4 retirement residence myths, debunked

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Misconceptions about what a retirement residence really is and what life looks like living in one still exist. Some people may assume retirement communities are just for seniors who require care support, while others may assume that choosing to live in one may result in a loss of independence and freedom.

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Chartwell Deerview Crossing hosts Canada 150 butterfly release

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“We decided to host a butterfly release ceremony for the St. Therese Lisieux kindergarten class,” explains Ann Swaby, Lifestyle & Program Manager at Chartwell Deerview Crossing. “At the thought of having so many generations under one roof celebrating the beauty of life, we knew it was the perfect way to gear up for Canada 150.”

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Canadian communities support healthy aging by becoming more age-friendly

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More than 900 cities and smaller communities across Canada have taken action to become more age-friendly since the World Health Organization launched its Global Age-Friendly Cities Project. Key features of age-friendly communities include safe, affordable housing and public transportation, opportunities for seniors to be socially active, and health and community support services. Long term care systems that provide quality care and support are also essential.

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Residence Spotlight: Chartwell Parkway

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A quaint, boutique-style seniors’ community situated in friendly Pickering, Ontario, Chartwell Parkway Retirement Residence is tucked in a quiet neighbourhood that’s minutes away from the city’s vibrant and growing city centre, which boasts a number of local amenities—from shopping plazas and restaurants to public transit. Well known in the Durham Region for its strong community reputation and homey atmosphere, Chartwell Parkway offers its residents a rewarding and engaging lifestyle, where individual needs are adapted and met by a team of dedicated and caring staff.

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#MomentsThatMatter – Father of the Bride

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Staff at Chartwell Duke of Devonshire in Ottawa were pleased to welcome Mr. Abdul Khanani to their elegant retirement community for a short stay back in September. After settling in, they learned that Abdul had decided to book his short stay visit because he thought it would be best to reside in an environment where his daily needs could be met with comfort, flexibility and top-notch customer service while his wife and family were away in Europe. For health reasons, he was unable to travel with them—and even more heart-wrenching, unable to attend his daughter’s wedding abroad.

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