Chartwell Hilldale

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Experience a charming, intimate retirement lifestyle centred on support and socialization in Thunder Bay.

Chartwell Hilldale is an independent living retirement residence in Thunder Bay’s Port Arthur district, a country setting defined by birch trees and lovely views of the Sleeping Giant and Mount Baldy, yet also steps away from the city. Nearby you’ll find big box stores, shopping centres, coffee shops, and many places of worship.

We offer a variety of independent living services, such as three delicious and nutritious meals in our dining room, access to a 24-hour snack bar, weekly housekeeping and laundry, and round-the-clock emergency response services. Personal support options you may elect to take advantage of include medication management, assistance with your morning and evening routine, and much more—services designed to empower you to enjoy the active, worry-free retirement lifestyle you deserve.

Engaging social life and inviting on-site amenities

When you aren’t relaxing in your spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom suite—equipped with a kitchenette—you may find yourself in one of our colourful and tastefully-decorated common areas. At our seniors’ community, you’ll find an indoor water feature, a games, crafts and billiards room, library, sauna, country kitchen, bright sunrooms and lounges, and an abundance of outdoor space, including a deck, gazebo, and lovely gardens.

Our Lifestyle & Program Manager keeps residents feeling engaged and entertained through an activity calendar full of exercise classes, movie nights, live entertainment, and scheduled outings, while our food and beverage team caters to residents’ appetites through chef-designed menus incorporating home-style favourites, delectable desserts, and themed meals reflecting your tastes and preferences.

At Chartwell Hilldale, you have the freedom to spend your retirement years the way you want to—maintenance-free and with the peace of mind you deserve—while our dedicated and caring staff take care of the rest.

The dining room of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
Interior view of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
The Bistro of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
Activity room at Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
The Lounge of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
The living area of a suite in Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
The kitchen of suite in Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
Exterior view of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
  • The dining room of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
  • Interior view of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
  • The Bistro of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
  • Activity room at Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
  • The Lounge of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
  • The living area of a suite in Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
  • The kitchen of suite in Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence
  • Exterior view of Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence

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 Hilldale, our chefs create a wide variety of menu items highlighting fresh, seasonal ingredients to appeal to your tastes and dietary requirements. Enjoy carefully prepared classic entrées, homemade salads, soups, and desserts, and freshly-made snacks. If you would like to host your friends and family for a meal, you can book our private dining room or invite a guest to join you in the dining room as well.

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Carrot soup in a bowl with carrot, crouton and basil garnish

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Activities and amenities

Our residents tell us that having an array of activities and amenities right in the residence is a decided advantage of senior living. At Chartwell Hilldale, you can see live entertainment in one of our comfortable common areas. Nurture your creativity with a craft workshop, do some light gardening or stay active with a senior fitness class. Our gazebo is a popular gathering spot, or you can meet a visitor in the lounge or bistro for a cup of coffee and conversation. We are the only retirement home in Thunder Bay to have its own authentic and relaxing sauna too!

  • Chartwell Residence Ladies enjoying cup of Coffee in dinning room
  • Chartwell Residents enjoying the game of Billiards
  • Senior ladies chatting and enjoying painting

A selection of inviting suites

Starting from $3,518/month

Our well-appointed private suites say, “Welcome home.” Choose from three different types of independent living suites, specifically designed for seniors: we have studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, each with a kitchenette. These suites are pet-friendly, so your furry or feathered friend can accompany you.

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Senior living in Thunder Bay

Chartwell Hilldale is located at the north end of Thunder Bay, tucked onto quiet Hilldale Road in Port Arthur and framed by green space. While our residence offers the charm of country living, it’s also close to the city’s many services and amenities, including healthcare facilities, banks, restaurants, and public transit. Many of our residents appreciate that Hilldale Lutheran Church is our next-door neighbour. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Hospital are both a 10-minute drive away.

Things to do in Thunder Bay

The small city of Thunder Bay—perched at the top of beautiful Lake Superior—has a wide range of venues and attractions for seniors and families to enjoy. Take a scenic drive to the accessible trails overlooking the spectacular Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park (perhaps with a stop by one of the area’s amethyst mines) or take in the grandeur of the waterfall at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park. Prince Arthur’s Landing is a wonderful place to watch the bay’s sailboats and cruise ships, and, of course, see the famous Sleeping Giant rock formation. Red River Road is a popular destination for its many independent restaurants featuring fresh local ingredients, as well as the site of the European-style Goods & Co. Market. Visit the Centennial Conservatory to treat yourself to a little tropical escape right in the city. Connect with friends at the local senior community centre, the Thunder Bay 55-Plus Centre, just down the road from our residence.

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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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