Canturbury-on-the-Lake: Meadows Memory Care

Project Details




Waterford, MI


28,000 square feet





Years of purposeful planning went into the development of Canterbury’s new memory care wing, The Meadows. This 28,000-square-foot addition to their existing senior living facility was carefully designed to meet the unique needs of residents with dementia.

The 32-bed wing features spacious private and semi-private rooms with private bathrooms. Each room is marked by a “memory box” filled with personal items to help residents identify their own space. A kitchen with multi-level surfaces ensures all residents can participate in cooking activities. Community spaces can be found throughout the wing. These give families places to visit, and encourage interaction among residents.

Other unique memory care features include:
• Individual thermostats in each room ensures residents comfort.
• Fully enclosed patio and porch areas let residents safely enjoy the outdoors and gardens.
• Circular design allows residents to wander and safely return to their room.
• Unique features – like a piano, fireplace, kitchen, and community areas – help residents navigate the space while triggering connections to the space’s use.