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Independent senior living in Ontario

Independent living homes present a paradox for seniors — your life will become both increasingly active and more relaxing at the same time. You'll suddenly find yourself with plenty of activities and programs in which to take part, but your facility’s staff will take care of many of your needs. Some of these services, programs, and amenities may include:

  • Games, like bingo, shuffleboard, trivia, and other brain fitness
  • Grooming facilities — barbershops, hair salons, manicure and pedicure centers
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Light housekeeping and maintenance services (i.e. changing light bulbs)
  • A concierge to help you discover the incredibly diverse and lively Ontario outdoors
  • A dining hall (many independent living homes include meals in their monthly fees)
  • Other common rooms, such as computer rooms, lounges, and card rooms

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Tapestry at Village Gate West

Tapestry at Village Gate West

15 Summerland Terrace, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 0B5
A uniquely luxurious retirement living complex in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Tapestry Village in Etobicoke lets seniors live as they please.
The Village of Humber Heights

The Village of Humber Heights

2245 Lawrence Avenue West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 3W3
The Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke offers different levels of service from independent apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
The Village of Tansley Woods

The Village of Tansley Woods

4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7W 4W8
Elegant Burlington, Ontario retirement home including everything from the current long term care to new independent living suites, offering various seniors services.
Bramalea Retirement Residence

Bramalea Retirement Residence

30 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 4G3
Enjoy the luxury of a new community with the conveniences of home, including 3 freshly prepared meals, medication management, 24 hour supervision and a variety of activities.
The Village of Taunton Mills

The Village of Taunton Mills

3800 Brock Sreet North, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 3A5
The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby presents several levels of service from seniors' apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
The Village of Winston Park

The Village of Winston Park

695 Block Line Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 3K1
This elegant retirement residence in Kitchener-Waterloo offers a continuum of care from long-term care to assisted living to independent living seniors apartments.
The Village of Riverside Glen

The Village of Riverside Glen

60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M8
This elegant Guelph retirement home offers a range of care including assisted living and long term care, serviced by a friendly, caring staff.
Scarborough Retirement Centre

Scarborough Retirement Centre

148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8
Scarborough Retirement Centre offers a variety of suites and apartments, with a library, pharmacy, seniors' centre, shopping, theatre and more nearby.
Southbrook

Southbrook

400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choice - the choice to do what you want, when you want. We celebrate independence but we are here to provide assistance whenever you need it.
Delmanor Northtown

Delmanor Northtown

5351 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario, M2N 7L5
Delmanor Northtown is an exceptional hotel-style retirement residence in the heart of North York offers variety of other luxury amenities.
The Village of Wentworth Heights

The Village of Wentworth Heights

1620 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 2W3
The Village of Wentworth Heights is a full-service retirement living community offering retirement apartments, full-service suites, assisted living and memory care.
Delmanor Wynford

Delmanor Wynford

187 Wynford Drive, North York, Ontario, M3C 0C7
A unique luxury retirement home in Toronto features extensive common areas, a rooftop putting green and a variety of other amenities catering to today's seniors.
St. Hildas Senior Care Community

St. Hildas Senior Care Community

2339 Dufferin Street at Eglinton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6E 4Z5
An affordable, non-profit residence with friendly, homelike surroundings, offering services to meet the needs of seniors regardless of the level of care. Our reputation is built on four decades of experience.
Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

111 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3J8
Hazelton Place located in Yorkville, close to shops, restaurants, and the entertainment district, Hazelton Place offers independent and assisted living with unparalleled service, comfort and fine dining.
V!VA Mississauga

V!VA Mississauga

5575 Bonnie Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0N8
Mississauga's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community. Enjoy bright, spacious suites, modern amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great! for you and your family! Book your tour today!
RiverBend Golf Community

RiverBend Golf Community

2200 Jack Nash Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 5R3
Upon completion, RiverBend will include a collection of 400+ new homes, all built throughout the incredible 18-hole golf course that rests in the heart of the community.
The Village of Arbour Trails

