Bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, Ottawa’s newest seniors’ residence, Greystone Village Retirement, brings the countryside to your door.
“The location is stunning with the best views in the city,” says general manager Jennifer Martel, who co-owns the locally owned facility with three partners — all of them with longtime experience in senior care in the region. “Walk down to the river, turn left and you are in a park. Turn right and you are also in a park. And the trails just go on forever. Then, when you go to Main Street, which is three minutes away, there are restaurants and shops, everything you might want. It really is a charming little community with everything on your doorstep.”
Back at Greystone, you can continue to enjoy the green spaces around you from the rooftop terraces, the sunrooms or in your own suite through the massive windows that bring the outside in from every angle.
Martel points out that the abundance of green space in the vicinity is a particular bonus for any residents who happen to be dog owners. Pets are welcome, she adds, explaining that this is all part of the philosophy of ensuring that living at Greystone means continuing to do everything you enjoy.
Among the many activities and amenities on offer are fitness classes, yoga, tai-chi and even Zumba. For people with a creative bent, there are art and craft sessions and there is always the opportunity for further education in financial planning or other topics that residents request. On the social front, residents can take part in the group outings of their choice or meet in such pleasant spots as the on-site movie theatre, library, café or the Flying Fathers pub. “It’s a real pub,” emphasizes Martel, pointing that draft beer is always on tap. Residents can also simply relax in any of the attractive communal spaces.
“One of the things that makes this project different is that the team has concentrated on the beautiful as well as the practical,” she says, pointing to such apparently small touches as designer towel bars that double as grab bars (able to support up to 400 pounds) or major design features that ensure maximum privacy at entrances to individual suites.
Greystone Village Retirement, which will be ready for occupancy on April 1, is now taking reservations and suites are filling fast.
Ottawa Citizen article, Mar 2, 2020