Taking a tour is a great way to get first-hand experience of what it’s really like to live in a retirement residence. Treat the tour as an opportunity to figure out whether the residence is the right fit for you. We suggest that you ask lots of questions, and keep an open mind.
What are your first impressions? The mood, the staff, the residents – what’s the feel?
If it’s going to be home, then it must feel welcoming and warm, a place in which you could imagine yourself living.
What’s the food like?
Flexible meal times, freshly prepared food and multiple dining options make a big difference. Make a meal part of your tour.
How’s the neighbourhood?
Finding a retirement residence close to family and friends is often a top priority. But what else are you looking for? Finding the right fit is also about finding the right neighbourhood. Cafés, restaurants, parks, community centres and local shops make a vibrant community.
How easy is it to get around?
You’re going to want to get around, whether it’s by car, bus, bike or foot. Is the residence conveniently located, with transportation options or services close by?
Are there any classes I can take? What about volunteering?
We can’t speak for anyone else, but at Revera, lifelong learning is one of our guiding principles. From art to yoga to special workshops, there’s always something going on. And if volunteering strikes your fancy, there are lots of ways to get involved, either within the residence or the larger community.
Will I have to move if my needs change?
Our first priority is making sure all of your needs and wants are met, and if they happen to change we’ll do everything we can to keep you happy right where you are in your home. On your tour, ask about what care services are available, should you ever need them.
We’d love to have you tour a Revera retirement residence as one of your options. Book a tour
at a location near you or call us for more information at 1-877-929-9222.