Chartwell McConnell

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Bilingual retirement community in Cornwall offering the social and supportive lifestyle you deserve. 

Chartwell McConnell is a welcoming bilingual residence set on beautifully landscaped grounds in central Cornwall. As a continuum of care retirement community, we offer a wide range of lifestyle and service options under one roof, including independent living in our retirement home, as well as seniors’ apartments in our adjacent building. That means you will have the confidence and flexibility to age in place, as you’ll have access to personalized care services you may need now or in the future that can comfortably accommodate you without the need for a move. 

The supportive retirement you desire

Residents who choose the lifestyle in our main retirement residence truly enjoy the best that retirement living has to offer. You’ll not only benefit from delicious and nutritious dining, housekeeping, and social experiences, but can also take advantage of a complement of care services that can help you feel your best each day. You’ll come to love our experienced and friendly team of staff, who are here to support your health, happiness, and peace of mind. 

We offer bright and spacious studio and one-bedroom suites for you to choose from, many featuring kitchenettes. That’s where you can relax and unwind after a fulfilling day of socializing with friends, visiting with family, or perhaps participating in a fitness class or hobby group. At the end of the day, the choice is yours! 

Meanwhile, if you choose to call one of our seniors’ apartments home, you can lead the independent, flexible, and worry-free lifestyle you deserve, where you have access to all the activities and amenities at the retirement residence, yet only opt into services you feel you need at your stage of life. 

Expand your social circle

The energy and warmth that define the atmosphere at Chartwell McConnell is palpable as soon as you walk through our doors. We may be a large, open-concept home, but our community of residents and staff feels intimate. Don’t be surprised to find residents gathered around the piano, dancing or enjoying a performance; getting some fresh air or maintaining their garden plots in our lush outdoor space; or simply laughing together over a cup of coffee and a card game. 

Patio with tables and parasols at Chartwell McConnell / Patio avec tables et parasols chez Chartwell McConnell
Overview of a living room at Chartwell McConnell / Vue d'ensemble d'un salon chez Chartwell McConnell
In suite kitchen and dining area at Chartwell McConnell / Cuisine et salle à manger de la suite Chartwell McConnell
Overview of a bedroom at Chartwell McConnell / Aperçu d'une chambre à Chartwell McConnell
Overview of a dining room at Chartwell McConnell / Vue d'ensemble d'une salle à manger chez Chartwell McConnell
Sitting area at bistro with a door to a terrace at Chartwell McConnell / Coin salon du bistro avec une porte donnant sur une terrasse Chartwell McConnell
Chapel at Chartwell McConnell / Chapelle de Chartwell McConnell
Billard at Chartwell McConnell / Billard à Chartwell McConnell
Theater room at Chartwell McConnell / Salle de théâtre chez Chartwell McConnell
Garden at Chartwell McConnell / Jardin de Chartwell McConnell
Drone view of Chartwell McConnell / Vue de Chartwell McConnell par drone
  • Overview of a living room at Chartwell McConnell / Vue d'ensemble d'un salon chez Chartwell McConnell
  • In suite kitchen and dining area at Chartwell McConnell / Cuisine et salle à manger de la suite Chartwell McConnell
  • Overview of a bedroom at Chartwell McConnell / Aperçu d'une chambre à Chartwell McConnell
  • Overview of a dining room at Chartwell McConnell / Vue d'ensemble d'une salle à manger chez Chartwell McConnell
  • Sitting area at bistro with a door to a terrace at Chartwell McConnell / Coin salon du bistro avec une porte donnant sur une terrasse Chartwell McConnell
  • Chapel at Chartwell McConnell / Chapelle de Chartwell McConnell
  • Billard at Chartwell McConnell / Billard à Chartwell McConnell
  • Theater room at Chartwell McConnell / Salle de théâtre chez Chartwell McConnell
  • Garden at Chartwell McConnell / Jardin de Chartwell McConnell
  • Drone view of Chartwell McConnell / Vue de Chartwell McConnell par drone

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

At Chartwell McConnell, we understand that one of the most important elements of enjoyable, worry-free retirement living is choice and flexibility—especially when it comes to meals. You’ll find that our varied and diverse menus feature meals with delicious, wholesome ingredients, carefully prepared, presented, and served. Enjoy your meal in our warm and friendly dining room, or host family and friends in our private dining space—the choice is yours! 

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Carrot soup in a bowl with carrot, crouton and basil garnish

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Activities and amenities

Are you ready for an active, fulfilling retirement lifestyle, on your terms, and at your pace? At Chartwell McConnell, your day could begin with yoga, move on to a visit from a cuddly four-legged friend, then be followed by an afternoon lecture by a local cultural expert, and topped off by a fun evening of live entertainment. Or you could catch a classic film with friends in the movie theatre, or simply spend some quiet time walking in our peaceful gardens. There are ample opportunities to socialize and pursue the activities you want to do with like-minded residents, and staff who are passionate about making every day the best it can be for you. 

  • Chartwell Residence Ladies enjoying cup of Coffee in dinning room
  • Chartwell Residents enjoying the game of Billiards
  • Senior ladies chatting and enjoying painting

A selection of inviting suites

Starting from $2,145/month

In one unique retirement community, Chartwell McConnell offers a continuum of care to suit your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. Choose our seniors’ apartment building with spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments, or our main residence’s bright studios and one-bedroom suites with flexible services.

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Retirement living in Cornwall    

Tucked into a quiet and leafy residential neighbourhood, but only a few minutes’ walk or drive to downtown Cornwall, the Seaway Bridge border crossing, and quickly accessible to Highway 401, Chartwell McConnell is also close to convenient shopping at the East Court Mall. Residents enjoy coffee and dining out at nearby restaurants, and love the green space at Kinsmen Park and the picturesque waterfront park and trail. They also appreciate knowing the hospital and lab facilities are just minutes down the road.  

Things to do in Cornwall   

Very soon seniors will make up almost one-third of Cornwall’s population, and the city is part of Ontario’s Senior-Friendly Community initiative, making it a hub for many services, amenities and activities designed for older adults. 

Cornwall’s unique location on the St. Lawrence Seaway, at the convergence of the Ontario, Quebec, and New York State borders, makes it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, arts and culture lovers, and day trippers. The Waterfront Trail and Lamoureaux Park (with its summer bandshell and Arts in the Park events), are favourites of Chartwell McConnell residents, and attract walkers, cyclists, fishers, and birders. Seniors also enjoy the city’s pickleball courts, the Cornwall Curling Centre, and a busy aquatic facility.

Its mix of English and French speakers gives Cornwall a vibrant local food and drink scene, boasting several craft breweries and wineries. There is no shortage of popular chain restaurants, as well as big box retailers. Shoppers also appreciate the variety of downtown boutiques for gifts, vintage items, and unique fashions.   

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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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Senior couple in the background holding tiny home in the foreground