Experience upscale, worry-free retirement living in Waterloo, thanks to flexible services personalized to your lifestyle
Chartwell Clair Hills is an upscale continuum of care retirement residence in the Laurelwood neighbourhood of Waterloo offering independent living and assisted living services in a refined setting that reflects all the comforts of home. Our established retirement community is known for its vibrant and energetic atmosphere, where you can comfortably age in place as your needs change over time.
Stylish suites and modern amenities
Shaker-style millwork, dark oak and nickel accents, stone fireplace features, floor-to-ceiling windows—is this classic Arts and Crafts-inspired design what you thought of when you imagined living in a retirement community? Here, you’ll find the sophistication that defines our residence extends from the front door right into the privacy of your personal living space. We offer a wide selection of suite sizes and layouts, including spacious studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bedroom, and two-bedroom-plus-den suites. Every layout includes tasteful design features that speak to our devotion to the smallest of details—from kitchenettes with custom-quality cabinetry and pewter lever hardware to upgraded baseboards and individually-controlled heating and cooling—as well as spectacular views of our surrounding greenspace.
When you aren’t enjoying your beautiful suite, you may find yourself in one of our many modern amenities, such as our bistro pub, saltwater pool, activity room, library, or salon and spa. We also have a solarium for individuals who enjoy gardening, exercise facilities, and a movie theatre—meaning there’s something for everyone.
An elegant, worry-free lifestyle designed by you
At Chartwell Clair Hills, we offer a complement of valuable services designed to empower you to live each day to the fullest. Delicious cuisine served daily in our attractive dining room means you don’t have to worry about preparing your own meals or the bother of dishes afterwards; housekeeping services mean your personal living space always feels fresh and inviting; and a variety of optional leisure experiences means you can pursue a new hobby, socialize with friends, or simply enjoy something fun and entertaining. The choice is yours, and that also applies to the flexible wellness services we offer to help you feel your best each day.
The dining experience
Delicious, healthy, well-presented food is an important part of the lifestyle at Chartwell Clair Hills. Expect meals and snacks freshly prepared by our food service team and served by attentive staff, including a Mâitre D’. In addition to our dining room, there are a variety of dining venues for you to choose from: join a friend for a coffee, tea and a snack in the bistro, sip a drink in the lounge, or invite your loved ones for a catered meal in our private dining room.
Activities and amenities
Modern, inviting on-site amenities and interesting activities are among the hallmarks of life at Chartwell Clair Hills. Popular venues include the saltwater therapy pool, fitness room, and art studio to nourish your body, mind, and spirit. Garden year-round in our tranquil solarium or enjoy relaxing strolls in our well-kept outdoor green space. Our vibrant community also enjoys book clubs, guest speakers, pet visits, video gaming, and live entertainment. Or join your peers on the Chartwell shuttle for an outing to do some shopping, discover a new restaurant, or visit a gallery. You can always count on our friendly staff to offer and organize plenty of optional activities for you and your peers to experience together.
A selection of inviting suites
Starting from $4,575/month
Our bright, well-planned suites offer an ideal combination of comfort, style, and luxury. Our independent living suites offer you a variety of floor plans, including one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bedroom, and two-bedroom-plus-den layouts, all with kitchenettes. Choose from studios and one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes in our assisted living neighbourhood.
Retirement living in Waterloo
Chartwell Clair Hills in Waterloo is nestled into an upscale residential area, close to a number of services like restaurants, cafés, and banks, and is ideally located between the sought-after neighbourhoods of Laurelwood and Beechwood West. Our prime location at the intersection of Erbsville Road and Columbia Street West means we’re a quick 10-minute drive from all of the amenities and services in uptown Waterloo with the natural beauty of Laurel Creek Nature Centre just to the north.
Things to do in Waterloo
Waterloo is an appealing urban centre, combining historic charm with modern vibrancy. For arts lovers, there are an array of interesting small galleries and museums like Uptown Gallery Waterloo, The Museum, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, and Castle Kilbride in nearby Baden. Discover old favourites and new offerings in live entertainment at venues such as Centre in the Square or St. Jacob’s Country Playhouse, or take in an outdoor festival like the Waterloo Jazz Festival, Flamenco Fest, or Belmont Village Festival. A country drive to surrounding agricultural areas — with a stop or two at a farmers’ market, various farm stands and villages—is an ideal way to spend a morning or afternoon. You may also want to explore the city’s many walking trails, both within green spaces and the city itself. And of course, there are many inviting restaurant options, including local favourites like the Charcoal Steakhouse, The Bauer Kitchen Bistro, and SFW Urban Winery & Artisan Cheese.
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.