Retirement Homes in Ontario
Delmanor Elgin Mills
An updated, roomy modern retirement community that offers a range of care from independent living to memory care, in the heart of Richmond Hill. Spacious suites and living areas are a mark of distinction of this community. You can take retirement living "for a spin" thanks to Delmanor's short stay options. The location of the Delmanor Elgin Mills in the heart of Richmond Hill means you're situated close to a wide collection of services and activities, from banks and shopping to medical services and recreational facilities.
Delmanor's notable MemoryPlus™ program recognizes and highlights the vibrant history of anyone in Elgin Mills' dementia care; protected, key-coded entry, the integration of personal furniture and keepsakes, and a focus on family support are just some of the highlights of MemoryPlus. This residence is in the planning stages of a mid-rise tower.read review
Delmanor Glen Abbey
Like other Delmanor retirement communities, Glen Abbey makes exceptional the rule. This community treats residents like royalty, respectful of the fact that people have spent their lives serving others. For staff here, working in a retirement residence is an opportunity to give back to those people, the mature adult residents who move here.
Aside from its proximity to the world-renowned golf course, there is a wealth of arts and culture in the area of this community, including Oakville Museum, Oakville Galleries and the Centre for the Performing Arts. This community features a wide variety of very helpful, fun outings for residents to partake in.read review
Shepherd Terrace is a Christian retirement community that offers the best in contemporary seniors' living. Shepherd truly lives up to the name of village, with everything you need or can imagine you'll need, all in one place: a wellness clinic, the swimming pool, a pharmacy, spa and hair salon, and more.
This is conveniently located close to the 401, with other nearby shops including the Agincourt Mall, as well as a good selection of churches: Presbyterian, Anglican, Catholic and others. There is also a library and an adult day care centre. One other unique aspect of the community is the variety of choices available, including life lease, respite and short stays, and a long term care facility. Shepherd Terrace focuses on independent and assisted living, but all those other community options are nearby, too, creating a diverse community of people all your own age.read review
The Village of Winston Park
Winston Park is a vibrant community of seniors that (like other Schlegel Villages) creates an idealized small town under one roof. Walk into Winston Park in the middle of the day, or on a Saturday morning, and you will be struck by the amount of activity and interaction among the "villagers." These people know how to live! Inside the "village" you will find a general store, a restaurant, a gift shop, a library and a gym… all of them with signage and separate entrances. People walk from shop to shop, greet friends by name and chat up the local "shopkeepers."
Suites are clean and modern, hallways are wide and clean. The people are happy and friendly, because the environment engenders community and contentment. In keeping with the village theme, discrete care areas are called neighbourhoods. Winston Park includes a memory care neighbourhood, as well as a long term care ward. Hundreds of residents meet in the village "commons" every day and greet each other with smiles.read review
The Village of Tansley Woods
One of several Schlegel Villages that supersedes the institutionalized feel traditionally associated with seniors' care homes. Schlegel is focused on implementing a culture change around senior care and retirement home living. "Open concept" is a nice enough idea, but The Village of Tansley Woods goes above and beyond this, truly creating a small town feel under a dry roof. Inside the village, there's a chapel, general store, beauty salon and barber shop, along with spacious lounges and a tenth floor restaurant called the Ruby.
As with all Schlegel Villages, care provided benefits from the company's association with the Research Institute for Aging (RIA), at University of Waterloo. The village is split into several neighbourhoods, each focused around specific care needs. Just like regular neighbourhoods, these become small, friendly communities where neighbours share concerns and interests. Families and seniors who are part of the village love it here.read review
The Village of Wentworth Heights
Recently opened (late 2016), this retirement village builds on the experience of other Schlegel Villages, in a brand new facility that progresses Schlegel's innovative approach to senior care. Care ranges from independent suites with walk out patios to units in the village's memory care neighbourhood. Schlegel's philosophy emphasizes flexibility, resident empowerment, diversity and collaboration among staff; the company has built a formidable reputation for innovation and leadership in the senior care industry. The village is well situated in a newly developed area of Hamilton mountain, conveniently close to copious shopping, with the pleasant countryside of the Niagara Peninsula a short drive away.read review
An exceptional luxury retirement residence that supersedes all expectations of a retirement home. Spacious corridors and shared areas are highlighted by an open concept main area where there's a pub, games room and more. You'll love the thoroughly modern, well-kept interior spaces at the Westhill; it feels new everywhere.
For those requiring care, there are personalized support services onsite, and staff at the ready to handle anything you require. The downstairs pub is a great meeting place, and dining in the bistro is exceptional. One other noteworthy aspect of this Waterloo retirement home is the variety in the suites, which range from studio apartments to 1 bedroom plus a den, to 2 bedroom suites.read review
Retirement Suites By The Lake
A very modern facility conveniently close enough to the heart of Toronto but situated most closely to Scarborough Bluffs. This retirement home features a smaller number of suites than some other residences, creating a close-knit community. The Bluffs are one of the best natural settings in the entire GTA, with spectacular views of Lake Ontario from the top.
