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It’s a well known fact that Canada’s population is aging. Advances in health care have led to longer life expectancies while the Baby Boomer generation continues to grow older. According to Statistics Canada, the 75-plus and 85-plus age cohorts are expected to be among the fastest-growing age cohorts in Canada over the next 20 years, with those 85-plus expected to increase by approximately 23 per cent. The same cohort is expected to more than double its population in 2031. With such a large shift in population trends, developers are beginning to introduce new residential communities that cater to the changing needs of the older demographics.

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Located in Ottawa’s desirable Westboro neighbourhood, The Founders Residences is one such community. The nine-storey residence is destined to become the region’s most desirable seniors residence, offering optional care and support that isn’t currently available in the surrounding area. The vision for the project stems from the belief that the retirement years should be the most relaxing and enjoyable. With that in mind, homeowners can enjoy all the comforts of a residential condominium and maintain an independent lifestyle, while having access to superlative care in a safe and secure environment.

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With The Founders Residences, local residents can “age in place,” staying in the same neighbourhood where they’ve put down roots and live an active, maintenance-free lifestyle. The development’s Collaborative Care program engages the community, family, friends and the most qualified industry professionals to ensure residents receive the highest quality of care in assisted living. The program offers an à la carte list of services from weekly cleaning, meal programs, fitness and health management, to around-the-clock care and supervision.

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The Founders Residences will also house several condo-like amenities including a sleek and sophisticated lobby with a fireplace, an inviting indoor swimming pool and a spacious rooftop terrace for outdoor enjoyment. The common area’s modern aesthetics are echoed throughout, including the residential suites designed by Ottawa-based 4té Design and in the exterior architecture designed by the renowned Rod Lahey of RLA Architecture.

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Steps away from home, residents will have convenient access to a wealth of local amenities that Westboro offers. The trendy neighbourhood boasts colourful murals by local artists, boutique shops, restaurants and cafes along Richmond Road, and is also known for its annual free Westfest music festival held every summer. Just north of the community is the Ottawa River and Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, home to scenic lookouts and kilometres of walking and cycling paths.

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Sales at The Founders Residences are scheduled to start late spring 2018. Prospective homebuyers can receive the latest updates, prices and floor plans by registering online today.

For more information call 1-833-OTTAWA1 (688-2921) or email sales@thefoundersresidences.ca.

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