Have some fun doing good

Throughout the year, special fundraising events allow Canterbury friends and family to have fun while they’re contributing to a worthy cause.


On Saturday, May 21, 2016, in a tent, overlooking Clam Lake there were 190 guests in attendance who enjoyed a fabulous meal, dancing and socializing with friends and neighbors. For the first time at the Gala, we honored a few of Canterbury’s outstanding staff members with an “Above & Beyond Award.” The silent auction and wine pull were also a huge success.

In total more than $47,000 was raised for Canterbury’s Good Samaritan Fund in 2016. The 2017 event will take place on Friday, October 13th at White Lake Oaks in White Lake.

For more information, please email Susan Hammersmith or call 248.674.5390.

2017 Good Samaritan Gala
Friday, October 13, 2017
5-11 p.m.
At White Lake Oaks in White Lake

Click here to Register or to become a Sponsor.


On Thursday, June 23rd, 80 golfers took the field at Brentwood Golf Club in White Lake for the 8th Annual Good Samaritan Golf Outing. A record setting 450 golf balls were dropped from a helicopter hovering over the fairway prior to the Awards Dinner. At the Awards Dinner prizes were handed out to the First Place and Last Place teams, as well winners of the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin contests.

In total more than $19,000 was raised for Canterbury’s Good Samaritan Fund. As you may know, this fund provides Canterbury residents with financial resources to stay in their homes should they exhaust their savings. Since 2010, more than $250,000 has been allocated from the fund to residents needing assistance.

The 2017 Good Samaritan Golf Outing will be on Thursday, June 8th at the Fountains in Clarkston.

2017 Good Samaritan Golf Outing
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Fountains in Clarkston

Click here to Register or to become a Sponsor.

Garden Walk


On Saturday, July 29th, Canterbury will be hosting a Garden Walk fundraising event that will showcase the magnificent gardens and natural spaces of our community. Enjoy a strolling dinner through the gardens and nature paths on our 40+ acre campus.

Proceeds from the July 29th event will go directly to the well-being of those who call Canterbury home. Many of our residents who live on the second and third floors of our skilled-nursing center, The Pavilion, have a difficult time accessing the outdoors. We want to enrich the lives of all of our residents by providing a secure, easily accessible outdoor setting. Unused space on the third floor of The Pavilion will be turned into a roof-top garden that overlooks the south side of our campus. The garden will include raised garden beds, covered seating and a pathway that will be accessible for wheelchairs and walkers.

2017 Garden Walk at Canterbury
Saturday, July 29, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


The Good Samaritan Golf Outing would not be possible without our generous sponsors. Companies and individuals have a variety of opportunities to become title sponsors, golf cart sponsors, or registration, bag drop, golf ball drop or hole sponsors, too.

For sponsorship information or information on the golf outing, please email Susan Hammersmith or call her at 248.674.5390.