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Providing Age-In-Place Living


Welcome to the warm, family community of Château Symmes Retirement Residence in Aylmer, Quebec for elegance and comfort in retirement living

Tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of historic downtown Aylmer, Château Symmes Retirement Residence provides residents with a warm and comfortable family atmosphere in a secure environment. Beautifully and thoughtfully designed, Château Symmes offers first class accommodations in a variety of one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens. Providing Independent, Assisted Living, Memory Care & Complete Care Programs to allow for Age-In-Place retirement living.

Memory Lane: Our Memory Care and physically frail unit was specifically designed to support the needs of aging residents who need extra care and attention. Our unique environment creates a calming yet stimulating atmosphere in a safe and secure milieu. Individual Service Plans are created in order to involve them in activities they can relate to. Our “Memory Lane” communities provide thought-provoking activities in a stimulating and safe environment. These communities allow our residents to experience a pleasing journey, taking them to a place in life they are comfortable with today. We offer 36 spacious studios designed to help residents function as independently as possible.

We also offer a complete range of amenities and services creating a stimulating and active lifestyle for our residents and their guests. We demonstrate that “caring is our number one concern” by offering all the comforts of home, with unique, signature touches.

At Château Symmes Retirement Residence, we offer all the amenities you need to make your life more carefree and independent. Led by our full-time Director of Health and Wellness, activities are organized daily to challenge, inspire and entertain the most discerning and active seniors. Whether it’s meeting with our Chef to discuss dietary issues, enjoying the service of our dining room or receiving tray service in your suite, your dining experience is our priority. Menus are carefully planned to ensure you enjoy delicious, nutritionally balanced meals daily; hallmark of our commitment to providing excellence in gracious retirement living.

Located in the heart of Aylmer, close to many grocery stores, major banks, shopping centres and restaurants, Gatineau Park, Aylmer Marina & Cabaret La Basoche. Easy access by public transport as well as right off of Wilfrid Lavigne Boulevard for your convenience.

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Residence Amenities


  • Variety of spacious and comfortable apartments including 1 & 2 bedroom
  • Private memory care secured suites available - please see Care Options
  • Age-In-Place Philosophy: Independent, Assisted Living, Memory Care & Complete Care Programs
  • Apartments include a full sized kitchen- including stove, dishwasher, cabinets, sink, personal hot water tank, and full size fridge with freezer
  • Full washer and dryer in each suite
  • Private Balcony attached to each suite
  • Window Coverings
  • Individual Heating & Air Conditioning Controls
  • Suites equipped with emergency call systems
  • Pet Friendly


  • Beautiful, spacious and well-lit central dining room with lots of windows providing lots of bight, natural light
  • Three dietician approved meals prepared daily by our in-house Red Seal Certified Chef & Culinary team
  • Meals to suit various dietary needs
  • Full Service Dining at all meals
  • Private dining room for visits from family and friends
  • Tray service to suite available upon request
  • Monthly Tasting Events featuring a different Country’s Cuisine every month


  • Wide selection of Activities Available Days, Evenings & Weekends
  • Monday to Friday Shuttle Service for outings, day trips, local churches & resident medical appointments - wheelchair accessible
  • Daily physical, social, spiritual & cognitive activities: including chair yoga, road trips, weekly shopping trips, Bingo, arts & crafts, exercise classes, aquafit & pet therapy
  • Dedicated activities for both independent residents and memory care residents
  • Large Heated Indoor Swimming Pool with Instructor led Aquafit Weekly
  • Games room including billiards and shuffleboard
  • Multi-purpose room for crafts
  • Resident led programs such a walking group, afternoon coffee group, & bridge group
  • Popular resident-led Choir with regular performances
  • Wii Sports program
  • Neurobics Challenges - Brain Games
  • Exciting National & International Events
  • Facebook page continuously updated with photos of activities, events & outings so family members can keep connected

Common Area

  • Richly landscaped exterior with walking path & large covered seating areas
  • Safe & secure front entrance - bilingual receptionist with extended hours for your convenience
  • Welcoming front sitting area with fireplace & ample seating
  • Exercise room with equipment
  • Welcoming & quiet library with puzzles and card games tables
  • Bistro with billiards, foosball, shuffleboard and computer with internet connection
  • Cinema with large screen, plush chairs & theatre style popcorn
  • Large heated swimming pool
  • Private secure mail boxes
  • Hair Salon
  • Peaceful, Non-Denominational Chapel
  • Free parking for residents & guests


  • Weekly Housekeeping Services
  • Each independent suite equipped with personal washer and dryer
  • Personal laundry services available
  • Dry Cleaning Pick-Up and Delivery Services Available

Security and Safety

  • 24-Hour On-Site Bilingual Nursing Staff
  • In-house family physician available upon request - with extensive experience in geriatric care
  • Pharmacy with delivery service
  • Emergency 24-hour call system in all suites & all common areas
  • Security cameras
  • Safety checks three times per day
  • Heat, smoke & CO detectors
  • Safety features in all bathrooms
  • Non-slip floors and grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible

Care Options

  • Therapeutic Activities, Exercises, and Outings
  • Sunroom, Memory Alcoves
  • Daily Social, Educational and Recreational Programs
  • Hair Salon, Massage Therapist and Foot Care Specialist
  • Comfortable Studio Suites
  • Wheelchair accessible bathroom with safety features
  • Community Areas with Comfortable Furnishings and Televisions
  • 24 Hour Professional Staff - Registered Auxiliary nurses, Health Care Aides
  • Individual Service Plans Based on Resident’s Needs
  • Medication Administration
  • Personal Grooming
  • Companion Care for In-House Activities and Appointments
  • Safety Features in all Suites - Emergency call system, sprinkler system and smoke detectors, wheelchair accessibility, bathroom grab rails
  • Elegant and secure dining room
  • Red Seal Certified Chef prepared meals and snacks
  • Dietary Needs accommodated
  • 24 hour food service

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Château Symmes Retirement Residence
255 Rue North
Aylmer, Quebec J9H 0C2
(819) 682-9090


Phone: (819) 682-9090
Executive Director: Diane Chabot