Enjoy your retirement years to the fullest in historic downtown Bowmanville. 

Located in quaint, historic downtown Bowmanville, Chartwell Bowmanville Creek is a modern retirement residence offering independent living and assisted living lifestyles that allow you to comfortably age in place. Founded on a high standard of care and a desire to make a difference in your life, we are well known for our quality services and superb amenities. We are also pet friendly! 

Welcome to beautiful Bowmanville 

Centrally located just off Bowmanville's historic downtown, our desirable location is within close walking and driving distance of many convenient amenities and services: retail shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, banks, liquor stores, coffee shops, places of worship, and Lakeridge Health Hospital. We are also one block south of historic downtown Bowmanville, with its interesting mix of specialty stores, eateries, and attractions. If you are looking for outdoor pursuits, we are within walking distance of Rotary Park, where you can enjoy summer concerts and access walking trails along Bowmanville Creek. 

All-inclusive retirement living 

At Chartwell Bowmanville Creek, you can rest easy knowing that you live in a safe, worry-free setting where services and care adapt to your unique needs. In addition to delicious dining, weekly housekeeping and linen service, flexible care services and transportation to appointments, we provide a range of engaging recreational experiences designed to keep you engaged, active and entertained.  

In addition, you can choose from a selection of well-appointed suites that come in large and bright studios to two-bedroom suites, all featuring kitchenettes. We invite you to enjoy our variety of modern on-site amenities, including a heated indoor pool, fully equipped fitness centre, movie theatre, hair salon, a lovely bistro where coffee, tea and snacks are served, and much more. Whatever your interests, you choose how each day is based on how you want to live in your retirement years. 

More than anything else, it's our caring and professional staff who make our home a wonderful place to live, as they're committed to providing high-quality, personalized service that caters to your unique lifestyle. 

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Flexible care and support

To ensure personalized support, our Care Assist program—an offering of à la carte wellness services and all-inclusive care packages—further provides you with the flexibility to add or remove services. This empowers you to create a customized care plan that meets your unique needs, preferences, and abilities so you can feel your best each day. 

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The dining experience

Every day, residents at Chartwell Bowmanville Creek look forward to a delicious, nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, freshly prepared by our in-house food services team and served in our contemporary, light-filled dining room overlooking our patio. Our daily meal service is part of our worry-free independent living lifestyle, where you have the time and energy to explore a new chapter in your life. With both a main and private dining room, pub, bistro, and demonstration kitchen, our residence delivers a wealth of satisfying choices for not only enjoying good food and drink, but good company too. 

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Take a closer look at the lifestyle at Chartwell Bowmanville Creek. 

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Activities and amenities

Chartwell Bowmanville Creek is a vibrant, lively place to call home, where residents and staff live and work to create a true community. They come together through the many optional activities and experiences we have on offer, and in our amenity spaces, such as our pub, movie theatre, putting green, and fitness studio. Join us for a ‘News, Views and Coffee’ chat, or drop into our chess or puzzlers groups. Keep fit at Tai chi, or de-stress with a meditation class. You’ll find opportunities to learn, laugh, listen, and create, as well as socialize in our Happy Hours, at our pub nights, and outings to shopping malls, picnics, and whatever is happening around beautiful Bowmanville. You’ll also find us relaxing in our heated indoor pool, practicing on our indoor putting green, or simply relaxing in your private suite—whatever you decide, every day is a new day with new possibilities.  

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A selection of inviting suites

PROMO starting from $3,803/month

Whether you or your loved one chooses one of our independent living suites or our dedicated assisted living neighbourhood, we are confident we have a suite configuration to suit your unique needs, preferences, and budget. All of our suites are bright, spacious, and modern, with a wide range of  studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den, and two-bedroom suites in our independent living lifestyle, and studios in our assisted living neighbourhood. 

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Senior living in Bowmanville   

Chartwell Bowmanville Creek is perfectly located on the edge of Bowmanville’s historic and vibrant downtown neighbourhood. Surrounded by beautiful older homes, mature trees, and steps away from the banks of its namesake creek, as well as beautiful Rotary Park, our residence is within walking distance or a quick drive to almost every kind of amenity you could need and want. Stroll north one block and you are downtown, with a wonderful choice of coffee shops, eateries, shops, services, library, and the farmer’s market. Bowmanville Mall is minutes away with a Metro and Shopper’s Drug Mart. The Bowmanville Health Centre clinic and Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Hospital are also under 10 minutes away. Bowmanville is also 10 minutes away from the 400 series highways, including the 401, 418, and 407, and Toronto is reachable in under an hour.   

Things to do in Bowmanville   

Whether you’re looking for boutique shopping, historic charm, park festivals or forest trails, you’ll find it all in pretty Bowmanville. Attend a free summer concert at Rotary Park: bring a picnic and enjoy weekly performances from mid-June through to September. See a fish ladder: right behind Rotary Park, find the trail that leads to the Bowmanville Dam, where you can see fish swimming upstream to spawn in the spring and fall. Sip some cider: Archibald’s Orchard & Estate Winery is a family farm, offering fruit wine and cider tastings. Catch a sunset over Lake Ontario: the views from Port Darlington’s Beach in Darlington Provincial Park are stunning, and it’s also a spot to see Monarch butterflies migrating in late summer. Watch cars go very fast: if you are a fan of Formula One racing, keep an eye on the schedule at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Have fun at the fair: the Orono Fair is a classic September fall fair with agricultural exhibits, food, and music. Take in a fascinating slice of history: Bowmanville is home to Camp 30, a prisoner of war camp for German officers in WWII, and the self-guided tour is a must-do. Learn more about the past: Tyrone Mills is a restored flour mill, bakery, general store, and definitely worth a visit for its apple cider donuts! 

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Shopping for retirement homes?

There are many important factors to consider when trying to find the best retirement community for yourself or a loved one. Practical considerations like location, cost and the right support or care services for your unique needs, emotional considerations like how the residence made you feel and your interactions with staff, and so much more. Read our helpful guide today for questions to ask during a tour, topics to discuss with family, and how to make a decision you can feel confident in..

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