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How do I know which type of Seniors Housing in Nanaimo is right for me?

September 22, 2021

There are a lot of choices available when it comes to seniors housing options in Nanaimo. However, when narrowed down there are three main categories of seniors housing: independent living,…

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How Living in a Nanaimo Seniors Community can Simplify your Retirement

September 13, 2021

When looking forward to retirement, many people see themselves aging at home in the comfort of the status quo. Yet, from a financial and health perspective, aging at home may…

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The Year that Was – from a Senior Living Operator’s Perspective

August 26, 2021

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living If we turn back the clock to October 2019, we at VRS Communities reached a new phase in our operations.…

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5 Things to Think About When Transitioning to a Seniors’ Home in Nanaimo

August 24, 2021

Retirement Homes are great places to experience healthy aging, friendship, and relaxation. Here are our 5 biggest tips on choosing the right Seniors Community for you and your loved one.…

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4 Tips to Help You Stay Connected as You Age

July 28, 2021

Staying healthy isn’t all physical. It’s also about your social and emotional wellbeing. In fact, being socially active and engaged in a community tends to help keep people happy, active,…

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Who Qualifies for Assisted Living in BC?

July 26, 2021

Also called supportive living in Alberta, assisted living offers housing, hospitality services, and personal assistance to seniors who can live independently, but need a little help with daily tasks. Assisted…

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A New Model for Seniors Housing in BC

July 20, 2021

When I was twenty-one years old, I broke my neck in a diving accident and have been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Three years after my accident I was…

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Look for a Retirement Community

July 13, 2021

Unlike days of olde, retirement communities are no longer institutional settings, but instead provide a level of service more akin to a hotel experience. Looking to leaders in the hospitality…

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Why didn’t I make this move 5 years ago?

July 5, 2021

In my previous life, now feeling like a lifetime ago, I used to operate high end hotels, clubs and resorts. I was happy, I thoroughly enjoyed my chosen career which…

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Retirement Living Options: What are the Levels of Senior Care and Which one is Right for You?

June 28, 2021

With more and more Canadians living past the age of 80, the number of senior housing options has grown. It can be confusing and overwhelming for families navigating the vast…

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Why do Retirement Homes Cost so Darn Much?

June 24, 2021

With prices for senior living communities ranging from $1,500 to $6,000 a month, it’s important to make an educated choice when picking a potential home for you or a loved…

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“Why didn’t I make this move years ago?”

June 2, 2021

In my previous life, now feeling like a lifetime ago, I used to operate high-end hotels, clubs, and resorts. I was happy, I thoroughly enjoyed my chosen career which started…

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Look for a Retirement Community

May 31, 2021

Unlike days of olde, retirement communities are no longer institutional settings, but instead provide a level of service more akin to a hotel experience. Looking to leaders in the hospitality…