Inside the Suites building, there are spacious private units where you can choose to partake of "just enough" activities, as listed on the calendar. Residents who are able can also stroll through Scarborough Heights Park or take in the spectacular local flora and other natural beauty at Rosetta McClain Park. Delicious meals are served in the bistro, with table service available, as well as consideration of special diets. Care on hand includes a 24 hour call system, and all housekeeping needs are taken care of for you.read review
Scarborough Retirement Centre
This residence combines proximity to the heart of Toronto, with a down-home feel, due to its being family owned. This is a relatively small community where people care for each other; residents have the option of being as open or as private as they want to be. You can take retirement living for a test drive, thanks to short term and respite care stays. Security is provided through overnight staff.
Chef-prepared meals, physiotherapy and daily enrichment programs are just some of the home's features that make life here especially great. The community extends care holistically through onsite spiritual programming. The pet-friendly environment has also been shown to have benefits for psychological wellbeing. Group outings include movies and day visits to a variety of attractions.read review
Hazelton Place Retirement Residence
Spectacular retirement home in the heart of Yorkville, not far from the Royal Ontario Museum and a host of other Toronto attractions, including shopping, restaurants, bookstores, galleries, etc. Care ranges from independent to assisted living, with bathing assistance and dressing assistance included for those requiring this help; health services include catheter care and other more personal needs.
One of the most notable features of this residence is the spaciousness of the lounges and three dining rooms. Hazelton Place focuses on offering a variety of activities and attractions to bring residents together and facilitate a lifestyle that is as active (or as quiet) as you might want. The area is rife with history including U of T buildings, and it has been recently reinvigorated, with many new shops and outdoor cafes, etc.read review
McCowan Retirement Residence
When you walk around this residence, you'll see that this place has more amenities than many condo complexes. Retiring here means retiring in style! One of several exceptional retirement homes in Scarborough, near the Lake, this residence offers the ideal mix of city living with some spectacular nearby greenspace, including the Bluffs' parkland. It's also close to both the Scarborough Hospital and Scarborough Village Recreation Centre. There is also a great selection of nearby shopping, restaurants and more.
Respite stays or trial stays offered at McCowan give you a chance to try this place out without making the commitment; you'll get a window into how great today's senior living can really be. This home was established in 2004 and still feels very new. McCowan Retirement Residence is managed by Greenwood Retirement Communities, a company with a reputation for offering superior senior care facilities in the province.read review
Queenston Place Residence
Queenston Place in Niagara Falls offers exceptional individualized care, where staff responds with dedication, commitment and compassion. The environment still feels very new, as the residence was built in the year 2000. It features exceptional dining and accommodations.
Queenston Place is the right place for those who want the very best, in both care and facilities. It was voted Niagara's best retirement residence in 2011 and was named by Niagara’s Favourites as Best Retirement Residence for three years running. Care ranges from independent living (with meals and dining taken care) to assisted living, where assistance with bathing and transferring is included in the monthly fees.read review
As with other Delmanor communities, this is an exceptionally well-appointed, very modern retirement residence, with a hotel-like environment that includes a concierge, and suites with in-suite service. Suites are very spacious, friendly staff is easily at hand, and the dining is exceptional. Located just north of the 401 on Yonge Street, this is very close to a variety of local shopping including drug stores and coffee outlets.
If you are used to having the best things in life, then Delmanor communities like this one are the right place to get the seniors' care you need. Aside from excellent care staff, spectacular onsite amenities and features include concierge service, billiards, a full library, a bar, a spa and gym, an onsite movie theatre, and a private bus that shuttles residents on a variety of day trips.read review
The Dunfield Retirement Residence
From its inception, The Dunfield has proposed to reach new heights in retirement living in the city of Toronto. In the years since, it has succeeded remarkably well, not only in its well-appointed facilities but in the seniors' community it has facilitated. It's in a prime location, near the corner of Yonge and Eglinton, matched by first rate amenities and features, including a spa, movie theatre, wellness centre and so much more.
One of the best things about the Dunfield is the sense of community created by shared activities both inside and out. Residents take day trips to the theatre, casino, shopping, and art galleries. In addition, a big part of residents’ life is the collection of in-house activities: a lecture series with local authors, visiting chefs, art classes, and so much more. This is one of several exceptional Toronto retirement residences that improves the health and well-being of members, beginning the moment they walk in the door.read review
Delmanor Prince Edward
Delmanor Prince Edward is well-appointed, prestigious Toronto mature adult living, alive with active, independent seniors taking part in a variety of community activities. This tower on Dundas West creates a singularly vibrant community where residents can pamper themselves in the salon weekly, sit in on movie events in the main floor theatre, or keep up health in the fitness centre. People who move here find revival in the spectacular environs.
Nine floors of unparalleled Toronto mature adult living offer exceptional vistas of the city, including views of the CN Tower and the nearby Humber, as well as the bustling activity of Kingsway and Dundas West. If you're feeling outdoorsy, Lambton Park is a pleasant local greenspace. The main floor piano room is home to some fun singalongs, too. Assisted living is available on the second floor, where residents have many exclusive amenities, including a walk-in tub and other extra care facilities.read review
This thoroughly modern retirement residence has been recently renovated, providing an open concept main floor that facilitates friendship and good times. Inside and out, this residence creates a compellingly safe, secure environment where you can sit with friends and enjoy time together. This is like a low rise condo but with a wealth of communal activities that keep you moving and happy. People get active in the fitness studio, there are onsite movie nights and excursions to shopping and downtown Toronto events.
