Seasons Ontario Magazine




COST Comparison

M aking the move to a retirement living important to do your research beforehand. The team members at Seasons are always happy to answer any questions you have. Additionally, here is a list of community resources to help make the best decision for yourself or your loved one. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care The Ministry of Health and Long-Term is committed to providing excellent customer service, and is guided by the principles of accessibility, responsiveness, reliability, caring, and accountability. Toll-Free: 1-866-532-3161 community is an important decision with many options to choose from. Therefore, it’s Veterans Affairs Canada deeply values the contribution that Veterans have made to the development of our nation and we honour the sacrifices they have made in the defence of freedom and the pursuit of world peace. Veterans Affairs Canada offers a wide variety of services for Veterans and their families—programs to assist you after an injury or during the transition from military to civilian life, and many other services to help you and your family throughout your life. TTY Toll-Free: 1-800-387-5559 Website: Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)

T his “Cost of Living Comparison” illustrates the average monthly expenses associated with living in your own home. Seasons Retirement Communities is here to alleviate the burden of household chores, the maintenance of your own home and the associated costs.

following ways: > Licenses retirement homes > Routinely inspects retirement homes against the Act > Responds to resident or staff complaints > Informs the public about non-compliant retirement homes > Educates residents, retirement home operators and the public about the Act All Seasons Retirement Communities in Ontario are licensed and compliant with the Act. At Seasons, we believe the RHRA empowers current and future residents to choose a retirement community that is right for them. Phone: 416-440-3570 Toll-Free: 1-855-ASK-RHRA (1-855-275-7472) Email: Website: Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) For over 40 years, ORCA has set the standard for operational excellence through its leadership in offering quality retirement living education to our members. ORCA represents over 92 percent of retirement home suites in Ontario with members providing accommodations to over 55,000 seniors. ORCA provides leadership in areas of education and training and supports members to meet provincial regulations, adopt best practices and promote quality and excellence in all areas of operation. ORCA also strongly promotes and advocates on behalf of its members with government and other stakeholders and positions the sector for growth and success as an invaluable service to today’s aging population. Seasons Retirement Communities’ voluntary decision to become a member of ORCA is based on the value our company places on the wellbeing of our residents, staff and family members. Toll-Free: 1-888-263-5556

Your monthly fee at Seasons incorporates these expenses, making retirement home living more affordable than you may think.

Average monthly household expenses are $4,792 * . These costs are all included at Seasons.

*Please visit the Seasons website for sources

$180 Transportation

$66 Social Events

$250 Food & Dining

$2,694 Accommodations

$960 Care

$642 Maintenance & Security

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Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) Established in 2010, The RHRA is an independent, not-for-profit regulatory body that works to protect the interests of residents living in retirement communities in Ontario. On behalf of the Ontario government, the RHRA ensures that all Ontario retirement homes are licensed and compliant with the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (the Act). The RHRA protects the interests of residents in the

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