Many people love life inside contemporary retirement residences. Here's why people move into retirement homes, are happier there than they would be anywhere else, and happily recommend that you move into a retirement home. The following are in-depth discussions, including many stories from people who work in retirement homes.
You can also check out our ever-growing list of first person testimonials from seniors themselves.
Seven reasons to move into a retirement home
1. Community and social opportunities
Barb is one retirement community administrator who sees a lot of people change their minds after taking a respite care stay in the retirement village where she works.
They come in and realize the many advantages to living in a place where there are people their own age to socialize with. Barb says the general feeling people have is, "I don't have to worry about driving and I can open my door and find someone to chat with. I'm no longer isolated, and just that social engagement is so nice to have available." It also becomes apparent that "there are risks to being alone in their own home."
Stan is a senior at a Greater Vancouver retirement community, who says, "I love getting to know people here. Everyone here has an interesting story."
Scotty, a Vancouver senior, says that when her husband passed away, her new community friends rallied around her. "People here had already gone through losing a partner. They understood how I felt." Read her whole story.
Margaret moved into assisted living care in a local retirement home. This wasn't easy but, as she told us, "you make your adjustments. I think I love it here now. The people are very nice and I've made some wonderful new friends."
Living on your own or living in your traditional home can leave you vulnerable to a wide variety of things. People come to realize that the independence of living in their own home is "no longer worth it," says Barb. "They want to live in a place that is secure, where help is always around."
The secured grounds and ever-ready staff is a great boon to people who are increasingly vulnerable as they get older. If you have a fall at home, there may be no one prepared to help you. A similar emergency in a retirement home, any time of the day, will be handled as quickly as the pull of a pull cord or the press of the button on a call bell. Help on hand includes staff, such as a live-in manager and others, and the many other residents just outside your door, who see you every day. A fall is just one emergency situation that a retirement home is well-prepared to deal with. Call bells, 24-hour on-site staff and many other security features are a wonderful aspect of life in a retirement community. This is comforting to residents and also to family who worry about the vulnerabilities of elderly loved ones.
Sharon is the daughter of Brampton-area seniors who moved into a local care home. She says, "I sleep much better at night knowing my parents are well-fed, clean and safe."
"The staff being so nice has really helped me," says 76 year old Molly, who moved into a retirement home in Niagara Falls. "They check me at least twice a night to make sure I'm all right."
3. Care free living
No more housework, no more cooking, no more yardwork… it's almost too much freedom for some. Others compare it to the feeling you get with moving away from home into your first year university dorm. For example, Barb sees people come into the home, see the dining facilities and the choices, and admit, "I'm tired of cooking for one, why not pick from a menu every night?"
People come to love the pampering they get in a retirement home, says Kim, administrator at a retirement home in Pickering-Ajax. Many people may not be used to that… "on admission, they might think they don't need some of the things here, but when the lounge is just down the hall, they start opening up to the possibility."
"I can't cook worth beans," says Bill, who moved into a London-area retirement home, "It was time to be looked after for a bit."
Sanya moved her mother into a Waterloo retirement home and found her mom was elated with all the help on hand. "Her place gets cleaned once a week, they do her laundry just for her, individually… there are so many things she used to do on her own that she just doesn't have to do any more."
4. Opportunities to grow and learn new things
Retirement community living opens up free time, in a community built for ease, where you can learn things with others. You can indulge personal passions you have not had time and energy for before because you were busy taking care of your home or taking care of others. When there are no more dishes to do, no more cooking, no more vacuuming and dusting, you can let your imagination go, and use your energy for things you've been putting off too long.
Gardening and golfing are two popular activities available in a variety of retirement homes listed here at Comfort Life. Many retirement homes offer regularly scheduled activities like arts and crafts, music time, book clubs and many other activities.
5. Easy access to healthcare
Many seniors come to realize that they need health care. Their move into a retirement home may be precipitated by a health crisis or a growing awareness of health vulnerabilities. Medication administration, nursing staff, alternative help like massage therapy, and even fitness centres, are all part of the health care needs taken care of in many retirement homes.
Some seniors hide some of the personal care needs they have or simply deny that they need assistance with transit, mobility or other personal care. In a retirement home, this specialized assisted living is easy to access.
6. Unexpected extras
Barb, Kim and other retirement residence representatives might be excused for boasting a bit when it comes to retirement home features. As Kim puts it: "It’s like going to an all-inclusive resort [or] like a little country inn." People who come into a high quality retirement home like many listed here might be taken aback.
