Caring for aging parents: Feel like your life is on hold?

I wonder if you have had the feeling of living in suspended animation as if your life has been put “on hold”?

I think long-term caregiving can give us the feeling that we are not where we used to be but we are not where we are going to be either. I remember a character from the Peanuts cartoon (was it Pigpen?) who always had a cloud of dust and dirt above his head. For us, it would be more like a cloud of anxiety and uncertainty that hangs above us.



 
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This is your life "right now"

Rather than feeling like our real lives are “on hold,” perhaps we can say that this is our life right now as caregivers. We were not caregivers in the past and there will probably come a time when we will not be caregivers again. I believe that life is going on as it is meant to be.

I find great comfort in that classic peace song, "Turn, turn, turn" by The Byrds:

 

To everything, turn, turn, turn

There is a season

And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die

A time to plant, a time to reap

A time to laugh, a time to cry.

 

I think it is okay to think about what our lives will be like when our loved one passes on.

 

Preparing for the future

I  used to feel guilty having thoughts about how much easier my life would be when I didn’t have all these caregiving responsibilities. Now, I feel that such thoughts can help us prepare for the future. In fact, we can even initiate conversations with our loved one about basic details of their passing as well as emotional aspects of our relationship.

One example of basic details is the fact that we need to know whether our loved one wants to be buried or cremated. One colleague had a wonderful conversation with her mom about all the places her mom wanted to have her ashes spread. Her mom enjoyed thinking of all the trips her family members would need to make to distribute her ashes.

We can also bring up the more emotional aspects by saying something to our loved one like: I have been thinking about what life will be like without you and I want you to know that I am really going to miss your _______.

 

Great conversations

We can have wonderful conversations about what we appreciate in our loved ones. My sister and I did an audiotape in which we told our mom all the things she had taught us and expressed our gratitude for her wisdom. Needless to say, she loved it and played it daily until she passed on.

I hope it helps you to think of this caregiving experience as just part of your life cycle. We are not “on hold.” Our lives are flowing, as they need to flow.

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Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

110 & 150 Rossignol Drive, Orleans, Ontario, K4A 0N2
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Richmond Hill Retirement Residence

Richmond Hill Retirement Residence

70 Bernard Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0W7
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Queens Estate Retirement Residence - Metta Lifestyles

Queens Estate Retirement Residence - Metta Lifestyles

265 Queens Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M6L 3C6
At Queens Estate, we offer a complete range of care services in a welcoming environment. Whether it's our compassionate staff, fresh homemade meals, or exciting and engaging activities, you will truly feel at home.
Thornebridge Gardens

Thornebridge Gardens

649 8th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 2R2
Thornebridge Gardens is one of New Westminster’s finest retirement residences, providing luxurious, worry-free surroundings with life enriching services that inspire healthy senior living. Many options are available!
White Cliffe Terrace

White Cliffe Terrace

1460 Highway #2, Courtice, Ontario, L1E 3C4
This award winning Oshawa retirement home is near parks and shopping, offering spacious seniors' suites and the option of assisted living care. Readers Choice Award Winner for Retirement living from 2016 2019.
Granville Gardens

Granville Gardens

1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 0B3
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Forestview Retirement Residence

Forestview Retirement Residence

537 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M2R 0A8
Forestview Retirement Residence is North York's newest seniors' residence. We offer Independent Lifestyle and Full Service Assisted Living Accommodations and Services, plus Short Term and Respite Stays.
Sifton - Erinview

Sifton - Erinview

2630 Fifth Line west, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 0A8
Located in the heart of Mississauga, Erinview offers an atmosphere of worry-free, comfortable living with personalized support in the presence of good friends.
Wellington West Retirement Community by Signature

Wellington West Retirement Community by Signature

1166 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y4H1
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Hygate Active Senior Living

Hygate Active Senior Living

215 Lexington Road, Waterloo, Ontario, N2K 0H6
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Four Elms Retirement Residence

Four Elms Retirement Residence

1500 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 4H6
Four Elms is an elegant Retirement Residence offering the finest in Senior Living. Choose a suite style that is perfect for you and enjoy an active lifestyle, fine dining and the company of good friends.
The Village of Erin Meadows

