Buffalo professes a long tradition of higher education

Posted: Friday, January 5, 2018

By: CWGC Blog

The Canterbury Woods continuing care retirement communities are privileged to have as residents a number of college professors. That’s not surprising, since Canterbury Woods Williamsville and Canterbury Woods Gates Circle attract active retirees who value lifelong learning and continuing engagement with their community. It’s also a fact that Buffalo is among the top 100 metro areas with the largest share of residents who are college graduates—more than 28 percent of the population.

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Choose the right contract type for you 

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

By: CWGC Blog

More and more folks these days are electing to create their retirement lives at a continuing care retirement community like Canterbury Woods Williamsville and Canterbury Woods Gates Circle.

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Residents jump right into an active life at Gates Circle

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

By: CWGC Blog

As folks move into their beautiful apartment homes at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, it’s exciting to witness the birth of a community! The residents and staff members are shaping the character of this brand new retirement community.

“It’s a very modern, active group of people,” says Karen Sirgey, program coordinator for the community. “I expect this to be a very dynamic place.” 

Sirgey hit the ground running last month so that, as soon as residents were settled, they’d have a full menu of fun from which to choose. Fitness activities are scheduled daily. Easels have been set up in the art studio. Movies are being screened in the Great Room, and guest speakers are sharing their expertise. 

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Canterbury Woods Gates Circle designer creates chic, elegant interior

Posted: Friday, September 1, 2017

By: CWGC Blog

Step inside Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, and you’ll feel the warm welcome created by timeless, classic style with urban flair. 

Krista Taskey of Design Specialists, Syracuse, took her cues from the building’s exterior, which updates traditional architecture on the lower three floors with a more contemporary look on the upper three floors. 

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Canterbury Woods Gates Circle is coming to life

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

By: CWGC Blog

After years of planning and dreaming, Canterbury Woods Gates Circle is taking shape! And it is spectacular. 

This continuing care retirement community, built on the site of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, can be seen from three different angles as you traverse Gates Circle. Set on nearly an acre and a half, it is close to the historic charm and amenities of Elmwood Village and just a few blocks away from beautiful Delaware Park.

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Buffalo’s rich and famous built fabulous homes on Millionaires Row

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

By: CWGC Blog

In an earlier post, we took a look at some of the most historically significant houses on Delaware Avenue. Known as Millionaires Row, Delaware Avenue was one of the pre-eminent addresses in America between 1880 and 1930. One of these homes, the Wilcox Mansion at 641 Delaware Ave., was the site of President Theodore Roosevelts 1901 inauguration following the assassination of President William McKinley. Several other mansions along the street were linked to the tragic events that took place during the Pan-American Exposition. 

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Smoothing the home sale process with a real estate agent

Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

By: CWGC Blog

You’ve made the decision to move into a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Canterbury Woods Williamsville or Canterbury Woods Gates Circle. You’ve started the process of downsizing, and you’re knocking home repair projects off your to-do list. As you move closer to the time when you will be occupying your beautiful new retirement home, it’s a good idea to enlist the services of a real estate agent. 

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History lives in Millionaire’s Row mansions

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

By: CWGC Blog

A short distance from Canterbury Woods Gates Circle is an exclusive Buffalo neighborhood. 

At the turn of the 20th century, Delaware Avenue was one of the most prestigious addresses in the United States. It was said that in the early 1900s, Buffalo boasted the largest number of millionaires per capita of any American City. Delaware Avenue between North Street and Bryant Avenue earned the nickname Millionaire’s Row, thanks to the gorgeous mansions built by Buffalo’s wealthiest citizens. 

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Buffalo’s Dyngus Day celebrates spring and Polish heritage

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

By: CWGC Blog

On the Monday after Easter, we are finally free from the constraints of Lent, so why not have a party? The folks in Poland thought that was a good idea, and for centuries, theyve celebrated on Easter Monday. Polish communities in America have continued the tradition. In places like Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh with large Polish-American population, people mark the end of Lent and the arrival of spring on Dyngus Day with feasting, flirtation and festivities. But when it comes to Dyngus Day festivals, Buffalo is the unofficial Dyngus Day capital of America! This year, Dyngus Day is April 17th. 

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Lights! Camera! Action! Buffalo stars in famous movies

Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

By: CWGC Blog

We all know Buffalo is a beautiful setting, and many film directors have thought the same thing. 

They’ve found that the city and citizens of Buffalo were welcoming to film crews and made them feel at home. Not to mention that it’s far less expensive to film in Buffalo than in New York. 

One of the best-known productions associated with Buffalo was The Natural, a 1984 film adaptation of the novel by Bernard Malamud. The film, directed by Barry Levinson, follows the ups and downs of lead character Roy Hobbs’ life and baseball career. Robert Redford played Hobbs, and the cast also included Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Barbara Hershey, Joe Don Baker, Darren McGavin and Michael Madsen.

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