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Avondale Retirement Home & Residence Toronto

Avondale Retirement Home Canada is a comfortable and well established retirement residence with the charm and delight of a classic hotel. The Avondale Retirement Community has the perfect location, with streetcar service right at the door, and it is steps away from interesting city destinations, entertainment and shopping. On the main floor of the retirement home, the Avondale also enjoys the convenience of a pharmacy and a physiotherapy centre. The retirement home has daily exercise programs and an excellent calendar of interesting and stimulating activities. Avondale Retirement home in Canada invites prospective residents to join us for a tea, lunch or trial stay at our comfortable, stimulating and safe residence.


Avondale Retirement Residence in Toronto

Avondale Retirement Residence in Toronto



Facilities offered at the Avondale

Avondale has a wonderful array of facilities for residents and guests alike. The retirement home has capacity for 79 residents with easy wheelchair access. Pets are allowed, but a preference is for smaller animals. There is ample parking for guest and visitors and excellent access to public transport.

The suites at Avondale Toronto include Cable Television, a security Call Bell system, full reverse cycle climate control in suite, emergency phone system. The homes at Avondale also include fridge, a convenient small kitchen, linens, telephone with direct dial, walk in shower and lovely charming window coverings.

Resident Amenities at Avondale Retirement Home

Residents at Avondale enjoy the very best of retirement living with excellent amenities including: warm and inviting common room, a delightful community garden, art and crafts room, a chapen for church services of multiple faiths, computer access and wireless internet (a recent addition). The dining room serves healthy meals of varying requirments. There is also an exercise room at Avondale, as well as games room, hot tub, library, several lounges and a terrific party room for hosting parties or those special occasions.

Conveniently Located on Queen Street in Toronto

The Avondale is situated at 1238 Queen Street East, in Toronto Canada. Due to its excellent location it enjoys nearby facilities such as adult education establishments, art gallery, numerous churches, public library, medical services, recreation centers, seniors centers, shopping and some quality theaters. Thanks also to the location of Avondale Toronto it has convenient access to public transport, giving residents the luxury of all that Toronto has to offer.

Resident Services second to none:

There is an incredible array of residents services offered at Avondale Retirement Home Toronto. Enjoy the luxury of such conveniences as banking and check cashing right on site. Also offered is a concierge who can arrange numerous details on your behalf, order flowers, get you tickets or even just remember you name when you return home. Avondale offers daily housekeeping, mail delivery, regular daily newspapers, personal laundry and scheduled transportation by their friendly staff and shuttle services. The staff at Avondale can also arrange many fun and engaging activities such as arts, crafts, billiards and pool, a resident favorite Bocce Ball, golf, movie nights, table tennis and gardening classes.  There is a well equiped gym on site and staff can advise on fitness and an exercise program.

Dining at Avondale

The dining services offered at Avondale Retirement Home are truly like that of a cozy hotel. There are the options of buffet, full 3 meals per day services, guest meals for when you are entertaining, snacks, table service by the friendly staff, and even the luxury of tray service right in your room. You will truly feel like you are staying in a hotel. The kitchen is able to accommodate meals of all varieties such as low salt, low fat, vegetarian and even ethnic diets. Of course meal time is also a great way to get to know your neighbours at Avondale.

Costs of living at the Avondale Residence

The Avondale is a rental only retirement home, with pricing ranging from $1845 per person fully inclusive to $2595 for a 1 bedroom apartment or condo. Couples can be accommodated for approx $3250 per month. The Avondale also offers studios for $1845 also.

Visit the Avondale Retirement Home in Toronto today and discover the charm of retirement living in a lovely facility that resembles a boutique hotel.

