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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:White Cliffe Terrace - Verve Senior Living 

1460 Highway #2, Courtice, Ontario, L1E 3C4
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Respite care available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
115 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see White Cliffe Terrace - Verve Senior Living

Adult children of community members here appreciate the depth of understanding that staff develop for seniors in their care. The staff here is highly praised for their compassion and attention to detail. Care is focused on support and maintaining the dignity of people in care. The safety and security of knowing that parents are well looked after allows you to go home at the end of a visit feeling stress-free, knowing that parents are in good hands. You'll be pleased with how they are able to take time out of their busy day to deal with any deeper questions you have.

From the moment you drive up to White Cliffe Terrace in Courtice you feel like this is a different kind of senior care community. Maybe it's that deep blue exterior that gives you the feeling of warmth or maybe there's just a spirit to the place. Inside you will find true warmth. Caring staff welcomes you and immediately begins to develop a personalized understanding of your care needs.

The building and the layout only serve to augment the deep caring feeling you've been given by staff. There are warm colours throughout White Cliffe Terrace, complemented by great spaces where you'll find people engaged in friendly activities ranging from card games, eating together in the cozy dining lounge or simply engaged in pleasant conversation.

Community’s Perspective

How White Cliffe Terrace - Verve Senior Living sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Winner of the ORCA Award of Excellence, our reputation will make you want to call White Cliff Terrace your home. Come dine in our beautiful dining room or relax on our Terrace in the summer. Join in on our daily activities and make new friends. Surrounded by beautiful farm & countryside views, we're just a short distance to the lake & parks. Assisted living accommodations are available with 24/7 registered nursing care that will make you feel safe and secure.

  • Opened in: 1999
  • Ownership: Private. A member of Verve Senior Living
  • Languages Spoken: English

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

We have strong sense of community and have been in Courtice since 1999. Many of our residents come from the community. This is their neighbourhood.

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

We offer 3 lifestyle options: Independent Living, Independent Living with supports and Assisted Living. Our optional services menu offers supportive living options that allow our residents to age in place comfortably.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Our residents are very musically inclined and enjoy our entertainment, live music, and our disco every other Friday evening after dinner!

What five facts about your community should people know?

1. One of the first retirement residences in the area
2. We have a great walk score. We share a parking lot with the Courtice Medical Centre. We are close to banks, restaurants, and retail stores.
3. Our food is delicious. We offer a hot breakfast daily and local, farm to table menu options.
4. We have a robust activities program, and we even have our own bus for excursions.
5. We have our nursing team on site 24/7 to ensure your safety and security.

Insider Perspectives

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Reviews of White Cliffe Terrace - Verve Senior Living

What residents and their loved ones say about White Cliffe Terrace - Verve Senior Living in reviews.

John Muxworthy, family member

"My mother-in-law just moved into White Cliffe Terrace in Clarington. We searched for over a year for a suitable retirement home for her and decided this was a perfect fit. The staff has went over and beyond to maker feel at home and comfortable in her new surroundings. It has a beautiful dining room and the food is excellent. The ladies she sits with have made her feel at home. The bistro has snacks and coffee available 24-7. We feel she has made a good choice and highly recommend WhiteCliffe. T..."

Brad Greentree, family member

"My mom decided she was ready to move into retirement living. After an extensive tour of other facilities in the Oshawa, Clarington area, we all agreed White Cliffe would be best for her. I am happy to report she loves it here. It gives me great peace of mind knowing my mom is comfortable, entertained and fed an excellent selection and variety of meals. They provide a monthly calendar of activities for the residents and my mom is engaged in as many as she can. White Cliffe worked with us to accom..."

Blanch Billett, resident

"I love it! We have our freedom! We have our nurses, we have our PSW's, we have a Red Seal chef in the kitchen! Everyone has good days and bad days even in their own home, but this is my home. "

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Testimonials and Stories

  • White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence - J Deegan

    December 1st we had the Deegan Family Christmas.
    It was great ! Full turkey dinner for 30 people. The dinner was delicious, staff was very friendly, very helpful.
    The 2 ladies that served and took care of dinner were excellent!
    Our mother Jean Deegan enjoyed the afternoon as did the rest of the family.
    Thank you
    The Deegan’s

  • White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence - P Duffy

    It's a year today that Dad passed away and I was looking through some old pictures, many of the recent ones from Whitecliffe activities. It reminded me of how much he enjoyed it there and I just wanted to say how much we appreciated all the care and efforts involved from you and the staff in reception, PSW's, nurses and Dining Room and Maintenance.

