About Us

​GEM Retirement Living is owned by GEM Health Care Group, a Nova Scotian, family run business which has been progressively enhancing the lives of seniors in the communities where they operate since 1979. Since then, GEM has continued to remain a leader in transforming how health care is delivered to seniors in Nova Scotia.

In 1992 GEM Health Care Group constructed its first retirement living facility in Halifax, Melville Heights. The facility was designed to provide seniors with an apartment style home where they would have access to daily meals, recreation activities, and more. Housekeeping and maintenance services would be taken care of and seniors can spend their time however they like.

GEM currently has three retirement living communities in Nova Scotia: Melville Heights in Halifax, Centennial Villa in Amherst, and Yarmouth Heights in Yarmouth.

Retirement Living That Feels Like Home

The attention to detail is apparent from the time you step into the beautifully furnished lobby until you enter your well-appointed suite. All of the common areas have soft tones, fine furnishings, and rich fabric, and have been constructed with the retired mature adult in mind.

When you’re at a GEM Retirement Living home, you spend your time however you’d like. You can join friends for exercises in the morning and go out shopping in the afternoon or wake up for tea and coffee in the morning and then go downstairs for your hair appointment before painting class begins. Our full time Activity Directors are experts at getting our residents involved in fun and stimulating exercises and activities and we’re sure you’ll be joining us in no time.

Although clients require minimal care at our retirement living locations, they rest assured that professional staff are on duty day and night, always ready to provide friendly, attentive assistance. For those who may require a little extra help with daily tasks and activities, we also offer assisted living services at our locations in Yarmouth and Halifax.

If a higher level of care is required, GEM Health Care Group offers Residential and Long Term Care services at locations across Nova Scotia and Ontario. These locations are all licensed through the province where they are located. View a list of these locations here.

For more information on our Retirement Living locations, contact us or visit the facility website of your choice. We would love to send you an information package or schedule a private tour!

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