The Village of Arbour Trails

32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 0A2
Guelph retirement home offers Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, includes 24 hour onsite nursing staff and features its own Town Square.
Harbour Hill Retirement Community

Harbour Hill Retirement Community

104 Suncoast Drive East, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 0A7
Harbour Hill is part of Nautical Lands Group, a Globals Award winning company for design and operational excellence. For over 19 years we have built and operated beautifully appointed residences that are affordable.
Delmanor Elgin Mills

Delmanor Elgin Mills

80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community over the past 14 years.
Harmony Hill Retirement Community

Harmony Hill Retirement Community

1335 Benson Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1K 0W6
Harmony Hill offers comfort, security, and friendship, as well as the full range of amenities and services that you expect from a premier, active-living community.
Richmond Woods Retirement

Richmond Woods Retirement

200 North Centre Road, London, Ontario, N5X 0B1
A desirable retirement residence in London, Ontario, with 130 suites plus a variety of extensive amenities designed to provide the ultimate in retirement living.
The Redwoods Retirement Residence

The Redwoods Retirement Residence

2604 Draper Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 9B1
Located in West Ottawa, this pet friendly community offers several suite styles, kitchens and balconies. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, 24/7 access to a nurse, a wellness program and a variety of activities and social events. Whether you're meeting friends for a drink in the bistro, or for a swim, you'll love the social life at The Redwoods.
V!VA Thornhill Woods

V!VA Thornhill Woods

9700 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4V2
Vaughan's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy bright, spacious suites, modern amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great! for you and your family! Book your tour today!
Queensview Retirement Community

Queensview Retirement Community

70 King Edward Street, Paris, Ontario, N3L 2G8
Queensview Retirement Community is part of Nautical Lands Group, a Globals Award winner for over 50's housing design and management for multiple years.We have been building affordable retirement living for over 19 years.
Bethany Manor

Bethany Manor

23 Second Street S, Unionville, Ontario, L3R 2C2
Bethany Manor provides independent living within the Bethany Christian Living Community. Residents enjoy meals prepared by our in-house chef, weekly housekeeping with linen service, medication dispensing all inclusive.
Aberdeen Gardens

Aberdeen Gardens

330 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4L6
Aberdeen Gardens is a non-profit, full service retirement residence, that offers exceptional care around the clock. Here, you will feel safe and secure.
Longworth by Sifton

Longworth by Sifton

600 Longworth Road, London, Ontario, N6K 4X9
Voted London's Best Retirement Residence five years running. We promote our passion for seniors living well by offering choices for an active, wellness focused lifestyle with the security of knowing help is at hand.
The Westhill

The Westhill

25 Westhill Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2T 0B6
The Westhill is an inviting atmosphere of new friends and great times, with personalized support services for better living. The Westhill is conveniently located in Waterloo, near The Boardwalk shopping area.
Riverine, The

Riverine, The

328 Dundas Street West, Napanee, Ontario, K7R4B5
Bruyère Village

Bruyère Village

889 Hiawatha Park Road, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 0A9
Nestled in a unique community setting, Bruyère Village offers dedicated, motivated staff and a full range of support services. New apartments, new amenities, and located the the banks of the Ottawa River.
Rayoak Place

Rayoak Place

1340 York Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3A 3R1
Rayoak Place is the prefect place to begin living in your retirement years. With chef prepared meals, personal LiveWell wellness plans and daily activities, we’re sure you’ll be impressed with what we have to offer.
Wellings of Corunna

Wellings of Corunna

180 Bunker Ave, Corunna, Ontario, N0N 1G0
Wellings of Corunna offers one and two bed room units with a full kitchen, in suite laundry, private balconies or patios. Inclusions are; dinner each evening in our Atrium dining room and a personal health coach.
Delmanor Prince Edward

Delmanor Prince Edward

Delmanor Prince Edward, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8K 1X8
Extensive amenities include a fitness centre, theatre, full-service spa/salon, bar, cafe, library, gourmet kitchen and landscaped rooftop terrace complete with extensive seating areas, a putting green, tai chi and shuffleboard court.
Wellings of Picton

