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…

Personalizing Your Space: Interior Design Tips for Senior Living at VRS

May 23, 2024

When it comes to senior living at Orchard Gardens, personalizing your space is not just about aesthetics; it’s about creating a home that reflects your personality, interests, and needs. In…

Embracing Family Reunions Strengthening Bonds with Senior Loved Ones at VRS Communities

Embracing Family Reunions: Strengthening Bonds with Senior Loved Ones at VRS Communities

May 2, 2024

Family reunions are more than just gatherings; they are opportunities to reconnect, reminisce, and create lasting memories with our loved ones. For seniors residing at VRS Senior Community, Orchard Gardens,…

The Social Benefits of Senior Living How VRS Communities Foster Connections and Well Being

The Social Benefits of Senior Living: How VRS Communities Foster Connections and Well-Being

May 2, 2024

In the rich tapestry of life, social connections are the vibrant threads that weave together moments of joy, laughter, and companionship. For seniors, the transition to retirement living is not…

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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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How Retirement Living in Kelowna Helps Combat Loneliness for Seniors

February 12, 2024

Loneliness has a huge impact on your health – socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. On the flip side, interaction with your peers, time spent with family, and a community support…

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What to Look for in an Kelowna Retirement Home

February 12, 2024

Choosing the right retirement home is a big decision! A retirement home can make a big impact on your quality of life – which is why it’s so important to…

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How our Retirement Homes in Kelowna Help Residents Implement Their New Year Resolutions 

January 16, 2024

As we ring in the new year, many make resolutions to improve ourselves. Whether your resolutions are to eat healthier or to spend more time engaging with your favourite hobbies,…

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Debunking 4 Common Myths About Retirement Homes in Kelowna

January 16, 2024

Retirement homes can play a crucial role in ensuring seniors live a comfortable and fulfilling life in their golden years. Despite that, many people still believe some dated myths about…

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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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Your Guide on Helping to Choose the Right Retirement Home in Kelowna for With Your Loved One

November 28, 2023

As our loved ones enter this new stage in their life, the decision to transition to a retirement home becomes a significant consideration. Finding the right retirement home in Kelowna…

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How Retirement Homes in Kelowna Allow You to Continue Pursuing Your Hobbies and Interests

November 28, 2023

Retirement is often viewed as a golden opportunity to indulge in one’s passions and interests, unburdened by the demands of a career. Retirement homes in Kelowna are increasingly recognizing the…

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Celebrating Kelowna Orchard Gardens Seniors’ resident and Veteran Paul Bray turning 102 this Remembrance Day

November 7, 2023

Written by Castanet – Original Article here Orchard Gardens Seniors Community, on Gerstmar Road in Kelowna, will be paying tribute to a very special new resident this weekend. Not only…

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5 Tips to Stay Fit as a Senior During the Fall

October 21, 2023

There are so many physical and mental benefits that come from staying active all year round. When the weather transitions from summer to fall we may begin to believe that…

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Enjoy the Benefits of these 4 Fall Kelowna Seniors Activities

October 7, 2023

Now that the weather has changed and it is officially fall, the accessibility of outdoor activities have changed slightly from the summertime. With some creative thinking, you can easily find…

Autumn Safety For Seniors In Retirement Living

Autumn Safety for Seniors in Retirement Living

September 20, 2023

As we enter autumn, it’s important for seniors to be aware of fall safety! While living in a retirement community provides additional safety that a senior living on their own…

Cold Flu Season Tips For Seniors In Retirement Living

Cold and Flu Season: Tips for Seniors in Retirement Living

September 10, 2023

It’s that time of year again when everyone seems to be getting sick. How can you protect yourself or your senior loved one from getting sick this cold and flu…

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September is Alzheimer’s Month: 5 Tips and Brain Games for Navigating Alzheimer’s While in Retirement Living

August 23, 2023

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease that begins with mild memory loss and sometimes leads to losing the ability to hold a…

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Retirement and Relationships: Exploring the Dynamics of Relationships in Retirement Living

August 8, 2023

When living in a retirement community in Kelowna, it is essential that you or your senior loved ones maintain quality relationships. A common reason people hesitate to move into a…

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When is the Best Time to Move into a Retirement Home in Kelowna

July 27, 2023

So you’re thinking of moving yourself or your senior loved one into a retirement home in Kelowna, now what? Once you’ve decided on the retirement community, it’s important to think…

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Activities to do in Senior Housing in Kelowna

July 20, 2023

At Orchard Gardens, retirement living in Kelowna comes to life! In this bustling senior community, residents find a multitude of engaging activities tailored to their interests and well-being. Here are…

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The Benefits of Eating a Meal with Others at Retirement Homes in Kelowna

June 29, 2023

Living in a VRS retirement home in Kelowna is amazing for many reasons. Residents are able to enjoy comfortable living in a safe environment while maintaining their independence. Orchard Gardens…