Amica at the Balmoral Club Review

Overview of the Amica at the Balmoral Club a Luxury Independent Living facility in Toronto 

The Amica at the Balmoral is a  prestigious midtown residence well known for excellence and special services. Amica at The Balmoral Club is minutes from Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville district and offers exceptional 5-star like services that promote independence, health and well-being. Amenities at the Balmoral Club  include fine dining, weekly housekeeping, scheduled outings, art instruction and traditional tea service. Wellness & Vitality Programs, a theatre, beauty salon, private dining room for personal entertaining, library/lounge and more. Live your dream retirement lifestyle, at Amica at The Balmoral Club.

Services offered at this Independent Living Facility:

The total capacity for residents at the Amica at the Balmoral Club is 63. There is full wheel chair access, smoking is not allowed. This home does allow pets apon approval, smaller pets are encouraged. There is ample parking for residents, family and guests.

Individual suites offer luxury and convenience ammenities such as a Bathtub, Cable Television, Call Bell system for safty and security. There is also the luxury of in room climate control with full reverse cycle air conditioning. Suites at the Amica at the Balmoral Club include Fridge, a lovely kitchenette, private bathroom and a private telephone with personal phone number. The Amica at the Balmoral Club offers excellent features such as a art and craft room, a chapel and regular church services, a common room to meet with fellow guests and family. There is a dining room which offers healthy and nutritious meals, as well as a supervised exercise room and games room. There are several lounges at the property, perfect for relaxing with family or friends. The Amica at the Balmoral Club offers a library of thousands of books for enjoyment, as well as a party room, patio courtyards and a in facility Spa and beauty Salon.



The Lovely Atrium Dining Room at the Amica at the Balmoral Club

The Lovely Atrium Dining Room at the Amica at the Balmoral Club


Relax with ample sunshine

Relax with ample sunshine

Nearby Facilities:

Within ready access of the Amica at the Balmoral Club are several facilities such as Adult Learning, continuing education. There are also numerous art galleries in the area of the Amica at the Balmoral Club. Several Churches of different denominations are close by, as well as Libraries, Medical services, offering a full range of treatments and specialists. There is also a pharmacy, ample Public Transport. The area also offers recreation centres, as well as many options for shopping and entertainment. There is a lovely theatre close by.

Cost of Living at the Amica at the Balmoral Club:

The suties at the Amica at the Balmoral Club are not available for purchase, but do offer great options for renting. There is a studio suite that offers all meals and services, that starts from $2,700 canadian Dollars. There is also a larger room type available the Suite room that is $3,800 per month which offers all the facility has to offer with the luxury of your own larger suite.

The Top Rated Toronto Retirement Communities and Adult Living Choices for Retirees in Canada

Toronto Hearthstone by the Bay Retirement Community Development Provides Boost for Economic Woes for Retirees

No one is immune to the turmoil of financial markets, yet baby boomers and retirees may be the hardest hit and have the least opportunity to recover. While many people wonder how the retiree Canadian segment of the population will recuperate, the new Toronto Hearthstone by the Bay, an innovative Toronto retirement condo development, is creating a new approach to retirement living in Canada that will positively impact property investment portfolios. The Hearthstone by the Bay Toronto retirement community philosophy demonstrates that there is power in numbers. A monthly luxury rental retirement Toronto apartment based on double occupancy can cost upwards of six thousand dollars in today’s market. Factor in additional food, entertainment, house keeping and utilities and you are spending over $80,000 per year of taxable income on living in a top rated Toronto retirement community for adult living. Alternatively, by taking a capital real estate investment (such as the sale of a family house for $600,000) and applying it to the purchase price of approximately $365,000 for a 935 sq ft residence, living costs are as well as condo and club fees become reduced to $25000 a month for a new Toronto retirement condo community. Even if you purchased the condo with zero down, your monthly living costs and mortgage at the Hearthstone by the Bay retirement Toronto community condo would be approximately $5000 per month. Do the math, the result after 15 years is astronomical when it comes to comparing these numbers. The value of your original retirement living community condo in Toronto real estate market for adult living has now reached over $800,000. The option of renting would result in zero remaining capital after nine years! “The global economic downturn makes it critical to understand the financial impact of buying versus renting a retirement residence and how each option affects total cash flow, estate benefits and asset availability,” says Derek Thompson of Raymond James.

