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Jewish Assisted Living in Vaughan

There is a reason why Vaughan is nicknamed “The City Above Toronto.” It was rated one of the best places to live in 2018 by MoneySense and it is constantly growing and improving its infrastructure and amenities.

Consisting of a variety of vibrant neighbourhoods, world-class transportation services, and a soon-to-be fully integrated smart hospital, Vaughan strives to provide high-calibre services to all its residents.

Due to its proximity to Toronto and a myriad of senior-friendly activities available, Vaughan also a great place to retire. With a large Jewish population, especially in the Thornhill Woods community, it serves as the perfect location to settle down and maintain one’s cultural roots.

If you’re looking for assisted living in Vaughan or a Jewish retirement community in Thornhill, here are a few reasons why you should choose a retirement home in Vaughan and why V!VA Thornhill Woods may just be what you or your loved one is seeking.

Why Seniors Should Choose Assisted Living in Vaughan

Seniors are the fastest-growing age group in Ontario, with those over the age of 65 expected to make up more than 20% of the province’s population in 2023.

The same can be said for Vaughan; it’s estimated that over the next 10 years, the population of people aged 50+ will increase by 87.7%. That’s a lot of seniors, meaning the demand for municipal recreation services and retirement homes in Vaughan and Thornhill will also increase.

As a result, the City of Vaughan has taken steps to make the city more age-friendly, allocating roughly $150,000 for the initiative. Some aspects of the initiative include:

  • A one-stop centre where older adults can go for their healthcare and legal needs

  • Aquafitness and recreational swimming facilities

  • Additional senior fitness classes

  • More accessible transportation services

Senior-Friendly Infrastructure in Vaughan

Easy Access to Quality Healthcare

As of right now, Vaughan doesn’t have its own hospital. The closest hospitals are the Humber River Regional Hospital, in North York; the Brampton Civic Hospital, in Brampton; and the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, in Richmond Hill.

That will all change soon. The Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, currently under construction, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. It’s actually set to become Canada’s first smart hospital. Located on Major Mackenzie Drive, between Highway 400 and Jane Street, this state-of-the-art medical facility will serve all of Vaughan.

There are also plenty of nearby health facilities in Vaughan, including walk-in clinics, imaging centres, optometrists, dentists, and much more.

Excellent Transportation Services and Infrastructure

The City of Vaughan has plenty of public transit options for seniors and their families to get around.

Within the city, residents can take York Region Transit (YRT), which consists of over 97 routes throughout York Region (Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Markham, East Gwillimbury, King, Georgina, and Whitchurch-Stouffville). Or they can choose VIVA (no relation to V!VA Retirement Communities), which operates six rapid-transit routes throughout York Region.

For those looking to connect to Toronto, The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recently opened three subway stations in Vaughan (Pioneer Village, Highway 407, and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre) that easily connect riders to Downtown Toronto.

Vaughan also is home to numerous GO Transit routes, including two train stations, one of which provides riders service to Barrie. And the city is only about a 30-minute drive to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Plenty of Parks, Trails, and Green Spaces

Vaughan is home to numerous green spaces and public parks for seniors and their families to enjoy. From Boyd Conservation Area (situated on the Humber River Valley) to the Kortright Centre (a 325-hectare suburban conservation area) and the North Maple Regional Park (in development, but expected to be larger than Central Park!), there’s no shortage of parks, nature trails, and green spaces nearby.

High-End Shopping Malls and Attractions

If shopping is your go-to activity, Vaughan Mills doesn’t disappoint. With over 200 retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment facilities, this outlet mall has plenty of attractions for seniors to enjoy.

Vaughan also has its fair share of arts and culture. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, located on 100 acres of forested land along the Humber River, houses over 6,500 artworks by prominent Canadian artists such as Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists.

For those seniors looking to spend a fun-filled day with their grandchildren, Canada’s Wonderland—Canada’s largest amusement park—is the perfect way to entertain the whole family in Vaughan.

The V!VA Difference at V!VA Thornhill Woods

If you’re looking for a Jewish retirement community in Thornhill, V!VA Thornhill Woods is unlike any other retirement home in Vaughan.

It’s located across from the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, which offers a variety of programs for seniors, such as fitness, music, art, brain games, bridge, and organized day trips. V!VA Thornhill Woods is also adjacent to Mount Sinai Health Clinic, for easy access to healthcare.

Our spacious suites are designed with you in mind, so that you can feel at home instantly. We provide all the luxuries of home, including a walk-in closet, full-size refrigerator, kitchenette (with espresso cabinets), private bathroom, walk-in shower with a built-in seat and safety bars, seasonal personal control of heating and air conditioning, large windows, and a neutral colour palette on the walls.

To cater to our demographic, V!VA Thornhill Woods retirement community features traditional Jewish-style cuisine and plenty of healthy menu options to choose from. Our V!VAlicious dining experience includes three mouth-watering meals daily prepared by professional chefs, quality wine selection, a private dining room to entertain family and friends, as well as ingredients sourced from our very own V!VA Victory Garden.

Staying healthy involves more than eating right, which is why V!VA Thornhill Woods also offers various activities to keep our Community Members’ minds and body active. These include our V!VAfit senior fitness classes, visits to local attractions (e.g. libraries, shopping malls, art galleries), and healthy living lectures and wellness amenities on site (e.g. hairdresser and manicurist).

Choose V!VA Thornhill Woods for Assisted Living in Vaughan

At V!VA Retirement Communities, we strive to create an assisted living community in Vaughan that encourages healthy relationships and an active, fun, and safe lifestyle. Our Community Members are free to socialize and enjoy life and they can have peace of mind knowing that we will take care of their chores, personal care, medication reminders, and cooking. We care about our Community Members and that is reflected in the care provided by our Team Members.

To learn more about V!VA Thornhill Woods’ Jewish retirement community in Thornhill or to find out if V!VA Retirement Communities is right for you or your loved one, email us at thornhillwoods@vivalife.caor call us at 905-417-8585.

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