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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…

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5 Summer Retirement Living Activities for Seniors in Kelowna

June 23, 2022

Summer is just right around the corner and a benefit to retirement living in Orchard Gardens is that you can enjoy the new season without worrying about cleaning or maintaining…

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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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What is the value of Retirement Living in Kelowna?

May 26, 2022

Have you been trying to envision what the next chapter of your life will look like? Maybe it’s not for you personally, but for a senior loved one instead. Retirement…

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4 Key Questions Answered about Assisted Living at Seniors Housing in Kelowna

May 24, 2022

If you or your senior loved one have been looking into various senior living options, you may have some questions about the differences between independent or assisted living for seniors.…

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Why Living at a Seniors Retirement Community in Kelowna May Benefit You

May 19, 2022

Have you been trying to decide if living at a seniors retirement in Kelowna is the best decision for you or your senior loved one? Knowing the right questions to…

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How to Gain More Freedom in Retirement Living in Kelowna

April 16, 2022

Are you considering moving into a retirement living facility in Kelowna? Maybe it’s not you, but a senior loved one who is considering taking that step but does not want…

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6 Health Benefits of Recreation for Seniors at Orchard Gardens Retirement Community

April 13, 2022

Moving into a retirement community has many benefits for you or your senior loved one. Recreational activities organized by the experienced and passionate team at Orchard Gardens plays an important…

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3 Reasons Why your Senior Loved one would Prefer Independent Living over Assisted Living in Kelowna

April 9, 2022

Are you considering a retirement home for yourself or your senior loved one? Maybe you’re debating whether you’d prefer an independent living seniors community such as Orchard Gardens over an…

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5 Retirement Living Activities for Seniors in Kelowna this Spring

March 31, 2022

It is now officially the beginning of Spring! With the change of season into warmer weather and lighter days, we suddenly have so much more time and opportunity to do…

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What Kind of Social Activities Can I Expect while Living at a Retirement Community in Kelowna?

March 30, 2022

When living at a seniors retirement community, you can always expect Orchard Gardens recreational coordinators to plan out some activities you can participate in every day of the month. These…

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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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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…