Hello Family Members & Guildford Seniors Village Community,


On behalf of everyone here in Guildford Seniors Village, THANK YOU so much for your uplifting messages of support!

“Thank you so very much for all of the hard work and effort that you, and all the staff put in to make Guildford Seniors Village such a wonderful place to be!! 

Blessings, Donna” 

Your words lift us up Donna!


It is very special to see families at monthly Family Council Zoom Meetings & our gratitude to each of you  (and for the 6 boxes of chocolates SUE!!  They will certainly be appreciated and keep us going!).


Thanks to the continued good health and strict following of protocols, we are able to continue visitations.

Please consider our *new* window visit instead of entering lobby area.

To make an appointment for visitation with a resident by phone call, video call,  in-person or *lobby window* visit, please contact:

GSV Recreation Department

Gsv-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com     604-582-0808 ext. 203

Preparation & Visit details will be shared with you

Special  Handcrafted  Gifts  Await  our  Visitors!

*Holiday News *

During the month of December, we will be taking special holiday photos with Designated Visitor & Resident visitation appointmentsHo Ho Ho!  (safe infection control parameters will be in place).

As we approach Christmas, we encourage you to contact us now to arrange your*Holidays Visitations*  

We welcome you to contact us this week, in order to book early for Christmas Visitations.  Limited spaces are booking up fast.

Christmas Eve December 24th :  reserved for 1st floor Residents only   * FaceTime will not be available between 3pm to 5pm on Christmas Eve*

Christmas Day December 25th:  reserved for 2nd floor Residents only


To Send A Message or Photos to Your Loved One:

recreation-gsv@retirementconcepts.com and we will be pleased to deliver to your loved one.

(feel welcome to send mail via Canada Post- we do sanitize before delivery to resident)


This Week, Dec 9 & 10, we host a special luncheon to celebrate the Festive Season & each other, community of staff and residents.  In past years, we welcomed family and residents’ loved ones, and are sorry to miss you in 2020 protocols.

We will raise a glass in cheer to you.


Cheddar Broccoli Soup, Turkey with Stuffing  Alt: Vegetarian Lasagna

Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potato with Gravy, Green Beans, Carrots

Assorted Cake Bites, Mousse, Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry Orange Holiday Punch

Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate


#YUM & Thank you Aman, Support Services Manager & Culinary Team Navdeep & Gurmeet  for creation of special menu,  & Tracy, Therapeutic Recreation Manager & Team for the loving details of holiday joy.  Your passion is showing!

Resident Ornaments Make Our Gratitude Tree Extra Festive This Time of Year

Your feedback and questions are important to us!

Would you like to know how your loved one is doing with their care, attending physician visits or medical update?  

Our nurses specialize in clinical care, charting and ensuring medical support in personalized care for your loved one.

Please know if there is a concern, our nurses will reach out to resident contacts.

Neighborhood Care Teamsemail your questions to:  Nurses-GSV@retirementconcepts.com  or Call Us at

Lead Nurse        604-582-0808 ext 250

1st Floor Dogwood & Maple Neighborhood              604-582-0808  ext 150

2nd Floor Rosewood & Arbutus Neighborhood         604-582-0808  ext 205

If your loved one is transitioning in their life journey, our Clinical Care Team will reach out to you to arrange Compassionate Visitation & specific protocols.


If you would like to know how your loved one is transitioning, consented services update, in need of resources, or request for healthcare equipment?

Registered Social Worker, Veronica

gloriousliving2020@yahoo.com      604-580-4516


Keeping healthy is our top priority.  Infection Control Education for all staff continues, working with compliance with Health Authority & overseeing Resident Care Plans.

Director of Care, Genevieve

gpelaez@retirementconcepts.com    604-582-0808 ext 207


To answer your questions regarding Therapeutic Recreation Programs, Resident participation, Volunteering, Entertainers, Family Council & Resident Council questions :

Manager of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteers, Tracy

tferchoff@retirementconcepts.com 604-582-0808 ext. 203


Do you have questions or feedback regarding meals, cleanliness, laundry, or laundry labelling?

Support Services Manager, Aman

adhol@retirementconcepts.com     604-582-0808 ext 108


For Billing, Trust Account, and Contact Info  (Address / phone number) updates

Administration Coordinator, Cassio

ctoscano@retirementconcepts.com      604-582-0808 ext 120


How Can We Help You? 

