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Why Active Adults Are Making the Move to Patio Homes This Winter

Dec 15, 2020

2020 has been a year of choices and changes – and for older adults in the Williamsville area, it’s also meant the reprioritization of what retirement life looks like.

“For years, retirement has been all about choices, but with the onset of COVID-19, it’s also meant concern for the future,” says Lynda Marino, Marketing Director at Canterbury Woods. “Many older adults have discovered that being socially distanced has resulted in social isolation, plus difficulties with staying safe and secure while also maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

Lynda says that today’s seniors, after having lived through the current pandemic, are discovering the benefit of living in a patio home like what you’ll find at Canterbury Woods’ suburban campus.

“Sure, we may be biased, but we do believe that older adults will find the perfect balance of relaxed, resort-style retirement living and easy access to Buffalo’s urban excitement,” Lynda says. “At the same time, our enclosed community provides safety and security for older adults who may feel anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic. A retirement community like Canterbury Woods Williamsville provides the perfect combination of safety, security and freedom – offering older adults everything they need to live an engaged and active lifestyle while also protecting them from the dangers of the COVID-19 virus.”

An inspiring setting.

If you’re wondering why active adults are making the move to patio homes on Canterbury Woods’ campus this winter, look no further than the beauty you’ll find on our 62 tranquil acres in suburban Williamsville, NY. We’re truly an insulated community filled with friends and acquaintances in the same stage of life who are ready to embrace everything retirement has to offer. It’s a welcoming community of friends and neighbors who are eager to join you for a relaxing lunch or dinner or safe social opportunities,

Life at Canterbury Woods Williamsville also means getting the chance to say goodbye to chores and home maintenance. Our community provides a full range of services and amenities which frees you to choose how you want to spend your day. “You’ll never need to worry about home repairs, lawn care, or the other responsibilities that come from home ownership,” says Lynda. “We take care of everything – even cooking – so your life is yours to enjoy. “

All the benefits of home – none of the headaches.

Imagine listening to bird songs as you enjoy your morning coffee outdoors or take a stroll around the lake. Welcoming your friends and family to your gorgeous patio home. Having the peace of mind knowing that no matter how your health needs change in the future, you’re able to live happily and independently in a place you’ve come to call home.

Each patio home at Canterbury Woods offers a well-planned living space of up to 2,264 square feet. Choose from two-bedroom patio homes with options including den configuration, one- or two-car garage or a second-floor loft. Every home features design details including:

  • Nine-foot ceilings and vaulted ceilings in the living room
  • Six-panel interior doors
  • Wood balustrade stairs with oak treads
  • Oak-finished wood kitchen cabinets
  • Ceramic tile bathroom floors and cultured marble vanity
  • Gas-fired, energy-efficient furnace
  • Central heating and air conditioning
  • Wiring for cable, telephone and Internet
  • Safety features, including an emergency response system

Why now?

“Winter is actually the perfect time to move into senior living, because it enables you to start the new year off on the right foot,” says Lynda. “It’s no secret that the winter months can be boring, lonely and depressing, especially for older adults who may not be able to get out and socialize as much as they wish. This is particularly true for 2020, when so many individuals are feeling isolated and cut off from the world because they don’t want to risk contracting COVID-19. It may sound contradictory, but moving to a senior community like Canterbury Woods is actually a safer option for senior adults than living on their own in a family home.”

Why is that? Lynda says it’s because of all the precautions communities are taking these days in order to make sure their residents are healthy, happy and COVID-19 free. “Living in a community like Canterbury Woods means that you or your senior loved one don’t have to worry about the details,” she says. “You don’t have to worry about going out to the grocery store, pick up prescriptions or run errands. You’re able to enjoy activities and events without wondering about your personal safety. At Canterbury Woods, we have adopted stringent policies that keep our residents safe while also allowing us to provide the highest quality options and amenities possible.”

Really, Lynda says, there is no better time for active adults to move to a patio home than now. “Since very few individuals are hosting big holiday gatherings this year, it’s more likely that you or your senior loved one have more time on your hands,” she says. “Since we are already living through unprecedented times and having to adapt our holiday plans from our traditions, why not take this time to do something beneficial for yourself? Instead of sitting at home and mourning that this year is different, look at this as an opportunity to seize the day and change your lifestyle for the better. By the time 2021 rolls around, you can make beneficial changes so that you can live the active, older adult lifestyle you want and deserve in 2021 – and beyond.”

Find Your Fulfillment

Canterbury Woods Williamsville is a Continuing Care Retirement Community like you’ve never seen. Canterbury Woods Williamsville is not only the perfect location for rest and relaxation, thanks to 62 tranquil acres, but there’s also easy access to Buffalo’s urban location. Offering the highest quality Independent Living lifestyle and security, you’ll be part of a welcoming community consisting of both friends and neighbors while experiencing gracious living, first-class health care and the freedom to create the lifestyle you desire.

Continuum of Care

As a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Canterbury Woods Communities provide a comfortable environment and first-rate services to support every level of need. Assisted Living apartments allow Williamsville residents to benefit from additional support while maintaining their independent lifestyle. If Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation or Memory Care is ever needed, residents can experience the support they require. They can also enjoy all this and more at our sister community in Buffalo.

Contact us today to discover more about Canterbury Woods Williamsville!

(716) 427-6928

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