The best residences for seniors in Ottawa: what our Visavie advisors believe about them
Looking for the best residences for seniors in Ottawa? You probably want to find the best for your loved ones. Fortunately, there are many excellent seniors’ residences to choose from! While we always want nothing less than the best, it’s good to know that the perfect location for one may not be the ideal location for another. There are many factors that come into play when it comes to determining the perfect residence for our elderly loved ones. The person’s preferences play an important role. The needs of the person are also important. All this in order to make the best possible choice. Here we present the favourites of our Visavie counselors. You will discover four examples of retirement homes that they consider to be among the best residences for seniors in Ottawa.
The best residences for seniors in Ottawa: our advisor Mariette’s favourite
Mariette St-Denis is a counsellor for Visavie. She assists seniors and their families in their search for a seniors’ residence that is best suited to their needs. Today, she tells us about her favorite among the different residences for seniors in the Ottawa region. It’s called Promenade Retirement Residence by Alavida Lifestyles and it’s located in the Orleans neighbourhood, just outside of downtown Ottawa, Ontario.
“Promenade is one of my favourite retirement homes in Orleans […].
It offers luxurious, carefree suites for independent residents who enjoy condominium living […]”
To illustrate her choice, our advisor tells us about one of her clients, an 85-year-old senior, who chose to opt for this living environment and says she is very happy about it! According to the senior, living at Promenade is like being in a big family! Our counsellor, Mariette, shares with us what her satisfied client had to say:
“Her favorite amenity is the indoor saltwater pool which she enjoys every day. She tells me that the food is excellent and that she enjoys the daily happy hour to meet her friends. […] “
The lovely senior, still quite active, also appreciates the many organized activity alternatives. Her favorites are:
- Aquafitness classes;
- Group crossword puzzles;
- And movie nights!
With their words, this 85 year old resident and our advisor Mariette told us to add Promenade (Alavida Lifestyles) to our list of the best seniors’ residences near the Canadian capital.
The best residence in Ottawa according to our advisor Mara
Timberwalk Retirement Community is a must-see for our counsellor Mara Eby! This senior living community is definitely on her list of favorite retirement homes. Located in Kanata, just outside of Ottawa, this seniors’ residence is one of Riverstone’s newest retirement communities.
Our Visavie advisor tells us that there are several features that make this residence a prime location. These include:
- The possibility of enjoying a magnificent environment including a pond and beautiful outdoor gardens;
- Spacious suites to make you feel at home;
- A warm and pleasant staff for whom the quality of life of the residents is important;
- And much more!
One of the distinguishing features of this retirement home, according to Mara, is the floor of the residence that is dedicated to memory care. It’s a feature that meets a real need. In fact, our Visavie advisor says that all levels of care are offered there. Moreover, the residents love living there! For all these reasons, Timberwalk Retirement Community is on our list of the best seniors’ residences in Ottawa.
Riverpath Retirement Home in Ottawa: our advisor Florent’s choice
Located in Ottawa’s Beechwood neighbourhood, Riverpath Retirement Community is the residence of choice for our counsellor Florent Clairoux. There are several reasons why he feels this seniors’ residence is an ideal place to live. Its location is definitely on that list. With the Rideau River flowing nearby, there are many parks, walking and biking trails for seniors who like to get moving! These places contribute to the quality of life for residents! You can even observe these beautiful spaces from the rooftop terrace with a panoramic view. Many amenities are also nearby such as grocery stores, stores, restaurants, cafes, health services, etc. This is a practical and functional location in a bilingual environment!
According to our Visavie advisor, this retirement home has a “modern, functional common area with classy decor […]”. Its suites are well equipped and the food is good! In fact, the chef is well known in the community. Many activities are also offered on site. The staff is attentive and contributes to creating a friendly atmosphere within this residence which offers adapted services for both autonomous and non-autonomous seniors.
But the most important value for our counsellor is the feeling of security that emanates from this place. For him, knowing that the staff there will take care of the residents who live there is a priority! This value represents our mission at Visavie. For all these reasons, Riverpath Retirement Community is one of our recommendations for the best seniors’ residences in Ottawa.
The Courtyards on Eagleson: one of the best seniors’ residences in Ottawa according to our consultant Heather
To complete this list of the best residences for seniors in Ottawa, our advisor Heather Hyndman chose The Courtyards on Eagleson Retirement Residence. The unique feature of this residence is that it is tailored to a specific clientele: seniors with dementia and other memory impairments. This residence is therefore a perfect solution for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease for example. Everything is designed accordingly!
Our counsellor, Heather, says she likes the fact that the facility is on one floor and therefore does not have an elevator. The seniors’ residence is also divided into four communities, each with plenty of space, both inside and out. Our senior living advisor adds that the staff is dedicated and goes above and beyond every day to ensure the safety of the residents while organizing multiple activities for their well-being. She concludes, “…If this community had existed when my mother was alive and suffering from dementia, I would have chosen The Courtyards on Eagleson for her.”
So don’t lose hope! Through your research, you will undoubtedly find the senior living residence that will best meet the needs of your elderly loved ones. To help you, Visavie offers a free accompaniment service that is accessible at all times. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our counsellors. They will take the time to listen to you and discuss your needs in order to offer you customized assistance. This way, you will find the best residence for your loved one, according to his or her needs and situation!
We also suggest this article with 10 questions to ask yourself in your search for a residence for seniors. Enjoy your reading!