Living with a Deep
Sense of Community
What kind of senior living interests you?
Enjoy the freedom and independence of the active retirement life you love in a community of new friends, together with access to an incredible range of services and amenities that allow you to enjoy a lifestyle that’s completely maintenance-free.
Get the helping hand you need, right when you need it. Canterbury offers beautifully appointed, high-end apartments with a range of care services so you can keep active, stay engaged, and pursue your passions.
We provide a compassionate, whole-person approach to Alzheimer’s care and dementia care, providing safety, security, highly trained personnel, and proven programs that encourage and celebrate your loved one’s abilities and interests.
Welcome to Canterbury-on-the-Lake Senior Living Community, Waterford, MI
Set on over 40 lush, wooded acres officially designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, Canterbury-on-the-Lake retirement community offers a wide variety of beautifully designed residential options, a wealth of exceptional services and amenities, a full calendar of fun and engaging activities, and a warm and welcoming community of new friends.
As a not-for-profit, continuing care rental community, we make aging in place simple. Residents have priority consideration for transferring to higher levels of care, so you can seamlessly transition from independent living to assisted living, memory care and long-term care as your health needs change right under one roof. That means peace of mind for you and your family. And at Canterbury, you can always move into our community at the level of care you need.Learn More About Us >
Perfect Location. Perfect Floor Plan.
Perched aside a scenic lake and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, all set amid acres of woodlands, Canterbury-on-the-Lake is truly a senior living community unlike any other. Whether you’re interested in independent living, assisted living, or memory care, you’ll find a finely crafted floor plan perfect for you or your loved one.View Floor Plans >
Residents Love Canterbury (You Will Too!)
"Respecting, loving and caring for aging parents is a privilege and a responsibility. Transitioning them from their home to an environment where they will be nurtured and loved is a weighty decision. Canterbury on the Lake has exceeded family expectations! Currently we have residents in The Leas (Assisted Living) and The Meadows (Memory Care). From the first informational phone call to move-in day and now daily living, the entire staff has been professional, patient, caring, reassuring, providing solutions and generally goes above and beyond to provide a home environment for their residents whom they truly treat as family....”
"My mother was not well when she moved in and after 4 years, she is happy, healthy and thriving. She absolutely loves it here. Her nurses are very attentive and all her needs are met. The communication is excellent and I feel included in all decisions that are made concerning her care. Due to COVID-19, we have not been able to see our loved ones since March. In June, they set up a parade where we could drive by, in our decorated cars, and wave to our loved one. Quite honestly, I burst in to tears when I saw my mother! I will hopefully be moving my mother-in-law to Canterbury soon!"
"I recently helped my parents move in to Canterbury and found the facility, services and particularly the staff to be outstanding. Moving in during the Covid-19 pandemic was handled extremely well by all involved. The facility is very clean, up-to-date and well kept. My parents’ apartment looked brand new. Every resident that we spoke to had nothing but good things to say about the facility. Our interaction with Shannon Siburt, Director of Sales, who provided our initial tour, handling the lease, and managing the move-in has been outstanding. Shannon is always extremely helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. I highly recommend Canterbury-on-the-lake. It is an ideal retirement community and senior care facility."
"Canterbury is a clean, beautiful place. The staff at Canterbury is very friendly and were attentive to my mom’s needs. She needed rehab when she first arrived and the staff took great care of her and were very patient in assisting with her recovery. The care team was wonderful and kept us abreast of her situation regularly. We were comforted knowing she was in a safe, caring environment. Thank you for taking good care of my mom!"
"My Mother moved into the Independent Living area a little over a year ago. I cannot say enough good things about Canterbury. They have gone out of their way to make her feel at home & keep her safe during this Covid-19 Epidemic. I have and do recommend Canterbury to anyone who asks about a facility for a loved one to go to. I am so grateful that people I know and trust recommended Canterbury to us. When my Mother first saw Canterbury, she fell in love with it. She was excited about the beauty shop and the exercise classes. Thank you for running a first-class operation."