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 want to improve your social life, if you miss that old small town feeling of yesteryear. You'll love the 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 is able to give to 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. Choice and selection also abound, when it comes to the dining menu and the activities available at the Richmond. If the variety of choices is just right, there's also abundant quality found in those selections, especially the meals.
  • 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 promises to be another step forward. People in V!VA Communities expect — and receive — the very best, and that’s what you can expect at Whitby Shores as well.
  • How wonderful lifestyles services are at Viva Whitby Shores, as I live here with my husband Art.
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Whitby, Ontario

  • Lynde Creek Manor has everything you love about luxury cruises — sparkling interiors, bountiful activities, a group of interesting peers with the same background and interests. Of course, it’s even better than that, because it’s on land, and it’s your everyday life. On top of that, it’s located in Lynde Creek Village, an adult lifestyle community filled with 55 plus couples and singles. You’re surrounded by a big community of people like you at this Whitby gem.
  • 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.
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Ajax, Ontario

  • Parkland Ajax offers a unique opportunity for seniors to get into a community that will improve life on every level, creating an experience you won’t find elsewhere, especially living on your own. Shannex locations across the GTA encourage lifestyles that people love. Parkland Ajax is state-of-the-art senior living, rife with amenities, of course, but it will also give seniors a life more fully lived.
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