Live Balanced-Live Better

    Guided by the philosophy that a balanced lifestyle is a better lifestyle, Livita Barrington in Barrie, Ontario, is dedicated to providing you with programs and services that promote vibrant, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

    What Makes Barrie Retirement Home Different?

    You can smell the pine trees as you relax on our wrap-around veranda and enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens of our Barrie, Ontario residence. This tranquil setting is easily accessible, keeping you connected to urban amenities offering the best of both worlds. The friendly ‘at home’ atmosphere can be attributed to our mission to find new, fun, and creative ways to spread positive energy.

    Our life enrichment programming is as varied as your interests, and our amenities— including a chapel, movie theatre, and garden—are newly renovated for maximum enjoyment. Additional support services, such as medication administration or help with daily activities, are readily available, ensuring a worry-free lifestyle. We’re not just another retirement community to live in; we’re one to thrive in.

    Leisure and Recreation

    There is always something happening at Retirement Home Barrie. Many of our most popular programs, activities, and social events occur on-site in our modern amenities. Pursue your hobbies, visit with friends, or sit back, relax, and enjoy a purpose-filled life!
    • Billiards
    • Crafts
    • Garden/outdoor space
    • Piano
    • Card room
    • Day trips
    • Library
    • Residents’ computer room
    • Chapel
    • Exercise/fitness facilities
    • Movie theater
    • Social and recreational programs


    Barrie Retirement Home offers a dining experience with a perfect blend of comfort and elegance. Relax and enjoy homemade soups, and other home-style favorites served in our beautifully appointed dining room. Offering delicious and nutritious daily menus, our attentive staff ensures well-balanced meals cater to your tastes, preferences, and dietary needs.

    Here is what our top-notch dining service looks like:

    • Three (3) meals included
    • Central dining room
    • Private dining room available
    • Bistro for snacks and beverages in between meals
    • Special diets accommodated

    On-Site Services

    Our goal is for our Barrie residents to live a worry-free lifestyle. This means having access to various amenities that fulfill your needs. Livita Barrington offers many on-site services to make you feel right at home. These services and amenities include:
    • Salon
    • Spa
    • In-house pharmacy
    • Visiting house doctor
    • 24 hour emergency call system.
    • Resident status checks twice daily
    • Newly renovated fitness center
    • Activities coordinator
    • Housekeeping
    • Therapy dogs
    • Outdoor parking
    Cece & Mary Louise

    Enhanced Living

    As a critical part of our Live Balanced, Live Better philosophy, our Enhanced Living Program is dedicated to promoting your mental and physical well-being. We offer a mix of packages from bundled to optional à la carte services.

    Here at our Barrie, Ontario location, we cater our programs to your specific needs and adapt to any changes. Flexibility and responsiveness are built into the program, along with our commitment to building a personal relationship with you.

    We always aim to create a strong bond and sense of trust between our staff, yourself, and your loved ones. Our available Care Services are:

    • 24/7 care team on site
    • Individualized Care Plans
    • Medication supervision/administration not included
    • Linen service/personal
    • Shower Assistance
    • Housekeeping
    • Esthetician
    • Physiotherapy
    • Visiting doctor
    • VON Exercises
    • Escort services available
    • Foot-care, Diabetic foot-care
    • Medication administration (not included)
    • Meal tray room service
    • Enhanced cleaning packages
    Private Suite Studio
    Private Suite Studio
    Private Suite Studio
    Deluxe Private Suite Studio
    Deluxe Private Suite Studio
    Deluxe Private Suite Studio
    Deluxe Private Suite Studio
    Deluxe Private Suite One Bedroom
    Deluxe Private Suite Studio
    Deluxe Private Suite One Bedroom
    Private Suite-2

    Barrie Community

    Just minutes away from beautiful Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe, Livita Barrington in Barrie, Ontario, is surrounded by family homes, green space, and two community churches. Bordered by mature trees, our residence has transit right outside its door and is minutes away from Highway 400 and less than an hour’s drive from Toronto. You can enjoy all of the amenities of an urban lifestyle, but with all of the charms of cottage country scenery and outdoor amenities.

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    Get To Know Us

    Emily de Winter – General Manager

    Livita Barrington, Barrie, Ontario

    12+ years in the senior living industry. I am blessed to work where I get to meet interesting people every day. I can’t imagine doing anything else! I am a travel-aholic! I have backpacked, lived, studied and
    volunteered abroad. I want my children to see the world and culture that surrounds us!

