Summerland Seniors Village

Retirement Living in the heart of Wine Country

Site Details

Phone: (250) 404-4400
Tours: (250) 404-4304
Fax: (250) 404-4399

12803 Atkinson Road
Summerland, BC
V0H 1Z4

Site Highlights

Set on a bluff with magnificent views of Lake Okanagan, Summerland Seniors Village (SSV) offers a campus with everything from Independent and Assisted Living to Residential Care.  Conveniently located next to the Medical Centre. This Okanagan-style seniors’ community offers a comfortable lifestyle with plenty to see and do. With the different levels of care, Summerland Seniors Village is able to offer residents the possibility to ‘age in place’. This is also ideal for couples, enabling them to stay together in the same facility as their care needs change over the years.

Independent and Assisted Living (IL/AL)

Independent living (IL) is intended for self-sufficient people who are capable of directing their own lives. These tenants choose to be free of all the home management chores and prefer the convenience of services and security in a social atmosphere. Tenants direct their own lives, come and go as they please and participate in activities of their choosing within the SSV community. Services provided include a menu of optional fee-for-services from a base rate which include meals, housekeeping, and recreational opportunities.

Assisted living (AL) is the combination of housing, hospitality services and one or two personal assistance services, such as regular assistance with activities of daily living or medication services (referred to in Community Care and Assisted Living Act the as prescribed services). AL is ideal for tenants who wish to maintain their independence, knowing assistance is available when they need it. AL tenants need to be self-directing their care and mobile as defined by using a walker and/or wheelchair as long as they are able to transfer to a bed or chair. This option is ideal for couples as well as singles.

Housing options in IL/AL include:

  • Suites that are pleasantly decorated and consist of studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms.
  • Furnishings that include: kitchenettes with bar fridges, generous cabinet space, fixtures and curtains.
  • Bathrooms that are large and are configured for easy access with higher toilets, walk in showers and plenty of grab bars.
  • The living areas are roomy and enhanced by large, low windows.
    One-step emergency call bells are in every suite: living area and bathroom.  Pendents are available.
  • Some suites enjoy spectacular views.

Your guests are our guests and are welcome to stay in your suite, the short-term stay suite, or just pop in for lunch or dinner. Arrangements can be made with our staff.

We’re a pet friendly community. Pets are welcome to visit, and residents are welcome to have small pets reside with them.

IL/AL Amenities

  • A warm, elegant central dining room with two meals included (AL) every day.
  • Bistro gathering area, where tenants and guests can enjoy a beverage and snack with family or friends.
  • Lounges and outdoor areas offer gathering places or a quiet retreat.
  • Library and internet lounge including WiFi in Common Areas.
  • Multipurpose room that includes stove/oven access and family gathering space.
  • Bus trips and outings that provide access to their favourite shops as well as travel to unique locations and attractions.
  • A General Store for quick, on-site access to everyday staples, if needed.
  • Freedom Spa Tub.

IL/AL Entertainment and Activities

We provide the entertainment and activities, you decide how much you want to do. We welcome your involvement. Some entertainment and activities include:

  • Musical entertainment
  • Movies
  • Billiards and pool
  • Gardening
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Bus Trips
  • Computer Education & Games
  • Board, Card Games and Bingo
  • Discussion Groups and Trivia
  • Celebrations
  • Religious Services
  • Crafts

IL/AL Dining

An Executive Chef and their team provide fantastic food services at SSV. Everything from comfort food to elegant special event dinners provides the variety our tenants enjoy. We are always working to adapt menus based on tenant feedback and increase our use of fresh, local ingredients to provide you with the best dining experience possible.

Residential Care (RC)

Residents are cared for by a highly trained, professional and caring staff, in a safe and secure environment. To ensure intimate, home-like surroundings, each mini-community has 15 rooms and its own dining area. Rooms are tastefully decorated in soft colours with comfortable furnishings. Residents are encouraged to bring familiar belongings and decorations to create an atmosphere that is familiar to them and to their families.

RC Amenities

  • Beautifully appointed, furnished private rooms, each with 2 piece ensuite.
  • Dietician-planned meals (three meals daily plus snacks).
  • Specialized bathing facilities in each mini-community.
  • Lounges and outdoor areas.
  • In-community hair dresser.

RC Entertainment and Recreation

Our trained Recreation Staff is dedicated to making time spent at KSV quality time. We want our residents to be able to fill their days with worthwhile activities and entertainment, to the best of their ability. We encourage the participation of family and friends. We also respect our residents’ rights to dignity always, and privacy when they wish it.

We take every opportunity to celebrate special occasions: – birthdays, holidays, special days, the seasons, local events and anything else that might be happening.

A few of our activities include:

  • Music and music therapy
  • Games – bowling, bingo cards, board games, Wii
  • Crafts
  • Baking
  • Exercise groups
  • Walking groups
  • Special occasion celebrations

RC Dining

SSV prides itself on its on-site cooking, including three meals and two snacks daily that are carefully planned by a certified dietician. Careful attention is paid to cultural and religious backgrounds of the residents when developing the meals offered.

Families and friends are actively encouraged to dine in the main dining room or be with their family in smaller, more intimate dining areas for those requiring help with meals.

What you need, when you need it

Our primary goal is to find what you need, when you need it. We will help you navigate the sometimes complicated world of seniors care and services. And, if we don’t have it at SSV, Retirement Concepts has other close-by options that may be right for you. Contact us today!

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"As we walked in, it felt as though we were arriving at an upscale resort destination…"


In January of 2012, Dad had some sudden health issues. After discussions with his doctor, I began to look for accommodations for both of my parents. I had heard good things about Summerland Seniors Village, so I called and spoke with the Consultant there; Sharon Lusch, about visiting the property with my parents. For my Mom, the thought of being uprooting from her home seemed overwhelming. However, my father was extremely excited to look at their new potential home, right away.

The day we arrived for the tour, my wife and I were very impressed with the lobby entrance and bistro area. As we walked in, it felt as though we were arriving at an upscale resort destination…

" I have to tell you she is having the time of her life. She loves all the care aides and staff."


My mother Melva Austin, moved into SSV about 3 years ago this spring. I have to tell you she is having the time of her life. She loves all the care aides and staff. I’ve seen them hug her and tease her (which she thr ives on) and always treat her with respect and caring…

For Information, Tours and Reservations, please contact Sharon Lusch
at (250)-404-4304 or

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