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Since 2002, we've helped people make the best decision about retirement options. We want to help you create an ideal life for yourself no matter your age or health. Move to a retirement community because it's better in every way than living alone or in a place no longer suited to you. Thanks to today’s housing market, it’s a lifestyle accessible to more Canadians than ever.

With over 200 retirement communities nationwide, Comfort Life is trusted by more than a million Canadians annually, a guide to the country’s very best retirement living, providing comprehensive information on every possibility.

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The Concorde Retirement Residence

The Concorde Retirement Residence

Penticton, British Columbia

Active Adult Lifestyle

Adult lifestyle or 55+ communities are the desired way to retire. It’s worry-free, manageable living, perfect for empty nesters looking to live freer and easier. It’s time to treat yourself to the best in living! These communities are waiting for you despite quarantine measures! Find 55 plus communities with easy virtual tours. You can also find active lifestyle communities in Ontario, Manitoba, and BC, including golf communities, bungalow communities, rentals and ownership units.


Comfort Life Retirement Living Guide

Comfort Life Retirement Living Guide

Read stories of people who made the move ahead of you, learn about terminology around types of care, find information about active living communities, calculate and compare costs and more.

  • Comprehensive profiles of top retirement homes, communities and home care options across Canada
  • Quick tips to help you find the best services, amenities and care
  • Retirement planning strategies and expert advice on financing

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Live your best life!

In the 19th annual 2021 Comfort Life Retirement Guide, take a fresh look at how communities help people age successfully in an era where this lifestyle is increasingly accessible to 55-plus and senior Canadians.


Our Inspiring Leaders series

Leaders behind some of the country's most vibrant retirement communities shared insights into changes they've witnessed and those they're currently driving. Themes in the series include:


Caregiver stories

Many adult children of seniors face stress. We share stories from caregivers facing the challenge of senior loved ones with increasing care needs. Check out caregiver stories.

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Find the best place for you

What is the best place to retire for you? In recent years, interest in out-of-the-way places and small towns has increased exponentially, and we’ve got recommendations for you!


Get right-sized!

There're many different styles of living, each suited to different people. Aside from care, as described in pages linked to above, there are other ways of thinking about where you live. Discover our guides to the following options, featuring a look at each’s pros and cons:


Seniors' Services

We've created a marketplace where you can quickly find experts in helping those 60 and older. There is a growing collection of people who value and understand the specific needs of people this age. In our collection of senior services you can find the following directories:


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