What to expect:
Some things you might expect from your rental residence include:
- A social atmosphere where you will live amongst like-minded individuals
- Plenty of opportunities for exercise, including tennis courts, fitness centers, squash courts, shuffleboard facilities, golf courses and ping pong
- Games, gardening, communal activities
- Scheduled transportation and a concierge
- Party rooms for times you want to entertain
Ernie is one senior renter in a B.C. retirement home, who particularly enjoys his fitness classes. "Before I moved into this retirement home, I hadn't been to a gym in at least ten years," he says. "Now, I've joined a fitness class with a wonderful instructor who has helped me lose weight and get in better shape. Fitness helped make the transition from my old home to this retirement home so much easier."
Seniors in British Columbia prefer renting which foregoes the hassles of home ownership. Retirement community rentals cover room and board, maintenance (that might include light housekeeping), multiple services, and use of the residence’s amenities. In addition, renting provides extra protection and rights through the B.C. Residential Tenancy Act (RTA). The RTA is a very tenant-friendly piece of legislation that makes rentals quite attractive.
The B.C. Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre offers advice and resources for renters in BC, covering senior rentals as well. British Columbia's retirement homes must also adhere to stringent provincial guidelines. Many of the province's senior communities are also members of the B.C. Seniors Living Association (BCSLA). BCSLA member homes join voluntary in an effort to learn about and offer renters the most innovative and effective services. Members of the BCSLA are known to exceed provincially mandated standards.
Industry experts suggest that after you sign a lease, you should also purchase rental insurance. It is relatively inexpensive and protects you from any emergencies that may occur in your unit.
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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.
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V5Y2J4
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2J4
Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.
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.
600 Fairways Place, Cobble Hill,
British Columbia, V0R1L1
Arbutus Ridge is a 50 + seaside community located minutes from Victoria via a beautiful drive over the Malahat. There are 646 homes distributed over a park like 150 acres interlinked with the Arbutus Ridge Golf Course.
280 Government Street, Duncan,
British Columbia, V9L 0B5
At Sherwood House we offer active adult and independent retirement living, pet friendly, featuring delicious homemade meals, daily activities, weekly housekeeping in a secure environment in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island
1575 George St, White Rock,
British Columbia, V4B 0B6
At Oceana PARC, our residents thrive with access to physical and mental fitness programming, social activities, chef-prepared meals, transportation and more. Come discover why life is better at our new residence.
3630 Brown rd, west kelowna,
British Columbia, V4T7Y9
The Heritage Retirement Residence encompasses an active living & entertaining lifestyle with supportive & assisted living measures, Our highly skilled registered health care team will provide assistance when you need it.
649 8th Avenue, New Westminster,
British Columbia, V3M 2R2
Thornebridge Gardens is one of New Westminster’s finest retirement residences, providing luxurious, worry-free surroundings with life enriching services that inspire healthy senior living. Many options are available!
4088 Blundell Road, Richmond,
British Columbia, V7C 5V1
Like a condominium, you furnish your suite with the comforts from your home, including pets. At Gilmore Gardens, it's the people, residents and staff alike, that make this independent senior living community so special.
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.
3235 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton,
British Columbia, V2A 6G5
The Concorde has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with comfortable dining & excellent views of the mountains, along with extensive program activities; The Concorde is perfect for an active living & entertaining lifestyle.
725 - 22nd Street, West Vancouver,
British Columbia, V7V 0B3
Westerleigh PARC offers refined retirement living in one of West Vancouver's most sought after addresses. Studio, 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.
3920 198th Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V3A 1C8
We believe that the desire to achieve well-being, purpose and fulfillment does not diminish with a dementia diagnosis. We focus on the possibilities of each Villager with support to live life with laughter, love and joy.
867 KLO Road, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1Y 9G5
Living at Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence means you have choices & can customize the services you need, as you need them. We offer three lifestyle opportunities; supportive living, assisted living & complex care.
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.
7051 Moffat Road, Richmond,
British Columbia, V6Y 3W2
Courtyard Gardens offers an enriching community, with quality staff & friendly & caring environment. 107 Private & Subsidized suites in Assisted Living, 31 Private Pay Extended Care studio suites & 1 Respite Suite.
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.
13751 - 74th Avenue, Surrey,
British Columbia, V3W 1A8
Welcome to Arbourside Court, a retirement home in the heart of Surrey, BC. Proudly serving our senior residents since 2001. Many activities to enjoy and new friendships to be made, we are always bustling with laughter.
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.
1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6M 0B3
Located in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood, Granville Gardens offers residents the opportunity to stay active and live in a well-appointed urban community, surrounded by shopping centres, parks, community centres.
917 Avrill Road, Victoria,
British Columbia, V9B 0T2
Cherish brings a new approach to senior living that has been called innovative and the way of the future. Our Independent Living rental suites and condominiums provide choices for estate preservation and peace of mind.
4108 Norfolk Street, Burnaby,
British Columbia, V5G 0B4
45555 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 1P3
9168 Corbould Street, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 8A1
32679 - 6th Ave., Mission,
British Columbia, V2V 1Y8
1222 King George Blvd., Surrey,
British Columbia, V4A 9W6
1831 Parkview Crescent, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1X 7G7
8888-202 Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V1M 4A7
12275-224th Street, Maple Ridge,
British Columbia, V2X 6H5
13853 102nd Ave, Surrey,
British Columbia, V3T 5P6
1789 Primrose Court, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V1S 0B7
32331 - 7th Ave., Mission,
British Columbia, V2V 6T7
45650 Patten Avenue, Chilliwack,
British Columbia, V2P 1S4
628 Tranquille Road, Kamloops,
British Columbia, V2B 3H6
150 W. 29th Street, North Vancouver,
British Columbia, V7N 0A1
6676 203rd Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V2Y 2Z1