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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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Prince of Peace
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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.
The Lodge at Valley Ridge
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The Lodge at Valley Ridge

11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B5V5
The Lodge at Valley Ridge is the perfect place for seniors to live, who want to maintain an active & entertaining lifestyle. Suites range from studios to 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and balconies.
Trinity Lodge
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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.
Lake Bonavista Village
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Lake Bonavista Village

11800 Lake Fraser Drive, 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.
Chartwell Royal Park Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Royal Park Retirement Residence

4315 Richardson Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7J7
Chartwell Colonel Belcher Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Colonel Belcher Retirement Residence

1945 Veteran's Way NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 5Y7
Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence
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Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

301 7th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1Y6
Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence

222 25th Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta, T2S 3E9
Chartwell Harbours Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Harbours Retirement Residence

20 Country Village Cove NE, Calgary, Alberta, T3K 5T9

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.

City/neighbourhood

Suite type

Size

Cost/mo (starting)

Valley Ridge

studio

370 sq. feet

$3,060

Marlborough

1 bedroom

525 sq. feet

$4,100

Glamorgan

1 bedroom

460 sq. feet

$3,850

Lake Bonavista

studio

404 sq feet

$3,450




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