The Canterfield concept was originally created back in the 1980's by Winston Porter. The idea was to create a social model senior housing community that would look and feel like a hotel- not at all like an
'old folks home.' The first Canterfield was built by father and son team Winston and Allen Porter in Atlanta in 2013. The team succeeded in its goal to use its
respective strengths in senior healthcare and the hospitality and luxury housing industries to create
a senior living continuum that offers unsurpassed services and amenities backed by quality care services.
Canterfield is managed by Canterfield Management run by Winston and Allen Porter.
Medical Development Corporation
Medical Development Corporation (“MDC”) was the precursur to Canterfield. MDC specializes in the development and management of senior housing
and healthcare products. The Atlanta-based company was established in 1990 and has been active in the
long-term care and senior retirement housing sector for the last 28 years. Its founder and Principal,
Winston A. Porter, MDC and its predecessor companies have developed close to 1700 senior residential,
assisted living and nursing home units. Currently the company
is affiliated, owns, and/or manages seven properties including Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics in Georgia,
Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida, all of which MDC was primary in their acquisition and development.
Canterfield Management is a firm that specializes in managing senior living residences.
The company provides management oversight for communities in and around the Southeast. Additionally, they provide receivership services for banks in need. They are proud
to be involved with Canterfield and are dedicated to providing residents with a gracious lifestyle within
a continuum of care.