In the beginning, Canterbury Court was the inspiration of two visionaries. Frank Player and Margaret Hancock, members of Atlanta’s All Saints’ Episcopal Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, respectively, solicited their rectors to sponsor All Saints’-St. Luke’s Episcopal Home for the Retired, Inc., also, and to this day, known as Canterbury Court.
Their idea was to create a community where older adults could live and share a joyful lifestyle, with a continuum of care to meet changing needs.
The plan was realized in 1965, as we became Atlanta’s first Life Plan Community – what some call a CCRC (continuing care retirement community). True to our founders’ vision, residents enjoy life-easing services and amenities for an independent lifestyle, plus access to catered living and skilled nursing if ever needed.