A long history of compassion


All through the years, generous contributors have made a tremendous impact upon the lives of our past, current and future residents. They do so through supporting various funds, overseen by our Fund Development Office, that directly benefit residents.

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Like the Good Samaritan who cared for a wounded man and paid for his stay at an inn while he recovered, Canterbury-on-the-Lake has a continued commitment to people in need.

The Good Samaritan Fund provides financial support to residents who have exhausted their own finances. Most planned well for their retirement, but were caught in the middle of unplanned events that required help.

For example, while Medicare covers medical costs for seniors no matter where they live, it does not cover the cost of living in Independent or Assisted Living. And while Medicaid might cover the cost of living in a long-term skilled nursing facility, it will not cover the cost of living in Independent or Assisted Living.

See how our Good Samaritan Fund helped one resident stay in the home she loved, even as her needs changed.

Learn more about Special Events that support our Good Samaritan Fund.


Through this fund, begun by a generous bequest in 1996, Canterbury residents have daily access to activities designed to improve life through positive programming and a nurturing environment. These life-enriching programs include plants, animals and activities to keep bodies, minds and souls active.

For example, the Life Enrichment Fund supports our aviaries and aquarium in The Pavilion Health and Rehabilitation Center. Our Life Enrichment Department even schedules events and learning opportunities around the aviaries and aquarium.


A recent, very generous gift has enabled us to move forward with our Memory Care Community and other enhancements to The Pavilion Health and Rehabilitation Center. Construction began in late 2016.

Be sure to check back here for more details, coming soon!

Susan Hammersmith, Director of Development at Canterbury, would be happy to speak or meet with you to answer your questions about our capital campaign. You may call her at 248-674-5390 or email her.