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Living a Simple Life in Retirement

March 1, 2021 Caring Communities

A lot of decisions need to be made when you begin your retirement journey. The ability to live a simpler life, downsizing, and cost calculations are factors to consider. At Parkland, there are many options available that let you continue living your best life during your golden years.

Retire to a simple life

We understand the importance of family and believe the happiness, health and wellness of residents is a top priority. Parkland offers a broad range of retirement care services and lifestyle choices for seniors to meet each individual’s unique needs. Enjoy the comfort of your suite in a pleasant setting, combined with an array of services and amenities designed for your satisfaction and convenience. At Parkland, you have the freedom to live the way you want. We want to make retired living simple and easy.

Our communities offer a wide range of amenities:

  • Weekly maid service
  • Concierge service at reception
  • On-site care clinics
  • Elegant dining room with table service
  • Fitness and wellness centres
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor parking
  • Leisure areas
  • Secure complex with 24-hour staff presence
  • 24 hour controlled interactive personal emergency call system
  • State-of-the-art fire and sprinkler system, smoke detectors in the apartments
  • Grab bars in elevators and hallways
  • Generator for full power supply in case of emergency
  • Smoke-free environment

Downsizing for retirement

With advancements in technology, health, wellness and medicine, Canadians are living longer and healthier lives. The average life expectancy in Canada is 83 years. This means, retirement planning should account for 20 to 30 years; expenses, living arrangements and quality of life are important factors for retirement living.   


Leaving your family home and moving to a retirement living community is a big decision. If you are looking to save money and downsize, moving into a retirement community may be a good fit. Living in a retirement community offers you the opportunity to engage in regular social activities, 24/7 medical care and best of all – no snow to shovel during the winter! The money you get by selling your family home can be used during your retirement.

Learn more about how to downsize for retirement

Forecasting expenses after retiring

Budgeting expenses is an important way to keep your monthly spending on track during retirement. Expenses like grocery shopping, food preparation, outdoor maintenance costs, property taxes, membership fees, rising utility bills add up quickly. To reduce headaches at Parkland you receive one monthly bill with little extras. The price that you see, is the price you pay.

Use our helpful tool to calculate your current monthly cost of living*

If you would like to learn more about what Parkland has to offer, please reach out. We would be happy to discuss your options and compare your expenses.


*Starting from rates, based on All-Inclusive Lifestyle