The Village of Erin Meadows

2930 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7M4
Mississauga's unique continuum of care featuring a vibrant Main Street with Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Suites, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care.
Port Credit Residences

Port Credit Residences

33 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3G8
Port Credit Residence situated in the Mississauga area offers seniors a luxurious resort-inspired lifestyle. Enjoy an oversized pool, wellness centre, onsite physiotherapy, a movie theatre, library, spa/salon and more!
Lake Bonavista Village

Lake Bonavista Village

11800 Lake Fraser Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2J7G8
Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence is the perfect place for seniors to retire. You can choose from a variety of suite sizes in the main building or one of our unique cottages.
Carp Commons Retirement Village

Carp Commons Retirement Village

458 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0
One visit to Carp Commons Retirement Village and you’ll see the difference in terms of amenities, food, services, programs, and the little touches that make it feel like home.
Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence

Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence

40 Freel Lane, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0P5
Stouffville Creek is a cozy & comfortable place to call home. Everyone is on a first name basis, and the food is exceptional. A short drive north of Toronto, close to major highways, shops, stores & nature trails.
Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

111 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3J8
Luxury and quality is in every corner of Hazelton from its lobby to its inviting Bistro & Bar. Offering amenities and services, Hazelton makes it easy for you to define and enjoy your lifestyle.
Credit River

Credit River

175 Rutledge Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0X7
Credit River is a 6-storey condo style residence, with an array of well-appointed suite styles to choose from and our highly-skilled health care professionals are available around the clock if you need them.
Aster Gardens

Aster Gardens

7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8H 1Y7
Aster Gardens, an Optima Living community, opened in March 2021, we are transforming Senior's living. You are going to love living here....Let Us Welcome You Home!
Courtyard Gardens

Courtyard Gardens

7051 Moffat Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 3W2
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The Richmond Retirement Residence

The Richmond Retirement Residence

175 North Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 4Y8
The Richmond, combines an affordable lifestyle with comfort, security and friendly full service. You will feel a sense of warmth and know you are home the minute you walk in the door.
Greenview Seniors Residence - Metta Lifestyles

Greenview Seniors Residence - Metta Lifestyles

880 Lawrence Ave E, North York, Ontario, M3C1P6
At Greenview Residence, we offer a complete range of care services in a welcoming environment. Whether it's our compassionate staff, fresh homemade meals, or exciting and engaging activities, you will truly feel at home.
The Shores of Port Credit

The Shores of Port Credit

280 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 0A5
The Shores is designed for vibrant living with the highest quality of personal care. Amenities include pool, fitness & exercise club, restaurant, bistro & cafe, a golf simulator lounge & wine cellar.
Origin at Spring Creek

Origin at Spring Creek

808 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, Alberta, T1W0K3
Origin at Spring Creek is Bow Valley’s leading independent, assisted living, & memory care community. Nestled in the luxurious mountain town of Canmore, we empower our residents to remain happy, healthy & active.
Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace

285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1X 1M9
Prince of Peace a variety of suites styles with kitchenettes and incredible mountain views. It's the perfect residence for seniors who are active, require some assistance, or have memory care needs.
Wintergreene Estates

Wintergreene Estates

4950 Pasqua Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 7L2
At Wintergreene you'll discover a combination of independence, privacy, activities, health and wellness programs & friendly companionship to savour throughout your retirement.
Evergreen Retirement Community

Evergreen Retirement Community

820 Scollard Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 0A1
Stylish Mississauga retirement home offering independent, full-service and assisted living lifestyles, featuring a hair salon, onsite bistro and much more.
Riverwalk Retirement Residence

Riverwalk Retirement Residence

528 25 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, V2S 0L5
Riverwalk Retirement Residence is centrally located in the Cliff Bungalow-Mission community of Calgary. We offer a continuum of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.
Holland Gardens

Holland Gardens

552 Holland St W, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 4H3
Located in the heart of a vibrant community, Holland Gardens is the perfect place to live, laugh and enjoy life. An exciting community offering a luxurious resort lifestyle, an ideal place for inspired senior living.
Trinity Lodge

