"I wanted to stay head of the curve," says Reg Desilets of his move into independent living. "That’s the attitude I’ve had all my life. You get up, you plan, you do your best and you live with it." That proactive attitude is taken by more seniors all the time, as they're increasingly aware of the many advantages offered by moving into a retirement home.
ComfortLife.ca offers many tools that help you make the right move at the right time, including comparing independent living communities and an overview of the move, provided below. Moving when you're older can be more difficult than any previous life change, for some. However, it can be a lot easier if you're mentally prepared and anticipate changes coming.
Below, we look at some things you are facing, with links to more advice:
Many people make the move easier for themselves thanks to the fact that they have a friend or someone they trust already living in the community. In other cases, spouses move together and have each other for company. Shared stress is reduced stress. But for many, the move into a retirement home comes with trepidation.
Here's a look at typical and understandable reasons for stress:
You are leaving much that you are familiar with
For many people, the impending move to a retirement home means leaving behind the deep familiarity of a family home. In a typical situation, you may be moving from a town or city where you have lived for many years, to be closer to kids and grandkids or other relatives. This drastic change of address can be understandably difficult.
If you are moving to be closer to family, this is a positive to hold onto. Proximity makes it easier for them to visit more often and have closer involvement in your life. Over time you will come to love the increased time you get to spend with them. Read more about moving toward possibility.
Moving coupled with other stressors such as a spouse’s death
Perhaps you are moving in a time of exacerbated stress, such as — in a typical, yet dreadful scenario — the profound loss resulting from the death of a spouse with whom you have lived for many years.
Some retirement homes offer grief counseling, but many people find the most comfort in the companionship of others and the healing that comes with time. There will be other people in your new community who have also been widowed. In time, you will almost certainly find someone who has been down this path before you, who will listen as you share your pain. Although your grief may seem too heavy to bear right at the moment, look forward to its lifting over time. Rest assured that you have made a good decision by moving into a retirement home, where you will have many new companions, and you are sure to find solace in the good company you will find.
Fears about the change in your cost of living
You may also be concerned about the monthly fees at your new community. Perhaps you have been mortgage-free for some time and you have grown comfortable with a healthy nest egg you have built up.
But you can also rest assured that there comes a time to start “drawing down” your retirement investment. Be sure that you are capitalizing all your social assistance and don’t be too proud to accept financial help or at least reassurances from your adult children who are willing to help out. Be sure you are doing all you can to afford it.
Doing the math and figuring out exactly how much time you can afford can be empowering. It’s very typical for people in independent living to have figured out how long their money is going to last. Assuming that this is somewhere more than ten years in the future, don’t be embarrassed to be one of those people who puts off that worry until later. You haven’t gotten to where you are in life by worrying too much about the future, right? Consult our retirement calculator to get the big picture.
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Advantages of moving to independent living
You have made (or at least been part of) the decision to move into a retirement home. Let’s have a look at some things you can look forward to. Keep these in mind during some of the more challenging aspects of the move:
Relief from all the pesky annoyances of home ownership
All the concerns you have about home ownership or living on your own will be a thing of the past. Here’s a lengthy (but by no means exhaustive) list of things you can forget about from now on:
- daily housework like cooking, doing the dishes, cleaning up after pets, minding your thermostat
- weekly housework like washing floors, buying groceries, dusting the furniture
- monthly or irregular housework like washing the windows
- regular home upkeep like replacing furniture, cleaning carpets, replacing broken windows, etc.
- monthly bills like heat and hydro, cable, internet
- annual bills like property taxes
- mundane exterior seasonal tasks like sidewalk shoveling, snow removal, cutting the grass, raking leaves, etc.
- buying tools and equipment to help keep up the house
- home improvements and updates like roof repairs, renovations, etc.
- unexpected emergency repairs like appliance repairs, plumbing and electric problems, etc.
Did we cover it all? What you may not realize is the relief that will come over you, over time, from your unburdening from all this. You will feel lighter! Like so many people who experience moving into a retirement home, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do this earlier.
