Community service agency helps seniors get around
When Joan Palmer lost her driver's licence nearly five years ago, she lost a lot more than her car.
"They took away all my independence," says the 87-year-old resident of Port Stanley, Ontario. "I always drove myself wherever I had to go." Palmer, a driver since 1939, was caught speeding. After failing a mandatory driving test, she found herself stranded in a rural community with no public transportation. Palmer turned to the Middlesex-Elgin branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) for help. Now, she says, "I don't know what I'd do without them."
In just about every corner of Ontario, seniors and retirees turn to local agencies for a ride if public transit becomes difficult to use or is nonexistent. In Middlesex-Elgin, for instance, 45 volunteers scattered throughout the county drive seniors to and from medical appointments or to do their errands. "The drivers are always so polite and so charming. It makes all the difference for me. It's made an incredible difference to the whole community of people." Program manager D.J. Smale says her volunteers provide approximately 140 rides per month to seniors and people with disabilities.
The VON also operates a dialysis transportation program for 28 local residents. Support from a local Lioness Club means the agency can hire a taxi company to drive small groups to and from London, Ontario for treatment three times a week.
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Ontario Retirement Communities
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
1166 Wellington Street West, Ottawa,
Signature Retirement Living is excited to open the Wellington West Retirement Community located in Hintonburg just west of Downtown Ottawa, featuring independent suite styles & a dedicated assisted living floor.
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!
552 Holland St W, Bradford,
Ontario, L3Z 4H3
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.
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.
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!
2 Neptune Drive, Toronto,
2 Neptune Dr. is a unique residential community designed for active adults 65+ who enjoy being part of a large, close-knit community and taking part in various fitness and social programs. Move-in incentives available!
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.
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.
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.
24 Dundas St West, Belleville,
Ontario, K8P 3M7
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.
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.
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.
537 Finch Avenue West, 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!
55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto,
Ontario, M6A 2Z1
We are Toronto's Finest Kosher Retirement Residence. Located on the Baycrest campus in the heart of North York's Jewish community. Terraces of Baycrest, "Where Life Thrives". Call us today for more information.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
155 Balmoral Avenue, Toronto,
Ontario, M4V 1J5
Amica Balmoral Club is located near Forest Hill and Rosedale, and designed for your comfort and accessibility. Our range of amenities, activities and services are here to enhance your life and support your independence.
32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph,
Ontario, N1G 0C9
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.
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
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.
395 Cedar Street, Simcoe,
We provide quality and respectful services to support your lifestyle. As part of our inclusive services at Cedar Crossing, we handle all the work, so you can have the freedom that you deserve.
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.
100 Ken Whillans Drive, Brampton,
Ontario, L6V 0A4
Revera Greenway Retirement Residence is set along beautiful creeks and trails – just one of the many luxuries here. At Revera Greenway, you can swim in the pool, play on the putting green or lounge on the rooftop!
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.
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!
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.
Dabbs Way, Whitby,
Ontario, L1R 2Y9
Lynde Creek Village is a planned 55 years and over adult lifestyle retirement community located in the town of Whitby, and consists of 113 life lease attached, town-house bungalows situated on 21 acres of land.
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.
328 Dundas Street West, Napanee,
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.
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!
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.
3 Concert Way, Barrie,
The Barrieview offers retirement living beyond your expectations. Offering spacious living, exceptional dining and life enrichment in a convenient location in Barrie. Independent Living. Assisted Living. Memory Care.
265 Queens Drive, Toronto,
Ontario, M6L 3C6
At Queens Estate, 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.
180 Bunker Ave, Corunna,
Ontario, N0N 1G0
NOW OPEN - Wellings of Corunna is a vibrant new community for adults 55+. We are a maintenance free rental community, focused on independent living with amenities designed to make everyday living more convenient.
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.
10 / 14 William Morgan Drive, Toronto,
Ontario, M4H 1E7
Leaside is a stylish retirement residence where you can receive quality care and lead an active lifestyle. Offering a variety of living options, Leaside allows you to age in place in a comfortable & friendly environment.
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!
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!
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.
1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans,
Ontario, K1C 7L1
Forest Valley Terrace is proud to be the only community that is designed & dedicated to accommodate the needs of seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory impairment in Ottawa.
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.
111 Bruce Street, Waterford,
Ontario, N0E 1Y0
Welcome to Wellings of Waterford, a vibrant villa community for adults 55+. Community clubhouse and parking is included. On-site secured storage is available for an additional cost, all maintenance is included.
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!
1335 Benson Street, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1K 0W6
Harmony Hill offers comfort, security, and friendship, as well as a full range of amenities and services that you expect from a premier, active-living seniors community.
1 Yates Gate, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 1T8
St. Elizabeth Village is a place where community comes first. The Village is set on an impressive 114-acre natural oasis of parks and ponds. Enjoy a non-stop slate of social activities in a vibrant, active lifestyle.
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.