The Erinview in Mississauga offers care up to and including assisted living. There are also churches and shopping nearby. With one umbrella cost to cover everything, the Erinview offers everything you'll ever need in life, with bonuses like cherries on your ice cream.read review
Opened in 2010, this retirement residence incorporates the best of high rise living a la Tridel. Inside you'll find spacious lounges and rooms, a movie theatre, a spa and beauty salon, five-star dining with attentive service, a library, a pub, and everything else you need (and more) under a single roof. Outside, there are beautifully landscaped terraces and courtyards, in a gorgeous neighbourhood that mixes greenspace with local shopping, and easy access to transit and major highways.read review
The Village of Humber Heights
Among the many hallmarks of life at The Village of Humber Heights, the protection of seniors' health is paramount. Part of Schlegel Villages, Humber Heights offers a range of care from independent living to a memory care neighbourhood. In this area, residents with dementia receive some of the best care possible in the province of Ontario, thanks to Schlegel's partnership with the Research Institute for Aging at the University of Waterloo.
Like other Schlegel Villages, this residence is built around the concept of an old-fashioned small town. Residents can walk down the "main street" to the "town square," where there is a library, an indoor café, a general store, a chapel and more. All of this creates, in fact, a bustling "village centre" where "old friends" meet up, chat and visit. Every day is like that, in this seniors' village.
Staff here focus on offering resident-centred care, where the needs of senior clients come first. When you read employee reviews of working at the Heights, many call it "an amazing place to work." That collective attitude helps make this an amazing place to live, for the seniors here.read review
The Village of Taunton Mills
This lives up to the title of village much more than residence or seniors' home. The layout of the building follows very much from the idea of a small town, its central town square holding a number of "shops" to browse and meet up with friends. Places you'll find in the village centre (a commons area) include a library, a theatre, a café, a general store and a pub. Unlike most Ontario towns, though, there's never any cold weather or rain. It has to be seen to be believed.
Levels of care available in the Village of Taunton Mills range from independent to assisted living. Assistance in Schlegel Villages does not apply a cookie-cutter approach, however. The individual needs of residents are looked at, and care offered is resident-centred. The attitude of staff here is not that seniors live where the staff works, but "we work in your home."read review
Richmond Woods Retirement
Richmond Woods is a spectacularly well-appointed, award-winning London retirement home that encourages a carefree lifestyle and improved wellness in its residents. The environment is full of astonishing features ranging from a theatre to a beauty salon to a health and wellness centre, where residents encourage each other and exercise together. The centralized piano lounge is a great space where people get together, have impromptu sing-alongs or simply meet and greet and chat.
Care features include recreational events as well as onsite help with personal care and medication management. The indoor swimming pool is a bright, active gathering place, with wide windows to let in the sunshine. Activities include fitness classes as well as recreational swimming. Every day activities include billiards, games, entertainment, a library, bingo, Bible study, bocce ball, and the list goes on.read review
Longworth by Sifton
There's good reason this retirement home is award winning: it features the very best you can think of when it comes to senior accommodation. Independent living suites on the main floor feature patio entrances, leading onto the community's beautiful private courtyard as your backyard. Care also includes assisted living, with medication administration and some other extra care available to residents who require it. 24 hour nursing staff is onsite.
The recreational events calendar here is full of variety, appealing to a broad spectrum of seniors. Longworth offers its own private coach, with extremely comfortable seating, taking residents to a various local recreation activities and other outings. In-residence there are a spa and wellness centre, a hair salon and a café; there's always something to do.read review
Harbour Hill Retirement Community
Harbour Hill offers the finest in seniors' living in Huron County: an exceptionally well-appointed retirement residence that incorporates the highest living standards in a small town setting. The staff and the facilities are the best in terms of professionalism. An onsite feature that clearly demonstrates a commitment to excellence is the Spa and Community Centre; here, there's a therapeutic tub and nail bar, as well as a hair dresser and massage therapist. For the guys, there are games rooms, card games, a movie night and other fun things to do. Fitness and activities are a staple of community life here, and residents love it.
Aside from activity in the residence, you also get to enjoy life in "Canada's prettiest town." Even longtime residents of Huron County may not be aware of the local history, centred in the Huron County Museum. The main beach and Blue Water Beach are just two attractions that make this a place your kids and grandkids will be happy to visit.read review
Queensview Retirement Community
Queensview offers resort-like living in a small town setting. When you first walk into this retirement community, you feel like you are walking into a resort hotel. That feeling never really ends for residents, where you live in brightly lit, well-appointed, spacious suites, and staff are at the ready to take care of your needs. Care on hand includes laundry and housekeeping, up to nursing and support from personal support workers (PSWs).
Daily activities here include bingo, card games, arts and crafts, gardening, movie nights, and more. This home offers month to month leases. Short term stays and convalescent care stays are also available.read review
This is a beautiful Ottawa Region retirement setting, still very new, offering the best you can imagine in seniors' living. Chef-prepared dining, all new facilities, and a bevy of other luxuries are all important components of life here.
There's everything you might want here. The variety of exceptional features includes the V!VAlinks Golf Simulator, an indoor saltwater pool, and an onsite spa, complete with a resident massage therapist. The location is also hard to beat: close to the heart of Ottawa, but just far enough away from the busy downtown. On the west it's very accessible to the 416 (making it easy for family to visit), and to the east there is Stonebridge Golf Club and excellent walking paths along the scenic Rideau. To the north, there's all that central Ottawa offers: tourist sites, museums, Byward Market and other shopping.read review
This is a Greater Vancouver gem, conveniently located just off King George Boulevard in Surrey. The food offered here is very high quality, combining equal parts of gourmet excellence and nutritional value. There are social gatherings for every meal of the day, and you may end up making new friends every time you eat. Nearby, you'll find lots of shopping and restaurants including drugstores and a number of coffee shops. But it's what's inside that counts.
