Why settle in Cartierville?
In the heart of an urban environment, our Cartierville residence evokes the peacefulness of Montreal’s suburbs.
Its predominance of green spaces, its centers of interest, its range of services and its multicultural population, including a large Armenian and Greek community, paint a picture of an environment where life is good.
18% of the neighborhood’s population is made up of seniors, who have chosen to settle here for its verdant surroundings and dynamic neighborhood life, offering a wide range of services and activities for all tastes and ages.
The independent and semi-independent homes at Manoir Gouin are ideally located in a district popular with families and retirees, and represent an ideal compromise for our seniors who want to project themselves into a new living environment adapted to their needs and aspirations.
Let’s take a look at the main reasons for living in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.
With over 100 years of history, the district continues to seduce with its geographical location and enchanting setting.
Cartierville is located in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough, northwest of the island of Montreal. Bordered by the Rivière des Prairies, it boasts a wealth of riverside parks and an architectural and cultural heritage rich in history.
The area is well served by public transport (metro, bus lines, shuttles), and to facilitate the mobility of retired seniors, line 263 of the Bordeaux-Cartierville Gold shuttle offers a dedicated service for seniors to get around, including a stop at the foot of our seniors’ residence.
The charm of its verdant surroundings combined with its many urban advantages make Ahunstic-Cartierville a highly attractive borough, attracting a densely populated population with a diverse socio-cultural profile.
The majority of borough residents declare their religious affiliation to be Christian. Ahunstic-Cartierville is a predominantly French-speaking borough, and although English, Arabic and Spanish are languages commonly used by many residents, its multicultural population base consolidates its status as a welcoming territory for immigrants.
80 centenarians counted in 2016 (Source: Canadian Census, 2016). Ahunstic-Cartierville is indeed distinguished by a high representation of seniors and by the quality of these residential neighborhoods, which naturally attract many households and single people.
A large employment pool, dominated by educational institutions, the fashion industry and healthcare and social service infrastructures, contributes to the borough’s economic dynamism.
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The neighborhood abounds in green spaces for strolling, relaxing and sharing convivial moments with friends and family, including Parc de Beauséjour, just a stone’s throw from Manoir Gouin. Summer and winter alike, lovers of walks and outdoor activities can discover the treasures of biodiversity.
Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
Located less than 5 minutes from our seniors’ residence, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur offers local, high-quality care for a wide range of medical, surgical and psychiatric conditions, both inpatient and outpatient.
You can also read our article 6 facts about Hôpital Sacré-Coeur
The library contributes to the cultural life of the neighborhood. Above all, it’s a place open to all, offering a wide variety of reading material. In addition to its cultural benefits, reading stimulates the intellect and preserves the memory, but ageing well also means blossoming in contact with others, which is why the library aims to be a community gathering place through its programs of activities (workshops, exhibitions, conferences, etc.).
Whatever your age, a safe environment, social ties, access to leisure activities, culture, healthcare… are all essential factors in preserving your health and well-being. All the more so when you’re a senior citizen.
An elderly person’s autonomy is highly dependent on his or her environment. Seniors are generally very attached to their neighborhoods, their habits, etc., a context that reassures them.
You can also read our article Memory and aging
The advantages of living at Manoir Gouin
Manoir Gouin meets everyone’s needs and expectations in the heart of a safe, friendly and preserved urban environment.
Our self-contained and semi-autonomous homes are ideally located in the neighborhood, close to the places seniors need to thrive, with easy access to services (shops, parks, cultural and healthcare facilities, transportation), just a stone’s throw from our retirement residence.