, so you can select the home that best fits your lifestyle. What all resort-style homes and apartments have in common, however, is an atmosphere of maintenance-free luxury. Regular housekeeping and maintenance services grant you the same freedom from household responsibility that you enjoy on vacation — on a permanent basis.

Fine Dining

One of the special perks of a vacation is the opportunity to indulge your taste for delicious meals prepared by someone else. Resort-style living elevates dining into a gourmet experience. Whether you’re in the mood for Cajun flavors or classic Chesapeake Bay seafood fare, at Westminster-Canterbury, multiple dining venues, ensure that your palate will be pleased. 

Resort-Style Senior Living in Virginia Beach

At Westminster-Canterbury, you can enjoy all the pleasures and perks of resort-style living, plus something extra. As a Life Plan Community, we offer an additional luxury — a continuum of care at a predictable cost for life. Contact us to find out more about independent living at Westminster-Canterbury. 

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  • You can't cut off your life because of COVID. You have to be careful, but you need to keep living. Westminster-Canterbury makes it easier to do that. Dr. George Franklin, Resident
  • The key to a healthy retirement is to remain active.  The key to remaining active is to live at Westmnster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay! Dick Binford, Resident
  • The best decision I ever made was to move to Westminster! Joan Lottman, Resident
  • I have lived here for almost two years and I absolutely love it! Moving here is the best decision I ever made in my life! My children might not realize it now, but coming here is the best present I have ever given them. Beverly Griffin, Resident
  • A huge thank you to all the Westminster-Canterbury staff for all that they are doing for us during these challenging times! Special thank you to Catering for their off-campus pickups for us! Vera Jean Russell, Resident
  • Thank you for everything you do everyday to keep us happy, healthy and safe!! No place I’d rather be!!️ Shirley Wharton, Resident
  • We're more active and have more friends. It feels like my family has quadrupled in size. We have a more active lifestyle. There are so many things to do and be part of. Our home now is like living in a resort. Brenda Leonhirth Ladell, Resident
  • Thanks for helping take great care of our parents. We miss seeing them, but glad you’re taking every precaution to ensure we’ll get that chance when this blows over! Karen Costenbader Bradley, Family Member of Resident
  • Stone Rehab went over 100% above and beyond expectations! Joan Lottman, Resident, Stone Rehab experience
  • Thanks to Ben Unkle, CEO of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay for making this [www.birdsongtablet.com] technology available around the world! LeadingAge Virginia
  • The best decision I ever made was coming to WC 6 years ago. Everyone is very professional, they know their job & they do it well. I was healthy and independent 6 years ago when I moved here & now I'm experiencing episodes of back pain that Stone Rehab is helping me with. It's a marvelous place! Joan Lottman, Resident, Stone Rehab experience
  • It’s hard for me to believe that I have not been off campus for almost five months with the exception of three doctor’s visits. Yet, I am perfectly content. I have had the opportunity to leave since March, but continue to choose to stay here where I feel safer and my days can be filled with many of the activities you have provided. Connie Rutledge, Resident

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