Italian Retirement Living at Chartwell Valley Vista

For seniors looking for an independent lifestyle without the responsibility of maintaining a home that requires regular cleaning, yard work, and even snow removal, there are many benefits to choosing retirement living. Aligning with the evolving standards of today’s seniors, retirement residences are geared toward providing active individuals with a wide range of convenient services that enhance their freedom and independence, including delicious dining, engaging programs and activities, and supportive health and wellness services.

Valley Vista 2In the heart of Vaughan, known for its thriving Italian community in Woodbridge, Maple and surrounding areas, Chartwell Valley Vista Retirement Residence is tucked into a quiet neighbourhood defined by an enclave of family homes and lush parks. Just minutes away from local eateries, shopping malls, Mackenzie Health Hospital and other convenient amenities, the luxurious seniors’ home caters to the Italian community through its traditional cuisine and cultural activities, with several Italian-speaking individuals also on staff.

Traditional Italian Cuisine

Inspired by the values of her maternal grandmother, Chef Antoneitta Marchese has a tremendous amount of respect for the seniors in her life, showcasing her appreciation for residents through her cooking. “We have Italian and Canadian residents here, but they’re both traditional,” she explains. “I want to reflect their tastes and their cooking habits in all the menus I craft.” The dining room at Chartwell Valley Vista is the social hub of the home—a place where residents can unwind with a glass of wine and connect with friends over a plate of pasta or pizza. Chef Antonietta is proud of the family-like atmosphere of the dining room, where she often sits down with residents to gather their opinions and suggestions on future meals. “Spending time with such beautiful people, it reminds me of my own parents and grandparents,” she says. “Making every day a special day for them is important to me. I want to hear them tell their families that they had a good lunch or dinner, and most importantly a great day.”

Cultural Programs & Activities

Equally important to residents at Chartwell Valley Vista are the programs, activities and outings offered by the home. With a vegetable garden located at the back of the building where residents grow their own tomatoes and legumes, residents also benefit from a host of Italian-inspired events, including their very own Festa di Primavera, San Giuseppe Day, Italian Heritage Day, Tarantella Social, and their ice cream social, Gelato Soto Le Stelle. Other popular activities include daily Scopa card games and weekly mass and rosary.

Supportive Health & Wellness Services

Though many seniors who move into Chartwell Valley Vista do not necessarily require care services in the beginning, it gives them and their families peace of mind knowing that support is available as their needs change. Besides convenient household services like housekeeping and laundry, residents can also benefit from a variety of health and wellness services, including medication monitoring, assistance with daily living activities, and staff on-site 24 hour a day.

Chartwell Valley Vista offers a warm, traditional environment where Italian seniors can enjoy all aspects of the culture they cherish, while also having their support needs attended to. Experience our unique atmosphere, cuisine and activities that celebrate Italian culture for yourself. Call today at 289-963-9974 to book your personal visit and complimentary meal.