Onsite pampering here includes a spa and beauty salon, and regular foot care. Entertainment includes a main floor movie theatre, card games and shuffleboard. There are also shopping trips and other outings. Care ranges from weekly housekeeping, to diabetic and low sodium diet meals, to bathing assistance (for an extra fee).read review
The Village of Riverside Glen
Like other Schlegel retirement villages, Riverside Glen focuses on creating a whole environment where every element enhances well-being; this begins with its innovative architecture, laid out like a small town. This unique approach to a seniors-friendly environment includes an indoor café, general store, hairdresser, library and other outlets. The "village" concept extends to the notion of residents living in neighbourhoods, where every hallway or wing is a close community of people with similar care needs. The care continuum here extends from independent living for adults who require minimal assistance, to dementia care and long term care.
Although many retirement homes listed at Comfort Life feature excellent staff, the care staff at Riverside Glen demonstrates an above-and-beyond attitude apparent to outsiders. The Village newsletter, a monthly publication, demonstrates a deep, rich understanding of residents, and shows care and attention extended to all seniors here. Care is enhanced by the latest research into enhancing senior lifestyle and caring for those with special assistance requirements, from Schlegel's close association with the Research Institute for Aging.read review
The Village of Arbour Trails
Arbour Trails is another excellent example of the village concept, from Schlegel Villages. The innovative layout of the community focuses on a centralized town square, where residents meet or mingle. Here, you'll find a pub, a library, a theatre, a gift shop and other village outlets. There is also a very scenic pond on the grounds. This residence is centrally located in Guelph, near the Arboretum and some of Guelph University's outlying features.
Exceptional care is available here, with many onsite personal service workers, housekeeping staff, etc. The vibrancy of the community extends to staff, who show their love for the work through avidly extolling the value of the Arbour Trails community.read review
New Horizons Tower
A well-established, premium quality retirement residence in Bloordale Village, in the heart of Toronto. New Horizons is a not-for-profit offering exceptional facilities. Care offered ranges for independent and assisted, to memory care, with assistance for everything from housekeeping to bathing and incontinence included in the fees for this level of care. Extra care services in the building include a visiting physiotherapist and chiropodist.
The residence features gorgeously well-appointed suites, especially in the newly renovated Oasis. Suites are designed with the latest in accessibility features, including ample space throughout, walk-in showers and other features. They range from studio size to 2 bedroom apartments.read review
Cedar Springs PARC
Cedar Springs PARC is still very new, providing very modern, spacious suites and an impressive array of amenities. You will find a spa, a hairdresser, wellness centre, golf and a movie theatre, along with simpler pleasures like card games with friends, hiking trails and gardening. For all that, the care provided, from the emergency call system, to wheelchair accessibility throughout, to the nursing staff onsite make this an ideally safe home for seniors who are still very independent; staff here clearly demonstrate deep caring in everything they do.
Suites feature spectacular views of the nearby natural areas. Inside, there are delicious meals all prepared for you; you'll also find fitness facilities and very active hobby rooms. Nearby is all the shopping you need, and slightly further afield there are a variety of spectacular natural areas. Maplewood Flats is an ideal day outing with family, as is Roche Point Park. Mount Seymour Park is both a skiing destination and a natural wonder.read review
Forest Valley Terrace
Families of Alzheimer's sufferers in Ottawa need to consider Moments Manor. This offers state-of-the-art memory care in the first and only facility in the entire Region devoted exclusively to helping seniors with dementia. Staff here combine professionalism, compassion and care to treat seniors with dementia with the utmost respect; all are fully trained and receive ongoing education to improve their understanding and the care they offer.
The residence is designed to create a homey environment that facilitates comfort and peace. Care extends to all needed assistance, including catheter care, feeding tube assistance, and help with feeding and bathing. Residents are protected from wandering and other effects of dementia, through up-to-date technology (a Real-Time Location System) available through the residence. There is also a concierge onsite 24 hours a day.read review
Crown Ridge Retirement Residence
An upscale private retirement residence offering the best in senior care amenities, design and care, in a small town setting. Old-fashioned values predominate in this family-run retirement home situated in a quiet residential area of town. The onsite program director offers up a variety of activities here, as well as group outings; there's always just enough to do. The friendly atmosphere, seen at all times of the day, starts with staff and filters throughout the entire residence.
Residents' families exclaim about the excellent care provided here; assisted living onsite includes help with bathing and medication administration. Everything throughout the residence is very well-kept, with housekeeping staff maintaining a spotless home throughout. On the exterior, there are pleasant patios looking over the well-maintained, landscaped grounds. Units range from studio to one bedroom including a kitchenette and mini-fridge.read review
The Riverine offers superior senior care in the peaceful small-town setting of Napanee. Here, seniors are well-cared for in a setting that feels more like a luxury condo than anything else. Residents of the Riverine feel like staff is family who go that extra mile to offer daily care. Care includes housekeeping, to bathing assistance and medication administration.
