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A place to call Home
My mother has lived here for 2 1/2 years and she is very happy and content. Mom has made some dear friends with both the residents and the staff. They are so loving and caring to my Mom. If there is any concerns of any kind, I am contacted as soon as possible.
The nursing staff takes the time to know each resident personally and by name. The staff doctor's office is right next door to the Residence and he is available when needed. When he was concerned about a problem with my mother, he called me personally to explain his findings.
Over all, I would highly recommend this place. Food is good and with a lot of variety and choices. Daily activities, movie nights, crafts, family BBQs and birthday celebrations for the residents and out-side excursions to interesting places. I am so glad my Mom is there.
quality lifestyle for seniors
Highly recommend cedar croft place. Staff are exceptional. Very supportive with family and their loved ones.
Activities are interesting with high resident turnout.
It's a very positive environment to be living in. Just a great place to call home for seniors.
From the Office
Oshawa is a city of about 160,000 located in Southern Ontario along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
- Walkability score: This area receives a walk score of 52.
- Average age: The average age of residents is 39.5.
- Senior housing facilities: The Oshawa area features 20 different senior housing options.
- Weather: Oshawa's climate is relatively temperate, though it does receive a significant amount of precipitation throughout the year. Humidity is common during summer months, as is snowfall in the winter. Temperatures peak around 30°C (86°F) in the summer months and can drop below 0°C (32°F) in the winter.
- Veterans' facilities: A number of Royal Canadian Legion branches are located throughout the city.
Health and Safety
With low crime rates and ample access to health care facilities, Oshawa is a safe city for senior citizens.
- Hospitals: Oshawa Hospital is a full-service community hospital that's home to the Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network Clinic (GAIN Clinic), which is designed to care for seniors living at home. Additionally, Oshawa Medical Centre is conveniently located right next door.
- Crime rate: Crime rates in Oshawa are significantly lower than the national average. Resident safety is considered to be very high, with the majority of incidents reported being property crimes.
Sports and Leisure
Sports and leisure opportunities are abundant in Oshawa, from outdoor activities to organized indoor programming designed to encourage seniors to live healthy and active lifestyles.
- Golf courses: Nearby options include the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club, Oshawa Airport Golf Club and Harmony Creek Golf Centre. Tee's and Cue's Indoor Golf offers a unique golf experience residents can enjoy in the winter months.
- Tennis: Outdoor tennis courts available for public use can be found at many of the city's parks, including Kingside Park, Alexandra Park and Brookside Park.
- Fitness centers: The nearby Donevan Recreation Complex has a swimming pool area, arena, dance/aerobics studio and skateboard park with a number of programs specifically tailored for seniors offered year-round.
- Community centers: Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres offer programming and services for adults over the age of 55. There are four separate locations throughout the city that offer fitness classes, organized activities and special events for members.
Oshawa has a number of public transportation options and driving services to help seniors get around the city.
- Buses: Durham Region Transit (DRT) provides public transportation across the city, including routes to and from GO Train stations. Seniors receive discounted fares on both single ticket purchases and monthly passes.
- Trains: GO Transit offers public transportation services throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Seniors over the age of 65 receive tickets for half the regular fare rate.
- Taxis: Options for taxi services include Oshawa Taxi, Taxi-Taxi and City-Wide Taxi. BlueLine Taxi, which also serves the Oshawa area, offers seniors a 10 percent discount on fares and has a convenient app that can be downloaded for quick mobile services and trip planning.
- Ride shares: Uber is a popular rideshare service in the city.
- Chauffeur services: Seniors for Seniors offers driving companions to drive seniors to and from appointments, errands and social activities. Seniors on Wheels and CAREGivers also offer door-to-door incidental transportation services.
Religious facilities can be found throughout the city, catering to a variety of different faiths.
- Nearby religious facilities: A number of religious facilities are located through the city, including those of varying Christian denominations, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. The nearest facility is St. Gertrude's Catholic Church, which is located just across the street
Shopping and Entertainment
Oshawa is home to a number of exciting events and diverse attractions for its residents to enjoy.
- Nearby shopping: Oshawa Centre is the largest and busiest shopping location in the Durham region, with over 230 stores. Downtown Oshawa is also home to a number of unique boutiques and local shops. For everyday items, there is a Shoprite Pharmacy within walking distance, as well as a number of banking locations.
- Grocery stores: A FreshCo is located within walking distance, as well as OneLove Caribbean Groceries for authentic international food items. Larger grocery shopping locations, including a Costco and Walmart Supercentre, are available just a short drive away.
- Restaurants: Options include Eggscrepes for all-day breakfast, Portly Piper Pub for casual eats and Friendly Greek restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine. There is also a Tim Hortons for coffee and light snacks.
- Movie Theaters: The nearest options for movie theaters are the Landmark Cinemas 24 Whitby and Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas. The historic Regent Theatre also screens classic movies on the first Thursday of every month.
- Libraries: The McLaughlin Branch of Oshawa Public Libraries is just a short drive away. There is also a Little Free Library book exchange location nearby.
- Salons: A First Choice Haircutters is located nearby for hair services. Shine Salon and Spa is another option that offers full spa services in addition to haircutting, coloring and styling.
- Attractions: Some popular options include the Canadian Automotive Museum, Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Oshawa Museum, all of which offer discounted admission rates for seniors. Another popular destination is the Regent Theatre, which showcases plays and musicals, as well as a number of concerts and comedy shows throughout the year. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Waterfront Trail is a popular destination thanks to its walking trails, bicycle tours and picturesque lake views, as is the Parkwood National Historic Site, which features incredible architecture and landscapes and has been a popular filming site for feature films.