Canterbury-on-the-Lake, Waterford, MI
Nestled lakeside on 40 wooded acres designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, Canterbury-on-the-Lake retirement community in Waterford, MI offers a wide variety of beautifully appointed residential options, a wealth of exceptional services and amenities, and a full calendar of fun, engaging activities.
As a 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 our on-site assisted living facilities, memory care assisted living for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias, long-term skilled nursing, and short-term rehabilitation as your health needs change.
Canterbury Supports Our Residents
Canterbury is a not-for-profit community. That means profits are reinvested and go directly back into our community for the benefit of our residents.
The history of Canterbury began back in 1855, when Matilda Caniff bequeathed $1,500 to St. Paul’s Church in Detroit. While our name has changed over the years, our mission remains steadfast. We are a faith-based community, guided by a rich tradition of respect for people of all faiths to provide the highest quality of housing and health care for today’s and tomorrow’s seniors.
Canterbury-on-the-Lake is located in Waterford, Michigan, a vibrant, active community in Oakland County just 35 minutes northwest of Detroit, close to both the Flint Bishop and Detroit Metro airports. Waterford is close to the scenic Clinton River and features 34 named lakes, which makes it a haven for boating and fishing enthusiasts. The township offers 860 acres of parkland spread over 19 individual parks, with lots of hiking trails and walking and biking paths. One of the reasons seniors love Waterford is its Golden Age Club, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy activities and recreation and sports events for persons 50 and over. You’ll also find a nice variety of dining, entertainment and retail venues close by too, including the Oakland County Farmer’s Market and the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills.
We’re committed to creating a strong culture and community for our residents, their families and our team. We believe this commitment shines through in our mission, vision and values.
Our mission, guided by a rich tradition of respect for people of all faiths, is to provide the highest quality of housing and health care for today’s and tomorrow’s seniors.
To be the premier senior living provider in Michigan, nationally recognized for innovative programming, organizational strength, and engaged residents who experience love and dignity in their daily lives.
- Respect—Recognizing the uniqueness of each individual, we treat every person with dignity.
- Service Excellence—We are committed to providing service that delights our residents (and their families), enhances their sense of wellbeing and enlivens their spirit.
- Choice—We seek to understand the needs and desires of those we serve. We empower residents and their families to make the choice that will enable them to live their lives to the fullest.
- Compassion—We are compassionate in how we treat those we serve, those we encounter, and each other.
- Security—We seek to create an environment in which those we serve feel secure with respect to their physical and financial wellbeing.
- Accountability--We hold ourselves accountable for acting consistently with our values, living our mission, and creating our vision.
Meet The Team
Dr. Emily Hurst
Meet The Board of Directors
Margaret Birch, CPFA
Jon M. Huegli
Residents Love Canterbury (You Will Too!)
"This place is amazing!! The staff is amazing!! Couldn’t be happier with our experience there. Thank you for everything Canterbury!"
"Lovely community - kind and caring staff. I have several friends whose parents live here and they are all very happy. I am seriously considering this for my retirement years!"
Life Care Services®
Canterbury-on-the-Lake is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services leads the way in senior living with over 40 years proven experience. This innovative leadership brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services, as well as high quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them. To learn more about Life Care Services, visit www.lifecareservicesLCS.com.