Senior residents applauding after a piano performance by a resident.

Activities & Amenities at Chartwell Empress Kanata in Kanata

I can never reach my mom because she’s so busy with her activities!” We love hearing this at Chartwell Empress Kanata because giving you lots of ways to enjoy learning, laughing, and living with purpose is the intention of our recreation programs and amenities, designed to support your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. You’re welcome to join the daily planned activities and impromptu socials, or do your own thing—the choice is always yours in independent living.

  • 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

You’ll never lack for a choice of things to do and people to enjoy them with at Chartwell Empress Kanata. Seniors in our independent living lifestyle are drawn to staying active in our accessible exercise classes or rolling up their sleeves to garden with other resident green thumbs. Live music events are always popular, along with performances by dancers and other talented entertainers. Keep your mind stimulated with educational presentations by guest speakers who might talk about current events, travel, or health. If you like to keep your hands busy, try a craft session or a painting class. Connect with your neighbours in a book club or take part in cultural activities. Our day trips and excursions are always a fun way to get out and about in the community, whether we’re going shopping, exploring a museum, or checking out a theatre production.

With attentive supervision from our staff, our memory care residents participate in specialized programs that might include brain-stimulating activities, reminiscing together, enjoying comforting routines, or practicing daily life skills to build self-value.

Senior ladies dressed up in Caribbean theme and enjoying drinks

Explore our variety of on-site amenities

A range of amenities are available at Chartwell Empress Kanata. Not only do these common areas extend your living space beyond your private suite, they also create an environment that encourages connection. The dining room is always a social hub, and so is the bistro with a grab-and-go selection of baked goods to have with your coffee or tea. Find fellow active seniors in the fitness room, or taking advantage of the walking paths around our residence. Get comfy with the newest book or TV show everyone’s talking about in the library or movie theatre. Join a broad range of creative and educational programs in our activity and multi-purpose rooms.

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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!