Experience worry-free retirement living in an intimate setting devoted to your happiness and well-being.
Chartwell Riverside is an inviting retirement residence with traditional charm offering a social and supportive community lifestyle in West London. The personality of our retirement home is often described as energetic and inclusive, thanks to our lively residents and tenured staff who promote an atmosphere of fun and fulfilment. Our all-inclusive lifestyle, excellence in care, and dedicated staff have earned us a strong reputation in our local community.
Here, you can choose from spacious and well-appointed studio, one-bedroom, and one-bedroom-plus-den suites to call home. You’ll also benefit from three delicious and nutritious daily meals, weekly housekeeping, and access to a variety of care services—such as medication management—that empower you to comfortably age in place. Uniquely, we also offer seniors’ townhomes for older adults looking to downsize, simplify their lives, or live independently with access to a social atmosphere and services as desired in our main retirement residence.
Explore our lush West London location
At Chartwell Riverside, you’ll find we are close to everything—like shopping malls, restaurants, grocery stores, medical services, and transit in downtown London—yet tucked away from it all in a family-friendly neighbourhood. Surrounded by mature trees, landscaped gardens, and a picturesque gazebo, you’ll feel relaxed and close to nature at our residence, and may even find yourself enjoying a stroll along the nearby Thames River or glimpsing some local wildlife.
Great on-site amenities promoting socialization and fun
We offer an impressive array of amenities that can enhance your lifestyle, including our main and private dining rooms, a fitness room, library, salon and spa, greenhouse, and crafts room. Additionally, you’ll often find our residents enjoying our popular Rhythm ’n’ Moves exercise classes, card tournaments, guest speakers, day trips, and our much-anticipated live entertainment. With so many natural ways to connect each day, it’s easy to make new friends—and connect with old ones—while our staff take care of the rest.
The dining experience
At Chartwell Riverside, we understand that one of the most important elements of enjoying your independent retirement lifestyle is your dining experience. Food and how you enjoy it should give a sense of comfort, nourishing both body and soul. You’ll find that our varied and diversified menus feature dishes with delicious, wholesome ingredients, carefully prepared and served. And you can savour your meal in our inviting dining room, where residents and staff come together for a lively and satisfying experience.
Activities and amenities
Are you ready for an active, fulfilling retirement lifestyle, on your terms, and at your pace? At Chartwell Riverside, your day could begin with an invigorating stretch and relaxation class. Later on, you could exercise your creative brain at our poetry corner. We have guest speakers, regular outings to shopping and events, and so much more. You can do all of this in our dedicated fitness studio, activity room, and other spaces designed for active living, including relaxing outdoor spaces.
There are ample opportunities to socialize and pursue your chosen activities with like-minded residents, and staff who are passionate about making every day the best it can be for you.
A selection of inviting suites
PROMO starting from $4,048/month
In one unique retirement community, Chartwell Riverside offers independent living in your choice of seniors’ townhomes or suites in our main residence. Choose our bungalow-style seniors’ townhomes, each with two bedrooms, full kitchen, and garage. Or our spacious studio, one-bedroom, and one-bedroom-plus-den suites in our multi-level main residence. Regardless of your choice, you will receive a wide range of included activities, amenities, and valuable services.
Retirement living in London
At the corner of Riverside Drive and Woodward Avenue in West London, Chartwell Riverside welcomes you to a peaceful enclave, set back in a mature and leafy residential neighbourhood. Our village-like feel belies the fact that our residents enjoy proximity to everything they need and desire, including the inviting parks, paths, and wildlife of nearby Thames River. We are minutes away from the shops and services of the Talbot Centre, London Mall, Cherryhill Village Mall, and vibrant downtown London. The city is also a hub for the region’s medical services, including the London Health Sciences Centre, one of Canada’s largest teaching hospitals.
Things to do in London
There is something for everyone in London, including numerous attractions and amenities for seniors. The city embraces its past with a stroll through the busy downtown Covent Garden Market, a must-see. You’ll find more history in a visit to the fascinating Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, or the Banting House National Historic Site. For a look at how regular folks lived in the past, Fanshawe Pioneer Village is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
If all that history makes you hungry, you’ll find London has an impressive restaurant and craft brewery scene, with many options on King and Richmond Streets, including Waldo’s, Garlic’s, and Abruzzi. You don’t have to be a child (although the grandchildren will love it) to visit Storybook Gardens or the London Children’s Museum, which attracts 100,000 visitors every year. Springbank Park, at 300 acres, is an ideal place for a walk, with over 30 kilometres of trails and the Thames River to enjoy. If you’re looking for more natural views, the Fanshawe Conservation Area and Komoka Provincial Park are other nearby choices.
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..