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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence 

221 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 4P4
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New renovation opening at Sep, 2024

Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed, Adult day programs onsite
Cost (from):
$1,950
Suites:
63 suites (Studio, 1-bed)
Capacity:
97 residents

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Our Perspective

How we see Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence

This is more like a warm home than anything else, where you'll feel welcomed when you're new, and special once you've settled in. Staff is noted for kindness combined with professionalism. Hominess might be the hallmark of Sts. Peter and Paul Residence. This is exemplified best, perhaps, in the hub of community life, the Great Hall. Here, you can sit and chat with friends, watch TV, play a game, or just read quietly, while you bask in the warmth of the sunshine streaming in through the generous windows here.

From the moment you set foot in Sts. Peter and Paul Residence, you'll feel an overwhelming sense of warmth and comfort. This charitable, non-profit community in the heart of Scarborough offers both tradition and character in spades. While comfort is built into the surroundings, it's richly intensified by the kindliness of staff – and fellow community members.

The residence is occasionally livened up by special gatherings and celebrations, ranging from UA Independence Day (celebrated every August) to St. Nicholas Day, celebrated in traditional style. There are also other highlights during the year that may include things like a visit from the animals of the local petting farm. Regularly scheduled activities include Zumba classes, Bingo, exercise classes, laughter yoga, and other fun things. Fellowship is also found in worship times together and activities like sing-alongs. The dining room, too, is focused on creating the right ambience, where friends enjoy a great meal with friends, three times a day.

The location is wonderful, just off the 401 in the heart of Scarborough, where family will find it very convenient to visit and get together for an afternoon. Bus service takes you to local shopping. Grocery shopping can be found less than a mile away. Scarborough Town Centre, also less than a mile away, features over 230 stores. The neighbourhood is blessed with rich greenspace.

Community’s Perspective

How Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Our Retirement Residence is pleased to offer private sleeping accommodations along with 700 square meters of dedicated communal living space for our residents. Our types of accommodations include assisted living, respite care, short term stays, and Semi-Independent living. Residents have access to a Great Hall for TV viewing or general conversation, a Multi-Purpose Room for Social and Recreational Activities, a Dining Room, a Chapel, and a Lounge for family visits. The Retirement Home wing has 41 assisted living suites with a two-piece bathroom and Communal Shower. 22 Semi Independent suites that include 10 private with two-piece bathroom and 12 semi private suites/studio with shared two-piece bathroom and Communal Shower Respite stays are available for Seniors requiring post-surgery nursing. Short Term Stays are also available for seniors who are interested in seeing what it's like to live in our community and experience the advantages of retirement home living. Saint Peter and Paul Retirement Residence is staffed around the clock to provide assistance to residents in need of support. Weekly housekeeping, including cleaning and linen service, is included in our services. Meals are served in our elegant Dining Room. Additional services offered include, medication administration, bathing assistance, and one person transfers. Our Monthly Activity Calendar can be accessed on our website, promoting safety, connectivity, and celebration of life's journey.

Highlights:

  • We offer short-term stays. We are COVID-19 free from the get go. We have dedicated staff who have been employed for 25+ years.
  • Opened in: 1983
  • Ownership: Non-profit.
  • Languages Spoken: Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, English, Italian, Ukrainian

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence is delighted to offer competitive pricing on specialized products and services designed to cater to the unique needs and preferences of seniors. Our objective is to provide cost-effective options that are advantageous to our residents. In the midst of today's fast-paced society, we are dedicated to supporting our residents and ensuring they are informed of the resources at their disposal.
Situated in a tranquil setting, our location provides an ideal atmosphere for fostering connections, igniting creativity, and developing new relationships. For those who seek tranquility in natural surroundings and expansive outdoor spaces, our serene setting offers a peaceful place to live.

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

We want you to know that we truly understand the immense impact that relocating to a new community can have on you and your loved ones. It is our heartfelt promise to make this transition as seamless and stress-free as possible. Our devoted team is here to guide you through every single step of this journey. From the moment you arrive, our caring staff will be by your side, providing unwavering support and care.
Our chef will greet you in our dining room, ensuring that each meal is not only delicious but also a delightful experience. Our dedicated dietary, housekeeping, and recreation teams will work together tirelessly to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for you to call home.

