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Happy Holidays at VRS Seniors Communities

December 24, 2021

Season’s greetings from your VRS Seniors Communities: Ross Place in Victoria Lakeside Gardens in Nanaimo Sunnyside Manor in South Surrey Pacific Carlton in South Surrey Garneau Hall in Edmonton Orchard…

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Engaging Holiday Activities for Seniors Living in Nanaimo

December 21, 2021

The Holidays are the perfect time of year to spend time with family and friends. And spending time with our senior loved ones? It’s essential during the holidays if we…

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A Checklist for Retirement Living in Nanaimo

December 16, 2021

Beginning the search for the right Seniors Community in Nanaimo can be overwhelming. Each Community will offer you a different lifestyle, different hospitality services, and different amenities – it can…

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Experiencing a New Lease on Life at VRS Seniors Communities

December 3, 2021

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living I have spent more than a decade working in seniors communities across BC and Alberta. In this time, I have…

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Fun Things to do with Your Senior Loved One at a Seniors Home in Nanaimo!

November 23, 2021

Visiting a loved one or family member is an important way for them to stay connected and for you to show how much you care. Spending time with them will…

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How Respite Living can Help Seniors in Nanaimo Discover if Living in a Retirement Home is Right for Them

November 16, 2021

Making the move to a retirement home can be a big one. The decision to leave your current home behind is big, no matter what age you are! If your…

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The Mental Health Benefits of Living in a Retirement Home in Nanaimo

October 28, 2021

Mental health is important, no matter what age you are; however, older adults may experience mental health problems as a result of life stressors that are unique to later life…

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How Seniors Housing in Nanaimo can Provide Safety as You Age

October 18, 2021

Life presents more and more risks as you age. Simple things like walking up the stairs of your home, driving or walking to get groceries, or getting out of bed…

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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…