Trinity Lodge

1111 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 4C9
Trinity Lodge Retirement Residence combines the elegance & style of a fine traditional hotel, with the security & warmth associated with senior living. Homecare staff is available 24/7 to give you support when needed.
Wildpine Retirement Residence

Wildpine Retirement Residence

10 Wildpine Court, Stittsville, Ontario, K2S 1C6
At Wildpine, our staff ensure you get the highest level of care and service possible. We strive to provide the best service at the lowest prices, because money shouldn't stand in the way of worry free retirement!
Origin at Longwood

Origin at Longwood

6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6T1
Origin at Longwood offers a choice of spacious suites, featuring large windows with a variety of exposures to Nanaimo’s vistas or Longwood’s pristine forests – most suites also feature a private balcony or patio.
The Briton House

The Briton House

720 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2N7
Family-owned and operated, the Briton House is dedicated to the highest standards of service. Offering a full continuum of care, a variety of amenities and suites, home-cooked meals, and a 15,000 sq. ft. indoor garden.
McCowan Retirement Residence - Metta Lifestyles

McCowan Retirement Residence - Metta Lifestyles

2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1J 0A2
McCowan Retirement Residence is a vibrant and family oriented retirement home located in Scarborough. With team members who have been here since we opened in 2004, you can expect a warm welcome and a feeling of home.
Aspira Bolton Mills Retirement Living

Aspira Bolton Mills Retirement Living

100 Morra Avenue, Bolton, Ontario, L7E4K5
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The Lodge at Valley Ridge

The Lodge at Valley Ridge

11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B5V5
At The Lodge at Valley Ridge, you'll enjoy spacious suites, impressive cuisine, and exceptional services. We have recently renovated. We welcome the opportunity to show you our great community.
Governors Walk Retirement Residence - Metta Lifestyles

Governors Walk Retirement Residence - Metta Lifestyles

150 Stanley Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 2J7
A former monastery and friary, Governors Walk is designed to pay respect to the past while featuring a modern touch. Governors Walk is steps away from the picturesque Rideau River and Stanley park.
Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

110 & 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 4G3
Whether you're looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, you can access them all in one location at Park Place. We are a vibrant, social community surrounded by parks and close to many amenities.
The Roxborough Retirement Residence

The Roxborough Retirement Residence

1 Roxborough Road, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 2P8
You'll feel warmth as soon as you walk through the door. The Roxborough Retirement Residence is both elegant and cozy with a dedicated and caring staff that go above and beyond for your well-being and happiness.
Canterbury Place Retirement Residence

Canterbury Place Retirement Residence

1 Canterbury Place, North York, Ontario, M2N 0G7
Canterbury Place offers a variety of suites styles in an elegant condo-like building for active adults & those needing assistance. We offer a unique healthcare program for our residents including palliative care.
The Heritage

The Heritage

3630 Brown rd, west kelowna, British Columbia, V4T7Y9
The Heritage Retirement Residence encompasses an active living & entertaining lifestyle with supportive & assisted living measures, Our highly skilled registered health care team will provide assistance when you need it.
The Village of Humber Heights

The Village of Humber Heights

2245 Lawrence Avenue West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 3W3
The Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke offers different levels of service from independent apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
The Village of Winston Park

The Village of Winston Park

695 Block Line Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 3K1
This elegant retirement residence in Kitchener-Waterloo offers a continuum of care from independent living apartments to assisted living, memory care and long-term care.
The Village of Arbour Trails

The Village of Arbour Trails

32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 0C9
Guelph retirement home offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Includes 24 hour onsite nursing team and medication support within a Village-like setting. It takes a Village to care.
The Village of Glendale Crossing

The Village of Glendale Crossing

3030 Singleton Avenue, London, Ontario, N6L 0B6
A true retirement hub featuring independent Living Apartments with full kitchens, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and LTC.
The Village at University Gates

The Village at University Gates

250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 0E2
Now welcoming our Retirement Home Residents to the Village. We offer Waterloo a range of services for today's Senior including Retirement Apartments, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Long Term Care.
Garneau Hall Seniors Community

