The Redwoods

2604 Draper Ave, Ottawa, ON K2H9B1

5 / 5.0 26 Reviews

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About The Redwoods

The Redwoods is a community that offers a complete package of senior services. Situated closely to nearby attractions in Ottawa. Seniors are close anything they could want. Cafes and restaurants, shopping, and outdoor activities. There is also several options for medical centers, physicians and more for seniors with special health needs.

We are completely dedicated to making sure you or your loved have fun, exciting days and nights full of life! Our community has made a name for itself in Ottawa, ON because of our service, amenities and the sense of independence every senior who lives with us feels on a daily basis.

The Redwoods Independent Living and Assisted Living

We provide quality independent and assisted living The Redwoods while empowering our senior residents to maintain their dignity and independence during their stay at The Redwoods.

We offer a variety of floor plan options, including kitchenette and bathroom additions. There are also safety features available like fire and medical alert systems for emergencies. The most important thing when considering a senior living community in Ottawa is the quality of the staff serving you or your loved one. A family makes a house a home, and our staff of professionals make every resident feel at home, feel wanted, and feel loved. The selection of meals at The Redwoods are the results of many years of experience crafting menus. Our cooking staff constantly strives to make sure the dining experience is the best at our community.

The Redwoods Amenities & Services

We offer seniors the latest amenities in comfort that they would enjoy in the comfort of their own homes. Activities Offsite, Devotional Services Onsite, Vegetarian, Outdoor Common Areas, Activities Onsite, Swimming Pool / Hot Tub, Kosher, Meals Provided, Beautician Onsite, Indoor Common Areas are available for all residents. The staff here are fully trained, friendly and accessible. They will help your residents enjoy their stay with us.

We know that seniors need varying degrees of help as they get older, but still want to feel independent. Our facility has Multiple services and other assistance. We try to make sure that each resident is able to maintain a full life while staying with us.

Residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. Our structured program helps all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many of our activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. We make sure the activities are fun and entertaining.

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The Redwoods – Reviews

5 / 5.0 26 Reviews

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December 2022

Bonnie Danford

I recently returned home from 30 days of convalescent care at the Redwoods following major surgery. The entire staff were so kind, considerate and accommodating and receiving 3 meals daily, delivered to my apartment, was the crowning touch. The food was so delicious and plentiful I had to request half portions of everything. My one bedroom apartment was so spacious and bright I felt very safe and there were regular checks on me each day and night to ensure I was comfortable. I highly recommend the Redwoods and thank April Johnstone for arranging my accommodation and all the staff for their wonderful care throughout my stay.

December 2020

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Joan Shouldice

We just got back from a three weeks stay in The Redwoods. My husband went there while I had surgery and then I joined him for a recovery period. We were very impressed with the whole place. The white linen table cloths, the lovely and varied meals, the excellent service from staff and the attention to every detail we could imagine were really outstanding.We decided we didnt need nursing care, but on one occasion my husband fell and that night a nurse turned up to make sure he was okay.There was daily maid service and a thorough cleaning once a week with clean sheets and all household laundry done for us, and an excellent laundry where we could wash our own clothes.I appreciated that there was a Catholic service in the chapel every Wednesday, (United church on Thursday) and I loved the library which had a very good selection--something for everyone.We didnt take part in too many of the special programmes, but there were lots of things offered as well as an opportunity to take part in volunteering with the library or in other ways. I even picked up some knitting to do for my granddaughter.In effect, residents have their own apartments within the building, but with all the special care the residence provides. I think now, that instead of getting an apartment somewhere and then moving into a seniors residence, we will just move into the Redwoods permanently!

November 2020

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Claudette Cameron

I have been a resident of The Redwoods for nearly 2 years.I find the staff very helpful and accommodating... enjoy all the activities I can.I have made some good friends who have been there for years. It is a great place to live....

November 2020

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Dan Chapman

My mother moved to the Redwoods Dec 2018 and from day one, never looked back! Leaving your home of 55 yrs, and being 100% happy in your new environment is quite amazing thing. We have found the residence exceeds our expectations on all levels, the quality of care and food is more than satisfactory. This combined with a staff who truly care about the residents and their well being make the Redwoods my moms, and our families, first choice hands down. We looked at a number of homes in the west end of the city before making our choice, and the Redwoods stood out amongst the other residences. My mom is now never lonely, participates in so many outings and events, her life has been enriched by moving to the Redwoods!

