As Canada’s west coast was gearing up for the energy and excitement of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Linda Bartel, the activities director at Shannon Oaks retirement community had an idea. In order to promote healthy, active living for the residents of this independent living community in Victoria, British Columbia, she would co-ordinate and host a mini-Olympics equipped with competitive games, medal ceremonies and an opening and closing celebration. “We divided the whole community into six teams and each had to choose its own captain and team name,” she explained just after the event’s wrap-up. “This program not only engaged the residents both mentally and physically, but also inspired a sense of community.”
Activities included darts, ping-pong, Nintendo Wii bowling, card games and more. The focus was health and wellness—a week full of activity and friendly competition. “We had more than 65 per cent participation, and another 20 per cent were there the whole time cheering the others on,” says Bartel. “This was truly the most involved we’ve ever seen our residents.”
The most popular competition of the week was the walking marathon, which stretched over three days and required team members to pass around a pedometer and clock their steps. From early morning to late afternoon, one member from each team would have to be moving constantly, and even when someone couldn’t walk any further, they would move on the spot in order to continue adding steps, Bartel explains. The spirit and energy at Shannon Oaks that week was palpable and led to an Olympic fervour that carried on among residents as they followed and cheered on the athletes at the 2010 Winter Games.
In many active living retirement communities, creativity such as Bartel’s is used to inspire health and wellness programming. At the other end of the country, the Origin Evergreen active lifestyle community in Mississauga, Ontario, also places a huge emphasis on promoting a healthy lifestyle for its residents.
By 10 a.m. on a Thursday, the wellness centre here is already abuzz with activity. A few female residents are having their hair cut and styled, while others are enjoying esthetic services such as manicures, pedicures and facials. The spa is reminiscent of something one might find in a boutique hotel, with stunning, modern treatment rooms and a full menu of services.
Next to the spa is the saltwater pool, where a group of seniors is participating in a water walking class. The program is designed to physically assist participants with balance and mobility, but it’s also a great way to socialize in a fun and non-competitive environment. The music of Ella Fitzgerald is being piped through the loudspeakers, and all of the participants are laughing and smiling.
At the front of the class is Harry Haydock, an 81-year-old resident of Origin and a retired geography teacher. On land, Haydock moves slowly with the assistance of a walker, but in the pool he’s buoyant and light on his feet. “I really look forward to this class,” says Haydock, who used to be an avid swimmer. “You get into the water and suddenly your legs are like they used to be—it’s fantastic.”
Haydock spent the earlier part of his retirement travelling around the world on cruises, and as a result, he feels right at home in this Origin community. With a jam-packed roster of games, activities and programs all focused on health and wellness, there is never a shortage of things to do.
According to Origin’s life-enrichment co-ordinator, Gina Filice, the key to healthy, happy residents is a suite of activities that holistically address the mind, body and spirit. “Wellness programs can help prolong life, decrease isolation and increase socialization,” she explains. “With each activity we offer, there are physical or mental benefits as well as a social aspect, which is very important at this stage of life.”
Programs such as candlelight yoga, meditation, acupuncture, Nordic pole walking and glee club are just a few of the options that fill the Origin monthly calendar. Like other retirement and active living communities, Origin focuses on developing a schedule that is resident-driven and accessible. While many of the pool and movement-studio classes, which Filice teaches, foster physical development, the pace and tone of each class can be adjusted to meet the participants’ needs. And the schedule is constantly being updated and adapted based on regular meetings with residents.
“Our philosophy is that seniors should be able to embrace an active lifestyle filled with opportunities they may not have had time for when they were busy working and raising families,” says Origin’s community relations manager, Sherry Cain. “This kind of retirement experience is long overdue in our society.”
The trend toward health and wellness programming in retirement communities is spreading across the country as residences begin to incorporate classes and activities that take a holistic approach to personal betterment. Nicole Bergman, Amica Mature Lifestyles’ corporate manager of wellness and vitality, explains this trend: “As the medical model is being challenged on the grounds that it is one-dimensional (people are defined by their disability or disease rather than their entire person), I believe we are seeing a shift away from this belief system and a movement toward a holistic, multi-dimensional lifestyle model of wellness.”
As a result, residents of Amica’s Whitby, Ontario, location are offered a variety of scheduled activities that encourage physical and emotional well-being. The most popular activities include Zumba Gold, a senior-friendly Latin dance program, and mPOWER, a personalized strength-training program. Amica also focuses on keeping the mind sharp by offering regular computer classes and tutorials. With access to a fully equipped business centre, residents are given the opportunity to maintain existing computer skills or develop a new-found interest in using the Internet and other forms of electronic communication.
“Although wellness is not synonymous with health, the two do complement one another,” explains Bergman. “Many people who are focused on leading a physically and socially active lifestyle enjoy a higher degree of health and wellness because they reduce the risks associated with sedentary living and also benefit from the richness of supportive, affirming relationships.”
