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!
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.
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
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
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.
Common Space Renovation
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
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
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.