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Ottawa Retirement Homes & Communities

Ottawa Retirement Homes & Communities

Find the best retirement communities in Ottawa

If you're looking for a retirement community or home care service in Ottawa, you'll find the best listings here. However, before you can narrow your search for retirement living in Ottawa you need to understand your own retirement needs, desired services and amenities and the level of care required. Once you have determined your needs you should make sure that you consider communities that fall within your budget.

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Retirement Communities in Ottawa

V!VA Barrhaven-275 Tartan Drive,Ottawa,Ontario,K2J 3T1

V!VA Barrhaven

275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 3T1
Coming soon! Enjoy a refreshingly different approach to rental retirement living. Amenities include: underground parking, wellness spa, indoor salt water pool, stretch and strength studios, movie theatre, café and much more. Call now to join the early bird wait list.

Symphony Senior Living at The Redwoods-2604 Draper Avenue,Ottawa,Ontario,K2H 9B1

Symphony Senior Living at The Redwoods

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.

Symphony Senior Living at The Palisades-480 Metcalfe Street,Ottawa,Ontario,K1S 3N6

Symphony Senior Living at The Palisades

480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3N6
Residents can choose their choice of suites with views of the Rideau Canal and Pretoria Bridge. This pet friendly community offers freedom and new friends. Elegant dinning rooms to an indoor swimming pool, residents will find something to their liking.

The Royale Kanata-3501 Campeau Drive,Kanata,Ontario,K2K 0C1

The Royale Kanata

3501 Campeau Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 0C1
Superb wellness-focused Ottawa retirement home offers residents a salt water pool, theatre, wine cellar, fitness and more, with 24 hour on-site health care staff.

Symphony Senior Living Kanata-27 Weaver Crescent,Kanata,Ontario,K2K 2Z8

Symphony Senior Living Kanata

27 Weaver Crescent, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 2Z8
Enjoy the natural setting of the surrounding Kanata Lakes with access to shopping, parks and churches at Symphony Senior Living Kanata. This pet friendly community offers a variety of service packages and suites to fulfill your unique needs.

Waterside Retirement Community-105 McNeely Avenue,Carleton Place,Ontario,K7C 0A1

Waterside Retirement Community

105 McNeely Avenue, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 0A1
Waterside Retirement Community in Ottawa offers its senior residents a selection of amenities that includes fine dining, pool, exercise rooms, more.

Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony-6 Arthur Street,Carleton Place,Ontario,K7C 4S4

Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony

6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4S4
Carleton Place Terrace welcomes pets and offers residents plenty of options with studios and spacious one-bedroom apartments that include a kitchenette, balcony or walk-out patio. The fitness and leisure program and chef-prepared meals help keep residents healthy and active.

Moments Manor Orleans-1510 St. Joseph Boulevard,Orleans,Ontario,K1C 7L1

Moments Manor Orleans

1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 7L1
For seniors suffering from memory loss, this Symphony Senior Living Memory Care Community is committed to help residents and their families make every moment matter with an engaging and sensitive approach to memory care.

Symphony Senior Living Orleans-6419 Lumberman Way,Orleans,Ontario,K1C 3E8

Symphony Senior Living Orleans

6419 Lumberman Way, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 3E8
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.

Retiring in Ottawa

There can be little doubt that Ottawa is one of the best places to live in Canada and it has many excellent retirement homes. In fact, Ottawa has almost as many retirement homes as you will find in much larger cities such as Toronto or Montreal.

Many of Ottawa's retirement homes were built in the last 20 years so services and attitudes reflect contemporary views on retirement living. For example, there are several standout residences featuring modern construction that are located near local attractions such as the Rideau River and downtown Ottawa.  Whether you're looking for an active adult community, independent living, assisted living or long-term residence you'll enjoy the services and amenities that Ottawa has to offer seniors.

In particular, Ottawa is a very accessible city for seniors, legendary for its paved pathways and progressive attitudes toward public accessibility. You can find out about the latest initiatives in Ottawa's accessibility services here.

Elder care in Ottawa

If you are unsure about moving into a retirement home in Ottawa, you can call the local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) or visit their website to read about other options like home care. For example, We Care Home Health Services has been serving the area for about 20 years. They serve greater Ottawa, including areas as far out as Carlsbad Springs, Metcalf, Kemptville, Stitsville and many other surrounding communities. To learn more, consult the website for We Care in Ottawa. You might also check out the home care services on comfortlife.ca or connect with Ottawa Home Health Care Services for Seniors.

Finding the right retirement residence in Ottawa, Ontario

When searching for a retirement home in Ottawa, be certain to look for the symbol of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA). In all its listings, Comfort Life makes sure to clearly indicate homes that have met the approval of this well respected body. For any other questions you may have about retirement homes be sure to consult the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA). It is responsible for licensing and regulating retirement homes in Ontario.

Living in Ottawa

One complaint of many seniors is that “my kids never come to visit.” One of the advantages of picking one of the Ottawa retirement homes listed below is that there are many things to see and do in the city. Your children and grandchildren should want to come and see you, as there are many tourist attractions in summer, including the parliament buildings, numerous museums and many beautiful parks. In winter, of course, there is the thrill of skating on the Rideau Canal.

Belleville and other areas of Eastern Ontario

All of eastern Ontario makes for a peaceful place to live, whether you decide to retire there or not. Retirement homes in the areas of Belleville, Trenton, Kingston and all the towns and villages of Eastern Ontario are close to the 401 corridor and combine retirement living with closeness to superb health care. Consult our Guide to retirement in Eastern Ontario for more info.

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