The situation of the residence is also delightfully peaceful, with well-maintained and tastefully landscaped grounds that slope toward the scenic river, surrounded by trees. A pathway leads down to a wonderful vista of the countryside. Nearby there are a collection of local services including several churches, and a variety of health services (physiotherapy, a pharmacy, a dentist's office).read review
This spacious, established, elegant retirement community offers abundant luxury but never at the expense of its dedicated focus to excellent care. Southbrook inspires families and seniors to offer effusive praise that speaks not only about the exceptional facilities but more so about the caring staff. Families single out individuals on staff who go out of their way to offer exceptional personal care to residents here.
One of many standout aspects of this home is the versatility of care and stay options possible. Care ranges from independent living (ideal for seniors who want to rid themselves of common chores like housekeeping and meal preparation) to memory care, for those in the middle to later stages of dementia. Southbrook allows private home care, guest stays and respite care stays.read review
The Redwoods Retirement Residence
A superbly well-appointed Ottawa retirement home located close to the 417 in West Ottawa. This is a lovely high-rise seniors' tower (17 floors) with great views from its balconies, and a variety of suite styles to select from. This residence still feels very new and clean throughout, but it's been established over ten years, and much of the staff has been here since it opened.
The Redwoods offers care up to assisted living, with dressing, bathing and feeding included. The Ottawa Ikea is nearby, as are banks, churches and a variety of health care services. Kids from local schools drop in for day visits and interact with residents through activities like a reading buddy program. For all of the friendliness and great care, there are also a wealth of exciting amenities, including chef-prepared meals, a heated indoor saltwater pool, a wellness program, a pub, and more.read review
Symphony Senior Living Orleans
This is a beautiful, friendly, lo-rise seniors' community in the rapidly growing suburb of Orleans, ideally located in greenspace close to the Ottawa River. For seniors looking to forget about housework, cooking and the like, or who need help with some daily activities like feeding or dressing, this is a worthwhile destination.
Symphony Senior Living offers a variety of kitchenette styles from which to choose, so you can customize your living experience. Care offered ranges up to assisted living, with housekeeping, dressing and feeding included. This home is also pet-friendly, following from an established idea that having pets provides comfort and improves overall well-being of owners.read review
A brand new London-area retirement community, Dorchester Terrace offers lo-rise senior living suites in a perfectly-sized community. This is a full-service community with a number of unexpected luxury aspects, including an in-house movie theatre, spa, and hair salon. Living here, you can let someone else worry about the housekeeping and laundry, while you choose to either participate in many daily activities here, or just relax.
The variety of suite sizes, coupled with the many features and amenities, makes this an exceptional contemporary-minded retirement community. Every day fun stuff includes a games room with billiards, a party room with its own kitchen, and outdoor courtyards where you can relax in the sun with friends. There are many regularly scheduled daily and monthly events on the rec calendar. For casual or quieter times, you can get books out of the in-house library or enjoy the greenspace of the Thames Valley. Dorchester on the Thames Golf Club is only a short hike away.read review
Parkland on the Glen
Still very new (founded in 2010), this seniors' tower combines rental units on floors 2 to 11, with user-owned condos higher up. This is situated very conveniently for your family in Mississauga and Brampton, while offering proximity to local shopping, churches and other services. Care available includes assistance with housekeeping and meals, with other health services (bathing, feeding, dressing, etc.) available for a fee; assisted living is found on the building's third floor.
Amenities inside include a year round swimming pool, fitness studio, pub, and movie theatre. You never really have to go anywhere else to have a good time. There are also chef-prepared meals in the dining room, with changing weekly menus. Residents have been known to move here just for the food.read review
Harmony Hill Retirement Community
This is a still-very-new, innovative retirement residence created by builders of several other exceptional communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Staff here believe in the best of care, mixing conscientiousness with fun and pleasure, making this a happy place to live for residents. Onsite, there is a pub, a movie theatre, a hairdresser and beauty salon, a wellness center, and other in-house luxuries. Harmony Square is the meeting place between the Grove (independent living suites) and Orchard buildings (full service, assisted living area), where you'll find these shared amenities and other services.
One exceptional feature of living at Harmony Hill is the food. Meals prepared by the residence's Red Seal Chef are a great pleasure to residents. Meals balance considerations of nutrition and deliciousness, along with choice. Food is prepared fresh daily, using local sources where that is feasible.read review
Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony
This is a lovely small town retirement residence on the outskirts of Ottawa. The focus here is on providing assisted living to dementia care, creating a community of similarly-abled people who feel good about where they are. It's a caring place that also provides the regularity of prepared meals, an orderly environment, and professional staff.
In addition, though, there is some pampering here that helps residents retain regularity and dignity, spending time in the onsite beauty salon or in the theatre, with friends. The diverse calendar of activities is perfectly suited to the needs of residents. Pets onsite encourage interaction and reduce anxiety and loneliness.read review
Symphony Senior Living Kanata
This Kanata retirement community is the right place to be for those having personal difficulties they can no longer handle on their own or through family caregiving. It's a vibrant community where people interact with each other in a healthy manner, encouraging healing, improvement, and increased independence. Residents receive professional assistance with problems of everyday living like bathing, dressing, transfer and incontinence, and memory care provides dementia patients with safety and comfort. This residence also welcomes respite care stays and trial stays.
