Markhaven Home for Seniors


Markhaven is a publicly funded and inspected Long Term Care nursing home in Markham, recognized for the high quality of care and loving environment it provides to seniors in our community. Our 96-bed long term care facility has been serving Markham and the surrounding area for more than 50 years; from our simple beginnings in a small home on Markham Main Street to our new senior housing facility at 54 Parkway Ave, we have come along way with the help of our community, volunteers and the dedication of our staff.

As is stated in our Mission Statement, we strive to provide excellent service for residents of every culture in a supportive, caring Christian environment, and to maintain a high level of dignity and individuality. With your continued support we plan to be here for you and your families for many years to come.

Please refer to Resident Applications for information about admission.


Gala for Giving 2014 – Thank You!

Gala Flower

The Gala for Giving took place on April 24, 2014 and was a huge success! It was a fun, entertaining evening, bringing the whole community together for various causes.

This was the Gala’s 2nd year and 12 organizations took part. Markhaven would like to thank Regional Councillor Gord Landon and his team from the City of Markham for their initiative in putting this together, their hard work, and generosity.

Markhaven was gratefully successful in raising needed funds to improve our Home and assist us in providing the best care possible for our residents. We would like to thank all those who supported Markhaven in this event through sponsorships, ticket sales and donations. We appreciate your generosity and send you our heartfelt thanks!


Women’s Committee of Markham Spring Fling 2014 – Thank You!

Spring Flowers

The Women’s Committee of Markham held their annual Gardening on the Green Luncheon on May 14, 2014. It was a fabulous event, truly a fun-filled afternoon! All proceeds were generously donated to Markhaven Home for Seniors and Unionvilla. Markhaven will use the funds to improve the front entrance garden area of our Home.

The Women’s Committee has kindly raised and donated funds to Markhaven for many years, through their Spring Flings (Gardening on the Green events) and Fall Flings (Fashion Show Luncheons). We thank the Women’s Committee for their continued support and we recognize how lucky we are to be the recipients of their generosity. Most importantly, we appreciate the difference they make to the daily lives of our residents.

Our heartfelt thanks to the Women’s Committee of Markham!


Volunteer Recognition

Thank You to our BBQ Volunteers!

Markhaven Home for Seniors would like to extend their appreciation to all the volunteers for their dedication and support on Saturday, June 15th, at our annual family and resident summer BBQ. We appreciate your time and commitment…WE THANK YOU.

Lions Club of Markham – Thank You!

Markhaven Home for Seniors would like to extend their appreciation to the members of the Lion’s Club (Markham) for their dedication and continued support. Your assistance at our annual family and resident summer BBQ helps to make it another successful event!

Once again, on behalf of Markhaven Home for Seniors……………WE THANK YOU.

Rasheeda Headley
Director of Program Services

Volunteer Awards

OLTCA Volunteer Award

Congratulations to a very dear, long-time volunteer, Nan Tainsh. Nan has been volunteering at Markhaven in many different capacities for many years, becoming indispensable to staff and residents alike. Nan has recently retired from her Chaplaincy volunteering here at Markhaven (while still volunteering in other areas) and we all miss her regular visits incredibly! This Spring, Nan received the Ontario Long Term Care Association Volunteer Award for her outstanding service to Markhaven and the community. We are very lucky to know Nan and to have her onboard and we wish her a hearty congratulations and our heartfelt thanks!

Economist & Sun “Smile of the Week”

Congratulations to Matthew Wolff! Matt is a student volunteer here at Markhaven on our Reception desk every Friday. Matt is friendly, regularly chats with residents and visitors, does a wonderful job on reception and is a pleasure to have in our Home. Matt was nominated by a family member to be the recipient of the Economist’s Smile of the Week award and Markhaven was happy to agree. The feature with Matt’s picture at Markhaven’s reception desk was published in the Economist & Sun the week of June 2nd. Congratulations to Matt once again on a job well done!