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Retirement Homes & Communities in Central Ontario

Senior friendly retirement living in Central Ontario's cottage country

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Enjoy retirement in Ontario's cottage country.

Many Ontarians retire to cottage living in central Ontario, making a number of cities and communities in cottage country very senior-friendly. For baby boomers who are currently spending their time in Peterborough, the Muskokas, Huntsville and Haliburton during the summer at a cottage, the idea of retiring permanently and making their summer home a year-around home is a very affordable option.

Home care agencies are available for baby boomers and seniors living in central Ontario who need a little extra support in order to remain in their homes as long as possible. There are also a growing number of great retirement communities and retirement homes for seniors looking to settle in Ontario's cottage country including active adult living, independent living, assisted living and long-term care communities.

Before starting your search for a retirement community or home care service think about your specific needs and wants. Retirement communities have customizable options that address the specific needs of residents, including different kinds of suites, levels of medical care, and additional housekeeping or cooking tasks.

Home care is customizable too, depending on your health condition, needs and duration of time that assistance is needed.  Understanding your needs is the first step in finding the right retirement fit in Central Ontario. Click here to view all Ontario Retirement Homes. 


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Chartwell Jackson Creek Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Jackson Creek Retirement Residence

481 Reid St., Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 7R9
Wilmot Creek
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Wilmot Creek

1 Wheelhouse Drive, Newcastle, Ontario, L1B 1B9
At Wilmot Creek, you’ll find yourself 30 minutes from Toronto, in the Clarington Township, in a neighbourhood that features single-family homes. Enjoy the refreshing breeze from Lake Ontario, while enjoying a serene, laid-back cottage lifestyle.
Bowmanville Creek
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Bowmanville Creek

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.
Harmony Hill Retirement Community
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Harmony Hill Retirement Community

1335 Benson St, Oshawa, Ontario, L1K 0W6
Harmony Hill offers comfort, security, and friendship, as well as the full range of amenities and services that you expect from a premier, active-living community.
White Cliffe Terrace
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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.
Crown Ridge Retirement Residence
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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.
The Village of Taunton Mills
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The Village of Taunton Mills

3800 Brock Sreet North, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 3A5
The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby presents several levels of service from seniors' apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
The Richmond Retirement Residence
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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.
V!VA Pickering
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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!
Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence
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Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence

40 Freel Lane, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0P5
Stouffville Creek is 118 suite retirement residence, a short drive north of Toronto, is conveniently close to major highways and features a fitness centre and more amenities.
Sts. Peter and Paul Residence
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Sts. Peter and Paul Residence

221 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 4P4
Sts. Peter and Paul Residence offers a modern, efficient, and self-sustaining seniors community operated by a professional and compassionate staff.
Allandale Station Retirement Residence
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Allandale Station Retirement Residence

357 Yonge St, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 4C9
Located on Yonge St. just minutes from downtown Barrie, you can be the first to choose the suite style that's right for you. Retire in a comfortable & supportive community with superior services & outstanding amenities.
The Roxborough Retirement Residence
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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.
The Elden of Bradford
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The Elden of Bradford

3131 8th Line, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 4H2
The Elden is now open, bringing a fresh approach to retirement living. This beautiful residence is tailored for the “young-at-heart” senior. In fact, we like to think of it as UN-Retirement Living.
Holland Gardens
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Holland Gardens

552 Holland St W, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 2H4
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.
Balmoral Place
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Balmoral Place

8 & 10 Harbour Street West, Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 5B4
Balmoral Place, opening December of 2017 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.
Richmond Hill Retirement Residence
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Richmond Hill Retirement Residence

70 Bernard Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0W7
Richmond Hill Retirement Residence offers full service including meals, housekeeping, active adult, independent and assisted living. Our focus is on maintaining good health, great food, new friends & lots of laughter!
Delmanor Elgin Mills
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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 over the past 15 years.
V!VA Thornhill Woods
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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!
Four Elms Retirement Residence
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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's right for you and enjoy an active lifestyle, fine dining and the company of good friends.
The Village of Riverside Glen
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The Village of Riverside Glen

60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M8
This elegant Guelph retirement home offers a range of care including assisted living and long term care, serviced by a friendly, caring staff.
Sifton - The Westhill
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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.
The Village of Arbour Trails
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The Village of Arbour Trails

32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 0A2
Guelph retirement home offers Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, includes 24 hour onsite nursing staff and features its own Town Square.
The Village of Winston Park
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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 long-term care to assisted living to independent living seniors apartments.

