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5 Tips for Managing and Preventing Headaches at an Independent or Assisted Living Community in South Surrey White Rock

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 South Surrey White Rock 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 South Surrey White Rock 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 Pacific Carlton. Whether you’re…

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How to Know if Independent or Assisted Living in South Surrey White Rock 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 South Surrey White Rock…

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A Day in the Life of a Senior at an Independent Living Community in South Surrey White Rock

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 South Surrey White Rock. You are probably…

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5 Exercises for Seniors to Perform at a South Surrey White Rock 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 South Surrey White Rock

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 South Surrey White Rock May Benefit You

May 19, 2022

Have you been trying to decide if living at a seniors retirement in South Surrey White Rock is the best decision for you or your senior loved one? Knowing the…

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6 Health Benefits of Recreation for Seniors at Pacific Carlton 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 Pacific Carlton plays an important…

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

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 Pacific Carlton over an…

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

March 30, 2022

When living at a seniors retirement community, you can always expect Pacific Carlton 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 Pacific Carlton?

March 29, 2022

Are you looking for assisted living for yourself or for a senior loved one in South Surrey? Although Pacific Carlton is an independent senior living community, there are many benefits…

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5 Benefits of Moving into a South Surrey 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…

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The Difference Between Independent and Assisted Living for Seniors in South Surrey and White Rock

February 25, 2022

Are you trying to figure out if independent living is right for you? Maybe you’re deciding if assisted living is actually better for you? Some seniors fully embrace independent living…

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The Benefits of Living in Senior Housing in South Surrey White Rock

January 24, 2022

Are you thinking of moving to a seniors housing community in South Surrey White Rock? Maybe you’re still trying to figure out if it’s a good option for you or…

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3 Tips on Making your South Surrey White Rock Retirement Suite Feel Like Home

January 20, 2022

We know it may be difficult to transition from living at home to moving to your retirement suite in South Surrey White Rock. Perhaps you were used to being surrounded…

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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 South Surrey

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 South Surrey

December 16, 2021

Beginning the search for the right Seniors Community in South Surrey and White Rock can be overwhelming. Each Community will offer you a different lifestyle, different hospitality services, and different…

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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 Surrey!

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 Surrey Discover if Living in a Retirement Home is Right for Them

November 17, 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 Surrey

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 Surrey 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 South Surrey / White Rock is right for me?

September 22, 2021

There are a lot of choices available when it comes to seniors housing options in South Surrey/White Rock. However, when narrowed down there are three main categories of seniors housing:…

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How living in a South Surrey / White Rock 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 South Surrey White Rock

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…

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…