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Independent Living Homes Alberta

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Independent senior living in Alberta

Independent senior living homes provide you with everything you would never dream of having in your own home. Included in the luxuries and amenities you might find in Alberta’s independent living homes are on-site mail service, light housekeeping, transportation services, personal laundry, and planned activities like bingo. You’ll never be lonely here, but instead you'll find yourself surrounded by others at the same stage of life, who share your history and concerns. Most importantly, an independent living retirement home will mitigate many risks in your life: your community will almost certainly have round-the-clock security and a team of staff ready to respond to your needs.

Some independent living residences in Alberta may have nurses on staff when there are care options such as long-term care or memory care in the same building or complex. No matter what, you will live safely, freely, and comfortably. 

Communities with independent living

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Lake Bonavista Village

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.
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.
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.
Dr. James Hemstock

Dr. James Hemstock

4202 54 Ave,, Lloydminster, Alberta, T9V 2Z3
At Dr. Hemstock Residence & Hearthstone Place, our highly-skilled group of health care professionals and qualified staff are here to do whatever we can to ensure that all your needs are taken care of.
The Lodge at Valley Ridge

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.
Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence

Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence

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

Chartwell Country Cottage Retirement Residence

75 Cranford Way, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8H 2B9
Chartwell Harbours Retirement Residence

Chartwell Harbours Retirement Residence

20 Country Village Cove NE, Calgary, Alberta, T3K 5T9
Chartwell Wild Rose Retirement Residence

Chartwell Wild Rose Retirement Residence

9612 - 172nd Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5T 6C7
Chartwell Colonel Belcher Retirement Residence

Chartwell Colonel Belcher Retirement Residence

1945 Veteran's Way NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 5Y7
Chartwell Royal Park Retirement Residence

Chartwell Royal Park Retirement Residence

4315 Richardson Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7J7
Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

301 7th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1Y6

Typical common features of independent living work together to immediately make your life better:

  • Communal dining means that you don't have to buy your own groceries, make your own meals, clean up dishes or eat by yourself. (You may also have the option of eating in your own suite if you want privacy, of course.) Studies show that people eat healthier when they eat with other people. That's just one aspect of independent living that can improve your health and well-being.
  • Communal living with peers is also beneficial. You'll live with people who share your values and experiences and there's an opportunity to develop deeply trusting relationships with people your own age. People will be looking out for you, and homes are easy to get around in and full of comfortable meeting areas.
  • Housekeeping and other in-home services free up time to let you pursue new interests.

Other benefits of independent senior living

  • Safety and Security: Homes are designed with optimal accessibility features like ramps and elevators that maximize safety over what most seniors live with when they choose to stay at home. In-suite features will often optimize bathroom, bathing and kitchen safety, and suites are designed for the best security and comfort you can dream of. Homes will often have onsite security and round-the-clock staff to safeguard your security.
  • Social Interaction — Daily activities inside one of these communities include communal meals and other community activities where you can make new friends, get out and stay active. Many people find themselves revived and renewed when they move into a communal living environment. Most residences are designed with numerous communal areas (both indoors and out) so you can choose where to hang out and who to chat with. In a vibrant community, you'll feel newly charged. Many communities offer hobby times and other opportunities to discover new interests and interact with other residents. 
  • Keeping busy — Staying active is great to keep both your brain healthy and your body fit! Indeed, independent living homes will provide you with many programs and activities.
  • Dining in a number of homes listed here is especially exquisite. Homes offer gourmet dining and highly nutritious and delicious meals, and you may be able to choose you own menu. You can even invite friends and family to eat with you for a reduced rate.  Some residences also have their own general store, round-the-clock snack bar and a variety of other excellent food features. 
  • Excellent amenities like fitness classes, gardens, onsite pubs, restaurants, stores and more.

Moving into senior living care

Alberta’s independent senior living homes are a great improvement over the retirement homes of the past: cleaner, more spacious, more practically designed, safer and more secure than ever. One of the most common concerns that seniors have when they are considering moving to a retirement home is the emotional turmoil such a lifestyle change may bring. However, independent living retirement communities will give you the chance to bring touches of your own home with you (many homes allow pets, for example). 

Seniors who have moved into an independent living home often find themselves with a renewed love of life. They say things like, "I wish I had done this earlier" or "I want to stay here for years more, this is my new home."  When moving into an independent living home, you have to look ahead and look at it as an opportunity. There are many advantages to this over living on your own in your own home or living with family. In the end, it really does help you keep your independence in a way that other arrangements do not. 

As you look at Alberta independent senior living, take along The Ultimate Retirement Tour Checklist, a handy guide full of questions and notes you might not otherwise think of. Print off as many copies as you need!

Retirement Living in Alberta

Because independent living reduces many of the burdens on your life (i.e. maintenance), you will have more time to seize opportunities that you may have put off until now.

Are you ready to move?

In our new guide to making the move, we look at facing your own last minute trepidation, things to get excited about and how communities welcome you.

Take a full look at adjusting to independent living.

For anyone moving from out of the province, Alberta is a great place to retire for a few reasons:

  • Alberta does not have provincial or harmonized sales tax, so you will have more money to spend on leisure.
  • The province's two largest and liveliest cities, Edmonton and Calgary, offer a wide variety of attractions. West Edmonton Mall alone is worth moving to that city for, while both cities have major sports franchises, excellent live theatre and a vibrant night life. Those are things that will attract family, and they will want to stay close to you if you settle in one of those cities near them. Alberta as a whole has lots to offer.
  • Alberta is also rich with nature, like Banff National Park, Jasper and of course many other spectacular Rocky Mountain places to visit and view. Here, you will have plenty of time to relax amidst a soothing atmosphere.

Many of Alberta's independent senior living retirement homes very rightfully brag about the beautiful views they offer, the local scenery and the spectacular vistas of the Rocky Mountains and its foothills. 



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