seniors housing

Anita Courtney, VRS Seniors Community resident.

Finding home, my experience at Orchard Gardens Seniors Community in Kelowna

By Anita Courtney, resident at Orchard Gardens Seniors Community in Kelowna My…

  • May 9, 2022

 

New residential development under construction in Rutland at the corner of Highway 33 and Hollywood Road. (File photo/Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)

High housing demand likely to persist, Kelowna council hears

‘Kelowna remains a highly desirable place to live with a strong demand for housing’

 

Delicious meals, recreational activities, friendly employees and new friends are all highlights at Kelowna's Orchard Gardens.

New Residents’ Perspectives: What it’s like Living at a VRS Seniors Community

By residents of VRS Seniors Communities, including Orchard Gardens (Kelowna) Everyone has…

  • Apr 4, 2022

 

The new building is on Church Avenue next to Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Submitted Photo)

New seniors building opening soon in Vanderhoof the 1st of its kind in B.C.

New facility brings affordable housing and holistic dementia care to seniors in April

The new building is on Church Avenue next to Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Submitted Photo)
Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Pacific Carlton and Sunnyside Manor in South Surrey/White Rock.

Why didn’t I make this move years ago?

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Orchard Gardens…

  • Mar 7, 2022
Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Pacific Carlton and Sunnyside Manor in South Surrey/White Rock.
A GI outbreak is being monitored at the Lake Country Lodge and Manor. (Google image)

Illness outbreak hits Lake Country retirement home

Interior Health reports gastrointestinal illness at care community

A GI outbreak is being monitored at the Lake Country Lodge and Manor. (Google image)
Scales of justice (file photo)

Architect ordered to pay $9M in lawsuit over failed Osoyoos seniors development

Cactus Ridge was intended to be a 92-unit assisted living property built in 2008

Scales of justice (file photo)
B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)

Seniors advocate plans to speak with IH about heating issue at Kelowna care home

Lake Country woman says her husband’s room has been without proper heat since late December

B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)
At VRS retirement communities, the culinary teams strive every day to get residents excited about dining.

Cooking with Orchard Gardens Seniors Community

By Sean Greenlay, Culinary Specialist at VRS Communities, which owns and operates…

  • Feb 7, 2022
At VRS retirement communities, the culinary teams strive every day to get residents excited about dining.
Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at Lumby seniors’ home

Monashee Mews care facility outbreak on 2nd floor

Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Regency Retirement Resorts focus on enrichment and socialization, with extensive amenities including fitness studios, wood-working shops, pools, a full-size movie theatre, a billiard parlour and more.

Cruise ship living… without getting seasick!

Regency Retirement Resorts believes where you live can have a big impact on health and happiness

  • Jan 17, 2022
Regency Retirement Resorts focus on enrichment and socialization, with extensive amenities including fitness studios, wood-working shops, pools, a full-size movie theatre, a billiard parlour and more.
Lakeshore retirement resort is one of eight residences purchased by Quebec-based Cogir Real Estate. (Cogir Real Estate)

Quebec real estate firm invests in 8 Kelowna retirement resorts

Cogir Real Estate purchases eight independent residences in the city

Lakeshore retirement resort is one of eight residences purchased by Quebec-based Cogir Real Estate. (Cogir Real Estate)
Orchard Gardens Seniors Community

Happy Holidays from Orchard Gardens Seniors Community

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Orchard Gardens…

  • Dec 20, 2021
Orchard Gardens Seniors Community
Many senior living residents not only maintain their lifelong friendships, but also quickly develop new, meaningful connections.

Experiencing a New Lease on Life at VRS Seniors Communities

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living, Orchard Gardens…

  • Nov 22, 2021
Many senior living residents not only maintain their lifelong friendships, but also quickly develop new, meaningful connections.
Tracie-Lynn Sardinah and VRS resident.

A respite rescue at Orchard Gardens Seniors Community in Kelowna

By Tracie-Lynn Sardinah, respite resident at VRS Communities, owner and operator of…

  • Oct 25, 2021
Tracie-Lynn Sardinah and VRS resident.
Anita Courtney of Orchard Gardens

Finding home, My experience at Orchard Gardens Seniors Community in Kelowna

By Anita Courtney, resident at Orchard Gardens Seniors Community in Kelowna My…

  • Oct 18, 2021
Anita Courtney of Orchard Gardens
Orchard gardens kelowna

Finding home – my experience joining a VRS Seniors Community in Kelowna

By Anita Courtney, resident at Orchard Gardens Seniors Community in Kelowna My…

  • Sep 13, 2021
Orchard gardens kelowna
Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities Senior Living

A New Model for Seniors Housing in BC

By Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities Seniors Living, including Orchard…

  • Aug 16, 2021
Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities Senior Living
An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

More COVID-19 cases at Central Okanagan care home outbreaks

Brookhaven Care Centre and Cottonwoods Care Centre are dealing with outbreaks

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
Summerwood is the seventh and newest Resort for Regency Retirement Resorts. The Regency concept was formulated about 20 years ago when the founding Kelowna Kornell and Hall families realized that there was a huge hole in the seniors housing market -- no one was catering to the perky senior who wished to remain engaged and active in his/her retirement.

Rejuvenation at Regency

Life at Regency Retirement Resorts is designed to be enjoyable, enriched and…

  • Aug 9, 2021
Summerwood is the seventh and newest Resort for Regency Retirement Resorts. The Regency concept was formulated about 20 years ago when the founding Kelowna Kornell and Hall families realized that there was a huge hole in the seniors housing market -- no one was catering to the perky senior who wished to remain engaged and active in his/her retirement.