Garneau Hall Seniors Community

10923 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2N9
Located in the heart of the Garneau district of Edmonton, Garneau Hall offers seniors a caring environment with the added comforts of home and the opportunity for an enriched new life.
The Vineyards Residence

The Vineyards Residence

726 Valley Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1V 0E9
The Vineyards approach to assisted living & memory care allows people to go about life as they always have, despite health changes. Beautiful suites & homemade meals. Discover for yourself why we say Life’s Better Here
Crown Ridge Retirement Residence

Crown Ridge Retirement Residence

106 Crown Street, Trenton, Ontario, K8V 6R3
Located on the east side of Trenton in a quiet neighbourhood. Enjoy beautiful suites of various sizes & layouts with advanced safety features. Elegant dining plus snacks & beverages included.
Bowmanville Creek Retirement Community

Bowmanville Creek Retirement Community

105 Queen Street, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 0T3
Bowmanville Creek offers Independent and Assisted Living programs. Tastefully designed spacious accommodations include a variety of suites ranging from roomy studios to large two bedrooms.
Southbrook Retirement Residence

Southbrook Retirement Residence

400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choices - We celebrate independence in senior living but, are always here to provide assistance when you need it. Southbrook - come be a part of our community, our family and meet new friends!
Parkland on the Glen

Parkland on the Glen

1665 The Collegeway, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 0A9
Parkland is located at Mississauga and The Collegeway next to the Glenerin Inn. We are surrounded by beautiful green space. For the past 6 years we've been awarded one of the top 3 Retirement Communities in Mississauga.
Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Chateau Glengarry Retirement

105 St. Paul Street, Alexandria, Ontario, K0C 1A0
Located between Ottawa & Montreal, our bilingual staff cater to seniors who are independent, need assistance or have early memory loss. Enjoy home-cooked food, fitness & daily activities. Respite stays are welcome.
Lawbell Senior Home Care Services

Lawbell Senior Home Care Services

7191 Yonge Street, Markham, Ontario, L3T 0C7
Lawbell Senior Home Care Services We offers medical and non - medical care support for seniors and people of all ages, in their homes, retirement residence, hospitals and Long term care facilities.
New Horizons Tower

New Horizons Tower

1140 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 4E6
From gracious dining to new suites and lounges, residents are enjoying the new management and upgrades found at 1140 Bloor Street West, in the Heart of Bloordale Village.
Cambridge Manor

Cambridge Manor

253 Smith St NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6K1
Renowned for award winning care and a ‘people-first’ approach to wellness. Enjoy a rich & full life with the comfort & peace of mind of a true aging-in-place experience.
The Manor Villages StayWell Manor

The Manor Villages StayWell Manor

174 Ypres Green SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6M2
Staywell Manor Village offers elegant retirement living in the heart of Calgary. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, we have lifestyle options to meet your needs.
Scarborough Retirement Residence

Scarborough Retirement Residence

148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8
Scarborough Retirement Residence offers a variety of suites and apartments, with a library, pharmacy, seniors' centre, shopping, theatre and more nearby.
Parkland on Eglinton West

Parkland on Eglinton West

4650 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 0E3
Parkland on Eglinton West offers Lifestyle Apartments, All-Inclusive Lifestyle and Supportive Lifestyle options for seniors. Parkland makes it easy for you to do more of what you love!
Forest Valley Terrace By Symphony

Forest Valley Terrace By Symphony

1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 7L1
Forest Valley Terrace is proud to be the only community that is specifically designed & dedicated to the unique needs of seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory impairment in Ottawa.
Brighton Retirement Living by Esprit Lifestyle Communities

Brighton Retirement Living by Esprit Lifestyle Communities

291 Main Street, Brighton, Ontario, K0K 1H0
At Brighton Retirement Living by Esprit Lifestyle Communities, we offer seniors a beautiful place to call home, with a caring team, vibrant social life, quality services and delicious chef-prepared meals.
V!VA Barrhaven

V!VA Barrhaven

275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0V2
Ottawa's newest all-inclusive retirement community simply includes more! From a saltwater pool to an incredible golf simulator, our impressive amenities are only matched by our commitment to exceptional care & service.
Bloom Oshawa

