Prioritizing your quality of living

Lakeside Gardens is proudly owned and operated by VRS Communities Society, a non-profit organization with a 50 year reputation of providing inclusive services and housing. Our lively residence is located in Nanaimo, BC, and offers 6 studios, 113 one bedroom and 4 two bedroom private independent and assisted living suites. The caring staff, friendly residents and wonderful amenities will make you feel instantly at home. Lakeside Gardens is a seniors living community that has all of the ingredients to make your retirement living easy, safe and supported.

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Our Mission

To continue providing innovative opportunities for people with disabilities and seniors to enable independence and participation in the community.

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Our Vision

Where individuals have the choice to live in their community.

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Our Values

Respect, Dignity, Worth of the Person, Integrity, Importance of Human, Relationships, Advocacy & Inclusion, Competence & Professionalism Excellence, Accountability, and Individual Choice.

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About VRS Communities Society

VRS Communities Society has been creating housing solutions and services for clients in British Columbia for almost 50 years. Our story is one rooted in integrity, perseverance and inspiration. Beginning our journey as a non-profit serving persons with disabilities we now proudly serve thousands of individuals throughout the province including seniors and families. At VRS we believe in building communities where everyone experiences belonging, growth and independence. A non-profit with a true business model, we answer to you not shareholders. Our clients will always come first, above all else, and continue to be our purpose and investment to this important work.

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A message from Ken Fraser

Executive Director, VRS Communities

What makes us different from other Seniors Residences:

With almost 50 years of experience raising standards for affordable living in British Columbia and Alberta, we’re focused on carrying this promise through to our Seniors residences. We’re new, and we’re listening – to what our seniors want, to what they need and most importantly, to how they like to live.

VRS Communities is a non-profit organization, meaning every dollar we earn goes back into your quality of living. With an invested business approach, we stand by our commitment to provide quality housing and services and continue to look for new ways forward to improve the lives of our seniors. Service is at the heart of what we do and we’re here to work for you. We stand by our five-star service guarantee and believe in creating an experience that is best-in-class for our residents and their families. VRS Seniors Living is about you. And that’s our promise.

Meet your VRS Seniors Living team

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Andrew Trinder

Director, Senior Living

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Andrew Hull

Director, Property & Project Management