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Marching into Spring: Outdoor Activities for Seniors at a Retirement Community in Surrey, BC

April 9, 2024

As the days grow longer and the weather starts to warm, it’s the perfect time for seniors to embrace the beauty of nature and enjoy outdoor activities. At VRS’s retirement…

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What to Look for in a Nanaimo Retirement Home

February 12, 2024

Choosing the right retirement home is a big decision! A retirement home can make a big impact on your quality of life – which is why it’s so important to…

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How Retirement Living in Nanaimo Helps Combat Loneliness for Seniors

February 12, 2024

Loneliness has a huge impact on your health – socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. On the flip side, interaction with your peers, time spent with family, and a community support…

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How our Retirement Homes in Nanaimo Help Residents Implement Their New Year Resolutions 

January 16, 2024

As we ring in the new year, many make resolutions to improve ourselves. Whether your resolutions are to eat healthier or to spend more time engaging with your favourite hobbies,…

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Debunking 4 Common Myths About Retirement Homes in Nanaimo

January 16, 2024

Retirement homes can play a crucial role in ensuring seniors live a comfortable and fulfilling life in their golden years. Despite that, many people still believe some dated myths about…

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Winter Wellness in Seniors Housing, Nanaimo: Tips for a Healthy and Happy Season

December 22, 2023

When the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, maintaining a healthy routine can sometimes be difficult, especially for seniors. Getting enough exercise, eating a healthy, nutrient-dense diet, and…

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Home for the Holidays: Creating a Warm Atmosphere in Nanaimo Retirement Homes

December 22, 2023

Retirement homes are sometimes perceived as lonely places, especially during the holidays. However, this stereotype is far from the truth. Our staff work tirelessly to create a warm holiday atmosphere…

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How Retirement Homes in Nanaimo Allow You to Continue Pursuing Your Hobbies and Interests 

November 28, 2023

Retirement is often viewed as a golden opportunity to indulge in one’s passions and interests, unburdened by the demands of a career. Retirement homes in Nanaimo are increasingly recognizing the…

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Your Guide on Helping to Choose the Right Retirement Home in Nanaimo for With Your Loved One

November 28, 2023

As our loved ones enter this new stage in their life, the decision to transition to a retirement home becomes a significant consideration. Finding the right retirement home in Nanaimo…

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5 Tips to Stay Fit During the Fall

October 21, 2023

There are so many physical and mental benefits that come from staying active all year round. When the weather transitions from summer to fall we may begin to believe that…

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Enjoy the Benefits of these 4 Fall Activities

October 7, 2023

Now that the weather has changed and it is officially fall, the accessibility of outdoor activities have changed slightly from the summertime. With some creative thinking, you can easily find…

Autumn Safety For Seniors In Retirement Living

Autumn Safety for Seniors in Retirement Living

September 20, 2023

As we enter autumn, it’s important for seniors to be aware of fall safety! While living in a retirement community provides additional safety that a senior living on their own…

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Cold and Flu Season: Tips for Seniors in Retirement Living

September 10, 2023

It’s that time of year again when everyone seems to be getting sick. How can you protect yourself or your senior loved one from getting sick this cold and flu…

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September is Alzheimer’s Month: 5 Tips and Brain Games for Navigating Alzheimer’s While in Retirement Living

August 23, 2023

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease that begins with mild memory loss and sometimes leads to losing the ability to hold a…

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Retirement and Relationships: Exploring the Dynamics of Relationships in Retirement Living

August 8, 2023

When living in a retirement community in Nanaimo, it is essential that you or your senior loved ones maintain quality relationships. A common reason people hesitate to move into a…

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When is the Best Time to Move into a Retirement Home in Nanaimo

July 27, 2023

So you’re thinking of moving yourself or your senior loved one into a retirement home in Nanaimo, now what? Once you’ve decided on the retirement community, it’s important to think…

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Activities to do in Senior Housing in Nanaimo

