Senior ladies enjoying the game of cards

Activities & Amenities at Chartwell Bankside in Kitchener

At Chartwell Bankside, recreational programs focus on wellness and fun, so you always have a choice of interesting things to do. Our activities are thoughtfully designed to bolster your physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and vocational well-being. The choice is yours: you can plan your day around the activities that interest you in our organized events calendar, or join a range of informal socials and activities taking place every day.

  • 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

Our friendly team arranges leisure activities that interest our residents. What kind of activities are available for you to choose from? Live music events are always popular, featuring talented visiting musicians representing any number of musical styles. There are senior fitness classes to help you stay healthy and active, as well as educational events with guest speakers to talk about a variety of interesting and informative topics. Or, you can try your hand at different projects in arts and crafts workshops.

Senior ladies dressed up in Caribbean theme and enjoying drinks

Explore our variety of on-site amenities

The great hall at Chartwell Bankside is a newly renovated space at the heart of many of our social activities, so you can listen to music, visit with friends, and more in a comfortable setting with a welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, the bistro and patio have also been recently refreshed and updated, offering casual and attractive places to host a visitor, or read the newspaper over a drink and a snack. Look forward to film nights in our movie theatre, staying active in the fitness room, taking part in a service in the chapel, relaxing in the sunroom, or exploring your creativity in the well-equipped crafts room. Our residents also love our beautiful outdoor green space, with lots of opportunities for viewing birds and other wildlife. We even have our own koi pond!

Our seniors’ apartment building, separate from the main residence, also features a lounge on the main floor with a bistro area and a large-screen TV for relaxing and socializing, with a beautifully landscaped outdoor patio.

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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!