Chartwell Elmira

Welcome to an inviting home combining small-town charm with easy access to local amenities in Elmira.

Chartwell Elmira is an independent living retirement residence tucked into the charming rural town of Elmira, in mid-Western Ontario. You'll find our traditional retirement community feels like a true family home, thanks to our warm, welcoming atmosphere and our tight-knit group of residents and staff who know one another well. We provide an independent living lifestyle that is personalized to your unique needs and preferences, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. Many choose to live with us due to our closeness to family too.

We offer a selection of bright studios with kitchenettes and spacious bathrooms. Chartwell Elmira Long Term Care Residence is also conveniently located next door, making us a wonderful choice for couples with varying care needs.

In the heart of Elmira

Home to the largest population of Mennonites in Canada, Elmira combines the friendliness of a small town with a rich rural history, with enough shopping, dining, and entertainment options to rival large cities. Located on Snyder Avenue, our retirement home is within close walking and driving distance of many convenient amenities and services: retail shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, banks, liquor stores, places of worship and pharmacies. We are also just a 15-minute drive away from the celebrated St. ​​Jacobs Farmers' Market, Canada's largest year-round market featuring farm-fresh foods, crafts, and antiques.

A vibrant community setting

Our small, inviting residence boasts a spacious single-floor bungalow layout designed for easy mobility and socialization. In addition, the living experience of our residents is elevated thanks to our own well-manicured walking paths around the building, where you can enjoy peaceful strolls and our lovely outdoor patio that further adds to our comfortable, family-home feel. Indoors, you'll discover spacious amenities and a wide range of optional life enrichment experiences for a more fulfilling and active social life. Our home also boasts a fitness centre, ​​tuck shop, games room, art studio, chapel, and much more!

We're proud to have many long-standing staff, all of whom are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and forging close relationships with you so they can anticipate your needs and foster a sense of family.

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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.

The dining experience

Healthy, delicious meals are an essential part of the retirement living experience at Chartwell Elmira. Enjoy seasonal menus featuring a whole range of homestyle main dishes and freshly-made soups, salads and desserts. You can look forward to themed dinners to celebrate seasonal holidays and cultural events, plus we even have our own ice cream parlour. Invite your friends and family to join you for dinner in the dining room or serve yourself a snack in the bistro.

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

Take a closer look at the lifestyle at Chartwell Elmira.

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Activities and amenities

Chartwell Elmira offers an inviting selection of amenities and social and education activities right on site, which means you always have the option of joining an interesting event or gathering, just steps from your private suite. You can stay active with senior exercise classes for all abilities, or challenge a neighbour to a game of bowling, shuffleboard, or billiards. Get creative with an arts and crafts workshop, or watch a live performance by musicians and other visiting entertainers. If you don’t want to drive, simply join your peers on the Chartwell shuttle bus for a day trip in and around Elmira. And of course, the way you spend your day is always up to you.

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  • Chartwell Residents enjoying the game of Billiards
  • Senior ladies chatting and enjoying painting

A selection of inviting suites

Starting from $3,940/month

We offer independent living studio suites in four different floor plans and sizes, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences. Cozy and inviting, each of these suites includes a kitchenette and a spacious, accessible bathroom.

Senior living in Elmira

Chartwell Elmira is in the heart of the small town of Elmira. Our prime location on Snyder Avenue allows you to live within walking and driving distance of many convenient services, including grocery stores, shopping, banks, places of worship, pharmacies, liquor stores, and restaurants. Surrounded by farmland and close to other small communities like St. Clements, Heidelberg, Winterbourne, Linwood, and Crosshill, Elmira offers an appealing combination of friendly rural living with easy access to urban amenities.

Things to do in Elmira

Active seniors and their friends and family will find plenty to do in Elmira and surrounding communities. Visit one of the area’s farmers’ markets or farm stands to find fresh local fare or stop for a meal at local favourites like the Sip ‘N Bite, the Elmira Tandoori Grill, the Village Biergarten or Elmira Donuts & Deli. Take a scenic drive to see the famous “kissing bridge” in West Montrose or visit the St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway. Theatre fans will love the selection of live plays and musicals at the various venues of Drayton Entertainment. Just a short drive away are the many shops, galleries, bakeries, and eateries of the charming village of St. Jacobs, which also offers a beautiful, accessible walking trail along the historic Mill Race Footpath. Locals are spoiled with community festivals that bring people outdoors all year round, including the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, Walktoberfest, the Pumpkin Parade, and St. Jacobs Sparkles.

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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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