The Best Retirement Communities in Canada include the New Toronto Hearthstone by the Bay Adult Living Community

The Best Retirement Communities in Canada include the New Toronto Hearthstone by the Bay Adult Living Community

Why Owning an Adult Living Condo at Hearthstone by the Bay Toronto Retirement Real Estate Market Makes Sense

Derek Thompson also simplifies further the complex age old debate about owning a retirement home versus renting. “The answer can be found if you understand the Tax Act. If you have capital to invest and then use the capital to rent, the real estate investment income you generate is taxable. As you draw against it, assets are depleted due to the tax and income needed. Alternatively, an owned principle residence cannot be taxed as income and the asset continues to appreciate in value. I’ve matched renting versus owning costs for retirees in the analysis and the advantage sits with ownership due to the structure and costs of the Hearthstone by the Bay Toronto retirement home option.” Hearthstone by the Bay is a new Toronto retirement community of adult living condominiums for sale and will ultimately enhance the lives of retirees. Dog walking, airport pick-up and gourmet room service are only a handful of the luxuries planned for the resort style retirement condo. “The retirement industry is transforming and we are pleased to provide a very unique package that includes condo ownership, a resort lifestyle and health and wellness service as people need them,” says Renee Bourgon, Director of Marketing and Communications at Davies Smith Developments, who are in charge of the construction of the new Toronto retirement community at Hearthstone by the Bay adult living. Located on one of the best remaining sites on the Toronto real estate waterfront district – Hearthstone by the Bay retirement homes offers residents a modern retirement resort lifestyle with one of the most robust amenities packages on the property market for retirees. Residents at the Toronto Hearthstone by the Bay retirement residences will have opportunity to connect in a vibrant community featuring a gourmet restaurant and dining terrace, pub, library, greenhouse and cinema. People can pamper themselves with spa services, indulge at the private dining room, take an exercise class, workout in the resistance pool, or participate in community activities; such as organized trips, theatre and shopping – while taking advantage of supportive services located at the Hearthstone by the By Toronto retirement homes community health and wellness centre staffed by certified health care professionals.

Functional Floorplans, Outstanding Finishes and High Quality Craftsmanship of the Interiors at the Top Rated Hearthstone Retirement Condos in Toronto Canada

Functional Floorplans, Outstanding Finishes and High Quality Craftsmanship of the Interiors at the Top Rated Hearthstone Retirement Condos in Toronto Canada

More about the Hearthstone Toronto Retirement Homes for Sale

Designed by award winning Quadrangle architects and raw design (ongoing), condominium units at the Hearthstone by the Bay Toronto retirement adult living community range from the mid $200’s to the $500’s and feature wide entrances, faucets for arthritic hands and outlets that don’t require bending over. Munge Leung design associates have created sophisticated accents and designer options in the lobby and common areas of the new Toronto retirement living Hearthstone by the Bay community. “Today’s lively communities are definitely not your parents’ retirement home,” says Leanne, hearthstone Managing Director. Many of today’s retirees are more active than ever before and are looking for a community retirement adult living to fit their lifestyle. They want choices.” At the retirement living Toronto Hearthstone condominiums for sale, residents not only have a full menu of service options to choose from but as owners they also have a direct hand in developing them.” Any major life decision is important, and gerontology expert Jane Jones says, “starting the conversation early with parents and family members enables choice for those involved. For instance, connecting with a community while still active can enhance lifestyle and retiree longevity. And while it may not be possible to give the fountain of youth, sitting down and discussing options with family could be the best gift you give them. For more information about Toronto retirement living communities such as the Hearthstone by the Bay adult living, please visit or call 416.259.4466.

