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Caring for Peterborough since 1988

Applewood Retirement Residence is a well-established, comfortable and warm retirement community nestled on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens right in the heart of Peterborough; close enough to downtown, but far from the daily hustle and bustle. There’s ample parking to accommodate residents and guests alike.

We understand that your interests, dining preferences and choices of activities are unique. Growing to meet your needs, Applewood has undergone renovations to further enhance its charm. It remains one of the town’s friendliest and most affordable retirement communities where every suite has a balcony or patio.

That’s why at Applewood you’re free to make choices. It’s a family community where you can enjoy 24-hour security, do the things you like to do, and enhance your health, fitness and social life.


All our suites are spacious and comfortable. They feature large windows, access to your own generous private patio or balcony, a large closet, small fridge and microwave and private four-piece bathroom. You have the option of choosing a studio suite or 1 bedroom suite, depending on your requirements. We would love a chance to discuss life at Applewood Retirement Residence and which suite might be the perfect fit for you! Drop us a line or give us a call directly!


Our dining service includes three nutritious well-balanced meals prepared daily. We also accommodate special diets whenever possible. Choices of entrees are offered at lunch and at dinner! Not to mention, our Friendship Room offers 24 hours snacks and refreshments.


Angie Drummond, our food service manager, has been with us for a long time and knows exactly what to offer to delight our residents! You can read more about Angie here.


At Applewood you can spend your time doing what you enjoy. There are variety of options and we make sure there is something for everyone, seven days a week. Our Activity Director will find out your hobbies and passions and will plan activities that you will love. Our 24-hour cafe and lounges are great areas for relaxing and chatting with friends over a beverage and a sweet treat. Catch a movie in our theatre. Take our shuttle van to a variety of organized outings and day trips. Get active in our fitness centre. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our gardens and walking paths. Nurture your spirit in our faith-based programs. Enjoy music programs, arts and craft classes, or live entertainment. Explore volunteer options. There is no reason to be bored here! We encourage you to share your ideas for activities so that we can try to design a activities plan that would suit your needs. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Our Activity Manager would love to get to know you!


When researching your options for a retirement lifestyle, you can easily get lost in the maze of options. To help you find your way, Applewood Retirement Residence has developed an inclusive pricing model that gives you the right combination of safety, care, comfort and quality.

Included Services:

  • 24-hour staff, 7 days per week
  • 3 meals served daily, and snacks provided throughout the day
  • Full-time Lifestyle coordinator to keep you entertained
  • Heat, Hydro, water and taxes
  • Weekly linen and towel service
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone, including free long distance anywhere in North America
  • Cable TV
  • The emergency pendant can be used to request immediate help when you are in your suite.
  • Medication administration

We offer aging-in-place services. This means that should the need arise, we will be there for you. For an added fee, we can offer extra care services with bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting as well as palliative care.

Feel free to get in touch with us to find out how we can make your life comfortable at Applewood!


Applewood is a retirement community that offers around-the-clock Wellness and Care Services for your security, comfort and peace of mind. Our committed and qualified team of professionals are at your service under the guidance of our Director of Care, a nurse registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

At Applewood, we recognize that needs may change, so you can increase or decrease support according to your personal preference. When more care is required, we are able to design a customized plan to meet your every wish. Whatever you want or need, we will work with you and respond with professional healthcare and supportive choices.

We Offer:

Staff helping a resident
  • Care staff on site 24 hours a day
  • Visiting physician
  • Medication management and pharmacy service
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing)
  • Visiting foot care
  • Continence care and catheter care
  • Monitoring of blood pressure and vitals
  • Blood glucose monitoring and help with insulin injections
  • Assistance with therapeutic stockings
  • Emergency call system in every suite

Any questions?

Please visit our FAQ section to look at some commonly asked questions and answers. If you still have any other questions, please reach out to us. We are always here to help! Check out our Facebook page to get latest updates!

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