Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa Retirement Home Reviews

Read ratings from senior residents and insiders, before you choose

Looking for assurance that the Oshawa area or Durham Region seniors' home you are interested in is right for you? Below, find reviews of the best residences in the area, with information collected from people who live there, their families, and other experts on senior care in the Durham Region. Whether you are making the move out of choice or necessity, we want you to be assured you are making the choice that is best for you.

With that in mind, we highlight what is best about each residence, so you can match it up with your biggest concerns. We also tell you a bit about each home's facilities and neighbourhood so you can compare those extra features. We hope reviews below help you make the best choice for your family, in this critically important life decision.

List of homes in Durham Region

Whitby, Ontario

  • You'll love it at Taunton Mills if you miss that old small town feeling of yesteryear and the easy friendliness that fostered. There's also a wide variety of activities to choose from, including exercising with friends, reading in the library, horseshoes, movie nights, or just hanging out on the patio in the summer. Onsite pampering includes a beauty salon and barber shop.
  • When you have friends who you chat, laugh with, talk with... that is true happiness.
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Oshawa, Ontario

  • From LEV Senior Living, creators of superior retirement communities around the Golden Horseshoe, Winchester Glen brings their expertise and experience in senior care to this North Oshawa neighbourhood. This is the right lifestyle change for seniors in the area. It will also appeal to both history and equestrian buffs with nods to the Windfields Farms legacy.
  • My Mom just moved in and loves it. The staff is friendly and helpful. She is looking forward to the
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Pickering, Ontario

  • This residence is ideal for Durham Region seniors who want to improve their lives by enjoying the best that life has to give, in a full-fledged care facility easily accessible to families from throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Two exceptional features of this home are the large suites and the superb dining room that combines a cozy interior with delicious food. You'll look and feel so much better, with the onsite beauty salon and spa, the exercise room, and the in-house wellness centre.
  • The culinary and dining room staff have been very receptive to [my] requests and concerns. Healthy o
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Trenton, Ontario

  • This community is ideal for Belleville-Trenton seniors (and others in Quinte West) who want a place close to home, but also a destination for seniors from the GTA who want to settle further out of Toronto closer to family east of the city. You've worked hard all your life to be successful, now it's time to treat yourself to luxury in a comfortable setting.
  • The staff is like extended family. My dad has deep respect for them and so do I.
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Oshawa, Ontario

  • Harmony Hill provides one of the finest living experiences imaginable for seniors in Whitby-Oshawa. The environment facilitates happiness and (indeed) harmony throughout where staff love working and seniors love living here. Take a tour to understand for yourself and to permanently change your mind about what living in a seniors' home is like.
  • The environment is beautiful. Staff obviously really love their jobs. Without exception, the staff
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Oshawa, Ontario

  • Royal Heights Oshawa is ideal for seniors who want to move out of an older home and have the very best. It's also a smart move for those thinking ahead to changing care needs. If you are feeling some of the early effects of aging and want to move into a vibrant community of peers, this is the ideal situation for you. Look closely at this unique Oshawa opportunity.
  • Beautiful building with high end finishes. [There are] lots of amenities, and the staff are amazin
Courtice, Ontario

  • Adult children of community members here appreciate the depth of understanding that staff develop for seniors in their care. The staff here is highly praised for their compassion and attention to detail. Care is focused on support and maintaining the dignity of people in care. The safety and security of knowing that parents are well looked after allows you to go home at the end of a visit feeling stress-free, knowing that parents are in good hands. You'll be pleased with how they are able to take time out of their busy day to deal with any deeper questions you have.
  • If I was the Queen I couldn't be treated better.
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Belleville, Ontario

  • One of the trademarks of this and other Verve Senior Living communities is the careful attention staff give residents. "Helpful," "courteous," "patient" and "informative" are just a few of the adjectives that seniors and family members use to describe care staff, nursing staff and the doctor here.
  • The Richmond is fabulous! The food is very good and the staff who served us were extremely kind, fri
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Whitby, Ontario

  • Expect top-of-the-line luxury and comfort here, from spectacular external scenery to the spaciousness of your suite. Over its history, V!VA has been redefining what senior living means. This is another step forward. People in V!VA Communities expect — and receive — the very best, and that’s what you can expect here.
  • How wonderful lifestyles services are at Viva Whitby Shores, as I live here with my husband Art.
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Whitby, Ontario

  • You'll enjoy driving into Lynde Creek Village, then be even more impressed when you set foot in the lobby here, seeing its bright, clean interiors. Many people living in a traditional family home will have “gotten used to” things as they are. However, when you step into a completely contemporary space like Lynde Creek Gardens — clean, bright, and created just for people like you — your mind will be opened to new possibilities.
  • People [here] are happy, staff, greet you by name and all the time there are many things to do. [I
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Oshawa, Ontario

  • As you drive up to Livita Centennial Retirement Residence, you’ll be impressed by the neatness and the clean contemporary look of the building. There’s a charming gazebo that serves as an outdoor meeting place, and you’ll also notice the gardens. Inside is a welcoming lobby, replete with a grand piano. It’s immediately spacious and comfortable. If those things make a nice first impression, what really really matters is how residents live well here.
  • I would highly recommend Livita Retirement Residences As soon as you enter Livita Retirement Residen
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Pickering, Ontario

  • Livita’s Parkway Retirement Residence puts the focus on fun and freedom. You liberate yourself from all the tiring aspects of home ownership or condo living – especially loneliness – and live in a community of friends enjoying the freedom of their golden years and continuing to grow. It’s a smaller, more intimate boutique-style community, set in a beautiful, welcoming, mid-rise building, with friendly, helpful staff.
  • Livita Parkway is a beautifully renovated, wonderfully staffed and well equipped residence that prov
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Ajax, Ontario

  • Parkland Ajax offers seniors improvement on every level, creating an experience you won’t find elsewhere, especially living by yourself. Shannex locations across the GTA encourage seniors to create lives they love. Parkland Ajax is state-of-the-art senior living, rife with amenities that include a concierge service, a fitness studio, spa services, a hairdresser, in-house movie theatre, and lots of fun activities, from bocce, bingo, and shuffleboard, to arts and crafts. But Shannex goes much deeper than those things.
  • Amazing retirement residence with lots of amenities right inside the complex. They care about the re
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Whitby, Ontario

  • Amica Whitby is a bright, beautiful, desirable retirement home. Amica is suitably proud of the name they’ve created for themselves delivering best-in-class senior living and care. That’s seen in every aspect of life here.
  • Amica has given us security, so we don’t lie awake worrying… The food is exceptional. I sent my
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