Albany Retirement Village
Purchase Type: Rent/Lease
Type of Residence: Retirement Living
Bedrooms: Studio, 1 Bedroom
Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living
About this Community
Anne Cepek, our mother and grandmother, founded Garfield Rest Home in Petrolia, Ontario in the 1970s. She opened her home to residents so that she could work from home while raising her four children. Residents were integrated into family life, enjoying care, meals and company. Garfield Rest Home closed after five years of operation and was re-opened in 1981 as Garfield Manor. Anne and her two daughters, Helen and Susan, eagerly assumed the roles of care providers, housekeepers, administrators, and chefs.
In 1995, Helen and her husband Doug opened Albany Retirement Village. In the beginning, the facility was comprised of a combination of 11 rooms and suites for independent living. In 2000, 9 rooms for assisted living were added. Over the next 11 years, 25 rooms for independent living were added at Albany Retirement Village. Throughout the entire development of the facility, Doug has acted as the general contractor and carpenter to ensure the utmost quality. Today Albany Retirement Village is a thriving retirement home offering a wide range of services.