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About Retirement Living


Ontario’s retirement communities come in many shapes and sizes, from small homes with ten residents to larger homes with 200+.

Comfortable, safe places, where each resident is a respected member of the community, retirement communities offer a wide range of amenities and care services, including dining, social activities, spiritual, cultural, and educational events, fitness, and much more, to meet your preferences and budget.

If this sounds like a place you or a loved one can call home, start thinking about and asking questions about retirement living now. Learn more below and discover the 700+ ORCA member homes today.

How to choose the right retirement community


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Community & Activities

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Care Services

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Whether your preference is a studio, one or two-bedroom suite with a kitchenette, your personal space is designed to make you feel comfortable and safe offering any of the supports you may need.

Many retirement communities have common areas, lounges, libraries, hobby rooms, fitness areas, gardens, and more for your enjoyment and socializing. Recreation coordinators are on staff and always happy to bring residents ideas to life.

Many retirement communities offer main dining rooms, bistros, and patios where you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Menus are rotated regularly by the Chef, which means that healthy, tasty food is always offered.

Retirement communities offer a wide range of care services, from independent living to specialized dementia and memory care. You can choose how much to do for yourself and how you spend your time.

  • Are you looking for a studio, one or two bedroom unit?
  • Do you want a kitchenette?
  • Do you want a balcony or other outdoor space?
  • How much storage space do you need?
  • Do you prefer a bathtub or a walk-in shower?
  • Are there other suite features that are important to you?
  • Do you want to live in a residential area or a more urban locale?
  • How close do you want to be to family and friends?
  • Do you want to be part of a particular cultural or language community?
  • Will you use libraries, lounges, or other activity rooms?
  • Do you want transportation for your appointments?
  • Do you have any hobbies?
  • How active are you? Do you want an exercise space or program?
  • Do you want cooking facilities available for your use?
  • Do you want one, two, or all three meals each day?
  • Do you have certain dietary restrictions?
  • What kind of food do you like to eat?
  • Do you want a rotating menu or full service options?
  • Do you like to eat at the same time each day?
  • Do you want to be able to drink alcohol with your meal?
  • How frequently do you want housekeeping services?
  • Do you want to do all your own laundry?
  • Do you want an emergency response system in place?
  • Do you need any kind of assistance with the activities of daily life (e.g. grooming, bathing, dressing)?
  • Are you able to visit your own doctor or do you need an in-home physician?
  • Are you looking for staff and/or services in a particular language?

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The right home for you is in the perfect location and has the amenities and services you need.  We’ll help you find it.