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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Applewood Retirement Residence 

1500 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J2A2
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Adult day programs onsite
Cost (from):
124 suites (Studio, 1-bed)
248 residents

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Our Perspective

How we see Applewood Retirement Residence

Applewood Retirement Residence is an established retirement home from LEV Senior Living, the management behind other exemplary retirement homes across Ontario. You’ll feel an immediate sense of comfort when you’re introduced to this community. People who live in the community will tell you that it’s become their home and they’ve never looked back, since moving in.

Applewood allows you to live your whole life in this community and feel fulfilled, in a home-like setting with care available. One of the sure signs that this is a good place is the many seniors who have been here for several years or much longer and have made this their home. While staff and seniors contribute to the homey feel, there are also intimate spaces throughout the community that encourage coziness and personal warmth.

Family also has peace of mind thanks to the care and compassion that’s a hallmark of life here. When older family members move in, the cheerful environment rubs off on them. They become part of that, and in many cases, family sees both an immediate and lasting effect of this.

Community’s Perspective

How Applewood Retirement Residence sees itself

Who are you as a community?

"Caring for Peterborough Since 1988". Applewood Retirement Residence is a well-established, respected, comfortable and warm retirement community nestled on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens right in the heart of Peterborough; close enough to downtown, but far from the daily hustle and bustle. There’s ample parking to accommodate residents and guests alike. Applewood has undergone renovations to further enhance its charm. It’s a family community where you can enjoy a safe, secure and caring environment. Our residents, families & friends, and team members combine to be the APPLEWOOD FAMILY - offering you the opportunity to feel at HOME and do the things you like to do.

  • Opened in: 1988
  • Ownership: Private. A member of LEV Senior Living
  • Languages Spoken: English

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Reviews of Applewood Retirement Residence

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

Ron MacKay, senior

"Thirty days in Applewood, Peterborough, Ontario provided me with exactly the R&R I most needed after hip surgery. The professional nursing and PSW care available to me were enormously reassuring. The meals were excellent. I enjoyed a serviced, spacious, and comfortable room with bathroom and balcony at an affordable price and the opportunity to exercise regularly both inside and outside the building in a safe and delightful environment. My good fortune to recuperate among others in a situation ..."

Nancy Lewis, family member

"Mom has lived at Applewood for 7 years & it has been her home where staff are kind & caring, going beyond their job descriptions to help whoever needs it. All the staff, from top to bottom, have kept their residents safe during the Covid epidemic but also tried to make life interesting & fun in spite of all the extra work they've had to do. Applewood is at the top of any list of long term homes anywhere as far as we are concerned! "

S. Newby, family member

"Since moving my dad into Applewood a few years ago we have had constant peace of mind knowing that he is well taken care of and yet has his independence. The staff at Applewood have always gone above and beyond to ensure a wonderful place for everyone. I now have other family members living at Applewood and we would highly recommend this residence to anyone. "

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Testimonials and Stories

  • Respite Care at Applewood

    "What did Applewood mean to me after surgery?" It meant a good head-start on a rapid recovery in a safe,supportive and caring home for 30 days. I was delighted, my wife relieved.

    Ron MacKay, Peterborough


Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,500


  • 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 $3,500


  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care (Extra fee)
  • Diabetes (Extra fee)
  • Dialysis (Extra fee)
  • Huntington's Disease (Extra fee)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (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 320 $3,500 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed 640 $3,900 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed 600 - 620 $5,000 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed 640 $5,050 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,500
  • Size: 320sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,900
  • Size: 640sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,000
  • Size: 600sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,050
  • Size: 640sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email


Three nutritious well-balanced meals prepared daily. Special diets accommodated whenever possible. Choices of entrees at Lunch & Dinner. Snacks & refreshments available 24 hours in Friendship Room Guest dining available at all meals (subject to COVID-19 protocols) Tray service when required during illness

Meal service : Bistro: (daytime), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Assigned seating , Two Seatings

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

24-hr concierge
Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Gift Shop
Laundry machines
Mail box
Mail delivery to suite
Movie theatre
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Walking Path
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Exercise Program
Horseshoe Pits
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

Executive Director's Message
Paul H.

Welcome to Applewood!

Whatever it may be that has brought you to us, we are here to listen, offer support and invite you to be a part of the Applewood family.

Applewood is a long-standing community member not only of Kawartha Heights and the “West End”, but is also a known pillar in Peterborough City as a whole. We often hear our residents comparing stories of growing up, meeting spouses and finding work right in the surrounding Streets and Avenues of Peterborough.

This is a place where General Electric, Quaker Oats, Holiday Ford and Civic Hospital gather, to make connections, share stories of loss and fill each other with laughter.

History exists in the halls of Applewood. We learn from those who are here and from those who wish to come, the days of the past, the one who was a proud nurse, a well-known farmer or a Veteran of war.

At Applewood, we strongly believe you will find your place. Supporting transition, following life changes and creating comfort and expressing care, is what we do. We want you to know you are heard, cared for and supported within the family of Applewood.

Our rooms are comfortable, and spacious enough for friends or grandchildren to visit, not to mention your four legged companion. We have rooms with a variety of layouts, and when you are ready to visit, we would be happy to share lunch and show you around.

Let us know how we can help you to become a member of our Applewood family. We are here to help you, your family, your spouse and your friends, showing you that we are ready and waiting with caring hearts, to create lasting and warm memories.

Cheers, Paul.


Medical and other support staff
Registered Practical Nurses
Personal Support Workers
Doctorvisiting 1x/month
Health & Wellness Teamon call
Massage Therapiston call
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Mobility Specialiston call
Foot care specialiston call
Physiotherapiston call

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 3
  • Weekends: 2
  • Nights: 2

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $80)
  • Respite care available (cost from $110)
  • Convalescent care (cost from $110)
  • Adult day programs onsite

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with government assisted)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with government assisted)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

Please contact us for more details on our move-in process, including the medical and assessment requirements at [email protected].

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

COVID-19 Information

Active Screening and Testing

We are conducting active screening for each person who enters the residence, this involves a series of questions regarding your health and potential symptoms as well as a Rapid Antigen Test (Asymptomatic Testing) . It is imperative that everyone partakes in the active screening and provides honest answers to each individual question.

We continue to work closely with our local Public Health Unit as well as the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) teams to ensure that we have the most stringent measures in place.

Outbreak Status

We are entrusting Ontario Public Health as well as our local public health unit to guide us through the monitoring, maintenance and management of outbreak as well as day-to-day precautions and protocols. We are continuously learning and adapting under the direction of the Ministry, the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA), our IPAC support teams and the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA), we continue to follow these directions and fight this new wave of Covid-19 and the Omicron variant.

This has been a long journey, and we can assure you that the residents who entrust us are at the forefront of everything we do. We remain 100% focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents, team members and extended families.

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Applewood Retirement Residence

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Applewood Retirement is located at 1500 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J2A2.

What's nearby:

Peterborough Transit Shelter (Regular Bus Route
Kawartha Heights Park
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52
Castle John's

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