Final touches in Windsong Memory Care

  1. 6 days till open!  The sun has gone down but the pictures are still going up and the décor continues. Our little helper, Holy the miniature datschund, finds everything just perfect and gives her approval. 🙂



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Family Day at Waterford Ottawa

It’s family day, and we are spending it together here at the Waterford Ottawa decorating all of the newly finished amenity areas including the Shallows Dining Room and our stunning Piano Lounge. We open March 1st and can’t wait to show you the amazing tranformation of the Southway Hotel into a seniors lifestyle residence. See you soon!

Model Suites are Open for Viewing

Dear Friends,

It’s a been a long year for all of us preparing for the opening of our Waterford home in Ottawa, formerly known to many of you as the Southway Hotel…But, we are just about there!

Even in the midst of our conversion, many of you have already been to meet with Jo-Anne for your personal tour and have placed your deposits on your suites. We want to thank all of you troopers for gearing up with hard hats and steel-toe boots to get the very first look at our renovations.

By the way, our Waterford home in Ottawa is still owned and operated by my family…the Zlepnig Family with 3rdand 4th generations on hand. This includes Fred, Karen, Steve and myself, Adam; and yes, even Bill and Louisa, my grandparents are still here. We are all most proud and honoured to offer all seniors a new level of hospitality in the Nation’s Capital.

We still have some pictures to hang, but I could not wait to share with you our first few model suites….More to follow!

Yours truly,

Adam Zlepnig



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Indoor Courtyard Peek

As we approach our grand opening this fall, many of the areas of the Waterford Ottawa are going through their last few stages of completion.  This short video shows the 4-season courtyard being prepped for landscaping and building finishes.  Another few weeks and it will be little piece of paradise.  Stay tuned!


The Zlepnig Family & Friends Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Ottawa Heart Institute founded by the Honourable Dr. Wilbert J. Keon

This milestone for the Ottawa Heart Institute was of great significance to the family as Fred and Karen’s daughter, Jennifer, is a beneficiary of the institute’s fine services not to mention world renowned Dr. Keon’s surgical prowess. As an infant, Jennifer received life-saving heart surgery performed by Dr. Keon and had the opportunity to finally meet and personally thank him after 30 years….A dream come true for Jennifer.


The Zlepnig Family and Friends signing the signature wall that commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Ottawa Heart Institute.

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Going Strong.

Construction continues on this beautiful snowy day in Ottawa’s south end.  The structural steel framing of the new assisted living dining of Ottawa’s first Waterford is being erected as shown in this great shot captured by owner, Stephen Zlepnig.  Things are really taking shape on the inside of the building and we can’t wait to show you some photo’s of all the exciting space we are creating.  This is truly going to redefine “retirement living”.

Our Open-Aire Courtyard

It was an exciting day for those of us on site here at The Waterford Ottawa.  The retractable roof structure that will provide year ’round access to out courtyard has begun assembly.  This feature will truly be amazing.  The company supplying and installing our retractable roof structure has done projects all around the world including Europe and the Middle East.  We can’t wait to show you this space!

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Visit us at The Lifestyle Show this weekend!

This weekend, Jo-Anne (Waterford Ottawa) and Tracy (Waterford Kingston) will be at the EY Centre in Ottawa with great prizes and lots of smiles.  Stop by and say ‘Hello!’  We would love to meet you.  🙂

Jo-Anne will have a sneak peak at the new Waterford Ottawa with concept floor plans and information about our exciting new residence.

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