Earlier in 2019, a national survey by the Leger Group found that Canadians 55 and older are the happiest of all age groups. A key factor in happiness was a “current sense of freedom” and “living the life they always dreamed of.” Things media and advertisers want you to believe, or that you might intuitively emphasize — personal finances and current state of health—were further down the list, each scoring below 10 percent. The findings of the survey match insights from other research, including the World Happiness Report of 2012, which says, “No people can be truly happy if they do not feel that they are choosing the course of their own life.”
While the majority of Canadians over 55 are happy, Leger reports that a remaining 39% of them don’t call themselves happy. Why is that? Bette at Westerleigh PARC in Vancouver might have an answer, “Your attitude towards life should be one of joy ... The energy you give out is returned to you double-fold.” Bette says her life purpose is simple, “to be healthy and happy.” And apropos of insights from the Leger Group, her choice is deliberate, making her days happy.
When residents gather happily together, they’re getting something more than a standard meal or drink out of it. Some residents enjoy their moments together more than their meals.
When things are out of balance, though, daily routine can in fact be a source of dissatisfaction. When meals and house maintenance are a challenge, “independence” becomes a lie. Bette, and many others, say that keeping their home and maintaining the life they were used to was indeed a burden. There comes a time when you serve yourself well to admit that “it’s just too much.” In her new home, she’s found that “there’s so much that goes on here. I love the daily activities.” In other words, she’s found contentment.
The Danish have a word for this: hygge. While Canada has always ranked well in the World Happiness Report since its inception in 2012, Denmark has been the winner almost every year. This has been a surprise to some, especially given the country’s long winters, sometimes horrible weather, and high tax rates. (All familiar facts of life in Canada, of course.)
Meik Wiking is a Danish researcher who has set out to explain this. He ties his country’s high rate of lykke (happiness) to hygge, a defining characteristic of Danish culture. Hygge is one of the most recent additions to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), and its definition is worth meditating on: “A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”
You can find hygge by spending time at the local pub, heading out for a walk with a loved one, or tucking into a hearty meal with friends and family and sharing a laugh. Daily cosiness and comfort, though, is increasingly difficult to hold onto for some older Canadians. April Johnstone, marketing manager at the Redwoods in Ottawa, offers, “Many seniors find it hard to deal with things in their own home. They don’t want to be getting down on their hands and knees at the bottom of the cupboards anymore. Those everyday tasks are overwhelming at times.”
When you move into a community that’s right for you, you trade in days filled with too many inconveniences for days full of little moments of comfort, togetherness, and security. “I don’t have to worry,” says Bette. “We can go on holidays when we want and I can visit my family. I just wouldn’t be able to do that if we were still living in a house.”
Her sentiment is echoed by people in other retirement communities who have also found the move a means of recapturing daily contentment. “We moved here because the house had become too big for us,” says Hilda Anderson of Holland Gardens. “We were happy with our bungalow and we loved the garden, but it was too much to manage.” Moving into a two-bedroom suite was an adjustment but a welcome one. She’s now “very content,” she says, because of the way her life has been simplified. For people like Hilda, this opens up space for something that sounds a lot like hygge. At Holland Gardens, she can enjoy sitting in the cafe, lounging with friends and “chatting it up” as she loves to do. “You couldn’t wish for more comfort than here.”
Meals are part of the daily regimen at Holland Gardens, of course, but for Hilda and her friends, there’s no preparation and no cleanup, just good times around the table together. And there are no disruptions to her hygge. “If something’s wrong in your apartment,” she says, “you just phone them at the desk and they send someone right up.”
It’s easy to capture hygge in retirement communities. “Let me give you a perfect example of some good times we have here,” says Art Thompson at Oakcrossing Retirement Living in London. “The other night we had a bonfire and I was in charge of roasting the weiners. We had people from staff here who brought family members, we had people coming down from all parts of the building, and it was really just a great time,” he says. “I was having such a good time I forgot to give myself a hot dog,” he laughs. When you’re completely lost in the pure enjoyment of the moment that you’re both creating and taking part in, that’s hygge.
The poetry group is a lovely hour. I wouldn’t miss it. The whole thing — the interaction with ideas and talking together.
At the Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby you’ll find a small group of people who have recaptured their ikigai, in this case, poetry, and share it in a group that meets once a month. Patricia Bayley is the leader of the group and also the community’s poet laureate. It’s the like-minded people all on equal footing who’ve been brought together that make this a hygge experience for all. They read poetry, some of their own, and it’s a measure of the comfort level in this group that they joyfully share their poetry. When the group gets together, “the interruptions are the main event,” she chuckles. Their time together goes too fast, and her friend Myrla Anderson says, “it’s a lovely hour. I wouldn’t miss it. The whole thing—the interaction with ideas and talking together.”
“What I love is I come downstairs in the morning for breakfast, and it’s a big treat to see other people come in,” says Helen Beaudry at the Meadowlands Retirement Residence in Ancaster, Ontario. “I sit where I can see everybody coming in the door, and I just say hi to everyone. And everybody says hello and good morning to you. I love it! I just feel like I’m in a big boarding house. And sometimes I just sit up in my suite and watch the news with my breakfast, that’s nice, too.”
