Retirement Living, Calgary, Alberta
The most populous city and the largest in Alberta, Calgary is the perfect place to call home. Located in the south of Alberta, Calgary offers magnificent views of mountain belts and flowing rivers. Home to world-renowned attractions like the Calgary Stampede, Calgary Tower, as well as its proximity to Banff and Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains, we are sure this thriving city has something to please everyone.
Conveniently located near shopping centres, medical centres, restaurants and more, our Retirement residences offer independent and supportive environments to meet the unique needs of each senior.
Interested in senior living in Calgary? Call us today to find out more about independent living, supportive living, assisted living or memory care. One of our senior living advisors would be happy to assist you and discuss all the options we offer.
Retirement homes in Calgary
Questions about retirement living?
In our Calgary retirement homes, it’s all about living in a community, with little to worry about other than how you want to spend your time. And they are as varied as they come in terms of design and amenities.
Independent and Assisted Living Calgary
If you do not require assistance with personal care, independent living is the right option for you. If you need an extra hand to get through your day, assisted living is the best choice. Either way, you’ll enjoy living in your own comfortably designed suite, come and go as you please, and benefit from the activities you choose each day.
Some retirement homes provide both independent living and assisted living options in one residence, to allow for a continuum of care. The benefit of this type of retirement community is that healthy, independent seniors can enjoy a self-sufficient lifestyle, and then as their health needs change they can transition to an assisted living option in the same community.
Assisted living (sometimes called supportive living) is best suited for seniors who need some level of support with activities of daily living, while independent living is designed for active seniors who are largely self-sufficient. Both offer optional services for added convenience, such as housekeeping and laundry; assisted living homes offer a broader range of care services to support your daily activities, as well as care options including dementia care.
How much does a retirement home in Calgary cost?
When you choose to live in a retirement home, you also have the opportunity to choose which suite you like and which services and care options you need. All of these choices help determine how much you pay.
Retirement living is a welcome, affordable option for seniors who no longer want to worry about the upkeep or expenses associated with maintaining their home. In a retirement home, you not only have a suite of your own that you’ve chosen, you have delicious meals, social activities, a thriving environment and the ability to let someone else think about mundane tasks like cleaning, so that you can focus on what matters to you most. You also have the comfort of knowing that you have access to the care and support you need to manage your health, through onsite or visiting care professionals. In some cases, you can also choose to bring in government-funded or private services.
Senior living in Calgary
If you are making the move to a retirement residence, the most important thing to remember is that this is your home. Make it personal and comfortable, open yourself to new friendships and explore new activities:
- Make your space at your new retirement home your own; bring in things that make you happy, like photographs or favourite mementoes, and display them in your room
- Check out the recreational activities and events both inside and outside the residence, and take part in those that interest you. You could meet new friends that make all the difference to your experience
- Get to know the staff. They are there to meet your needs and make sure you have everything you need in your home
- Explore your neighbourhood with a friend and check out nearby eateries and shopping
- Invite your family in; this is your home and they are free to visit you here any time
Our Active Living Programming designed to support your mind, body and spirit through the Dimensions of Wellness is evident across our retirement homes. With a host of recreational, cultural and social events and activities to choose from, there is something for everyone. Want to get fit? Join an exercise class. Want to hone your artistic side? Share your creativity at art class. Want to visit the theatre? Take part and enjoy the show. And don’t forget about your furry companions – many retirement homes are pet-friendly. Along with letting someone else do the cooking, cleaning and laundry for a change, you’ll be part of a close-knit community, with a lively social atmosphere and camaraderie.
Interested in exploring activities outside your new retirement home? Check out the festivals that Calgary has to offer throughout the year that seniors may attend. There are a number of events like the Calgary Stampede.
How to choose a retirement home in Calgary
Unfortunately, some families wait until a time of crisis before considering a move to a retirement home. In fact, the process of finding the right retirement home requires quite a bit of thought and pre-planning.
Our guide can assist you with some planning
- Understanding your care options
- How much it will cost to move into a retirement home?
- Doing your homework
- Making your move to a retirement home
- Downsizing your home for retirement
Planning to visit a few retirement homes? Our retirement home checklist can help you compare options so you can decide which one is best for you.