This is an opportunity to become involved in so many things – special events, information sessions, mental & physical activities, entertainment, and socializing with new friends and this all gives us a sense of living in a wonderful way!
- Canterbury Resident
Big Plans Underway with Canterbury's Capital Project
Canterbury Foundation will be undergoing some big changes over the next few years in order to meet the needs of the aging population.
As the population of Edmonton seniors continues to grow, and the average income for seniors decreases, there is a significant need for more advanced, affordable and home-like care options, especially when it comes to dementias and end-of-life care. While more seniors are choosing to stay in their own homes, too often they are not able to stay healthy, live safely, and confidently access their surrounding amenities and services.
On September 11, 2017, Edmonton's City Council approved rezoning, giving Canterbury Foundation the green light on the Capital Project: a renovation and expansion project that will allow us to address these issues in seniors' care and be better equipped to meet the needs of seniors today and into the future.
By upgrading the physical design of existing suites and common areas to accommodate seniors’ mobility and care needs, more Canterbury residents will age in place rather than being forced to move off campus as their care needs increase.
The redevelopment of Canterbury Foundation will include several updates, including:
- Residential Hospice – an end-of-life complex care unit with a total of 16 beds plus a guest room for family members
- Community Outreach - Redeveloped common area space to enable local seniors living in their own homes to participate in the programs offered to Canterbury residents
- Dementia Care – moving the Canterbury Lane (our current dementia unit on the second floor) to the main floor of the facility More suites, for a total of 28 dementia care living spaces
- Secure walking paths for residents living with dementia, for the freedom of safe movement and walks
- Affordable Housing - Seniors who need financial assistance will be accommodated at Canterbury based on space availability. Up to 10% of spaces will be available for seniors with lower incomes
- Increasing capacity – an addition of a 5-storey building will increase Canterbury’s capacity by 16%