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Now is the time for Burnaby seniors to consider retirement community living

Senior living options at retirement residences such as Chartwell Carlton Retirement Community allow seniors to take advantage of all of the joys of living without the worries
At Chartwell Carlton, residents can focus their time and energy towards life’s joys. Photo provided by Chartwell Residences.

Ever wondered about senior living for yourself or a loved one?

Senior living—not to be confused with long-term care—is an excellent choice for older adults and their adult children. Retirement communities provide a convenient, social, and worry-free lifestyle for seniors. In these communities, you or your loved one can focus your time and energy towards life’s joys, while staff members tend to the daily aspects of living that may require support.

When Colette started exploring retirement residences in Burnaby for her mother, they felt immediately drawn to Chartwell Carlton Retirement Community, an intimate, boutique-style independent living community in the Cascade Heights.

“My 86-year-old mom moved in right as the facility opened in 2019,” says Colette. “The building is beautiful and bright, with several outdoor spaces and balconies.”

The retirement community features abundant natural light and an open-concept design, including a fireside lounge and three rooftop terraces with exceptional mountain and city views. With exposed beams, wood finishes, and a contemporary colour palette, Chartwell Carlton exudes a West Coast feel.

The Chartwell Carlton property is located in a breathtaking setting, featuring picturesque mountain views and near many beautiful lakes, parks, forests and trails. The surrounding beauty of the outdoors makes this neighbourhood a stunning place for senior residents to call home.

Fire Lounge at Chartwell Carlton. Photo provided by Chartwell Residences.

A key advantage of life in a retirement residence is this consistent access to staff committed to helping seniors live worry-free.

“The staff here are outstanding,” concurs Donna, a fellow resident of Chartwell Carlton. “The maintenance manager is always available and willing to help with any problem. My housekeeper is always thorough, pleasant, and willing to do extra if needed. The serving staff are so friendly and always smiling. The chef has added so many delicious meals, and he is approachable with any request. The program director is amazing regarding activities and special events. Last but certainly not least, Chartwell Carlton’s wonderful manager has a warm nature and always puts the safety of the residents first.” 

What stood out to Colette as a special quality of Chartwell is their exceptional customer service and their caring attentiveness towards her mother.

“When my mom’s memory started declining, they checked in on her and ensured she had some socialization,” says Colette. “Mom loves the staff and thinks every single person is friendly and kind, and many have been there long term.”

Many seniors who choose senior living say they wish they’d moved in years earlier, referencing the friendly staff, delicious chef-prepared meals, social community, and variety of optional programs and activities, including fitness classes and outings.

“I have lived here for almost three years,” says Patrick, a resident at Chartwell Carlton. “It’s a safe and welcoming environment with a wide variety of activities. The building is well-constructed and well-maintained. All staff members are knowledgeable, polite, and hardworking.”

“I can’t say enough good things about Carlton,” says Donna. “I am so happy to be here,” Donna says.

Ready to explore the lifestyle at Chartwell Carlton? Don’t delay—ask them about their limited-time offer today by calling 778.300.2389 or visiting