Orchard Gardens Seniors Walkerthon: Stepping Up for a Good Cause

June 3, 2024

On Wednesday, May 29th, approximately 55 enthusiastic seniors from Orchard Gardens Seniors Community and its sister community, Charles Manor, took part in the first annual Orchard Gardens Walkerthon! It was…

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Retirement Redefined: Finding Bliss in VRS Senior Communities

May 24, 2024

Retirement marks a significant transition in life, offering newfound freedom and opportunities for exploration. For retirees seeking a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle, our VRS Senior Community in Kelowna provides an…

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Marching into Spring: Outdoor Activities for Seniors at a Retirement Community in Kelowna, BC

March 30, 2024

As the days grow longer and the weather starts to warm, it’s the perfect time for seniors to embrace the beauty of nature and enjoy outdoor activities. At VRS’s retirement…

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Discovering the Perfect Senior Living: Why VRS Senior Community Is the Ideal Retirement Home Choice in Kelowna

March 21, 2024

Are you or a loved one on the lookout for a retirement home? Transitioning to senior living is a significant decision, and selecting the right retirement home is paramount for…

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Winter Wellness in Seniors Housing, Kelowna: Tips for a Healthy and Happy Season

December 22, 2023

When the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, maintaining a healthy routine can sometimes be difficult, especially for seniors. Getting enough exercise, eating a healthy, nutrient-dense diet, and…

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Home for the Holidays: Creating a Warm Atmosphere in Kelowna Retirement Homes

December 22, 2023

Retirement homes are sometimes perceived as lonely places, especially during the holidays. However, this stereotype is far from the truth. Our staff work tirelessly to create a warm holiday atmosphere…

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Benefits of Drinking Soup During Flu Season at a Kelowna Independent Living Community

November 17, 2022

If you are already feeling cold when you step outside of the independent living community, you might not feel like eating or drinking anything cold. Besides all the health benefits…

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Why the Elderly are Looking into Affordable Seniors Housing in Kelowna

November 10, 2022

As we slowly head into the cooler months of the year, you or your senior loved one may be looking into affordable seniors housing in Kelowna. Depending on your age,…

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4 Benefits to Moving this Fall to a Retirement Home in Kelowna

September 21, 2022

Have you been trying to find the perfect time to move into a Kelowna retirement home? Although there are many factors that can contribute to you arriving at the decision…

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5 Tips for Managing and Preventing Headaches at an Independent Living Community in Kelowna

August 26, 2022

Have you or your senior loved one been experiencing headaches lately? It is not just you that may be feeling the frequent headaches as studies show that more than half…

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A Day in the Life of a Senior at an Independent Living Community in Kelowna

June 21, 2022

After spending years living with your family or on your own, you might be looking into an independent or assisted living community in Kelowna. You are probably trying to imagine…

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5 Exercises for Seniors to Perform at a Kelowna Seniors Retirement Community

June 17, 2022

Balance and strength are important to maintain throughout your life as they help with a wide range of activities, from performing your daily routine to playing a sport or doing…

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Aging in Place: What if I Require Assisted Living while Living at Orchard Gardens?

March 29, 2022

Are you looking for assisted living for yourself or for a senior loved one in Kelowna? Although Orchard Gardens is an independent senior living community, there are many benefits to…

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5 Benefits of Moving to a Kelowna Retirement Home during Winter

February 28, 2022

Winters can be tough on all of us, especially for those who may not have a lot going on. Maybe you want to connect with others on a deeper level…

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The Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living for Seniors in Kelowna

February 25, 2022

Are you trying to figure out if independent living is right for you? Maybe you’re deciding if assisted living is actually better for you? Some seniors fully embrace independent living…

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Family Conversations: How to Approach the Topic of Retirement Living in Kelowna

February 24, 2022

Have you been noticing that your loved one could use some extra daily support? If you or your family members are unable to support their extra care, you may have…

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Orchard Gardens – The most affordable seniors community in Kelowna

January 26, 2022

With the cost of living going up in many parts of the world, especially British Columbia, you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth without compromising quality. When…

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The Benefits of Living in Senior Housing in Kelowna

January 24, 2022

Are you thinking of moving to a seniors housing community in Kelowna? Maybe you’re still trying to figure out if it’s a good option for you or senior loved one.…

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3 Tips on Making your Kelowna Retirement Suite Feel Like Home

January 20, 2022

We know it may be difficult to transition from living at home to moving to your retirement suite in Kelowna. Perhaps you were used to being surrounded by family and…

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5 Questions to ask when looking for a retirement community in Kelowna

December 29, 2021

There are lots of things to consider when it comes to choosing a retirement community in Kelowna and, as one of British Columbia’s top places to retire, Kelowna has many…

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Happy Holidays at VRS Seniors Communities

