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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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The Health Benefits of Outdoor Walking For Seniors

Fresh air, sunshine, new sights, new sounds, new smells await anyone out for a walk. Connecting with nature is one of the great benefits of walking outdoors. You can’t see a bird in the sky or a garden bed bursting with flowers when you’re on a treadmill. But when you walk outdoors, your senses become …

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The Importance of Emotional Wellness For Seniors

Do you know anyone who’s happy 100% of the time? Neither do we. It’s normal to feel stress, anger and sadness. The key is to not let difficult situations get you down for long. How you deal with difficult situations is what determines your emotional wellness. Seniors on the whole exhibit better emotional wellness than …

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55+ Communities vs. Independent Living: Which One is Right for You?

For homeowners approaching or in retirement, the joys of homeownership tend to fade with each passing year. Mowing the grass, raking the leaves, replacing the roof, and repairing the air conditioner can become pains in the neck, back and wallet. It’s enough to make you seriously consider a move to a retirement community. But with …

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Why Seniors Should Start Their Senior Living Search Now

If you’re in your mid-retirement years, or you have parents in that age group, you’ve likely thought about living arrangements and what might happen if you or a family member can no longer live safely at home. Of course, no one has a crystal ball that’s 100% accurate, but having a plan for life’s what-ifs …

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The Most Wonderful Time for a Senior Living Tour

The holidays are traditionally when families travel from far and wide to spend time together, but they can also be a concerning time for family members. They may become aware that their older loved one’s health is declining or see firsthand that they’re struggling with tasks of daily living. Touring a senior living community during …

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What is Loneliness?

Loneliness is the feeling of being alone. We can feel lonely when we’re by ourselves or even when we’re with a group of people. It’s a subjective perception of having few social relationships, or ones that aren’t meaningful beyond a superficial level. We’re all too familiar with senior isolation during the 2020 pandemic. Social distancing …

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Four Reasons Why Independent Living Might Be the Right Choice For You

It’s understandable that Americans often have broad misconceptions about independent living. The only exposure to senior living many of them have had was from visiting their grandparents or other older relatives in assisted living or nursing homes.  And while those are both examples of senior care you’d find at senior living communities, they’re not indicative …

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What Is Occupational Therapy for Seniors?

Did you ever have to recover from an injury or surgery when you were a kid? Given how resilient the young body is, injuries like a broken bone tend to heal quickly.  As we age, our bodies need more personalized support to bounce back. Luckily, occupational therapy is a great option for older adults to …

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Fall Prevention for Seniors

Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 36 million older adults fall each year? While the prospect of a fall might not seem that serious at first, falls directly impact the quality of life for seniors and are even life threatening in some cases. The good news is …

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