The enhanced social life of living in a community
To our minds, the most wonderful boon of retirement community living is the diverse group of people your own age. You’ll live with people with whom you share so much. And the people will all be so interesting! Each person in the community has their own life story, a bit like yours, for sure, but also different, with its own points of interest. They’ll share aspects of your life experience; you may be able to reminisce with them as well as experience new things with them. In their sharing their life experiences with you, you’ll find that you open up more about your own life and learn new things about yourself.
Even for people used to a limited social life or who are more introverted, you’ll come to appreciate many of the communal aspects of life in a retirement home. Many people in retirement communities say, “if I want someone to talk to they’re right outside the door.” This is not something you thought you needed. But it’s certainly something that other people don’t have.
Elsewhere, people find that their friends pass on and there are less and less people to socialize with. New friend-making opportunities get scarcer and scarcer, too. Inside a retirement home there are opportunities to get to know everyone who lives there. You can make it as good as you want to, it’s up to you to make the experience as good as you can. There will be new people moving in there as well. As we have written about, you have the possibility of finding or creating a circle of good friends. Communal game times, group outings and other community activities will provide many opportunities to create shared memories and fun times.
For many people, finding new friendships has been difficult or near impossible in their traditional neighbourhood. The actual experience of making a new friend can be energizing in itself. You may find yourself recapturing social skills long dormant. There’s even the possibility that you’ll be able to find romance.
A look at welcoming committees
"Our welcoming committee is completely resident-run," says April Johnstone at the Redwoods, in Ottawa. "They do visits regularly and they’re really open to communication."
Jack, new resident at Redwoods, speaks for many when he says, “When you move into a place like this, you’re leaving the home you’ve lived in for many years, all your furniture, everything you’re familiar with. It’s not something you can ever really prepare yourself for.”
“As management team, we try to meet with people get in the first day or two that anybody lives here to answer any questions, to clarify anything that might have been missed or forgotten,” says Johnstone. “But we see the most benefit in having questions answered by a peer of theirs. We have a welcoming committee of about eight or nine here.”
One committee member, Margaret says, “I have a very small part. I just take the newcomers down to their table for meals.” Other committee roles include visiting new community members in their suite, arranging a welcoming tea, or escorting them to local shopping. “The thing I like best about it here is the people,” she says. “It’s a welcoming, friendly atmosphere.” She might be too modest to claim her own role in creating that friendly atmosphere. But obviously it is.
There are typical questions people have, as they would in a move into any new building. At the Redwoods, though, fellow residents are waiting to answer those questions. “You might want to know, where are the laundry rooms?” says Johnstone. “When do they open? Who should I talk to about this issue? How do I get something repaired in my room?”
Having people dedicated to helping you is something that makes moving into communities like the Redwoods unlike any other move you’ve ever made before. “It’s really comforting to people to have that one-to-one with someone who has been here and gone through the transition themselves. After the first few weeks, new residents will have met everyone on the welcoming committee, so when they do come down for cocktails or coffee or a movie, there’s a couple of familiar faces in the crowd already. It really helps.”
This has clearly helped new residents like Jack who had been at the Redwoods only a short time when we talked to him. “I’ve settled in pretty well here, “ he says. “There are some great people here and I’m relaxed now.”
List of independent living communities
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215 Lexington Road, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2K 2E1
Experience resort quality living at Hygate. Choose from a variety of apartment style suites, including independent supported and assisted living options.
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.
77 Dunfield Avenue, Toronto,
Ontario, M4S 2H3
The Dunfield Retirement Residence has established a new standard in senior retirement living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with 177 spacious apartments. Where people come to LIVE!
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!
15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto,
Ontario, M9A 0B5
Tapestry at Village Gate West is an active aging community located in Toronto’s central Etobicoke neighbourhood, just minutes from the historic Village of Islington.
3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6S 0A6
This beautiful Vancouver seniors' community offers a variety of private suites, along with community services including dining, wellness activities and more.
