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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Livita Centennial Retirement Residence 

259 Hillcroft St., Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 8E4
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
76 suites (Studio, 1-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see Livita Centennial Retirement Residence

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.

Residents and their families are deeply heartfelt in their praise of Livita Centennial, commending its easy community of friends, wide array of activities, and professional staff. Perhaps the best thing about Livita Centennial is the caring manner and attitude of staff. You can tell that they genuinely care about those in their care, and they’re passionate about helping others. Residents will tell you that they feel like they are treated like family or like guests at a very exclusive hotel.

There’s lots to keep people busy including crafting activities, billiards, gardening, and seminars in-house, as well as outings to shopping and both local and Toronto attractions. The fitness room and movie theatre are some of the top local attractions inside. For those times when you want to slow things down, there’s a library, copious lounges, or the solace of your own suite.

The food here is excellent, with a focus on meeting seniors’ wants and needs. For example, at monthly food meetings, residents can speak up and voice their opinions and suggestions. Chefs cater to individual needs. Meals include an a la carte menu and there’s also a 24 hour bistro.

Community’s Perspective

How Livita Centennial Retirement Residence sees itself

Who are you as a community?

We are an age-in-place community nestled in a beautiful residential neighbourhood right across from Centennial Park and it’s lush walkways. Livita Centennial boasts welcoming bright spaces such as a charming lobby complete with grand piano and spacious wide hallways. The lovely views of our grounds include wonderful gardens, a pergola and gazebo. Located in close proximity to local shopping and community services with easy access to local transit and a bus stop, makes getting around easy. We are 2 minutes away from Lakeridge Health Oshawa hospital. We offer in–house supportive healthcare services to help you live life the way you want to live it. Our team will help develop your customized care plan based on social, intellectual, physical care and support needs to ensure you are receiving the most from life at Livita Oshawa. Retirement, Assisted Living and Respite Stays

  • Ownership: Private. A member of Livita
  • Languages Spoken: English

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

Our Live Balanced Live Better philosophy is just that! Whether you enjoy the quietness of the surrounding nature or the hustle and bustle of the near by shops, life is yours to live the way you want to live it. We offer a mix of optional healthcare services customized to your needs. Located two minutes from the hospital.

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

Getting settled into your new home has never been so easy. The fully equipped gym and fall prevention exercises are a good start to the day. Grab a bite to eat in Bistro 259 or attend the many activities and events offered here at Centennial. We also have a Library, Games Room, Party Room and Private Dining Room. Your day will be as active as you want while living the way you want to. Our professional and caring on-site Nursing staff can help with medication, lab services, pharmacy requests and assisting with activities of daily living. Sign up to see our Physician who visits every Wednesday. We also offer monthly hearing, vision, mobility, foot care, dental and denture clinics.

How are residents supported if their needs change?

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

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What might residents find surprising about your community?

We are an inclusive community where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Our programs and events are well attended and keep our residents happy and engaged. Whether it's a game of euchre, billiards or crafting, there is something for everyone.

We offer a fresh and diversified menu with a la carte options. The residents rave about our homemade soups and are thrilled when we offer themed dinners. Our private Dining Room is available for private functions such as birthday parties or pizza night with family.

How will your community change in the next five years?

Livita Centennial Retirement Residence has not responded to this question yet.

What five facts about your community should people know?

1. 76 suites ranging from 295 sq ft to 708 sq ft.
2. 24-hr caring staff
3. Weekly visiting Doctor
4. Monthly Foot care clinic; Mobility clinic; Vision clinic, Hearing clinic
5. Short Stay program - Trial Stay: come and experience our community and discover what retirement living is all about. Recovery Stay: we offer an ideal setting for post-op recovery so you can recuperate and recover in comfort and security. Caregiver Stay: take a break for your everyday routine to provide temporary relief for a loved one while you take a well-deserved break.

Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Livita Centennial Retirement Residence

What residents and their loved ones say about Livita Centennial Retirement Residence in reviews.