Wellings of Picton

617 County Road 49, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0
The Wellings of Picton is Prince Edward County newest active adult lifestyle community, opening in December of 2016
The Crown Ridge Retirement Residence

The Crown Ridge Retirement Residence

106 Crown Street, Trenton, Ontario, K8V 6R3
Located on the east side of Trenton in a quiet neighbourhood. Enjoy beautiful suites of various sizes & layouts with advanced safety features. Elegant dining plus snacks & beverages included.
New Horizons Tower

New Horizons Tower

1140 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 4E6
From gracious dining to new suites and lounges, residents are enjoying the new management and upgrades found at 1140 Bloor Street West, in the Heart of Bloordale Village.
Harold And Grace Baker Centre

Harold And Grace Baker Centre

1 Northwestern Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6M 2J7
This Toronto retirement residence offers seniors independence combined with a variety of care options. Luxury amenities include a hair salon and more.
Morningside Retirement Community

Morningside Retirement Community

10 Homestead Place, New Hamburg, Ontario, N3A 2G1
Welcome to Morningside, a picturesque and friendly active lifestyle community. Residents aged 55+ enjoy serene country-style living in charming New Hamburg and a variety of engaging recreational activities and events.
The Meadowlands Retirement Residence

The Meadowlands Retirement Residence

1248 Mohawk Road, Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1P5
The number one retirement community in the Ancaster and Hamilton Area. The Meadowlands offers personal choice in living accommodations, dining, recreation, social and personal services. Make the most of your retirement years at The Meadowlands Retirement Residence.
Queenston Place Residence

Queenston Place Residence

6440 Valley Way, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 7E3
This Niagara Falls retirement home features local activities and scenery in a luxury environment offering a comfortable lifestyle, care and peace of mind.
Dorchester Terrace

Dorchester Terrace

143 Byron Avenue, Dorchester, Ontario, N0L 1G5
Dorchester Terrace will offer area seniors a variety of suite choices, wellness support services, medication administration, housekeeping services, physiotherapy and daily dining in an open restaurant-style dining room.
The Dunfield Retirement Residence

The Dunfield Retirement Residence

77 Dunfield Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2H3
The Dunfield Retirement Residence has established a new standard in senior retirement living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with 177 spacious apartments. Where people come to LIVE!
McCowan Retirement Residence

McCowan Retirement Residence

2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1J 0A2
McCowan Retirement Residence has been the leader in providing retirement lving since 2004. Winners of the 2016 Scarborough Mirror Reader's Choice award for Best Retirement Residence.
Grand Cove

Grand Cove

77 Main St. East, Grand Bend, Ontario, N0M 1T0
Enjoy a friendly community where homeowners share a common interest as “empty nesters.” This small, mature neighbourhood consists of 450 bungalows that are beautifully surrounded by trees, a relaxing pond and nearby walking trails – some leading to Lake Huron.
V!VA Pickering

V!VA Pickering

1880 Glengrove Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 0C6
V!VA Pickering is Durham's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy large suites, great amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great for you and your family! Book your tour today!
Shepherd Terrace

Shepherd Terrace

3758 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1T 3K9
Shepherd Terrace offers a variety of independent and assisted living suites within the renowned Shepherd Village. With its long history of providing caring service you’ll love the amenities and the excellent services.
The Erinview

The Erinview

2132 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 2K7
An excellent, well-respected Mississauga retirement home that provides a continuum of care for seniors including Alzheimer's care, Assisted Living and more.
Wellings of Waterford

Wellings of Waterford

111 Bruce Street, Waterford, Ontario, N0E 1Y0
Wellings is an Adult Lifestyle Community in the heart of Waterford. Come enjoy carefree living with us.
V!VA Barrhaven

V!VA Barrhaven

275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0V2
Ottawa's newest all-inclusive retirement community simply includes more! From a saltwater pool to an incredible golf simulator, our impressive amenities are only matched by our commitment to exceptional care & service.
Symphony Senior Living Orleans

