Whether strolling through Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens, shopping at Oshawa Centre or admiring the art at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, there’s so much for seniors to enjoy in Oshawa, Ontario. With a population of 175,000 and above-average incomes, Oshawa offers easy proximity to Toronto’s cultural attractions, healthcare centres and international airport.
Seniors and their loved ones also appreciate that some of the best Assisted Living options are located within minutes of Oshawa and offer premium senior living, amenities and personalized, professional care.
Why seniors like Oshawa, Ontario
With picturesque parks, 27 kilometres of trails and a downtown core featuring quaint boutiques and restaurants, Oshawa delivers all the elements of peaceful retirement living. Seniors can check out the Canadian Automotive Museum, perfect their putt at Oshawa Golf & Curling Club or Kedron Dells Golf Club, catch a concert at the Tribute Communities Centre or watch a play at the Oshawa Little Theatre. (You can always plan a gourmet dinner at Wildfire Steakhouse or Harpo’s Restaurant later.) Toronto, Stratford and beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake also within easy reach for a relaxing day trip. With all its cultural charms, festivals and services, it’s no wonder that retirees look for senior living options near Oshawa.
“We have 55,000 individuals who are 55-plus out of the 175,000 people in the city,” says Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter, who told Durham Radio News that Oshawa is a safe and welcoming place to spend your golden years.
Senior care near Oshawa
Are you looking for Assisted Living in the Oshawa or Durham region for you or a loved one? Start your research with our Guide to Senior Living Care Options in Ontario. You’ll learn about the differences between government-subsidized long-term care homes — also known as nursing homes — and private-pay retirement residences, as well as the range of senior care types, from Independent Living to Assisted Living to Memory Care. Those insights will help you find a senior living option near Oshawa that meets your healthcare, lifestyle and budget requirements. Other helpful resources include:
- What is Assisted Living?
- The Guide to Senior Living in Ontario
- 9 amazing activities for seniors in retirement living
- Worksheet: Cost Comparison Between Retirement Living Residences
- Six myths about the cost of senior living
Comparing retirement home options near Oshawa, Ontario
If you’re trying to assess the costs, amenities and senior care at different retirement residences close to Oshawa in Whitby, Pickering, Markham, Unionville and elsewhere, you need to understand which questions to ask. Review these articles before you call or tour any residence.
- How to research senior living residences
- Ask this essential question when touring an assisted living residence
- Top 25 questions: What to ask on a retirement residence tour
- Answers to top questions about retirement living
- Choosing the right retirement residence.
Assisted Living in Whitby, minutes away from Oshawa
Just a 15-minute drive from Oshawa, Amica Whitby is a premium senior living residence complete with private suites, fully licensed dining, a saltwater pool, a fitness centre, a pub with billiards, a greenhouse, enriching activities, exciting cultural excursions and more. (Browse these social posts to see what life is like there.) It’s also centrally located so you can enjoy all the conveniences of downtown Whitby.
Amica’s personalized professional care, nurses on-site 24/7 and extensive safety protocols let you enjoy life with confidence. As your needs change, so does our care. At Amica Whitby, you have a choice of Independent Living or Assisted Living, with your comfort, care and safety ensured around the clock.
Assisted Living in Pickering — only 45 minutes from Oshawa
Located in a vibrant neighbourhood, Amica Pickering features thoughtfully designed private suites and amenities to keep you engaged and active, including a fitness centre, craft kitchen, home theatre, hair salon and spa. (Check out their social feed to learn about entertaining parties, activities and day trips, too.) Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care options allow Amica Pickering to support every resident’s unique care needs. That continuum of care means you don’t have to move if your needs change, plus spouses with different care requirements can live in the same building.
Assisted Living in Markham — just 45 minutes from Oshawa
Walk along the water, browse charming Markham Village shops or watch a play at the Flato Markham Theatre — there’s no shortage of senior-friendly attractions in Markham. At Amica Swan Lake, you’ll have a private suite, outstanding dining, fitness classes, clubs and billiards, an indoor pool and a range of optional creative, social and recreational activities and excursions. (View their social feed to get a sense of what they’re up to.) At Amica Swan Lake, you have a choice of Independent Living or Assisted Living.
Assisted Living in Unionville, close to Oshawa
A 45-minute drive from Oshawa, Amica Unionville offers private suites and amenities such as a fitness centre, spa pool, arts and crafts kitchen and gardening centre. (Find out more about their activities and excursions on social media.) Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care options enable Amica Unionville to support your individual care needs.
Assisted Living in Toronto, Thornhill, Newmarket, Mississauga and Brampton, close to Oshawa
Finding a premium retirement home that empowers you with freedom, connection and personalized, professional senior care is often worth a short commute for loved ones. Amica Bayview Village and Amica Bayview Gardens in Toronto, Amica Thornhill, Amica Newmarket, Amica Erin Mills and Amica City Centre in Mississauga and Amica Peel Village in Brampton all offer Assisted Living and are about an hour away from Oshawa. You’ll also find Amica senior living residences in other nearby cities and towns, with 21 Ontario locations in total.
Respite care near Oshawa, Ontario
When older adults need extra help to recover from surgery or a health challenge, or if their usual caregiver needs a break, respite care offers a safe interim solution. (Review and Why book a respite stay to learn more.) If you’re looking for respite care near Oshawa, Amica Whitby, Amica Pickering, Amica Swan Lake, Amica Unionville, Amica Thornhill, Amica Bayview Village and Amica Bayview Gardens all offer trial and respite stays. You’ll have the opportunity to experience Amica’s premium lifestyle offering in a private furnished suite and try all the amenities and services, including dining, during your stay.
Why discerning seniors choose Amica residences in the Oshawa region
Once you’ve reviewed the range of Assisted Living options near Oshawa, it becomes obvious that Amica is the top choice for modern seniors who want more out of life. Each day at Amica, you’ll have the opportunity to socialize at activities such as dinner dances, cooking workshops, scotch tastings, aquafit classes and art and culture lectures. Book a virtual or in-person tour to learn more about what it’s like to live life with optimism thanks to Amica’s outstanding dining, amenities, events, senior care and safety measures.