2799 Yew Street, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6K 4W2
A senior living community in Vancouver, BC offering luxurious seniors' apartments in an active community, along with assisted living and other options.
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.
250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2J 0E2
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.
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.
32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph,
Ontario, N1G 0A2
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.
1620 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 2W3
The Village of Wentworth Heights is a full-service retirement living community offering retirement apartments, full-service suites, assisted living and memory care.
2930 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5M 7M4
Mississauga's unique continuum of care concept featuring Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care.
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.
4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington,
Ontario, L7W 4W8
At The Village of Tansley Woods we offer the full continuum of care - Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement Suites, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care all in one village.
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!
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.
480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1S 3N6
Villagia is centrally located on the edge of the Glebe, the downtown core and just steps away from the world renowned Rideau Canal.
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.
5840 Glover Rd, Langley,
British Columbia, V3A 9K3
An oasis in the heart of Langley City, Magnolia Gardens features bright, spacious suites and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Two choices in senior living: 115 independent living suites, and a 40 suite licensed Care Centre.
30 Seacliff Drive East, Leamington,
Ontario, N8H 0E5
At Seacliff Manor, we provide a vibrant, supportive retirement lifestyle complete with restaurant style dining and social events and activities. Choose from independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.
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.
917 Avrill Road, Victoria,
British Columbia, V9B 0T2
Cherish brings a new approach to senior living that has been called innovative and the way of the future. Our Independent Living rental suites and condominiums provide choices for estate preservation and peace of mind.
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.
808 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore,
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.
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.
50 Paul Burns Way, Whitby,
Ontario, L1R 2Y9
Lynde Creek Manor’s dedicated team members are available to support you so you can live your life to the fullest.
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.
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!
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.
105 St. Paul Street, Alexendria,
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.
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.
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.
5351 Yonge Street, North York,
Ontario, M2N 7L5
Delmanor Northtown is an exceptional hotel-style retirement residence in the heart of North York that offers a variety of well appointed amenities.
187 Wynford Drive, North York,
Ontario, M3C 0C7
A well appointed retirement home in Toronto features extensive common areas, a rooftop putting green and a variety of other amenities catering to today's seniors.
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.
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!
4151 Kilmer Drive, Burlington,
Ontario, L7M 5A9
40 Freel Lane, Stouffville,
Ontario, L4A 0P5
Stouffville Creek is 118 suite retirement residence, just a short drive north of Toronto, conveniently close to major highways, shops and stores and features a fitness centre and more amenities.
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.
8 The Donway E., Toronto,
Ontario, M3C 3R7
The Donway provides luxury homes for seniors, with suites that include large walk-in closets and kitchenettes and amenities like weekly housekeeping and fine dining.
330 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton,
Ontario, L8P 4L6
A well established retirement residence located in the cozy part of West Hamilton. Winner of the Reader's Choice Award for best Retirement Residence for 4 consecutive years. You know you're home at Aberdeen Gardens.
4388 Garry St, Richmond,
British Columbia, V7E 2V2
Wisteria Place, beckons to active seniors seeking vibrant and satisfying daily life. Majestic views, park greenery, a Zen garden and Koi pond, bring nature, beauty, and peace. Let us welcome you home to life in harmony.
7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby,
British Columbia, V5E 4N9
Mulberry PARC is a welcoming home and community in the heart of Burnaby, BC with the largest 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom retirement home suites available.
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.
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.
110 & 150 Rossignol Drive, Orleans,
Ontario, K4A 0N2
With so much to do nearby, it’s easy to forget why you might want to stay home, but with its exceptional dining, impeccable design, and fun activities, you’ll find Promenade has many attractions of its own!
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.
143 Byron Ave, Dorchester,
Ontario, N0L 1G5
Dorchester Terrace offers area seniors a variety of suite choices, wellness support services, medication administration, housekeeping services, physiotherapy and daily dining in an open restaurant-style dining room.
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.
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.
