Who Needs Independent Living
Many seniors in Ottawa decide to join an independent living community so they can enjoy their retirement in a resort-style setting where residents are free from responsibilities such as household chores and maintenance. Some seniors seek our retirement communities when their needs change, and they appreciate the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing friendly neighbors and caring staff are always close at hand. Independent living communities in Ottawa are designed to encourage seniors to remain active and involved while enjoying the security of a safe, inviting and inclusive environment.
What to Expect
Numerous independent living communities in Ottawa provide amenities such as:
- 24-hour on-site security and in-suite emergency call systems
- Escorted group outings
- Regular social activities and special events
- Fitness programs
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Pet-friendly suites
- Chef-designed meals served in a restaurant-style dining room
In Ottawa independent living communities may also been called retirement communities. Contact us for assistance in locating the ideal Ottawa retirement community for you or your loved ones.
Activities for Seniors in Ottawa
Ottawa is filled with world-class attractions and amenities, providing seniors with year-round activities and entertainment. Here are just a few of the senior-friendly destinations in Ottawa:
Byward Public Market – Located in the Lower Town district is Canada's oldest, and largest, public market. This vibrant area is filled with dozens of unique restaurants and shops, specialty food vendors, galleries and boutique, and every Saturday morning local farmers sell fresh produce and maple syrup.
Rideau Canal – This iconic downtown waterway is a year-round destination for locals and visitors alike. During the warmer weather, enjoy a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the car-free waterfront trails, or take a cruise in a voyager canoe. In the winter, take in Ottawa's Winterlude festival, snack on a BeaverTail pastry, or skate along the world's longest skating rink.
Casino du Lac-Leamy – Just across the river from Ottawa is Gatineau, Quebec, home to the area's most exciting adult entertainment complex. Try your luck at your favorite slot machine or table game, enjoy a gourmet meal, or take in a live show at the theatre.
Sports – Sports fans in Ottawa can cheer on the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League, or root for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. During the summer months, the Ottawa Champions provide local baseball fans with non-stop action at RCGT Park, a fan-friendly park in the heart of downtown.
Finding Independent Living in Ottawa
If you are interested in learning more about how you can enjoy an active retirement in a vibrant independent living community in the Ottawa area, call us today. Our friendly, knowledgeable Senior Living Advisors are available to help your choose the perfect Ottawa retirement community.