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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, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
168 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 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!

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

Feel the difference. With over 20 years of experience in the Retirement Sector, Meadowlands offers Team Members that have worked together as a team for over 20 years. Meadowlands Team experience shines from the minute you walk into the front doors. Friendly faces, Happiness among our Community Members.

What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

From the minute a new Community Member moves into The Meadowlands, the feeling of warmth, friendship and guidance is found everywhere.
We offer a Move in Coordinator who will assist with your moving needs. Our helpful team is always available to assist you and family members in feeling comfortable and welcomed.. Meadowlands offers a welcome ambassador which will assist you during the first few days of living in your new home. From bringing you to your meals, to making sure you are comfortable with your new surroundings.

How are residents supported if their needs change?

Meadowlands - A VIVA Retirement Community has not responded to this question yet.

Under what conditions would you advise someone against choosing your community?

Meadowlands - A VIVA Retirement Community has not responded to this question yet.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Meadowlands friendly Team is always willing to assist or be available to answer any of your questions. Upon moving into The Meadowlands, you will feel the difference. smiling faces, always available to assist.
Meadowlands Wellness Team available 24 hrs. We pride ourselves on customer service.
Ask any Team Member, they will tell you that working at Viva Meadowlands is the best work experience they have felt. When you have a happy Team, it will always shine on the Customer Service which we provide our Seniors.

How will your community change in the next five years?

Meadowlands - A VIVA Retirement Community has not responded to this question yet.

What five facts about your community should people know?

Happier Here. - Ask anyone, they will tell you they are Happier Here living at Meadowlands
Over 20 years of Experience Team Members
Executive Chef has been sharing his delicious recipes with 20 years experience
All day dining with many optional menu choices
Customer Service.

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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 $4,610



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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $4,610



  • Diabetes (Extra fee)
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 417 - 436 $4,610 (Rent) +$900 per month
    1-bed 468 - 633 $5,110 (Rent) +$900 per month
      1-bed + den 7000 $6,700 (Rent) +$900 per month
        2-bed 811 - 868 $7,000 (Rent) +$900 per month
          • Type: Studio
          • Ownership: Rent
          • Cost: $4,610
          • Size: 417sq/ft
          • Companion fee: +$900
          • Details: not provided
          • Contact: email

          • Type: 1-bed
          • Ownership: Rent
          • Cost: $5,110
          • Size: 468sq/ft
          • Companion fee: +$900
          • Details: not provided
          • Contact: email

          • Type: 1-bed + den
          • Ownership: Rent
          • Cost: $6,700
          • Size: 7000sq/ft
          • Companion fee: +$900
          • Details: not provided
          • Contact: email

          • Type: 2-bed
          • Ownership: Rent
          • Cost: $7,000
          • Size: 811sq/ft
          • Companion fee: +$900
          • Details: not provided
          • Contact: email


          Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (24 hours), Pub, Room Service (extra fee), 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
          Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week

          Care services

          Care options available:

          • Guest stays available (cost from $155)
          • Respite care available (cost from $180)
          • Convalescent care
          • Private home-care allowed

          Move-in requirements

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


          Accreditation & Associations

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          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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