For seniors who need assistance with some daily tasks of living, this provides a community of peers. Interaction with others "in the same boat" is very helpful. There is interaction through games and other activities, entertainment offered onsite, and an outdoor patio/gathering place that is lovely in summer. Many onsite amenities and features (beauty salon, wellness center, theatre, and more) add to the positive environment here. The hairdresser is very attentive and female residents feel great delight in having their hair styled regularly. Suites are well-appointed, well-maintained, clean and brightly lit. The chandeliered dining room makes dinner another delightful social experience.read review
Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
Built in 2003, this is a lo-rise community of bright, spacious modern seniors' suites. Walk inside and you'll find a truly vibrant, friendly community of people living a safe, quality lifestyle. Suites are spacious, well-designed and well-lit, equipped with kitchens and tastefully decorated living rooms; there is a range of sizes, from studio to 2 bedroom apartments. Care ranges to assisted living, with some health services like medication administration and bathing assistance included.
There are many luxurious features to love. There are movie nights inside the main floor theatre. The Main Dining Room features a grand piano where a sing-along might break out at any time of the day. The friendly hairdresser is available every week in the onsite beauty salon. There's also a games room, party room, weekly shopping trips and much more to do. Fresh homemade food is served daily.read review
Seacliff Manor Retirement Residence
Seacliff Manor Retirement Residence in Leamington offers big league vision in a quiet, small-town setting. If you are looking for a new home, it doesn’t get much newer than this: Seacliff opened in 2017. Seacliff features a variety of care available under one roof, allowing couples with different needs to live together in the same community.
On the exterior of the property, you'll find beautiful fenced courtyards, and inside, a games room and exercise room. Suites are named for the four Canadian Great Lakes: The Ontarian, The Erie, The Huron and The Superior (the only 2 bedroom suite). The Harbourside wing is home to assisted living, where seniors can get help with medication management, and personal care like bathing or dressing.
Seacliff Manor's proximity to the 401 and the shore of Lake Erie make this worth shortlisting, for anyone looking for the finest seniors' care in the Windsor-Chatham area. The 401 also makes it easy to consider day trips into London. For family activities, consider the ferry to Pelee Island, or simple outings in the picturesque downtown, walks along the waterfront promenade or a visit to the marina.read review
Balmoral Place is an oasis of peace and relaxation, set on the outskirts of Collingwood, on a bucolic, tree-lined lot. Life here is set to only get better, as the community ages like a fine wine, and those who live here age in place. This is a community ahead of the curve, offering exceptional seniors' care for those wanting to settle in Collingwood. Opening in 2017, Balmoral Place offers independent living, as well as assistance with some daily living tasks, including dressing and medication administration.
The unique age-in-place ethos of the community allows you to pick and choose the exact type of assistance you need. The many charms of downtown Collingwood are just minutes away, and the Georgian Bay harbourfront is just down the street. The vibrancy of Collingwood is second-to-none, with its year-round activities, skiing in winter and water fun all summer. For all that, though Balmoral Place is planned as an oasis of peace and calm.read review
Royal Heights Inc.
Royal Heights offers Oshawa seniors an easy transition from their traditional family home to freer living in retirement. This building is designed with contemporary Toronto seniors in mind. There's a focus on rich features, copious storage space, and an eye on your changing care needs as you get older. This is forward-thinking on a whole new level.
This building is designed to meet all your needs. There is an indoor fitness centre, a restaurant, lounges indoor and out, a board room, alongside rooms for pool, poker and other games. For all that, your apartment itself will be a perfect oasis: climate-controlled, quiet, and well-appointed. Especially nice for many people moving from an older home? All the new finishes and living features throughout: Corian counter tops in the kitchen, engineered hardwood flooring, all new stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, stove and microwave. Accessibility and security features are part and parcel of this community, including garbage chutes on every floor, walk-in showers and many other contemporary design features.read review
Cavendish Manor Retirement Residence
Wake up in a new home just steps away from the spectacular world-class destination of Niagara Falls. Cavendish Manor single-handedly dispels any myths you might ever have about seniors' homes, lively and joyful both inside and out. Inside the Manor, you'll see friends playing cards by the fireplace or Xbox bowling together and cheering each other on. Light streams in through the many windows, adding to the vibrancy of the atmosphere. Outside, you'll find shopping and other conveniences (as well as local attractions), and the grounds itself includes a covered gazebo and a wonderful little pond where you can sit and relax.
Care available includes independent and assisted living, where meals and housekeeping are provided. For those who require extra help, medication administration and other personal care options are also available (inquire about fees).read review
Hearthstone by the Bay
Hearthstone by the Bay will change everything you think you know about senior living. Opening in 2017, Hearthstone anticipates your expectations in its quality of construction, flexibility of services and other factors. This is a community focused on meeting the needs of today's seniors.
This building features top-tier independent living, with assisted living readily available should you need it. Here, you won't be asked to move, should your care requirements (e.g. help with any activities of daily living) increase. Hearthstone is an oasis of excellence in senior care, so close to the Etobicoke lakeshore (fronted on Humber Bay Shores Park) you can walk to the waterfront daily. This will meet and exceed any conception Torontonians have about living in retirement.read review
Bowmanville Creek Retirement Community offers independent and assisted living. This community focuses on providing top tier services and care for an affordable rate. What you might not expect, though, is to see how much fun people have just being here and enjoying the activities. So often, there's a bridge or euchre game being played in the lounge. Elsewhere, a couple of fellows will be gathered around the pool table or a viewing party will happen spontaneously in the movie theatre.
