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Amenities at Heritage Place

 

Heritage Place contracts with a number of additional service providers such as foot care, dental screening and hairdressing.

 

Cozy comfortable lounge areas are located on each floor.

 

The games room lets Residents indulge in a friendly game of billiards or darts or play board and card games.

 

Large walk out sun decks are located off the fifth and fourth floor.

 

The roof top green house attracts horticultural enthusiasts who enjoy growing plants.

 

Furnished outdoor areas and walking paths encourage enjoyment of the beautifully landscaped grounds and our award winning gardens created by the Residents.

 

Convenience Store

We are very fortunate to have an in house convenience store at Heritage Place which is located in the main lobby, directly opposite the entrance doors, for your easy access. Bread, milk, soft drinks, sundries, canned goods and other staple food items as well as cards and stamps may be purchased as an alternative to going out to the grocery store for a few items. No tobacco products are available. The store is staffed and operated by Resident volunteers. All profits go to the Residents’ Housing Association to fund special projects.


The store is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.. The store is closed on Statutory Holidays.


Also there are pop and snack food vending machines located in the Main Dining Room at the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Home for you to use.

 

Wellness Centre

The Wellness Clinic at the Terraces is a Nurse Practitioner led clinic funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The Nurse Practitioner in consultation with a local physician provides a wide variety of health, education and counselling services to people who reside within our buildings and some from the local community. Patient load is finite but preference is given to the IOOF Homes Residents of the Terraces and Heritage Place and the Manor.


Fitness Room

To maintain your weight and fitness, you are encouraged to use the exercise equipment in the Fitness Room on the main floor at Heritage Place at your leisure. A treadmill, two types of exercise bikes and a stepper are provided along with free weights, mats, and other fitness equipment.


With authorization from your physician you can use the fitness equipment.

 

If you would like to use the equipment on an individual basis, you must participate in a brief orientation to the equipment provided by the Program and Therapy Services staff in order to understand how to operate it safely before you start to use it.


You may also enjoy participation in an organized fitness program.


Games Room

On the fifth floor, you are welcome to use the pool table and the dart board in the games room.


Greenhouse

You are encouraged to use the greenhouse facilities located on the fifth floor next to the outdoor deck for your own plants and gardening hobbies. You must supply your own gardening materials. It is best to label your plant if you intend to leave it in the greenhouse.


Library

A small library is located on the third floor for the convenience of everyone at Heritage Place. It’s shelves are well stocked with a variety of hard and soft cover books including large print Readers Digests. Residents are asked to sign out the books and return them when they are finished. The Barrie Public library provides our library with a rotation of large print and talking books for Residents to borrow. Audio tapes, DVD and VHS movies are also available.


Apollo Spa Room

The benefits of a staff assisted therapeutic bath can relax muscles, relieve sore joints and protect skin integrity. This weekly service is available within the Resident’s support services package.


Auditorium

You can access the auditorium at the Home or the larger auditorium at Heritage Place for your enjoyment. The Heritage Place auditorium is complete with a stage, sound system, tables, chairs and a piano/organ. In addition the auditorium has a fully-equipped kitchen and is used for special entertainment and functions. Residents may book the Heritage Place auditorium for private functions free of charge but must pay for any additional services such as catering or setup and take down and clean up. The Public can make arrangements to rent these spaces. The Terraces at Heritage Square Pavilion dining room may also be rented for events and meetings. The IOOF Homes will cater for a fee.


Common Areas and Lounge Space

You have full access to the numerous lounge areas throughout the building conveniently located on each floor. Many of the lounges afford splendid views of the City of Barrie and Kempenfelt Bay.


Connecting Bridge

On the third floor, you can access the bridge which links Heritage Place to the Long Term Care Home. You can use your access card to travel back and forth. The only time the bridge is closed is during a outbreak or other infection control situation. To ensure their safety, you are reminded not to provide access through the bridge to Residents from the Home.

 

Elevators

The passenger elevators are located off the main lobby just through the security doors.


Gardens & Walking Paths

You are also encouraged to use our four outdoor patio areas. One is located on the ground floor at the rear of the building. The second is at the front of the building, next to the Program Room. The third is located off the fourth floor Southview Dining Room, The fourth is located off the fifth floor lounge. All are furnished with patio tables and chairs for summer relaxing.


Laundry

Laundry rooms are located on the 1st and 5th floor.


High efficiency front end loading machines are available for Residents to use. Residents must purchase High Efficiently detergent to use in these machines. Washer and dryer hook ups are located in each apartment if you wish to obtain your own stackable, apartment-size washer-dryer combinations.


If you are planning to install your own washer and dryer set, you must use a flexible steel drainage hose and our Maintenance staff must inspect installation before first use.

 

Parking

If you own your own vehicle, the IOOF Homes will, for a monthly fee, lease you a designated parking space in the parking lot adjacent to the building. Parking spaces are assigned only to those who lease a spot. There is limited parking for guests on the property. Visitor parking is available on a first come, first served basis.


Pets

All pet owners must sign and comply with the Pet Policy of the Corporation which outlines the requirements and limitations about having a pet in the building. An apartment is permitted to have one pet of “domestic” nature i.e. a dog, cat, bird, or a reasonably sized aquarium with fish. No exotic pets are allowed.


Shopping

The IOOF Seniors Homes Inc. owns a 16 passenger bus and a 10 passenger van which may be scheduled to take you shopping. Once or twice a week, for a small fee, you can be taken to stores/malls where you are dropped off to do your grocery shopping. Shopping Sprees to the local shopping malls are scheduled regularly and other trips may be arranged through Activation as a group function. A transportation fee may apply to cover cost of operating the vehicles.