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Reviews of Governors Walk Retirement Residence - Metta Lifestyles

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Governors Walk’s setting in a historic monastery hints at the disciplined compassion at work here. There seems to be a good spirit that flows through this place. It’s communal living with heart and soul, founded today on the staff’s enthusiasm for caring for seniors.

The Governors Walk experience begins with its location in the established New Edinburgh neighbourhood and tree-lined Stanley Ave., backing onto Stanley Park and the Rideau River. The elegance and class of the exterior is striking, too. Those external signs are superseded by the deep care offered by Governors Walk staff.

The care here caters to seniors’ needs, focused on a whole-person approach. Health services offered are multifarious, including continence care. Medication management and care services are included where needed, of course, but it’s administered as part of a focus on healthy living. These combine to make this place a wellness experience.

Programming includes mind, body, and soul, with each aspect well-accounted for by activities available within this community. Alongside more prosaic things like card games, Bingo and Bocce ball, life-enriching events include outings to local theatres and museums, as close to Ottawa’s heart as this community is.

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Susan Kelen, family member

A member of my family was at Governor's Walk for 6 days of respite care post-surgery in February 2024. We were happy with everything. The staff and the nurses were caring and interested yet non-intrusive. We saw several times when the staff went out of their way to help their resident (eg.; the receptionist getting a resident a blanket from another floor bc the resident was cold at movie night; a confused resident reassured that she wasn't lost and taken back to her room.) The room was comfortable and charming with its bay window and walk-in shower. The renovations look great and there will soon be an activity room on the first floor. The food was good and varied. I highly recommend the bran muffins. Also, the parking was plentiful and convenient so it made our visits easy. We would return here in an instant. The staff were sweet calling it a "Hotel Stay" not respite care! Thank you, Governor's Walk.

Louise D, resident

In December 2021 I started my fourth year at Governors Walk. Every day I feel fortunate to live in such a wonderful home where the staff at all levels is caring, sensitive and competent.

My suite as well as all common areas are kept clean, the dining room is attractive and the food well above average.

My husband was bedridden for 2 months and died in September 2021. The care and affection he received were exceptional.

I don't think I could find a better place to live.

Irene Bent, resident

I have lived at Governors Walk for 4 years and love it. The food is great and the staff are very helpful. They are always warm and caring. I highly recommend Governors Walk.

Suzanne Spragge, family member

My aunt has been at this residence for years. She loves the food and friendly atmosphere.

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