Carp Commons Retirement Village is a full-service senior’s residence for Independent Residents with additional services to Assisted and Memory Care on a dedicated care floor. Minutes from Kanata and Stittsville and within the city limits of Ottawa, Carp Commons is in the centre of the Village of Carp a quaint and prosperous community, conveniently close to the local medical centre, pharmacy, churches, restaurants, and shops.
Our Chef is determined to change your feelings towards retirement home food, as he provides delicious and balanced nutritious daily menus. Our Life Enrichment team is always engaging with our residents to ensure they are enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle and our dedicated Nursing Staff are always close by to meet each resident’s individual needs, providing peace of mind to our residents and their families.
Originally, from the Ottawa Valley Chris joins Carp Commons with over 20 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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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!
What People Say About Us
My father is an active 94 year old who moved back to Ottawa in 2019 to be near his family. He lives very independently in a lovely, spacious apartment in Carp Commons where he continues to pursue his own interests and manage most of his own appointments and errands. He is getting to know the other residents and is making new friends.
We all appreciate the wonderful Carp Commons staff who are supportive, caring and very engaged with the residents, and who ensure the ongoing comfort, health and safety of all. When Dad has needed some assistance or has questions, the staff team has been consistently helpful and solution-oriented.
Carp Commons is near our home and this proximity to family has allowed us to remain close, even through the pandemic, and to provide assistance when needed. The residence is also easy walking distance to the bank, post office and pharmacy. Dad’s fitness and overall health have improved in the past year and he’s now walking regularly to the library!
“Little did I realize when I came here to live, that I would find so many new and interesting friends all in one place! I believe every person who comes to work in this place has been chosen for his or her special talents, as they all make us feel at home and provide us daily with loving care and support”
“I live in Carp Commons Retirement Village. I am writing to inform Verve of the excellent staff we have here. Since the pandemic started, we have been especially well looked after – well cared for, well fed, and well informed.
The staff are a happy group and smile on the job! We are so fortunate to have such a lovely group of people to look after us. It’s they who have kept us healthy”
“I just want to give a shout out to all those that look after our seniors.. Home care workers- those working in senior homes. People have no idea what the seniors have been going through for 6 months. Today I got to see Nona again, and she had her hair done AND somehow she had these hot pink skinny leg jeans on that I don’t remember buying her. LOLOL. But she looked fabulous in them at 92. Bottom line was she was happy, and so were the other seniors and that says a lot about staff. So thank you to those that work at Carp Commons and all the senior home workers. I salute you. Linda Seccaspina”
“My parents moved into Carp Commons during the Pandemic and therefore had to go into quarantine. The staff at Carp Commons went out of their way to make this as pleasant as possible.
They continue to be a very friendly and helpful group of people and my parents are very happy and relieved to be there. They also love the food!”
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