Independent Living Calgary

Senior living can be an exciting new phase of your life

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Calgary independent living communities liberate seniors from the many mundane aspects of home ownership, remaining in your family home, or living alone. Many communities include amenities that make this phase of your life a wonderful new experience. You’ll also find a group of new friends who are always there. Review communities listed below to find your next home!

Calgary independent living communities

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Evanston Summit

Evanston Summit

150 Evanspark Manor NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3P 0N4
A Catholic non-profit residence focusing on providing a lifestyle for independent seniors who appreciate the opportunity to live stress-free, with like-minded, active older adults.
Boardwalk Retirement Community

Boardwalk Retirement Community

3520 31 St. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2L 2A5
Welcome to the BRC, a beautiful assisted living facility located in the heart of Calgary's NW. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are safe and cared for with our friendly and passionate staff.
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.
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.

Four reasons to move to independent living

1. An updated, full-featured environment

Many seniors live in a family home purchased many years before. Keeping things up-to-date has become more difficult over time. When you move into an independent living retirement home, you’ll be surprised at how nice it is to have up-to-date features throughout your living space. Perhaps some things seem superfluous (e.g. exercise rooms), but people come to love amenities like that. Communities with easily accessible swimming pools or golf greens, etc. make exercise fun again. Living in community with people with whom you can enjoy all the amenities (like movie theatres, inhouse pubs, etc.) makes all these luxuries better.  

2. Security and safety

Calgary retirement homes give seniors and families peace of mind, knowing that there is always someone else around, and the building is always safe and secure. Unfortunately, seniors living on their own are some of the most vulnerable people in our population. In an independent living retirement community run by professionals who care for you daily, this vulnerability is largely a thing of the past.

Communities are designed with optimal accessibility throughout, adding to safety. Widened hallways, well-lit spaces, bathrooms with grab bars and other accessibility features are all part of the environment. Your safety is paramount here.

3. Communal living is the best

The advantages of communal living might be the best held secret of retirement communities. This is something that is missing from many people’s lives, even younger suburban families. Isolation is proven to be unhealthy, and there's something essentially human about living in a group of people, eating communally and simply living together.

That’s just a brief list. Check out our complete look at the advantages of independent living.

4. Be proactive

Many independent seniors like the idea of controlling their destiny. It’s empowering to own the decision rather than delay the move into a seniors’ community until family tells you it’s time to move. Many Calgary independent living communities have a continuum of care that includes senior assisted living. Moving into independent living, you can anticipate future changes in care needs, where you might require assistance with some activities of daily living.

Costs of independent living in Calgary

Here’s a quick overview of rental prices for independent living suites across Calgary retirement homes. Remember that this fee is an umbrella price, covering all your living costs — everything from your grocery bill to property taxes to home maintenance and everything in between. Of course (as noted above), there are many features of these communities that might not currently be a part of your life but which you will come to appreciate.

This table give a range of prices across the city — in survey only. Not all suite sizes are included per area of the city. Check listings above for many more details about rates charged by each community by suite size.


Suite type


Cost/mo (starting)

Valley Ridge


370 sq. feet



1 bedroom

525 sq. feet



1 bedroom

460 sq. feet


Lake Bonavista


404 sq feet


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