Care within the community is an area where Bowmanville Creek truly succeeds. Response to calls is immediate. And staff are just as generous in handing out hugs as they are in giving the professional care people require. Your wellness is encouraged in on-site exercise classes. Personal well-being is further supported by the comforting coziness of the building and the friendliness of residents, who obviously love life in this happy environment.read review
The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills
The Village of St. Elizabeth Mills introduces outstanding 55 plus condo living to Hamilton Mountain. Here, you might be reminded of the secluded, peaceful small towns of yesterday, while you are living in the very suburban area of Hamilton Mountain. Within this "rural village" setting, you'll find country cottage living, Victorian architecture, and other pleasing designs. You might also find paradise, as some call life in active lifestyle communities. Plans for future developments (starting 2018) here include a town square that will include retail locations, community and entertainment spaces. Just outside the community, Hamilton continues to grow and progress.
Zest Properties really steps up the active lifestyle community game with The Village of St. Elizabeth Mills. If you're interested in getting the most out of retirement, you owe it to yourself to take a close look at this inspiring community. It's like an exclusive resort, in the heart of Hamilton.read review
Forestview Retirement Residence
Downsview, Willowdale and North York seniors find the option of pure elegance in Forestview Retirement Residence. This is a community that takes its interest in your needs and concerns to a whole new level. The community offers a continuum of care from independent to assisted living to memory care, coupled with luxurious care that includes unique daily dining experiences, and a bistro and juice bar.
Management of health care is, of course, a central concern, and inside, you'll find registered health care practitioners, as well as assistance with activities of daily living. This community also welcomes post-surgery and other short stays. For all that, no words can capture the peace of mind and personal warmth you'll find in this community. Opening in 2017, this is a community out to prove that it is the best.read review
Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
Ravines Senior Suites offers bright, beautiful surroundings in one of the most desirable locations in Ottawa. Situated close to both the Rideau River greenspace and the heart of downtown Ottawa, this is a perfect choice for the discerning Ottawa Region senior. Spacious, elegantly-appointed suites open onto pleasant views of the local greenery are just one of the notable features of this senior care option.
Alavida Lifestyles focuses on creating a unique, exceptional senior care experience and bringing that experience to select neighbourhoods in the Ottawa area. When you investigate this location, you will find that there is a vision behind things. Care staff and services staff are all focused on delivering an excellent client experience that meets the needs of the whole person. Residents in this community will tell you that everyone here is made to feel special, and for many people who have never experienced such care and attention, the Ravines can be an amazing discovery.read review
Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
Situated in Chatelaine Village, close to the Ottawa River, you'll find an oasis of care called Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence. Like other Ottawa Region retirement communities by Alavida, the Promenade offers a superb senior care environment that includes exceptional memory care facilities and programs. Outside, you're steps away from the tranquil beauty of the Ottawa River greenspace, while inside there is a cozy, comfortable seniors' living space, and your own elegantly appointed private suite.
Suites feature contemporary, accessibility-friendly features like walk-in shower and slip-free flooring. Residents and family comment on the kind, compassionate staff, and the relief given by the staff's deep understanding of the needs of their aging loved one. The home-made dining has many residents raving about its charm and deliciousness.read review
Oakcrossing Retirement Living
Oakcrossing Retirement Living, in the west end of London, offers independent and assisted living in an elegant new community, where seniors from throughout southern Ontario can find revitalization. Opened in the fall of 2017, Oakcrossing has a number of lovely features that make living here distinctively delightful. In the well-appointed dining room, residents enjoy delicious chef-prepared meals. You'll also enjoy the pub/bistro, where you can form new friendships and deepen others. Lavish other features of this community include a hair salon and spa, a cinema and even a greenhouse.
Each suite is equipped with dark wood furnishings, and is safety-focused, with features like hand rails and clear moving paths in the kitchen and other area. Units range from studio to two bedroom. The hospitality services here include housekeeping and laundry.read review
Canterbury Place Retirement Residence
This is a spectacularly modern take on senior living that literally towers over many other senior care choices in North York and the central GTA. Seniors find rejuvenation in a community of their peers where there is so much help ready. Care available here includes regular doctor visits, a local pharmacy, nurses on staff and a regularly visiting physiotherapist.
Residents and families highlight the many exceptional qualities of staff here. Some residents tell us openly about how helpful and pleasant the staff is, while we can see the appreciation felt by others. There are recreation ladies that keep residents busy with exercise programs, craft activities, and games including brain games. On top of that, you can see management, office staff, servers, nurses all going about their jobs happily here. The net effect is the creation of a healthy, happy community.read review
The Roxborough Retirement Residence
Newmarket and area seniors find a wonderful, fresh new home in the Roxborough. It's thrilling to find a seniors' community of this quality! The building is immaculately kept throughout, from the exterior to the diverse suites you find throughout the community.
