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Ever Dream of Retiring At The Water's Edge?

Look closer: there are several upcoming events to help you take the plunge.

Take the Chesapeake Bay, add our community lifestyle, mix in our events and activities, and top it off with plenty of residential services and amenities. You’ve got the perfect recipe for extraordinary retirement living. But life choices can be difficult to make, and that’s why we sometimes sprinkle in one more ingredient: lithe opportunity to interact with residents who have already made the decision to join us at the beach.

Here are a few of those that are currently underway.

Financial Experts Answer Your Tough Questions

February 26, 2019 – 2:00 pm

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

This event is full. Please see the list below for additional events.

with Scott Alperin, Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Dave Christianson, CFP®, Tax Specialist & Certified Financial Planner
and Adam Rex, CFP®, CLC®, AIF®, Certified Financial Planner

When it comes to retirement, we all have nagging questions about what it will mean for our finances. Join us for this panel of specialists, who will answer your questions on topics such as estate planning, taxes, the financial benefits of moving to a Life Plan Community and more. Our experts can offer tips on important topics such as wills and trusts, designation of a power of attorney, living wills, and how a Life Care program can provide you with a predictable financial future and potential tax deductions thanks to the continuum of care included in the monthly fee.


Great Decisions Series: The Rise of Populism in Europe

March 07, 2019 – 10:30 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A World of Current Foreign Policy Insights Comes Ashore!

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Administration, topics are selected to highlight the most critical global issues facing America today. The dynamic discussions are led by our residents who are retired military leaders, professors, global trade specialists, current affairs scholars and others with special expertise or interests.

The Rise of Populism in Europe
John Wolfe, Presenter
Mass migration, and the problems associated with it, have directly abetted the rise of populist parties in Europe. Opposition to immigration was the prime driver of support for Brexit, it brought a far-right party to the German Bundestag for the first time since the 1950s, and propelled Marine Le Pen to win a third of the vote in the French presidential election. In addition to calling for stronger borders, however, these parties are invariably illiberal, anti-American, anti-NATO and pro-Kremlin, making their rise a matter of serious concern for the national security interests of the United States.


Lunch & Learn

March 12, 2019 – 11:00 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

This event is full. 
Please see our list of events for other opportunities to join us here at Westminster-Canterbury.


Great Decisions Series: The State of the State Department and Diplomacy

March 14, 2019 – 10:30 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A World of Current Foreign Policy Insights Comes Ashore!

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Administration, topics are selected to highlight the most critical global issues facing America today. The dynamic discussions are led by our residents who are retired military leaders, professors, global trade specialists, current affairs scholars and others with special expertise or interests.

State of the State Department and Diplomacy
Dr. Terry Jenkins, Presenter
During the Trump administration, the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended. Many positions in the State Department have never been filled, and meetings with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin have been undertaken with little advance planning. What effect are these changes having now, and how will they affect ongoing relationships between the United States and its allies and adversaries?


Great Decisions Series: The Middle East: Regional Disorder

March 21, 2019 – 10:30 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A World of Current Foreign Policy Insights Comes Ashore!

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Administration, topics are selected to highlight the most critical global issues facing America today. The dynamic discussions are led by our residents who are retired military leaders, professors, global trade specialists, current affairs scholars and others with special expertise or interests.

The Middle East: Regional Disorder       
Admiral Bill Zobel (USN, Ret), Presenter
As the presidency of Donald J. Trump passes the halfway point, the Middle East remains a region in turmoil. The Trump administration has aligned itself with strongmen in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, which along with Israel have a common goal of frustrating Iranian expansion. What will be the fallout from policy reversals such as withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear accord and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Does the United States see a path forward in troubled states such as Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq? Is the United States headed toward war with Iran?


Social Media: Miracle or Menace?

March 26, 2019 – 10:30 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

with Dr. Benson P. Fraser, Westminster-Canterbury Fellow for Lifelong Learning

It isn’t your imagination. Social media has changed our culture. In this mini-course given by Dr. Benson P. Fraser, we take a deep-dive into how much social media has changed us and what we can expect in the future. Dr. Fraser will also discuss the Lifelong Learning program partnership Westminster-Canterbury has with Virginia Wesleyan University, allowing for residents to enjoy courses by university professors—since learning never gets old.


Great Decisions Series: Decoding U.S.-China Trade

March 28, 2019 – 10:30 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A World of Current Foreign Policy Insights Comes Ashore!

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Administration, topics are selected to highlight the most critical global issues facing America today. The dynamic discussions are led by our residents who are retired military leaders, professors, global trade specialists, current affairs scholars and others with special expertise or interests.

Decoding U.S.-China Trade
Captain Bill Waller (USN, Ret.) & Neola Waller, Presenters   
Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade.  These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s.  Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China.  What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices?  There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.


Great Decisions Series: Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics

April 04, 2019 – 10:30 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A World of Current Foreign Policy Insights Comes Ashore!

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Administration, topics are selected to highlight the most critical global issues facing America today. The dynamic discussions are led by our residents who are retired military leaders, professors, global trade specialists, current affairs scholars and others with special expertise or interests.

Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics
Dr. Anne Savage, Presenter
Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States and China is highly committed to using cyberspace as a tool of national policy. Dealing with cyber conflict will require new ways of looking at 21st century warfare. Is the United States prepared to respond to such threats?


Lunch & Learn

April 09, 2019 – 11:00 am

Anderson Bayview Room

Seeing is believing! Join us for one of our upcoming lunch and learn events to get a taste of what life is like at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay! A popular event for the first-time visitor, you will enjoy a delicious chef-prepared meal while chatting with the people who make Westminster-Canterbury their home. Bring your questions so you can truly understand what makes Westminster- Canterbury maintenance- and worry-free living, with a resort-style atmosphere.


Great Decisions Series: Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

April 11, 2019 – 10:30 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A World of Current Foreign Policy Insights Comes Ashore!

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Administration, topics are selected to highlight the most critical global issues facing America today. The dynamic discussions are led by our residents who are retired military leaders, professors, global trade specialists, current affairs scholars and others with special expertise or interests.

Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
Dr. Henry Watts, Presenter
Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them.  The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with Kim Jong-un occurred to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and President Trump has decertified the Obama nuclear deal with Iran.  To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations?  Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future?   


Great Decisions Series: Refugees and Global Migration

April 18, 2019 – 10:30 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A World of Current Foreign Policy Insights Comes Ashore!

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Administration, topics are selected to highlight the most critical global issues facing America today. The dynamic discussions are led by our residents who are retired military leaders, professors, global trade specialists, current affairs scholars and others with special expertise or interests.

Refugees and Global Migration
Isabelle Hallem, Presenter 
Today, no countries have open borders. Every state in today’s global system has its own laws and policies about who is permitted to cross its borders, and how they will do so. Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How have different countries, including the United States, reacted to migration? How effective are the international laws, policies and organizations that have evolved to assist and protect refugees and migrants?


Great Decisions Series: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

April 25, 2019 – 10:30 am

3100 Shore Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A World of Current Foreign Policy Insights Comes Ashore!

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Administration, topics are selected to highlight the most critical global issues facing America today. The dynamic discussions are led by our residents who are retired military leaders, professors, global trade specialists, current affairs scholars and others with special expertise or interests.

The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
Robert B. Taylor & Anita D. Taylor M.A. Ed, Presenters 
 
The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this crucial partnership?