#100 - 2180 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford,
British Columbia, V3G0B1
A spectacular new residential tower in Abbotsford, Mahogany Platinum combines convenience, livability and luxury for seniors looking for an independent lifestyle community. Only a few suites left.
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!
1248 Mohawk Road, Ancaster,
Ontario, L9K 1P5
The number one retirement community in the Ancaster and Hamilton Area. The Meadowlands offers personal choice in living accommodations, dining, recreation, social and personal services. Make the most of your retirement years at The Meadowlands Retirement Residence.
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.
100 Morra Avenue, Bolton,
Welcome to something wonderful; Bolton Mills Retirement Community, offering the finest lifestyle options in Retirement and Assisted Living with outstanding amenities and services.
1737 - 56 Street, Delta,
British Columbia, V4L 0A5
The Wexford offers all-inclusive, independent senior living one km from Tsawwassen town centre. Bright and spacious suites and costal-inspired living areas are beautifully accented by a rooftop garden and courtyard.
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.
3136 Dundas Street West, Oakville,
Ontario, L6M 0S5
Palermo Village is a luxurious 6-storey condo style residence that offers you the opportunity to enjoy a vibrant & active social life, while our chefs and skilled health care team focuses on your nutrition & well being.
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.
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.
7051 Moffat Road, Richmond,
British Columbia, V6Y 3W2
Courtyard Gardens offers an enriching community, with quality staff & friendly & caring environment. 107 Private & Subsidized suites in Assisted Living, 31 Private Pay Extended Care studio suites & 1 Respite Suite.
150 Evanspark Manor NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3P 0B1
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.
22301 Fraser Highway, Langley,
British Columbia, V3A4H5
We feature comfortable, open-concept suites in Langley for seniors who want to enjoy their independence and the freedom of all-inclusive living.
3235 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton,
British Columbia, V2A 6G5
The Concorde has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with comfortable dining & excellent views of the mountains, along with extensive program activities; The Concorde is perfect for an active living & entertaining lifestyle.
400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton,
Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choice - the choice to do what you want, when you want. We celebrate independence but we are here to provide assistance whenever you need it. Southbrook....be a part of the family.
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.
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.
148 Markham Road, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1M 2Z8
Scarborough Retirement Centre offers a variety of suites and apartments, with a library, pharmacy, seniors' centre, shopping, theatre and more nearby.
455 Kingston Street, Victoria,
British Columbia, V8V 1V8
Built in 1998, the Camelot is located in the heart of James Bay. We offer a warm comfortable home environment in a quiet location, right downtown by the Inner Harbour. Rents include Dinners, Housekeeping, and Laundry.
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.
61 Fairfax Cresent, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1L 1Z7
At Presentation Manor you truly do have an opportunity to be yourself. Share a meal, join a reflection group or volunteer in the community, you’ll have the freedom to meet and interact with others as you please.
11657 Ritchie Avenue, Maple Ridge,
British Columbia, V2X 8X3
Named one of the top 3 retirement communities in Maple Ridge, Greystone is a premier Park Place residence, with the comfort and services you need to maintain your active lifestyle in a warm and welcoming community.
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.
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.
3633 Mount Seymour Pkwy, North Vancouver,
British Columbia, V7H 0A9
Located near Mt. Seymour in Vancouver's North Shore, Cedar Springs PARC offers retirement living within a beautiful natural environment. 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.
11800 Lake Fraser Drive, Calgary,
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.
13751 - 74th Avenue, Surrey,
British Columbia, V3W 1A8
Welcome to Arbourside Court, a retirement home in the heart of Surrey, BC. Proudly serving our senior residents since 2001. Many activities to enjoy and new friendships to be made, we are always bustling with laughter.
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!
104 Suncoast Drive East, Goderich,
Ontario, N7A 0A7
Harbour Hill is a unique retirement community that is founded in customized care. Freshly prepared home-cooked meals, friendly caring staff, large bright suites, plenty of common space to relax and accessible to all.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
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.
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.
