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 so that you can take full advantage of your retirement. 

The Okanagan is one of BC’s top destinations for retirement and has lots to offer for seniors. If your ideal retirement day includes sitting back with a glass of Okanagan wine, enjoying a lakeside beach, making new friends, or all of the above, moving to a seniors home could be perfect for you! Here’s 4 reasons why we think seniors living in a Kelowna seniors home is so great:

1. The Weather

Kelowna is located in the Okanagan valley, known for having the best weather in Canada. With warm summers and mild winters and an average of 304 days of sunshine per year, it’s pretty difficult not to enjoy the weather in the Okanagan Valley. 

2. It’s Quiet

While the area around Kelowna is growing, it still has a lot of small town charm. Away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver and the grind of the 9-5, Kelowna is surrounded by nature, lakes, and beautiful views. 

3. It’s a Community 

The quiet, small town feel goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community. Kelowna has plenty of events that happen year-round, like farmer’s markets, art walks, outdoor concerts, and minor league hockey games. There is always something to get you outside and connecting with people. 

4. There’s so much to do!

Thanks to its status as a summer destination, Kelowna is home to great amenities that most people only access on vacation. With many golf courses to choose from, a robust arts community, and many restaurants to choose from, Kelowna has no shortage of things to do in your free time. The beautiful landscape also offers so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors! 

Located in the heart of Kelowna, Orchard Gardens is fantastic seniors community offering independent living for Kelowna’s seniors. With access to Kelowna’s great amenities and a number of amazing amenities on site, Orchard Gardens Seniors Community is the perfect place to enjoy community, friendships, and healthy aging. 

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