Retirement Living in Toronto is at its best at the Hearthstone by the Bay Adult Oriented Neighbourhood

Retirement Living in Toronto is at its best at the Hearthstone by the Bay Adult Oriented Neighbourhood

A RetireWest Community at Sage Creek Westbank Okanagan Retirement Adult Living Property

A Retire West Westbank Retirement Community at Sage Creek III is Now Selling

A Retire West Westbank Retirement Community at Sage Creek III is Now Selling

There is still time to select and customize your new home in this prime Westbank real estate location. The Retire West community of Westbank Sage Creek homes provides it all: sun drenched Okanagan sunshine, spectacular presale Okanagan retirement homes and all the leisure and recreational options you have dreamed about. Phase III at Sage Creek retirement community by Retire West Developers introduces only twenty one lease hold homes now selling in this adult oriented gated community at Westbank. Come choose your Westbank lot and select a presale home floorplan at Sage Creek Westbank retirement community for adult living and they are only $293,000 plus there is not GST. In addition, all Westbank Sage Creek retirement community residents will be able to enjoy a 6,000 square foot clubhouse equipped with a guest suite, exercise facility and a pool room and a big screen TV. To be built with Phase 4 in 2009, the Sage Creek clubhouse at WEstbank retirement community by Retire West will be equipped with a barbecue area full kitchen facilities, a dance floor, and a recreation room, creating a natural focal point for regular retirement community gatherings. “It is a community within a community,” said Chris. Look for more information about the Sage Creek Westbank retirement community in Okanagan BC today at or you can visit the Retire West Sage Creek Presentation Centre at 2180 Mimosa Drive in westbank, BC. Sage Creek Phase III is now selling in the Westbank retirement real estate market featuring single homes, two and three bedroom residences. These Okanagan retirement homes at Sage Creek Phase III features spacious adult living between the sizes of 1140 to 1500 square feet. An affordable retirement condo alternative for Okanagan residents looking for luxury retirement communities, the Sage Creek master planned development features great condo living from just $293,000.

Affordable Okanagan Retirement Community

Affordable adult living Okanagan Sage Creek Westbank retirement community is quite a surprise according to Desmond M of the Homes and Resorts Magazine as you can purchase a new presale retirement home in the Okanagan real estate market with your own yard under $300,000 plus the convenience of living amid a burgeoning shopping region combined with hillside views over Okanagan Lake! As the most affordable new gated adult community in Westbank real estate, Sage Creek retirement community by Retire West just launched another twenty pre-sale lots in Phase III of development of this centrally located active adult Okanagan community. Only a five minute drive from local beaches and wineries, Sage Creek residents are within steps of many other Westbank amenities. “We’re across the street from a golf course and all the new retail commercial development in Westbank is surrounding us,” said Chris, general manager of the adult living Sage Creek Okanagan real estate development. “The new Walmart is going in basically right across the highway, plus we’re close to the new London Drugs.” Created specifically for empty nesters aged 45 and older in addition to being an Okanagan retirement community, the single level two bedroom Sage Creek Westbank homes, some with a den, are priced from $293,000 (including GST). Landscaped with an irrigated front yard, presale homes at Sage Creek adult living retirement community in the Okanagan real estate market also have rear yards that the home owners can plant a lawn or a garden of flowers or vegetables. “These are beautiful homes built ina controlled factory environment – which is a definite added bonus,” said Chris, who also operates the Freeport Industries home manufacturing plant in Westbank, BC. “Because the active adult living Sage Creek Westbank retirement homes are built in a controlled environment, there is less waste, more control on trade’s timelines, less overhead, and quicker possession dates.