Symphony Senior Living Orleans

6419 Lumberman Way, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 6E8
At this park-like setting, seniors are offered the choice between studio, 1 or 2 bedroom suites. Bring along pets while enjoying a variety of customizable options, including a varied menu and recreational programs.
Delmanor Glen Abbey

Delmanor Glen Abbey

1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4W1
The Delmanor Glen Abbey is an award winning Oakville retirement home with fine dining, on-site 24 hour Registered Nursing, a cafe, library and a wealth of other features for seniors.
Parkland on the Glen

Parkland on the Glen

1665 The Collegeway, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 0A9
Parkland is located at Mississauga and The Collegeway next to the Glenerin Inn. We are surrounded by beautiful green space. For the past 5 years we've been awarded one of the top 3 Retirement Communities in Mississauga.
Abbeylawn Manor

Abbeylawn Manor

534 Rodd Avenue, Pickering, Ontario, L1W 2B2
Since opening in 2007, we have brought the vision of a comfortable warm home to the residents of Abbeylawn Manor. Having invaluable staff is what makes this retirement home unique in this very competitive market.
Retirement Suites By The Lake

Retirement Suites By The Lake

2121 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1T5
Located in Scarborough Bluffs/Beaches, residents can stroll through beautiful Rosetta McClain Gardens or look out their window to view the lake. A monthly calendar is designed to keep residents active and entertained.
Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

110 & 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 4G3
Whether you're looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, you can access them all in one location at Park Place. We are a vibrant, social community surrounded by parks and close to many amenities.
Villagia in the Glebe

Villagia in the Glebe

480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3N6
Residents can choose their choice of suites with views of the Rideau Canal and Pretoria Bridge. Elegant dining, spacious ballroom, an indoor swimming pool and care services to suite all of your needs. Pet friendly.
Chartwell Collegiate Heights Retirement Residence

Chartwell Collegiate Heights Retirement Residence

95 Fauquier Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6B 0A2
Chartwell Avondale Retirement Residence

Chartwell Avondale Retirement Residence

1238 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4L 1C3
Chartwell Georgian Retirement Residence

Chartwell Georgian Retirement Residence

255 Governor's Road, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 3K4
Chartwell Stonehaven Retirement Residence

Chartwell Stonehaven Retirement Residence

70 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2M 3B4
Chartwell Barrington Retirement Residence

Chartwell Barrington Retirement Residence

450 Yonge Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 4E2
Chartwell Chateau Georgian Retirement Residence

Chartwell Chateau Georgian Retirement Residence

455 Cedar Street North, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 8K4
Chartwell Isabella Retirement Residence

Chartwell Isabella Retirement Residence

1350 Isabella St. E. , Thunder Bay , Ontario, P7E 0A5
Chartwell Rockcliffe Retirement Residence

Chartwell Rockcliffe Retirement Residence

100 Island Lodge Rd , Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 0A2
Chartwell Oak Park Terrace Retirement Residence

Chartwell Oak Park Terrace Retirement Residence

1750 E.C. Row, North Service Road, Windsor, Ontario, N8W 1Y3
Chartwell McConnell Retirement Residence

Chartwell McConnell Retirement Residence

801 4th Street East, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 7M8
Chartwell Meadowbrook Retirement Community

Chartwell Meadowbrook Retirement Community

18 Jacobson Drive, Lively, Ontario, P3Y 1P7
Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence

Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence

309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7G 0A2
Chartwell Valley Vista Retirement Residence

Chartwell Valley Vista Retirement Residence

600 Valley Vista Drive, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4H2
Chartwell Westmount on William Retirement Residence

Chartwell Westmount on William Retirement Residence

599 William Ave., Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5W3
Chartwell Deerview Crossing Retirement Residence

Chartwell Deerview Crossing Retirement Residence

460 Rymal Road West, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 0B2
Chartwell Willowdale Retirement Residence

Chartwell Willowdale Retirement Residence

9 Armstrong Drive, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 5H7
Chartwell Barton Retirement Residence

Chartwell Barton Retirement Residence

17290 Leslie Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 3E1
Chartwell Leamington Retirement Residence (RET)

Chartwell Leamington Retirement Residence (RET)

