Activities & Amenities at Chartwell Colonial in Whitby

The quality and quantity of our optional activities and amenities at Chartwell Colonial help our residents live satisfying, purposeful lives. You can choose to participate on your own terms, selecting from fitness programs, art classes, games nights, visits from guest speakers, and community outings, just to name a few of our experiences on offer. With amenities such as a movie theatre, bistro/café, country kitchen, and tuck shop, there is a communal gathering space for every experience, including relaxing on our beautifully renovated patio.

We offer a selection of activities from our LiveNow life enrichment program that includes many meaningful experiences, all of which are based on the six dimensions of wellness—physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and vocational. For example, our signature Rhythm ‘N’ Moves and FitMinds classes are purposefully designed to engage, inform, entertain, and challenge you!

  • Senior resident enjoying the game of billiards in the activity room
  • Senior resident exercising on chair with the instructor
  • Senior couple admiring the painting they created.

Participate in our engaging activities

Welcome to your day at Chartwell Colonial! How you spend it is completely up to you, but we hope you’ll consider one or two of the following pursuits: if you’re looking to stay fit, why not join our walking club, group exercises, or chair yoga? If you’re feeling like a brain workout might be more your style, consider a FitMinds class, Cribbage, or join the discussion at our book club. Feeling competitive? We have a golf tournament for that. And we need volunteers for Whitby’s annual spring bazaar too. If you’d like a more relaxing pursuit, the bus is leaving for a stroll on the Whitby boardwalk, and tomorrow is a shopping outing. There is a pet therapy visit on the schedule, and Happy Hour is later on. Whatever your day looks like, our goal is that you spend it in the best possible way for you.

Senior ladies dressed up in Caribbean theme and enjoying drinks

Explore our variety of on-site amenities

Our dedicated amenity spaces underpin our relaxed and active seniors’ lifestyle that makes it easy to enjoy your pursuits as well as socialize with friends—all under one roof.

Coming together to eat and drink is one activity our residents really enjoy, and beyond our inviting dining room, we also have a casual bistro to meet friends for a snack and beverage, as well as a country kitchen that you can use to make a meal or bake muffins with your grandchildren. We also love getting together in our movie theatre, with its comfy theatre-style seating. Our library is a popular spot, as is our fitness studio. We have a hair salon, as well as a tuck shop for the little necessities you may need to purchase. Outdoors, our renovated patio, green space, and shady walking paths offer tranquil views of our natural world. We also provide optional outdoor parking and guest room rental for overnight visitors.

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If you want to experience what it’s like to live in our retirement residence, there’s no better way than joining us for an activity or outing. It would be our pleasure to host you for an activity that appeals to your interests or have our Lifestyle & Programs Manager walk you through a sample of a senior living monthly activity calendar!

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See our life enrichment experiences in action

What does the life enrichment experience at Chartwell look and feel like? What activities, social events and programs can you expect if you or a loved one move in? We answer those questions and more in our video series, where you’ll hear from Chartwell experts about our retirement residence programming, daily activities, social experiences, outings and so much more. You’ll also see real Chartwell residents and staff as they participate in some of the goings-on in our retirement communities!