Westmount senior care specialist Complete Care Coordination can help you find the best care options for your elderly loved ones. According to Statistics Canada, seniors make up 31.1% of Westmount’s total population. When compared to the entirety of Montreal, which only has a senior population of about 18.8% (and an average age that’s five years younger than the Westmount average), it becomes clear that Westmount has a significantly high proportion of elderly citizens. This number is only going to grow in the coming years, and having access to proper home care is essential for elders to stay healthy, social and safe.
Westmount Senior Care
Since 2000, Complete Care Coordination has been a leading provider in home care services for Westmount seniors. Whether your elderly loved one already lives in Westmount, is making the move, or considering transitioning into a retirement home, CCC can help.
Westmount Retirement Homes
If you’re looking for a senior’s residence in Westmount, Complete Care offers a free placement service, helping you find the ideal retirement home based on your health care needs, budget, and personal preferences including location, access to amenities, onsite services, and much more. Our caregivers can also facilitate the move into a senior’s home by helping to pack belongings and guiding you through the transition process.
Westmount Home Care for Seniors
We understand that oftentimes, elderly parents want to live in their own home as long as possible. If you have a senior family member living alone in Westmount, it’s important that they receive the proper care they need to stay healthy and safe. Whether your loved one has limited mobility or is physically autonomous, we can provide assistance in living at home, from help with bathing & dressing to light housekeeping and meal preparation.
Westmount Activities for Seniors
Finding activities for seniors after retirement is essential to maintaining a healthy, social, and active lifestyle. Here are just some of the ways that your aging loved ones can stay entertained in Westmount:
- Greene Avenue
Greene Avenue in Westmount has plenty of shops, restaurants, bookstores, and even art galleries. It’s a great place to stop and get some coffee and lunch at one of the many cafés that line the street, such as RGC Coffee, Brioche Doree, Westrose, and the iconic Starbucks coffeehouse. Many of these also offer outdoor seating, so seniors can soon enjoy the upcoming spring weather while having lunch and a coffee with friends. There are many diners as well, including the Westmount staple Chez Nick. Afterward, a bit of shopping at the boutiques or some art appreciation at Galerie de Bellefeuille are great ways to spend the day.
- Westmount Public Library
The Westmount Public Library, built in 1899, provides access to thousands of books and movies. They offer over a thousand different large-print books for elders with reduced vision. It’s a great place for a senior to spend the afternoon, and there are also many programs and events offered, such as a book club, film club, and “The Tales & Travels Series”, which is a weekly activity for seniors living with dementia. The best part? Becoming a member is entirely free for residents of Westmount.
The YMCA off of Sherbrooke Ouest is a recreational center perfect for seniors. It provides a fitness area including weights, cardio machines, a 25-metre pool, gymnasium, and sauna. There are also group fitness classes and activities, such as cycling, swimming, aerobics, yoga, and many more. Remaining in good physical shape is key to a long, healthy life, but equally as important is remaining in good mental health; luckily, the Westmount YMCA also offers activities specifically fit for seniors, such as discussion groups, board games, arts and crafts, computer classes, etc. This can help the elderly to retain strong social connections, all while maintaining their physical fitness.
- Westmount Park
On the corner of Avenue Melville and Sherbrooke Ouest, Westmount Park is a public park that’s perfect for taking long, peaceful walks. With benches, flower beds, a stream, and plenty of trees, it’s a picturesque spot for an afternoon stroll. There’s also the landmark Floral Clock, made of 8,000 bedding plants, which is certainly worth a visit. Besides the nice view, the park also has multiple tennis courts. Tennis is a great low-impact sport to help seniors stay active! For seniors with reduced mobility, however, simply relaxing on a bench and listening to the children play in the park can be just as beneficial to overall health.
- Contactivity Centre
The Contactivity Centre, located on Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, aims to minimize the isolation that many retired senior citizens face in Montreal. Becoming a member gives access to many activities, courses, and interest groups. The services offered are varied, but include physical courses (dancing, Tai Chi, stretching, walking groups), hobbies and games (bridge, inter-generational Choir, Arts & Crafts), and visits to out-of town locations (Museums, Scenic Locations). As a community centre specifically built for the elderly, it’s a great place for Westmount seniors to stay active, social, and occupied.
- Hurtubise House
The Hurtubise house is a historical monument located on Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Antoine. Built in 1739, it is the oldest house in Westmount. This historic, stone farmhouse is a local trip to the past, and often hosts guided tours. It can only be visited by appointment, however.
- Summit Woods
If experiencing the beauty of nature sounds like a nice way to spend the day, then visiting the Westmount Summit, one of Mount Royal’s three peaks, is a great option; after all, it is the city’s largest green space. It’s the perfect location for hikes and walks (dogs are allowed, but must be on leashes between April and June) or wildlife observation, as it is also a bird, flower and wildlife sanctuary. It’s home to the Summit Circle Lookout as well, which offers a scenic view of Westmount and Montreal. In the warmer months, it’s a great spot to bring a lunch and enjoy the beauty of the Westmount skyline.
- Westmount Recreation Centre
This local recreation centre offers a plethora of options for activities. These include ice rinks for skating, a full-size outdoor pool, a lounge area with a community café, and three activity rooms which host a variety of events and fitness classes. A facility card is required to use the recreation centre; however, as a bonus, this card also grants access to the Victoria Hall, and Westmount’s tennis courts.
- Centre Greene
A non-profit organization located on the aforementioned Greene avenue, the Centre Greene provides a few different programs specifically for seniors in Westmount. These include a $5 senior’s lunch, a bi-weekly Caribbean dance & yoga fitness class, and a free writer’s workshop. The schedule is always being updated, so be sure to check their website to register for the programs currently being offered.
- Places of Worship
For seniors who follow religions, having close access to religious buildings can be important. Luckily, there are numerous places of worship in Westmount where the elderly can practice their faith. These include churches such as Westmount Baptist Church and St Matthias’ Anglican Church, as well as synagogues like Congregation Shaar Hashomayim and Chabad of Westmount.
- Atwater Library and Computer Centre
Finally, taking courses at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre is a great way for Westmount seniors to become more acquainted and comfortable with technology. The cost is $40 per hour, and for an extra $10 transportation fee, an instructor can give in-home lessons. For more information or to register, follow this link.
Our Westmount Senior Care Services
Complete Care Coordination has been providing assistance to seniors in Westmount for almost two decades. We have extensive knowledge of the city and its services, allowing us to provide the highest possible quality of home care for the elderly.
If you have a senior family member or loved one living in Westmount, please feel free to contact us today for a free consultation with a nurse. It would be our pleasure to discuss our caregiving services with you.