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Reviews of Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence

Gain exclusive insight into life at Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence. Comfort Life’s exclusive reviews and videos give you insider information from residents and their families.

Our perspective

Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence ticks all the boxes in creating an excellent residence that gives seniors new life. There’s a caring, spirited community made up of both staff and residents. There’s compassionate care, along with professional and attentive administration staff. The calendar is filled with lots of interesting, pertinent, senior-friendly activities. It’s found in an area with lots of convenient nearby amenities. Both seniors and family members rave about the revitalizing setting.

The welcoming, regal entrance of Fountains of Mission is an indicator of what’s inside. Every space here is well maintained, contemporary and welcoming. The lobby is spacious, accented by fieldstone. There's a multi-activity room with a piano, billiards, and big-screen TV, where people chat in the lounge chairs or laugh together over one of the games. There’s a pub. The outdoor patio is a relaxing, peaceful spot on summer days; there’s also a gazebo. The dining room is beautifully decorated. An exercise room is also suitably lively and popular. The overall effect of the thoroughly contemporary décor reinforces the rejuvenation residents feel.

Daily cuisine is a highlighted aspect of life at Chartwell Fountains of Mission. Residents rave about the fare prepared by the award-winning chef. There’s also a pub where you can eat, drink, and be merry with the friends you’ll make here. And still, there’s more to rave about: suites here are some of the most generous we’ve seen. We also love the location near the Elbow River, with lots of outdoor walking opportunities.

Seniors who move into this community from living alone or being in an outsized house find renewal. They thrive in this community run by a company with a nationwide reputation for excellence. Chartwell Fountains of Mission epitomizes all that’s excellent in contemporary senior living, delivering everything seniors need. Isn’t that what families want for loved ones?

Video interviews

We interviewed families and/or residents via video conference, asking them probing questions about life at Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence. Get the behind-the-scenes information from those with direct experience.

Doreen Sidjack, resident

Doreen says that moving to Chartwell made her feel safe. She feels content in the intimate, friendly environment at Fountains of Mission, where they've helped her every step of the way. She looks forward to every day there.


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Dariel Dent, family member

My mother has thrived since moving to the Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence 8 years ago. She is very active and happy and for that, we are so grateful. Thank you to the staff at Fountains of Mission, all of whom are so friendly and caring towards the residents and their families.

Paul Hul, family member

I would like to share the greatness and kindness that the staff of Fountains of Mission has provided for my dad. My father became a widower at 94 and had been living at home still. After the dead of my mother he became lonely and depressed, yet he was not ready to move into a home. Fountains of Mission allowed him to try a short stay at the home which allowed my dad to experience the environment. He approved but was still reluctant to do the permanent move. He realized he could not be at home by himself and decided to move into the home. He has been there for 4 months now and has become a healthier man again. He is no longer depressed and is happy with the help and guidance he gets from the staff . He is happy with the food that is served. He has a social environment that he enjoys and the surrounding area is beautiful. He is happy he made the move he says.

Inga Sample, family member

My parents have been residents for 7 years. The staff are efficient, friendly and very accommodating. The building is welcoming, the food and activities are varied and well thought out. Highly recommend Fountains for your loved ones or yourself.

Carol Mitchell, senior

I've been visiting a long time friend at Fountains of Mission for about 10 years and as a designated visitor for her during the pandemic. I'm impressed with the quality of care, respect, kindness and genuine caring that the staff exhibits over the years. Many of the same staff I continue to see ten years later, which speaks volumes in itself. At the request of my friend and her husband, my being with them during the mornings Monday to Friday, while he was on Palliative Care, not only affirmed my observations but served to increase my admiration and trust in Chartwell as a home for Independent Retirement Living as well as those who need some extra assistance. I've enjoyed meals which are tasty and nutritious, whether an invitation to lunch, brunch or Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration. I marvel at the success of Chartwell Corporate but, in particular, Fountains of Mission in their unrelenting diligence, dedication and perseverance in following the protocols of the COVID-19 and variants to NOT have one resident contract the disease!!! That is an amazing feat ... AS a designated visitor, I appreciate the regular updates which the GM sends pertaining to the pandemic and any protocol changes within the residence along with words of wisdom, encouragement and insights. I'm grateful for my experience and express my best wishes for continued success in all your endeavours. My friend only has good things to say, of her feeling "at home" in Fountains along with gratitude and appreciation for the people who live and work here.