It is for this reason that most retirement residences now offer group-based activities that emphasize co-operation, teamwork, and social interaction, such as the Olympic Games at Shannon Oaks.
Programs such as this promote the setting and achieving of goals, a principle of wellness that was not lost on Dr. David Wagener. The 78-year-old retiree suffered a stroke last year, prompting him and his wife to move into Windsor Court Retirement Residence in Fredericton, New Brunswick, for a temporary stay. In order to help accelerate his recovery, the former runner took advantage of the extensive wellness programs available at this active living community. Every day Wagener and his wife engaged in gentle exercise, stretching and weight training, all based on a program that was age and ability specific. In a three-month period, Wagener says he almost completely recovered thanks to the support and guidance he received from Windsor Court staff. This daily routine, coupled with quality, healthy dining, entertainment and activities, and transportation and nursing support, allowed Dr. Wagener to regain strength in an enjoyable, stress-free environment.
The measurable benefits of wellness programs and services to aging seniors is what inspired Windsor Court—a community that has been open for 20 years—to build a state-of-the-art wellness centre. The new facility includes an endless-wave therapy pool, senior-friendly exercise equipment and on-site spa services. “In order to address our residents’ medical needs, we also offer a variety of services including a weekly blood pressure and health clinic hosted by a registered nurse, a foot-care service and a flu clinic,” says marketing manager Paul Doucette.
In Ontario’s scenic cottage country, Chartwell Muskoka Traditions provides a stunning new facility with the added benefit of extensive outdoor property to promote wellness among residents. “We are situated on protected parkland, and our natural surroundings provide serene outdoor walking space for our residents,” says the community’s marketing manager, Mary Jane Fletcher.
As this new facility continues to grow, the addition of wellness programs is top priority. Currently, residents benefit from regular musical performances by local entertainers, as well as the opportunity to participate in Senior Star, a Canadian Idol-type competition that involves all national Chartwell communities.
When it comes to health and wellness, the key seems to be balance. Most residences now focus equally on physical health and spiritual and emotional well-being. From healthy, made-from-scratch meals to scenic outdoor areas for walking and enjoying nature, and from well-programmed classes and activities to less-structured social time, an active life is usually a combination of all of these. “We encourage our community members to take inventory of their lives and try new experiences that may be in an area they are not as competent in or familiar with so they can assess how balanced their life really is,” says Amica’s Bergman.
Balance is what it’s all about for 90-year-old Helen Walsh. Moving into Amica at Whitby meant she had to give up her car and some of the freedom it allowed, but what she got in return was easy access to a highly social and active lifestyle. “I feel quite pampered here,” she says. “It’s like a five-star resort.” On the morning we spoke, Walsh was on her way downstairs for coffee with some of her friends at 11 a.m., followed by a Sit and Be Fit exercise class and then a game of Nintendo Wii bowling. “I’ve also taken salsa dance lessons—which is a bit hard for someone my age, especially since I have a new hip—but still it was a lot of fun,” she says with a laugh.
No matter how old or physically fit you may be, a focus on health and wellness means there will be something on the schedule that meets your needs and abilities. “As a facilitator of these programs, every time someone new joins a class, it’s my job to welcome them to our little family and ensure they feel comfortable and supported,” says Origin’s Filice. “That’s truly the meaning of wellness.” Learn about homes' availability for convalescent care stays that help seniors recover post-surgery and in other cases.
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.
2 Neptune Drive, Toronto,
2 Neptune Dr. is a unique residential community designed for active adults 65+ who enjoy being part of a large, close-knit community and taking part in various fitness and social programs. Move-in incentives available!
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.
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.
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!
1166 Wellington Street West, Ottawa,
Signature Retirement Living is excited to open Wellington West Retirement Community located in the charming village of Wellington West. Wellington West Retirement Community offers you the true Urban Lifestyle experience.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
100 Morra Avenue, Bolton,
Welcome to something wonderful; Bolton Mills Retirement Community By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
105 6th Avenue NE, Slave Lake,
Alberta, T0G 2A2
At Sweetgrass, we are dedicated to promoting maximum independence, choice, and dignity for each resident and encourage the involvement of family, neighbours and friends.
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.
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.
4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington,
Ontario, L7W 4W8
At The Village of Tansley Woods we offer the full continuum of care - Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement Suites, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care all in one village.
1620 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 2W3
The Village of Wentworth Heights is a full-service retirement living community offering retirement apartments, full-service suites, assisted living and memory care.
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.
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.
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.
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!
4151 Kilmer Drive, Burlington,
Ontario, L7M 5A9
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.
357 Yonge St, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 4C9
Located on Yonge St. just minutes from downtown Barrie, choose the suite style that's right for you. Retire in a comfortable & supportive community with superior services & outstanding amenities.
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.
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.
#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.
25 Butternut Ridge Trail, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 0P5
At Delmanor Aurora enjoy extensive amenities including a saltwater swimming pool, fitness centre, ground floor terrace with fireside seating and a rooftop terrace overlooking the Oak Ridges Moraine. Opening Late 2021!