Hygge is likely the description Virginia and Bob would give to times they spend working in their outdoor garden at Mulberry PARC in Burnaby. It’s also what Lois Swanson and her friends felt when their impromptu moai sat together on the pier in Goderich, looking over Lake Huron in the sunshine. You’ll find people enjoying a cup of tea together or laughing together on their way to an outing, obviously feeling lykke, in communities across the country. Giving up mundane daily chores has opened up space for these people to follow their ikigai and recapture inner happiness.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
777 Belleville St., Victoria,
British Columbia, V8V OB6
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.
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.
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.
24 Dundas St West, Belleville,
Ontario, K8P 3M7
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.
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.
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.
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.
11800 Lake Fraser Drive SE, 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
10928 132 Street, Surrey,
British Columbia, V3T 3W7
At Camellia Residences, The nature of life here is like living in a well appointed all-inclusive resort, where incredible food and pleasant activities provide an environment for friendships and social interaction.
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!
10775 Delsom Crescent, Delta,
British Columbia, V4C 0A8
Sunstone Rentals is the newest retirement community located in North Delta. A 70 unit independent living facility for those 55+, offers senior community living for those downsizing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2J 0E2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
1801 Meier Drive, Moose Jaw,
At West Park Crossing, we offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, caring staff, chef-prepared meals and a full calendar of activities.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
51 Whitby Shores Greenway, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9R1
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V5Y2J4
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2J4
Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.
905 Prominence Way SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3H 6A8
Experience vibrant senior’s living at Prominence Way with a world of choices, beautiful architecture, gourmet dining, caring people, nursing staff and a comprehensive program of activities and services.
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.
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.
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.
1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville,
Ontario, L6M 4W1
Delmanor Glen Abbey is an award winning Oakville retirement community with beautiful walking paths and outdoor amenities.
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!
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.
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.
328 Dundas Street West, Napanee,
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.
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!"
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.
9612 - 172nd Street NW, Edmonton,
Alberta, T5T 6C7
At Optima Living, we offer a tailored approach where the resident is the focus of all of our endeavours and we strive to fulfil all our residents’ needs so that they can live their best possible life!
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.
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.
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.
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.
400 William Graham Drive, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 1L7
At the Meadows of Aurora, we offer a unique ownership opportunity within a continuum of living. Our Life Lease suites include designer kitchens, seven appliances, one parking, one locker and premium finishes throughout.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
#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.
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.
1737 56 Street, Tsawwassen BC,
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park,
Aster Gardens, an Optima Living community, opening spring 2021, is Sherwood Park’s newest residence that will transform the way seniors live. Let us welcome you home.
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.
150 Evanspark Manor NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3P 0N4
A Catholic non-profit residence focusing on providing a lifestyle for independent seniors who appreciate the opportunity to live stress-free, with like-minded, active older adults.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
348 Morrison Drive, Yorkton,
Saskatchewan, S3N 4H9
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!
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.
6 Douglas Rd, Uxbridge,
Douglas Crossing is a vibrant young at heart retirement community. Book your tour today to experience your lifestyle, your way.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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,.
22301 Fraser Highway, Langley,
British Columbia, V3A 4H5
We feature comfortable, open-concept suites in Langley for seniors who want to enjoy their independence and the freedom of all-inclusive living.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
#100 3300 Valleyview Drive, Kamloopos,
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.
75 Cranford Way, Sherwood Park,
Alberta, T8H 2B9
At Optima Living, we offer a tailored approach where the resident is the focus of all of our endeavors and we strive to fulfil all our residents’ needs so that they can live their best possible life!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
102 Wellman Cres., Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, S7T 0J1
Stonebridge Crossing is a retirement community located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, offering a warm and friendly atmosphere. We are a licensed personal care home that offers a variety of lifestyle and care options.