1 Henry Avenue, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 5P1
Chartwell Montgomery Village Retirement Residence

Chartwell Montgomery Village Retirement Residence

155 Riddell Road, Orangeville, Ontario, L9W 6R4
Chartwell Bayview Retirement Residence

Chartwell Bayview Retirement Residence

435 Dundas Street West, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 1B6
Chartwell Whispering Pines Retirement Residence

Chartwell Whispering Pines Retirement Residence

140 Letitia Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 1P5
Chartwell Kingsville Retirement Residence

Chartwell Kingsville Retirement Residence

240 Main Street East, Kingsville, Ontario, N9Y 1A6
Chartwell Jackson Creek Retirement Residence

Chartwell Jackson Creek Retirement Residence

481 Reid St., Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 7R9
Chartwell Colonial Retirement Residence

Chartwell Colonial Retirement Residence

101 Manning Road, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 9M2
Chartwell New Edinburgh Square Retirement Residence

Chartwell New Edinburgh Square Retirement Residence

420 MacKay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 2C4
Chartwell Wellington Park Retirement Residence

Chartwell Wellington Park Retirement Residence

181 Janefield Ave, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 1V2
Chartwell Regency Retirement Residence

Chartwell Regency Retirement Residence

29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 2H7
Chartwell Rogers Cove Retirement Residence

Chartwell Rogers Cove Retirement Residence

4 Coveside Drive, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 2J9
Chartwell Pickering City Centre Retirement Residence

Chartwell Pickering City Centre Retirement Residence

1801 Valley Farm Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 0A5
Chartwell Glacier Ridge Retirement Residence

Chartwell Glacier Ridge Retirement Residence

1261 Jasper Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 6Z4
Chartwell Royalcliffe Retirement Residence

Chartwell Royalcliffe Retirement Residence

609 Wharncliffe Road South, London, Ontario, N6J 0A4
Chartwell Rosedale Retirement Residence

Chartwell Rosedale Retirement Residence

1813 County Road 2E,RR #1, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 5T1
Chartwell Queen's Square Retirement Residence

Chartwell Queen's Square Retirement Residence

10 Melville Street North, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 1H5
Chartwell Kanata Retirement Residence

Chartwell Kanata Retirement Residence

20 Shirley's Brook Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 2W8
Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Residence

Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Residence

770 Arundel St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7A 8C8
Chartwell Terrace on the Square Retirement Residence

Chartwell Terrace on the Square Retirement Residence

100 Caroline Street South, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 1X5
Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residence

Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residence

180 Oak Park Boulevard, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 0A6
Chartwell James Street Retirement Residence

Chartwell James Street Retirement Residence

148 James Street, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1S7
Chartwell Wynfield Retirement Residence

Chartwell Wynfield Retirement Residence

431 Woodmount Drive, Oshawa, Ontario, L1K 0P7
Chartwell Barclay House Retirement Residence

Chartwell Barclay House Retirement Residence

600 Chippewa St. West, North Bay, Ontario, P1B 9E7
Chartwell Pembroke Heritage Retirement Residence

Chartwell Pembroke Heritage Retirement Residence

1111 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 8P6
Chartwell Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence

Chartwell Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence

200 John West Way , Aurora, Ontario, L4G 0E4
Chartwell Lansing Retirement Residence

Chartwell Lansing Retirement Residence

10 Senlac Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6P8
Chartwell Royal Marquis Retirement Residence

Chartwell Royal Marquis Retirement Residence

590 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor, Ontario, N8X 3H4
Chartwell Rideau Place Retirement Residence

Chartwell Rideau Place Retirement Residence

550 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9M3
Chartwell Pinewood Retirement Residence

Chartwell Pinewood Retirement Residence

1022 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 8A7
Chartwell Guildwood Retirement Residence

Chartwell Guildwood Retirement Residence

65 Livingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1E 1L1
Chartwell Tranquility Apartments

Chartwell Tranquility Apartments

436 Powerline Road, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 6G5
Chartwell Oak Park LaSalle Retirement Residence

