Eat, play and live well at the Wellings of Picton
A New Start
Get a new lease on life at the Wellings of Picton. This unique apartment community was specifically designed for vibrant adults, and recently opened at the end of 2016. New residents, their families and visitors, were quick to sing the praises of this spectacular development.
Father and grandfather, Donald Moisey, spent a year alone in a condo in Pickering following the passing of his wife after 60 years together. “I effectively had no friends and I was making my own meals,” says Moisey. “I’m not a cook, but at the Wellings, I get a proper meal and I have a social life.”
Moisey is now enjoying a game of pool or shuffle board with new found friends, and meeting them to catch up on the daily news in the Welling’s central living and dining area – an 8,000-square-foot atrium.
Four stories high, the atrium is at the heart of this unique lifestyle community, which has been meticulously designed for comfort and convenience. A total of 88 one- and two-bedroom apartments are offered at the Wellings, with rents starting at $2,495 per month.
“This concept is the first of its kind for our company,” says Kevin Pidgeon, president and COO of the Nautical Lands Group, which has been building award-winning retirement communities across Ontario for more than 25 years. “Our company has always been on the forefront of innovation for senior housing. This is a first for Canada.”
Offering a healthy social life, the Wellings’ concept offers generous-sized apartments, as well as a high-quality evening meal prepared by chefs from Marquise Hospitality, and served by friendly staff in the atrium. Also on site is a health and wellness gym, weekly fitness classes, and employees from Paramed who offer health and housekeeping services as required. Residents decide on, and only pay for, the services that they want.
In addition, there’s a full-time concierge, hair dressing services and residents are always welcome to bring their pets.
“We opened a few months ago and we are over 60 per cent occupied,” says Rachel Henry, general manager. “People love the idea of living in Picton, just minutes from downtown, surrounded by vineyards and beautiful beaches.”
David Baillie and Ginny Wilson are long-time residents of PEC. Last year they decided to sell their dream home due to ongoing maintenance and associated costs. “Ginny had her eye on the Wellings even before the shovel went into the ground,” says Baillie, who can no longer handle stairs because of a bad knee. “We have zero regrets. Friends who come to visit say that it’s like a five-star hotel.”
Doug and Marjorie Marchant were among the very first residents to move into the Wellings, after deciding that they didn’t want to worry about maintaining their Gothic farmhouse outside of Picton. “We are active people,” says Marjorie. “Now we can lock the door and travel. No worries. It is perfect.”
The Wellings of Picton is located at 617 County Road 49 in Picton.