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Why Choose a Retirement Home in Durham Region?

Finding the right place to settle into retirement can be a challenge, especially for seniors looking for community involvement and quality services and amenities. There are either too many options to consider or perhaps not enough amenities in a preferred location. With such an important decision, it’s helpful to understand which areas in Ontario provide an age-friendly lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know about retirement homes in Durham Region and where you can enjoy quality retirement living.

A Growing Aging Population

Since one quarter of the region’s residents are age 55 and older, the need for age-friendly planning and considerations is a priority. In fact, this percentage is expected to rise to 34% by 2031. Funding has allowed the region to coordinate planning to meet the needs of its aging population. The goal of this planning is to develop communities that encourage good health and allow seniors to participate as much as possible in the community.

Age-Friendly Community

Senior living in Durham Region is ideal for those looking to retire because the area developed an Age-Friendly Strategy and Action Plan. This process involved the input of older adults, caregivers, community organizations, and the local area municipalities. After gathering information from interviews, surveys, and forums, the region determined key strategies to improve the community to better support its seniors including a focus on:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings

  • Housing

  • Transportation

  • Social participation

  • Social inclusion and respect

  • Employment and civic participation

  • Communication and information

  • Community and health services

VIVA Retirement Communities in the Durham Region

According to Maclean’s ranking of Canada’s Best Communities, Whitby ranked 55th out of 415 communities. Durham Region was noted for its amenities, culture and community, and its weather. With local colleges and universities nearby, a movie theatre, local restaurants, cultural events, and a low crime rate, it is the ideal place for seniors to live and retire near their families.

VIVA Whitby Shores

If you’re looking for the perfect place to retire in 2020 that allows you to be active and maintain your good health, VIVA Whitby Shores is the right place for you. This newly opened community is one of the best choices in the area because the location is designed to help Community Members live the best retirement life possible. VIVA Whitby Shores offers independent living, assisted living, and respite suites.

VIVA Pickering

Our Pickering retirement community is one of Durham’s premier options. Situated across from the Pickering Town Centre, VIVA Pickering provides three healthy meals per day, spacious suites, a wealth of engaging activities, wellness amenities, and more.

At VIVA Retirement Communities, we strive to create an environment where our Community Members feel comfortable and safe as they build new friendships and enjoy an active, safe, and healthy life. To learn more about us or to find out if our retirement homes in Durham Region are right for you or your loved one, email us at or call us at 1-888-984-8482 for more information.

We also have locations in Barrhaven, Mississauga, Thornhill Woods, Ancaster, Carleton Place, and Oakville.


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