How we see Winchester Glen Retirement Community
From LEV Senior Living, creators of superior retirement communities around the Golden Horseshoe, Winchester Glen brings their expertise and experience in senior care to this North Oshawa neighbourhood. This is the right lifestyle change for seniors in the area. It will also appeal to both history and equestrian buffs with nods to the Windfields Farms legacy.
Through the beginning of the 2020’s, LEV Senior Living has garnered raves across its communities for its handling of coronavirus, demonstrating its diligence in both safety and care. Staff and administration across LEV communities are also singled out for praise, for their extraordinary commitment, and attention to seniors. Families and prospective residents of Winchester Glen will live in a community with a fulfilling lifestyle, where everyday is lived at full value.
The beautifully contemporary building design here is remarkable for its emphasis on natural lighting. The good life lived by residents here is spurred by onsite spa services, a salon, and full slate of daily activities. You can be as busy or as relaxed as you want to be. Seniors in this area of Oshawa will love the benefits of living in a community with others their own age, many from the area, who share both past experiences and present circumstances. It’s the right place to be.
How Winchester Glen Retirement Community sees itself
After years of working hard and planning for your retirement, you deserve to spend your golden years in a place you feel proud to call home. Winchester Glen offers a variety of suites in different sizes and styles; we can help you find the perfect new home. Now picture yourself at home at Winchester Glen Retirement Community enjoying the privacy of your independent suite with all the amenities and services you expect and deserve at your doorstep. Imagine a place where your neighbours become your friends; where at any time, you can enjoy a laugh over a coffee in the Bistro, indulge in a night of live entertainment, or join in the fun at one of the numerous activities and daily recreational programs Winchester Glen has to offer! But don’t just take our word it, come and experience life at the Glen…it might be just what you need!
Large and comfortable studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites have plenty of room for your treasured belongings. Once you decorate with your own furniture and add your personal touches, your home at Winchester Glen Retirement Community will offer an enjoyable, comfortable, and active lifestyle where you can be as busy or relaxed as you want to be.
After years of working hard and planning for your retirement, you deserve to spend your golden years in a place you feel proud to call home. Winchester Glen offers a variety of suites in different sizes and styles; we can help you find the perfect new home.
Now picture yourself at home at Winchester Glen Retirement Community enjoying the privacy of your independent suite with all the amenities and services you expect and deserve at your doorstep. Imagine a place where your neighbours become your friends; where at any time, you can enjoy a laugh over a coffee in the Bistro, indulge in a night of live entertainment, or join in the fun at one of the numerous activities and daily recreational programs Winchester Glen has to offer! But don’t just take our word it, come and experience life at the Glen…it might be just what you need!
Winchester Glen offers custom pricing tailored to your personal needs, full kitchens and in suite laundry for those who want apartment style accommodations, and flexible meal plans so that you can spend your time doing what you are passionate about.
New residents are introduced to like-minded residents in one-on-one settings and through welcome events. Each department manager will meet you in the to understand your needs, suggest tailored services and make you feel like part of the community. Staff are present 24/7 to make sure that you feel at home!
You don’t have to give up your full kitchen if you don’t want to! Independent suites have a full stove and dishwasher if you still enjoy cooking and entertaining. You are welcome to join us in the Dining Room or Bistro to indulge in a chef prepared meal if you don’t feel like preparing a meal some days!
1) We have exceptional amenity space and common areas. Our bright and beautiful corridors are accessible and roomy.
2) We are close to essentials, grocery store, Costco, restaurants, parks, walking/hiking trails and much more! We are close to major routes so that families out of town can easily pop by to visit you.
3) You can build meaningful friendships with neighbors that share the same or similar interests. Our activity calendar with surely keep you busy with excursions, trips, public speakers and much more.
4) We have a flexible meal option, be part of the plan or cook in your own kitchen!
5) We are located on E.P. Taylor's historic Windfield Farms. It holds a significant place in the history of horse racing.
What residents and their loved ones say about Winchester Glen Retirement Community in reviews.
Hi, My name is Ann and I am a resident at Winchester Glen Retirement Community, I would like to share my experience on Retirement living with you from one Senior to another.
“Retirement”– it’s an easy word to say and spell but when “Home” is added to it then it becomes something totally different.
Retirement Home! ME ?! NEVER !!!
I refused to even think about it. My husband and I had lived our entire lives in our home on a nice piece of property where we had our garden, patio, big back yard, wildlife and more. Contemplating moving after his passing was something I just brushed away.
Leaving my memories, my independence, and MY home – No thanks! No Retirement Home for me! I was going to keep what I had.
Then Covid hit, while I was having some health issues. My kids wanted me to consider looking at Winchester Glen. I looked (not too hard at first) then as time went on and I went back to look more, it didn’t seem that bad. I took the plunge and moved in May.
It’s coming up to 5 months and I cannot tell you how it has changed my life for the better. This is a beautiful new home with a wide variety of modern suites, phenomenal staff, great activities and the food is exceptional!
I have been fortunate enough to meet quite a few seniors while they are taking tours of my home and I would like to point out some common questions/concerns that usually arise:
1) Is it an old age home? Well, it is for seniors, but I can assure you that we are active and enjoying life here! We have a theatre where we gather to watch sporting events and movies. There is a pub located on the 2nd floor where we enjoy cocktails while listening to live entertainment, common lounge where we play cards, shoot a game of pool, work on a jigsaw puzzle, go to our fitness room, hobby room, outdoor patio or just sit and chat.
