When Kevin began helping an aging loved one find a retirement community in Cornwall, he anticipated a process that would be lengthy and stressful. Yet when he met the staff at Chartwell McConnell Retirement Residence, they helped make the transition a smooth and pleasant one for all involved.
“[Staff] recently facilitated a cross-country move into the retirement apartments at Chartwell McConnell for a member of our family. From the initial tour, we were impressed with what the building offered for independent living.
Staff showed patience and care in answering all of our questions, doing a virtual tour, and taking measure-ments and photos,” shares Kevin. “[They] ensured the apartment was freshened up very nicely prior to occupancy [and were] flexible in accommodating an uncertain move-in date. At every step of the process, [staff] was always ready to respond, reassure and resolve. We recommend Chartwell McConnell without any reservation.”
As society continues to shift back to pre-pan-demic norms, older adults who have delayed a decision to downsize or seek a living arrangement that provides more freedom from the responsibilities of home ownership have begun to consider their options again.
There is no denying that for many, the pros-pect of less time and energy spent on home and property maintenance and more oppor-tunities to socialize, pursue interests, travel, or try something new have endured, if not increased because of the past years.
A key benefit of life in a retirement residence is having consistent access to staff who are devoted to helping seniors live worry-free: “The kitchen staff and meals are exceptional and everyone from nursing to personal care to housekeep-ing make living there an easy transition,” says Joan.
Gerry couldn’t agree more: “My parents have now been at Chartwell McConnell for about a month. The experience has been a big adjustment for the both of them after being in their home for 48 years, but they are settling in quite well. The staff is very profes-sional, very personable, helpful, and kind. The meals are delicious, and the staff is very pleasant and eager to please.”
Chartwell McConnell is a welcoming, bilingual retirement residence featuring seniors’ apartments set on beautifully landscapes grounds in central Cornwall. The residence is well known for its social and supportive life-style and recently renovated suites, some with full kitchens and in-suite laundry.
The retirement community offers both inde-pendent living and assisted living lifestyles with services personalized to the individual, as well as seniors’ apartments for indepen-dent retirees looking to downsize. This empowers older adults to comfortably age in place without the need for multiple moves due to the ability to add services as needs evolve over time.
Chartwell McConnell has an energy and warmth that is noticeable as soon as you walk through their doors. Though it is a large, open-concept home, the community of resi-dents and staff feels intimate. Residents can often be found gathered around the piano, maintaining their garden plots, or laughing over a cup of coffee and a card game.
“We recently celebrated my mother’s birthday with grandchildren and great- grandchildren and were expertly accommo-dated in the beautiful fireside lounge,” continues Gerry. “[Staff] went over and above to assure the success of the gathering.”
“Amazing! The care for my mother-in-law has been five-star. Very impressed,” concludes adult child, John.
Ready to explore the worry-free lifestyle at Chartwell McConnell? Don’t delay—prices start at $2,093 for their apartments! Call 613-937-7278 or visit Chartwell.com today to learn more.