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Vancouver Independent Living

It might be the best move you've ever made!

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Independent living communities are an ideal way to make a change that will improve all aspects of your daily living. There are a number of excellent communities spread throughout the Greater Vancouver area, from West Vancouver and Burnaby to Surrey and Langley and Abbotsford. Those below are currently accepting new clients, and they're open to your questions. Below the list we offer further information and advice on how to know when it's time to move, how to find the right home, and the costs.

Independent living retirement homes


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Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

2799 Yew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 4W2
A senior living community in Vancouver, BC offering luxurious seniors' apartments in an active community, along with assisted living and other options.
Tapestry at Wesbrook Village

Tapestry at Wesbrook Village

3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 0A6
This beautiful Vancouver seniors' community offers a variety of private suites, along with community services including dining, wellness activities and more.
Legacy Senior Living

Legacy Senior Living

611 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 0C7
Legacy Senior Living is Vancouver’s premier retirement community offering luxurious boutique-style retirement living for independent, active mature adults seeking an exceptional lifestyle in the heart of Oakridge.
Summerhill PARC

Summerhill PARC

135 West 15th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 1R7
Summerhill PARC near the heart of Lonsdale and 15th Avenue in beautiful North Vancouver offers a highly social retirement community living experience. 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.
Westerleigh PARC

Westerleigh PARC

725 - 22nd Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 0B3
West Vancouver's newest retirement residence Westerliegh PARC offers premier quality of care and service within walking distance. Studio, 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.
Mulberry PARC

Mulberry PARC

7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9
Mulberry PARC is a welcoming home and community in the heart of Burnaby, BC with the largest 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom retirement home suites available.
Cedar Springs PARC

Cedar Springs PARC

3633 Mount Seymour Pkwy, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7H 0A9
Located near Mt. Seymour in Vancouver's North Shore, Cedar Springs PARC offers retirement living within a beautiful natural environment. 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.

Read retirement home testimonials and hear from dozens of others who have moved into independent living and other retirement communities, and come to love life in their new home. 

Benefits of living in a retirement community

Why do people move into an independent living retirement community? There are several reasons that might spark the decision but the best reason to move into a retirement residence is that it will improve your life in every way: you'll move into a bright, newly updated community complete with a ready-made set of new friends, and you'll have more to do than you ever might have dreamed of.

Common reasons others move into an independent living seniors' community:
Tired of living alone. People are social beings, no matter what their age. Living alone is no fun; it's lonely. After moving into Vancouver seniors' community you'll find just that: a community of fellow seniors. Imagine this: you step outside the door of your suite, and there is always someone to talk to, someone to do something with, and there's almost always something to do. The social aspect of living in a retirement community is probably the single greatest reason why people feel so highly rejuvenated after moving into a community, why they suddenly feel healthier and happier than they have in a long time, and why they grow to love their new home.

You've had a scare. Fear of a fall or other calamity in the home is one of the most common reasons for the move into a retirement community. Moving into a retirement community where there is someone to look out for you gives both you and your family peace of mind. But if you move into the right community you'll be surprised at how much you enjoy living in a retirement home!

You'd love having someone else take care of all the little things. Some of those little things are really not all that little. Cooking meals, especially, is something people who live alone find tiresome. The move into a retirement community solves that problem in ways you might never have imagined. Many independent living retirement communities in Vancouver and area serve up five-star dining and have onsite pubs and cafes that make eating a pleasure again. Housekeeping and laundry are just a couple other things that will be a thing of your past here. 

retirement tour handbookThe Ultimate Retirement Tour Checklist is an indispensable resource, providing you with questions you won't think of on your own, becoming a guidebook as you tour communities. It will focus your tour and provide you with a workbook critical to making the right decision. 

Private assisted living

You may find that, in fact, you really need assisted living. People who have remained independent in their own home may have sometimes done so with the help of a family caregiver or may have had help from someone who is no longer able to help. We take a much closer look at adjusting to further care, with a list of these retirement communities from throughout the city. Find out more about private assisted living in Vancouver.

Independent living costs in Vancouver

The following lists retirement homes cost in different Greater Vancouver locations. 

City
Suite type
Size
Cost/mo (starting)
Surrey, BC
Studio
400 sq ft
$1,954
Surrey
1 br
539 sq ft
$2,475
Vancouver proper
Studio
380 sq ft
$3,700
Vancouver proper
2 br +
964 sq ft
$8,370

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