Senior residents applauding after a piano performance by a resident.

Activities & Amenities at Chartwell Whispering Pines in Barrie

Our residents are active, friendly, and welcoming. The best way to get to know your neighbours is through our busy schedule of activities, designed to be fun, informative, and engaging.

  • Senior resident enjoying the game of billiards in the activity room
  • Senior resident exercising on chair with the instructor
  • Senior couple admiring the painting they created.

Participate in our engaging activities

Our residents are extremely community-minded, and many of our activities focus on different volunteer opportunities with local charities like the SPCA. If you’re looking to stay fit, we’d love you to join us for our group exercise classes and evening strolls or take advantage of our fitness room fully outfitted with treadmills and stationary recumbent bikes.

You can roll up your sleeves and help tend to our raised flower beds with your fellow gardeners. Trivia buff? Horse racing enthusiast? Card shark? Sports fan? We’ve got you covered!

Meet with your fellow knitters to chat as you stitch or learn an entirely new craft from your fellow residents and skilled instructors. Or perhaps watch your favourite movies in our gorgeous theatre room, filled with comfortable seating, a popcorn machine, and a large projection screen. We have many local entertainers regularly dropping by to perform for us, and we love celebrating holidays and events. We offer in-house church services and spiritual groups, as well. Plus, you can join us for local shopping and excursions as we take day trips to visit local farms, museums, green spaces, and other attractions.

Senior ladies dressed up in Caribbean theme and enjoying drinks

Explore our variety of on-site amenities

Our grounds feature beautifully landscaped paths perfect for a stroll, raised flower beds that attract our resident green thumbs, and plenty of outdoor seating. Our fitness room contains everything you need to keep fit, with our staff leading fun and accessible exercise classes.

In our gathering areas, you can grab a drink at the bar and play a game of pool or find a comfy spot by the fire to settle down with a good book found in our library. Bring a puzzle or invite a neighbour to play Scrabble games—both are great paired with freshly baked snacks and a selection of teas from the bistro. If you feel like cooking, you are welcome to use our country kitchen to make a meal or bake up something special for a birthday!

tipped over bucket of popcorn

If you want to experience what it’s like to live in our retirement residence, there’s no better way than joining us for an activity or outing. It would be our pleasure to host you for an activity that appeals to your interests or have our Lifestyle & Programs Manager walk you through a sample of a senior living monthly activity calendar!

Discover what Chartwell’s lifestyle is all about

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See our life enrichment experiences in action

What does the life enrichment experience at Chartwell look and feel like? What activities, social events and programs can you expect if you or a loved one move in? We answer those questions and more in our video series, where you’ll hear from Chartwell experts about our retirement residence programming, daily activities, social experiences, outings and so much more. You’ll also see real Chartwell residents and staff as they participate in some of the goings-on in our retirement communities!