Origin at Longwood Reviews

6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6T1


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The heartfelt vision behind Origin communities—rooted in the respect that owner Neil Prashad had for his grandparents and parents growing up—is manifest in the generous amenities, gracious staff, and pleasant setting of Origin at Longwood. It’s an admirable instance of senior living at its very finest. Everything you need, and so much you might never have imagined possible is found here.


The tree-lined drive into the property is a pleasure in itself, secluded from Oliver Road. The building is a strikingly modern combination of woodgrain and stone, both inside and out. That elegant setting hints at the quality of care and lifestyle you’ll find here. You’ll feel like you’re living at one of the very finest, most luxurious resorts you’ve ever been to.

Staff are not only present with seniors but they’re actively engaged, listening to those in their care, and you can see that they enjoy being with older people. You can also tell that people in this community make life great for each other, enjoying each other’s company in the shared lounges, the swimming pool, or dining hall. To us, it looks like a life-changer.

  • Independent living
  • Assisted living
  • Long-term care
  • Dementia/Memory care

  •   $3,150 per month

  •   176 suites

What people say about Origin at Longwood


My husband and I came to Origin a year ago. We liked the availability of different suite styles and prices. We appreciate the service from friendly staff, the availability of shuttle service for medical and mall trips and the variety of activities and events. We find the food healthy, nutritious and enjoyable and have found many new friends to share meals with. We have been impressed by consistent, sensible and effective measures to prevent the spread of viruses.
—Angela Harvey, resident

Our mother was needing a care model that provided occasional supports, meals and basic housekeeping service. She was living in her own community based condominium and was getting some of this support. She transitioned to living in Origin at Longwood, The Origin at Home Program and the awareness of the staff to support our mom in this difficult transition could not have been better. Our mom has very limited vision and she had experienced some challenging health concerns that made this move nec
—Steve Beerman, family member

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Google review (Oct 2021)

Our mother was needing a care model that provided occasional supports, meals and basic housekeeping service. She was living in her own community based condominium and was getting some of this support. She transitioned to living in Origin at Longwood, The Origin at Home Program and the awareness of the staff to support our mom in this difficult transition could not have been better.

Our mom has very limited vision and she had experienced some challenging health concerns that made this move necessary. The staff were made aware of the family concerns and mom's needs. The staff at Origin at Longwood exceeded our expectations. They were very welcoming and allowed our mom to overcome her anxiety about this transition in living. Her needs are bring met in a most supportive and pleasant manner. It will soon be 4 months of living in Origin at Longwood and mom and all of our family are pleased with the facility, the staff support and the attitude of supportive assistance without anxiety or stresses.

Our mom has regained her independence and has progressed from needing minor supports multiple times per day to only needing guiding assistance for outside walking. This is provided with joy and is really valued by our mom.
—Steve Beerman, family member

My mother moved into Origin a year ago. It was the best move we ever made. It is a beautiful building with many activities to keep you busy or relax in the lounge, library or spa. I can’t say enough about the staff who are all so friendly and caring. I never have to worry knowing my mother is well looked after.
—Pauline Howell, family member

This last 15 months or so have been very trying, but through it all we have been safe. No resident or staff contacted COVID 19. We were well looked after, including healthy food, great activities [that included] 9 classes of exercise, painting, games and every safety measures requested by the B.C. Govt. We are so appreciative to all our staff. They were all so kind and helpful every day, every hour while on duty. We have been so lucky to have spent the pandemic in a beautiful and safe place like
—Penny McClung, resident

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Happy despite the pandemic

This last 15 months or so have been very trying, but through it all we have been safe. No resident or staff contacted COVID 19. We were well looked after, including healthy food, great activities [that included] 9 classes of exercise, painting, games and every safety measures requested by the B.C. Govt. We are so appreciative to all our staff. They were all so kind and helpful every day, every hour while on duty. We have been so lucky to have spent the pandemic in a beautiful and safe place like Origin at Longwood. [posted to Google Reviews, August 2021]
—Penny McClung, resident

It's an absolutely amazing facility. The philosophy of Origin is keeping seniors engaged and healthy and the staff do just that very well. The staff are helpful and always friendly. My mother resides [here] and couldn't be happier. She loves the food, the gym and swimming pool and all the other great activities!!!
—Zip W., family member

I really enjoy our three hours a week chair exercises. The group activity has really helped my back. It’s helped my shoulders. The daily exercise helps me greatly.
—Hank, resident

I have more than enough friends and more than enough things to do. It’s been a total life change for me. It’s a wonderful place to live. If you want to swim or exercise it’s all here for you. If people came in here when they’re 55, they’re young enough to enjoy it. If people came in here earlier, not when you’re in your late 80’s or 90’s. Come when you’re younger, there is so much to enjoy here and so much to do here. Moving here when we did has extended our life. We are going
—Penny, resident

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Come when you're young enough to enjoy it!

I have more than enough friends and more than enough things to do. It’s been a total life change for me. It’s a wonderful place to live. If you want to swim or exercise it’s all here for you. If people came in here when they’re 55, they’re young enough to enjoy it. If people came in here earlier, not when you’re in your late 80’s or 90’s. Come when you’re younger, there is so much to enjoy here and so much to do here. Moving here when we did has extended our life. We are going to live longer, healthier, and much better, living in Origin.
—Penny, resident

More about this community

  • With a full continuum of care available here, that means that you'll never have to move if care needs change, and couples can remain together, despite varying care requirements.
  • The long list of amenities also includes a movie theatre, library, hairdresser, community garden, and the list goes on. You truly need not go anywhere, to have a wonderful day.
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