2) How difficult was the transition? Any change is hard and as we age, change is harder. Some of us are making the change without our spouse, some are relocating from a different part of the province to be closer to their family and some are moving for health and safety reasons. The decision to move was hard… but once it was made, I found everything else quite easy! I settled in quickly and feel very at home here. And Hey! I have 5 kids, so the actual move was conducted with free child labour… available for rent if needed.
3) Is it affordable? For me personally it’s comparable to having my home. Here, all utilities are included, phone, cable, internet, and an emergency pendant. There are no maintenance fees, no utility fees, no property taxes - one bill, no stress!
4) The area seems quite busy. Most of Durham Region is growing and yes, it is a densely populated area, however, I am happy with the closeness of everything I would need. ie. Costco, banks, restaurants, grocery stores, pet food, pharmacy and more!
These are all a short 2–3 minute drive away. Let’s face it, most retirement homes are built in areas like this that cater to the needs of Seniors, so they don’t need to be driving on the busy roads for long.
5) How was it making new friends? I have been very fortunate to meet some wonderful new friends that had the same fear and concerns that I had. Everyone is very kind and caring and you feel like they have been your friends and neighbours for years.
For anyone considering Retirement Living, I can honestly say this transition has improved my quality of life and I wish I had moved sooner. Come for a tour here at Winchester, you may be pleasantly surprised!
You can even ask for me by name!
|1-bed||635 - 840||$3,800 - $4,300 (Rent)||+$250 per month||
|2-bed||969 - 1152||$4,400 - $4,800 (Rent)||+$250 per month||
|Studio||366 - 463||$3,700 - $3,900 (Rent)||+$600 per month||
|1-bed||549 - 807||$4,100 - $4,700 (Rent)||+$600 per month||
|2-bed||786 - 899||$4,700 - $4,900 (Rent)||+$600 per month||
When you live at Winchester Glen, you can enjoy gourmet meals every single day without ever having to worry about grocery shopping, cooking, and washing dishes. Our chef-prepared meals are made with the freshest ingredients and served by courteous staff in our elegant dining room. Every meal will be well-balanced and as delicious as it is nutritious. Our dining team will prepare varied entrees, hearty soups, a variety of fresh salads and vegetables. For those with a sweet tooth, our tempting desserts will be hard to resist. Mealtimes are flexible and menu choices will be available at each meal to cater to your tastes. Special diets will be accommodated whenever possible. We offer flexible meal-plan options to suit everyone’s needs. Whether you join us every day, once a week or anytime you need a break from cooking, our friendly dining staff will be ready to look after you when you arrive. Guests are always welcome, and arrangements can be made for family and friends to join anytime. You can even reserve our private dining area for special occasions and family celebrations. Once you invite your family to join, they will be asking when they can come back next. For snacks and lighter meal options, you can visit our Bistro Café at your convenience any time of the day. Do you enjoy cooking? If yes, be sure to choose a suite in Elmcroft South – the Independent Living section of the community. With full kitchens in every suite, you can prepare your own meals at your convenience but still have the option to join us for a meal in the dining whenever you choose.
Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (daytime), Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Tray service in suite (extra fee)
Seating type : Open seating
Special diets : Diabetic, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Vegetarian
Residence Amenities & Services
Programs & Activities
At Winchester Glen, you will have the choice to spend your days however you like. Each day, there will be an array of activities waiting for you, just outside your front door and you will be encouraged to do whatever makes you smile! Staying socially, physically and mentally active as we age is key to a healthy and happy lifestyle. At Winchester Glen, you will have plenty of opportunities to engage in activities with other residents that feed your mind, body & spirit. Our Recreation Manager will soon get to know you and your interests and will keep the recreation calendar full of activities you will be sure to love – both on-site at Winchester Glen and planned excursions to nearby attractions.
For as long as I can remember I have always been passionate about working with seniors and find it very personally rewarding. Some of my previous experience has been in a Therapeutic Recreation Management role in LTC for over 20 years, and most recently as a General Manager in the Retirement sector for the past 6 years. I am very excited to be apart of the new Winchester Glen Community, not only to be able to engage and build relationships with residents, staff, and families, but to be able to welcome residents into this beautiful home with all the amenities it has to offer.
|Medical and other support staff|
|Registered Practical Nurses||8 hrs/day|
|Personal Support Workers||24 hrs/day|
|Health & Wellness Team||visiting 5x/week|
|Massage Therapist||on call|
|Geriatric Pharmacist||visiting 1x/week|
|Mobility Specialist||on call|
|Foot care specialist||visiting 2x/month|
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Care options available:
Our central location means you will have easy access to the many of the attractions Oshawa has to offer. For instance, you may wish to visit historic sites such as the Parkwood Estate, engage with art & culture at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery or enjoy a variety of other attractions including the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens. For those who like to shop, Oshawa Centre is the largest retail mall in the region and will be just a short drive from Winchester Glen. We also have a new plaza within a short walking distance directly north of the Community ! It too offers a wide variety of stores to choose from.
Winchester Glen Retirement is located at 2501 Thoroughbred Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1L 0P8.
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