July 20, 2023

At Lakeside Gardens, retirement living in Nanaimo comes to life! In this bustling senior community, residents find a multitude of engaging activities tailored to their interests and well-being. Here are…

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Why Having a Games Night is a Great Activity for Seniors in Retirement Homes in Nanaimo

June 29, 2023

One of the many great things about Lakeside Gardens Senior Community is the many games nights the residents get to enjoy. Everyone loves a good games night, but did you…

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The Benefits of Eating a Meal with Others at Retirement Homes in Nanaimo

June 22, 2023

Living in a VRS retirement home in Nanaimo is amazing for many reasons. Residents are able to enjoy comfortable living in a safe environment while maintaining their independence. Lakeside Gardens…

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How to Celebrate Father’s Day in a Retirement Living Community in Nanaimo

May 22, 2023

Visiting your senior loved one or family member is an important way for them to stay connected and for you to show how much you care. Father’s day is coming…

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3 Things You Can do in a Retirement Home in Nanaimo if You Love to Garden

May 8, 2023

As the weather gets nicer and nature starts to blossom, you might begin to miss the garden at your previous home. Moving to a retirement community doesn’t need to mean…

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Why VRS Communities Has the Perfect Location for Everyone

April 19, 2023

So you’ve decided to begin retirement living at Nanaimo? You’re probably feeling many emotions – excitement, worry, nervousness – and these are all normal! Moving is a big deal and…

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How to make your move to a Nanaimo Community seamless

April 14, 2023

Living at a VRS Retirement Community has many benefits, including an active and social atmosphere, daily services and on-site amenities, and fabulous food. With almost 50 years of experience raising…

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Designing your Nanaimo Retirement Home: Tips for Downsizing, Maximizing Space, and Making it your Own

March 17, 2023

Designing your Nanaimo retirement home can be an exciting and daunting task. There are countless decisions to be made, from choosing the right Nanaimo to deciding on the style of…

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How to Maintain Mental and Emotional Well-Being at a Nanaimo Independent or Assisted Living Community

March 3, 2023

As we age, it becomes more important than ever to prioritize our mental health and emotional well-being. Living at a Nanaimo independent or assisted living community can provide a wonderful…

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Best Social Media and Technology Tips for Seniors to Try at a Retirement Home in Nanaimo

February 17, 2023

When living at Lakeside Gardens, you will always have a lot of fun things to engage in, whether it’s utilizing one of the many amenities you can find on-site, or…

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How Senior Independent or Assisted Living Communities in Nanaimo Provide Safety

February 15, 2023

There are a few things that you should never compromise in your life, and your safety should be at the top of that list. As a senior, you don’t want…

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The Best 3 Brain Games to Play in a Nanaimo Retirement Community

January 23, 2023

While living at our retirement community in Nanaimo, you will want to ensure that you are staying active in all aspects such as physically, socially, and mentally. While it may…

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Understanding Hand Dexterity and How to Improve it at a Nanaimo Seniors Housing Community 

January 18, 2023

Studies have shown that after you exceed the age of 50, you will begin to notice that your hands are not as strong as they once used to be when…

Why Retirement living is not just for seniors who need care

December 21, 2022

MYTH: moving into a retirement living community is for seniors who need extra care.  TRUTH: living in a Nanaimo retirement community means support with home maintenance, quality services, daily activities,…

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Indoor Holiday Activities to Do at a Nanaimo Independent or Assisted Living Community

December 13, 2022

If you’ve had a chance to step outside of your Nanaimo independent or assisted living community, you will immediately feel like winter is already here. As spending longer periods of…

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Benefits of Drinking Soup During Flu Season at a Nanaimo Independent or Assisted Living Community

November 17, 2022

If you are already feeling cold when you step outside of the independent or assisted living community, you might not feel like eating or drinking anything cold. Besides all the…

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Why the Elderly are Looking into Affordable Seniors Housing in Nanaimo

November 10, 2022

As we slowly head into the cooler months of the year, you or your senior loved one may be looking into affordable seniors housing in Nanaimo. Depending on your age,…

