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Canterbury Woods Gates Circle Public Presentation @ Burchfield Penney

The team behind the Canterbury Woods Gates Circle project is hosting a public presentation to go over design, timeline and other integral aspects of the $30 million retirement living community. With construction anticipated to begin in early 2016, the developers are wasting no time in getting this senior housing complex off the ground.


“Canterbury Woods Gates Circle will provide a long-sought opportunity for many local residents, who want to spend their retirement years in a vibrant city-based location,” said Rob Wallace, president and CEO, Canterbury Woods. “The investment we are making represents a new day for retirement living in Buffalo and Western New York.”


Draws include:

  • 53 independent living apartments
  • An assisted living component
  • Prominently featured on Gates Circle facing Chapin Parkway
  • Apartments will range from 800 to 2,000 square feet
  • Provides life care to seniors age 62 and older with assured access to assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative services
  • Opportunity to age in place in an environment of their choosing
  • Select a residence for current lifestyle
  • Gain the ability to change level of care at no additional cost should the need arise
  • Canterbury Woods was the first senior living community in Western New York to offer a life care continuum

For years, the urban retirement community has been underserved, with many longterm city residents being left no choice but to move to retirement homes, and assisted/skilled facilities in rural areas, with nothing familiar and nothing within walking distance. It’s as if life suddenly stops.


In anticipation of this complex opening, 130 prospective residents have already thrown their hats into the ring for consideration of being placed onto the priority reservation list. The lucky ones will be moving into their apartments in late 2017.

“Total build-out is expected to cost approximately $150 million. The $91 million first phase will include a city campus for Canterbury Woods, road and green space construction, and a mixed-use building at Lancaster and Delaware avenues.” – BRO

I happened to work in this type of health care industry, and I can tell you that there is no bigger benefit than the “life care continuum” plan. There is nothing worse than watching the elderly being passed from facility to facility as their health deteriorates. It is a sad, and often times depressing prospective. Being able to stay in place, in a home that offers graduated care is the way to go if one can afford it.

Now the question is: How do we get cars to stop crashing into Gates Circle?

Canterbury Woods (Episcopal Church Home & Affiliates) | Community Meeting | Wednesday, September 23 at 6 pm | Inside the Burchfield Penney Art Center | 1300 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo State College campus


Photos from Canterbury Woods website


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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