Move Seniors Lovingly – Etobicoke
Each month Move Seniors Lovingly- Etobicoke | Peel | Halton plans to profile one of the retirement residences they’ve had the pleasure of working with to showcase what makes them exceptional. December’s Featured Residence is Parkland on Eglinton West.
Entering Parkland on Eglinton West retirement residence during their “Home for the Holidays” celebration, I was immediately enveloped in holiday cheer. Their grand lobby entrance was filled with staff dressed in seasonal sweaters and even one or two elves scurrying about. Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause were seated near the tree, eagerly awaiting residents, their children, and grandchildren.
Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause: Photo Courtesy of Parkland on Eglinton West
Residents gathered in the lobby, preparing to listen to the festive choir. Others sat together at the charming Breton Bistro & Lounge, sipping coffee and eating holiday treats and popcorn. You could tell this was a residence where friendships were made, and unique experiences were shared. On this particular day, there were animals outside in the courtyard for residents and their families to pet, including goats, sheep, donkeys, and even a llama. Talk about holiday magic!
Parkland on Eglinton West’s Choir: Photo Courtesy of Parkland on Eglinton West
Ola Kit, Regional Lifestyle Consultant, says, “The people and the drive they bring to work make this residence thrive. They truly love what they do and consistently go above and beyond.” As I toured this residence, I witnessed her words ring true as residents stopped to chat with her or ask her where they could get something festive to wear on their heads for the celebration.
“Our residents are equally proud of our space and happy to live here,” says Ola. She says she loves seeing their transformation from moving into Parkland on Eglinton West to a couple of months down the road, noting, “They are now relaxed and enjoying life to the fullest.”
Smiling staff during the event: Photo Courtesy of Parkland on Eglinton West
One of the great things about Parkland on Eglinton West is that all amenities are located on the main floor, so there is no confusion about where you can find all your daily activities. The space offers a beautiful spa, pool, and a Harmony Fitness area with many popular classes, such as cardio and balance classes. There’s also a Kingsway Movie Theatre and a private dining room that residents can book called Princess Anne. For residents with pets, there is even a Pet Spa to pamper your furry friends.
The Kingsway Movie Theatre: Photo Courtesy of Parkland on Eglinton West
Regarding the food highlights, a group of in-house chefs prepare fresh meals daily at The Citadel Restaurant, and an in-house Pastry Chef makes an array of new desserts daily, showcased at The Citadel’s very own Sweet Spot! Shannon’s Pub is where residents can get together over a pint and enjoy game room amenities like the pool table and golf simulator.
The Citadel Restaurant: Photo Courtesy of Parkland on Eglinton West
Parkland on Eglinton West also offers many options for levels of care, allowing their residents to age in place. Lifestyle Apartments are available for those who enjoy independent living but also want access to amenities, the social calendar and concierge services. These gorgeous suites feature fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, extra-wide doorways, tons of closet space, and even a private balcony. The All-Inclusive Lifestyle includes two meals per day, weekly housekeeping, chauffeur and concierge services and more.
Assisted Living offers options like medication assistance and three meals daily, amongst other services. There is also a Memory Care community specifically designed for residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Finally, Parkland on Eglinton West offers Enriched Care, the highest level of care available, where residents get full support with all their activities of daily living in fully furnished suites which include a hospital bed and ceiling lift in each suite to support with transfers. If families have loved ones needing different levels of care, they can rest assured that Parkland on Eglinton West has a place for all to feel comfortable and well-cared for.
Interior living space model suite: Photo Courtesy of Parkland on Eglinton West
The residents can also join trips on the Parkland bus numerous times weekly for grocery trips or participate in events such as going to the theatre, touring Stratford, or other scenic drives. The sky is the limit regarding the variety of outings offered.
At the end of my tour, I realized that it wasn’t just the magic of the season that left me with an impression of care and community. Parkland on Eglinton West is genuinely invested in helping seniors live their best and most meaningful lives. If you’re looking for a unique retirement residence in Etobicoke, I recommend checking it out!
For more information about Parkland on Eglinton West, call 416-997-2647 or visit experienceparkland.com/oneglintonwest.
A resident enjoying the festivities: Photo Courtesy of Parkland on Eglinton West
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