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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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Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

“I shall find out thousands and thousands of things. I shall find out about people and creatures and everything that grows, and I shall never stop making Magic. I’m well, I’m well.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden”  If you read “The Secret Garden,” you’ll remember the young characters found magic and mental and …

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Why You Should Reserve Your Senior Apartment Now

Some seniors think they shouldn’t begin their search for a senior apartment until they need daily care, but they may not realize that moving to senior living can greatly enhance your independent lifestyle. And if you’re not immediately ready to move, joining a wait list allows you to make a thoughtful decision and get to …

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Planning for Retirement When You’re Single

“Elder orphan.” “Solo senior.” “Solo ager.” These terms refer to the growing number of older Americans who are single, childless, and/or have no family members who will be there for them if they need care. If you fall into this category, planning for retirement has some unique challenges that go beyond financial decisions. Here are …

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MEMORANDUM – COVID-19 Update

March 9, 2021 Dear Residents, Family Members, Trustees, Community Partners, and Staff, Yesterday the CDC published guidance for how to protect yourself and others when you’ve been fully vaccinated. A copy of the high-level guidance is attached to this memo for your reference. Additional information can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html.  The guidance provides guidelines for …

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MEMORANDUM – COVID-19 Update

February 23, 2021 Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners, Yesterday we reported that over 70% of our employees had received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. Yesterday we held our third and final vaccine clinic with CVS and we are thrilled to report that 87% of our staff have …

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MEMORANDUM – COVID-19 Update

February 22, 2021 Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners, It has been almost three weeks since we have had to send out a notification of a positive Covid case and we have been Covid free in the community for the last few weeks. We did just learn, however, of a positive …

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Checklist for Finding an Independent Living Community

For active and independent older adults, choosing a senior living community is a chance to craft the retirement they’ve been thinking about for years. They get to choose a new place to call home, in a location they like, among like-minded people their age. They can maximize their retirement savings and preserve their estate for …

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