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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! 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.

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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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People of Berwick – Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. It is thanks to women like these ladies of Berwic...

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People of Berwick – Catching up with ELS Team Member, Jessica Herron.

#People of Berwick – “I honestly hope Berwick will be my last and final job” – ELS team member, Jessica Herron, shares why she loves working a...

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Don’t Wait to Downsize – Preparing for a move to Independent Living

After you have decided where to move, you may need to downsize your belongings for your new space, depending upon the home you are coming from. ...

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