Lane’s Retirement Living is your retirement destination in St. John’s, NL
Lane’s Retirement Living in St. John’s Newfoundland sets a new standard in retirement living, staking a claim as “one of Canada’s most desirable retirement communities.” That assertion is backed by state-of-the-art construction featuring vistas of the Atlantic Ocean along with a truly jaw-dropping list of amenities. In order to appreciate all 144,000 square feet of this community you’ll have to see it for yourself. Until you get that opportunity, though, here’s a sneak peek in words and—more importantly—images and video, from this spectacular east coast retirement living destination.
Lane’s features 183 suites including studios, one bedroom and two bedroom options. There’s also a wide array of the finest services, amenities, and personalized care. Seniors here maintain an independent lifestyle in an upscale setting. Care staff includes doctors, nurses, an activity coordinator and many more, all of them focused on serving the needs of elderly residents.
We can’t truly convey the experience of Lane’s Retirement Living in words. Take a tour through the community, though, and you’ll join others, who have already called it “truly magnificent” or “absolutely beautiful.” The very first thing that will strike you is the soaring, sunlit atrium and piano lounge. It provides an introduction to the community and lets you in on the high standards in construction and lifestyle, standards you’ll find maintained throughout, as you look closer.
As you continue through Lane’s, you’ll find an array of amenities akin to a full-service five star resort, everything you might ever dream of and, really, much more. The full list includes Sheila’s Dining, a Robin’s coffee shop, pub, hair studio, swimming pool, fitness centre, a health and wellness centre, bowling alley, putting green, a movie theatre, a games area with pool, shuffleboard, and more, a general store, a horticulture room, and a woodworking room. “When I compare our list of amenities to any other community in Canada, we offer the most under one roof,” says company director Blair Lane.
Take a closer look at those below:
Sheila's Dining Room is where you’ll find quality home style meals and a great dining experience.
O'Malley's Pub is a place where you can socialize or enjoy a pint with friends.
Robin's Coffee Shop features baked goods and freshly brewed coffee.
Poppy and Pine Hair Studio offers the ultimate salon and barbering experience.
Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna are all options where you can relax and unwind.
There’s a fitness centre where you’ll find it fun to stay fit and healthy, working out with friends your own age, in an environment where everyone feels welcome.
Body Quest Health and Wellness includes massage, physiotherapy, podiatry, aquatic therapy, and more.
There’s a full indoor bowling alley with two lanes where you can play five-pin, either with fellow residents, or visiting friends and family.
Billiards, shuffleboard, darts, and more, mean there’s never a dull moment.
The full in-house movie theatre features a mix of new releases and classics.
Indoor and outdoor putting greens are ideal for those golf lovers who never tire of improving their short game.
The general store inside lets you pick up any essentials, daily.
The woodworking project room is a fun place to build things and upgrade your skills.
There’s a hobby and horticulture room where you can sink your green thumb into the dirt.
Care, safety, and community
Luxurious amenities are just the start of offerings at Lane’s. There’s a full time recreation director, who can help seniors create custom-tailored programs. There are still many other activities in-house, along with local entertainment, and much more. For all of that, you can also enjoy quiet time in your own suite, and reading or simply chatting with friends in the spacious lounges.
Care available includes a house doctor and a 24-hour nurse call system. There’s medication administration assistance for those who need it. There’s enhanced safety including 24 hour security cameras.
Lane’s is a luxury resort you can call home. What’s more, you’re encouraged to share it with others. “One of the things we set out to do here was to create a place that was inviting for family members as well,” says Blair Lane.” When you hear from both people living here and their families, it’s apparent that they do indeed love life here, feel very welcome, and find themselves thriving anew in the fantastic environment that’s been created here.
Love life at Lane’s
Lane’s Retirement Living is gaining attention in St. John’s as the go-to location for best-in-class senior living. If you have senior loved ones in the area who you feel deserve to live in a beautiful environment built specifically for them, rest assured that Lane’s is not only a game-changer in senior living, it’s also a life-changer for those who live here.
Anne Pottle, 93, fell in love with Lane’s on her tour. “You couldn’t find any better in St. John’s,” she says. “This is a lovely retirement home. Everything is nice. The food is good, and it’s a lovely dining room here.”
Her son Wallace says her health has “improved 100%” since moving in. As with many people whose parents have reached this stage of life, he wanted to give back to his mother, and give her a better life than living alone in her own home. “We always were a close family and we always looked out for each other,” he says. With his mother now at Lane’s, he says, “We don’t have to worry [anymore] because she gets the best of care here.”’
Wendy Harding, the youngest daughter of Lane’s very first resident, Dorothy Harding, agrees that it immediately impressed both of them. Her mom was amazed at what “a beautiful facility” they toured. “The rooms were spacious with big beautiful windows, so [mom] felt [right] at home when she came through. I know that she’s in good hands here.”
Her mother, Dorothy, says, “I love it. I think it’s absolutely fantastic. When someone comes to visit me, I tell them, ‘Just look what I have here.’ I think this definitely is living.” Invite yourself and your loved ones to visit Lane’s and imagine a life that’s better in every respect.