Ottawa’s Best Kept Retirement Secret

About City View Retirement Community

City View Philosophy

Locally owned and operated, City View retirement community was founded on two core principles. First, the ultimate objective is to provide residents with an unparalleled quality of care that has been custom tailored to their individual needs. Second, City View has made concerted efforts to ensure these services are available at an affordable rate.

The City View Philosophy is geared specifically towards accessibility, service and a resident oriented, local management approach. After accumulating years of valuable experience within the industry, City View’s leadership understands what residents expect when they make the important transition to retirement living. City View’s leaders have come together with a shared vision to provide affordable, quality, compassionate services that have been custom-tailored to resident needs.

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The Community

Nestled comfortably within the heart of the former west Ottawa, City View’s community offer residents everything they need to feel right at home. The community offers:

  • A charming neighbourhood, ideal for afternoon walks
  • Several shops and malls, including College Square with a grocery store, pharmacy, clothing stores, coffee shops and much more.
  • Close to the City of Ottawa library, Centrepointe Theatre, Nepean Seniors Centre and a number of Churches.
  • Easy access to the public transit system.

Memory Living Unit

City View is pleased to announce the opening of our ground breaking memory care unit. While the newest residential unit at City View still contains the standard features of a retirement facility that ensure the comfort and security of its residents, there are some distinctive differences.

Bright, strategically chosen colours and murals decorate the walls, doors are masked by paintings of bookcases or other furniture, and there are objects reminiscent of times past such as flower pots and rotary dial phones. That’s because everything within the 20-room wing — known as a memory living unit — is geared toward helping those whose memory has been impacted by Alzheimer’s or dementia to live their most fulfilled lives.

“Memory care is just about keeping people safe with the door locked and with 24-hour care,” says City View’s executive director, Cathleen Cogan Bird. “There is some programming, but the focus is on the physical needs of residents. Memory living, on the other hand, is cutting-edge in that it does that while also ensuring people who are living in their memories are doing so in a purposeful way.”

The memory living unit is modelled after the innovative memory living approach that is increasingly gaining popularity in Canada and abroad. In addition to an environment full of objects and decor that may jog or appeal to residents’ memories, the unit also takes a uniquely personal approach to care.

To learn more, please contact Cathleen Cogan Bird, Executive Director, by email at ccoganbird@cityviewretirement.com or call 613-317-2388.

Services Available at City View

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Retirement Living

City View offers affordable Retirement Living packages that include private suites designed specifically for the needs of residents. An affordable Retirement Living package includes three meals daily in our beautiful dining room, weekly housekeeping service, 24 hour Nursing supervision, laundry facilities, fun and exciting recreational and social programs, café for relaxing and socializing and our own big screen movie theater.

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Assisted Living

City View also offers affordable Assisted Living packages which are custom tailored to the specific needs of residents who require a little extra help. Available services include: daily living assistance, dining assistance, individualized health care plans administered by a compassionate, loving staff and much, much more. City view’s staff will work with prospective residents to create a customized and caring service package that makes the transition to assisted living, comfortable, positive and stress free.

Short Term Care

City View is pleased to provide a safe and nurturing environment to individuals requiring short term accommodation, assistance and services.  Short term residents benefit from the same packages permanent Retirement Living and Assisted Living residents receive.

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