Here's a full list of some of the features that may be available in one of the retirement homes we list:
- 24-hr concierge
- Arts and crafts room and activities
- Billiards, pool tables and games room
- Bocce ball, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard and other outdoor activities
- Continuing education classes
- Fitness Studio, including personal trainer, exercise classes and more
- Gift Shop
- Golf facilities that may include an18 hole golf course, putting green, mini-putt, etc.
- Hairdresser and beauty salon
- Hobby kitchen
- Library or book room, reading room
- Movie theatre and movie nights
- Onsite foot care
- Pool – indoor or outdoor
- Pond and landscaped grounds
- Private dining room for family/friends
- Pub or bar
- Putting green indoor
- Spa services
- Team sports like softball, etc.
- Wellness center
The thing that surprises many people when they walk into one of today's retirement homes is the amount of activity you can find. Not only are these facilities listed above available, but they are well-used! Places are busy. The features and activities also go a long way to facilitating socialization and great new friendships.
7. Unexpected affordability
But don't let all those features floor you. These homes are more affordable than you might immediately realize.
Ernie went through some initial "sticker shock" when he looked at the price of renting a suite in a retirement residence in the GTA. But then he realized that the price of everything is higher than you expect, including the sale price of his own home. "I'd never rented before. I had lived in a house for 50 years… [but when] I looked at what houses sell for [I soon realized] I had enough money," he said.
Muriel moved into senior care in Mississauga, in part after realizing how much she was actually paying to remain in her own home. "I was filling the car with gas twice a week, food was pushing $200 a week. There was heating and [all these other costs]." When she added them all up and compared that to the cost of moving into a retirement home – where she wouldn't need to drive, buy groceries, pay heat and hydro, pay upkeep on her vehicle (the list goes on) – she realized that "it could be done." Read more about people like Muriel and Ernie and how they could afford it.
On top of that, you may be surprised to find out that your family wants you live well; they may even chip in and help you. There are many ways that Canadians actually afford seniors' care. Living in Canada, there are many means (some of them hidden) at your disposal. Learn more about how people pay for retirement homes today.
Anecdotes from retirement communities
Here's a brief look at two communities whose features have pleasantly surprised people who have moved there. Read more in our full overview of retirement home testimonials.
The Scarborough Retirement Centre's gourmet club is 'one of the best ideas.'
The Scarborough Retirement Centre has a new gourmet club, a library and lots of activities. But the one amenity that nearly everyone talks about is the 24-hour tearoom, where residents can get a beverage or a snack.
"It's one of the best ideas I've ever seen," says Martha Freeman, 82. "A lot of people who can't sleep at night come down here, and there's always someone to chat with over a cup of tea."
Delmanor Glen Abbey is 'an added bonus'
The housekeeper, Shannon Bearstow, is giving their spacious apartment its weekly dusting and polishing, while their marmalade cat, Tiger, examines a visitor.
One reason Dr. Dick Potter, 91, and his wife, Enid, 82, moved from their house in Belleville to Delmanor Retirement Residence in Oakville, says Enid, "was we just couldn't get help in the house." An added bonus: Dr. Potter, Ontario's health minister from 1972 to 1974, has become steadier on his feet thanks to exercise classes and more activity.
Why Oakville? They have 11 grandchildren, some of whom live nearby, and nearly every week one or another comes by for a meal. "It's so nice in the dining room," says Enid. "And the staff are so friendly."
"Well, you are at home," says Shannon, pausing in her dusting.
Learn more about Delmanor Glen Abbey.
15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto,
Ontario, M9A 0B5
A uniquely luxurious retirement living complex in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Tapestry Village in Etobicoke lets seniors live as they please.
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!
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.
48 Coulter St., Port Perry,
Ontario, L9L 1N7
A new community of 2 & 3 bedroom bungalow and bungalow-lofts on fifty-foot lots. Steps from Lake Scugog, in the heart of Port Perry. Residents' only social centre with outdoor pool. Your freer, easier lifestyle awaits!
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.
250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2J 0E2
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.
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.
4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington,
Ontario, L7W 4W8
Elegant Burlington, Ontario retirement home including everything from the current long term care to new independent living suites, offering various seniors services.
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.
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.
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.
32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph,
Ontario, N1G 0A2
Guelph retirement home offers Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, includes 24 hour onsite nursing staff and features its own Town Square.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 2101, Toronto,
Ontario, M4W 1A8
Spectrum Health Care offers a range of quality health care services designed to suit the individual needs of each client. Our services include nursing, personal/home support, foot care, physiotherapy, and companionship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
180 Bunker Ave, Corunna,
Ontario, N0N 1G0
Opened May 2017- 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.
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!