Imagine: This could be you on a sunny afternoon in Westbank Okanagan's Sage Creek Adult Living Community

Imagine: This could be you on a sunny afternoon in Westbank Okanagan

More about this Affordable Okanagan Retirement Community of Sage Creek for Active Adult Living in Westbank Resort BC

Not just cookie cutter designs, the presale Sage Creek retirement homes can be custom finished with finer materials and quality features like nine foot ceilings, wood cabinetry, and flooring, plus exteriors finished with durable HardiPlank siding, accented with cedar shingles in the gable. Recently added to the eight customizable floor plans from 1,143 to 1,500 square feet, is a new Westbank Sage Creek active adult living home design with varied rooflines and exterior finishes created for a corner lot Okanagan retirement home. Okanagan residents will appreciate unique additions like skylights, and gas lines for an outdoor barbeque or indoor fireplace. And your choices for your new Okanagan retirement home at Westbank Sage Creek adult living community don’t end thee. “The interiors are fully customizable,” said Chris. “We are willing to make changes in order for people to et what they want.” The gated adult living retirement Okanagan community that will eventually include 270 presale Westbank homes is formulated through the experience of RetireWest Communities – a BC company with 15 successful retirement Okanagn home projects completed over the past 35 years. “We constantly improving what we are doing,” said Todd, son of RetireWest founder Aldo Vernier. “As a family firm, RetireWest Communities knows what retirees want – and it starts with the ease of one floor living. Westbank Sage Creek retirement adult living community is fully fenced and secured so you can lock the door and go away for months at a time. And for many Okanagan retirees, everything is right at their doorstep.” For more information about this gated Okanagan retirement community at the Sage Creek adult living Westbank real estate development by RetireWest Communities, please call 1.888.707.3801.

Close to amenities, services, friends and family, this could be your exciting lifestyle.

Close to amenities, services, friends and family, this could be your exciting lifestyle.

According to the Sage Creek III Retirement Home Web Site

“It’s all so close… Sparkling Okanagan Lake is five minutes away. Think beaches, boating, and very fine fishing. Hike local trails. Play a round on the golf course right across from Sage Creek Westbank BC (some homes at the Sage Creek retirement Okanagan community by Retire West overlook the greens!). Drink in the gorgeous views. Sip your way through this dynamic wine region. Highly rated Mission Hill and Quail’s Gate are nearby the Sage Creek adult living community in Westbank Okanagan real estate market. Skiing? Big White is an hour away. It’s the ultimate BC lifestyle plus convenience. Kelowna is a ten minute drive away. Groceries, health care and hardware even close. Right now at the Retire West pre-construction Okanagan retirement community of Sage Creek adult living condos, you can choose your lot, then select from eight floor plans that match your new way of life, and three colour palettes of stylish, easy care finishes. Front yards are beautifully landscaped. Out back, grow flowers or tomatoes, plant trees or just set out the lawn chairs. It’s ideal. The privacy you’re used to, and the neighbourliness you get with folk of your own generation and interests around you at Retire West Sage Creek III in Westbank Okanagan. At Retire West, we manage, as well as create Lower Mainland and Okanagan retirement communities. Sage Creek by Retire West’s on site manager handles daily stuff. No strata council. Dreamed of roaming the country in your camper? Just lock up and take off. The pre-sale Sage Creek retirement Okanagan home leasehold arrangement also frees up more of your equity (no GST either). More savings to go traveling or indulge… in the time of your life. The new Sage Creek Clubhouse is the heart of your new Okanagan retirement community. This 5000 square foot clubhouse at the Sage Creek III adult living community features full kitchen facilities, great room for parties, exercise room with her and hers equipment in addition to a rec room with a pool table and big screen TV. In addition, the Clubhouse at Sage Creek Okanagan retirement community has a comfortable guest suite and barbeque. It’s a great meeting place.

West Coast craftsman architecture and modern design is what retirees expect at this Okanagan 55+ adult living neighbourhood.

West Coast craftsman architecture and modern design is what retirees expect at this Okanagan 55+ adult living neighbourhood.

Residences at Belvedere Retirement Home

Coquitlam Seniors Retirement Community at the Residences at Belvedere

The Belevedere Residences is a Retirement community based in Coquitlam British Columbia. It is beautifully situated on a spectacular rise overlooking the Fraser River conveniently located between Austin Heights and Lougheed Mall directly adjacent to the Belevedere Care Centre.

