Making you feel at home.

 

Our lakefront residence, Birchmere, has served seniors since 1981. We are located in the “Sunshine City” of Orillia on the west shore of Lake Couchiching – just minutes away from the downtown core, and next to Couchiching Beach Park.

We offer a variety of suites, many of which have walkouts to private patios overlooking the lake, as well as two cottages on the waterfront.

 

 

More than a retirement residence.

 

We take pride in offering seniors a warm and homelike atmosphere in scenic settings, as well as active lifestyle choices.

The staff are dedicated to caring for our residents with both compassion and respect. Services are available to meet a variety of needs and preferences.

 
 
Orillia Opera House

Special Events

OPERA NIGHT, BOAT CRUISES & MORE!

Every month we schedule Special Events, something a little extra for the residents.

 
Birchmere Residence Chef

Dining

MICHAEL C., CHEF

Delicious gourmet meals are prepared by our Red Seal chef, with customized menus for special dietary needs. View menu.

 
Birchmere Residence Exercise Class

Activities

EXERCISES, MOVIE NIGHT & MORE!

A full-time activity coordinator arranges and assists residents with a wide variety of events, from exercises and yoga classes to card games and musical entertainment.

Regular evening and weekend events are also scheduled on our busy monthly calendar.

 
Birchmere Hair Services

Salon & Spa

HAIRDRESSING, FOOTCARE

Manicures, pedicures and hairdressing services can be arranged on a private basis through our front desk.

What residents are saying.
 

“I'm very happy here. I don't have to prepare meals, I have a great view of the lake, and the staff here treat us with great care. Lots to do to keep me entertained.” Eola Regan, resident since 2011


“I'm very happy here. I don't have to prepare meals, I have a great view of the lake, and the staff here treat us with great care. Lots to do to keep me entertained.”

Eola Regan, resident since 2011

“I like to keep busy and have been since coming here. I love to walk, and the beautiful grounds give me that opportunity. The help does a great job cleaning and feeding me, and the activity programs keep me busy and entertained.” Jim Bolton, resident since 2006


“I like to keep busy and have been since coming here. I love to walk, and the beautiful grounds give me that opportunity. The help does a great job cleaning and feeding me, and the activity programs keep me busy and entertained.”

Jim Bolton, resident since 2006

“This is a beautiful place, reminds me of our family place on the lake. I was married at Birchmere in 1958, before it became a retirement home. The food and service are great. I'm so happy here. The staff are a plus, always helpful and kind. What makes it like your home is you can do what you want, when you want, how you want, just being you.” Margaret Burnie, resident since 2012


“This is a beautiful place, reminds me of our family place on the lake. I was married at Birchmere in 1958, before it became a retirement home. The food and service are great. I'm so happy here. The staff are a plus, always helpful and kind. What makes it like your home is you can do what you want, when you want, how you want, just being you.”

Margaret Burnie, resident since 2012

Located in Orillia – on the west shore of Lake Couchiching.

 

We are located in the "Sunshine" city of Orillia on the beautiful shores of Lake Couchiching. The Couchiching Park is next door and residents enjoy the beautiful walking trails, boardwalk and Port of Orillia events. The Orillia City Bus service stops in front of our home, making trips to the downtown core only minutes away.