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 Spring Fling 2015 – Thank You!

Spring Flowers

The Women’s Committee of Markham has done it again! Their annual Gardening on the Green Luncheon was held on May 13, 2015 and was a smashing success. Attendees enjoyed a Lunch and Learn afternoon with Sean James at Sleepy Hollow Country Club; it was entertaining and great fun for everyone.

All proceeds generously donated to Markhaven will be used to improve the garden areas 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.

Markhaven would also like to thank the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who assist the Women’s Committee with their events. The community spirit and generosity shown by these groups is not only heartwarming but through the Women’s Committee, directly enhances the quality of life of our residents.

Thank you Women’s Committee of Markham!


Gala for Giving 2015 – Thank You!

Gala Flower

The Gala for Giving took place on April 23, 2015 and was a huge success! It was a fun, entertaining evening, bringing the whole community together for various causes.

This was the Gala’s 3rd year and 12 organizations took part. Markhaven would like to thank Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong and Councillor Karen Rae along with their staff and co-workers at the City of Markham for their dedication and hard work in raising funds and putting this event together.

Markhaven was successful in raising funds that will be put towards providing the best care possible for our residents and for building improvements. We would like to thank all those who supported Markhaven through sponsorships, ticket purchases and donations. We appreciate your generosity and send you our heartfelt thanks!


Markhaven’s Annual Summer BBQ – Saturday, June 13th

Our BBQ is coming up soon! For details please visit our Activities page under Markhaven Services.


Father’s Day Celebration – Friday, June 19th

Please join us at our upcoming Father’s Day Celebration! For details please visit our Activities page under Markhaven Services.


National Volunteer Week April 12 – 18
Thank You to our Volunteers!

Vol Thank You Picture

Markhaven would like to say THANK YOU to our volunteers for their enormous contribution to our Home.

Over the past year, we have had many dedicated volunteers come in on a regular basis and donate their time and skills to our residents. Our volunteers come in during the week, on the weekends and in the evenings, many returning year after year, all of whom are incredibly special to residents and staff alike.

Some of our volunteers work directly with our residents, such as in chaplaincy, program services, or pet therapy. They sincerely enjoy their visits, bringing smiles to our residents’ faces and helping to make each day as enjoyable as possible.

Other volunteers assist in areas such as reception, environmental services or special events such as our yearly Gala for Giving fundraiser. Their assistance is also vital to the daily running of our Home and to ultimately providing the best care possible for our residents.

So THANK YOU to our volunteers! They are an integral part of Markhaven and we are so grateful to them for making a positive, significant impact on the daily lives of our residents.


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!