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Introducing the Revitalization Project.

We’ve got big plans for Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, and we are very excited to share them with you. We've invested $36 million in our future because continuously improving our community and the lives of our residents is always our goal. We believe that our exciting new expansion and renovation plans do just that.

Thanks to our innovative plans, residents of Coastal Virginia’s premier retirement community are now able to enjoy even more amenities in our beautiful beachfront setting. Construction is complete, and we're looking forward to enjoying our new spaces. 

A sampling of what we've been working on in our community:

  • State-of-the-art Stone Rehabilitation Center
  • Birdsong Clinic
  • Hoy Center Lighthouse Engagement Model
  • Wellness Studio
  • Clubhouse Lounge at the heart of the community (offering a reading lounge, computers, coffee and conversation, snacks and more). No matter the weather outside, this beautiful new community space is sure to be a favorite gathering place.
  • Expanded dining venues offering a variety of menus, ambience and dining styles.
  • Living Room remodel spans the East and West Towers to create a striking and inviting area with sweeping views of the bay. 

State-of-the-Art Stone Rehabilitation Center - Now Open!
State-of-the-Art Stone Rehabilitation Center - Now Open! Read More

State-of-the-Art Stone Rehabilitation Center - Now Open!

The ribbon has been cut and our Stone Rehabilitation Center is now open! We're proud to say it is an important and impressive addition to our community. 

We broken ground on our new Stone Rehabilitation Center on the ground floor of The Hoy Center in 2017 and in July of 2018 we officially opened our doors. 

The center is a modern, open and welcoming place for advanced therapies, with twenty-three private rooms designed for comfortable inpatient rehabilitation. Our state-of-the-art rehab center includes a 3,000-square-foot gym , a 500-square-foot occupational and speech therapy gym, and an outside rehab garden for complete recuperation. And for the convenience of those who take advantage of our outpatient services, there is a private, dedicated access.

Outside Stone Rehab Center

New Birdsong Clinic Now Open!
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New Birdsong Clinic Now Open!

The Birdsong Clinic offers comprehensive medical care by licensed Nurse Practitioners to our community residents in a bright and comfortable environment. Between scheduled visits and urgent care, the clinic staff see more than 300 residents a month. The Nurse Practitioners are the primary care providers for more than 220 of our residents within our community.

Thanks to the generous donation of Sue and George Birdsong, our Birdsong Clinic now features additional exam rooms and specialist suites, so we can offer more services to our residents including dental, audiology, dermatology, wound care, mental health services, foot Specialists, and on site laboratory services.

With the additional exam rooms the urgent care hours are being extended and offered while scheduled appointments are also being seen.

(George and Sue Birdsong pictured with Westminster-Canterbury President & CEO Ben Unkle)

Hoy Center Lighthouse Engagement Model
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Hoy Center Lighthouse Engagement Model

In the Hoy Nursing Care Center remodel, we are creating brand-new living spaces that enhance engagement on all three floors. These modern and open private rooms will be comfortable, well-appointed and tastefully designed. In addition, our plans include three spacious and architecturally striking outdoor terraces where residents can enjoy breathtaking views and refreshing ocean breezes along with 5-star care.

Our community in the Hoy is being redesigned to create small, comfortable settings, which we call Lighthouses, each with a family room, open concept kitchen, and restaurant-style dining. Our person-centric living aligns the delivery of care with individual needs and preferences.

  • Innovative technology throughout the continuum of on-site health care
  • Wellness initiatives and expanded services in an intimate health care setting
  • Care interactions supporting individualized choices
  • Progressive interventions that support well-being and bring excitement and energy
  • Enriching setting, characterized by spontaneity and flexibility, where people can engage in activities and social experiences that reflect choice and foster personal satisfaction and joy
  • Person, family and community partnership and engagement

We're pleased to have opened all five of our redesigned Lighthouses. Mission Point and Point Lookout are both on the 2nd floor and the Cape Henry and Rose Island Lighthouses are on the 1st Floor. Point Roberts is the 3rd floor which recently opened in mid January.  Outdoor terraces, or as we call them Observation Decks, have also been added to each of our three floors. The first one opened in October of 2017.

Wellness Studio Expansion<br />Now Open!
Wellness Studio Expansion
Now Open! Read More

Wellness Studio Expansion
Now Open!

Our wellness renovation in our West Tower includes an impressive, newly constructed 1,800-square-foot fitness and wellness space. This modern and open area is enjoyed by all as the home to our regular exercise and dance classes.

Wellness Studio Exterior

Common Space Renovation<br />Now Open!
Common Space Renovation
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Common Space Renovation
Now Open!

Our common space remodel is a grand one that spans our East and West Towers. It includes an expansion of the living room, creating a striking and inviting area with sweeping views of the bay. No matter the weather outside, this beautiful new community space is sure to be a favorite gathering place.

Front Lobby entrance

Front living room heading toward the dining room

Front living room view heading toward the West Tower

The Overlook Lounge and Cafe<br />Now Open!
The Overlook Lounge and Cafe
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The Overlook Lounge and Cafe
Now Open!

Now Open! The Clubhouse on the first floor of the East Tower, which our residents named 'The Overlook' encompasses new and exciting additions—the Lounge and Cafe. Both venues offer expansive views of the bay. The Cafe located on the Overlook will feature convenient and delicious grab-and-go meals for busy days. The Overlook, with its relaxed and inviting lounge area, will be ideal for a perfectly brewed cup of coffee or a monthly book group meeting. Conveniently located nearby are our beautiful new Taylor Reading Lounge as well as our Social Media Lounge.

The Overlook Cafe

Our beautiful new Taylor Reading Lounge

Distinctively Different Dining Venues<br />Now Open!
Distinctively Different Dining Venues
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Distinctively Different Dining Venues
Now Open!

Julia's Bar & Lounge

The newly expanded Pub is now open! Enjoy a cocktail at our full service bar. The menu features salads, small plates, sandwiches, burgers, flatbread pizzas and classic entrees. Join us for lunch or dinner.

Our Beachfront Dining Room expansion includes our signature views overlooking the bay as well as several fireplaces. Our cooked to order menu features seasonal items and signature dishes.

Beachfront Dining

Get to know us. This is where you’ll want to be. Call us today at 800-753-2918 or click here to contact us.

Current residents, family members and team members, if you have questions about the Revitalization Project, please email us at [email protected] or call 757-217-2447 to learn more. 

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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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