Chartwell Oak Park LaSalle Retirement Residence

3955 Thirteenth Street, Lasalle, Ontario, N9H 2S7
Chartwell Parkway Retirement Residence

Chartwell Parkway Retirement Residence

1645 Pickering Parkway, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 7E9
Chartwell Tranquility Place Retirement Residence

Chartwell Tranquility Place Retirement Residence

436 Powerline Road, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 6G5
Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

2109 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 4Z4
Chartwell Oxford Gardens Retirement Residence

Chartwell Oxford Gardens Retirement Residence

423 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, Ontario, N4S OB2
Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence

Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence

170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2L 4H5
Chartwell Bankside Terrace Retirement Residence

Chartwell Bankside Terrace Retirement Residence

71 Bankside Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, N2N 3L1
Chartwell Royal on Gordon Retirement Residence

Chartwell Royal on Gordon Retirement Residence

1691 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1L 1E1
Chartwell Elmira Retirement Residence

Chartwell Elmira Retirement Residence

8 Snyder Avenue North, Elmira, Ontario, N3B 2B1
Chartwell Constantia Retirement Residence

Chartwell Constantia Retirement Residence

784 Centre Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 9G7
Chartwell Alexander Muir Retirement Residence

Chartwell Alexander Muir Retirement Residence

197 Prospect Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 3T7
Chartwell Quail Creek Retirement Residence

Chartwell Quail Creek Retirement Residence

450 Albert Street, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 4K4
Chartwell Chateau Cornwall Retirement Residence

Chartwell Chateau Cornwall Retirement Residence

41 Amelia Street, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 7E5
Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence

Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence

4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 5H3
Chartwell Centennial Retirement Residence

Chartwell Centennial Retirement Residence

259 Hillcroft Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 8E4
Chartwell St. Clair Beach Retirement Residence

Chartwell St. Clair Beach Retirement Residence

13500 Riverside Dr E, Tecumseh, Ontario, N8N OC3
Chartwell Heritage Glen Retirement Residence

Chartwell Heritage Glen Retirement Residence

309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7G 0A2
Chartwell Bridlewood Retirement Residence

Chartwell Bridlewood Retirement Residence

3998 Bridle Path Drive, Gloucester, Ontario, K1T 4H4
Chartwell Conservatory Pond Retirement Residence

Chartwell Conservatory Pond Retirement Residence

1499 Stoneridge Drive, Kingston, Ontario, K7M 9H9
Chartwell Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence

Chartwell Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence

480 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 7Y5
Chartwell Grenadier Retirement Residence

Chartwell Grenadier Retirement Residence

2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 1M7
Chartwell Riverside Retirement Residence

Chartwell Riverside Retirement Residence

201 Riverside Drive, London, Ontario, N6H 1E5
Chartwell Hartford Retirement Residence

Chartwell Hartford Retirement Residence

3 Fifth Street West, Morrisburg, Ontario, K0C 1X0
Chartwell Park Place Retirement Residence

Chartwell Park Place Retirement Residence

15055 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 6T4
Chartwell Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence

Chartwell Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence

1095 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4P6
Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

3131 New Street, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3P8
Chartwell Muskoka Traditions Retirement Residence

Chartwell Muskoka Traditions Retirement Residence

16 Legacy Lane, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 0B1
Chartwell Southwind Retirement Residence

Chartwell Southwind Retirement Residence

1645 Paris St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 6L5
Chartwell Robert Speck Retirement Residence

Chartwell Robert Speck Retirement Residence

100 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 0A1
Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence

Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence

4651 23rd St., Vernon, Ontario, V1T 4K7
Chartwell Westmount Retirement Residence

Chartwell Westmount Retirement Residence

190 David Bergey Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 0E7
Chartwell Harwood Retirement Residence

Chartwell Harwood Retirement Residence

240 Old Harwood Avenue, Ajax, Ontario, L1T ON2
Chartwell Rouge Valley Retirement Residence

Chartwell Rouge Valley Retirement Residence

5958 16th Ave., Markham, Ontario, L3P 8N1
Chartwell Gibson Retirement Residence

Chartwell Gibson Retirement Residence

1955 Steeles Avenue East, North York, Ontario, M2H 3P1
Chartwell Van Horne Retirement Residence

Chartwell Van Horne Retirement Residence

25 Van Horne Avenue, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 5L2
Chartwell Georgian Traditions Retirement Residence

