Care and living options offered by Chartwell Retirement Residences

Enjoy each and every stage of retirement at Chartwell Retirement Residences.

Senior living communities offer a wide-range of care and living options for seniors interested in downsizing or receiving more support with daily living activities such as meal preparation or personal care. From independent living apartments to long term care homes, the variety of housing options and care levels available allow retirement communities to cater to the specific and unique needs of seniors. Here’s a short breakdown of the care and living options offered by Chartwell retirement and long term care residences.

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3 important questions to ask while on a tour of a retirement residence

Chartwell Retirement Residences provide multiple care options and amenities to make our residents comfortable.

Whether you are searching for the right retirement residence for a loved one, or are looking for a new home for yourself, taking a tour of a seniors’ community is paramount  to helping you make an informed decision. Besides touring the suites available, you should also consider looking at some of the residence’s amenity and outdoor space, where entertainment and activities take place, as well as common areas like the dining room. There can be a lot to see and learn, so here are a few quality questions to ask on your tour to help you assess whether the home meets your needs.

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Tips for settling into a new senior living community

Be patient and positive; settling into a senior living community will come with ease.

Moving into a senior living community can offer many new opportunities for socialization and involvement in activities that may not have been present at your previous living arrangement—never mind convenient services like delicious dining, housekeeping and care support. If you’re interested in having easier access to recreational activities like card tournaments, exercise programs or painting classes, or if you’d like to regularly socialize with people closer to your age, a retirement residence may be your best option. Once you’ve made the decision to move into a retirement home, have no fear; settling into a senior community can be a fun and stress-free experience. Here are some tips for getting comfortable in a retirement residence.

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Chartwell announces development of a new residence in Vaudreuil-Dorion

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November 19, 2015 [Montreal, Quebec] – Chartwell résidences pour retraités, Canada’s largest owner and operator of retirement residences in Canada, is excited to announce, in partnership with EMD-Batimo Inc., that it will be growing its presence in Quebec to include a new independent living retirement residence in the thriving community of Vaudreuil-Dorion. The new site represents an investment of $65 million dollars with construction expected to employ 150 people. Permanently, approximately 45 jobs will be created once the residence is fully operational.

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Tips for finding the right retirement residence

Help your loved one make their final decision during your search

If you’ve had the discussion with your loved one about moving to a retirement residence and they’ve made their decision, it’s time to start planning next steps. To make sure they find the best senior living community suited to their needs and preferences, it’s important to do extensive research on your options. Whether the arrangement is for someone seeking an independent living environment, or for a senior who requires more assistance with activities of daily living, the search may take some time. Here are some tips for finding the best retirement residence to fit your loved one’s needs.

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Study shows video games benefit seniors

Seniors who play videogames will have increased social interaction.

When you think about video games, you probably associate them with younger kids who use them as a hobby or way to occupy themselves after a day at school. Not anymore, according to a new research project by Simon Fraser University. This research focuses on the benefits digital games can have for seniors. David Kaufman, PhD and Education Professor at SFU, led the study to test the games’ effect on cognition and feelings of isolation and depression in seniors.

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Customer Service Spotlight: Leigh Costello, Sales Consultant


As a Sales Consultant, my job is to educate seniors and their families on their retirement living options, as well as help guide them through the move-in process. A typical day in my role entails meeting with individuals who are interested in moving in or are inquiring on behalf of a loved one. I have to truly understand a person’s situation in order to help them arrive at a living solution that meets their needs and preferences.

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