1345 56th Street, Tsawwassen,
British Columbia, V4L 2P9
Featuring bright suites surrounded by pedestrian pathways, and a two-acre water feature in Tsawwassen town-centre. Two choices in all-inclusive senior housing: independent living and a licensed Care Centre suites.
7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park,
Aster Gardens, coming Fall 2020, is Sherwood Parks’ newest residence that will transform the way seniors live. Every part of the building has been designed from the perspective of the resident. Let Us Welcome You Home.
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!
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.
Forestview Retirement Residence, Toronto,
Ontario, M2R 0A8
Forestview Retirement Residence is North York's newest seniors' residence, and is now open. We offer Full Service Lifestyles & Assisted Living (on as secure floor). Call to reserve your suite today!
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!"
280 Government Street, Duncan,
British Columbia, V9L 0B5
At Sherwood House we offer active adult and independent retirement living, pet friendly, featuring delicious homemade meals, daily activities, weekly housekeeping in a secure environment in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island
1335 Benson Street, 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.
54 Foxbar Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M4V 2G6
Located in the heart of Toronto’s Rosedale neighborhood, Bradgate Arms blends the charm of a boutique hotel with modern luxuries, sophisticated suites and offers services on request to suit your retirement lifestyle.
118 Market Street, Hamilton,
Ontario, L8R 3P9
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!
11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary,
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.
867 KLO Road, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1Y 9G5
Living at Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence means you have choices & can customize the services you need, as you need them. We offer three lifestyle opportunities; supportive living, assisted living & complex care.
4224 8th st west, claresholm,
Cottonwood Village was thoughtfully designed to deliver the best lifestyle rural Alberta has to offer. Located in Claresholm in the heart of the foothills. Let Us Welcome You Home
725 - 22nd Street, West Vancouver,
British Columbia, V7V 0B3
Westerleigh PARC offers refined retirement living in one of West Vancouver's most sought after addresses. Studio, 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.
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.
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.
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.
2200 Jack Nash Drive, London,
Ontario, N6K 5R3
Upon completion, RiverBend will include a collection of 400+ new homes, all built throughout the incredible 18-hole golf course that rests in the heart of the community.
1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville,
Ontario, L6M 4W1
Delmanor Glen Abbey is an award winning Oakville retirement community with beautiful walking paths and outdoor amenities.
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!
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!
51 Whitby Shores Greenway, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9R1
4088 Blundell Road, Richmond,
British Columbia, V7C 5V1
Like a condominium, you furnish your suite with the comforts from your home, including pets. At Gilmore Gardens, it's the people, residents and staff alike, that make this independent senior living community so special.
256 Government Street, Duncan,
British Columbia, V9L 1A4
Very wonderful group of friendly residents who love to do things together. Residents Group arrange entertainment, winemaking and wine & cheese parties each month. They are helpful and welcoming. Wedgwood feels like home!
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.
880 Lawrence Ave E, North York,
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.
4067 River Road, Niagara Falls,
Ontario, L2E 3E6
Enjoy the warmth & personal touch of a private residence combined with the services & amenities of an upscale all-inclusive resort. We Overlook the Niagara River & are located close to Niagara’s downtown tourist area.
#100 3300 Valleyview Drive, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V2C 0G9
The Residence offers service-oriented living at its finest. With a shopping plaza and stunning views, Orchards Walk is Kamloops’ premier new neighbourhood. Choose between spacious studios and one or two bedroom suites.
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.
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.
135 West 15th Street, North Vancouver,
British Columbia, V7M 1R7
Summerhill PARC near the heart of Lonsdale and 15th Avenue in beautiful North Vancouver offers a highly social retirement community living experience. 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.
1145 Bridge Street, Manotick,
Manotick Place is situated in the heart of picturesque Manotick right on the Rideau River. We are an ideal choice for individuals who wants to embrace all that life has to offer.
15 Wellings Drive, Picton,
Ontario, K0K 2T0
The Wellings of Picton is a vibrant new community for adults 55+, in Prince Edward County. Offering 64,one bedroom plus den and two bedroom apartments with all appliances and outdoor balconies, pub, parking and dog park.
