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The Wellings Concept

The Wellings Concept

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The Wellings Concept

Where common sense and commonalities unite

According to recent statistics, there are more Canadians over the age of 55, than there are younger folk. As the population tables turn, Nautical Lands Group (NLG) is addressing the changing demographic with the Wellings concept.

This concept has not only been embraced by those who choose to live in a Wellings’ community, but it has also been recognized by Global Awards for creating outstanding housing alternatives for those who are over the age of 50.

For many, the responsibility of owning a home in terms of maintenance and expenses (as it relates to time and money), becomes more than they are willing to spend. Both of these assets would be better directed to doing things that they really want to do, and going to places that they’ve always dreamed of going to.

The Wellings of Picton is one of the communities by NLG, and is located in Prince Edward County, just minutes from downtown Picton. A total of 88 one- and two-bedroom apartments are offered at the Wellings, with rents starting in the mid $2,000s. These upscale apartment communities include a full kitchen, appliances, a walk-in shower and in-suite laundry, as well as a full-time concierge and management team.

At the centre of the community is the Atrium – a four-storey, 8,000-square foot area with natural light and full-size trees. The Atrium is, most-definitely, the residential hub, where residents socialize with neighbours in the dining room or games area, enjoy the theatre space or relax in more-intimate conversation areas.

Healthcare is provided by VON, and residents can make their own arrangements, as needed. In a Wellings’ community, personal preferences are chosen by each resident, and they only pay for the services that they want. “Each new community evolves as a result of the the previous one ,” says Kevin Pidgeon, president and COO of Nautical Lands Group. “We’re not just the designers, we’re the operators of the communities as well. We are a nimble company, always striving to bring a next-level experience to our residents.”

Prince Edward County has become a sought-after destination, offering a unique blend of peaceful calm, along with a vibrant village atmosphere. Just minutes from the town of Picton, the Wellings is ideally situated to take advantage of all that the county has to offer, including well-known wineries, beautiful beaches and the area’s other natural attributes. Pidgeon goes on to say, “When you’re building communities like the Wellings, which focus on comfort and convenience, as well as an a-la-carte living model, our residents have more choices, and more control, of their own expenses – and of their lifestyle.”

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(613) 707.0431
wellingsofpicton.com

For a full list of communities visit nlgliving.com



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Travel Ontario – Prince Edward County

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Travel Ontario – Prince Edward County

By Cece Scott www.cecescott.com

Photography, courtesy of Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County is rich in artistic expression, pioneer museums, outdoor activities and gastronomic delights. An easy two hour drive from Toronto, this area includes the communities of Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington. Affectionately referred to as The County, there’s a definite atmosphere that distinguishes it from other destinations. This all-encompassing island offers up a host of experiences, including hiking, cycling, wine touring (and tasting), camping, boating, museums and culinary dining adventures.

Historical Reflections

Prince Edward County was founded by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe in 1792, and was named ather the fourth son of King George III – Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent. Visitors can connect with The County’s historical roots by visiting one of several museums in the area.

The Wellington Heritage Museum is a Quaker Meeting House that dates back to 1885. The Quakers played a key role in the County’s development. Due to the temperate climate of The County, growing produce has always been a key ingredient to the area. At one time there were 75 canning factories in PEC, which is highlighted in the Douglas A. Crawford Collection.

The Rose House Museum, dating to the early 1800s, was settled by several generations of the Rose family, who were amongst the first Marysburgh settlers.

Ameliasburgh Heritage Village dates back to 1868, and showcases a museum, a log cabin, an operational blacksmith shop, a sap shanty, a dairy and beekeeping buildings, along with the Goldie Corliss 18 foot flywheel steam engine. When it’s time for a mid-afternoon break, visit a village highlight – Amelia’s Tea Room.

Reverend William Macaulay was the son of a United Empire Loyalist, who donated most of the land for the town that he personally named Picton. As part of Macaulay Heritage Park, you can visit the Macaulay House that was built in 1830, as well as the Heritage Garden and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, which is now a museum.

The Mariners Park Museum features a unique collection of treasures salvaged from the shipwrecks that the roiling waters surrounding Prince Edward County fostered.

One of many art studios

Ameliasburgh Heritage Village

On-tap craft beers are a County favourite.

A Birder’s Paradise

Point Petre Wildlife Conservation Area is known to birders as one of Canada’s best birding sight areas. It’s an important stopover for black ducks, wood ducks, lesser and greater scaups, blue and green-winged teals, hooded mergansers, and buffleheads. It’s also a great area for picnics, swimming and watching the sun set.

The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, (PEPtBO), is a bird migration station that bands up to 15,000 birds of more than 120 species each year. The Observatory is open to visitors during the the spring and fall.

Bird House City encompasses 100 miniature reproductions of local buildings. Take a walk on 20 kilometres of maintained trails – ideal for hiking, biking and cross country skiing.

Culinary Arts

The County is garnering a highly respected reputation for their award winning vineyards, as well as craft beers and ciders. It’s the fastest growing wine region in Ontario, with close to 40 wineries, including Hillier Creek Estates & Winery, Waupoos Estates Winery and Sandbanks Estate Winery.

To complement your wine tasting, check out Picton’s Great Canadian Cheese Festival, (TGCCF). On June 3rd and 4th, you can taste test more than 150 varieties of milk cheeses from cows, sheeps, goats and water buffalos, in addition to artisan food products.

For a gastronomic treat, plan to attend one of Jamie Kennedy’s Saturday evening Dinner Series, which run from May 20th to October 7th, on his farm in Hillier. Kennedy, of JK Wine Bar, JK ROM, and Gilead Café + Wine Bar fame, offers up a feast of organic delights, sparkling wine and canapes in his rustic, renovated barn. Be sure to check out the cover story on Jamie Kennedy in the July/August issue of Active Life.

Saturday dinner series at Jamie Kennedy’s Hillier farm. Photo By: Jo Dickins

Bird migration observatory station. Photo By: Terry Sprague

Creative Pursuits

After an afternoon of imbibing, get some exercise on one of the many trails in The County. The 49-kilometre Millennium Trail starts in Carrying Place and winds throughout The County to Picton. Quinte Conservation Trails meander through the parks within the Quinte Conservation areas.

For a fun evening, check out the Regent Theatre, an intact Edwardian opera house that features free family movies on the last Sunday of each month.

Prince Edward County is a creative hotspot for artists of varied genres, including painters, textile artists, potters, jewelers, fashion and glass artisans. Visitors flock to the The Arts Trail, the PEC Studio Tour and the Barn Quilt Tour.

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