I welcome you to reach out with feedback, compliments, concerns and questions about our daily operations.  I am responsible for physical compliances and liaison between Fraser Health, residents, and families for our Community.

General Manager, Camila

cnunes@retirementconcepts.com  604-582-0808 ext 103


Designated Visitor protocols continue – each resident or alternate decision-maker, may designate one designated family/support person who is essential to maintaining physical and emotional health.

Strict compliance measures to all protocols remain in Guildford Seniors Village, following the direction of our public health officials, including preventative & enhanced infection control, monitoring residents’ & staffs’ health closely, and visitor designations.

Deliveries: kindly press the button at the speaker (to your left) to inform our team if you’ve delivered an item in the lobby vestibule. Please label your delivery with resident name, and we will ensure sanitizing and delivery to loved one.  For resident safety, kindly refrain from passing items via windows as we must carefully sanitize all.  Thank you.

Essential Services include:


Family Council Zoom Meetings – Please RSVP to this email, or call 604-582-0808 ext 125, and we will send you a direct invite.


Save The Date!  Family Council Zoom (& Teleconference) Meeting   

December 17th at 3:30pm to 4:30pm  including Aging Well Education featuring   “Surviving 2020 – Financial Insight & Tips” 

presented by  Investment Advisor & Financial Planner Linda Holmes, BBA (Finance), CIM, FMA | | RBC Dominion Securities Inc.T: 604-535-3854  T: 800-663-4664 |www.lindalholmes.com

We look forward to welcoming you by Zoom Linda! Grateful for your expertise and participation, THANK YOU!

A Family Council provides families and friends of residents with a way to support one another as caregivers.

It’s a place to gather, share information, while being involved in helping to improve quality of life of the residents living within Guildford Seniors Village.


Tools For Your Success – It’s Our Speciality!

Not sure what can bring JOY to your loved ones?    Holiday Ideas

Sometimes when our loved one is changing, different aspects become meaningful priorities.

One example is clothing- do you know adaptive clothing companies are a wonderful resource?  Easy to put on top or pants for comfort in daily living, including sleepwear.  Warm socks with non-slip underfoot bring comfort & safety.   Please find some resources below:




Feel welcome to email or mail a letter of your Holiday message to your loved one that our team can read to your loved one, or arrange a social phone call or video chat.

Care Packages of  personal items, reading materials, regular or diabetic chocolate,  hand cream or favourite lipstick send a wonderful message of love.

We will sanitize parcel and deliver to your loved one.


Stay connected

To register online for any Self-Management Program, visit: www.selfmanagementbc.ca

New Free Self-Management workshops and programs available for BC adults, partners and caregivers living with chronic conditions, chronic pain and/or diabetes.

  1. Better Choices, Better Health Online Workshop – 6-week web-based
  2. Self-Management Health Coaching Program – 13 weekly / 30-45 min. coaching calls
  3. Toolkits for Active Living + Support Workshop – 6-weekly / 45 min. Zoom/telephone meetings
  4. Toolkits for Active Living Mail-Out Package – work independently at your own pace (more information below)
  5. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop, virtual via Zoom, 2.5 hours per week for 6 weeks..

We have 3 new FREE Toolkits to choose from for Active Living Toolkit One-Time Mailout packages– Chronic Conditions, Chronic Pain or Diabetes.  Each Toolkit mail-out package includes:

To order your FREE Toolkit(s):

Please note that last shipping date for this year will be December 18th, 2020.




Charles Labun  email: pclabun@uvic.ca

Fraser South Region, Surrey, Delta and White Rock, Program Coordinator

Tel: 604-940-6585

Toll Free: 1 866 902 3767

To register online for any Self-Management Program, visit: www.selfmanagementbc.ca


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Winter is coming, and you may know someone who would benefit from our loving community.

We celebrate & support individuals in Mini Vacations (respite), long term 24 hour care and subsidized programs. We welcome you to a Virtual Tour

Improving access to support, reducing isolation, increasing joy, nutrition and caring is our specialty!

Community Relations & Community Information, Sandra  sbarr@retirementconcepts.com   604-580-4283  


Your continued safety and health excellence is vital, please continue to take great care, from All of Us in Guildford Seniors Village!

Is Santa wearing his Personal Protective Equipment correctly?