4151 Kilmer Drive, Burlington,
Ontario, L7M 5A9
15055 Yonge Street, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 6T4
70 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2M 3B4
32331 - 7th Ave., Mission,
British Columbia, V2V 6T7
140 Letitia Street, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 1P5
10 Melville Street North, Cambridge,
Ontario, N1S 1H5
20 Shirley's Brook Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2K 2W8
9168 Corbould Street, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 8A1
431 Woodmount Drive, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1K 0P7
170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2L 4H5
6676 203rd Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V2Y 2Z1
481 Reid St., Peterborough,
Ontario, K9H 7R9
628 Tranquille Road, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V2B 3H6
240 Old Harwood Avenue, Ajax,
Ontario, L1T ON2
16 Legacy Lane, Huntsville,
Ontario, P1H 0B1
309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7G 0A2
1645 Pickering Parkway, Pickering,
Ontario, L1V 7E9
436 Powerline Road, Brantford,
Ontario, N3T 6G5
25 Van Horne Avenue, Smiths Falls,
Ontario, K7A 5L2
155 Riddell Road, Orangeville,
Ontario, L9W 6R4
801 4th Street East, Cornwall,
Ontario, K6H 7M8
450 Albert Street, Renfrew,
Ontario, K7V 4K4
423 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock,
Ontario, N4S OB2
65 Livingston Road, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1E 1L1
3998 Bridle Path Drive, Gloucester,
Ontario, K1T 4H4
550 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 9M3
301 7th Street SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2P 1Y6
100 Caroline Street South, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2L 1X5
8888-202 Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V1M 4A7
9 Armstrong Drive, Smiths Falls,
Ontario, K7A 5H7
20 Country Village Cove NE, Calgary,
Alberta, T3K 5T9
600 Chippewa St. West, North Bay,
Ontario, P1B 9E7
18 Jacobson Drive, Lively,
Ontario, P3Y 1P7
1499 Stoneridge Drive, Kingston,
Ontario, K7M 9H9
3131 New Street, Burlington,
Ontario, L7N 3P8
5958 16th Ave., Markham,
Ontario, L3P 8N1
784 Centre Street, Thornhill,
Ontario, L4J 9G7
1261 Jasper Drive, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7B 6Z4
8 Snyder Avenue North, Elmira,
Ontario, N3B 2B1
259 Hillcroft Street, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1G 8E4
600 Valley Vista Drive, Vaughan,
Ontario, L6A 4H2
435 Dundas Street West, Belleville,
Ontario, K8P 1B6
309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7G 0A2
1350 Isabella St. E. , Thunder Bay ,
Ontario, P7E 0A5
10 Senlac Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M2N 6P8
1095 Carling Avenue, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1Y 4P6
1801 Valley Farm Road, Pickering,
Ontario, L1V 0A5
4651 23rd St., Vernon,
Ontario, V1T 4K7
13853 102nd Ave, Surrey,
British Columbia, V3T 5P6
1238 Queen Street East, Toronto,
Ontario, M4L 1C3
71 Bankside Drive, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2N 3L1
100 Island Lodge Rd , Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 0A2
200 John West Way , Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 0E4
41 Amelia Street, Cornwall,
Ontario, K6H 7E5
2109 Lakeshore Road, Burlington,
Ontario, L7R 4Z4
1789 Primrose Court, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V1S 0B7
1222 King George Blvd., Surrey,
British Columbia, V4A 9W6
1 Henry Avenue, Leamington,
Ontario, N8H 5P1
609 Wharncliffe Road South, London,
Ontario, N6J 0A4
180 Oak Park Boulevard, Oakville,
Ontario, L6H 0A6
150 W. 29th Street, North Vancouver,
British Columbia, V7N 0A1
45555 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 1P3
45650 Patten Avenue, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 1S4
1945 Veteran's Way NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3B 5Y7
2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6S 1M7
590 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor,
Ontario, N8X 3H4
4315 Richardson Road SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3E 7J7
32679 - 6th Ave., Mission,
British Columbia, V2V 1Y8
255 Governor's Road, Dundas,
Ontario, L9H 3K4
181 Janefield Ave, Guelph,
Ontario, N1G 1V2
222 25th Avenue South West, Calgary,
Alberta, T2S 3E9
450 Yonge Street, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 4E2
197 Prospect Street, Newmarket,
Ontario, L3Y 3T7
17290 Leslie Street, Newmarket,
Ontario, L3Y 3E1
148 James Street, Bracebridge,
Ontario, P1L 1S7
1111 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke,
Ontario, K8A 8P6
1691 Gordon Street, Guelph,
Ontario, N1L 1E1
770 Arundel St, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7A 8C8
599 William Ave., Sudbury,
Ontario, P3A 5W3
4 Coveside Drive, Huntsville,
Ontario, P1H 2J9
2142, chemin Saint-Louis, Quebec,
Quebec, G1T 1P7
13500 Riverside Dr E, Tecumseh,
Ontario, N8N OC3
190 David Bergey Drive, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2E 0E7
57 Trott Blvd., Collingwood,
Ontario, L9Y 0A3
480 Downie Street, Stratford,
Ontario, N5A 7Y5
3955 Thirteenth Street, Lasalle,
Ontario, N9H 2S7
29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5H 2H7
1022 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke,
Ontario, K8A 8A7
1955 Steeles Avenue East, North York,
Ontario, M2H 3P1
3 Fifth Street West, Morrisburg,
Ontario, K0C 1X0
4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M9A 5H3
100 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga,
Ontario, L4Z 0A1
1831 Parkview Crescent, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1X 7G7
1750 E.C. Row, North Service Road, Windsor,
Ontario, N8W 1Y3
240 Main Street East, Kingsville,
Ontario, N9Y 1A6
201 Riverside Drive, London,
Ontario, N6H 1E5
436 Powerline Road, Brantford,
Ontario, N3T 6G5
420 MacKay Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1M 2C4
455 Cedar Street North, Timmins,
Ontario, P4N 8K4
101 Manning Road, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9M2
12275-224th Street, Maple Ridge,
British Columbia, V2X 6H5
95 Fauquier Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario, P6B 0A2
460 Rymal Road West, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 0B2
1645 Paris St., Sudbury,
Ontario, P3E 6L5
1813 County Road 2E,RR #1, Brockville,
Ontario, K6V 5T1