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There’s never been a better time to explore senior independent living options

Chartwell Retirement Residences’ services aim to make the lives of residents happier, healthier, and more meaningful

When Rose and her husband moved to Chartwell Carlton Retirement Residence, an independent living community in Burnaby, they did not anticipate they would be settling into their new home on the brink of a pandemic.

Yet rather than allowing the past few years to dampen their experience, their conviction they had made the right decision to move only deepened.

“We can’t imagine living anywhere else at this time of our life…with no stress, no decisions, and friendly residents to interact with daily, but most importantly staff who genuinely seem to care,” explains Rose.

Fellow resident Patrick concurs.

“I have lived at Chartwell Carlton for almost three years. It provides a safe and welcoming environment, as well as a wide variety of activities,” he describes.

“All of the staff are knowledgeable, polite, and hardworking. In particular, I have appreciated services received from housekeeping, dining room, and maintenance staff.”

As society gradually shifts back to pre-pandemic norms, older adults who have delayed a decision to downsize or seek living arrangements with more freedom from homeownership responsibilities have begun to consider their options again.

There is no denying that for many, the idea of less time and energy spent on home and property maintenance and more opportunities to socialize, pursue interests, travel, or try something new have endured, if not increased, because of the past two years.

A key benefit of independent living in a retirement residence is having consistent access to staff devoted to helping you live worry-free.

“I could not be happier with the quality of the building, care of the staff and warmth that I feel every time I visit,” tells Aleem, son of one of the residents.

“My Mom is happy, healthier than ever and enjoying all the food and goodies that Chartwell provides each and every day.”

Chartwell Carlton is an intimate, boutique-style retirement community with breathtaking mountain views in central-west Burnaby. Nearby are lakes, forests, and trails, as well as Grand Villa Casino, Highway 1 and two Metrotown SkyTrain lines.

Apart from the superb location, the lifestyle’s value is derived from all-inclusive services like thoughtfully prepared menu choices, weekly housekeeping, optional recreational, fitness and hobby experiences, chauffeured car services and underground parking.

“A dear friend of mine has been a resident of Chartwell Carlton for close to two years,” says Gina.

“I would not hesitate to recommend this independent living residence for anyone considering a move into retirement living. Its central location, its spacious and well-appointed, welcoming environment, and the numerous fun events that are such an integral part of providing transitioning seniors with their accommodation through a positive, interactive lifestyle.”

Explore the lifestyle at Chartwell Carlton Retirement Residence today by calling 778-300-2389  or visiting

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