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Senior Living FAQs

Commonly Asked Questions.

For your convenience, we’ve listed questions we hear often from prospective residents and their families. If you don’t find the topic you’re looking for, please contact us using the form on this page. We’ll be happy to answer your question promptly.

What is Canterbury Court?

Canterbury Court is a Life Plan Community, often referred to as a continuing care retirement community, sponsored by All Saints’ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Churches of Atlanta, Georgia. In 1960, the two churches formed a nonprofit corporation called Canterbury Court, governed by a local volunteer board appointed by the sponsoring churches.

What is a Life Plan Community?

A Life Plan Community is an organization established to provide a quality residential environment in which older adults may live actively and independently, secure in the knowledge that support and services, including a continuum of care, are available if their needs should change. The continuum of care at Canterbury Court includes assisted living, and the Pavilion skilled nursing. Life Plan Communities provide independent living residences along with common areas, amenities, programs and services for those of retirement age.

How many and what types of residences are available at Canterbury Court?

Canterbury Court offers 188 apartments for independent living, in a range of sizes and floor plans, as well as 18 apartments for assisted living and 44 nursing rooms for rehabilitation, nursing and long-term care. 105 new independent living residences are also being added, with scheduled completion in Fall 2023.

What common areas and amenities does Canterbury Court offer?

Canterbury Court has a stunning garden, an attractive reception area and lounge, library, chapel, outdoor terraces, card room, sundries store, multiple dining venues, private dining room, multiple meeting rooms and lounges, woodworking shop, arts and crafts studio, business center, billiards room, theater, and wellness center with an in-house clinic, exercise areas, and indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool. Canterbury Court’s landscaped grounds and gardens cover more than eight acres and offer paved walking trails, a gazebo, greenhouse, and protected natural habitats certified by the Atlanta Audubon Society and National Wildlife Federation. Individual garden plots are available on request.

May residents further decorate or make additional changes to their apartment?

Yes, residents are welcome to put their signature touches on their apartment. Any structural or physical change or renovation must first be approved by management and is the financial responsibility of the resident. Custom renovations remain the property of Canterbury Court.

What are the age and health requirements to live at Canterbury Court?

Residents must be 62 years old or older. At entry, residents must be functionally independent and in good health.

Is there a waiting list at Canterbury Court?

There may be a waiting list for certain apartments. Floor plans include studio; alcove; and one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments, with or without a den. If no apartments are available in the desired style and location, a prospective resident may join the wait list. There may be a membership fee to join the wait list. For more information and to obtain a copy of the Wait List Agreement, call 404-857-3927 and speak to one of our Retirement Counselors.

Is there an entrance fee at Canterbury Court?

Yes. Entrance fees are based on the size of your residence and number of occupants. Entrance fees for a studio, for example, start at $35,000. For a one-bedroom residence, entrance fees start at $220,000. A portion of the entrance fee may be refundable, depending on the contract option you choose.