2101 Hadwen Road, Mississauga,
Ontario, L4W 1L8
Bayshore Home Health understands that aging at home can be the best option for many seniors. We provide personalized home care services to meet your needs and support you and your family throughout the care process.
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.
4151 Kilmer Drive, Burlington,
Ontario, L7M 5A9
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.
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.
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!"
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.
15 Harvest Ave, Tillsonburg,
Harvest Crossing Retirement Community is a vibrant, fresh & beautiful place to call home. That delivers all the conveniences & comforts. We offer varied recreational programming, plus delicious scratch based cooking,.
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.
7191 Yonge Street, Markham,
Ontario, L3T 0C7
Lawbell Senior Home Care Services
We offers medical and non - medical care support for seniors and people of all ages, in their homes, retirement residence, hospitals and Long term care facilities.
105 St. Paul Street, Alexandria,
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.
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.
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.
104 Suncoast Drive East, Goderich,
Ontario, N7A 0A7
Harbour Hill provides customized enhanced care in phase 1 and Carefree Living for adults 55 plus in Phase two, opened December 2020. Meals, housekeeping and concierge service provided.
6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place,
Ontario, K7C 4S4
Carleton Place Terrace welcomes pets: offers residents plenty of options with studios and one-bedrooms that may include a kitchenette & / or a walk-out . Activities & chef-prepared meals keep residents healthy & active.
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.
224 Ward Street, Port Hope,
Ontario, L1A OC5
Empire Crossing is a retirement community in Port Hope, Ontario. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, Empire Crossing offers comfortable one and two bedroom apartments.
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.
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!
54 Foxbar Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M4V 2G6
A historical property dating back to the 1900’s, nestled between two prominent neighborhoods, Rosedale and Forest Hill. It blends the charm of a boutique hotel with modern luxuries to suit your retirement lifestyle.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
3131 8th Line, Bradford,
Ontario, L3Z 4H2
Voted Bradford's Favourite Retirement Residence! This beautiful residence is tailored for the “young-at-heart” senior. In fact, we like to think of it as UN-Retirement Living. Welcoming new residents.
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.
645 Castlefield Ave, Toronto,
Ontario, M5N 3A5
A luxurious retirement home in Forest Hill, just north of downtown Toronto, offering a variety of services for seniors including live theatre, spacious common area and more.
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.
30 Adelaide Avenue East, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1G 0B8
Royal Heights is designed with your active & independent lifestyle in mind. Luxury apartments feature en-suite laundry, stainless steel appliances & balconies. On site Fitness room, salt water pool, movie theatre & more!
51 Whitby Shores Greenway, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9R1
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.
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.
27 Weaver Crescent, Kanata,
Ontario, K2K 2Z8
Enjoy the natural setting of the surrounding Kanata Lakes with access to shopping, parks and churches at Symphony Senior Living Kanata. This pet friendly community offers a variety of service packages and suites to fulfill your unique needs.
2500 Wellings Private, Stittsville,
Ontario, K2S 2R5
Enjoy a vibrant new community for adults 55+ who share a passion for an active lifestyle. Studios,1, 2 bedroom apartments to rent include full kitchens, appliances, laundry, balcony, parking, concierge & onsite dining.
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.
118 Market Street, Hamilton,
Ontario, L8R 3P9
A gracious and supportive retirement in the heart of Hamilton. Every day is filled with fun and friendship, and delicious chef-prepared meals. Enjoy all that life has offer. Shopping, HPO, Farmer’s Market and Library
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.
270 Hagan Street East, Southgate,
Ontario, N0C 1B0
Welcome to vibrant, carefree, adult living community, Edgewood Suites, a unique adult lifestyle community located in Dundalk, a place rich in small town charm, natural beauty and superb amenities.
2626 Mewburn Road, Niagara Falls,
Ontario, L2J 0G4
Welcome to River Crest Estates, where you will enjoy a higher quality of life, in the heart of the Niagara Region. You will find a community of comfort, simplicity, and freedom for 50+ Active Adults.
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.
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.
1430 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9A 5H3
This award winning Hamilton retirement home offers varying senior care. Just minutes away from shopping, theatres, restaurants and major transportation links.
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.
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.