Mary Olive Lukey, resident

I made the choice to move into The Fountains of Mission during the summer of 2012. I chose it because of all the terrific walking opportunities with the river being on three sides of us. 4th street is very close and has everything I would want or need. I have been and still am an active member of our valuable Resident Council and a proud Ambassador to guide our new Residents through everyday life at The Fountains. We have a variety of excellent entertainment and abundant exercise opportunities. I am very well fed with enjoyable delicious food and my beautiful suite is where I call home. I like that I live independently but any assistance I may need is at my fingertips. Lovely location, great food, companionship and beautiful surroundings. Who needs more??

Rodger Trimble, family member

Our mother lived at Fountains of Mission from March 2017 to May 2021, until she had to move to a long-term care facility. She loved her time at Fountains. All of the staff took such excellent care of her and were always so kind and helpful to my family and me. They were also always very responsive to any queries we had. The overall quality of accommodations, dining room, common areas, etc. is quite high. You always felt you were in a higher end condo with very attentive service. My family and I can't thank you enough, Fountains staff, for taking such excellent care of our mother!

Donna Marie Perry, resident

I have been a resident at Fountains for nearly 2 years now and have found the staff wonderfully supportive and caring. This has been very evident during this last year+ with Covid. Because of the dedication from the staff and the residents, our home has stayed Covid free. Residents have continued to enjoy group activities and healthy meals, with slight changes due to social distancing, during this difficult time, and have not had to isolate in our suites. I am grateful to be living here.

Jon Young, family member

I am very happy with the care my Grandmother is getting there. During this pandemic they have been amazing! She really enjoys it there and is always busy with activities. 5 stars for sure!

Ross Scarrett, family member

Since my father has moved in, I can't say enough for what the staff have done for him. They are all caring for each and every resident. I recommend Fountains of Mission highly. When the time comes, I would not hesitate to move in myself.

Glenn Sanders, family member

My mother has been at The Mission since Aug 2008. We have found Management & Staff to be of exceptional kindness, helpfulness and professional attitude. If looking for a residence for yourself or loved ones, Chartwell Fountains of Mission is the place to be. AWESOME place!!!!

Zahra Young, family member

The Chartwell Fountains of Mission in Calgary is a first-rate establishment! I am so glad that my Mom moved there a year ago. And particularly during this pandemic, it has been very comforting to know that my Mom is so well cared for with respect to her safety. She is really enjoying living there and only has good things to say. Thank you to the staff and management for the great work they are doing!

Mary Lou Ediger, family member

My parents started staying at the Fountains of Mission in August of 2019. They have looked after my parents wonderfully. The staff is very caring and goes above and beyond if needed. The food is excellent with an award winning chef. The environment has been updated and is lovely and comfortable. There is also lots of recreational fun to keep everyone busy if you so choose. My mom and dad were separated after 60 years during Covid and the staff kept and extra eye on my dad to make sure he was ok and it gave us all a great peace of mind knowing he was ok. I highly recommend the Fountains of Mission.

Drew Adams, family member

My Mum has been a resident at Fountains of Mission for 5-6 years now. She is safe and happy and the staff are loving and attendant to all her needs. Couldn't be happier as a son who loves his Mum.

Bill Piers, resident

Moving is stressful at any time, but in the midst of COVID-19, even more so. The staff at Fountains of Mission were — and continue to be — accommodating, patient and kind, making the move for our family, in challenging times, work.

We’ve found both the residents and staff warm and friendly creating a welcoming atmosphere. The activities are interesting and relevant. The location, perfect for neighbourhood walks and convenient to many amenities within walking distance.

Fountains truly is a lovely place to call home.

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