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Mulberry PARC
Mulberry PARC
7230 Acorn Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9
Mulberry PARC

Mulberry PARC

7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9

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7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9
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Located on Acorn Avenue in Burnaby across from HighGate Village Mall, Mulberry PARC provides easy access to shops and services, transit, Edmonds Seniors Centre, Eastburn Community Centre, library, parks, medical facilities, churches and banks. PARC’s health and wellness program, Independent Living+, offers residents access to fitness facilities, hobby rooms, nutritious menu choices, exceptional chef-prepared dining, and a Wellness Nurse.

Year Founded: 2005
Ownership Type: profit
Languages Spoken: English

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Level of Care

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Health Services:

    Care options available:

    • Guest stays available
    • Private home-care allowed
     Independent Living

    Our health and wellness programs, resources and support are all available to you and will further enhance your health and happiness here. Our Independent Living + program is an ideal tool to get you on the path to your best possible life. It focuses on active aging, maintaining mobility, optimizing nutrition and maximizing your brain power.

    Cost from$2,695
    Designated dining areaYes
    MealsIncluded (3x/day )
    Daily tidyExtra fee
    HousekeepingIncluded (1x/week )

    Amenities & Services

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    Residence Amenities & Services

    • Arts and crafts
    • Billiards
    • Community Garden
    • Computers
    • Emergency call system (pendent)
    • Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
    • Fitness Studio
    • Games Room
    • Hairdresser
    • Hobby kitchen
    • Internet
    • Laundry machines
    • Library
    • Mail box
    • Newspaper delivery available to suite
    • Newspapers delivered to concierge
    • Onsite foot care
    • Parking (indoor)
    • Party room
    • Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
    • Pet friendly
    • Private bus for outings, regular trips
    • Private dining room for family/friends
    • Recreation facilities onsite
    • Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
    • Spa Services
    • Spa tub or shower room
    • Spa/Beauty Salon
    • Wellness Center
    • Wheelchair (electric)
    • Wheelchair (scooter)
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Programs & Activities

    • Arts and Crafts
    • Assisted Walks/Trails
    • Billiards/Pool Tables
    • Bingo
    • Brain Fitness
    • Card Games
    • Continued education
    • Entertainment
    • Excursions
    • Exercise Program
    • Gardening
    • Movie Nights
    • Parties
    • Religious & Holiday Services
    • Sewing
    • Shuffleboard
    • Volunteering
    • Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions


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    Our dining service combines healthy eating with great taste and variety. You can control calories, reduce fat and maximize “phytonutrients” found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and lean protein, that are truly beneficial to your health. You may choose from the Table d'Hote Menu, offered at lunch and dinner, which lists options for: different entrees; PARC SMART entree; and your choice of dessert, salad, soup and juices.

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    Meal Service

    • Room Service (extra fee)
    • Table service
    • Tray service in suite (extra fee)

    Seating Type

    • Open seating

    Special Diets

    • Diabetic
    • Low sodium
    • Vegetarian


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    Medical Staff
    Registered Nurses8 hrs/day
    DoctorNot available
    DentistNot available
    PhysiotherapistNot available
    ChiropodistNot available


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  • Neighbourhood

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    Located on Kingsway in Burnaby, Mulberry PARC is across the street from the newly developed HighGate Village Mall, full of shops, services and anything else you need. Within a few blocks, you’ll find the Edmonds Seniors Centre, the Eastburn Community Centre, a library, parks, medical facilities, churches and banks. From Mulberry PARCs front door, you can take a bus to Metrotown, or catch the SkyTrain nearby. The location provides the ultimate in convenience, yet resides in the quietude of a leafy neighbourhood street adjacent to the Highland Park Trail walkway.


    Edmonds Skytrain
    Edmond's Senior Centre
    Highgate Village Mall
    Metropolis at Metrotown
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    Move-in Requirements

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    After a personal interview, a follow-up interview with our on-site Wellness Nurse or a Family Physician may be required

    • Personal Interview

    Stories & Testimonials

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    Real Life Resident Stories - Marieexpand

    “We’re helping others, and using our talents.”

    As a mother of five, Marie has had a lifetime of experience coordinating people and being the “go-to” person. It’s no wonder her love of sewing and knitting resulted in her spearheading a knitting group at Mulberry PARC.

    Marie_Mulberry PARC Resident “The ladies love it,” exclaims Marie about Knitting-For-A-Cause. “It’s a wonderful social time, and this is a great group of ladies. If someone drops a stitch, one of us is always there to pick it up.” Marie started the group five years ago, after residents observed her knitting in the bistro. “They would say to me they hadn’t knit in years and didn’t think they could anymore. I decided to change that.”

    Now, the group of up to 30 ladies come together once a week to enjoy the camaraderie as much as the craft. They have advanced their skills, now creating more challenging items like afghans and baby wear. An annual pre-Christmas sale of their items provides them with proceeds towards Christmas hampers for needy families. Marie has watched some of the quieter residents blossom as a result. “It brings them out of their suites and out of their shells. Their disposition improves.” she says.

    Marie Mulberry PARC Resident Marie also knits with a church group and is an avid reader. With her happy disposition and “get involved/help others” attitude, Marie is leading a rich and fulfilling life at Mulberry PARC.

    That’s how it is at Mulberry PARC: It’s so easy to embrace your interests or start something brand new. And with PARC’s focus on maintaining a healthy body and mind through our Independent Living+ program, it’s easy to see how life’s just better here.


    PARC Retirement Living provides financial assistance to senior-focused programsexpand

    PARC Retirement Living was very pleased to present sponsorship cheques recently to two Burnaby associations whose efforts and values are well aligned with PARC’s.

