Information on senior housing options as well as services and programs to assist older adults and seniors live independently and remain at home.

Durham Region Older Adult Housing Directory
Provides an overview of various housing options across Durham Region, including contact information, unit sizes, rates, and level of care for private retirement homes, community housing, and long-term care homes.

View Older Adult Housing Directory

Retirement Residences
Chartwell Harwood Retirement Residence
240 Old Harwood Ave., Ajax

Independent living, as well as supportive and assisted living. Studio, one, one plus den, and two bedroom units.

Learn more about the Chartwell Harwood Retirement Residence

Revera Westney Gardens
1010 Westney Rd. N., Ajax

  • 905-239-0262

Independent living. Studio, one, and two bedroom units.

Learn more about the Revera Westney Gardens

Long-Term Care Homes

All applications for long-term care homes are arranged through Home and Community Care Support Services. Contact the local office to connect with a Care Coordinator to discuss long-term care options.

Learn more about Home and Community Care Support Services

Home and Community Care Support Services – Central East

  • 310-2222 (no area code required)
Senior Social Housing

Provides subsidized or low-end-of-market rental units.

Ajax Municipal Housing Corporation

Operates three senior housing buildings:

  • Ashley Manor, 40 Kitney Dr., Ajax
  • Westwood Manor, 960 Westney Rd. S., Ajax
  • Post Hill (seniors & families), 132 Kingston Rd. W., Ajax

Apply for housing from the Ajax Municipal Housing Corporation

Harwood Manor
655 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax

Operated by the Regional Municipality of Durham. Senior residents only.

Apply for housing from Harwood Manor

Life Centre – Duffin’s Creek Landing
1 Marsh Ln., Ajax

Operated by Life Centre Non-Profit Housing Corporation. Seniors and families.

Learn more about Life Centre - Duffin's Creek Landing

Unity Village
120 and 130 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax

  • 905-427-9354

Operated by Unity Village Local 183 Non-Profit. Seniors and families.

Learn more the Unity Village

Meals on Wheels 

Program provided by Community Care Durham. Weekly delivery of affordable, tasty and nutritious hot and frozen meals.

  • 1-888-255-6680

Register for Meals on Wheels

Heart to Home Meals 

Senior meal delivery service. Choose from over 200 delicious frozen meals and desserts.

  • 1-866-933-1516

Learn more about Heart to Home Meals

Community Food Box Program 

Program provided by Community Care Durham. Weekly delivery of essential grocery supplies (e.g. eggs & dairy, bread, fruits & vegetables, etc.).

  • 1-888-255-6680

Order a Community Food Box

Food Banks 

Please contact organizations directly for service information, including hours of operation.

1 Hope International Foundation
13 Atkinson Ct., Ajax

  • 647-786-9998

Christian Faith Outreach Centre – Doors of Compassion Meal Program
158 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax

Christian Life Centre – Helping Hands Food Bank
1030 Ravenscroft Rd., Ajax

Southside Worship Centre – Storehouse Community Food Bank
55 Emperor St., Ajax

The Salvation Army Hope Church & Community Services
122 Hunt St., Ajax

  • 905-427-7123
Grocery Deliver Services 

Organizations and businesses providing home grocery delivery services.

VV’s Adult Support Centre Corp.

Register for delivery service

Grocery Gateway by Longos

  • Delivery fees apply
  • Grocery Ordering Senior Support Line: 1-855-264-4177

Register for Grocery Gateway by Longos

Instacart Grocery Delivery

  • Delivery fees apply
  • Grocery Ordering Senior Support Line: 1-844-981-3433

Register for Instacart Grocery Delivery

Voilà by Sobeys

Register for Voilà by Sobeys

Wal-mart Grocery Delivery

  • Delivery fees apply

Learn more or register for Wal-mart Grocery Delivery

Medication Delivery Services

VV’s Adult Support Centre Corp.

Register for VV's delivery service 

Rexall Direct

Shoppers Drug Mart

View Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy services

Contact local pharmacy for delivery services:

  • Harwood Plaza, 314 Harwood Ave. S.
  • Westney Heights Plaza, 15 Westney Rd. N.
  • Westney & Williamson
Senior Snow Removal Programs

Provide snow removal services for seniors and persons with a disability. Eligibility requirements. Fee for service.

Custodia Senior Support – Home Maintenance Services

Serves exclusively senior customers to provide a range of home maintenance services including: snow removal, yard work, house painting, home repairs and modifications, window washing, tree trimming, etc. Fee for service.

Help With Daily Living

Organizations and businesses which provide in-home services to assist with daily tasks to help seniors live independently.

Services may include:

  • laundry & ironing
  • changing beds
  • light housework such as vacuuming/dusting, meal preparation, etc.
  • Fee for service

Ajax Meridian Home Care Services

Community Care Durham – Ajax-Pickering

Homebound Wellness Centre Inc.

Homecare 4U

Home Instead Senior Care

HomeWell Care Services

Right at Home Canada

Senior Helpers Durham Region

The Lighthouse Retreat Inc.

Durham Region Water Bill Assistance

Offer payment arrangements for customers who have difficulty paying their water bill. Can extend the date on the bill for customers 60 years of age or older.

The Regional Municipality of Durham – Finance Department

  • 905-666-6211  

Learn more about the Durham Region Water Bill Assistance program

Enbridge Golden Age Service
Offers customers 65 years or older the option to pay monthly gas bills when pension cheque is received with no late penalty charged.
  • 1-877-362-7434

Learn more Enbridge Golden Age Service

 Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)

Provides monthly on-bill credits for eligible low-income customers to reduce their electricity bills.

Learn more Ontario Electricity Support Program

Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit (OEPTC)

Credit provided to help low to moderate income Ontario residents with the sales tax on energy and with property taxes. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers this program for Ontario.

  •  1-866-ONT-TAXS (1-866-668-8297)

Learn more about the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit program

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

One-time grant toward electricity or natural gas bill for those facing service shut off.

Community Development Council Durham
458 Fairall St., Unit 4

  • 905-686-2661 

Learn more about the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program 

Ontario Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant (OSHPTG)

Help to offset property taxes for seniors who own their own home and who have low to moderate incomes. The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) administers this program for Ontario.

  • 1-866-ONT-TAXS (1-866-668-8297) 

Learn more about the Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant

Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit

Provides a tax credit of up to $10,000 in home renovation expenses that improve safety and accessibility for seniors (65 years or older), or those living with senior relatives.  

Canada Revenue Agency

  • 1-800-959-8281 

Learn more about the Seniors' Home Safety Tax Credit

March of Dimes – Home & Vehicle Modification Program

Supports large-scale renovations and retrofits to help make homes and/or vehicles more accessible for persons with a disability which impacts their mobility and daily function.

Learn more about the March of Dimes