How are residents supported if their needs change?

We acknowledge that any transition can induce feelings of overwhelmingness, and it is our priority to offer our assistance. Our dedicated team is committed to working alongside you and your family to facilitate a smooth and seamless transition into our community. Our team will be readily available to support you at every stage of the settling-in process. Upon your arrival, our Chef will extend a warm welcome to you in our Dining Room, ensuring that you relish your meals. Additionally, our Dietary, Housekeeping, and Recreation staff will collaborate harmoniously to ensure that you are happy.

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

Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence has not responded to this question yet.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

We are so proud of the amazing community we have built here! It's not just a place to live, it's a warm and welcoming home where residents feel a sense of belonging right from the start. As soon as they walk through our doors, they are surrounded by care and support, and it's no surprise that they quickly realize they made the perfect choice in choosing us. Our residents are filled with joy and fulfillment that exceed their expectations. They love making new friends, engaging in fun activities and events, and feeling secure in a safe environment.

How will your community change in the next five years?

Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence has not responded to this question yet.

What five facts about your community should people know?

Established presence within the community.
Well-appointed and inviting surroundings.
Our facility is designed to create a welcoming ambiance reminiscent of home, where residents can enjoy daily social interactions over coffee.
Elevated standard of living.
Highly skilled and attentive staff.
Our team is dedicated to ensuring the comfort and well-being of our residents, offering a variety of customizable services to help them age in place.
Accommodations that welcome pets.
Recognizing the importance of pets as integral members of our residents' families, we happily allow them in our community. Let us handle the day-to-day tasks so you can focus on spending quality time with your furry companions.

Insider Perspectives

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Watch our interview with Dennis Levesque to learn about the unique experience offered by Sts. Peter and Paul Residence.

Reviews of Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence

What residents and their loved ones say about Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence in reviews.

Sue, family member

"My mother & I always enjoyed seeing programming moments from your residence, on Forum TV or Kontakt. What a blessing you are to Ukrainian retirees who can enjoy living w/in their own community. God bless your organization!"

Elizabeth, family member

"I would like to extend in this email Frank's stay at your residence was happy and very much appreciated. He loved the staff and the freedom your residence gave him. Once again thank you for providing a lovely residence. Frank loved his stay there with you all."

Denise, family member

"I want to thank everyone at Sts. Peter and Paul for taking such great care of my mother during her time there. She was in very good hands which gave me great comfort. Please commend your front line staff whose job is not an easy one but who do it with such grace. I couldn't have asked for more."

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Testimonials and Stories

  • Testimonial

    My mother & I always enjoyed seeing any programming moments from your residence, on Forum TV or Kontakt.  What a blessing you are to Ukrainian retirees who can enjoy living w/in their own community.  God bless your organization!

                                                                                                                     ……………………………………………….……Sue

  • Testimonial

    I would like to extend in this email Frank's stay at your residence was happy and very much appreciated.  He loved the staff and the freedom your residence gave him. Once again thank you for providing a lovely residence.  Frank loved his stay there with you all.

  • Testimonial

    I want to thank everyone at Sts. Peter and Paul for taking such great care of my mother during her time there. She was in very good hands which gave me great comfort. Please commend your front line staff whose job is not an easy one but who do it with such grace. I couldn't have asked for more.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $1,950

Our Semi-Independent living option provides residents with a more autonomous lifestyle, allowing for freedom and flexibility while alleviating the responsibilities of homeownership. The SENIOR STUDIOS are offered unfurnished, giving residents the opportunity to decorate to their preference. Amenities include three meals and two snacks daily, weekly or biweekly housekeeping services, medication distribution, emergency nursing assistance (24-hours a day 7 days a week), access to all residence facilities, as well as participation in social & recreational activities. We also offer SENIOR SUITES, which consist of two unfurnished rooms similar to an apartment setting, with a shared two-piece restroom with a communal shower Residents have access to a physician for emergency consultations, as well as regular clinic hours held once a week. Specialty Services like Hairstylist, Storage Locker, Parking, Tray Service, Additional personal laundry & Foot Care Doctor can be arranged at an extra fee

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (7x/week)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,580