Photo of the Residences at Belvedere Retirement Home in Coquitlam

Photo of the Residences at Belvedere Retirement Home in Coquitlam

Living at The Residences at Belvedere in Coquitlam is an exceptional housing experience contributing to “a positive outlook and a great point of view”. The word Belvedere is derived from the Latin for “beautiful view”  which is certainly what residents enjoy at this retirement home in British Columbia.

The Services and Amenities at the Belvedere Retirement Home

The Belvedere Retirement home is all about exceeding expectations - a truly expectional housing experience. Including in the monthly fee at the Belvedere in Coquitlam are: 

  • Lunch and dinner in dining room at the Belvedere
  • Weekly housekeeping provided by friendly professional staff
  • Weekly towel and linen laundry
  • Heat and hydro included
  • Complimentary hot and cold beverages and snacks
  • 24 hour security by trained professionals
  • Scooter storage and charging area in the building
  • Recreation and social activities throughout
  • Enterphone video/monitoring system for your convenience and safety 
  • Scheduled shuttle bus to local malls

Other additional cost services provided at the Belvedere include:

  1. Medication administration by professional care staff
  2. Individualized assistance and personal care
  3. Continental breakfast and guest meals at cost
  4. Hairdressing/Barber - who visit on a regular basis
  5. Cable/telephone/internet service
  6. Personal laundry facilities and assistance
  7. Personal response “Lifeline” service
  8. Special events and outings at cost
  9. Social hour beverages & food
  10. Dry-cleaning pick up and drop off
  11. Guest Suite for visiting friends or family
Safety is a priority at the Belvedere Retirement Home - there is video monitored entrances throughout the facility and enterphone to ensure authorized access only. Further security features include; secured underground heated parking, emergency preparedness plan and en-suite emergency call system in all suites. To further enhance your health and safety, a personal wireless “Lifeline” service is available for purchase and provided by third party staff. 

Food and Beverage Options at the Belvedere

There are numerous food and beverage areas are located throughout the Belvedere Retirement Home, such as the comfortable and very popular Schooner Lounge for social hour.  The Bistro Kitchen for morning coffee or afternoon tea with friends or family. The main dining room provides healthy meal selections, taking into consideration diet requirements, cultural diversity, festive occasions and traditional Sunday dinners. Our elegant private dining room may be reserved for celebratory family gatherings - a delightful array of food and dining options at the Belvedere. 

The Multi-purpose Activity Room is a venue for live entertainment, movies, plays and special events. Enjoy your personal interests and hobbies in our Fitness Centre or Craft Room.


Floorplans at the Belvedere and Suite Features


A two bedroom floorpan at the Belvedere

A two bedroom floorpan at the Belvedere

The suites at the Belvedere include:

  • Spacious foyer in the Belvedere Lobby
  • Electric fireplaces throughout
  • Handicapped accessible bathrooms in most suites
  • Large walk-in shower with safety grab bars in all suites
  • Large windows to enjoy your view
  • Emergency en-suite call system
  • Small refrigerator for your personal use
  • Laminate front room and kitchen flooring and carpeted bedroom to give you a sense of luxury

Recreation Options for residents at the Belvedere Retirement Home in Coquitlam

Recreation is especially important in retirment, and the Belvedere makes this a reality with comfortable lounges, games room, music room and bountiful places to relax. The The Multi-Purpose Activity Room, Fitness Center and Craft Room provide opportunities for you to participate in social, cultural and recreational activities with your family and friends; or, you can take pleasure in individual interest and enjoy hobbies. Residents at the Belvedere can also enjoy:
  • Cards, Games, Bingo, Shuffle Board and Billiards
  • Crafts, entertainment, movies and exercises
  • Special events and seasonal celebrations
  • Teas and Social Hour
  • Organized excursions to interesting places in the British Columbia
Living at The Residences at Belvedere is an exceptional housing experience contributing to “a positive outlook and a great point of view”.