328 Dundas Street West, Napanee,
3920 198th Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V3A 1C8
We believe that the desire to achieve well-being, purpose and fulfillment does not diminish with a dementia diagnosis. We focus on the possibilities of each Villager with support to live life with laughter, love and joy.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
51 Whitby Shores Greenway, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9R1
2235 Heseltine Rd, Regina,
Saskatchewan, S4V 2Y7
Riverbend Crossing is a memory care community located in Regina, Saskatchewan, specializing in caring for those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other forms of cognitive or memory impairment.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville,
Ontario, L6M 4W1
Delmanor Glen Abbey is an award winning Oakville retirement community with beautiful walking paths and outdoor amenities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Forestview Retirement Residence, Toronto,
Ontario, M2R 0A8
Forestview Retirement Residence is North York's newest seniors' residence, set to open in March of 2018, we will offer Full Service Lifestyles & Assisted Living (on as secure floor). Call to reserve your suite today!
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.
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.
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.
5731 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville,
Ontario, K2S 1T1
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.
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.
4151 Kilmer Drive, Burlington,
Ontario, L7M 5A9
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.
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.
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.
11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary,
The Lodge at Valley Ridge is the perfect place for seniors to live, who want to maintain an active & entertaining lifestyle. Suites range from studios to 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and balconies.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
200 North Centre Road, London,
Ontario, N5X 0B1
A desirable retirement residence in London, Ontario, with 130 suites plus a variety of extensive amenities designed to provide the ultimate in retirement living.
600 Fairways Place, Cobble Hill,
British Columbia, V0R1L1
Arbutus Ridge is a 50 + seaside community located minutes from Victoria via a beautiful drive over the Malahat. There are 646 homes distributed over a park like 150 acres interlinked with the Arbutus Ridge Golf Course.
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!
14 Harbour Street West, Collingwood,
Ontario, L9Y 5B4
Balmoral Village welcomes The Royal Windsor – a stunning 5-storey condominium building – to Collingwood’s premier adult lifestyle community. Suites will range in size from 660 sq. ft to 1,900 sq. ft.
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.
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.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
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.
2132 Dundas Street West, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5K 2K7
Located in the heart of Mississauga, The Erinview offers an atmosphere of worry-free, comfortable living with personalized support in the presence of good friends.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
111 Bruce Street, Waterford,
Ontario, N0E 1Y0
Wellings is a vibrant community for adults 55+. Community clubhouse and parking is included. On-site secured storage is available for an additional cost.
Under construction: Phase two townhomes are now leasing
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.
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
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.
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.
1 Yates Gate, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 1T8
The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills is a 114 acre oasis that offers invigorating amenities and activities. Enjoy the freedom of private independent living, in a gated community where friends are neighbors. Live With Zest!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
1691 Gordon Street, Guelph,
Ontario, N1L 1E1
436 Powerline Road, Brantford,
Ontario, N3T 6G5
9168 Corbould Street, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 8A1
8888-202 Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V1M 4A7
255 Governor's Road, Dundas,
Ontario, L9H 3K4
20 Country Village Cove NE, Calgary,
Alberta, T3K 5T9
2109 Lakeshore Road, Burlington,
Ontario, L7R 4Z4
460 Rymal Road West, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 0B2
455 Cedar Street North, Timmins,
Ontario, P4N 8K4
420 MacKay Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1M 2C4
45555 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 1P3
435 Dundas Street West, Belleville,
Ontario, K8P 1B6
770 Arundel St, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7A 8C8
450 Yonge Street, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 4E2
1750 E.C. Row, North Service Road, Windsor,
Ontario, N8W 1Y3
180 Oak Park Boulevard, Oakville,
Ontario, L6H 0A6
65 Livingston Road, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1E 1L1