Chartwell Georgian Traditions Retirement Residence

57 Trott Blvd., Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 0A3

About senior independent living homes

One of the most common questions about independent senior living homes is what one’s physical style of living will look like. In most cases in Ontario, these homes are in the style of an apartment for seniors. However, this province’s independent living homes are also available in portable homes, bungalows, townhouses, and subdivision developments.

The cost of your home will depend on its location and quality. In Ontario, the former is the most important factor. For instance, living in a big city, like Toronto or Ottawa, will, on average, cost more than an independent living home in a rural town where land is less expensive. The latter simply depends on the overall quality of the home (i.e. how old it is, its cleanliness, its interior decorating) and the number of services and amenities that it offers.

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What distinguishes independent living homes from your own home?

Three benefits make independent living homes unique from your own home. These include:

  • Alleviating safety concerns — Almost all independent living retirement homes in Ontario offer round the clock security and emergency procedures. On-site professionally-trained staff will always be available to assist you.
  • Visiting Hours — Unlike your own home, an independent seniors' living home may restrict the hours at which you could invite guests.
  • A Busy Life — Your senior years should be relaxing! But, at Ontario’s independent living homes, they need not be dull or lonely, as you will have many opportunities to get involved in community activities, like movie nights, and to be social with other residents. Moreover, since your lifestyle will be a lot less stressful than it would be in your home, you will have lots of time to explore Ontario’s wonderful natural sites, bustling cities, and cultural riches.

Concerns for seniors moving into independent living homes

I never want to move into a "home," even if you call it "independent senior living"  

This is a typical line we hear from seniors. Open up your mind to the possibilities and take a look at one of these places! Realize that your needs are going to change as you get older, and there are advantages to being in a home "before you really need one." If you’re living on your own and think you have all you really need, think about living in a typical independent senior living community. Do you have a pool right in your own home? An independent living retirement home might very well. Is there a reading group you’re part of? There’s probably one in a retirement home. Do you have different friends to walk with every day? You might, in one of the independent senior living home your family wants you to think about. 

Look at it as an opportunity to grow in new directions. Expanding your horizons and learning new things is good for you at any age. As with any change in life, you can choose what attitude you take towards this move. 

Retirement homes are in fact bustling, busy places where there is much socializing to do, along with group activities, days out, trips to local activities, and indoor activities including fitness areas and many more amenities. And within any independent senior living home, you have the option to just sit and relax with friends or spend time just doing your own thing. Living on your own is over-rated (and not nearly as independent as you think it is) when you consider the value of spending time in community with other seniors who have the same abilities, interests and outlook on life. 

This type of home really can create independence for seniors. When your daily meals are taken care of, when your complete living space is easily accessible and does not require the exertion of stairs or ramps or hills, when you’re free from paying all the bills because all your bills are fit into one, you may find a new kind of freedom. You may find yourself freed in a new environment, where you have time to discover and do things that were never possible before.  In the past, we have profiled seniors who took up golfing like they never have before or who discovered newfound passions like gardening, and developed those passions in new and original ways.

These senior independent living homes look wonderful, but how can I afford it?

Many people move into a retirement home, surprised at what they can actually afford. Don’t forget that all of your costs are covered under one umbrella by the monthly fee you pay in a retirement community: everything from communal meals to heating and air conditioning and all your other utilities, to the roof over your head. Once you have that single monthly cost, you just need to cover it. Like most Canadians, you probably collect Old Age Security (and possibly some supplements), Canada Pension Plan benefits, and you may also have a work pension. If you have savings or left-over equity in your own home, investments or any other income, this can be applied to your monthly costs. There are also many sources of income and funding available to Ontario seniors looking at independent living. 

Do the math before you give up on the idea. List the resources you have, what you have to pay, and figure out how to live within your means; it can be done! 


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