I’ve been researching retirement residence options, and I don’t understand what the difference is between some of the levels offered. How do I know which level will meet my needs?
Getting the right amount of physical activity is important for your health and well-being no matter your age. It can reduce stress, provide strength for the heart and lungs, increase energy levels and improve your overall outlook on life, according to Health Canada. As a senior, it’s important to get the right amount of physical activity so you lead the positive, healthy and independent lifestyle you desire during your retirement years.
In early 2015, Audrey retired after 18 years spent as an executive member and the director of seven musical productions with Dundalk Little Theatre; however, she hasn’t slowed down her musical pursuits since moving into Chartwell Montgomery Village one year ago. Together with Cecil Rowe, another resident with a passion for singing, she has formed the retirement community’s first ever Glee Club. “The purpose of the club is to give everyone an opportunity to sing along, regardless of talent, and just come and have fun,” she says. “We’re now incorporating instruments into the sessions as well.”
Chartwell Retirement Residences is hosting a National Spring Open House on Sunday, April 24th from 1-4 p.m. at all of its retirement communities across Canada. When you attend their family-friendly event, you’ll have the opportunity to sample delicious food and refreshments and enjoy lively entertainment while you take a look around the residence and explore the benefits of a retirement living lifestyle firsthand.
When asked what the secret to her long life is, Jean shrugs her shoulders, but her daughter, Lynn, is quick to pipe up on her behalf. “I think her secret is that she’s worked hard all of her life and to this day she remains active. That, and she has the best attitude. Mom is so positive and looks for the good in every situation.” Jean admits she does keep busy, especially since she moved into her Chartwell retirement residence. “I don’t have time to be bored here. When I wake up, I have a shower and go down for breakfast. After that I exercise—sometimes I even attend chair yoga—and we play Bingo three times a week.” She also enjoys the home’s many outings, including their “mystery bus tours,” where residents are taken to surprise destinations. “They take us to different parts of the city. In the fall we drive around looking at the coloured leaves, and at Christmas we view all the lights and decorations,” Jean says. “We also celebrate birthdays once a month with big cakes. There always seems to be a party going on.”
Chartwell Retirement Residences (“Chartwell”) (TSX – CSH.UN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the 109-suite Wedgewood Retirement Resort (the “Wedgewood”) in Brockville, Ontario. Located at 15 Market Street East and built in 2007, the Wedgewood is a premier residence in its local market which enjoys a superior downtown location with spectacular water views and is in close proximity to various services, including the local hospital.
If you think a move to a retirement residence is a living option that may benefit you, but have doubts that you can afford the supportive lifestyle, you may be surprised to learn that there are some government programs that can help make your monthly rent more manageable. Here are five federal financial support programs that may help to supplement your monthly rent payments:
Making the transition to a retirement residence may seem like a big step to your loved one at first, but there are plenty of ways you can assist in making their suite feel more comfortable and welcoming. Consider these decorating tips that’ll help your loved one adjust to their new home with ease.
Throughout life, we are introduced to many people, but there may only be a few individuals who will truly go the extra mile to make us feel special. For residents and staff at Chartwell Meadowbrook Retirement Residence, they are lucky enough to have General Manager Jody Lamonthe, who collaborates with his wife to create kind gifts for the community during special occasions.
Carmel and Cathy are like the female version of Abbot and Costello. Their close relationship is marked by clever quips, frequent laughter and plenty of good-natured teasing. In fact, the comedic mother-daughter duo even finish one another’s sentences, though they may not realize it.