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Lifelong Learning Institute

Lifelong Learning Institute

Enjoy the fun and benefits of attending college—for free!

Westminster-Canterbury has partnered with Virginia Wesleyan University to bring a new wave of intellectual fulfillment to our beachfront Life Plan community. The Westminster-Canterbury Lifelong Learning Institute offers classes and activities at both Virginia Wesleyan’s campus and Westminster-Canterbury.

On the VWU campus:

Residents can audit all undergraduate classes and lectures, including:

  • Art
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Popular Culture
  • Religion
  • and more

Residents may also attend concerts, plays, lectures and sporting events at Virginia Wesleyan—at no charge. (Note: Post-season NCAA tournament games require admission fees.)

On our campus:

Sixty-four fascinating mini-courses will be offered each year at Westminster-Canterbury, coordinated by Virginia Wesleyan professor Dr. Ben Fraser, the Westminster-Canterbury Fellow for Religious Studies and Lifelong Learning. Course topics include history, art, political science, religious studies, culture and journalism, among others. In addition, residents may attend Interfaith Dialogues on a variety of current topics, as well as field trips to local museums accompanied by timely discussions.

Click here to view course details.

Request more information or call us today at 800-753-2918.

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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
  • This is the best possible place for us to be. 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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