Diane Slupka Helps Residents Maximize Independence at Canterbury-on-the-Lake

Diane Slupka has been helping older adults find the perfect retirement lifestyle for more than 18 years. Today, as Director of Residential Health Services, she continues on a career-long mission to help residents maximize their independence for a comfortable and fulfilling life—now and in the future at Canterbury-on-the-Lake.

According to Slupka, “Retirement should be the time to relax and enjoy the rewards of a life well-lived—especially with the knowledge you’ve planned for tomorrow. Choosing a lifestyle community that offers care if needed means never again having to leave the people and places you come to know and love. It offers true peace of mind.”

Slupka should know. She has helped independent living residents maintain their independence longer with a move to a beautifully appointed, high-end apartment at Canterbury-on-the-Lake—with the added benefit of assistance when needed.

Assisted living offers a range of care services to help residents keep active, stay engaged and pursue their passions.

As an added plus, all Canterbury-on-the-Lake residents have access to the same great amenities and services, from the Gift Shop, Art Studio and Wellness Center to Lochshire Salon, St. Luke’s Chapel and all the outdoor game and entertainment spaces.

“Our goal is to make sure every resident has just what they need to live life to the fullest. In consultation with residents and their families, we discuss how a little assistance often makes life safer, more manageable and enjoyable,” says Slupka.

Memory loss can also threaten our sense of independence as we age. While it’s true that some forgetfulness is just a natural sign of aging, when individuals start to forget important appointments, repeat things often or frequently lose their sense of direction, it may be time to consider memory care.

“Just as with assisted living, we consult with residents and families when there are warning signs or if an individual has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Canterbury-on-the-Lake offers an exceptional memory care program for a smooth transition if needed right on campus,” says Slupka.

No matter how you view Slupka’s role at Canterbury-on-the-Lake, one thing is clear. Even independent living residents need a care advocate, and as Director of Residential Health Services, she’s the perfect person to have in your corner. With vast experience in independent living, assisted living and memory care, Slupka brings a solid background, proven communication skills, passion and sensitivity to her position.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geriatric Management from Saginaw Valley State University and a Nursing Home Administrator License in Michigan. Although Slupka’s devotion to helping seniors dates back even farther—to when she was a teenager. At 13 and 14, she lent a hand with laundry, shopping and caregiving to help her grandmother maintain her independence.

For more information about what Slupka is doing to help Canterbury-on-the-Lake residents maximize independence, Contact Us to schedule a visit.