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Canterbury Court provides the perfect environment to live the life you love. And our blog is the place to learn more about issues affecting your most independent “third phase” of life – a time to embrace your personal core values and create your own fulfilling future.

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Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales, CTales, is the monthly newsletter prepared by the Residents and Staff of Canterbury Court for the enjoyment of the Residents, their friends and families, and prospective residents. It is published from September through June each year and is approximately 30 pages long. Residents, staff members and friends send articles about their committees, department …

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 6 Tips for Seniors to Remain Independent

“I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever only rejoices me and the heart appoints,” proclaimed American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson in “Self-Reliance.” Most of us feel a similar enthusiasm about our independence. Indeed, research suggests there’s good reason to value independence: It promotes life satisfaction by boosting self-esteem. Although the natural process …

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The Benefits of Art and Creative Expression for Seniors

“Creativity is a natural, life-sustaining, human function that is essential to our health and well-being,” writes photographer Chase Jarvis in his book “Creative Calling.” As it turns out, there are studies to support Jarvis’ claim, including numerous studies that point to the benefits of art for seniors. Here are some of the ways art enhances …

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Long-Distance Family Relationships

As seniors contemplate moving to a retirement community, one of the big questions can be whether to stay in the city they call home or move closer to their children or other family members. Each option has its advantages, but there may be a way to enjoy the benefits of staying in a familiar setting …

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Finding the Right Senior Apartment Floor Plan for Your Lifestyle

Like many seniors, you may be considering a move to an independent living community like Canterbury Court. It’s a great idea, especially when you consider the costs and responsibilities that will immediately be lifted from your shoulders by moving to a senior apartment – not to mention the numerous lifestyle advantages you’ll be gaining. That said, …

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Common Senior Living Myths and Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them

If you want to see how myths get spread, try mentioning to friends and family that you’re thinking of moving to a retirement community. Have they experienced senior living themselves? Nope. But they’re ready and willing to perpetuate some popular senior living myths. So, let’s set the record straight. Below are seven senior living myths that …

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Décor Ideas to Make Your Balcony Ready for Summer

As the weather begins to warm and the sun shines longer into the evening, we’re all eagerly anticipating the chance to spend more time outside. The fresh air, sunshine, beautiful skies and landscapes all make our days a little brighter. If you’re living in a senior apartment that has a balcony, you have easy access …

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What are the Health Benefits of Swimming?

Swimming is one of the most popular activities people of all ages engage in all around the world.We all have childhood memories of spending hot summer days cooling off at the pool, lake or ocean.  But swimming is also one of the very best exercises, especially for older adults. The list of health benefits of swimming …

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10 Thoughtful Activities to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Regular visits and calls help senior living residents maintain close ties with their loved ones. Yet when holidays and other special occasions roll around, those shared moments are more valuable than ever. Even if you already visit frequently, Mother’s Day is an ideal occasion to spend some extra quality time with the woman who gave so …

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The Benefits of Living in a Newly Constructed Senior Living Apartment

Building a home from the foundation up is a big job — one that many seniors will gladly forgo in favor of enjoying their retirement years without the headaches and stress. However, a community investing in senior living renovations could give you the best of both worlds: a brand-new home without the responsibility of supervising …

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