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#OneGatesCircle: Transforming What You Believe About Retirement Living
November 13, 2018
Even with all the remarkable changes within the senior living industry over the past decade or so, many seniors and adults nearing retirement age view community living in a negative light. Some hold on to the stereotypes formed years ago about institutional nursing homes, while others just haven’t yet explored today’s options for abundant senior life.
There’s a reason why many of today’s retirees are choosing urban locales. Actually, there are lots of reasons! From the opportunities for entertainment and engagement to proximity to resources most sought after during the retirement years, urban cities have much to offer an aging population.
Symphony violinist loves her new life at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle
April 18, 2018
Longtime Buffalo resident Diane Melillo has a wonderful career as a violinist with the Buffalo Philharmonic. She is not ready to retire yet, but that didn’t stop her from becoming a charter resident at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, Western New York’s newest and most innovative retirement living community.
Residents jump right into an active life at Gates Circle
October 27, 2017
As folks move into their beautiful apartment homes at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, it’s exciting to witness the birth of a community! The residents and staff members are shaping the character of this brand new retirement community. “It’s a very modern, active group of people,” says Karen Sirgey, program coordinator for the community. “I expect this to be a very dynamic place.” Sirgey hit the ground running last month so that, as soon as residents were settled, they’d have a full menu of fun from which to choose. Fitness activities are scheduled daily. Easels have been set up in the art studio. Movies are being screened in the Great Room, and guest speakers are sharing their expertise.
Smoothing the home sale process with a real estate agent
June 6, 2017
You’ve made the decision to move into a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Canterbury Woods Williamsville or Canterbury Woods Gates Circle. You’ve started the process of downsizing, and you’re knocking home repair projects off your to-do list. As you move closer to the time when you will be occupying your beautiful new retirement home, it’s a good idea to enlist the services of a real estate agent.
Downsizing clears the way for an exciting retirement life
January 25, 2017
When you’re getting ready to leave for a trip, one of the big decisions is what to pack—what to take and what to leave behind. The people who will be moving into the elegant apartment homes at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle will need to make similar decisions, on a much larger scale. The spacious, beautiful apartments at this state-of-the-art retirement community range from 800 to 2,000 square feet and will have plenty of room for your most treasured possessions. But if you’re moving from a much larger home you’ve lived in for years, you’re likely going to want to edit your possessions and ask, is this the right size for my new home?
Often when we make New Year’s resolutions, we lose our resolve within a few weeks. According to Dr. William Schiemann, CEO of Metrus Group and author of Fulfilled! Critical Choices – Work, Home, Life, research has shown that more than 90 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. So he offers a different approach: Think about what would make you more fulfilled in 2017. In his book, Dr. Schiemann has explored the concept of life fulfillment, defined as an enduring quality that includes both daily happiness and achieving your dreams by creating a lifestyle that brings inner peace. During his research at the Metrus Institute, he studied people who were most fulfilled and found that, no matter their age, they had a vision for their lives.
Downtown Buffalo sparkles and shines for the holidays
December 12, 2016
Buffalo is all decked out for the holiday season! Trees sparkle with lights; downtown buildings like One M&T Plaza and the Electric Tower glow red and green. Homes throughout the city gleam with charming holiday decorations, and Buffalonians young and old are enjoying holiday traditions. The lighting of the massive tree on Dec. 3 at the Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza marked the start of this Most Wonderful Time of the Year—and free skating season at the rink. This year’s 11th annual tree lighting featured speeches by local dignitaries, a dramatic countdown before thousands of lights were switched on, and a fireworks display. Afterwards, folks enjoyed visiting with Santa, taking horse and wagon rides and whirling around the ice rink. Skating at the rink is free through March 19, 2017.
When you see someone sporting a baseball cap with a team logo, it’s highly likely that it was made by New Era Cap Co. These head-toppers are more than just hats; they are a canvas for self-expression. For nearly a century, New Era, one of Buffalo’s signature companies, has redefined and revolutionized the headgear industry.
Flavors of fall come alive at Mayer Brothers Cider Mill
October 26, 2016
Nothing says fall like colorful leaves and freshly brewed apple cider. The place to get that wonderful autumn beverage is the Mayer Brothers Cider Mill. Step inside, and the fragrances of apples and cinnamon will make you wish fall lasted all year long! One of the Buffalo area’s longstanding traditions, the cider business was founded by family patriarch Jacob Mayer. Mayer was a steeple builder by trade but bought an apple-pressing mill in 1852 to serve local farmers and their families in the West Seneca area. Farmers could bring apples from their orchards to the mill to be pressed into cider. A barrelful would stay sweet for a few weeks and then turn to hard cider that would last all winter.
In October, Western New York looks like a rainbow fell on it. The vivid background of yellow, golden, orange, red and purple foliage and cooling temperatures get your blood flowing. The fall festival season has begun, and Buffalonians love their festivals! We celebrate the season with annual events like the Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival in Clarence, the Allentown Fall Festival in downtown Buffalo, the Fall Fest at Canalside and the Ellicottville Fall Festival. Beer lovers enjoy sampling brews at the Buffalo On Tap Harvest Beer Festival in nearby Hamburg. These events draw thousands of folks who love food, drinks, arts and crafts booths, music, fun and games and, of course, lots and lots of pumpkins!