Our Assisted Living Facility offers a comprehensive range of services included in a single service fee. These services encompass 41 fully furnished rooms with call buttons and shared or private two-piece bathrooms. Amenities include three daily meals along with two snacks, assistance with medication management, dressing, bathing, grooming, as well as 24-hour nursing and personal care. A physician is available on call and holds a weekly clinic for the residents. Additionally, we provide two-person Hoyer lifts and mobility support. Specialty Services like Hairstylist & Foot Care Doctor can be arranged at an extra fee.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 250 $2,200 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 250 $1,950 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 550 $2,690 - $3,900 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 250 $3,580 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 250 $3,680 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,200
  • Size: 250sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $1,950
  • Size: 250sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,690 - $3,900
  • Size: 550sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,580
  • Size: 250sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,680
  • Size: 250sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Room/Tray service is provided only for those quarantined to their rooms or those medically unable to go to the Dining Room

Meal service : Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Assigned seating

Special diets : Diabetic, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Internet is available in most common areas, although if a resident would like a phone / internet in their suites they can arrange this on their own for an extra fee.

Arts and crafts
Chapel
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Games Room
Hairdresser
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail to concierge
Onsite foot care
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

At Saints Peter and Paul Retirement our residents have the option to partake in various recreational, social and fitness activities arranged by our Life Enrichment Team. Residents have the freedom to choose how they would like to spend their time, whether it is engaging in relaxation or participation.

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Entertainment
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services

Staff & Care

Executive Director's Message
Dennis Levesque

Welcome to Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence! Our dedication to providing the best possible service to our residents is unmatched. Our staff is not only energetic and professional, but they truly care about each and every person who calls this place home. 

We have recently completed some exciting renovations, including a new roof and air handling units, as well as updated furniture and amenities throughout the building. These changes have been made with one goal in mind - to create a modern and efficient residence where our residents can truly thrive.

But it's not just about the physical upgrades - our focus on providing delicious home-cooked meals and a wide range of social activities shows our commitment to creating a warm and welcoming community for all who live here. From games and live entertainment to personal art sessions and relaxing walks, there is always something to look forward to at Saints Peter and Paul.

I invite you to consider making Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence your next home. I am confident that you will feel the love and dedication that our staff puts into making this place a truly special place to live. Come join us and experience the difference for yourself!

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctoron call & visiting 1x/week
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Mobility Specialistvisiting 1x/month
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 4
  • Weekends: 4
  • Nights: 3

Care services

Care options available:

  • Respite care available (cost from $125)
  • Convalescent care (cost from $125)
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Adult day programs onsite

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

Resident doctor reviews the prospective resident's medical assessment.

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

COVID-19 Information

At the core of our mission there is a deep, commitment to the well-being and safety of our beloved residents. This dedication was put to the ultimate test during the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the countless obstacles in our path, we persevered and we triumphed. For nearly two whole years, we held steadfast in our resolve to keep our home a haven untouched by the virus up to January of 2022. To date we have not lost a resident to COVID.
One of the key pillars of our success was the remarkable transformation of our greenhouse into a Visitors Centre; a beacon of hope in the darkest of times. In this visionary space, families and loved ones found a refuge where they could bridge the physical divide and nourish the bonds that unite us all.
The days may have been long and the nights even longer, but through it all, one truth remained firm – our unwavering dedication to those in our care. And as we look back on those tumultuous times with pride and gratitude, we stand tall, knowing that we did everything in our power to protect, to nurture, and to cherish those who call our home their own.

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Neighbourhood

Retirement communities in the Greater Toronto Area offer a range of living accommodations tailored to individuals seeking convenience, care, and security in their retirement years. Whether one desires urban vibrancy or a more tranquil community atmosphere, Toronto presents an ideal setting for retirement living. Our retirement residence is strategically situated with convenient access to amenities such as highway 401, Food Basics, Shoppers Drug Mart, Restaurants, Financial Institutions, places of worship, cycling paths, and public transportation, providing residents with a comfortable and interconnected lifestyle.

Sts. Peter and Paul Residence is located at 221 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 4P4.


What's nearby:

Sts. peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
Sts Peter and Paul Residence
Scarborough Town Centre
Markham Station
CIBC

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