Bloom Oshawa

1224 Coldstream Dr, Oshawa, Ontario, L1K 1A3
Prominence Way Retirement Community by Signature

Prominence Way Retirement Community by Signature

905 Prominence Way SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 6A8
Experience vibrant senior’s living at Prominence Way with a world of choices, beautiful architecture, gourmet dining, caring people, nursing staff and a comprehensive program of activities and services.
Hamilton High Street Residence

Hamilton High Street Residence

23100 Garripie Avenue, Richmond, British Columbia, V6V 0B9
Welcome to where independence meets peace of mind. Experience Richmond's cruise-inspired community offering gourmet meals, active living, entertainment & services that are not in-your-face, but there when you need them.
V!VA Pickering

V!VA Pickering

1880 Glengrove Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 0C6
V!VA Pickering is Durham's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy large suites, great amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great for you and your family! Book your tour today!
Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

626 & 636 Prado Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 0B3
Ravines offers you tranquility in one of Ottawa’s most scenic neighbourhoods, Prince of Wales. A social, carefree lifestyle awaits you in a friendly community staffed with individuals who truly care.
Lanes Retirement Living

Lanes Retirement Living

134 Airport Heights Drive, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1A 4Z7
Conveniently located in the city's east end, our newest location provides an upscale retirement experience with unmatched services and amenities, personalized care, and a warm family atmosphere.
Sifton - The Westhill

Sifton - The Westhill

25 Westhill Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2T 0B6
The Westhill is an inviting atmosphere of new friends and great times, with personalized support services for better living. The Westhill is conveniently located in Waterloo, near The Boardwalk shopping area.
Aspira Stonebridge Crossing Retirement Living

Aspira Stonebridge Crossing Retirement Living

102 Wellman Cres., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7T 0J1
At Aspira Stonebridge Crossing our goal is to help you live fully, every day.
V!VA Whitby Shores

V!VA Whitby Shores

51 Whitby Shores Greenway, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 9R1
Enjoy a lakeside lifestyle with modern amenities and a warm, welcoming team ready to meet your every need.
Delmanor Elgin Mills

Delmanor Elgin Mills

80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
The Elden of Bradford

The Elden of Bradford

3131 8th Line, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 4H2
Voted Bradford's Favourite Retirement Residence 2 years in a row! This beautiful residence is tailored for the “young-at-heart” senior. In fact, we like to think of it as UN-Retirement Living.
Shepherd Terrace

Shepherd Terrace

3758 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1T 3K9
Shepherd Terrace offers a variety of independent and assisted living suites within the renowned Shepherd Village. With its long history of providing caring service you’ll love the amenities and the excellent services.
Aspira Lynde Creek Manor Retirement Living

Aspira Lynde Creek Manor Retirement Living

50 Paul Burns Way, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 2Y9
At Aspira Lynde Creek our goal is to help you live fully, every day.
Delmanor Aurora

Delmanor Aurora

25 Butternut Ridge Trail, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 0P5
At Delmanor Aurora enjoy extensive amenities including a saltwater swimming pool, fitness centre, ground floor terrace with fireside seating and a rooftop terrace overlooking the Oak Ridges Moraine. Move-in Early 2022!
James Street Retirement Residence by Levante Living

James Street Retirement Residence by Levante Living

148 James Street, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1S7
James Street is the retirement residence you've been looking for: kind friends, delicious meals, fun activities, & a supportive healthcare team are waiting for you! All in a charming retirement residence in Bracebridge
Symphony Senior Living Kanata

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.
Sifton - Richmond Woods

Sifton - Richmond Woods

200 North Centre Road, London, Ontario, N5X 0B1
A desirable retirement residence in London, Ontario, including 130 suites with extensive amenities designed to provide the ultimate in retirement living. Proud winners of the "Best of London in Retirement Living 2020!"
The Wellington

The Wellington

1430 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 5H3
This award winning Hamilton retirement home offers varying senior care. Just minutes away from shopping, theatres, restaurants and major transportation links.
V!VA Oakville

