Best Assisted Living residences near Ajax, Ontario

Discover the top retirement living options with exceptional senior care in Pickering, Whitby, Markham and Toronto.

An aerial shot of Ajax, Ontario and Duffins Creek at dusk.

From strolling the Ajax Waterfront Trail to shopping to watching a thrilling horse race at Ajax Downs, there’s so much for seniors to enjoy in Ajax, Ontario. With a population of 127,000 and above-average incomes, Ajax is only a short drive from Toronto’s award-winning healthcare centres, attractions and international airport. So it’s no surprise that Ajax ranked #44 out of 415 in Maclean’s recent listing of Canada’s Best Communities. Seniors and their loved ones also appreciate that some of the best Assisted Living options — offering premium senior living, amenities and personalized, professional care — are located within minutes of Ajax.

Why seniors like Ajax, Ontario

With lush parks and Conservation Areas, fine dining and cultural centres and galleries, Ajax offers all the elements of serene retirement living. Seniors can watch a play at The St. Francis Centre for Community Arts & Culture, shop at the RioCan Durham Centre, perfect their putt at Deer Creek Golf Club or try their luck at Casino Ajax. (You can always plan a delicious dinner at Casa Verde or The Keg later.) Toronto, Kleinburg, Stratford and Niagara Falls are also within easy reach for a fun day trip. It’s no wonder that retirees look for senior living options near Ajax given its diversity, services and annual events, like Movies in the Park or the Spectacle of Lights in winter.

Senior care near Ajax

If you’re researching Assisted Living in the Ajax or Durham region for you or a loved one, start by reading our Guide to Senior Living Care Options in Ontario. You’ll learn how to differentiate private-pay retirement residences from government-subsidized long-term care homes — also known as nursing homes —as well as the range of senior care types, from Independent Living to Assisted Living to Memory Care. This backgrounder will help you find a senior living option near Ajax that meets your lifestyle, budget and healthcare needs. Other useful resources include:

Evaluating retirement home options near Ajax, Ontario

If you’re comparing the senior care, amenities and costs at different retirement residences close to Ajax in Pickering, Whitby, Markham, Toronto and elsewhere, it helps to know which questions to ask. Read these articles before you call or tour any residence.

Assisted Living in Pickering — only 14 minutes from Ajax

Newly built and boasting eight elegant storeys, Amica Pickering features thoughtfully designed private suites and amenities to keep you active and engaged, including a fitness centre, hair salon and spa, home theatre and craft kitchen. (See their social feed to learn about their entertaining events, parties and excursions, too.)

Amica’s personalized professional care, nurses on-site 24/7 and extensive safety protocols let you enjoy life with confidence. Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care options enable Amica Pickering to support every resident’s unique care needs. That range of care means you don’t have to move if your needs change, plus spouses with different support requirements can live in the same building.

Assisted Living in Whitby, minutes away from Ajax

Just an 18-minute drive from Ajax, Amica Whitby is a premium senior living residence with private suites, fully licensed dining, a fitness centre, a saltwater pool, a pub with billiards, fun-filled activities, cultural outings and more. (Check out these social posts to get a glimpse of what life is like there.) It’s located just north of downtown Whitby, so you can enjoy all the local attractions. At Amica Whitby, you also have the choice of Independent Living or Assisted Living, with your comfort, care and safety ensured around the clock.

Assisted Living in Toronto, a short drive from Ajax

Amica Bayview Village and Amica Bayview Gardens — just minutes away from each other and 36 minutes from Ajax — are ideally located in a quiet, leafy neighbourhood of senior-friendly Toronto. These premium senior living residences come complete with private Independent Living and Assisted Living suites, outstanding dining, a fitness centre, a saltwater pool, home theatre and enriching activities, entertainment and day trips. (Learn what they get up to via the Amica Bayview Village and Amica Bayview Gardens social feeds.) 

Assisted Living in Markham — just 41 minutes from Ajax

Whether you walk along the waterfront, peruse Markham Village boutiques or play a round at Angus Glen Golf Club, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Markham. At Amica Swan Lake, you’ll have a private suite, fully licensed dining, an indoor pool, fitness classes, billiards and a variety of social, creative and recreational activities and excursions to choose from. (See their social feed to discover all the fun.) At Amica Swan Lake, you have a choice of Independent Living or Assisted Living.

Assisted Living in Unionville, Thornhill, Newmarket and Mississauga, close to Ajax

Finding a premium retirement home that offers freedom, connection and personalized, professional senior care is often worth a short commute for loved ones. Amica Unionville, Amica Thornhill, Amica Newmarket and Amica Erin Mills and Amica City Centre in Mississauga all offer Assisted Living care and are within or just over an hour away from Ajax. You’ll also find Amica senior living residences in other nearby cities and towns, with 21 Ontario locations in total.

Senior respite care near Ajax, Ontario

When older adults need extra help to recuperate from a health challenge or surgery, or if their usual caregiver needs a break, respite care provides a safe interim solution. (Read Respite Care: 8 frequently asked questions and Why book a respite stay to find out more.) If you’re looking for respite care close to Ajax, Amica Pickering, Amica Whitby, Amica Bayview Village and Amica Bayview Gardens in Toronto, Amica Swan Lake in Markham, Amica Unionville and Amica Thornhill 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 modern seniors choose Amica residences near Ajax

Discerning seniors who want more out of life look for a senior living experience with delicious cuisine and cocktails, elegant and accessible surroundings and exceptional care. Once you’ve assessed the range of Assisted Living options near Ajax, it becomes clear that Amica is the top choice. Each day at Amica, you’ll have the choice to socialize at activities such as winery tours, art lessons, concerts, dances and DrumFIT classes. 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.