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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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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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MEMORANDUM – COVID-19 Update

August 27, 2021 Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners, We learned today of another positive case of Covid-19 with one of our staff members, bringing our active case count to two.  The individual is fully vaccinated.  Individuals who were in direct contact with the staff member have been contacted so that …

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MEMORANDUM – COVID-19 Update

August 26, 2021 Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners, Today we learned of a new positive Covid case with one of our staff members.  The individual is fully vaccinated.  Individuals who were in direct contact with the staff member have been contacted so that they can be tested. As part of …

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How and When to Downsize

Downsizing can be an opportunity for older adults to optimize their residence to their lifestyle — for that reason, many people prefer the term rightsizing. With a little guidance and a few downsizing tips for seniors, the process can be very rewarding. Is It Time to Downsize? Some older adults put off rightsizing their belongings …

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Why Is Lifelong Learning Important for Older Adults?

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Many people dust off this ancient cliché when they discuss seniors’ pursuit of continuous learning. But let’s retire this insulting saying; both observation and science refute it. Keeping an active mind through lifelong learning is not only possible, but also a key factor in healthy aging. The …

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MEMORANDUM – COVID-19 Update

August 6, 2021 Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners, I’m sorry to have to report for the third time in a week that we have another known case of Covid-19 in our independent living. The positive individual is vaccinated. We are presuming that the spouse is positive as well. The spouse will get …

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MEMORANDUM – COVID-19 Update

August 4, 2021 Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners, On Monday we notified you of an IL resident who tested positive for Covid-19. I am very sad to share that the resident passed away this morning and a second resident who was in direct contact with this resident has also tested …

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MEMORANDUM – COVID-19 Update

August 2, 2021 Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners, We have a second vaccinated IL resident who has tested positive for Covid-19.  That individual is experiencing symptoms.  The CDC has changed their guidance for vaccinated individuals who have been exposed to someone with known or confirmed Covid-19 and now recommends that …

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