Chartwell Retirement Residences and the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators announce exclusive partnership


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Chartwell Retirement Residences and the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators 

announce exclusive partnership

November 1, 2016 [Ottawa, Ontario] –  As part of our ongoing commitment to Making People’s Lives BETTER, Chartwell’s 27 retirement residences in the Ottawa and Gatineau regions have announced an exclusive partnership with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club. Together, both organizations officially kick off their partnership at the 13th annual Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night on November 1st, during which a number of Veterans from Chartwell retirement homes, along with their guests, are invited to the National Hockey League’s first age-friendly suite, the “Chartwell Suite” at Canadian Tire Centre.

‘’We are proud to see our partnership with the Ottawa Senators come together,’’ says Maxime Camerlain, Vice President Marketing, Chartwell. “This initiative solidifies our strong involvement in the city of Ottawa as well as reflects the passions and interests of many of our Ottawa residents and employees who cheer with pride for their home team. Furthermore, it also reinforces our commitment to providing opportunities for our residents to remain socially active in their communities so they can enjoy happier, healthier and more engaging lifestyles, ’’ adds Mr. Camerlain.

‘’Watch Parties,’’ which include a meet and greet with Ottawa Senators’ alumni  and an opportunity to watch a hockey game together, will also take place in local Chartwell residences bringing the Sens closer to home for Chartwell residents, their families and their friends. Chartwell employees will also enjoy some exciting perks, including ice time at the various Sensplex facilities in the greater Ottawa region.

“As the Senators brand has grown over the last 25 years, it has really exposed us to different groups of fans that love our team and the experience of being at Canadian Tire Centre. This relationship with Chartwell is a great example of this,” said Senators president Cyril Leeder. “Our fan experience improves and changes each and every year and I believe this is a perfect illustration of the diverse offerings that our group can work to provide for our partners. Chartwell residents will be able to enjoy Senators hockey from their own personalized suite while employees will also have the opportunity to realize health and wellness benefits from the time at the Sensplex ice pads.”

The collaboration between Chartwell and the Ottawa Senators has also led to the creation of Canadian Tire Centre’s newly-designed, age-friendly suite, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the NHL. Additionally, Chartwell will be sponsoring the Ottawa Senators’ Goodwill Ambassadors Program which is a group of dedicated volunteers who assist and aid during all Senators’ home games.


In the upcoming months, more events will be organized by Chartwell and the Ottawa Senators. Hockey fans are invited to visit to contact their closest Ottawa Chartwell home and find out more information.



For more information, please contact:

Patricia Lemoine, Communications Manager, Chartwell, Retirement Residences / tel.: 514.871.2536 / cell. : 438.989.1534


About Chartwell Retirement Residences:

Chartwell is the largest owner and operator of seniors housing communities across the country, from independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care. Chartwell is committed to its vision of Making People’s Lives BETTER and to providing a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life experience for seniors.


About the Ottawa Senators:

One of seven NHL franchises based in Canada, the Ottawa Senators returned to the league in 1992 following a 58-year absence. Ottawa won 11 Stanley Cups during its original reign from 1903 to 1934. The modern-day Senators have captured four titles in the Northeast Division and a Presidents’ Trophy in 2002-03. Since 1992, the Senators together with its foundation, alumni, partners and fans have now contributed more than $100 million to community initiatives in the National Capital Region. For more information, visit