Many people who live at Abbeyfield were tired of maintaining their home and spending too much time alone. For some, stairs became a challenge. For others, shopping and cooking meals became a burden and their nutritional needs suffered. We know that good nutrition and social interactions are very important to everyone's physical and mental health. Residents report that living at Abbeyfield helped to meet these important needs and improved their overall quality of life.
$2,150 per month covers a private 325 square foot, air conditioned room with an ensuite accessible bathroom, all meals, and utilities. Due to the voluntary management and non-profit status of Abbeyfield Caledon, the monthly charges are more reasonable than most ‘for profit’ retirement home accommodations.
Residents provide the furniture for their own private suite. They are responsible for cleaning their own room and doing their own laundry. If they choose to have a telephone line, private cable TV and/or internet they are responsible for those costs. Residents who have a car pay an additional $35 per month for their parking spot.
An enthusiastic volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management of the House. The Board handles all applications, employs the staff, maintains the property, and takes an active interest in the well-being of residents.
Yes, a House Co-ordinator is employed to do the shopping and prepare the two main meals of the day. The Coordinator manages the house under the direction and supervision of the Abbeyfield Caledon Board of Directors. A House Administrator sleeps at the house and is available in case of emergency overnight.
All meals are included in the rental fee. Residents help themselves to breakfast in the large, open kitchen. Lunch and dinner are prepared by the House Coordinator and offer a great opportunity to socialize. Residents can help themselves to beverages and snacks at anytime.
Each resident has a private 325 square foot bed/sitting room with a barrier-free, ensuite bathroom. Residents furnish their own rooms. There is a shared kitchen, dining room, library, and laundry room. The entire building has air conditioning. Outside there is a beautiful courtyard, garden and parking.
Caledon Community Services (CCS) offers friendly, reliable, door-to-door transportation services 7 days a week for Caledon seniors who are unable to drive. Their fleet includes wheelchair-accessible buses, passenger vans, and cars driven by dedicated staff and volunteers. Fares are based on the distance travelled. For more information, call 905-584-2300, ext. 218 or visit ccs4u.org. Abbeyfield residents can obtain an application from the House Manager. Taxi cab service is also available through GTACAB.ca 905-951-3535. Residents, or their sponsors, are responsible for arranging transportation.
The house was constructed in 2010 as an accessible seniors' residence. Bathrooms are wheelchair accessible and the rooms are barrier-free.
While there is always a staff person on site, there are no medical or personal care support workers on staff.
Residents can find companionship in the common spaces whenever they want it. The dining room, kitchen, living room and laundry room spaces are shared by all. The house also has a courtyard and gardens for the residents to enjoy. Socializing in these shared spaces fosters a sense of family as well as connection to the community.
Residents have privacy whenever they want it. Each resident has a private bed/sitting room with ensuite bathroom. Tenants furnish the rooms themselves and if they choose to they can bring a small bar fridge and may arrange to have cable TV in their room.
Residents are responsible for furnishing and maintaining their suites. They have a key to their room and are responsible for maintaining the room and handling their own laundry.
Absolutely! Residents have access to the kitchen and are welcome to use the facilities. The raised garden beds are available for those residents who have a green thumb.