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!
#4 River Ridge Dr. N.W., Medicine Hat,
Alberta, T1A 8V1
A premier Park Place residence in the heart of Medicine Hat offering independent living, supportive living, and long term care options. With spectacular views and services, River Ridge is a warm place to call home.
10402-111 Street, Grande Prairie,
Alberta, T8V 8G4
A premier retirement community located in the heart of Grande Prairie, Alberta focused on independent living. Emerald Gardens provides quality services to enhance your current lifestyle.
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.
1595 Southview Drive SE, Medicine Hat,
Alberta, T1B 0A1
As a premier Park Place multi-level care residence, The Wellington provides Independent and Supportive Living options for seniors seeking to maintain your independence while enjoying access and services to amenities.
328 Dundas Street West, Napanee,
357 Yonge St, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 4K3
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.
1575 George St, White Rock,
British Columbia, V4B 0B6
At Oceana PARC, our residents thrive with access to physical and mental fitness programming, social activities, chef-prepared meals, transportation and more. Come discover why life is better at our new residence.
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.
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.
7700 Bayview Ave., Thornhill,
Ontario, L3T 5W1
A number of luxury amenities distinguish this Thornhill retirement home, north of downtown Toronto. Features include suites with solarium, large balcony or patio walk-outs in a country setting.
1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6M 0B3
Located in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood, Granville Gardens offers residents the opportunity to stay active and live in a well-appointed urban community, surrounded by shopping centres, parks, community centres.
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!
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.
2142, chemin Saint-Louis, Quebec,
Quebec, G1T 1P7
1813 County Road 2E,RR #1, Brockville,
Ontario, K6V 5T1
18 Jacobson Drive, Lively,
Ontario, P3Y 1P7
41 Amelia Street, Cornwall,
Ontario, K6H 7E5
1750 E.C. Row, North Service Road, Windsor,
Ontario, N8W 1Y3
45555 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 1P3
200 John West Way , Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 0E4
148 James Street, Bracebridge,
Ontario, P1L 1S7
201 Riverside Drive, London,
Ontario, N6H 1E5
1789 Primrose Court, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V1S 0B7
100 Caroline Street South, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2L 1X5
1645 Paris St., Sudbury,
Ontario, P3E 6L5
10 Melville Street North, Cambridge,
Ontario, N1S 1H5
2109 Lakeshore Road, Burlington,
Ontario, L7R 4Z4
450 Albert Street, Renfrew,
Ontario, K7V 4K4
1261 Jasper Drive, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7B 6Z4
436 Powerline Road, Brantford,
Ontario, N3T 6G5
609 Wharncliffe Road South, London,
Ontario, N6J 0A4
480 Downie Street, Stratford,
Ontario, N5A 7Y5
15055 Yonge Street, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 6T4
1022 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke,
Ontario, K8A 8A7
240 Main Street East, Kingsville,
Ontario, N9Y 1A6
436 Powerline Road, Brantford,
Ontario, N3T 6G5
2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6S 1M7
45650 Patten Avenue, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 1S4
309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7G 0A2
259 Hillcroft Street, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1G 8E4
32331 - 7th Ave., Mission,
British Columbia, V2V 6T7
10 Senlac Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M2N 6P8
600 Chippewa St. West, North Bay,
Ontario, P1B 9E7
8888-202 Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V1M 4A7
1238 Queen Street East, Toronto,
Ontario, M4L 1C3
1222 King George Blvd., Surrey,
British Columbia, V4A 9W6
20 Shirley's Brook Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2K 2W8
1350 Isabella St. E. , Thunder Bay ,
Ontario, P7E 0A5
32679 - 6th Ave., Mission,
British Columbia, V2V 1Y8