V!VA Oakville

1 Sixteen Mile Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 1P3
Now Open! Exclusive membership meets all-inclusive living at Oakville's newest retirement community. V!VA Oakville elevates retirement living to new heights with unmatched amenities, services and style. Tour today!
Retirement Suites By The Lake

Retirement Suites By The Lake

2121 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1N 1T5
Part of Scarborough history - located in the Bluffs/Beaches neighbourhood, where the White Castle Inn used to stand. Respite recovery, trial stays and winter retreats are all available, to help meet your wants and needs!
Delmanor Prince Edward

Delmanor Prince Edward

4180 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8X 1X8
Situated in a treed ravine setting overlooking the Humber River, Delmanor Prince Edward provides vistas that vary from the serenity of the adjacent valley to the resplendence of the Toronto downtown skyline!
Winchester Glen Retirement Community

Winchester Glen Retirement Community

2501 Thoroughbred Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1L 0P8
Your home at Winchester Glen will offer an active, independent lifestyle in a senior-friendly community. You will enjoy a private suite with amazing amenities, convenient services & daily activities at your doorstep!
V!VA Mississauga

V!VA Mississauga

5575 Bonnie Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0N8
Mississauga's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community. Enjoy bright, spacious suites, modern amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great! for you and your family! Book your tour today!
Berwick On The Lake

Berwick On The Lake

3201 Ross Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6L9
At Berwick on the Lake, residents enjoy red seal chef prepared meals in their choice of 3 dining rooms. Beyond our beautiful amenities, our residents also enjoy a full wellness program. Resort style living at it's best!
Caroline Place

Caroline Place

118 Market Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 3P9
A gracious and supportive retirement in the heart of Hamilton. Every day is filled with fun and friendship, and delicious chef-prepared meals. Enjoy all that life has offer. Shopping, HPO, Farmer’s Market and Library
Nurse Next Door Toronto Beaches

Nurse Next Door Toronto Beaches

Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1K 2M8
Nurse Next Door Toronto Beaches provides compassionate 24 hour personalized senior care services with bonded, registered & licensed Nurses / RPN's, in your home, hospital, rehab, LTC & retirement communities.
Allandale Station Retirement Residence

Allandale Station Retirement Residence

357 Yonge St, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 4K3
Located on Yonge St. just minutes from downtown Barrie, choose the suite style that's right for you. Retire in a comfortable & supportive community with superior services & outstanding amenities.
V!VA Thornhill Woods

V!VA Thornhill Woods

9700 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4V2
Vaughan's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy bright, spacious suites, modern amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great! for you and your family! Book your tour today!
Queenston Place Residence

Queenston Place Residence

6440 Valley Way, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 7E3
This Niagara Falls retirement home features local activities and scenery in a luxury environment offering a comfortable lifestyle, care and peace of mind.
Berwick House

Berwick House

4062 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8N 3E6
Berwick House offers comfort, security and our usual high standard of affordable luxury. Steps away from a mall, cinema and other conveniences, you’ll find everything you need for an independent and active lifestyle.
Bloom Stouffville

Bloom Stouffville

135 Mostar St, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 4X6
Queensview Retirement Community

Queensview Retirement Community

70 King Edward Street, Paris, Ontario, N3L 2G8
Queensview Retirement Community is a Globals Award winner for living solutions with care. We are a fun,vibrant and caring community with homemade meals, friendly staff and residents who make the community a loving home.
Aspira Empire Crossing Retirement Living

Aspira Empire Crossing Retirement Living

224 Ward Street, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A OC5
At Aspira Empire Crossing our goal is to help you live fully, every day.
Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony

Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony

6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4S4
We offer a truly all inclusive plan. We welcome pets: offer residents accommodation options .Our array of activities & chef-prepared meals keep our residents healthy & active. Offering beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy.
Cavendish Manor Retirement Residence

Cavendish Manor Retirement Residence

5781 Dunn Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 2N9
Cavendish Manor is within walking distance to the Majestic Niagara Falls, the vibrancy of which can be felt within the walls of our charming retirement home, where a friendly community of seniors live in harmony.
OPAL by Element