November 2020

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Susan Coles

I recently helped two friends - a father and adult son - move into the Redwoods and they have told me over and over how glad they are that I found it for them and that its perfect. 3 or 4 people recommended it before we looked at it, including their friend whos been there for a few years, or we might not have checked it out. They were welcomed wholeheartedly from the first tour with April and the staff has been very helpful, with everything that had to be done before the move and with helping them settle in. I was so happy as this was not the experience we had at the first retirement residence we looked into. Their 2-bedroom apartment is larger than others we looked at. Contrary to the comment made by one reviewer, being on the 16th floor, it has a wonderful view of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills, something the son really wanted. Theyve had only good things to say about the meals, social activities and everyone theyve interacted with - staff and residents. Very thankful that we found a great place for them.

October 2020

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Leah Simzer

Such a nice place to live. My parents moved in about 5 months ago and quickly adjusted to the life of retirement, nursing care living. The staff are very pleasant and always helpful. The meals are healthy and freshly prepared and the dining room service is excellent. Im so happy my parents are living in a safe environment where I feel confident that their daily needs are being met.

September 2020

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Nancy Lester

We have been really pleased with the staff and services at The Redwoods. My mother thoroughly enjoys the activities and appreciates the help that she gets from everyone when it is needed.

September 2020

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Barbara Townsend

We had a very pleasant trial, and respite stay that my husband felt comfortable in and we will return to in the near future. Any one who has been at Redwood Retirement for many years, has been pleased to be there. We felt welcomed by staff and management and the good service The choice of meals, and recreation, fitness & wellness were enjoyed & appreciated by both of us. Our bedroom suite with full kitchen,and living room, was pleasant and well furnished.I look forward to returning and highly recommend this happy well-organized charming life style, at The Redwoods.Barbara & DuaneTownsend

September 2020

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Wayne Haggart

My parents moved into Redwoods this past summer and the total experience has been outstanding. It is their new home in every sense of the word and their quality of life and well being has improved markedly from their previous independent apartment rental style in Sarnia. The staff of the Redwoods are amazing in their diligence and endless energy to care for the residents.

August 2020

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Jen Conlon

The entire staff (front desk, nursing, serving, cleaning, activities) at Redwoods is top notch. My grandmother was there when she was alive and my now 94 year old grandfather is still there. Their attention to detail is amazing and he is not only looked after (safe, secure) but he thoroughly enjoys everyday there.I would HIGHLY recommend! They have become his second family.

June 2020

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Aaron A

The staff, residents and families that are apart of The Redwoods make it one of the most loving places to live! They give everyone the utmost respect, they are clean and caring. If you looking for a new home for one of your elderly loved ones please look no further!

June 2020

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Carol W. Stewart

We hosted a birthday party in The Redwoods private dining room, for my mother and were blown away by how much service was offered to support this event. The meal was delicious and everyone who attended were impressed by the quality. My goodness, since she moved in last March, I have been so happy to feel the caring and consideration offered to all the residents so they have opportunities to engage in so many social events which builds a wonderful community feel among the residents. No place is perfect, challenges arise but the staff at The Redwoods seem constantly up for the task of improvement, getting residents input. Im so impressed and grateful.

May 2020

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Gladys Galay

I just spent a week of convalescent care after surgery at the Redwoods. It was great. The apartment was delightful, large and roomy. The staff were kind and generous and accommodating. The rates were lower than anywhere else . I will stay there again when I have subsequent surgery. I would recommend it to anyone.

May 2020

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Elliott Smith

As a professional performer, I have been working with the Redwoods since 2007 and specifically with Lauren Georgy-Yang for the last 4 years few years and it is always been a pleasure and a positive experience.When dealing with an Activities Director, there is always the expectation that all details, arrangements and show requirements will be dealt with efficiently as it is imperative to the success of the performance for all concerned. Laurens and The Redwoods Residence attention to detail has always been paramount and dealt with not only to my satisfaction but to all the residents attending the show. I never hesitate to engage a booking with Lauren as she has definitely earned my trust by demonstrating over and over her qualifications and attention to detail. I have always noticed while I am there that all the residents I come in contact with really appreciate the attention and care they get from all the staff and truly enjoy living there … it shows.Elliott Smith - professional Magician and Agent

