Residence Spotlight: Chartwell Parkway

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.

Dining at Chartwell Parkway

A well cooked filet of Mignon served with asparagusFrom the Food Service Manager to kitchen staff to dining room servers, Chartwell Parkway understands how important the dining experience is to their residents, and how enjoying a tasty and nutritious meal helps them feel at home.

As one of the most critical elements in a Chartwell kitchen is fresh ingredients, Chartwell Parkway’s Food Service team collaborates with local providers to ensure every homemade meal at the residence is fresh, flavourful and delicious. In fact, they change up their meal selections daily, with kitchen staff infusing meals with healthy ingredients—though never at the sacrifice of hearty, delicious food.

“Meals are one of the most important features of retirement living,” enthuses Food Service Manager Debbie Holder from Chartwell Parkway. “Just like the kitchen is the heart of your home, we believe that our kitchen produces not only great food, but reflects our commitment to residents themselves.”

Active Living at Chartwell Parkway

Residents at Chartwell Parkway take full advantage of all the amenities and green space in their local community, including running errands or dining along Brock Road, walks in Village East Park or Diana Princess of Wales Park, and waterfront shopping and picnics in Nautical Village, a short drive away.

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Chartwell Parkway features a serene outdoor patio backing onto a tree-lined neighbourhood.

Inside the retirement community, residents also have access to numerous activities, events and outings, many of which take place in their on-site amenities. Seniors may find themselves discovering new interests—or rediscovering forgotten pastimes—during Rhythm ‘n’ Moves exercise classes, pet therapy visits, charitable initiatives or regular outings in the community. Some of Chartwell Parkway’s modern amenities include a fitness facility, movie theatre, bistro, garden and two lounges per floor—all places where residents can connect with friends, pursue a hobby or simply relax.

“We encourage our residents to lead active lives both inside and outside of the residence,” says Roger Dee, Lifestyle & Program Manager. “I plan activities and events that I know will help residents remain physically active and socially engaged, never mind having a great time among friends.”

Support & Wellness Services at Chartwell Parkway

Offering a selection of suite layouts—including bright studio and one-bedroom suites—Chartwell Parkway is designed for seniors who want to maintain their active, independent lifestyle, but have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that extra support is always available. That support comes in the form of independent and independent supportive living service options. Combining socialization and a sense of security under one roof—not to mention the availability of meals, housekeeping and other general services—seniors have the option of adding wellness services like assistance with activities of daily living or medication administration to their packages. With the goal of maintaining independence and improving quality of life, many residents appreciate the opportunity to add services as their needs change, with the flexibility to remove them, too.

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Chartwell Parkway residents enjoy a cup of tea together in the home’s bistro.

Delicious dining, engaging activities and the freedom to age in place with the support needed to feel secure and comfortable, Chartwell Parkway is the choice of many Pickering seniors. Staff is not only dedicated to Making Lives BETTER, but helping their residents to lead happier, healthier and more fulfilled retirements.