OPAL by Element

438 West King Edward Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 05M
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 0M5 Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.
St. Elizabeth Retirement Residence

St. Elizabeth Retirement Residence

391 Rymal Road West, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 1V2
St. Elizabeth Retirement Residence, part of St. Elizabeth Village, offers bright suites, home cooked meals, access to the many amenities and activities. Health and wellness is our focus through quality care and services.
Balmoral Place Retirement Community

Balmoral Place Retirement Community

8 & 10 Harbour Street West, Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 5B4
Balmoral Place offers a wide variety of programs, amenities and suite types to meet the needs of both independent residents as well as those individuals requiring additional assistance.
Wentworth Manor

Wentworth Manor

5717 14 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3M2
Barclay House Retirement Residence by Levante Living

Barclay House Retirement Residence by Levante Living

600 Chippewa St. West, North Bay, Ontario, P1B 9E7
Barclay House Retirement Residence by Levante Living allows you to take advantage of a beautiful comfortable lifestyle, enrichment activities, great food, new friendships, & security to know help is available any time.
Bramalea Retirement Residence

Bramalea Retirement Residence

30 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 4G3
Enjoy the luxury of a new community with the conveniences of home, including 3 freshly prepared meals, medication management, 24 hour supervision and a variety of activities.
Aspira The Barrieview Retirement Living

Aspira The Barrieview Retirement Living

3 Concert Way, Barrie, Ontario, L4N6N5
At Aspira The Barrieview Retirement Living our goal is to help you live fully, every day.
The Redwoods Retirement Residence

The Redwoods Retirement Residence

2604 Draper Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 9B1
Redwoods apartment style community offers suite with full kitchens, individual meal plans and valet service. Whether you're meeting friends for a drink or for a swim, you'll love the social life at The Redwoods.
Grandview Retirement Living

Grandview Retirement Living

83 Centennial Parkway South, Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8G 0B7
In the heart of downtown Stoney Creek, Grandview Retirement Living offers a variety of suites, delicious dining and unsurpassed amenities. Inclusive, customized independent and assisted living service packages available.
Symphony Senior Living Orleans

Symphony Senior Living Orleans

6419 Lumberman Way, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 6E8
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.
Aspira Cedar Crossing Retirement Living

Aspira Cedar Crossing Retirement Living

395 Cedar Street, Simcoe, Ontario, N3Y2J2
At Aspira Cedar Crossing our goal is to help you live fully, every day.
Kingsbridge Retirement Community by Signature

Kingsbridge Retirement Community by Signature

950 Centennial Drive, KINGSTON, Ontario, K7M 0G8
Experience vibrant senior’s living - a world of choices, beautiful architecture, caring people and a diverse program of activities and services. Choose Kingsbridge Retirement Community. See how great life can be!
Oakcrossing Retirement Living

Oakcrossing Retirement Living

1238 Oakcrossing Road, London, Ontario, N6H 0K2
Welcome to Oakcrossing Retirement Living, where we have a fresh perspective on senior living. Offering a large variety of studios, one- and two-bedroom suites with both retirement and assisted living services available.
Qualicare

Qualicare

Toronto, Mississauga and Belleville, Toronto, Mississauga and Belleville, Ontario, M8X2X9
Qualicare offers reliable and consistent caregivers and nursing for patients with medical, dementia, and mobility challenges. We also support people during and after hospital stays and within assisted living residences.
Berwick Royal Oak

Berwick Royal Oak

4680 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 0B4
Aspira Yorkton Crossing Retirement Living

Aspira Yorkton Crossing Retirement Living

348 Morrison Drive, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 4G2
At Aspira Yorkton Crossing our goal is to help you live fully, every day.
Harmony Hill Retirement Community

Harmony Hill Retirement Community

1335 Benson Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1K 0W6
Harmony Hill offers comfort, security, and friendship, as well as a full range of amenities and services that you expect from a premier, active-living seniors community.
Sifton - Longworth

Sifton - Longworth

600 Longworth Road, London, Ontario, N6K 4X9
Voted London's Best Retirement Residence seven years running! We promote our passion for seniors living well by offering choices for an active, wellness focused lifestyle with the security of knowing help is at hand.


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