100 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga,
Ontario, L4Z 0A1
118 Market Street, Hamilton,
Ontario, L8R 3P9
1022 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke,
Ontario, K8A 8A7
301 7th Street SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2P 1Y6
1789 Primrose Court, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V1S 0B7
181 Janefield Ave, Guelph,
Ontario, N1G 1V2
15055 Yonge Street, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 6T4
20 Shirley's Brook Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2K 2W8
5958 16th Ave., Markham,
Ontario, L3P 8N1
150 W. 29th Street, North Vancouver,
British Columbia, V7N 0A1
3998 Bridle Path Drive, Gloucester,
Ontario, K1T 4H4
12275-224th Street, Maple Ridge,
British Columbia, V2X 6H5
95 Fauquier Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario, P6B 0A2
599 William Ave., Sudbury,
Ontario, P3A 5W3
480 Downie Street, Stratford,
Ontario, N5A 7Y5
3131 New Street, Burlington,
Ontario, L7N 3P8
240 Main Street East, Kingsville,
Ontario, N9Y 1A6
4315 Richardson Road SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3E 7J7
1499 Stoneridge Drive, Kingston,
Ontario, K7M 9H9
1111 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke,
Ontario, K8A 8P6
222 25th Avenue South West, Calgary,
Alberta, T2S 3E9
1645 Pickering Parkway, Pickering,
Ontario, L1V 7E9
10 Melville Street North, Cambridge,
Ontario, N1S 1H5
784 Centre Street, Thornhill,
Ontario, L4J 9G7
25 Van Horne Avenue, Smiths Falls,
Ontario, K7A 5L2
550 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 9M3
13500 Riverside Dr E, Tecumseh,
Ontario, N8N OC3
6676 203rd Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V2Y 2Z1
1095 Carling Avenue, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1Y 4P6
155 Riddell Road, Orangeville,
Ontario, L9W 6R4
423 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock,
Ontario, N4S OB2
201 Riverside Drive, London,
Ontario, N6H 1E5
4108 Norfolk Street, Burnaby,
British Columbia, V5G 0B4
3 Fifth Street West, Morrisburg,
Ontario, K0C 1X0
17290 Leslie Street, Newmarket,
Ontario, L3Y 3E1
1238 Queen Street East, Toronto,
Ontario, M4L 1C3
309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7G 0A2
4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M9A 5H3
41 Amelia Street, Cornwall,
Ontario, K6H 7E5
32679 - 6th Ave., Mission,
British Columbia, V2V 1Y8
801 4th Street East, Cornwall,
Ontario, K6H 7M8
100 Island Lodge Rd , Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 0A2
70 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2M 3B4
29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5H 2H7
600 Chippewa St. West, North Bay,
Ontario, P1B 9E7
309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7G 0A2
197 Prospect Street, Newmarket,
Ontario, L3Y 3T7
259 Hillcroft Street, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1G 8E4
32331 - 7th Ave., Mission,
British Columbia, V2V 6T7
170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2L 4H5
71 Bankside Drive, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2N 3L1
436 Powerline Road, Brantford,
Ontario, N3T 6G5
431 Woodmount Drive, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1K 0P7
101 Manning Road, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9M2
4 Coveside Drive, Huntsville,
Ontario, P1H 2J9
1261 Jasper Drive, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7B 6Z4
600 Valley Vista Drive, Vaughan,
Ontario, L6A 4H2
200 John West Way , Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 0E4
1350 Isabella St. E. , Thunder Bay ,
Ontario, P7E 0A5
609 Wharncliffe Road South, London,
Ontario, N6J 0A4
240 Old Harwood Avenue, Ajax,
Ontario, L1T ON2
450 Albert Street, Renfrew,
Ontario, K7V 4K4
590 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor,
Ontario, N8X 3H4
1831 Parkview Crescent, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1X 7G7
1801 Valley Farm Road, Pickering,
Ontario, L1V 0A5
16 Legacy Lane, Huntsville,
Ontario, P1H 0B1
18 Jacobson Drive, Lively,
Ontario, P3Y 1P7
1955 Steeles Avenue East, North York,
Ontario, M2H 3P1
4651 23rd St., Vernon,
Ontario, V1T 4K7
3955 Thirteenth Street, Lasalle,
Ontario, N9H 2S7
2142, chemin Saint-Louis, Quebec,
Quebec, G1T 1P7
1813 County Road 2E,RR #1, Brockville,
Ontario, K6V 5T1
2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6S 1M7
628 Tranquille Road, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V2B 3H6
10 Senlac Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M2N 6P8
9612 - 172nd Street NW, Edmonton,
Alberta, T5T 6C7
1645 Paris St., Sudbury,
Ontario, P3E 6L5
45650 Patten Avenue, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 1S4
13853 102nd Ave, Surrey,
British Columbia, V3T 5P6
1 Henry Avenue, Leamington,
Ontario, N8H 5P1
9 Armstrong Drive, Smiths Falls,
Ontario, K7A 5H7
148 James Street, Bracebridge,
Ontario, P1L 1S7
1945 Veteran's Way NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3B 5Y7
140 Letitia Street, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 1P5
57 Trott Blvd., Collingwood,
Ontario, L9Y 0A3
1222 King George Blvd., Surrey,
British Columbia, V4A 9W6
190 David Bergey Drive, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2E 0E7
75 Cranford Way, Sherwood Park,
Alberta, T8H 2B9
481 Reid St., Peterborough,
Ontario, K9H 7R9
8 Snyder Avenue North, Elmira,
Ontario, N3B 2B1
100 Caroline Street South, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2L 1X5