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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Attend Chartwell’s National “Fall Fest” Open House on September 18!

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If you feel your loved one could benefit from living in a retirement residence, there’s no better way to explore the option than to schedule an in-person visit at a local retirement home. Doing so will not only provide you or your loved one with insight regarding what it’s really like to live in a seniors’ community, but also help you to determine if a retirement living lifestyle is a good fit for your needs. That’s why Chartwell Retirement Residences is hosting a National “Fall Fest” Open House on Sunday, September 18 from 1-4 p.m. at all of our retirement communities across Canada.

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