Ask about the Spring Move in Special for the coquitlam Residences at Belvedere Seniors housing community.  Residence at Belvedere is located near IKEA in Coquitlam seniors housing. Rental suite reservations are now being accepted. Tours are giving Monday to Friday between 10 and 4 at 750 Delestre Avenue, Coquitlam BC.  For more information or to book an appointment, please call 604.939.1930 or visit the Belvedere Residences in Coquitlam seniors housing for rent at More features about the retirement Coquitlam community at the Residences at Belvedere: come and see the furnished model suite, luxurious one and one plus den and two bedroom apartment suites are available.

Westminster House Retirement Community British Columbia

Westminster House in is a unique, faith-based, residential community with integrated housing, support and care services for seniors.  Westminster House in White Rock British Columbia provides continuous and timely interventions that create the opportunity for residents to remain in their own home in peace and comfort, for the rest of their lives.

Westminster Retirement Home is really a one-of-a-kind in British Columbiia and a well respected leader in progressive senior health care that is provided in a community Setting.

The Westminster Home has a particular charm, that is mainly due to its beautiful setting in magnificent White Rock close to the US border in BC. Westminster House Retirement Community boasts friendly staff members, and a very warm welcoming interior design that feels like a true home and not your average retirement new home. The grounds are maticiously kept by the dedicated team, creating a tranquil setting perfect for walking, relaxing or hosting family of friends. Westminster House Senior Home will remind you of your own home, with the benefits and peace of mind of being in a professional senior care facility.

The Westminster House Retirement Senior Care home offers four different levels of care to seniors and residnets requireming congregate care and assisted living. There are several choices for residents ranging from spacious single-rooms, studios, apartments, and one and two bedroom suites with private facilities and bathrooms.

The real disctintion at Westminster House is LifeCare - that Westminster House defines as care for all the times of your life. This is aholistic approach to wellness, and caring for all needs of each and every resident, including their spiritual, physical, emonotional and even intellectual. The philsophy centres around reinforcing each residents capabilities, strenghts and skills - allowing for independent living and being there when the time arises. The underlying principle is overall wellness (LifeCare) - this starts with the director in care consults with the family, family doctor, social workers or other professionals to determin the level of care required. A care plan is then developed and administered by the professional senior care staff that ensure evey detail is followed. The Westminster House will then regularly meet to discuss progress and determin what changes need to be made to ensure maximum care of the senior in residence, plus to meet the needs of the family.

The Westminster House in White Rock offers a full staff of professionals who are ready and able to offer the best senior care available. Staff services include dietician, housekeeping, matinenance, occupational therapy, podiatry, and full time security staff. There are a full time staff of 12 registered nurses at the Westminster House Retirment Community.

Sunrise Senior Living Community North Vancouver

Just a short walk from the vibrant community centre of Lynn Valley on Vancouver’s North shore sits the Sunrise Senior Living residential care community. This senior care facility, ideal for retirees and 55+ is a true retirement community, or retirement village.  It is known for its warm, home-like environment and friendly staff – that for many seniors looking for a safe secure place to spend retirement is a true oasis of retirement living. The Sunrise Retirement Senior Care facility provides intermediate, palliative and extended care to its residents.

The location of the Sunrise Senior Community is ideal as it is just a few minutes away from shopping centers, recreation facilities, numerous parks, churches of different faiths, and several major transportation routes. This makes it a great choice for active seniors who still value their independence while looking for the comfort of a professionally managed senior care facility.  Of particular historic note is that the Sunrise of Lynn Valley is directly adjacent to the 100+ year old Mollie Nye heritage house, a local landmark. The new retirement home is also within very close distance to several medical facilities, such as the Lions Gate hospital, along with close access to Police, Fire and Ambulance.

The Lynn Valley of North Vancouver is an idyllic place to spend retirement; nestled at the base of the spectacular British Columbian north Shore Mountains the location affords easy access to trails, walks and abundant nature.