 

Assisted Living In Central Ontario

Not only is central Ontario one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its cottage mentality makes it very popular for senior housing. People are generally relaxed and crowds are rare and manageable when they do occur. There is a general air of respect for everyone’s desire to enjoy themselves evident throughout the area.  There are retirement homes throughout cottage country that build on the region’s scenery to give residents a full time cottage experience with all the big city luxuries they’ve become accustomed to. Some say it is the highest form of assisted living.  A common objection to moving to central Ontario retirement homes is the perceived lack of medical facilities. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every retirement home in the region stocked with the same caliber of equipment used in large cities. Durham Region’s ambulance services are among the highest rated in Canada while the hospitals in Central Ontario are full service with up to date equipment and staff experienced in dealing with seniors or trained in elder care. Many retirees choose Central Ontario because they’ve spent their entire lives in the region. However there is a growing contingent of retirees looking for a change of pace, who are unwilling to let go of the conveniences of an urban lifestyle yet seek a more tranquil atmosphere and subsequently choose Central Ontario retirement homes. There are homes throughout the region, with each city offering unique advantages and a distinct flavour.

Worried about costs? Have a look at what retirement will cost you across Ontario.

 

Retirement Homes in Newcastle

Those that prefer a quiet small town atmosphere will enjoy retiring in Newcastle, Ontario. Newcastle residents tend to prefer home care but have been making the transition towards retirement homes in recent years. The village is located on the shores of Lake Ontario between Toronto and Oshawa in a secluded pocket of land free from mass industrialization. Newcastle is surrounded by farmland, meaning retirees and residents enjoy fresh produce which are then turned into homemade treats by the town’s many mom and pop style restaurants. Newcastle is also home to a number of historic churches that retiree’s enjoy visiting for their architectural beauty regardless of their religion. The city’s golf course is one of the best ranked in the area and is considered very senior friendly. Though secluded Newcastle is far from isolated, located near the Trans Canada Highway (highway 401) retirees have little issue visiting family and friends in nearby cities or simply traveling to explore the region. Besides retirement homes, the city has plenty of long term care options as well as a solid home care infrastructure.     

 

Retirement Homes in Bowmanville

Many people choose retirement homes in Bowmanville, Ontario for long term care. As one of the larger cities in The Municipality of Clarington, residents feel Bowmanville provides the benefits of both cottage country and big city lifestyles.  The city is well known to motorsport fans, with a world famous track that has hosted Le Mans Series, SCCA, and NASCAR events. Bowmanville is home to a number of attractions including Canada’s oldest private zoo. Retirees that are unable or unwilling to drive can feel at ease knowing Bowmanville is the rare cottage town with a GO and Via stations in addition to its own city wide public transit. It has senior housing options outside of formal retirement homes as well as a variety of home care services. 

 

Retirement Homes in Oshawa

Like Bowmanville, retiring in Oshawa is seen as a compromise between rural and urban lifestyles. The city’s prominent automobile manufacturing industry gives it an industrial reputation that sometimes overshadows its country scenery. Oshawa is home to the largest hospital in the region, Lakeridge Health Oshawa, as well as The R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre. These facilities give Oshawa an impressive long term care and assisted living infrastructure for a city its size. There is a vibrant minor sports community in the city of Oshawa highlighted by The Oshawa Generals hockey team, which many seniors find inviting. Those living in senior housing but not retirement homes, Oshawa has a number of public pools, community centres, and beaches. While seniors rave about the city’s new parks and walking trails regardless of their living situation.

 

Retirement Homes in Trenton

Retirement care in Trenton can feel like a vacation that lasts for decades. As the entry point to the Trent-Severn Waterway and largest municipality in Quinte West, Trenton is the rare tourist city that can thrive economically without feeling cluttered. Trenton Retirement home residents rave about the city’s recreational facilities which include walking trails, curling rinks, dog parks, and golf courses. Trenton is a popular destination for sport fishing, known to boast impressive scores of walleye, bass, pike, perch, and mudcat with seasonal opportunities to catch salmon and rainbow trout. This attracts seniors looking for home care and assisted living in equal numbers. Trenton is also beginning to build a reputation for its vineyards and wine tours, which many retirement homes are sure to visit.




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