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4 Ways to Honour Remembrance Day with your Senior Loved One Living at a Retirement Home in Nanaimo

October 24, 2022

On November 11, Remembrance Day, people around Canada and the world take a moment to remember the day that World War One ended and all the lives lost in that…

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Why Seniors Choose a move to Independent or Assisted Living Nanaimo during the Fall

October 12, 2022

As the weather slowly starts to get cooler, the idea of moving into an independent or assisted living community at Nanaimo in the Fall, seems to be more and more…

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Top Signs That You May Be Ready to Move Into an Independent or Assisted Living Seniors Community in Nanaimo

September 28, 2022

As we head into the holiday months, there is joy all around as we get to join in on the festivities and time spent with our family and friends around…

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4 Benefits to Moving this Fall to a Retirement Home in Nanaimo

September 21, 2022

Have you been trying to find the perfect time to move into a Nanaimo retirement home? Although there are many factors that can contribute to you arriving at the decision…

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5 Tips for Managing and Preventing Headaches at an Independent or Assisted Living Community in Nanaimo

August 26, 2022

Have you or your senior loved one been experiencing headaches lately? It is not just you that may be feeling the frequent headaches as studies show that more than half…

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How to Plan for your next Vacation as a Senior Living at a Nanaimo Retirement Home

August 24, 2022

Summer is almost slipping away and if you or your senior loved one have not had a chance to travel now that restrictions have eased up, you may want to…

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6 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors Living in a Nanaimo Retirement Community

July 21, 2022

Now that summer is officially here, your senior loved one may be excited to head outside and soak up the sun and warm weather here at Lakeside Gardens. Whether you’re…

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How to Know if Independent or Assisted Living in Nanaimo is Right for You?

July 19, 2022

When it comes to deciding if retirement living is the right step for you, it is important to determine whether independent living or assisted living in Nanaimo is better for…

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A Day in the Life of a Senior at an Independent Living Community in Nanaimo

June 21, 2022

After spending years living with your family or on your own, you might be looking into an independent or assisted living community in Nanaimo. You are probably trying to imagine…

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5 Exercises for Seniors to Perform at a Nanaimo Seniors Retirement Community

June 17, 2022

Balance and strength are important to maintain throughout your life as they help with a wide range of activities, from performing your daily routine to playing a sport or doing…

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4 Key Questions Answered about Assisted Living at Seniors Housing in Nanaimo

May 24, 2022

If you or your senior loved one have been looking into various senior living options, you may have some questions about the differences between independent or assisted living for seniors.…

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Why Living at a Seniors Retirement Community in Nanaimo May Benefit You

May 19, 2022

Have you been trying to decide if living at a seniors retirement in Nanaimo is the best decision for you or your senior loved one? Knowing the right questions to…

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6 Health Benefits of Recreation for Seniors at Lakeside Gardens Retirement Community

April 13, 2022

Moving into a retirement community has many benefits for you or your senior loved one. Recreational activities organized by the experienced and passionate team at Lakeside Gardens plays an important…

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3 Reasons Why your Senior Loved one would Prefer Independent Living over Assisted Living in Nanaimo

April 9, 2022

Are you considering a retirement home for yourself or your senior loved one? Maybe you’re debating whether you’d prefer an independent living seniors community such as Lakeside Gardens over an…

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What Kind of Social Activities Can I Expect while Living at a Retirement Community in Nanaimo?

March 30, 2022

When living at a seniors retirement community, you can always expect Lakeside Gardens recreational coordinators to plan out some activities you can participate in every day of the month. These…

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Aging in Place: What if I Require Assisted Living while Living at Lakeside Gardens?

March 29, 2022

Are you looking for assisted living for yourself or for a senior loved one in Nanaimo? Although Lakeside Gardens is an independent senior living community, there are many benefits to…

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5 Benefits of Moving into a Nanaimo Retirement Home during Winter

February 28, 2022

Winters can be tough on all of us, especially for those who may not have a lot going on. Maybe you want to connect with others on a deeper level…