Independent Living

Enjoy Your Independent Living at Beautiful Locations with Homelike Lifestyle

There comes a time in the lives of many people, where being in the family home alone, preparing your own meals, cleaning house, looking after the garden and keeping up the property becomes more a chore than the pleasure it once was. In many such cases, Independent Living may be the solution and the gateway to a whole new life.

Retirement Concepts has several Independent Living buildings – all slightly different, but in one way they are much the same, in that they offer independent seniors the option of spending time on their own, or joining with friends for outings, activities, conversations and companionship whenever they choose. Independent Living is truly all about choice.

Imagine, if you will, shopping on South Granville; enjoying the waterfront in Victoria or walking in Beacon Hill Park; travelling to Harrison Hot Springs; visiting Milner Gardens or Butchart Gardens; watching the beach activities while picnicking at Rathtrevor Park. These are just a sampling of the many activities that already are happening at some of our Independent Living communities.

Obviously it’s not summer all year long and in the winter some activities have to be turned indoors, but there is still plenty to do: trips to the theatre, the symphony, the movies, and lots of in house entertainment and activities.

Best of all though is that residents are encouraged to continue to do what they did at home with friends and families. Our Independent Living communities are family oriented, and animal friendly and everyone is welcome to visit, enjoy a meal, sit in the gardens and participate in activities.

Many independent living residents drive, and often a group will get together on the spur of the moment just to go for Ice Cream at the local Dairy Queen.

Some meals are provided – usually dinner. Suites are equipped with full kitchens, so residents may entertain in their suites or invite friends and family to a delightful, chef prepared meal in the dining room.

Housekeeping is provided weekly, and in most buildings, a concierge service is available. Best of all if you do need any assistance, someone is available 24 hours a day for emergencies. This provides families with the reassurance that help is always near.

Independent Living is available in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Qualicum and Chilliwack. It’s a wonderful way to meet new friends and continue with a rich and vibrant quality of life while leaving the cares of looking after a house behind.

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