Convenient services and friendly staff empower you to craft the active and vibrant retirement you desire.
Chartwell Colonel Belcher is a warm, open-concept independent living retirement residence located in the pretty Parkdale neighbourhood of northwest Calgary, just off Memorial Drive. We’re nearby so many convenient local amenities and destinations, including Market Mall, Ed Worthy River Walk Park, the Bow River and the trendy university district. Riverside Club is also across the street and features a pool and virtual golf, while downtown Calgary is an easy ten-minute drive away.
Here, you’ll find a strong sense of friendship and community are woven through the fabric of daily life at our dynamic residence. You’ll benefit from delicious dining options prepared by our award-winning Chef—who loves to serve pub food for big sports games—housekeeping, 24-hour emergency response and a choice of bright and spacious suites featuring 9-ft ceilings and full kitchens or kitchenettes. Care services can also be coordinated via Alberta Health Services or other third-party homecare providers.
An active and vibrant community atmosphere
The atmosphere at Chartwell Colonel Belcher is unlike any other retirement residence in the area—and that’s due to the independent, active, and downright fun individuals who live with us. We are a tight-knit community, thanks to staff and residents having created a warm and friendly culture where everyone looks out for one another and takes pride in their home. Here, you are empowered with the choice and freedom to craft the lifestyle you want, which is why we have so many resident-led activities, including the operation of our pub—“The Mad Trapper”—the organization of our library, dinner parties, speaker series and numerous volunteer opportunities.
Traditional retirement living with modern flare
Our modern and comfortable amenities serve as the backdrop for all the activity. Strike up a friendly competition in the games room overlooking our bright and well-appointed dining room; enjoy some fresh air in our newly landscaped courtyard; put your green thumb to the test in our raised garden plots; partake in Happy Hour in the pub; or join friends for a pint on the patio around the fire pit—it is easy to make new friends with so many pleasing ways to spend your day.
The dining experience
At Chartwell Colonel Belcher, we want you to lead the independent, worry-free lifestyle you deserve in your retirement years. That’s why we offer flexible service offerings designed to make your life better, including delicious and wholesome chef-prepared meal options served by friendly staff in our bright and well-appointed dining room. We also have a private dining room that can be booked for family gatherings, a bistro where you can enjoy a hot beverage and freshly-prepared snacks, and a pub where you can join friends for a pint.
Activities and amenities
Our retirement community is a warm, lively place to call home, not only because of our residents and staff, but the many optional activities we offer. Consider joining us for a fitness class, a game of cards or billiards in our activity room, gardening, live entertainment, or Happy Hour in the pub. You can also go on a fun outing to a nearby restaurant or mall, or swim in the pool or play virtual golf at the Riverside Club. Here, you choose how you spend each day with us, and there’s always something interesting happening if you feel like socializing, pursuing a hobby or adding some variety to your day.
A selection of inviting suites
PROMO starting from $2,314/month
At Chartwell Colonel Belcher, we have a wide range of suite plans for you to explore. These include bright and spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts—featuring 9-foot ceilings and full kitchens or kitchenettes. We also offer outdoor parking, scooter storage and guest room rentals.
Senior living in Calgary
Located in the pretty Parkdale neighbourhood just off Memorial Drive and an easy 10-minute drive from downtown, our retirement residence is close to many convenient local amenities and destinations. These include Market Mall and North Hill Shopping Centre, Ed Worthy River Walk Park, the Bow River, and the trendy, lively university district. Riverside Club across the street offers a swimming pool and virtual golf, and you’re also near Foothills Hospital and Angela’s Cappuccino & Ice Cream for a treat.
Things to do in Calgary
Calgary is the largest city in the Prairie Provinces, situated in the foothills of the spectacular Canadian Rockies and just a 90-minute drive from Banff National Park. It’s a wonderful place to call home not only because of its scenic walking trails and parks along the Bow and Elbow Rivers, but its many cultural attractions, including bucking broncos, calf roping and chuckwagon derbies at the world-famous Calgary Stampede. If you’re moving to a Calgary retirement residence, there are over 5,000 restaurants to choose from, including award-winning locations like Alloy, River Café, and Major Tom. If you love arts and culture, you can take in performances by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Alberta Ballet, Calgary Opera, and numerous theatre companies. Don’t forget unique destinations and events like the Spruce Meadows international horse jumping show, historic Fort Calgary, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Olympic Plaza, the Hangar Flight Museum, Glenbow Museum and Calgary Zoo.
Shopping for retirement homes?
There are many important factors to consider when trying to find the best retirement community for yourself or a loved one. Practical considerations like location, cost and the right support or care services for your unique needs, emotional considerations like how the residence made you feel and your interactions with staff, and so much more. Read our helpful guide today for questions to ask during a tour, topics to discuss with family, and how to make a decision you can feel confident in.