The social and supportive lifestyle you want in historic Fort William.
The strong sense of community in our neighbourhood extends indoors to our retirement residence, where residents and staff form a close-knit bond of trust and respect. Our caring and dedicated staff are here to make your life better by offering a complement of independent living services, including three delicious and wholesome daily meals, weekly housekeeping and optional care services. Here, you decide what you would like support with so you can lead the fulfilling retirement years you want and deserve. That includes a selection of spacious and bright suite layouts to choose from, including studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, some with private patios and Mount McKay views.
Socialize, laugh, relax
At Chartwell Isabella, there is always something entertaining going on. You’ll find our residents conversing over a cup of coffee in the bistro, trading opinions about the latest bestseller in the library, bursting into laughter over a competitive card, billiards or shuffleboard game, keeping fit in an exercise class, or simply relaxing in our lounge while enjoying a live musical performance. The personality of our home can be described as social, lively, and welcoming, as we’re a place where you can focus on the people and pursuits that bring you the most joy in life.
The dining experience
Do you share our love of fresh wholesome ingredients and well-prepared meals? Great food is an essential part of the dining experience at Chartwell Isabella. Choose from à la carte or featured menu items served in our inviting, spacious dining room. Enjoy a variety of classic mains like steak and potato pie and modern fare like maple glazed wild salmon, as well as soups and salads made with seasonal produce, and delicious desserts. If you wish, you can invite a guest to join you for a meal.
Activities and amenities
Leisure and life enrichment programs that suit your interests and needs are a definite perk of independent retirement living at Chartwell Isabella. You might watch a culinary demonstration in the country kitchen to learn something new, or try an arts and crafts workshop. Join your neighbours for a senior workout class, do a little light gardening, relax and watch blockbusters and classics in our comfortable movie theatre, or meet some friends for a game of cards or billiards. Whether or not you’re still driving, you’re welcome aboard our well-appointed shuttle bus for a day trip in and around Thunder Bay to do some sightseeing, shopping, or visit a cultural attraction.
A selection of inviting suites
PROMO starting from $2,850/month
There are three types of bright and accessible private suites available at Chartwell Isabella—choose from stylish studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts, each with a kitchenette. Perfectly designed for independent living, these suites are also pet friendly. Some suites feature a private patio, while others have views of Mt. McKay.
Senior living in Thunder Bay
At Chartwell Isabella, we’re part of the neighbourhood! Surrounded by historic character homes on quiet leafy streets, our retirement residence in the Fort William area of Thunder Bay fits in beautifully. Our location on Isabella Street, south of the main artery of Arthur Street, means that we’re just a short trip from many shops and services, from healthcare facilities to restaurants to grocery stores. Vickers Park is another popular destination with its flat trail and stately trees.
Things to do in Thunder Bay
There’s a wide variety of activities, venues, and attractions for active seniors to discover in Thunder Bay. Surrounded by boreal forest and perched at the top of Lake Superior, this small city offers tons of natural beauty, as well as urban amenities. Visit the Slate River Valley area to pick berries and other fresh seasonal produce, visit local farm stands, and don’t forget their cheese-making operation and dairy. There are great shopping opportunities at Intercity Shopping Centre, Goods & Co. Market, and the Thunder Bay Country Market, as well as the independent shops and eateries in the waterfront district and Frederica Street. Relax in the tropical oasis of the Centennial Conservatory or work on your swing at one of the city’s golf courses. Popular nearby eateries include Dolce Coffee House or Westfort’s Norteños Taqueria or The Sal. Arts and culture lovers will enjoy the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay Museum, Magnus Theatre, and Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.
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.