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Retirement Communities with a Capital C

Senior woman happily painting at an event
Senior woman happily painting at an event

Cathy Hecimovich

CEO, Ontario Retirement Communities Association

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit a retirement community recently, you really don’t know what you’re missing. 

Today’s retirement communities are warm, vibrant places bustling with seniors living purposeful, independent, and fulfilled lives. The Ontario Retirement Communities Association’s member communities offer residents the choice of a wide array of amenities, conveniences, and activities that help keep them engaged, healthy, and, most importantly, happy. 

When it comes to retirement living, we know that community and choice are key considerations. A poll conducted by DART Insight and Communications found 91% of Canadians agreed that they don’t want to be socially isolated in their later years. Additionally, 96% agreed that social interaction is important for seniors’ health and well-being. So, it’s no wonder that choosing to live in a communal environment makes sense for an increasing number of seniors across the country. 

The health and social benefits of communal living are undeniable, but the rewards of joining a community focused on choice, acceptance, and respect don’t end there. Retirement communities offer residents safety and security, and invaluable peace of mind for families as well. In fact, 96% of Canadians agreed that families worry less when their loved ones have support to keep them safe and well.

Whether a senior needs help with cooking meals and household chores, or they require assistance related to health issues, retirement communities offer customized supports for anyone and everyone who choose to call a retirement community home. 

When the time comes to consider retirement living options for yourself or someone you love, be sure to book a tour and check out your local retirement community — or you’ll never know what you’ve been missing.

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