The Trinity Village
Greetings, and welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog! Today we continue on our journey through the various retirement communities in Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond. Our present location is found in the Kingsdale neighbourhood of Kitchener: the Trinity Village.
The Trinity Village is a Christian-affiliated, not-for-profit retirement community and registered charity; it’s owned by Lutheran Homes Kitchener-Waterloo. The whole Trinity Village is spread out over 11.5 acres of space, and it consists of a large Care Centre, bungalow town homes, and a complex of residential suites.
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The Trinity Village has an excellent location. For one thing, it’s right near the convergence of Highway 7 and Highway 8 on the Conestoga Parkway, meaning it’s got quick, easy access to the rest of Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and the rest of southern Ontario via Highway 401 just a few minutes south (great for out-of-town visitors, or travelling to other parts of the Waterloo Region).
Four major grocery stores are quite nearby (especially Freshco, which is roughly a block away), and Fairview Park Mall (the largest mall in the Waterloo Region) is a stone’s throw away (it’s best not to throw a stone toward it, though).
Fairway Road South and King Street East/Weber Street East both have a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafés and more, and the nearby Cineplex Cinemas almost always has something great to watch.
All in all, there’s a lot to do in this part of Kitchener, and its access to both the Conestoga Parkway and numerous shops and restaurants makes life quite convenient.
The Trinity Village consists of four primary areas, three of which are permanent residences. The three residential areas are: the Care Centre (Long Term Care); the Studios (Retirement Residence); and the Terraces (Independent Living).
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The Terraces (Life Lease)
The Trinity Village Terrace is an exciting opportunity for adults aged 55 and over. The area feels like a village unto itself (as the name suggests) and it consists of 60 individual town homes. What makes these town homes special is that they are Life Lease properties.
What is a Life Lease, you might ask? Well, you can read all about them in this WRX article, but essentially, it’s a property or residence that you purchase the right to live in for your lifetime, paying only monthly fees similar to those you’d pay for a condo.
There are many benefits, two of which are: investing your money in the Kitchener-Waterloo real-estate market, as the initial purchase price can potentially appreciate in value upon resale; and living in a community of fellow Life Lease residents.
Properties in the Trinity Village Terrace range in size from 762 to 1407 square feet, and they include a basement on top of this (below this, I suppose?) for additional recreational and storage space.
In terms of layouts, there are four basic models: a one bedroom; a one bedroom with sunroom; a two bedroom; and a two bedroom with sunroom.
Homes include such things as air conditioning, decks, and wide corridors, doorways, and bathrooms.
The Studios (Assisted Living)
The Trinity Village Studios is a large Assisted Living residence. This residential area provides both a welcoming community and a dedicated staff capable of providing whatever level of care you need.
Nurses are on duty 24 hours a day, all year round, and care packages include medication administration, dressing and bathing assistance, nursing treatments, mobility assistance, and more – packages are designed to accommodate your specific needs.
Within the Studios are a therapeutic spa, a recreation room, a community kitchen, a hair salon and beauty parlour, a woodworking room, and much, much more.
Delicious meals are part of the package, as well as weekly housekeeping and linen service, weekly bus outings, and recreation opportunities.
Rooms here come in a variety of sizes and styles, including one or two room suites, and semi-private suites. Prices vary based on room configuration and care packages, but semi private rooms start under $1700 per month.
The Care Centre
The Care Centre is Trinity Village’s facility for long term care. It’s got three separate floors, divided into five Home Areas, each of which has accommodations for up to 30 residents (for a total of 150).
90 of the residential rooms are private, and 60 are basic rooms. Professional, compassionate staff that operate out of the Care Centre ensure that residents’ needs are all attended to. Residents have their own, separate entrance into the Care Centre.
Each of the 5 Home Areas include a recreation room, a living room with a crackling fireplace (great for sitting and chatting during the winter months), a dining room with a fully operational kitchenette, and a balcony or patio area (great for sitting and chatting during the non-winter months).
The meals offered here are nutritious and homemade. The Trinity Village Care Centre has received licensing from the Ministry of Health and accreditation by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), and it was awarded as the Workplace of the Year in 2016 by the Ontario Long Term Care Association.
Caring professionalism is their mandate, and they live up to it.
The fourth area is the Trinity Village Adult Program (unlike the other three, this is not a permanent residence). This takes place in ‘the Gathering Place’ in the main Care Centre.
It has a separate entrance than the Long Term Care area; participants in the program enter through an entrance near the ‘Day Program’ garden.
The Adult Program is run by a dedicated, caring, experienced staff, including specialists such as 4 recreation therapists, and community volunteers. It’s designed for adults over the age of 55 with health (physical or mental) struggles, who are looking for a supportive community in which they can develop life skills and foster healthy self-esteem.
Participants will be able to enjoy therapeutic games and activities, music, nutritious food, and more.
Being so close to the bustling Fairway Road area of Kitchener (and of course Fairview Park Mall) means there’s always plenty to see and do nearby.
Trinity Village also offers a wide range of events and activities every month – everything from coffee with the chaplain to choir practice, and from shopping excursions to trivia extravaganzas.
To get an idea of what sorts of things you can get involved with here, take a look at the January 2018 calendar of events here.
The Trinity Village has three major residential configurations, and each of these has specific options designed to fit your specific needs. It’s a great place to live your golden years.
If you’re looking to sell your current property before moving into a retirement community, WRX Property Group would be happy to help you out – so please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Written by Will Kummer