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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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The Year that Was – from a Senior Living Operator’s Perspective

August 26, 2021

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living If we turn back the clock to October 2019, we at VRS Communities reached a new phase in our operations.…

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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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5 Things to Think About When Transitioning to a Seniors’ Home in Kelowna

August 24, 2021

Retirement Homes are great places to experience healthy aging, friendship, and relaxation. Here are our 5 biggest tips on choosing the right Seniors Community for you and your loved one.…

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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…

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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…