Experience serene, social and supportive retirement living in a highly sought-after neighbourhood featuring protected wetlands.

Chartwell Westmount Retirement Residence is tucked away on beautifully manicured grounds bordering the Laurentian Wetlands nature sanctuary. A true continuum of care approach defines our lush suburban retirement home in Kitchener’s growing Laurentian West neighbourhood, where you can benefit from convenient local amenities such as shops, restaurants, banks, grocery stores and places of worship.

Our retirement community offers an independent living lifestyle, as well as a specially-designed assisted living neighbourhood if you need more care support in future. Here, you’ll find a choice of bright and spacious studio, one-, one-plus-den and two-bedroom suites—all with Juliet balconies offering gorgeous views overlooking our lush wetland locale. Wildlife lovers will enjoy the many distinct species that also call the grounds of Chartwell Westmount home, including turtles and frogs!

A lovely place to call home

Indoors, you’ll find our home is open and bright, thanks to soaring ceilings and large windows offering views of our greenspace. We provide a variety of superb amenities that complement the active, engaging and fulfilling lifestyle you desire, including an exercise room, demonstration kitchen and movie theatre. Whether you’re enjoying a coffee and cookie in the bistro, laughing with friends over a meal in our social dining room, leafing through a book in the library, or simply relaxing in your suite, you’ll find Chartwell Westmount feels like a true home and community.

The right level of support for you

We’re the ideal retirement choice for seniors who lead a busy and dynamic lifestyle but want the peace of mind that comes from knowing more supportive care options are ready. Here, you can comfortably age in place, thanks to the availability of optional care services and support such as medication management, assistance with your morning or evening routine, and other personalized services reflective of your needs and preferences. Our skilled, compassionate, and dedicated staff are here to promote your health, happiness and peace of mind, so you can pursue the retirement years you deserve.

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  • Chartwell Westmount's private dining room
  • Chartwell Westmount's dining room
  • Chartwell Westmount's common area fireplace and comfortable chairs
  • Chartwell Westmount's fitness area with exercise equipment
  • Chartwell Westmount's recreation common area with pool table
  • Chartwell Westmount's common kitchen and dining tables and chairs
  • Chartwell Westmount's model suite living area
  • Chartwell Westmount's exterior patio with outdoor tables, chair and umbrellas
  • Chartwell Westmount's exterior aerial view
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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.

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The dining experience

You can look forward to healthy and tasty meals at Chartwell Westmount. Freshness and quality are our top priorities, and our talented staff prepare a range of dishes to fit your appetite and dietary requirements. Our social dining room features wine service, seasonal menus, flexible dining times and open seating. Our menu items include everything from roast beef or pasta to caprese salads and miso-glazed salmon. Crisp salads, homemade soups, snacks, and delicious desserts are always on the menu, too.

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Take a closer look at the lifestyle at Chartwell Westmount.

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Activities and amenities

You always decide how you spend your day at Chartwell Westmount, whether you’re visiting with a friend in your private suite or taking advantage of the many amenities and activities offered throughout the residence. Our inviting outdoor green space and walking paths are a popular destination for gardening and spotting wildlife. Indoors, get creative at a craft workshop, join a senior fitness class or your own workout in the fitness centre, or meet a neighbour at the bistro or games room. A visit to the library or TV room is a great way to spend some downtime too, or you can check out a guest speaker or visiting musician.

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A selection of inviting suites

Starting from $4,801/month

Choose from a variety of spacious, bright suites at Chartwell Westmount. Both our independent living and assisted living lifestyles offer studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den and two-bedroom layouts, as well as an additional companion suite option in assisted living. All of our well-appointed accessible suites include a kitchenette too!

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Retirement living in Kitchener

Chartwell Westmount Retirement Residence is nestled into well-kept grounds bordering the beautiful treed Laurentian Wetlands nature sanctuary. Part of the growing Laurentian West neighbourhood, it’s close to local amenities such as shops, banks, restaurants, grocery stores and places of worship, as well as other parks and green spaces. Our convenient location near the arteries of Ottawa Street South and Fischer-Hallman Road, just south of the Conestoga Parkway, makes it easy for friends and family to visit and for you to do your errands.

Things to do in Kitchener

There’s plenty for seniors and their family and friends to do in Kitchener, which blends historic neighbourhoods and thriving new communities with lively cultural events. Enjoy seasonal plantings or light displays at longtime favourite parks like Victoria Park and Rockway Gardens, or take a stroll on some of the city’s walking paths, such as those in Trailview Park or along the Iron Horse Trail. When you’ve worked up an appetite, try local restaurants like Golf’s Steakhouse, Janet Lynn’s Bistro or Solé. Discover a new exhibit at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery or The Museum, or go to a show at Centre in the Square. Music lovers will enjoy outdoor summertime events like the Waterloo Jazz Festival or Kitchener Blues Festival. Fairview Park Mall, the shops of Uptown Waterloo, and the villages of St. Jacobs and Elora are all good shopping destinations. In nearby Cambridge, you can tour the Cambridge Sculpture Garden or see live performances at Hamilton Family Theatre.

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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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