Garry J Armstrong

200 Island Lodge Road
Ottawa, ON K1N 5M2
Tel: 613-789-5100
Fax: 613-789-3704

Spectacular river views from a beautiful island setting in the heart of Ottawa complement the excellent facility, expert staff, and responsive services provided in this home.

The Armstrong Home is situated on the picturesque banks of the Rideau River, between the Vanier Parkway and King Edward Avenue, in Central Ottawa. It opened its doors June 2005 and replaced the original home, Island Lodge, which opened in 1964.

Special Features:

This seven-storey, 180-bed Long Term Care Home accommodates residents on six “Houses” with 30 residents in each House. It has a mixture of private and double rooms – 108 private rooms and 72 basic units. Private rooms are furnished with a bed, night table, dresser and a small chair. Basic rooms are furnished with a built-in cabinet, bed, night table and a small chair. Rooms can be personalized with a resident’s belongings.

There are three wings on each floor, which meet at the centre core and accommodate the elevators, home office, spa, a kitchen servery, a dining room, a refreshment area, a lounge with a fireplace and a large south-facing balcony. Memory cabinets are placed outside all resident rooms.

The second and third floor are reserved for residents that require dementia care. This private and individual support allows the home to improve care that is offered to residents with dementia.

The Armstrong Home has a beautiful natural setting and a variety of comfortable, visiting spaces. The surrounding grounds boast an abundance of wildlife and feature garden paths with night lighting for enjoying the natural surroundings any time of day. The grounds also feature secure walking paths and a gazebo.

Excellent home-cooked meals are served in dining rooms that overlook beautiful gardens and the river. In the center of a spacious atrium is a beautiful fireplace and area where residents can partake in various activities. There is also an activity room, pub and tea room.

Sample weekly menu

Day of the Week

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Sunday

Orange or Cranberry Juice

Choice of Dry cereal
Cream of Wheat

White/Brown Toast
Fried Egg
Breakfast Bacon

Peanut Butter
Butter, Jam, Honey

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Jellied Cranberry Salad
Tomato Juice

Roast Turkey
Stuffing & Gravy

Country Style Sausage
Savoury Potato
Turnip

Bread & Butter

Apple Pie
Ice Cream

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Cream of Broccoli Soup
Tomato Juice

Beef Stroganoff
Egg Noodles

Honey Mustard
Peameal Loin Steak
Roast Potato Wedge
Buttered Corn
Beets

Bread & Butter

Lemon Macaroon Bars
Strawberries

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Monday

Orange or Cranberry Juice

Choice of Dry Cereal
Cream of Wheat

White/Brown Toast
Hard Boiled Egg

Peanut Butter
Butter, Jam, Honey

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Garden Salad
Tomato Juice

Homemade Beef Stew 
with Hot Biscuit

Chicken Fingers
with Plum Sauce
French Fried Potato
Carrot and Turnip Duo

Bread & Butter

Strawberry Shortcake
Peach Slices

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Vegetable Beef & 
Barley Soup
Tomato Juice

Roast Pork with 
Orange Sauce
Mashed Potatoes

Tuna Melt with Peas

Green Beans

Bread & Butter

Baked Custard
Date Squares

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Tuesday

Apple or Cranberry Juice
Choice of Dry Cereal
Rolled Oat Cereal

White/Brown Toast
Scrambled Egg

Peanut Butter
Butter, Jam, Honey

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Coleslaw
Tomato Juice

Home-style Meatloaf
Gravy
Mashed Potatoes

Whole Wheat and Vegetable Pie
Squash

Bread & Butter

Banana Ice Cream

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Potato Chowder
Tomato Juice

Herbed Lamb Slices
Herb Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Carrots

Baked Beans with Wieners,
Toast Points
Bread & Butter

Boston Cream Pie
Fruit Salad

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Wednesday

Orange or Cranberry Juice

Choice of Dry Cereal
Cream of Wheat Cereal

White/Brown Toast
Fried Egg

Peanut Butter
Butter, Jam, Honey

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Carrot & Raisin Salad
Tomato Juice

Maple Smoked Ham
Dijon Brown Sauce
Mashed Potatoes

Oriental Vegetable Chicken
Fluffy Rice
Broccoli

Bread & Butter

Raisin Bread Pudding
Crushed Pineapple with Cherry Garnish

Tea or Coffee

Cream of Tomato Soup
Tomato Juice

Salmon Loaf with Parsley Sauce
Hot Roast Beef Sandwich

Mashed potatoes
Garden Peas
Yellow Beans

Bread & Butter

Raspberry Jello
Vanilla Caramel Swirl

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Thursday

Apple or Cranberry Juice

Choice of Dry Cereal
Rolled Oats

White/Brown Toast
Oven Baked Omelette

Peanut Butter
Butter, Jam, Honey

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Tossed Salad
Tomato Juice

Klondike Chili with Corn Meal Muffin

Citrus Baked Chicken Breast with Citrus Sauce
Fluffy Rice
Italian Mixed Vegetables

Bread & Butter

Vanilla Pudding
Pear Halves

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Ten Vegetable Puree Soup
Tomato Juice

Baked Ravioli
Dinner Roll
Broccoli

Egg Salad Sandwich Platter
(Potato Salad, Tomato Wedges, Cucumber Slices)

Bread & Butter

Orange Coconut Jelly Roll
Tapioca Pudding

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Friday

Orange or Cranberry Juice

Choice of Dry Cereal
Cream of Wheat

White/Brown Toast
Hard Boiled Egg

Peanut Butter
Butter, Jam, Honey

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Caesar Salad
Tomato Juice

Roast Parmigiana

Sautéed Fish
Mashed Potatoes
Carrots

Bread & Butter

Assorted Desserts
Ice Cream

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Minestrone Soup
Tomato Juice

Baked Western Omelette
Hamburger Platter
Potato Crowns
Mixed Vegetables

Bread & Butter

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Apple Sauce

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Saturday

Apple or Cranberry Juice

Choice of Dry Cereal
Rolled Oat Cereal

White/Brown Toast
Scrambled Egg
Peanut Butter

Butter, Jam, Honey

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Creamy Coleslaw
Tomato Juice

Roast Beef and Onion Gravy
Glazed Chicken Tenders
Mashed Potatoes
Oriental Mixed Vegetables

Bread & Butter

Banana
Orange Cake

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

Chicken Noodle Soup
Tomato Juice

Macaroni and Cheese

Pork Coriander
Mashed Potatoes

Stewed Tomatoes
Peas

Bread & Butter

Apricots
Lemon Tarts

Tea or Coffee
Milk, Water

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Floor plans

Private room

Private Room

Double room

Double Room