  • White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence - D DeGray

    My father has been at White Cliffe for almost two years and I cannot say enough about it. He is happy, active and I can walk away after a visit and know that he is in good hands.
    There are many activities for those who want to participate or just observe.
    I went to their Italian dinner last night and it was great. Every meal I have had there, and there have been many, have been awesome. Residents have choice and if the choice does not suit their palette at the time they can ask for something else and if the kitchen can accommodate, they do.
    The staff is always smiling and knew my father's name the day he moved in as well as mine. I am always greeted with a smile and my dad as well. The staff treat him like royalty. I also believe you get what you give and if you are constantly rude and or complaining well then... However, I cannot see any of the staff that I have met be rude to anyone, and I am there quite a bit. ALL staff are wonderful!
    As I said, I can leave the building and know that my father is cared for and treated very well. I would highly recommend White Cliffe.

  • White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence - Iris

    My dad moved into White Cliffe Terrace 3 ½ years ago.  Prior to his arrival we had visited your home and sampled your lunch, which we found to be very tasty and prepared from only fresh ingredients (not frozen or canned).  All the staff were kind, friendly and helpful!  We have since recommended White Cliffe Terrace to other seniors!  Everyone we know, who has visited my dad there mentions the kind staff and extreme cleanliness.  About a week after dad moved in, he looked a bit lost one day.  One of your nurses who was going on her break asked him if he might like to walk across the street with her to Tim Horton’s and get a coffee.  Dad was delighted by this kind gesture (which the nurse had mentioned to me).  Any requests that dad has made of the years (i.e. picture hanging, TV issues, heating/AC troubles, etc.) were attended to in a timely fashion.

    In closing, I wish to state that I visited many seniors’ homes over the years and found yours to be the best!

    P.S. Our relatives from Germany who visited us in 2019 remarked on the beautiful lobby, dining room and the cleanliness of the building overall.

  • White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence - Brian

    Thank you for all your assistance, support and kindness with my mom’s settling into your home.  We are aware that often it takes much time for an individual to adjust and your professionalism has been 5 stars.  Add Covid to the mix and you guys are certainly the best in town!

    With gratitude,


Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,807

White Cliffe Terrace provides personalized levels of care for our residents from Independent to Assisted Living based on their needs.


  • 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 $5,876

White Cliffe Terrace has an RPN available in our building 24/7. Our nursing staff also provide 2 hour night checks for our residents on the Assisted Living floor.


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

Assistance with

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


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 215 - 280 $3,807 (Rent) +$685 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 380 $5,005 (Rent) +$685 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 580 $6,610 (Rent) +$685 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 215 $5,867 (Rent) +$685 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,807
  • Size: 215sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$685
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,005
  • Size: 380sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$685
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,610
  • Size: 580sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$685
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,867
  • Size: 215sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$685
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email


Chef prepared, world inspired. We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be enjoyed with friends, made with fresh local ingredients, prepared from scratch by an experienced culinary team, and served by our friendly and courteous dining staff who know your personal tastes.

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (24 hours), Bistro: (daytime), Buffet, Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

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
Laundry machines
Mail box
Mail delivery to suite
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
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 (electric)
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
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Anne Murphy-Larade

Anne comes to White Cliffe Terrace with approximately twenty years of Healthcare Administration experience with the last ten being in Seniors Living.  Anne is passionate about the support of our Residents and strives to ensure they remain engaged while enjoying the best possible life experience.


Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Guest Attendant
Geriatric Pharmacistvisiting 1x/week
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/month

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 5
  • Weekends: 5
  • Nights: 4

Care services

Care options available:

  • Respite care available (cost from $150)
  • Private home-care allowed

Health Services:

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

Move-in requirements

PCR testing for Covid 19 with a negative result and double vaccination are required prior to move in. Chest x-ray is used instead of TB testing. Not provided for anyone over 65.

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

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White Cliffe Terrace is located in Courtice, Ontario. We are just east of Oshawa on Hwy #2 in the Durham Region. Our location provides easy access to both the 401 and 407 highways. We are located within walking distance of the Courtice Urgent care, shopping, restaurants and banks and much more.

White Cliffe Terrace - Verve Senior Living is located at 1460 Highway #2, Courtice, Ontario, L1E 3C4.

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