Burlington Living

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Independent Senior Living In Burlington

Senior Living In Burlington 

independent senior living in Burlington is gaining popularity. This no surprise since independence is something we all want for long as possible. It’s very important for REALTORS® to comprehend the importance independent senior living.

Many seniors are encouraged to sell everything they own and move into a care facility even if they aren’t ready. It’s important to remember that a lot of people have lived in their homes for many years. And This can be a difficult process for them. Burlington has quite a few great senior living residence that offer independence. And they might help to make this next stage in life a bit easier.

Encouraging Alternatives 

It’s wonderful when REALTORS® encourage alternatives to care facilities. Often these care facilities remove a lot of independence and it can be discouraging to someone who isn’t ready for that lifestyle.

Adult lifestyle communities are on the rise in recent years and are growing in popularity among many seniors. These communities usually require someone to be age 55 plus.

Two Senior Women Playing Dominoes At Day Care Centre
Burlington’s Independent Senior Living 

While there are quite a few places in the area here some of Burlington’s senior living communities that are worth checking out. Some of them are listed below.

The Heritage Place Burlington 

The Williamsburg

Pine and Pearl Retirement Residence 

Burlington Gardens 

Heritage Place
Heritage Place
Life Lease, What Does It Mean? 

Life lease is when you pay a lump sum out as a deposit and there’s very little change in the rates. Meaning the purchaser will now own the house for the rest of their life.

Recently these communities have become very popular. And they have started to meet the housing and support service challenges. Which are issues that are often faced by the aging Canadian population.

These life lease communities are allowing residents to be more active when it comes to managing their properties. And they are also playing an important role in the lives of seniors, with organized activities and events.

Seniors can often feel lonely when they are living in their family home. And these senior communities offer them a way to experience life again and the joy that comes with making new friends and being social.

Some of these life lease communities that are offering independent senior living are The Gardens in Burlington and The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills in Hamilton. Wellness support is very important in a seniors life. Maintaining your health is important at any stage but can present more challenges as we age.

The Gardens
The Gardens
Wellness Support and Independent Senior Living 

Personal car workers can be a vital part of our healthcare and especially so when we age. When seniors decide to stay at home and not move, it’s often personal care workers that come in and help with a mix of things. 

They offer companionship, house keeping, medical services (such as nursing), wound care and therapy. Bayshore Healthcare is a service that offers many of these services. These services can come in handy if a senior is living at home or living in garden suite and secondary suites as well. 

Garden and Secondary Suites

What are garden and secondary suites? They’re a pre-made structure that is installed in the backyard of a home. Much like an in law suite but it’s not attached to the home. The Ontario government is attempting to make it easier to create a secondary suite in their Housing Supply Action Plan. It’s a great alternative for a senior that wants to be close to family. 

Independent Senior Living 

There are so many options for seniors that offer a variety of living independently. Quality of life is so important for our mental health. And when we approach our senior years it’s important to remember that the loss of independence can be difficult. And That’s why it’s so encouraging to see so many wonderful and beautiful senior communities around Burlington.

Contact Lori 

If you or a family member are curious about senior communities please contact me. I can help you find the community that’s the right fit or we can talk about other alternatives. I can be reached directly at 905.330.2002 or by email info@loriv.com

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Things To Do In Burlington In The Spring

Spring in Burlington 

Burlington in the spring is absolutely beautiful and there are so many places to see and outdoor spaces to enjoy. You might want to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) and explore the various gardens and activity centre. If the weather is right, pack a lunch and go on an adventure at Mount Nemo and take in the view. Or maybe you’ll want to head down to Spencer Smith park and see the cherry blossoms and then walk along the shore of Lake Ontario. And finally, you’ll want stop by Spencers At The Waterfront for lunch. There is so much to see right at our door step.

Royal Botanical Gardens 



  • Adults – $18
  • Youths/Seniors – $15
  • Child (ages 4-12) – $10 
  • Child (under 4) – FREE 

Hours of operation: 10am – 5pm daily, however this may change depending on the garden. 