1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville,
Ontario, L6M 4W1
Delmanor Glen Abbey is an award winning Oakville retirement community with beautiful walking paths and outdoor amenities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
6 Douglas Rd, Uxbridge,
Douglas Crossing is a vibrant young at heart retirement community. Book your tour today to experience your lifestyle, your way.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
100 Caroline Street South, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2L 1X5
550 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 9M3
1111 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke,
Ontario, K8A 8P6
309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7G 0A2
480 Downie Street, Stratford,
Ontario, N5A 7Y5
784 Centre Street, Thornhill,
Ontario, L4J 9G7
70 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2M 3B4
3998 Bridle Path Drive, Gloucester,
Ontario, K1T 4H4
20 Shirley's Brook Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2K 2W8
95 Fauquier Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario, P6B 0A2
455 Cedar Street North, Timmins,
Ontario, P4N 8K4
1499 Stoneridge Drive, Kingston,
Ontario, K7M 9H9
25 Van Horne Avenue, Smiths Falls,
Ontario, K7A 5L2
460 Rymal Road West, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 0B2
4651 23rd St., Vernon,
Ontario, V1T 4K7
3131 New Street, Burlington,
Ontario, L7N 3P8
13500 Riverside Dr E, Tecumseh,
Ontario, N8N OC3
140 Letitia Street, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 1P5
100 Island Lodge Rd , Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 0A2
481 Reid St., Peterborough,
Ontario, K9H 7R9
309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7G 0A2
10 Senlac Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M2N 6P8
65 Livingston Road, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1E 1L1
1955 Steeles Avenue East, North York,
Ontario, M2H 3P1
240 Old Harwood Avenue, Ajax,
Ontario, L1T ON2
1350 Isabella St. E. , Thunder Bay ,
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240 Main Street East, Kingsville,
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181 Janefield Ave, Guelph,
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599 William Ave., Sudbury,
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4 Coveside Drive, Huntsville,
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29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga,
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450 Albert Street, Renfrew,
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17290 Leslie Street, Newmarket,
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71 Bankside Drive, Kitchener,
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180 Oak Park Boulevard, Oakville,
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170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata,
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1238 Queen Street East, Toronto,
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1022 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke,
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1645 Paris St., Sudbury,
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1691 Gordon Street, Guelph,
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609 Wharncliffe Road South, London,
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436 Powerline Road, Brantford,
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15055 Yonge Street, Aurora,
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1095 Carling Avenue, Ottawa,
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600 Valley Vista Drive, Vaughan,
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1261 Jasper Drive, Thunder Bay,
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101 Manning Road, Whitby,
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423 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock,
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4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke,
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8 Snyder Avenue North, Elmira,
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600 Chippewa St. West, North Bay,
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2109 Lakeshore Road, Burlington,
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435 Dundas Street West, Belleville,
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18 Jacobson Drive, Lively,
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200 John West Way , Aurora,
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197 Prospect Street, Newmarket,
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1645 Pickering Parkway, Pickering,
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3 Fifth Street West, Morrisburg,
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16 Legacy Lane, Huntsville,
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1813 County Road 2E,RR #1, Brockville,
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10 Melville Street North, Cambridge,
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259 Hillcroft Street, Oshawa,
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190 David Bergey Drive, Kitchener,
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450 Yonge Street, Barrie,
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148 James Street, Bracebridge,
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770 Arundel St, Thunder Bay,
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3955 Thirteenth Street, Lasalle,
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1 Henry Avenue, Leamington,
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57 Trott Blvd., Collingwood,
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255 Governor's Road, Dundas,
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590 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor,
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41 Amelia Street, Cornwall,
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9 Armstrong Drive, Smiths Falls,
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1801 Valley Farm Road, Pickering,
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2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
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801 4th Street East, Cornwall,
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201 Riverside Drive, London,
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1750 E.C. Row, North Service Road, Windsor,
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100 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga,
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420 MacKay Street, Ottawa,
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155 Riddell Road, Orangeville,
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5958 16th Ave., Markham,
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431 Woodmount Drive, Oshawa,
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436 Powerline Road, Brantford,
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In Bolton, Ontario, 78-year-old Evangeline Leach relies on volunteers with Caledon Community Services to drive her to swimming class every two weeks, to see her doctor twice a month and occasionally to get her hair done. "The drivers are always so polite and so charming. It makes all the difference for me. It's made an incredible difference to the whole community of people," she says. Susan Cameron is the executive director of the Caledon agency, north of Peel Region, and says she relies on both volunteer and paid drivers to provide about 21,000 rides every year to seniors over age 65 and people with disabilities.
Big city residents can also require help getting around. Even with Toronto's ample public transit system, some seniors still need a better way to travel. "We try to reach the most vulnerable people in the community, those with no other options," says Sarah Singh, project manager for Toronto Ride. "We want to reduce the cases of isolation." Toronto Ride, an umbrella organization, provides assistance including driver training and scheduling software to other agencies. Both paid and volunteer drivers supply rides to retirement-age people for roughly half a regular taxi fare. And under a ride-sharing program a ride request can be posted on a central computer system and picked up by another agency.
While Toronto certainly has its challenges for vehicle-less seniors, volunteer drivers are essential in the Northern Ontario community of Blind River, sandwiched between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. "It takes one or two hours to get to a doctor," says Christopher La Berge, who co-ordinates the transportation program at the Blind River District Health Centre. That means the 15 volunteer drivers must make generous time commitments, because with waiting time a single trip to the doctor can add up to five or six hours. The Blind River program takes care of approximately 100 people every year, with fees ranging from a few dollars for in-town trips to $20 or more depending on distance and type of vehicle. Northern Ontario seniors may be eligible for travel grants if their doctors are more than 100 kilometres away.
Seniors seeking transportation should contact a local community service agency or the Ontario Community Support Association. Call 1-800-267-6272 or visit www.ocsa.on.ca.