Sunrise Senior Living Community has a core principal of being committed to residents and families alike – with a clear distinction that no 2 individuals are alike – and therefore the services that they provide are also equally unique. This is one of the reasons that the Sunrise Lynn Valley retirement new homes offer a variety of lifestyle, services and personal care options to residents. This gives families and residents the security to know that while there are options for tomorrow their needs for today are taken care of also.

A well-balanced nutritious diet is essential to any senior, and the Sunrise Retirement Home serves three delicious, and well-balanced meals each and every day. Plus there are a variety of snacks that are also available to residents, from tea and coffee, to afternoon cookies and cake. This also facilitates social interaction and a wonderful place to host your family of friends during a visit to the Sunrise Senior Care Facility in North Vancouver.

There are friendly smiling faces around every corner at Sunrise Living – from the professional courteous staff, to the true gratitude shown on the faces of the people who call it home. The Sunrise is truly a home to call home. The staff at Sunrise Retirement Neighborhood stop at nothing to make the experience of living there inviting and warm, and each and every detail reflects this approach. Even the architecture, comfortable community areas, floor plans, and choice of suites make a difference. You will notice the small touches at Sunrise Senior Living, such as fresh flowers, and resident pets – a warm snuggle cat, and a calm friendly golden retriever. Each day at Sunrise is satisfying, rewarding and a wonderful way to spend retirement.

The staff at Sunrise Senior Care facility are chosen for their commitment to excellence, as well as their professional credentials. The Sunrise home offers 24 hour staffing, a concierge, dietician, fitness program, housekeeping, and occupational therapy. Plus the facility also offers personal laundry, physical therapy, podiatry, recreational therapy, and more. Plus there are religious services of different denominations held on site.

There are a variety of home types at Sunrise Community in North Van. Ranging from private homes, semi-private, couples, studio, shared suites, apartment, limited assisted living programs, and even short term stays. The homes at Sunrise have features such as kitchenettes, fridges, carpet, linens, cable TV and of course emergency phone systems putting you in touch immediately with the professional staff that can come to your immediate aid.

Monthly fees vary depending on services, but start at approximately $4700 per month.
Certainly the Sunrise Senior Living home is a choice location to spend your retirement, and with the already positive response to this retirement new home you will be in good company if you choose to make the Sunrise your home.
You can contact the Sunrise Senior Living Retirement Community directly via telephone,  or visit their web site.

Special Welcome from Elizabeth

Hello my name is Elizabeth James - and I am pleased to be an author on this site - I will be writing articles to review different retirement new homes in Canada and the United States. Please visit the site regularly to keep up to date on new developments.

Assisted Living - Some definitions

What is Assisted Living

With an aging population, assisted living and nursing home are in demand more than ever before. Assisted living facilities differ from nursing homes by their services offered. Assisted living communities, or continuing care retirement communities are for people who require assistance with everyday “activities of daily living” which is often referred to as ADL’s. Most people who are considering assisted living also hope to maintain some level of independence, unlike those who choose to live in a nursing home that are more complete in their senior care. Assisted living is not always a good alternative to a nursing home, but a good step along the way to more comprehensive senior care.
Across Canada and the United States there are different terms used to describe assisted living, nursing homes, assisted living communities, nursing & convalescent homes – these can include; retirement residences, adult homes, adult living facilities, adult congregate living care, continuing care retirement community, personal care and residential supported care.

How is Assisted Living different from a Nursing Home
Nursing homes can be considered more comprehensive senior care facilities that provide complete services for people who are in poor health and not able to care for themselves. On the other hand assisted living facilities are more appropriate for people who are able to care for them selves with the exception of a few activities such as meals, cleaning, or personal hygiene. Assisted living is also suitable for people who only occasionally have problems with memory, being confused or otherwise disoriented. Both Assisted Living communities and nursing homes provide safe, secure and comfortable environments for senior care.


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