Stairs in the Rock Garden
Stairs in the Rock Garden
Spencer Smith Park 

Location: 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington 

Admission: FREE 

Hours of operation: Open 24/7 

What To Do: 

  • See the cherry blossoms (this is limited to when the trees are in blossom)
  • Walk down the pier and look out to see the Toronto skyline or toward Niagara Falls. 
  • Walk or bike along the promenade 
  • Visit the Naval Memorial 
Brant St. Pier
Brant St. Pier
Mount Nemo 

Location: 5317 Guelph Line, Burlington 


  • Adults (15 -64) – $7
  • Seniors (65 +) – $6
  • Child (5-14) – $5.25 
  • Child (under 4) – FREE 

What To Do: 

  • Hike the trails and take in the spectacular views from the Escarpment
  • Explore the unique cliff-edge eco system (it’s one of very few in the region) 
  • Picnic along the Escarpment
Mount Nemo
Mount Nemo
Spencer’s At The Waterfront

Location: 1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington 

Hours of Operation: 

  • Monday – Saturday 
    • Lunch 11:30am – 4pm 
    • Dinner 5pm – 9pm (Monday – Thursday) 
    • Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm (Friday) 
  • Sunday 
    • Brunch 9:30am – 2:30pm 
    • Dinner 5pm – 9pm 

About Spencer’s: 

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario you can enjoy at meal at Spencer’s while taking in the view from the glass-walled dining room. There’s also a heated patio space for an even more unbelievable experience. The menu at Spencer’s is wonderfully prepared by a fantastic chef and staff.

Spencers At The WaterfrontSpencers At The Waterfront
Spencers At The Waterfront
Contact Lori About Moving To Burlington 

Have you been thinking about moving? It’s time to contact me and I can help you find the right neighbourhood and home. There are lots of great neighbourhoods in Burlington with unique and wonderful features. Simply let me know what you’ve been searching for and let’s make it happen. 

Upcoming events

Burlington Events: March 2019

Events for March 2019

March is fast approaching and that means a whole bunch of new events happening in Burlington and all over the Halton Region. From maple syrup festivals to comedy festivals, there’s always something for everyone. 

Collecting pure maple sap
Maple Syrup Festival 

When: Weekends in March and the week of March Break from 9:30am – 3:00pm

Where: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville 

Admission: Park entrance is $17 and bring some money for food and the gift shop.

Attractions: Pancake House, fresh maple candy, fresh maple toffy, guided tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family friendly activities and so much more. 

About the Festival: This is a festival that celebrates the heritage and culture of maple syrup making. The Maple Syrup Festival takes place every weekend from March 2nd until March 31st.

Stand Up Comedy neon sign
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival 

When: Saturday March 16th at 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Where: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington 

Admission: Regular tickets are $59 + tax and members tickets are $54 + tax

About the show: TOskecthfest is Toronto’s longest running comedy festival and is in Burlington for one night only so get your tickets ASAP. Have a night of laughs with Gavin Crawford (from Kids in The Hall and This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Bruce McCulloch who delivers his one man show with a combination of storytelling and stand-up.

Luxury Table setting.
Taste of Burlington 

When: March 1st at 11:00am – 10pm, with other dates include March 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th

Where: Burlington’s finest restaurants!

About the Event: The Taste of Burlington is a great event that happens at various restaurants across Burlington. The restaurant chooses a prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menu. These menus include an appetizer, entree and dessert. Start times and dates may vary at each individual restaurants due to operating times. It’s highly recommended to make reservations to make sure that you have a table since this is a very popular event.

Brant St. Pier
Burlington Events and Our Community

It’s always so wonderful to get out a celebrate the community, we’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. And there are many more events happening around Burlington and the Halton Region all month long. If you’re home for March Break there are so many options for you to get out and keep the kids entertained. And if you’re not from Burlington and looking to make the move here, I can help!

Contact Lori

You can contact me via email or by phone and I’d be happy to help you find the home you’ve been dreaming of. Burlington has so many wonderful neighbourhoods to choose from that are welcoming and full of life. I’m looking forward to working with you and I hope that you have a wonderful day.