The Palisades

Why I like living at The Palisades …..
Comments from our Residents

I’m glad I’m here!

I feel like I belong to a big, happy family. All my needs are being taken care of.
I find that the complete staff of The Palisades work together for the good of the residents –
our health and wellbeing – entertainment – good food – cleanliness of the whole complex. Support Services are second to none!!
It’s just a great place to live in!

I’ve never lived downtown or in an apartment before. The location is ideal.
I feel safe and secure and confident in the staff.
I have independence and privacy.
How fortunate for me to have chosen The Palisades.

It’s a quiet building with good heating and cooling system and worthy maintenance;
a peaceful, harmonious atmosphere.
I love my apartment itself; every area of my requirements are met.
The kitchen and bathroom just right.
The huge window out onto the balcony looking at the river.
Nice parks and walks around the area; library 5 minute walk away!
Regular trips to shopping.
Staff kind, helpful and cheerful.
Fellow inhabitants enjoyable company.
I like having only the one meal per day,
and the price is fair ….
long may it last.

When my wife and I were deciding on
which of the assisted living residences we would like to live in,
an important factor was the meal arrangements at The Palisades.
She still liked to cook , but would appreciate one meal a day being cooked by someone else. She liked the thought of having her own kitchen still.
At The Palisades, five evening meals and Saturday lunch are covered by the monthly fee,
while noon lunches are optional, and that was what we preferred.
Other amenities such as the attractive suite and downtown location attracted us.
Once we were settled in, we experienced much more that we enjoyed very much:
the friendly home like atmosphere provided by the management, staff and other residents,
the activities arranged by the residents and staff,
the weekly cleaning by the staff
and the concern that management and staff all have for our well being are great pluses.
As well all the residents agree the meals are good.

We can take just the main meal of the day, so we can afford to live here,
but we could not if we had to pay for all three meals.
There is open seating in the dining room, so you can choose your company.
The Palisades is very clean.
The staff is friendly and helpful.

The decor, which is so well co-ordinated – even the walls in the elevators blend with it.
The location: two blocks to the Main Library (important to me),
within walking distance of downtown
and it’s very close to walk along the Meewasin Trail,
close to bus mall.
Friendly people and great activities.
No dinner to cook.
No dinner dishes to wash.
No laundry.
No vacuuming.
Cleanliness – you move into a freshly painted suite: walls painted, rugs shampooed.
Everything is spotless in the building.

The staff is great!

Location – beautiful river view, walk to downtown
Having a kitchen.
Dinners – at 5:00 – not noon,
lunch available
Foot care on site
Hair salon on site.

It is within walking distance of the River, Francis Morrison Library,
City Bus terminal and Midtown Plaza.
It offers residents with companionship and socials and other interesting activities.
Because of its caring staff members.

For three years, we spent some time looking at condos,
thinking that was the logical next move from our home.
We didn’t even consider an assisted or enriched living facility.
However, when we learned about The Palisades, and the services they offered,
particularly five evening dinners in the dining room
AND a full kitchen in the apartment,
we realized these services were just what we needed.
So decided to ‘skip the condo stage’ and to move directly into The Palisades,
thus eliminating one more exhausting ‘packing and moving.’
We have independence,
AND many services which make our life more enjoyable.
Also, if a time comes when some care is needed,
there is a separate Intermediate Care floor on site – no need to move again!

I like the location, housekeeping and meals are very good.

We have been residents of The Palisades for almost two years.
We are very contented here as we realize we aren’t able to be totally independent.
We appreciate the wonderful, caring attitude of all staff –
management, supportive care, housekeeping, kitchen and serving girls.
We feel very fortunate to be able to spend our remaining years
in the friendly, caring atmosphere of The Palisades.