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Retirement Villages

Ideal destinations for anyone 55 and older

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A retirement village is sure to promote a community environment that balances privacy and security for all its residents. If you are interested in finding a retirement village, you should probably also explore our listings of retirement homes and communities to find the right community near you. (Of course, if you are looking for a great village to retire in, we also provide a list of best small towns in BC and in Ontario.) 

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Courts of Canterbury

Courts of Canterbury

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!
Wellings of Waterford

Wellings of Waterford

111 Bruce Street, Waterford, Ontario, N0E 1Y0
Welcome to Wellings of Waterford, a vibrant villa community for adults 55+. Community clubhouse and parking is included. On-site secured storage is available for an additional cost, all maintenance is included.
Arbutus Ridge by the Sea

Arbutus Ridge by the Sea

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.
Royal Heights Inc.

Royal Heights Inc.

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!
Wellings of Stittsville

Wellings of Stittsville

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.
Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village

Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village

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.
RiverBend Golf Community

RiverBend Golf Community

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.
The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills

The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills

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!
Wellings of Picton

Wellings of Picton

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.
Wellings of Corunna

Wellings of Corunna

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.

Types of Retirement Villages

Retirement villages are almost always separate from long-term care homes. However, they are likely not distinct from other related kinds of communities, which might include:

  • 55-plus or active adult communities where healthy and self-sufficient residents live the early years of their retirement with new friends who share similar values and tastes
  • Retirement condominiums where seniors can take advantage of home ownership without some of the inconveniences of living in a detached home
  • Independent living homes in which residents enjoy the services, luxuries, and amenities of a retirement home while living an independent lifestyle
  • Assisted living residences where seniors live semi-independently, but may receive assistance with some daily chores


Benefits of Retirement Villages

Today’s retirement villages are more luxurious than they have ever been. Because retirement villages have become increasingly efficient and competition amongst them continues to grow, they are also more affordable. Check out Comfort Life's overview of financing your seniors' home to find out more about paying for a unit in a retirement village.

The facilities and services that they provide you with make living relaxing and allows you to pursue passions or hobbies that you may have put off. In a retirement village, you might find some, if not all, of the following:

  • Golf Facilities (i.e. golf courses, putting greens, driving ranges, indoor practice facilities
  • Health and wellness centers (i.e. fitness equipment, spas, clubhouses, physiotherapy)
  • On-site medical staff and facilities
  • Other recreational activities (i.e. tennis, ping pong, cards rooms, boating, billiards, shuffleboard)
  • Dining rooms (some retirement villages include meals in your fee)
  • Party facilities for entertaining guests

Living in a retirement village also helps you avoid loneliness. Many medical studies have found that social interaction is a great way to keep your mind active and avoid Alzheimer's and other mental health problems. Surrounding yourself with others is almost guaranteed to make your life more enjoyable.

Retirement villages work to keep you safe. Staff who work around the clock and excellent security measures will be there to deal with any emergency that may arise. You and your family could have peace of mind in such an environment.

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