Active and independent residence boasting worry-free services and lovely greenspace in Smiths Falls. 

Chartwell Van Horne Retirement Residence is a wonderful choice for active, independent seniors looking for gracious and friendly small-town retirement living. Within walking distance of Smiths Falls’ historic downtown, we offer updated studio and one-bedroom suites, some featuring kitchenettes, as well as walk-out balconies or private patio space. With so many spacious layouts to choose from, we comfortably cater to both individuals and couples looking for a relaxing yet engaging place to call home. 

Worry-free living 

In addition to comfortable private accommodations, you can expect to benefit from daily homemade meals incorporating fresh and flavourful ingredients, housekeeping, optional social and leisure experiences, as well as a variety of personal care services that maximize your wellness and independence. Our personalized services are meant to complement your existing lifestyle and offer flexibility and choice so you can decide what aspects of daily life you want assistance with. At the end of the day, we want you to feel safe and supported so you can enjoy the social and fulfilling retirement you deserve. 

Lovely greenspace and convenient on-site amenities 

One of the most appreciated aspects of life at Chartwell Van Horne is our pretty outdoor courtyard, where our residents love to gather, socialize, or simply enjoy some fresh air. We often enjoy wildlife sightings like deer and different species of birds, making our residence feel integrated with our natural surroundings.  

The open-concept, bungalow-style layout of our residence also makes it a conducive setting for social gatherings and lifestyle experiences. Here, you have easy access to our bright dining room, where you can enjoy a delicious meal served tableside, a beautiful library for quiet enjoyment, or a meeting of the book club, a lively bistro where coffee, tea and snacks are served, and much more. Our population of residents is very active and engaged, which is why you may find yourself enjoying card and poker nights, current events discussions, Bible reading study, and more alongside new friends. 

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spacious dining room at chartwell van horne retirement residence
bistro at chartwell van horne retirement residence
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library at chartwell van horne retirement residence
lounge with fireplace at chartwell van horne retirement residence
1 bedroom suite living room at chartwell van horne retirement residence
1 bedroom suite with natural light at chartwell van horne retirement residence
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outdoor patio at chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • spacious dining room at chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • bistro at chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • computer lounge at chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • library at chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • lounge with fireplace at chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • 1 bedroom suite living room at chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • 1 bedroom suite with natural light at chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • driveway entrance to chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • main entrance of chartwell van horne retirement residence
  • outdoor patio at chartwell van horne retirement residence
Chartwell Care employee helping Senior resident walk

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

At Chartwell Van Horne, our food service team prepares flavourful and healthy dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients. In our airy, welcoming dining room, you’ll enjoy your choice of perfectly presented classic entrées, delicious soups and salads, desserts, and freshly-made snacks. We offer daily featured dishes or à la carte menu options, so you’re sure to find something that appeals to your tastes and satisfies your dietary needs. You’re welcome to invite guests to join you in the dining room.  

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Take a closer look at the lifestyle at Chartwell Van Horne. 

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Activities and amenities

One benefit of retirement living is you’ll have a range of activities and amenities at Chartwell Van Horne so you can be as involved and as social as you like. We use our inviting common areas to host a variety of programs, events, and gatherings, from senior fitness classes and craft workshops to guest speakers, our book club, and educational activities. Our beautiful courtyard is a popular spot to visit and casually connect. Stop by our comfortable bistro for a cup of tea, meet your neighbours for a fun game of cards, or enjoy live entertainment by local singers, musicians, and other talented performers. 

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  • Chartwell Residents enjoying the game of Billiards
  • Senior ladies chatting and enjoying painting

A selection of inviting suites

Starting from $4,028/month

Our welcoming independent living suites are specifically designed for seniors, so you can feel confident and comfortable. Choose from studio or one-bedroom layouts, some with a kitchenette, walk-out balcony, or private patio. Our suites are pet friendly, so your small pet is welcome to join you. 

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Senior living in Smiths Falls   

The historic small town of Smiths Falls is located along the Rideau River in eastern Ontario. Our retirement residence on Van Horne Avenue, just off Brockville Street, is surrounded by mature trees and greenspace. This means you’ll have many opportunities for quiet wildlife viewing in a scenic setting, yet you’re also within walking distance of urban services. Shopping, banks, restaurants, pharmacies, and places of worship are all in the neighbourhood. Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital is a six-minute drive away. 

Things to do in Smiths Falls   

Active seniors and their family and friends have a variety of fun and interesting things to do in the friendly community of Smiths Falls. The Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario is a popular attraction for its exhibits and special events, while the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum is known for its beautiful grounds and tours. The Station Theatre hosts a variety of live music, magic, comedy, and theatre productions, as well as films. Lower Reach Park offers groomed walking trails and picnic areas along the Rideau River, or head to the heart of Smiths Falls to do some sightseeing and relaxing at Victoria Park Marina & Visitor Centre. Do you like to golf? Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club and Lombard Glen Golf Course are just a few minutes away by car. Drop by 4 Degrees craft brewery for a pint or enjoy a bite at local eateries like C’est Tout Bakery & Bistro, My Place, or The Lockmaster’s Taphouse and Patio. 

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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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