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Reviews of Granville Gardens - Verve Senior Living

Gain exclusive insight into life at Granville Gardens - Verve Senior Living. Comfort Life’s exclusive reviews and videos give you insider information from residents and their families.

Our perspective

The best thing about Granville Gardens is the care you'll find here. Having regular, chef-prepared meals offered daily is just the start of the life enhancement you'll take part in here. The group activities – including games, exercise, outings and in-house entertainment make life as sociable as you want it. There's round the clock watchful security provided by professional staff. Staff has been characterized by one family member as "a wonderful, caring group who [has] patiently held our hands" through the decision process.

This is another exceptional senior care community from Verve Senior Living, a company that brings more than 40 years' experience to every property they offer. Granville Gardens exhibits their penchant for creating a variety of welcoming spaces throughout the community. We particularly love the main foyer, which is spacious and immediately presents different settings where you can take a quiet moment by yourself and look forward to times in the future when you will sit with friends to enjoy a chat. There's a capacious dining room with tables spread generously around the room, featuring daffodil-coloured carpeting. Seniors' rooms are bright, spacious and comfortable.

What people love about life at Granville Gardens is the many different spaces available to pamper yourself in different ways. There are spaces where you can indulge in art, another room where you can do chair yoga or work on a jigsaw puzzle (by yourself or with a partner), quiet spots to have a chat or read by yourself, and many daily activities … You can really create a complete life, a new life, within the walls of Granville Gardens. Of course, outside there's so much more to do, including neighbourhood strolls with the walking club, shopping, restaurants and lovely Kerrisdale parkland.

The great thing about this new life, of course, is that you don't have to do your own cooking or housecleaning, and there are always people standing by to offer your assistance or care … whatever you need. For those who have worked hard for themselves all their lives, it can be hard to accept a helping hand, but once you get used to it (and admit that maybe you deserve it), there is nothing like the life you will find at Granville Gardens.

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Denise Foster, daughter of resident

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Stella Lee, senior

Leigh Carriere, the community relations manager, gave us a tour of the place, and she was highly professional in her presentation, great to talk to, and answered all our questions most helpfully! It is a beautiful, new facility in a lovely residential neighborhood. The other staff seemed attentive and friendly too. Definitely worth considering for anyone needing a retirement home.

Beau Howes, family member

I researched a number of retirement residences in and around Vancouver prior to my Dad’s arrival from New Brunswick in the fall of 2022. Granville Gardens stood out for its friendly and caring management and staff, contemporary and clean facilities, and the top calibre meal, social and fitness programs. Since he moved in, Granville Gardens has delivered beyond our high expectations. Thank you to the management and staff!

Kate Castelo, family member

We give Granville Gardens A+ for effort, kindness and care for people. The Community Relations Manager, Leigh Carriere was the epitome of grace, respect and openness as she toured my father and me around the beautiful building and grounds. Leigh was genuine and down to earth. There is no high pressure sales. She took the time to get to know my father's needs and was transparent about everything. This is a people-centred place!

Witty Lau, family member

We've recently moved my grandmother to Granville Gardens, as it was time for her to not be living by herself anymore. It is such a nice community here - the meals are delicious and offers a great variety, there are plenty of activities for my grandmother to join if she wants to, the other residents seem friendly and she seemed to have made some friends already, there are nice outside areas that are safe, and most importantly, the staff are friendly and attentive. We don't have to worry about her not eating enough or just sitting around alone all day, and best of all, Granville Gardens doesn't seem like an old person's home. This is the best decision we all could have made for her.

Penny Bailey, family member

Granville Gardens has changed our family life! Udo and his staff have made my brother feel at home for almost a year now. He is well cared for and much more confident and happy. He is able to commute easily to work and comes home to a nice dinner. He loves movie nights and talking with the friendly staff and fellow residents.

Denise Foster, family member

My mom has been living at Granville Gardens for just over a year. It is a perfect new home for her. The staff are wonderful and they have done a fantastic job over the course of the pandemic. We wondered if she would cope here with her dementia, but my mom has thrived here. She has made new friends and has embraced the activities here. She has been more active in the last year than she was in previous few years prior to moving in. In her words: "I love it here!".
[Dec 2020]

Joanne Carlton, family member

My mom has lived here for 2 1/2 years. She has faced many adjustments, her husband of 70 years passed away, COVID lockdown, and living alone for the first time in her life. Granville Gardens made her feel important and loved. The staff go above [and beyond] to make her feel loved and valued. Eating with her friends is her highlight of the day. She joins activities and has made new friends. Change is never easy, imagine doing it at 100. [Granville Gardens] makes the transition a positive one. [Jan 2021]

Cindy Ricketts, family member

Granville Gardens welcomed my sister into this home like she was royalty.  She was treated with the most loving and caring treatment by all staff.  [She] was very sick, and everyone went above and beyond to ensure she was comfortable.  I cannot rave enough about how much [they] accommodated our family and the kindness that they showed to all of us.  My sister's memories of Granville Gardens and our family are, that the people that work [here] are very special, and they truly care for the residents.  I met many of the residents, and they are all friendly and happy [here]. Thank you Granville Gardens for making the last few months of my sisters life special.

Kath, family member

Our mom recently moved to Granville Gardens ... [From] the first day, it felt like home.

Donna, family member

It's a beautiful and spotless [brand new] home ... [we're] very comforted with the fact that mom will have the best care possible.

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