Calculating Ontario’s Cost of Living

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When planning the move to a retirement community, cost is one of the main factors that people often consider. From food and dining to maintenance and accommodations themselves, there are a number of factors that go into the cost of moving to a retirement community. Below, we’ll take a look at how living at a Seasons Retirement Community compares to the average monthly costs associated with living at home in Ontario. 

Accommodations & Security

One of the great benefits of living in a retirement community like Seasons Retirement Community is that your monthly rental rate will cover the costs of all your living needs. This eliminates any worries associated with keeping up with bills or having unexpected charges throughout the month.     

When it comes to security and maintenance, every Seasons Retirement Community has also got your needs covered. Our trained staff and secure premises provide you and your loved ones with the peace of mind and safety you deserve. 

The monthly cost for maintenance, security and accommodations for the average Ontario resident living at home is around $2,341, with many possible inconsistencies. Living at a Seasons Retirement Community can help reduce these costs and unknown variables.

Food & Care

Of course two of the most important factors to consider when planning a move to a retirement community are the nourishment and care available to your loved ones. As our family members get older, it can be difficult to maintain a proper diet alone. That’s why Seasons Retirement Communities offer three healthy meals per day, every day of the year.* On top of that, residents have 24-hr access to our cafes, which offer tea, coffee, fresh fruit and other items. Our dining areas are always well-kept and inviting. 

Seasons Retirement Community also takes great pride in the personalized care we provide. All our residents have their differing needs, which often change with time. We offer regular check-ins to ensure we stay on top of all our residents’ needs and to understand exactly what levels of care are best suited for your loved one. 

The average Ontario senior resident living at home will spend around $300 per month on food and $960 on care. These costs are conveniently included in your monthly budget at Seasons Retirement Community. 

Social Events & Transportation

There’s much more to life at Seasons Retirement Community than just the quality care we provide. We want to ensure our residents stay active and maintain fulfilling social lives. As such, we offer a monthly activity calendar catering to the interests of all our residents. This includes musical entertainment, happy hours, card tournaments, movie night and much more. We take our jobs seriously, but know how to have fun as well. 

On top of our social events, we often offer trips outside the premises to places like casinos, museums, shopping centres and sometimes to personal appointments. Though the current situation has hindered some of these off-site excursions, we hope to resume more trips in the future. 

The average senior living at home in Ontario will spend $65 monthly on social events and around $147 monthly on transportation. At Seasons Retirement Community, you won’t have to worry about these costs as they are included within your monthly budget. 

As with many other aspects of retirement living, the outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the social events and transportation protocols at Seasons Retirement Community. We are taking important measures to maintain safe spaces for our residents and we take this into consideration for any type of social interaction that occurs within our communities. 

The Big Picture

Overall, the average monthly cost of living at home in Ontario is around $3,823, with many variables to consider. At Seasons Retirement Communities, all food, accommodation, care and entertainment needs are included in your monthly costs, eliminating variables and making life a whole lot easier for our residents and their families.  

Find a location near you to learn more about what Seasons Retirement Communities can offer your loved ones. 

*Meals provided vary by residence.

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