Experience the active and social retirement you deserve in the Stratford community you know and love.
Chartwell Anne Hathaway is an established independent living retirement residence in beautiful Stratford. Our quaint retirement home is where nature meets small town-living. Venture inside to experience our grand entranceway, where tenured staff are ready to welcome you. Our amenities are best known for their charm, like our popular dining room featuring a walk-out patio, where you can see our walking path that surrounds the building. Easily considered an extension of the Stratford community, you’re sure to run into a familiar face here, as most of our residents are from Stratford or have family in the area.
In the heart of Stratford
Located on Downie St., our retirement residence is nearby cultural and historical hubs like Shakespeare Park and City Hall. Like many of our residents, you can dive deeper into the arts by visiting the Theatre District or take a culinary journey by trying some of the popular restaurants in the area. Conveniences like dental offices, spas, eye care clinics and Stratford General Hospital are also nearby. And our proximity to Downtown Stratford makes shopping easy, as you have a choice of local boutiques and big brand stores.
Theatre, the arts, and other enriching activities
Our retirement community is characterized by an active, vibrant population of residents. Centred around entertainment, we have partnerships with the local arts community and are involved with the local theatre troupe too. Day trips are planned in and around Stratford, so you’ll always be on top of the town’s best events. In addition to your choice of activities and outings, you’ll have a variety of amenities at your disposal here: bask in the sunroom, join the gardening club in our gorgeous gardens, or become your own barista at our self-serve café!
The dining experience
Residents and visitors often comment on how good the food is at Chartwell Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence. Your dining experience is an integral part of our worry-free, independent living lifestyle, and it’s important we get it right. One reason for our dining program’s success is our reliance on farm-fresh ingredients, often locally sourced. Another is our from-scratch featured and à la carte menus. Add in a welcoming dining room, friendly staff, and lively table conversation, and you’ll recognize an excellent dining experience.
Activities and amenities
Are you looking for a senior living residence that is welcoming, inclusive and intimate enough for you to feel you belong to a special community of residents, families, and staff? If so, you’ve found your new home in Chartwell Anne Hathaway. We are a smaller residence of seniors focused on enjoying an active, social, and supportive lifestyle. We get together to enjoy each other’s company, and to pursue the activities we love. That could be exploring our spiritual side through our Java Music Club gatherings, or going for a walk by the lake, or an outing to the theatre. Regardless, our home offers you the opportunities, activities, and amenities to lead a fulfilling, comfortable life.
A selection of inviting suites
Starting from $3,291/month
Chartwell Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence features a variety of comfortable, spacious layouts in studio, one-bedroom, and one-bedroom-plus-den suites. Studios feature a combined living/sleeping area and bathroom. One-bedroom suites include a living/dining room and separate bedroom and bathroom. Larger one-bedrooms have a den, perfect for use as a reading or TV room, or if you have more furniture.
Retirement living in Stratford
Tucked into leafy Downie Street in a mature and peaceful neighbourhood, but just minutes south of Stratford’s charming downtown, the Stratford Festival’s Avon Theatre, and an overwhelming choice of gourmet restaurants, bistros, and coffee shops, Chartwell Anne Hathaway has been a vibrant part of the community for many years. Residents have easy access to nearby full-service medical centres, naturopath, massage, and physiotherapy clinics, and the Stratford General Hospital. Both the GO Train and Via Rail service Stratford, and the town is less than a two-hour drive to Toronto.
Things to do in Stratford
One of the true gems of small-town living in Southwestern Ontario, Stratford has it all: a blend of arts and culture, outdoor amenities, shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions and activities to nourish body, mind, and soul.
Of course, the Stratford Festival is the town’s marquee event, with classic Shakespearean plays, as well as other more contemporary productions. The Festival is just the beginning: there is a new summer event, World in a Weekend, offering fun family entertainment, not to mention several food and drink festivals, and popular self-guided tours. Would you prefer the “Bacon & Ale Trail” or the “Chocolate Trail” to explore delectable destinations throughout Perth County?
Stratford is a gardener’s paradise; be sure to visit Shakespeare Gardens, featuring flora found in the bard’s plays, or Memorial Gardens, a peaceful place to relax, reflect, and enjoy. In the heart of Stratford, the Avon River is for walkers, picknickers, canoeists, kayakers and paddle-boaters, all enjoying the tranquil waters. Nature is everywhere in the town, and you’ll find the TJ Dolan and Avon Loop Trails an easy stroll to enjoy the outdoors, while the Avon Trail is more challenging.
Stratford’s downtown, with its stunning Victorian City Hall, is at the centre of a busy shopping district. Stop by Bradshaws, a Stratford institution, or the numerous specialty boutiques featuring local fashions, gifts, and handicrafts. Stratford also attracts top culinary talent, and it shows in the abundance of restaurants, bistros, gourmet coffee shops, bakeries, craft breweries, pubs, and many more businesses devoted to pleasing the palate.
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.