Chartwell senior residents socializing

Experiences at Chartwell

If you choose to move to a Chartwell retirement residence, we know you aren’t just looking for a comfortable suite or services that attend to your unique wellness needs; you’re looking for an overall living experience that empowers you to enjoy the next chapter of your retirement, your way.

That’s because you’ve worked hard all your life to earn your retirement years, whether in your career, supporting a family, or maintaining your home. We believe you deserve to use your time and energy on the people, places, and passions that fulfil you—which is why we feel privileged when people choose Chartwell for their new chapter. That way, we get to support your goals and provide the lifestyle that lays the foundations for you to pursue them.

Beyond providing that just-right amount of support you’re looking for to achieve peace of mind, we also aim to elevate your senior living experience through our dining and life enrichment programming. Through the Chartwell experience, we’re keen to spark moments of conversation, laughter, relaxation, excitement, surprise, and anticipation, and aim to do that by delivering memorable dining and activity experiences that leave you feeling very satisfied.

Why? Because a Chartwell retirement residence isn’t just a home—it’s a home with benefits.

Life Enrichment at Chartwell

One of the primary ways our staff craft a living atmosphere that feels vibrant, energetic, and full of possibility is through our life enrichment experiences. We want you or a loved one to lead an engaging lifestyle where social and recreational activities like fitness classes, hobby clubs, live entertainment, wellness workshops, and artistic pursuits are available on your very doorstep—no travel required! Our Life Enrichment Managers plan new outings, routine get-togethers, and holiday celebrations each month, yet there are always ways to casually connect with fellow residents and staff too, should you want company. The best part? Everything is optional, so you have the freedom to decide what appeals to you and what doesn’t, joining only what brings you personal fulfilment.

Don’t be surprised to find if you move into a Chartwell retirement home, you’re suddenly busier than you can remember being in a while: working your creative muscles in a Sip ‘n’ Paint night, out getting fresh air with the walking club, claiming all the chips during a poker tournament, cheering during the big game with a bag of popcorn, or finding your zen in a chair yoga session. Here, each day is yours for the making.

Learn more about our signature LiveNow programs and recreational activities. Learn more about our signature LiveNow programs and recreational activities.
Chartwell senior resident playing Bingo

Dining Experience at Chartwell

If you asked our residents what their favourite thing to do at their Chartwell retirement community is, many would say it would be sitting down in our dining room to a delicious meal, served hot by our food service staff. And who could blame them? Many of us count some of our happiest memories as being gathered around a meal with friends and family, sharing stories and savouring our favourite foods, desserts, and drinks.

Good food and great service are the keystones of our dining experience at Chartwell, as are the social, effervescent dining rooms where we host you and your family for time well spent together. We seek to enhance your dining experience by serving you fresh, seasonal fare, well-prepared and plated, and served with a smile. You can expect to see appetizing daily features—including entrées, soups, salads, and desserts—all made from scratch in-house, as well as a variety of popular homestyle favourites on our à la carte menus if you’d like to enjoy something different that day. You’ll never see the same dish repeated in a four-week period, and our menus uniquely change per season too.

Explore our tasty menu choices and what makes Chartwell’s dining experience special. Explore our tasty menu choices and what makes Chartwell’s dining experience special.
Chartwell dinning staff serving meal to the senior couple in the dinning room

How our staff make the difference

It’s dedicated and friendly staff in our retirement residences across the country who make the Chartwell experience come alive for our residents and their families. We strive to make your experience an exceptional one, where staff greet you by name and come to know you well so they can anticipate your needs. That doesn’t just extend to the meals we serve and the activities we offer, but every aspect of daily life in our retirement communities.
  • Chartwell Care staff helping senior resident walking
  • Chartwell Care staff making bed for the senior
  • Chartwell Care staff with senior

Hear about the Chartwell experience from our residents and their families:

All the staff- front desk greeters, nurses, PSWs, the chef, all the admin staff - have demonstrated true compassion mixed with humour to make it a very warm residence. Our family definitely appreciates this fabulous living opportunity for our month,