One visit to Carp Commons Retirement Village in Ottawa West and you’ll see the quality difference in terms of amenities, food, service and programs. Retirement living at Carp Commons will be active, inspiring, and fulfilling. Every day we create opportunities for seniors to discover new things about themselves, the people around them and the world we live in.
Carp Commons Retirement Village is just minutes from Kanata and Stittsville and nestled on the south of the Carp Ridge escarpment. The Village of Carp is a quaint and prosperous community within the city limits of Ottawa. Carp Commons Retirement Village is close to the medical centre, cafés & local restaurants, churches, and the Carp Fairgrounds.
Carp Commons is a full-service seniors residence offering our residents a continuum of care. With 129 suites, we offer Independent Senior Living as well as a dedicated care floor for Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our nursing staff are always close by to meet each resident’s individual needs, providing peace of mind to both our residents and their families.
Originally, from the Ottawa Valley Chris joins Carp Commons with over 15 years of management experience in retirement homes, student housing, universities, hotels and restaurants. The residents and families of Carp Commons can expect amazing food, great customer service and a feeling of connection to the wonderful staff. Chris is passionate about his residents and employees and strives to create a positive work environment where people enjoy coming to work each day.
A resident of Carp himself, Chris is very active in the community along his wife Stephanie and their three young boys. He loves sports and his spare time is spent coaching his boy's hockey or at the family cottage.
Services & Amenities
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Health & Wellness
Safety & Security
Health & Wellness
We take your health seriously. Health is everything and that’s why we spend so much time making sure you live a healthy and active life. Our team of highly-skilled and empathetic health care professionals are available around the clock to ensure your immediate and future needs are met. Let’s manage your health together.
Provision of comprehensive health services by an on-site Registered Nurse
At Carp Commons Retirement Village, everything we do is to ensure that you have a great day, every day! That’s why we hold regular meetings to recognize that your opinions and suggestions are valued. Our monthly calendar is a great reflection of how we act upon your ideas. Selected by the residents, our engaging activities will inspire you to participate!
Excursions to museums, galleries, entertainment venues
Fitness classes including Go4Life walking club, Dance class and Yoga
Guest Speakers specializing in music, art, health, education, technology, and politics
Regularly scheduled live entertainment
On-site Vendors offering unique clothing, jewelry, and more so you can shop in the convenience of your home
Various on-site non-denominational religious services
Safety & Security
Carp Commons Retirement Village is a place you can call home. And not because it's where you wake up every morning, but because you're surrounded by peace of mind and warmth from people who genuinely care about your well-being. We believe that you should feel safe and reassured when living in your new home. The building has new innovative safety features.
24/7 Emergency response pendant
Security door system and cameras in public areas
Regular fire safety and equipment testing
Sprinkler system and Smoke detectors
Emergency response system in every suite
Living at Carp Commons Retirement Village you will be energized and inspired, whether you’re relaxing in the comfort of your suite, listening to live music or enjoying a game of cards with friends. Experience our chef’s home cooking and invite your family and friends to join you for a meal. Your friends will feel comfortable the moment they enter our lounge/bar and share a cappuccino, glass of wine, beer or cocktail with you while watching a golf tournament or ball game on the big screen.
Try “Stretch and Balance” or “Morning Meditation” and after lunch, come down for “Cocktail Hour” or our "Coffee/Tea Social’". Make sure to attend your floor’s "Neighbourhood Party" it’s a great chance to meet new friends, close to home.
Modern Spa and Salon
Movie Theatre and Games Room
Library and Free wireless internet throughout the community
Bistro and Pub/Bar
For most of us, the kitchen is the heart of any home. Everyone is welcomed with open arms and good food, and keeping in mind the tastes and preferences of both guests and family member alike is a pleasure. We agree that fussing over loved ones is a joyful part of creating a memorable meal, be it formal or informal. At Carp Commons Retirement Village, our culinary team takes care of everything so you can enjoy your time with friends and family. We are quite literally at your service!
Dining Room Service with open seating – Lunch & Dinner
Monthly Sunday Brunch
Daily specials and a-la-carte menu options
Individual dietary needs respected
Home style and Elegant Restaurant style Menu Plans
Our spacious suites provide the same warmth and familiarity to which you are accustomed so that your new home feels like a perfect fit as soon as you settle in with your cherished belongings – including your pet!
We offer Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bedroom + den, and 2 Bedroom accommodations, some with private balconies.
Kitchenette (Independent Lifestyle only)
Individual heating and cooling systems
Easy access showers
Sunshade window coverings
Balconies available on some suites
Complimentary laundry facilities on Independent floors
We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be enjoyed with friends, made with fresh local ingredients, prepared from scratch by an experienced culinary team and served by friendly and courteous dining staff who know your personal tastes.
Breakfast Sample Menu
Fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, muffins, toast, bagels and fresh pastries. Chilled fresh juices and a variety of specialty coffees and teas.
Lunch Sample Menu
Carrot, orange and ginger soup - Broccoli and cheddar quiche with chef’s salad OR Corned beef and sauerkraut melt on warm baguette. Dessert - Choice of Black forest cake, cookies, fruit and assorted ice creams.
Dinner Sample Menu
Strawberry and almond salad - Roasted turkey breast dinner with cranberry sauce OR Pan-seared orange roughy with tomato and caper lemon butter, mashed potato, vegetable medley and sugar snap peas, Dessert -Choice of Upside down pineapple cake, fruit and assorted ice creams.
Carp Commons Retirement Village is located in Carp, ON a small community within Ottawa. We are within walking distance to many shops, restaurants and walking paths. Stop by today -we would love to see you!