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Friday, February 18, 2011


Hi everyone!

Are you enjoying the thaw!!!!??? We sure are. 

Canterbury gained a whole three parking spaces out back.  There is always plenty of parking but now we can see our beautiful rose bushes.  Soon they will bloom with the most fragrant aroma.  Our roses are amazing!  If you aren't touring the nearby rose garden at Elizabeth Park, come tour our gardens.  Gladys, who does so much work on them, just agreed to become a board member.  She will be a great addition to our "working board"

I have little cards I sometimes pull out and read each day.  Here is the card for today:

"Celebrate life with this intoxicating passion.  It adds zest to everything and helps build community.  Hold nothing back"

Isn't that fantastic!?

I have my activities hat on today.  We are getting ready for our Birthday party next week and we are stocking the Activities Convenience Store for items our residents may need last minute such as soup and paper towels.

This afternoon we have an antiques apprasal by one of our residents!  Excting!!!!

Staff is having a pizza party :)

Have a great weekend everyone, and it's great to see you again!  If you would like more information about Canterbury Retirement community please contact me at and/or checkout our website at

"Hold nothing back",

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Charge your cell phones!

Hi everyone!  Once again, I missed you :)

A resident helper just said the Governor is to declare a state of emergency today!  Not sure if that is true.  I was thinking about the things you can do to stay safe with all the snow and ice we are having and is forecasted.  First, If you have a cell phone, charge it.  Keep flashlight batteries fresh.  Plan for a power out and place flashlights where you can find them in the dark.
Of course, our residents enjoy the safety of no shoveling, emergency lighting and the coffee is always hot!
So stop by when the weather improves, and we'll pour you a cup!

To make arrangements for a tour, or to contact me go to

Hilda, our head Housekeeper just said "good morning, breakfast is ready" to a resident sitting in the foyer.  I went down to find fresh Challa (sp?) bread (with butter and Welch's grape jelly?) and Cinnamon rolls!  Our Activites Director S. Judy was smart to pick everything up yesterday!

There is so much in the news to worry about...Egypt, Australia, flooded, now a terrible cyclone coming, the bullying of a 13 year old little boy played on camera from a cell phone recording....and so much more to be grateful for about living here at Canterbury where the residents are safe and happy.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Fondly, Emily