    On Tuesday, July 21st, Mulberry PARC’s General Manager, Jerilyn Lee, was very proud to present a $12,000 cheque to the Seniors Active in Living program at Confederation Community Centre of Burnaby, BC. Then on Wednesday, July 22nd, she presented an $11,000 cheque on behalf of PARC Retirement Living to the executive and administration of Edmonds Health Watch also in Burnaby, BC.

    Both programs, Edmonds Health Watch and Seniors Active in Living, are weekly wellness programs that provide seniors 55 and over with exercise programs and services like blood pressure monitoring, therapeutic touch, massage, eyeglass services and foot care. There are also health information presentations with guest speakers.

    All three groups have an active interest in furthering and promoting the health and wellness of those 55 and older who are enthusiastic participants in active aging. This financial assistance provided by PARC for the programs can result in more years of independent living and a better overall state of health for those who attend.​


    Preventing Fallsexpand

    One moment you’re reaching for that teapot on the upper shelf of your kitchen. The next, you’re on the floor writhing in pain, chastising yourself for having not been more careful.

    It’s oh too common. One-third of people aged 65 years and over typically fall once or more in any calendar year, and nearly one-half of people in long-term care facilities were admitted because they had a fall.

    Break your hip, and it can be even worse. Half of those who do, never regain their pre-fall level of functioning. The good news? There is plenty you can do to help prevent falls from happening.

    Naturally, you can’t entirely eliminate the risk of falling (short of sitting in your chair all day and not going anywhere).  Yet there are precautions you can take.

    So, what contributes to a fall?

    It’s all about balance. Having a lack of stability or the inability to recover your balance is the most common reason for falls.

    There are a number of factors that contribute to a lack of balance:

    • Chronic illnesses like strokes, Parkinson’s Disease, arthritis and heart disease can cause instability.

    • Taking multiple medications or inappropriate use of meds increases the risk of falling.

    • Age-related sensory changes like poor eyesight or hearing, muscle weakness or poor gait

    • An over-indulgence in alcoholic beverages

    • Slippery floors, throw rugs and loose carpeting

    • Walking surfaces cluttered with objects like cords, pet dishes or newspapers

    • Carrying heavy or awkward bags or purses

    What can you do?

    The three most beneficial actions you can take are: exercise, exercise and exercise. Whether it’s Tai Chi, chair yoga, resistance training in the gym or Nordic walking, it’s important to keep your muscles on the move. You’ll retain strength and balance to help prevent a weakening of the muscles that can lead to a fall. The other benefit is that if you DO fall, stronger muscles will help you cushion the fall and help protect the bones against possible breaks.

    If you’re on medications, ensure you keep regular appointments with PARC’s Wellness Nurse to review them, especially if dosages change or your condition changes.

    If you indulge in alcoholic beverages, ensure you are sitting down at the time, and ask for help if you need it to stand up, and even get to your room. Staff are always available to assist.

    Take stock of your suite. Are there loose items lying around you could trip over, or unstable surfaces? Try and clear any potential hazards.

    Try to minimize what you need to carry around. Extra bags and big purses can easily throw one off balance.

    If you have an assistive walking device, use it. Always.

    Don’t be shy in asking for help reaching for difficult-to-reach items.

    Eat regularly. PARC cuisine offers you all the nutritional benefits your body needs. By eating well and eating regularly, you will help prevent your joints, muscles and bones from weakening.


    Through PARC Retirement Living’s Independent Living+ program, we have a full complement of resources and services to help promote your health through active aging. We offer exercise classes, a gym, wellness nurse, chauffeur service, PARC SMART nutritional options and more. By actively utilizing these resources, you’ll be doing your best to prevent muscle deterioration, helping to prevent falls.



    Real Life Resident Stories - Dorothy P.expand

    “I can push myself in new ways.”

    Never one to sit idle, Dorothy takes advantage of all the exercise opportunities she can at Mulberry PARC. She’s in the gym three mornings a week stretching, on the bike and doing weights, attends group exercise class twice weekly, yoga once a week and does chair volleyball. The end result is a woman who has more stretching ability than most people several decades younger. “Exercise gives you more confidence,” explains Dorothy. “You stand up straighter, and you have more energy.”

    Energy is certainly not something Dorothy is lacking. Her vigor and energy helps other parts of her life. She can often be found on her hands and knees planting and weeding in the garden, she attends nearly every entertainment event brought into Mulberry PARC and is always happy to socialize. “We keep very busy here,” she smiles. “When people say they’re bored, it’s because they’re not doinganything. Here, there’s always something to do.”

    That’s how it is at Mulberry PARC: Residents get involved. They stay active.  And pursue passions. They eat healthier and laugh more. And with PARC’s focus on maintaining a healthy body and mind through our Independent Living+ program, it’s easy to see how life’s just better here.



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    This is a superb retirement community in the heart of Burnaby for independent seniors who want to feel rejuvenated and revitalized. PARC is the maker of numerous excellent retirement communities throughout the Greater Vancouver area, and Mulberry is a fine example of their work in a prime suburban location.

    Interior amenities include a fireplace lounge, library and billiards room, along with a spa. There's an elegantly appointed main floor dining room, serving chef-prepared meals and desserts. You'll love the spacious patio on the outdoor terrace, ideal for summer visits with family, to play chess with the giant chess set, or to just sit out and bask in the sunshine. Suites are decorated in very tasteful colours and styles, with spectacular views of the city; included are spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers and other modern features ideal for seniors.

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