Remaining independent and active is something we all strive for, no matter our age. However, as we get older, it can be more and more difficult to make this independence happen. Many older adults try to push this truth to the back burner and continue to carry on as they have for many years – simply because they don’t want to move into a “home.”

“There’s still a large demographic of people who view assisted living as akin to moving into a nursing home,” says Lynda Marino, Marketing Director at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, a Life Care Community in Buffalo, NY. “Back in the day, nursing homes were a place where older adults went to lose their independence and autonomy. However, today’s reality is much different. In fact, today’s assisted living communities actually help older adults live as independently as possible.”

Lynda says that we still have a long way to go when it comes to informing older adults about the benefits of this type of senior living. “Baby Boomers have really changed the way senior living looks, sounds and feels,” she says. “Today’s communities are focused on providing caring support that allows older adults to maintain their independence in the safest possible way.”

Lynda notes that the biggest shift in senior living has been that communities now focus on meeting their residents’ needs instead of trying to retrofit their residents into the current lifestyle. “It’s all about personalization,” says Lynda. “The industry is truly focused on helping seniors craft this chapter of their lives to meet their dreams, wishes and desires. At Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, our mission is to help our residents live the independent lifestyle they deserve while providing the caring, personalized assistance they need to live the life they want.”

How Assisted Living Helps You Live Independently

It provides a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle.

Yes, living independently means you are the master of your time. However, it also means that you have to deal with tedious chores like home repairs, landscaping, cleaning, laundry and a slew of other tasks. This can become not just a pain, but also a real difficulty as we age. As we lose mobility and abilities, these tasks can go from a necessary annoyance to an insurmountable task. However, by moving to an assisted living community, you instantly have the benefit of having those chores taken off your plate, and you’re given back all that time so you can chase your hobbies, interests and dreams.

It provides privacy with the independent lifestyle you want and desire.

Seniors who choose Canterbury Woods Gates Circle do so because they’re looking for something specific: they want a community that is still located in the downtown Buffalo lifestyle they’ve loved for many years. As such, Canterbury Woods Gates Circle encourages an involved, integrated and active life that seamlessly meshes with the desires and dreams our residents have. Our assisted living services are tailored to provide older adults with privacy and dignity while also allowing you to live the better, easier, more luxurious lifestyle you deserve.

It provides 24/7 safety and security.

While living on your own in a private residence offers privacy, what happens if you need assistance? If you fall, who will be there to help you? No one likes to feel helpless or babysat, but moving to an assisted living community can provide peace of mind for older adults and their family members. Canterbury Woods Gates Circle has nursing assistance and professional security staff on site around the clock so that help is never more than a moment away. This allows us to provide older adults with independence and privacy without having to give up safety and security.

It means a life engaged and a life inspired.

When you choose Canterbury Woods Gates Circle as your community, you have the energy and excitement of Buffalo at your front door. Research has shown that social connections and a healthy link to our communities are what a fulfilled, rich life is all about. That’s never been easier to acquire then at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle. Our intergenerational campus creates a natural center for activity and safe socialization, surrounding you with neighbors and friends of all ages. Events and enriching activities are all on site, including a Wellness Center, a creative arts studio, a relaxing bistro, a penthouse lounge and other amenities.

It means healthy living – mind, body and soul.

Wellness is more than just staying physically healthy. It also means paying attention to your mental, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being. Total wellness involves all those parts, and at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, we are dedicated to helping you achieve wellness through all dimensions. Our goal is to help you remain independent, happy and healthy in our community through social opportunities, fitness opportunities and a wide variety of life-enriching opportunities.

It makes life more enjoyable.

“If I could wish for anything, I would wish that older adults would see assisted living as an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed,” says Lynda. “We understand that this is an amazing stage of your life, and that getting older shouldn’t mean having to give up independence. Instead, you deserve the opportunity to have a life that’s even more engaging and active than before. At Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, that’s exactly what you’ll experience – a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle that’s focused on your continued independence, while providing dignified and personalized assistance so you can continue living life the way you want for as long as you want.”

Support in the Heart of the City You Love … Always

Whether you’ve only just started researching the support and assistance you require from a community, or if you’ve already decided you want the freedom and independence that comes from a Life Care Community, Canterbury Woods Gates Circle invites you to visit our one-of-a-kind community and see how our unique, intergenerational campus can provide the perfect backdrop for a life well lived.

Limited assisted living apartments are now available – but hurry, as you don’t want to miss out on our amazing lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a personal tour.

Continuum of Care

As a Life Care Community, Canterbury Woods Communities provide a comfortable environment and first-rate services to support every level of need. Assisted living apartments allow Gates Circle 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 at our sister community in Williamsville.

Contact us today to discover more about Canterbury Woods Gates Circle! (716) 929-5817