Welcome to premier retirement living in a friendly, social, and supportive retirement residence in Woodstock.
Chartwell Oxford Gardens is a well-established independent living retirement residence with a strong local reputation in the charming town of Woodstock. We welcome you to experience our warm, welcoming atmosphere, where you'll find bright and spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites—many with private balconies or walk-out patios. We are well known for our strong community outreach and partnerships with senior centres in the area.
Here, we offer three delicious meals per day, private transportation for appointments, housekeeping, and optional social and leisure experiences. Medication management and a variety of personalized care services—as well as an on-site doctor—are also available, empowering you to age in place comfortably.
Welcome to Woodstock
Our retirement home is well situated near various local amenities and services, including restaurants, places of worship, coffee shops, libraries, liquor stores, and pharmacies. Just a few minutes away, you'll find bustling downtown Woodstock, where you can explore a wide range of upscale boutiques and great restaurants, as well as big-box stores, including Walmart Supercentre, Canadian Tire, and Staples. For those seeking quieter outdoor pursuits, we're also near the famous Gordon Pittock Conservation Area and Thames River, with beautiful walking trails for all ability levels.
Superb amenities for a social setting
One of the most appreciated aspects of life at Chartwell Oxford Gardens is our residence's fabulous amenities and enriching lifestyle experiences. Here, you'll find residents joining a hobby club, chatting with friends in our lovely bistro over a cup of coffee, or breaking a sweat in an exercise class. Our home also boasts a beautiful indoor courtyard, lively pub, indoor pool, tuck shop, and putting green. And don’t forget our stunning outdoor patio with comfortable seating, where you can take in lovely views of our mature trees in nice weather or go for a peaceful stroll along our walking paths.
The personality of our home can be described as active, engaging, and friendly, 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
There are not many retirement residences that can boast an on-site pastry chef, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Chartwell Oxford Gardens. Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you’ll appreciate our dining program’s inclusion of three delicious daily meals. That’s part of your independent living lifestyle at the residence, where our goal is to make your retirement worry-free so you can focus on pursuing the things you want to do, and connecting with the people who engage and inspire you.
We offer wholesome, chef-prepared meals that showcase seasonal ingredients, incorporating them in daily feature menus and à la carte selections. Served by our warm and welcoming staff in our comfortable dining room (or private dining room for family and friends gatherings), you’ll enjoy getting together with fellow residents for lively conversation and a satisfying meal.
Activities and amenities
What does retirement living look like to you? At Chartwell Oxford Gardens, the living is easy—and it’s also active, inclusive, entertaining, educational, social, and fun. One of the reasons we have such a strong reputation in the Woodstock community is our wide range of amenities and activities geared to our residents’ interests and needs. We are a vibrant community, not just because of our diverse group of residents and supportive staff, but because of amenities such as our swimming pool, and an activity room with putting green, billiards table, and shuffleboard.
Our residents are a social bunch, especially when it comes to attending our many entertainment events, where we invite musicians, performers, and speakers to display their talents. Residents also love pursuing activities such as our horticultural program, crafts, a variety of fitness and exercise choices, Bible study, cards, and games. You’ll also find them out and about on our shuttle bus, shopping at local stores and malls, or enjoying an event or festival.
A selection of inviting suites
Starting from $3,225/month
At Chartwell Oxford Gardens, we offer a large variety of layouts within our comfortable, well-appointed studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites, so you’re sure to find one that fits your style and budget. Our studio and one-bedroom suites include kitchenettes so you can make a light meal or snack. Our two-bedroom suites contain a full kitchen, with some plans also offering in-suite laundry and/or powder rooms. Many of our suites have patio walk-outs or balconies to enjoy the outdoors.
Retirement living in Woodstock
Woodstock, a small, friendly Southwestern Ontario town at the head of the Thames River, is a welcoming place for seniors, offering a blend of amenities and services, quiet neighbourhoods and parks, and a state-of-the-art local hospital. It is also within an hour’s drive of London and less than two hours to Toronto via Highway 401.
A village-like community surrounded by pretty gardens, walking paths and green space, you’ll find Chartwell Oxford Gardens in a mature, well-kept residential neighbourhood, with a transit stop right outside, and close to grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants, pharmacies, medical centres, as well as liquor and beer stores. Residents enjoy trips to the minutes’ away Supercentre, featuring several big-box retailers and popular chain restaurants. They also have easy access to Woodstock’s charming downtown, with its interesting boutiques, Farmer’s Market, and local restaurants. Getting outside is easy with the proximity of Pittock Conservation Area, and further south, Southside Park, where several trails attract walkers of all abilities.
Things to do in Woodstock
Welcome to Woodstock, known as “The Dairy Capital of Canada", and home to quirky “Cowapolooza,” a fun summer music festival, as well as Cheese Fest, taking advantage of local artisanal cheese makers’ talents. There are even more food-focused events and shops on offer: you can pick your own fruits and veggies at Thames River Melons, or stop by the Farmer’s Market at the Woodstock Fairgrounds, next door to Gateway Casinos Woodstock. Oxford County’s first craft brewery, Upper Thames Brewing Company, is worth a visit for its brews, food, and tours. For a unique shopping experience, stop by the One-of-a-kind Antique Mall, and speaking of all things old, be sure to stroll Historic Museum Square, home to Theatre Woodstock, Woodstock Museum, and the Woodstock Art Gallery. Those who prefer outdoor pursuits won’t be disappointed with the Pittock Conservation and Reservoir, with its large network of trails, perfect for bird watching. Closer to downtown, Southside Park is the town’s largest park, home to the Veteran’s Memorial Garden, a band shell, and lots of space to picnic.
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.