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.
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.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
348 Morrison Drive, Yorkton,
Saskatchewan, S3N 4G2
Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, is situated in Yorkton, Saskatchewan offering independent living, assisted living and memory care living options to seniors.
626 & 636 Prado Private, Ottawa,
Ontario, K2E 0B3
Ravines offers you tranquility in one of Ottawa’s most scenic neighbourhoods, Prince of Wales. A social, carefree lifestyle awaits you in a friendly community staffed with individuals who truly care.
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.
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!
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.
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.
1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville,
Ontario, L6M 4W1
Delmanor Glen Abbey is an award winning Oakville retirement community with beautiful walking paths and outdoor amenities.
726 Valley Road, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1V 0E9
The Vineyards approach to assisted living & memory care allows people to go about life as they always have, despite health changes. Beautiful suites & homemade meals. Discover for yourself why we say Life’s Better Here
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
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.
#100 3300 Valleyview Drive, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V2C 0G9
The Residence offers service-oriented living at its finest. With a shopping plaza and stunning views, Orchards Walk is Kamloops’ premier new neighbourhood. Choose between spacious studios and one or two bedroom suites.
3131 8th Line, Bradford,
Ontario, L3Z 4H2
Voted Bradford's Favourite Retirement Residence 2 years in a row! This beautiful residence is tailored for the “young-at-heart” senior. In fact, we like to think of it as UN-Retirement Living.
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.
6 Douglas Rd, Uxbridge,
Douglas Crossing By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, is a vibrant and young at heart retirement community. Book your tour today to experience your lifestyle, your way.
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!
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.
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.
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.
50 Paul Burns Way, Whitby,
Ontario, L1R 2Y9
Lynde Creek Manor By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, has a dedicated team that are available to support you so you can live your life to the fullest.
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.
10 Station Road, Bolton,
Ontario, L7E 4L3
Sorrento offers a range of luxurious and bright suites in a variety of floorplans, sizes, and prices to meet your needs, right in the heart of Bolton.
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.
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!
4224 8th Street West, P.O. Box 2259, Claresholm,
Alberta, T0L 0T0
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
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.
395 Cedar Street, Simcoe,
Cedar Crossing By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, provides quality and respectful services to support your lifestyle. As part of our inclusive services we handle all the work, so you can have the freedom that you deserve.
4388 Garry Street, 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.
450 Yonge Street, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 4E2
Nestled in a picturesque garden, Livita Barrington offers charming cottage living with amenities moments away. Our dedicated team know each unique resident, and provide a personalized approach that feels like home.
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!"
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.
180 Bunker Ave, Corunna,
Ontario, N0N 1G0
NOW OPEN - Wellings of Corunna is a vibrant new community for adults 55+. We are a maintenance free rental community, focused on independent living with amenities designed to make everyday living more convenient.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
3 Concert Way, Barrie,
The Barrieview By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, offers retirement living beyond your expectations. Services include Independent Living. Assisted Living and dedicated Memory Care.
187 Wynford Drive, North York,
Ontario, M3C 0C7
A full service 5-star retirement community centrally located in Toronto - features extensive common areas, a rooftop putting green and a variety of other amenities catering to today's active seniors.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
328 Dundas Street West, Napanee,
23100 Garripie Avenue, Richmond,
British Columbia, V6V 0B9
Welcome to where independence meets peace of mind. Experience Richmond's cruise-inspired community offering gourmet meals, active living, entertainment & services that are not in-your-face, but there when you need them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
270 Hagan Street East, Southgate,
Ontario, N0C 1B0
Welcome to vibrant, carefree, adult living community, Edgewood Suites, a unique adult lifestyle community located in Dundalk, a place rich in small town charm, natural beauty and superb amenities.
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!
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.
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.
7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park,
Alberta, T8H 1Y7
Aster Gardens, an Optima Living community, opening March 2021, is Sherwood Park’s newest residence that will transform the way seniors live. Let us welcome you home.
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.
2500 Wellings Private, Stittsville,
Ontario, K2S 2R5
Enjoy a vibrant new community for adults 55+ who share a passion for an active lifestyle. Studios,1, 2 bedroom apartments to rent include full kitchens, appliances, laundry, balcony, parking, concierge & onsite dining.
480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1S 3N6
Villagia is centrally located on the edge of the Glebe, the downtown core and just steps away from the world renowned Rideau Canal.
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.
148 Markham Road, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1M 2Z8
Scarborough Retirement Residence offers a variety of suites and apartments, with a library, pharmacy, seniors' centre, shopping, theatre and more nearby.
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.
174 Ypres Green SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2T 6M2
Staywell Manor Village offers elegant retirement living in the heart of Calgary. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, we have lifestyle options to meet your needs.
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!
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.
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.
15 Harvest Ave, Tillsonburg,
Harvest Crossing Retirement Community By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, is a vibrant, and beautiful place to call home that offers independent living and assisted living options.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.