9168 Corbould Street, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 8A1
16 Legacy Lane, Huntsville,
Ontario, P1H 0B1
1955 Steeles Avenue East, North York,
Ontario, M2H 3P1
140 Letitia Street, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 1P5
4315 Richardson Road SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3E 7J7
101 Manning Road, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9M2
3 Fifth Street West, Morrisburg,
Ontario, K0C 1X0
65 Livingston Road, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1E 1L1
3955 Thirteenth Street, Lasalle,
Ontario, N9H 2S7
460 Rymal Road West, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 0B2
455 Cedar Street North, Timmins,
Ontario, P4N 8K4
8 Snyder Avenue North, Elmira,
Ontario, N3B 2B1
431 Woodmount Drive, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1K 0P7
550 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 9M3
29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5H 2H7
628 Tranquille Road, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V2B 3H6
4 Coveside Drive, Huntsville,
Ontario, P1H 2J9
95 Fauquier Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario, P6B 0A2
9 Armstrong Drive, Smiths Falls,
Ontario, K7A 5H7
70 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2M 3B4
190 David Bergey Drive, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2E 0E7
801 4th Street East, Cornwall,
Ontario, K6H 7M8
1945 Veteran's Way NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3B 5Y7
3131 New Street, Burlington,
Ontario, L7N 3P8
155 Riddell Road, Orangeville,
Ontario, L9W 6R4
4651 23rd St., Vernon,
Ontario, V1T 4K7
784 Centre Street, Thornhill,
Ontario, L4J 9G7
435 Dundas Street West, Belleville,
Ontario, K8P 1B6
309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7G 0A2
181 Janefield Ave, Guelph,
Ontario, N1G 1V2
75 Cranford Way, Sherwood Park,
Alberta, T8H 2B9
240 Old Harwood Avenue, Ajax,
Ontario, L1T ON2
12275-224th Street, Maple Ridge,
British Columbia, V2X 6H5
150 W. 29th Street, North Vancouver,
British Columbia, V7N 0A1
3998 Bridle Path Drive, Gloucester,
Ontario, K1T 4H4
1095 Carling Avenue, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1Y 4P6
1 Henry Avenue, Leamington,
Ontario, N8H 5P1
13500 Riverside Dr E, Tecumseh,
Ontario, N8N OC3
600 Valley Vista Drive, Vaughan,
Ontario, L6A 4H2
170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2L 4H5
301 7th Street SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2P 1Y6
770 Arundel St, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7A 8C8
1111 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke,
Ontario, K8A 8P6
450 Yonge Street, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 4E2
590 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor,
Ontario, N8X 3H4
1499 Stoneridge Drive, Kingston,
Ontario, K7M 9H9
100 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga,
Ontario, L4Z 0A1
4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M9A 5H3
222 25th Avenue South West, Calgary,
Alberta, T2S 3E9
57 Trott Blvd., Collingwood,
Ontario, L9Y 0A3
9612 - 172nd Street NW, Edmonton,
Alberta, T5T 6C7
423 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock,
Ontario, N4S OB2
71 Bankside Drive, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2N 3L1
100 Island Lodge Rd , Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 0A2
197 Prospect Street, Newmarket,
Ontario, L3Y 3T7
5958 16th Ave., Markham,
Ontario, L3P 8N1
6676 203rd Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V2Y 2Z1
1831 Parkview Crescent, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1X 7G7
25 Van Horne Avenue, Smiths Falls,
Ontario, K7A 5L2
420 MacKay Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1M 2C4
599 William Ave., Sudbury,
Ontario, P3A 5W3
255 Governor's Road, Dundas,
Ontario, L9H 3K4
1691 Gordon Street, Guelph,
Ontario, N1L 1E1
13853 102nd Ave, Surrey,
British Columbia, V3T 5P6
481 Reid St., Peterborough,
Ontario, K9H 7R9
1645 Pickering Parkway, Pickering,
Ontario, L1V 7E9
180 Oak Park Boulevard, Oakville,
Ontario, L6H 0A6
1801 Valley Farm Road, Pickering,
Ontario, L1V 0A5
20 Country Village Cove NE, Calgary,
Alberta, T3K 5T9
17290 Leslie Street, Newmarket,
Ontario, L3Y 3E1