Vancouver seniors’ residence: A home away from home

Since 1952, New Chelsea Society has been a bastion of life, longevity, and comfort for Vancouver seniors. Chelsea Park retirement home provides its residents with an above and beyond home-like atmosphere. By combining the comforts of home with support services and organized activities, seniors are given a chance to live like never before.

Onsite amenities, including the hair dressing salon, multi-purpose activity room, and health and wellness centre, offer a variety of quiet and comfortable spaces beyond their own suite. With every organized activity, there is an opportunity for serenity and socialization. Monthly bus excursions take seniors to local hot spots like VanDusen Botanical Gardens and the Steveston pier for fish and chips.

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Home cooked meals, like Hawaiian barbequed salmon with grilled seasonal vegetables, are offered twice a day, along with weekly housekeeping and linen laundry service. Though, it is not the convenient amenities, the social activities, or the family-style meals that makes Chelsea Park home to its seniors. Karen Dupont, the manager of 8 years at Chelsea Park, said it is all about the personal experience.

“Everyone, the housekeeping staff, the volunteers, and the residents, really cares about each other,” Dupont added. “When you are in a warm, intimate environment with people who care about one another, you take in the full experience we have here at Chelsea Park.”

A part of the non-profit organization known as the New Chelsea Society, the retirement residence located off Commercial Drive is both Canadian owned and operated. Its staff is driven by the goal to provide safe, affordable, and comfortable housing. They abide by these principles by organizing events, arranging additional support services when needed, and offering 24-hour emergency response. Their commitment to these values earned them the BC Seniors Living Association Seal of Approval in 2011. Housing with heart, Chelsea Park is truly a home away from home.

To learn more about Chelsea Park, visit www.chelseaparkbc.ca, call 604-789-7132, or email info@chelseaparkbc.com

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