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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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About Meadowlands - A VIVA Retirement Community

A member of V!VA Retirement Communities

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!

Languages Spoken: English

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review


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.

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Daughter of Resident

  • In this Perspective:
  • 00:54 - What do you appreciate most about The Meadowlands Retirement Residence?
  • 02:28 - What would you highlight about the social life, staff, facilities, and amenities?
  • 03:48 - How has your parent's life improved since moving?
  • 06:33 - What are the unique values of The Meadowlands Retirement Residence?
  • 08:41 - How has your own life improved since your parent moved into The Meadowlands Retirement Residence?
  • 09:49 - What would you like to tell other families who are considering The Meadowlands Retirement Residence?
  • 12:44 - What made you choose The Meadowlands Retirement Residence?
  • 13:28 - What was your decision journey like?
  • 14:04 - What was the process like moving your parent into The Meadowlands Retirement Residence?
  • 14:47 - How did The Meadowlands Retirement Residence make the transition easier?
  • 18:30 - Would you do anything different if you were to go through the decision journey again?
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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 $4,390 (Rent) +$900 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed $4,860 (Rent) +$900 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
2-bed $6,650 (Rent) +$900 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,390
  • Size: Varies
  • Companion fee: +$900
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,860
  • Size: Varies
  • Companion fee: +$900
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,650
  • Size: Varies
  • Companion fee: +$900
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email


Meal service : Bar, Pub, Table service

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
Onsite foot care
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Pool - indoor
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Putting Green
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
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

Care services

Care options available:

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

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

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