About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Canterbury Ridge – and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities – has shared since 1999, when our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful – a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our retirees who have chosen our senior living community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with a lovely garden and beautiful walkways, Emeritus at Canterbury Ridge is one of the premier senior living communities in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois area. Located one block north of Windsor Rd. and one block east of Philo Rd. Canterbury Ridge is located in a residential area near Busey Bank, Meijer, Wal-Mart, Monicals and Kennedy’s, as well as Stone Creek Golf Course and Meadowbrook Park. We are also only minutes away from Interstate 74, which leads to Market Place Mall and downtown Champaign.
Carle Hospital and Provena Hospital both are less than 8 miles away, and regardless of your hospital affiliation, we have both Carle Clinic and Christie Clinic within blocks of our community. Our bus is scheduled to take residents to doctor appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays for their convenience.
If you enjoy walking and scenic views, Meadowbrook Park features hard and soft surface trails, farmstead, tall grass prairie, and the Timpone Ornamental Tree Grove located right off of Windsor Road.
A Wonderful Selection
When you walk into Emeritus at Canterbury Ridge, you will find that our staff is warm and our residents are happy. Our community offers 98 apartments with a variety of options to suit the needs of each individual. Apartment choices include studio, alcove, one-bedroom, one-bedroom deluxe and two-bedroom units.
All of our apartments include a kitchenette, a full private bathroom which is fully handicap accessible, individually controlled heating and cooling units in every room, advanced basic cable, as well as an emergency response system for each resident.
Our housekeepers will come in weekly to clean your apartment and change out your linens so you can take time to enjoy activities and events in the community.
Our common areas consist of our ILLINI room, Billiards room, Ice Cream Parlor, Family Room, Fire Place Room and Library. Genesis Rehab is located on site for any of our residents’ therapy needs including physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
Runs with Scissors, our beauty shop located on the main floor, has two experienced and friendly stylists to serve the needs of our residents.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
At Emeritus at Canterbury Ridge, our professional relationships are both at a local and national level. Our community works collectively with our largest health-care providers locally including Carle Hospital and Provena Medical Center, as well as national resources including the Alzheimer’s Association, and the National Association of Assisted Living Facilities, to name a few.
We pride ourselves in having a personal relationship with numerous professionals within our community and surrounding areas. Those relationships benefit not only our residents, but their friends and family members as well.
Our caring and compassionate staff is committed to making your family a part of ours the minute you walk through the door. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of each one of our residents.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Our Life Enrichment Director has designed an outstanding activities program that includes a variety of daily activities that meet unique interests of each individual. Our residents enjoy regular off-site excursions, such as outings to museums, fishing trips, petting zoos, restaurants, and theaters.To help keep their minds and bodies fit, residents like to attend our regular educational seminars, exercise classes, and church services. And for our game lovers, we have some avid resident players of Bingo, Hangman, Dirty Poker, Trivia, and a number of card and board games.
We also offer plenty of opportunities to socialize. Our Happy Hours and various socials are very popular and well-attended by our residents. Every month, there is a family night scheduled that includes entertainment and a delicious menu. Our staff encourages family and friends to join in on the fun.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Our retirement community hosts events several times throughout the year to get local health-care providers and residents to learn more about the services we provide. These include open houses, health fairs, and our Dine and Dash program, just to name a few. We invite other senior communities to come in for services and entertainment for our residents. We also get out into the local community to learn how we can assist seniors, and to offer our programs and resources to seniors who need them.
Emeritus at Canterbury Ridge serves three home-cooked meals daily with two different entrée selections available at every meal. During our lunch hour, we have a wide variety of items in our salad bar for residents to choose from. Each month we have a family night that features food items that fit the theme of the event.