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Your guide to retirement living in Canada

The 21st annual Comfort Life Retirement Guide focuses on helping you make the best choice possible for your family. Here are web adaptations of the main stories:

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:

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We’ve interviewed family caregivers and residents of retirement communities near you. Video interviews probe into why they chose the community, what values they see there, how it’s improved their lives, and many other questions. Their shared experiences help you make a more informed choice.

ACTIVITIES in Chateau Glengarry Retirement Home Alexandria

Engaging in these activities has not only provided entertainment but also the opportunity to meet and get to know the residents and their families. We...

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Am I better off alone or married?/Vaut-il mieux être seul ou marié ?

Nearly a third of the almost 85 million baby boomers in Canada and the United States are single, a fact that surprises a lot of people. Then again, th...

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Nursing Homes Near Me: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Right Care

Discover the ideal nursing home with our guide, covering everything from location to specialized care. Plus, explore "Richmond Heights Health Care" fo...

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Combatting isolation and loneliness/Combattre l'isolement et la solitude

Solitude is a state of mind that can be positive, when it’s desired, but when it turns into isolation and loneliness, it can become unbearable. Unfo...

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Solutions for managing medication/Solutions pour la gestion des médicaments

Managing medications is a major source of worry for seniors, as the complexity of their treatment often requires careful organization. Which pills hav...

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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! Find 55 plus communities with easy virtual tours. You can also find  active adult lifestyle communities in Ontario, Manitoba, and BC, including golf communities, bungalow communities, rentals and ownership units.

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Best places to retire

What is the best place to retire — for you? In recent years, interest in small towns has increased exponentially, and we’ve got recommendations. Find the best places to retire in BC, Alberta, or Ontario. We also look at Canada’s best small towns, including the best towns in BC, along with Ontario's top towns and towns on the prairies.

Get right-sized!

There're many different styles of living, each suited to different people. Guides to housing options look at each’s pros and cons. Senior apartments are increasingly popular, and you can also find closer looks at Vancouver and Toronto senior apartments. We also have guides to senior condos, townhouses, and retirement bungalows.

Seniors' Services

We've created a marketplace that helps you quickly find experts in helping those 60 and older. There's a growing collection of people who value and understand the specific needs of people this age. Our senior services include directories to health and wellness services, real estate agents, and travel services for seniors.

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