Experience a close-knit retirement community promoting a social, supportive lifestyle in Blossom Park.
Chartwell Bridlewood offers an independent living lifestyle ideal for active seniors looking for a flexible, worry-free retirement with care options available. Our charming residence is in the Blossom Park neighbourhood of Gloucester, near South Keys Shopping Centre.
The choice and independence you desire in your retirement years
Chartwell Bridlewood provides the perfect setting for someone looking for an active and independent lifestyle, with support options available to make life worry-free. Our pet-friendly retirement community features a warm and cozy interior, spacious studio and one-bedroom suites, and lush outdoor space, giving us the atmosphere of a true home. Walking paths, exercise programming and a crafts room add to the ambiance.
Here, you’ll also benefit from worry-free services like delicious and nutritious meals, housekeeping, and the availability of social and leisure opportunities—all delivered by staff who work to exceed expectations each and every day.
A family-friendly neighbourhood with convenient amenities
We enjoy a lovely location in Blossom Park, a quiet, suburban neighbourhood featuring mature trees, greenspace, and family homes. It’s the perfect place for a quiet stroll in nature, yet also boasts a variety of convenient local amenities nearby. Great shopping opportunities at SmartCentres Ottawa South, banks, restaurants, coffee shops, movie theatres and multiple places of worship make running errands or meeting up with friends both easy and enjoyable. Public transit options are available just outside our doorstep.
At Chartwell Bridlewood, we make your retirement years some of the best years of your life. Our dedicated, long-standing staff are here to ensure your comfort so you can focus on what makes you happiest in life.
The dining experience
How does it feel to be treated like a special guest at every meal in your own home? Let us show you at Chartwell Bridlewood, where our food services team presents you with dishes as delicious as they are nutritious. With open seating in our dining room and multiple menus showcasing freshly-prepared meals, the only thing you have to do is show up, tell your server what you’d like, and enjoy the company. Head to the bistro when you feel like having a snack too!
Activities and amenities
What can you do all day at Chartwell Bridlewood? Anything you like! Our staff organizes an assortment of exciting social and recreational activities every day aimed at enhancing your social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health and well-being. Every activity and social event are entirely optional so you can join as little or as often as you like. Our residence amenities make it easy and convenient to enjoy your favourite hobbies and pastimes, and to socialize with other residents who share your interests. You might catch a cooking demonstration in the country kitchen, an accessible exercise class in the fitness room, or an art class in the activity room.
A selection of inviting suites
PROMO starting from $2,650/month
What independent living suites can you choose from at Chartwell Bridlewood? Surround yourself with your favourite things in one of our budget-friendly studios, or opt for a little more space with a one-bedroom suite. All of our suites are pet-friendly.
Retirement living in Gloucester
Chartwell Bridlewood offers a cozy and cheerful setting for active and independent seniors in the Blossom Park neighbourhood of Gloucester, just east of Ottawa. Our location in a quiet residential area on Bridle Path Drive is near South Keys Shopping Centre, parks and green spaces, supermarkets, transit, banks, restaurants, coffees shops and medical clinics, as well as places of workshop. Getting here is easy: we’re near Hunt Club Road and not far from Ottawa International Airport.
Things to do in Gloucester
Known as a sprawling suburb of Ottawa, Gloucester offers a rich array of things to do. Meet friends from the neighbourhood at Gloucester 50 Plus Centre, which offers programs for seniors. If you’re a fan of the outdoors, don’t miss Mer Bleue Bog, a unique chance to see a 7,700-year-old natural boreal landscape with interpretive boardwalks and hiking trails. Options for history buffs and museum enthusiasts include landmarks like the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum and the Canadian Science and Technology Museum. Be sure to leave time to explore smaller heritage venues like Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, with its historic buildings, and Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House, a fully operational water-powered flour mill from the 1860s. Find great shopping nearby at South Keys Shopping Centre, Southgate Shopping Centre, or SmartCentres Ottawa South. If the grandchildren are visiting, they might enjoy a guided tour or a sloth encounter at Little Ray’s Nature Centre featuring exotic rescue animals.
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.