Alison (& Jeff) Rogers, family member

"In 2019, we went around touring retirement homes for my 85 year old mother. As soon as we walked into Livita Centennial we immediately knew we had found the right place. This home has a different feel than all the rest. It's cosy, warm, and like sitting in your own living room. It feels non-institutional. My Mum was there for four years. The wonderful staff are so friendly, and are genuinely caring and very attentive to the residents. They get to know all the residents and their families. During..."

Peg Foreman, family member

"We were looking for a retirement home for Mom & Dad. It's a big decision and Joanne provided an informative tour, no pressure and worked very hard to help us find the perfect suite, a comfortable moving date and helped us find a terrific moving company. Once Mom and Dad arrived the staff made them feel very welcome, they worked with us to make sure all their needs were met and helped them get involved in activities . We're very happy we chose Livita Centennial Retirement home. "

Margaret Light, family member

"My mother has viewed a few retirement homes and Centennial is now top of the list! It has all the facilities she requires without being too big. Joanne (the marketing manager) was kind and helpful not just to us but to all the residents we encountered on our tour. This made a very positive impression. My Mom just needs to make the decision now to move from her home! "

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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,325

Included are 3 meals per day, 24 hour Bistro 259, weekly housekeeping and laundry, high def cable and 2 resident status checks per day. There are additional support services available and can be discussed at time of your visit to our community. We encourage you to utilize our amenities and join our programs and activities.


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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,325

Our Living Well Choices are the added support you need to help you live life your way. We will develop a customized care plan based on social, intellectual, physical care and support needs to ensure you are receiving the most from living life at Livita Oshawa.


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

Assistance with

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


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 295 - 551 $3,325 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 551 - 708 $4,700 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,325
  • Size: 295sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,700
  • Size: 551sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email


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

Seating type : Assigned seating , Two Seatings

Special diets : Diabetic, Low sodium

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

24-hr concierge
Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Laundry machines
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspapers delivered to concierge
Onsite foot care
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Lori Morgan

My name is Lori, and I am the General Manager of Livita Centennial Retirement Residence, where our philosophy is Live Balanced, Live Better.

Whether you enjoy the quietness off the surrounding nature, or the hustle and bustle of the near by shops, our residence provides the perfect place to live your life the way you want to live it.

From the moment you step in to our vibrant and welcoming Lobby, you will feel welcomed and at home. We take pride in the exceptional care, delicious well-balanced meals, and exciting programing and events provided by our caring and friendly staff.

Whether you are looking for a warm and inviting community for yourself, or a loved one, we are confident that Livita Centennial is the prefect place to call home! 

As one of our happy residents describes his new life here with us: "It feels just like home, but with company".

We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to Livita Centennial Retirement Residence!


Lori Morgan


Medical and other support staff
Registered Practical Nurses
Personal Support Workers
Guest Attendant24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 1x/week
Health & Wellness Teamon call
Mobility Specialistvisiting 1x/month
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/month

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 5
  • Weekends: 2
  • Nights: 2

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $120)
  • Respite care available (cost from $139)
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

Once we receive the medical records from your doctor we will schedule an assessment and then choose your move in date.

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

COVID-19 Information

It is important to keep our residents and staff safe. At this time we ask that you wear a mask as we screen at the door. Thank you

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.


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We are located in a safe residential area across from the beautiful Centennial Park and within walking distance to shopping, churches and the hospital. A bus stop is located in front of our building for easy commuting to and from shopping, appointments and outings.

Livita Centennial is located at 259 Hillcroft St., Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 8E4.

What's nearby:

Calvary Baptist Church
Christ Church (Anglican)
Northminster United Church
Knox Presbyterian Church
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
Oshawa Public Libraries - John Aker Northview Branch
Lakeridge Health Oshawa
Costco Wholesale
Oshawa Centre
Regent Theatre Ontario Tech
Oshawa Little Theatre
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
Harmony Creek Golf Course
Northview Community Centre/Oshawa Seniors Community Centre
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
The Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
Swiss Chalet
Fionn McCool
Tim Hortons
RBC Royal Bank
BMO Bank of Montreal

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