Make a Difference by Leaving a Lasting Memory


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Michael and Pamela Sanders discovered the Monterey area while on vacation and always dreamed of living there some day. They had just started looking for a community to retire to when they found the perfect apartment at Canterbury Woods. Michael is a pianist and had performed at Canterbury Woods and met many residents through those performances.


“I felt confident about our choice because of the people here, both the residents and the employees,” Michael said. “The last few years especially have been challenging, but it hasn’t affected the community spirit. We feel very cared for, in a way that we couldn’t have managed living on our own.” He adds that “living here has helped us follow our passions in this stage of our life, because the community is so supportive.”

Michael and Pamela Sanders, two generous residents of Canterbury Woods.

It is precisely that spirit of community that led Michael and Pamela to name Canterbury Woods as a beneficiary of their estate when they pass. “We wanted to support a cause that meant something to us, and nothing means more to us right now than Canterbury Woods, our home. We wanted to honor our own experience by making it an even better place for other people who will eventually call this place home.”