I particularly appreciate: the wonderful homecare staff with their unfailing competencies and courtesy (I couldn’t manage without them); the opportunity weekly to attend chapel right here; the dining room services when I need them; and the good manners of the staff at all levels, which is unbelievably constant! Though, like any Manor resident I am always as independent as possible, it is good to know that should a health crisis occur, there is good, very competent experienced help to call on for immediate assistance.
- Canterbury Resident
Community Outreach Supports Residents
Canterbury Foundation launched the Community Outreach Program in November 2015, with the hiring of a Geriatric Social Worker who will meet the social and emotional needs of Canterbury residents and their families. She will assist them with various issues that are associated with the later years of life, such as family conflicts, illness and death of loved ones, diminishing cognitive abilities, accessing government and community resources, dealing with depression and loneliness, grief counselling, life transitions and learning new skills to help live effective and meaningful lives.
As the seniors’ population continues to grow in our community and more seniors are choosing to remain in their homes longer, there is also an increased need for these services to be available in the community close to home. Seniors will also need dedicated experienced support and help in guiding them through the trusteeship and guardianship processes. Eventually these outreach services will also be available to local community groups for presentations on accessing resources that are available in the community to improve the quality of life for seniors.