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 a wonderful new journey full of opportunities to learn, grow, and be a part of a greater community! At Orchard Gardens, we believe that seniors housing has many benefits for older adults, but we’ve distilled it down into our top 7 so that, when it comes time, choosing to move will feel a bit easier.

1. Carefree Seniors Living

No more household chores… tired of cooking? Yardwork? House maintenance? Most seniors housing options offer services that cater to the unique needs of their residents. Orchard Gardens is a community built for ease. We offer all-inclusive living for Kelowna seniors, with amenities like a coffee lounge, recreation room, and hair salon all just outside our resident’s front doors!

No more housework also means more free time to enjoy the amenities. Our residents finally have time to pursue their interests or grow and learn new things. When there’s no dishes to do, no cooking, and no cleaning, you can find the energy to do the things you love. Orchard Gardens has several recreation programs to take part in. From creative pursuits, bingo, and daily exercise programs, there’s something for everyone.

2. Community

It can be hard to keep up with friends – especially when driving or walking long distances become more and more troublesome. In seniors housing, a chat or visit with friends is readily accessible. Staff encourage participation in social events and with so many diverse activities, you’re sure to find someone like-minded to bond with.

3. Eating Well

Good food is a key ingredient to healthy aging. In a seniors community, meal prep is all taken care of for you. The Orchard Gardens culinary team thoughtfully designs nutritious meals with senior health in mind. And with comfortable dining rooms, you can grab a meal with a friend and make it into a social event!

4. Exercise Programs to Keep Active

Staying active as you age can help you maintain your independence longer, but it can be hard finding the right fitness program to fit senior needs. Orchard gardens offers daily exercise, fitness, and wellness programs that you can do with your friends easily to keep your body in shape and prevent falls or injuries.

5. Personal Care

Daily tasks get more difficult as we get older. If you need extra support with housekeeping, or easy access to healthcare – seniors housing is the perfect place for you. Seniors communities are staffed with knowledgeable people who can help with medication administration, footcare, and more. WIth 24/7 staff, you’ll get the peace of mind knowing that you have access to round the clock care.

At Orchard Gardens in Kelowna, additional support services are available through third-party service providers. We can accommodate your unique arrangements made with either interior health, or a care provider of your choice.

6. Safety

A somewhat lesser known benefit of living in a seniors community is safety. Living on your own can leave you vulnerable to a lot of things. Seniors housing is designed to accommodate the physical safety needs of seniors. With security staff, secure grounds, and an ever-ready staff, there’s no chance that you’ll fall victim to a crime or physical emergency with no one around to help.

Orchard Gardens features wheelchair accessible suites with walk-in showers, grab bars, and extra wide doorways to help promote physical safety in your home. Emergency pendants are also available, so you can call for help when you need it.

7. Affordability!

With all the things available for you in a Seniors Community, it can be difficult to believe that living here could actually be affordable. When you live in a seniors home, all your expenses are consolidated. No more groceries, gas, property taxes, home insurance, and entertainment fees. No more stack of bills in the mailbox – just one sum that will take care of all your needs and more.

There can be some initial sticker shock when you look at the rental price of a retirement residence, but it can be a good exercise to compare it to what you’re actually paying to live in your own home. With all your bills consolidated into one monthly lease price – you could actually be getting a great deal for upscale living.

Owned and operated by VRS Communities and located in the heart of Kelowna, Orchard Gardens is a fantastic seniors community offering independent living with all the perks for Kelowna’s seniors. With access to Kelowna’s great amenities and a number of amenities on site, Orchard Gardens Seniors Community is the perfect place to enjoy community, friendships, and healthy aging. 

Contact us today to book your private tour! Call 250.979.0600, email, or request a booking online.