Seniors and family members agree that the Roxborough renews people's enjoyment of life. That begins with the refreshment of moving into such a well-kept clean place, where staff are especially gifted at taking a personal interest in each individual. Within the community, there's an opportunity to eat with a variety of other residents and deepen friendships every day. The social life here is varied and scheduled at a relaxed pace throughout the day. Some of the residents' favourite activities include excursions, cocktail hour, the gardening club and religious services in house. It's a revelation to many people how great life in a community of peers can be. Both seniors and their families find astonishment that life can become new again, no matter what stage you find yourself at.read review
Port Credit Residences
Walking distance from the shores of Lake Ontario, Port Credit Residences offers a very modern and contemporary take on senior care. One of the biggest draws of this community is the proximity to the lakefront and the spectacular views afforded, even as you sit in your suite, most of these suitably located on the building's corners. Inside, the décor is very modern and contemporary, working shades of brown, taupe, blue and teal.
While location is important, care and community make the Residences extra special. There are warm gathering places throughout the building, from an open-concept piano room to the ultra-modern, woodgrain-interior dining room. One of the many popular places within the community is the indoor pool. There are aquafit classes and several types of therapy available in the pool. It's also equipped with a ramp entrance, one of many accessible features you'll find throughout the Residences. There are a variety of facets to care here, notably, a nurse practitioner onsite five days a week and on call around the clock. The nurse practitioner oversees all health needs of residents, ranging from administering blood tests to working with available doctors.read review
The Richmond Retirement Residence
Belleville and Quinte Region seniors will find superior retirement care right in their home town, found in the Richmond. The Richmond is an elegant oasis of calm and care, nestled right on North Front Street, in downtown Belleville.
One of the things this community is very good at is helping community members transition from their traditional home to life in the community. Personalization is one key. Community members bring whatever personal belongings they want to bring here, to decorate their suite. But what makes the change a blessing is the response of staff. All of your questions are answered in a forthright, helpful manner, and everyone finds a way to help you feel at home here.read review
Richmond Hill Retirement Residence
Right in the heart of the city, Richmond Hill Retirement Residence is a place where local seniors find new levels of happiness. People who move here find an ideal place of both renewal and reinvigoration. Outside, there's shopping, greenspace, nearby entertainment and health care (pharmacies, doctors, physiotherapy and more) – everything you need. And inside, this community focuses on promoting the improved health of community members: not just physical, but mental and spiritual health.
There's so much to do here, and a communal focus on wellbeing. Unique activities include vendors who come right into the community and a hair salon where you can get pampering as regularly as you like (some ladies take advantage of this service weekly!) Fitness onsite (if that's your thing!) includes daily stretching, and for more fun there are dance classes and a yoga group. Seniors who need assistance can find it here, with the availability of personal support for bathing and other activities of daily living. Care extends to palliation, here, which family members find comforting.read review
"Stately elegance" is a phrase that comes to mind when you drive up to the Waverley Mansion in London, in the Carfrae Park area of London. This converted Victorian mansion is indeed converted into a genuine home for the people living here. We love the elegance and uniqueness of the Victorian interior. Classical glass doors, jambs and other interior features are ornately decorated in styles that need to be seen to be appreciated. For all the luxury, there is an intimacy implicit in the fact that this is essentially a house.
Once you're inside, another aspect becomes more apparent: that this is a caring community. That starts with the friendliness of staff. It's also seen in the care they give clients, and exemplified most richly in times where they take the opportunity to show great compassion for those in their care.read review
Modern interiors and in-house features are great to have in a retirement home, of course. But what you're really looking for is the feeling of welcome, caring people around you and a hundred other little things that make your new place into a real home. That's what seniors in community at Palermo Village cite as the big difference between this and other places in the area. A welcoming and comforting atmosphere is not something you can view in a brochure or on a website, it needs to be experienced in person.
That comforting atmosphere is added to by the setting, the building itself. There's a theme of brightness and vivacity to the layout of this community. That translates into an easy transition for many of the people who choose to live here, and into confidence by family members, knowing that they have found a great new home for the one they love.read review
River Road Retirement Residence
River Road Retirement Residence offers a number of singular delights, from its spectacular views of the Niagara River to its spacious, clean and welcoming interiors. There are a lot of things to love about this place, but you're most likely to be immediately taken with the spectacular view of the river and gorge. It's just a short walk to the Whirlpool Aero Car, with its lookout area, just across from Great Wolf Lodge. Of course, Horseshoe Falls is a short drive up the road the other way. The local beauty makes it extra appealing for families to visit here.
But then inside … well! We were impressed with the open concept main floor that includes two fireplace rooms, games room and dining lounge. Interiors are all very well-kept and clean. If you are looking for classical elegance in a local community, you will find it here, with prices remarkably lower than you will pay for a similarly well-appointed retirement community further along the QEW in the GTA. The phrase "hidden gem" comes to mind. It's even perfectly situated five minutes outside of downtown Niagara. We think it makes a wonderful place to visit and to be in.read review
Manotick Place Retirement Community
The first thing that strikes you about Manotick Place Retirement Community is the beauty of the exterior of the building. Step into the building and look around, the impression of beauty only deepens. There are splashes of rich colour that brighten every room, and when you look closely at the construction and the décor you see caring craftsmanship.
Equally as impressive as the architecture and design is the discernible happiness of community residents and staff. During group activities here (Bingo, for example, is popular) it becomes a lively, fun group of friends. There are also garden parties in the summer and frequent outings in downtown Manotick, where every convenience you'll need is readily available. Nestled as it is in the crook of the river, this community fosters closeness. And like the town itself, Manotick Place combines the best of country living with proximity to capital city fun.read review