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.


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

Fashion Show Clip Art

Congratulations to the Women’s Committee of Markham on an immensely successful Fall Fling Luncheon and Fashion Show!

On Oct. 22nd, attendees of the Fall Fling were treated to an exciting, busy afternoon that included lunch, shopping, a fabulous silent auction, numerous raffle & door prizes and a glamorous fashion show. The afternoon was festive and cheerful, with an opportunity to mingle and chat throughout the afternoon. This year, the Fall Fling saw a record attendance of 650+ attendees!

The proceeds from this event are once again being generously donated to Markhaven and Unionvilla. Markhaven is more than grateful for the Women’s Committee of Markham’s continued support of our Home, which enables us to make significant improvements and directly improves the quality of life for our residents.

Once again, we thank the Women’s Committee from the bottom of our hearts and we offer our hearty congratulations on another terrific success!


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!


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!