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Why Having a Games Night is a Great Activity for Seniors in Retirement Homes in Kelowna

June 22, 2023

One of the many great things about Orchard Gardens Senior Community is the many games nights the residents get to enjoy. Everyone loves a good games night, but did you…

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How to Celebrate Father’s Day in a Retirement Living Community in Kelowna

May 22, 2023

Visiting your senior loved one or family member is an important way for them to stay connected and for you to show how much you care. Father’s day is coming…

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3 Things You Can Do in a Retirement Home in Kelowna if You Love to Garden

May 8, 2023

As the weather gets nicer and nature starts to blossom, you might begin to miss the garden at your previous home. Moving to a retirement community doesn’t need to mean…

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Why VRS Communities Has the Perfect Location for Everyone

April 19, 2023

So you’ve decided to begin retirement living at Kelowna? You’re probably feeling many emotions – excitement, worry, nervousness – and these are all normal! Moving is a big deal and…

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How to make your move to a Kelowna Community seamless

April 14, 2023

Living at a VRS Retirement Community has many benefits, including an active and social atmosphere, daily services and on-site amenities, and fabulous food. With almost 50 years of experience raising…

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Designing your Kelowna Retirement Home: Tips for Downsizing, Maximizing Space, and Making it your Own

March 17, 2023

Designing your Kelowna retirement home can be an exciting and daunting task. There are countless decisions to be made, from choosing the right Kelowna to deciding on the style of…

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How to Maintain Mental and Emotional Well-Being at a Kelowna Independent Living Community

March 3, 2023

As we age, it becomes more important than ever to prioritize our mental health and emotional well-being. Living at a Kelowna independent living community can provide a wonderful opportunity to…

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Best Social Media and Technology Tips for Seniors to Try at a Retirement Home in Kelowna

February 17, 2023

When living at Orchard Gardens, you will always have a lot of fun things to engage in, whether it’s utilizing one of the many amenities you can find on-site, or…

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How Senior Independent Living Communities in Kelowna Provide Safety

February 15, 2023

There are a few things that you should never compromise in your life, and your safety should be at the top of that list. As a senior, you don’t want…

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The Best 3 Brain Games to Play in a Kelowna Retirement Community

January 23, 2023

While living at our retirement community in Kelowna, you will want to ensure that you are staying active in all aspects such as physically, socially, and mentally. While it may…

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Understanding Hand Dexterity and How to Improve it at a Kelowna Seniors Housing Community 

January 18, 2023

Studies have shown that after you exceed the age of 50, you will begin to notice that your hands are not as strong as they once used to be when…

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Why Retirement living is not just for seniors who need care

December 21, 2022

MYTH: moving into a retirement living community is for seniors who need extra care.  TRUTH: living in a Kelowna retirement community means support with home maintenance, quality services, daily activities,…

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Indoor Holiday Activities to Do at a Kelowna Independent Living Community

December 13, 2022

If you’ve had a chance to step outside of your Kelowna independent or assisted living community, you will immediately feel like winter is already here. As spending longer periods of…

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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 Ways to Honour Remembrance Day with your Senior Loved One Living at a Retirement Home in Kelowna

October 24, 2022

On November 11, Remembrance Day, people around Canada and the world take a moment to remember the day that World War One ended and all the lives lost in that…

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Why Seniors Choose a move to Independent Living Kelowna during the Fall

October 12, 2022

As the weather slowly starts to get cooler, the idea of moving into an independent living community at Kelowna in the Fall, seems to be more and more attractive. As…

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Top Signs That You May Be Ready to Move Into an Independent Living Seniors Community in Kelowna

September 28, 2022

As we head into the holiday months, there is joy all around as we get to join in on the festivities and time spent with our family and friends around…

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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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Orchard Gardens: Your Go-To Affordable, Quality Seniors Housing in Kelowna

August 29, 2022

Are you wondering what an affordable seniors housing community looks like in Kelowna? Orchard Gardens might be the answer to all your questions. With the cost of living going up…

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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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How to Plan for your next Vacation as a Senior Living at a Kelowna Retirement Home

August 24, 2022

Summer is almost slipping away and if you or your senior loved one have not had a chance to travel now that restrictions have eased up, you may want to…

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Kelowna Seniors Retirement Community Spotlight: Orchard Gardens

July 22, 2022

Are you looking for a change in lifestyle or scenery for yourself or your senior loved one? If this is the case, retirement living may be something you are interested…

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6 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors Living in a Kelowna Retirement Community

July 21, 2022

Now that summer is officially here, your senior loved one may be excited to head outside and soak up the sun and warm weather here at Orchard Gardens. Whether you’re…

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How to Know if Independent or Assisted Living in Kelowna is Right for You?

July 19, 2022

When it comes to deciding if retirement living is the right step for you, it is important to determine whether independent living or assisted living in Kelowna is better for…