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
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!"
"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."
"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 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."
"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, 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!"
"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!"
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 https://www.lifecareservices-seniorliving.com.