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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Meadowlands - A VIVA Retirement Community 

1248 Mohawk Road, Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1P5
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
168 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)
181 residents

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Our Perspective

How we see Meadowlands - A VIVA Retirement Community

This retirement residence is ideal for Hamilton area seniors who love living well. Aspects that help rejuvenate residents range from fine dining to the swimming pool, and from social activities galore to the up-to-date construction. For all the wonderful features, the happiness of the people here needs to be experienced. The Meadowlands is also wonderfully located, central to the Golden Horseshoe, where family from across the province can easily visit.

For Hamilton and area seniors who want to enjoy exceptional living, The Meadowlands in Ancaster is the place to be. This residence offers elegance and beauty at every turn. Everything within and without the Meadowlands is focused on providing the very best in independent senior living, through all aspects: the facilities, the staff, and the services. This home features a wonderful meal selection, and each day is filled with activities that keep people active, engaged and social. Some of the local favourites are the heated indoor pool and card games in the party room.

Inside, this residence is loaded with amenities. There's an onsite theatre that seats over 20 people, a swimming pool where you can exercise, play or lounge, and a Family Den complete with piano and library. You'll make many new friends over tea or coffee in one of the two in-house cafes. The Meadowlands exemplifies all the best elements in contemporary senior living in a community that's easily accessible to families from as far away as Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Brantford.

Community’s Perspective

How Meadowlands - A VIVA Retirement Community sees itself

Who are you as a community?

NEWLY RENOVATED! Enjoy all-new amenities and completely redesigned suites only at Ancaster's premier retirement community, Meadowlands! Relax in our bistro-style cafe or challenge a friend to a round in our true-to-life golf simulator. Take a dip in the heated pool, or catch the game in our licensed pub. Plus, savour 3 V!VAlicious meals daily, and select from a wide array of fulfilling activities. Best of all, enjoy life surrounded by friends, family and our warm & caring team. Come and meet with us during an in-person or virtual tour today!

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Reviews of Meadowlands - A VIVA Retirement Community

What residents and their loved ones say about Meadowlands - A VIVA Retirement Community in reviews.

Sue Reid, family member

"My aunt moved in 10 days ago to Meadowlands, transitioning not only from her home but also from another city.It is very hard to put into words our gratitude to ALL of the Meadowlands Retirement Community staff for the professionalism and kindness they have provided to her during this busy time. Everyone ( starting with Donna, and Rebecca) have gone above and beyond to make this transition an easy one, And she has been raving about the food!! Top notch facility all around. "

Name withheld for privacy's sake, family member

"We recently had my dad booked to stay in a respite room for 4 weeks at Meadowlands as a transition from hospital to home. After staying 2 weeks he enjoyed it enough to move in permanently. Our family has been so pleased with the caring and respect shown by all staff at Meadowlands. Rebecca has been especially helpful in this transition from home to retirement community. My dad has enjoyed the wonderful meals and friendly people. He has even begun using the gym on a regular basis. As an outgoing ..."

John Civello, family member

"My Mother went for a two-week trial at The Meadowlands in 2017 and refused to leave to return home until her suite was ready! That is how quickly she felt at home. The food, the accommodations and amenities are top notch but it is the staff who are the most impressive - caring. friendly, helpful and professional. During Covid their care was exceptional. We couldn’t have picked a better place for my Mother to be. "

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Testimonials and Stories

  • Betty Burgess - Resident since 2002

    I moved into The Meadowlands Retirement Residence when it first opened in 2002. From the first day I moved in, I felt a sense of calm and relief, knowing that I had made the right decision about leaving my home. The stress and uncertainty about moving into a retirement home was greatly alleviated by the wonderful staff that made sure that my move into The Meadowlands went smoothly. They took care that I was comfortable and made me feel right at home. The service at The Meadowlands from my daily meals, to housekeeping is superb and just knowing that nursing is available if needed is an added comfort. They have a wonderful meal selection and a large number of daily activities to help keep me active. I can enjoy the exercise classes or a daily swim in the heated indoor pool or play a variety of card games. I enjoy volunteering in the Tuck Shop and even helping out with Bingo. I have made so many new friends and we enjoy getting together for coffee or tea in one of two cafes. I now call The Meadowlands Retirement Residence home. I encourage anyone who has any doubts about retirement living to come in and see what The Meadowlands has to offer.


Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $4,860


  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio Varies (Rent) N/A
    1-bed Varies (Rent) N/A
      2-bed Varies (Rent) N/A
        • Type: Studio
        • Ownership: Rent
        • Cost: Varies
        • Size: Varies
        • Companion fee: N/A
        • Details: not provided
        • Contact: email

        • Type: 1-bed
        • Ownership: Rent
        • Cost: Varies
        • Size: Varies
        • Companion fee: N/A
        • Details: not provided
        • Contact: email

        • Type: 2-bed
        • Ownership: Rent
        • Cost: Varies
        • Size: Varies
        • Companion fee: N/A
        • Details: not provided
        • Contact: email


        Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (24 hours), Pub, Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

        Seating type : Assigned seating , Open seating

        Special diets : Diabetic, Gluten Free

        Amenities & Services

        Residence Amenities & Services

        Arts and crafts
        Community Garden
        Emergency call system (pendent)
        Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
        Fitness Studio
        Games Room
        Hobby kitchen
        Laundry machines
        Mail box
        Movie theatre
        Newspaper delivery available to suite
        Onsite foot care
        Parking (outdoor)
        Party room
        Pet friendly
        Pool - indoor
        Private bus for outings, regular trips
        Private dining room for family/friends
        Putting Green
        Recreation facilities onsite
        Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
        Spa Services
        Spa/Beauty Salon
        Walking Path
        Wellness Center
        Wheelchair (electric)
        Wheelchair Accessible

        Programs & Activities

        Arts and Crafts
        Billiards/Pool Tables
        Bocce Ball
        Brain Fitness
        Card Games
        Day Trips
        Exercise Program
        Movie Nights
        Religious & Holiday Services
        Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

        Staff & Care


        Medical and other support staff
        Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
        Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
        Doctorvisiting 1x/week
        Massage Therapistvisiting 1x/week

        Care services

        Care options available:

        • Guest stays available
        • Respite care available
        • Convalescent care
        • Private home-care allowed

        Move-in requirements

        • Chest x-ray
        • Medical form completed by family doctor
        • Personal Interview

        Accreditation & Associations

        Blog & News

        Social Feed



        Nestled in the heart of Ancaster, Meadowlands Retirement Community is conveniently located near public transit, great shopping, health care services and more. Tee off at the golf course, or relax in a cozy café. Browse the shops or check out what's happening at the local Seniors Centre. No matter how you enjoy spending your day, you'll find it all right here in our backyard.

        VIVA Meadowlands is located at 1248 Mohawk Road, Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1P5.

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