    • I really enjoy the activities here. I love to play scrabble, do crafts 
      and easy exercises. I love to go for walks everyday with my little 
      dog Maggie. Having Maggie with me has been very good for my 
      Janet S.
    • The staff are friendly, and my room feels like home.
      Mary Ann C.
    • I love my room, it is perfect! It faces the courtyard with all the flowers, 
      birds and sun.
      Ann G.
    • I feel like this is my home. The people are friendly, and the staff are very 
      lovely and helpful.
      Annetta M.
    • I would highly recommend Livita Retirement Residences As soon as you 
      enter Livita Retirement Residences, you will find yourself in a very 
      welcoming lobby. The recent renovations on the main floor, which include 
      a sitting area with a fireplace, as well as a bistro, are very inviting. The 
      apartments are spacious and well laid out. The best part of Livita 
      Retirement Residences is the staff! All of the staff, including housekeeping, kitchen, administration, and especially the PSW and nursing care staff have become like family. The attention to personal safety and well-being is highly apparent. During this uncertain time, I had full confidence in the goings on of Livita Retirement Residences.
      Peter N.
    • Bridge Street Retirement has everything one could want – location, a five minute walk to the market place, banks and the centre of downtown. You will find professional staff, second to none. I like living here and so would you.
      Madalyne R.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the difference between a retirement home and a nursing home?

    The difference between a retirement home and a nursing home is often in the level of care and attention residents need. In retirement homes, older adults remain independent and require only minimal care and support. Nursing homes, however, are best for older adults in need of regular personal and nursing care. LTC homes are publicly funded, whereas retirement residences are privately owned and run.

    What is the best retirement home in Barrie?

    There are plenty of retirement homes in Barrie. Each offers a selection of amenities, programs, and services. It is important to know what they offer to determine which one is the best for you or your loved one's needs. Learn more about our top-notch amenities and services at Livita Barrington by calling us today to book a tour.

    What age do most people go to a retirement home?

    The average age of older adults in independent living communities is 75 to 84 years old. However, transitioning to retirement living is an individual experience and can depend on one’s health or social needs. Learn more about the amenities at our retirement home in Barrie or give us a call to book a tour.

    What are the benefits of a retirement home?

    In retirement communities, older adults are always assured of getting the support they need in multiple aspects of their lives. Retirement residences usually offer meal programs and various activities. This benefits a person’s health and well-being. Older adults are also surrounded by like-minded individuals which can improve their social and emotional health.

    What is the point of retirement homes?

    Aging in place is not suited for everyone and not everyone wants it. For these reasons, retirement communities are here to provide people with a place where they can live a vibrant life as they get older. Also, retirement communities can provide support, recreational activities, and medical care that they may otherwise not get at home.

    Do people in retirement homes live healthier lives?

    Having a healthier lifestyle can depend on how a person chooses to spend their life. However, there have been various research suggesting that older adults are healthier and happier in a community setting. It was found that many feel their quality of life improved when they moved into a retirement community.

    Are people happy in retirement homes?

    An Age Well Study found that 92% of their respondents were highly satisfied with being in a retirement community. They reported being happier and more satisfied with belonging to a community. This can largely be attributed to retirement communities offering plenty of amenities and services that support the well-being of older adults.

    How much does a retirement home cost in Barrie?

    One of the many considerations when planning to move into retirement communities in Barrie is the cost. This can vary depending on the type of community, accommodation options, amenities, and services offered and needed by the individual. It is best to contact retirement residences like Livita Barrington, to book a tour and find out more.

    Who can live in a retirement home?

    Anyone can live in retirement communities, granted that they qualify and can fulfill what is needed to apply for a retirement residence. For instance, you must meet age restrictions, especially for age-qualified communities. Most retirement homes will also perform a ‘Wellness assessment’ to ensure the prospective resident will be a healthy fit for the community in both mind and body. There are also certain fees and documents required to be submitted before your application can be approved.

    What are the advantages of living in a retirement home?

    Older adults will find that there can be plenty of advantages to living in retirement communities. Because it is a community, there is plenty of opportunities to socialize and establish friendships. Also, you get to enjoy a variety of amenities and services that can enrich your life and keep you active and engaged.


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