What will I learn?

Managing a retirement residence requires a dynamic set of flexible skills, leadership and strong ethics. Fanshawe's Retirement Residence Management program will propel you to the forefront of this ever-expanding field. By 2030, more than a quarter of Canadians will be over the age of 65, and the retirement they want is one you can help give them. You'll enhance your critical thinking skills, your ability to deliver effective service and to market retirement living. You'll also learn the latest motivational techniques in leadership.

With your undergraduate degree or diploma under your belt, this intensive and unique program will cap off your skills with mentoring in the workplace. You'll learn how to lead a team of professionals who have the same goal – to provide seniors with the opportunity to live independent and active lifestyles.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Plan and implement operational strategies and collaborative leadership practices in the Retirement Communities sector.

2. Analyze, forecast, and budget revenue and expense targets and recommend effective strategies for the organization.

3. Develop and promote marketing strategies that attract and retain suitable seniors to retirement communities.

4. Design and implement operational procedures for a retirement facility to meet association standards.

5. Establish a human resource management framework utilizing culturally appropriate methods and strategies to enhance employee and management relations.

6. Identify and help meet the psychological, physiological, social and spiritual needs of seniors.

7. Assess, plan, and implement proper nutrition standards for clients.

8. Incorporate various principles, theoretical frameworks, and methods into practice in retirement communities'' facilities.

9. Communicate effectively in a caring environment that includes people of diverse backgrounds.

Which department am I in?

School of Community Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Total fees due per term: Level 1 - CAN $8,131.65; Level 2 - CAN $7,961.65

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020, May 2021

Venue

London South Campus

1060 Wellington Road,

LONDON,

Ontario (ON),

N6E 3W5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have: A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree or Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years.

For international students

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma or a Degree

OR

Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years

A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years

An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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About this uni

90.3% of Fanshawe graduates find employment within 6 months of graduation, and 85.8% of employers are satisfied with their performances.

  • One of Ontario's largest colleges, offering 200 programs
  • Scenic campus set across 100 acres in the “Forest City”
  • High student satisfaction for education quality (KPIs)
  • Strong ties with leading industries and organizations