May 2020

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Cathy M

I would like to thank management and staff for their support in organizing a recent get-together of about 20 of our friends who have made The Redwoods their home. Your arrangement for space, set-up and take-down, coffee ,tea, and snacks, to make us all comfortable made it possible for us to enjoy visiting everyone at once. The white table cloths and flowers were a nice touch and much appreciated by all.Again, thank you, especially to April, Chantal and Alex for all you have done to make our gathering a great, enjoyable success.Cathy

April 2020

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Sandy Macpherson

My parents moved into Redwoods 31, 2 years ago and loved it right away. Like most people they were reluctant to leave their private residence but after only a few weeks at Redwoods they said they wished they had moved there sooner. The staff has always been friendly and helpful to both my parents and the rest of their extended family. Being able to tailor the level of assistance and services to meet their changing needs over time at Redwoods has afforded my parents the ability to stay living together longer. We really appreciate all they are doing.

October 2019

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Kathy Conlon

My parents, my in-laws and our friends parents have all been residents of The Redwoods for over 15 years. The apartments are roomy and very comfortable; the staff are exceptional; the meals are great (dont think my father has ever left anything on his plate) and the activities are numerous and varied. A great retirement home.

September 2019

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John Margison

The staff and residents are friendly and fun.

September 2019

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Kerryanne Muir

Wonderful costumer service and a warm, happy atmosphere throughout. You can tell how much the staff cares about each resident, lovely to see!

September 2019

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Debbie Grav

My mother has been living at Redwoods for 1 12 years now and she really likes it. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help with any of her needs, or just have a chat and see how shes doing. She has become friends with residents, likes to go on some of the outings and enjoys the evenings entertainment on occasion. I would definitely recommend the Redwoods.

June 2019

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Harold Waterman

My wife and I have been happy living at the Redwoods for over four years. The staff take excellent care of the residents. Each staff member always seems pleased when asked to do a service.The dining facilities are very good. The meals are usually excellent. There are choices at every meal and the menus are varied.During the blackout of Ottawa the staff made great efforts to ensure the residents were looked after. Meals were served in the apartments. Nobody went hungry. The managers joined other staff working many hours overtime to ensure the best possible service to the residents.The distant view from our apartment is excellent. We like to watch the sail boats in the Ottawa River in summer. Looking in the other direction we can see the buildings downtown.Our apartment is about 950 square feet - larger than apartments in other retirements homes we have seen.

May 2019

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Joy Beattie Ayer

The Redwoods Retirement Residence has been a pleasant home for my husband and me for the past eighteen months. The atmosphere is friendly, the workers cheerful and helpful. The planned programs are pleasant, available daily and varied. The building itself is well kept, the staff always friendly and polite. From the Executive Director down to the lowliest worker the attitude of each one seems to be to make the Redwoods experience as pleasant as possible for all of us. We are thankful to be living at The Redwoods.

April 2019

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Mary Ann Swerdfeger

My Mom moved in a year and a half ago and loves it at Redwoods. Her appartement is beautiful and on the 10th floor she has a gorgeous view! There are activities every day and the staff are all so friendly and helpful!! I would recommend the Redwoods to anyone looking for a wonderful community! They are also pet friendly!

March 2019

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Susan Coles

I recently helped two friends - a father and adult son - move into the Redwoods and they have told me over and over how glad they are that I found it for them and that its perfect. They were welcomed wholeheartedly from the first tour with April and the staff has been very helpful, with everything that had to be done before the move and with helping them settle in. I was so happy as this was not the reception they had at the first retirement residence we considered. Their 2-bedroom apartment is larger than others we looked at and being on the 16th floor, has a wonderful view of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills, something that was very important to the son.

March 2019

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Phyllis Costain Davis

My parents moved into the respite care unit last year and within the first week of their stay were so impressed with the residence that they decided to move in permanently. My mother is quite sociable and is very impressed with all of the activities and entertainment provided. Additionally, the staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a real sense of community and there are always groups of residents socializing in the common areas. My parents feel very at home here.

January 2019

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Debbie Grav

Great place. Great people.

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Community Details

The Redwoods Amenities and Services

Amenities

  • Activities Offsite
  • Devotional Services Onsite
  • Vegetarian
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Activities Onsite
  • Swimming Pool / Hot Tub
  • Kosher
  • Meals Provided
  • Beautician Onsite
  • Indoor Common Areas

Services

  • Multiple services

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The Redwoods Housing and Staff

Living Types Available

Staff

  • Trained Staff

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