December 24, 2021

Season’s greetings from your VRS Seniors Communities: Ross Place in Victoria Lakeside Gardens in Nanaimo Sunnyside Manor in South Surrey Pacific Carlton in South Surrey Garneau Hall in Edmonton Orchard…

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Engaging Holiday Activities for Seniors Living in Kelowna

December 21, 2021

The holidays are the perfect time of year to spend time with family and friends. And spending time with our senior loved ones? It’s essential during the holidays if we…

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A Checklist for Retirement Living in Kelowna

December 16, 2021

Beginning the search for the right Seniors Community in Kelowna can be overwhelming. Each Community will offer you a different lifestyle, different hospitality services, and different amenities – it can…

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Experiencing a New Lease on Life at VRS Seniors Communities

December 3, 2021

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living I have spent more than a decade working in seniors communities across BC and Alberta. In this time, I have…

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5 Myths about living in a Kelowna Seniors Home that You Shouldn’t Believe

November 30, 2021

Most people have preconceived ideas about what living in a seniors home is like.  Lots of people think of seniors homes as nursing homes, but those are, in fact, two…

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Fun Things to do with Your Senior Loved One at a Seniors Home in Kelowna!

November 23, 2021

Visiting a loved one or family member is an important way for them to stay connected and for you to show how much you care. Spending time with them will…

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How Respite Living can Help Seniors in Kelowna Discover if Living in a Retirement Home is Right for Them

November 16, 2021

Making the move to a retirement home can be a big one. The decision to leave your current home behind is big, no matter what age you are! If your…

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The Mental Health Benefits of Living in a Retirement Home in Kelowna

October 28, 2021

Mental health is important, no matter what age you are; however, older adults may experience mental health problems as a result of life stressors that are unique to later life…

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Top 7 Benefits of Living in Affordable Seniors Housing in Kelowna

October 23, 2021

Moving into a seniors community can feel intimidating and difficult, especially with the stigma that exists around “homes” for the elderly. In actuality, moving into contemporary seniors housing can be…

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How Seniors Housing in Kelowna can Provide Safety as You Age

October 18, 2021

Life presents more and more risks as you age. Simple things like walking up the stairs of your home, driving or walking to get groceries, or getting out of bed…

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5 reasons to retire in Kelowna

September 28, 2021

Choosing where you want to retire is not an easy task. There are a number of considerations you should think about when trying to find the best location for you.…

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How do I know which type of Seniors Housing in Kelowna is right for me?

September 22, 2021

There are a lot of choices available when it comes to seniors housing options in Kelowna. However, when narrowed down there are three main categories of seniors housing: independent living,…

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How Living in a Kelowna Seniors Community Can Simplify your Retirement

September 13, 2021

When looking forward to retirement, many people see themselves aging at home in the comfort of the status quo. Yet, from a financial and health perspective, aging at home may…

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Finding home – my experience joining a Kelowna Seniors Community

September 2, 2021

By Anita Courtney, resident at Orchard Gardens Seniors Community in Kelowna My name is Anita Courtney and I have lived at Orchard Gardens Seniors Community in Kelowna for just over…

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Why Retiring in a Kelowna Seniors Home is so Great!

August 24, 2021

Choosing where to live when you retire is a big decision. With more free time on your hands, it’s important to love both your new home and the surrounding area…

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4 Tips to Help You Stay Connected as You Age

July 28, 2021

Staying healthy isn’t all physical. It’s also about your social and emotional wellbeing. In fact, being socially active and engaged in a community tends to help keep people happy, active,…

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Who Qualifies for Assisted Living in BC?

July 26, 2021

Also called supportive living in Alberta, assisted living offers housing, hospitality services, and personal assistance to seniors who can live independently, but need a little help with daily tasks. Assisted…

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A New Model for Seniors Housing in BC

July 20, 2021

When I was twenty-one years old, I broke my neck in a diving accident and have been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Three years after my accident I was…

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Look for a Retirement Community

July 12, 2021

Unlike days of olde, a retirement community is no longer an institutional setting, but instead provides a level of service more akin to a hotel experience. Looking to leaders in…

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Why didn’t I make this move 5 years ago?

July 5, 2021

In my previous life, now feeling like a lifetime ago, I used to operate high end hotels, clubs and resorts. I was happy, I thoroughly enjoyed my chosen career which…

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Retirement Living Options: What are the Levels of Senior Care and Which One is Right for You?

June 28, 2021

With more and more Canadians living past the age of 80, the number of senior and retirement housing options has grown. It can be confusing and overwhelming for families navigating…

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Why do Retirement Homes Cost so Darn Much?

June 24, 2021

With retirement home costs ranging from $1,500 to $6,000 a month, it’s important to make an educated choice when picking a potential home for you or a loved one. Retirement…

5 Signs You’re Ready to Look for a Retirement Community

May 31, 2021

Unlike days of olde, a retirement community is no longer an institutional setting, but instead provides a level of service more akin to a hotel experience. Looking to leaders in…