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VRS is driven by a mission to make excellent senior living affordable. That’s manifested in Sunnyside Manor, an intimate, comfortable community with very reasonable fees. It’s a bright, cheerful place to settle into and enjoy life with people your own age, attended to by staff and management with a reputation for responsiveness and considerate care.

Unique features here include the walking track in the inner courtyard and fireplaces in many of the suites. Extra touches like that make your daily life richer. In addition, there’s a library, social lounges, private family dining, and a games room.

Staff are a big part of creating a great environment here. The programming schedule they’ve implemented includes internal activities as varied as tai chi and art classes as well as shopping trips and outings to other interests. Chef-prepared meals here are praised by family and residents for being both healthy and delicious. In the pandemic, staff was credited with keeping residents safe and happy.

You can’t totally appreciate the change you’ll undergo until you move in, but a trial stay here will certainly give you a taste of that. It’s comfortable and just vibrant enough. Perhaps the best recommendation for this place comes from the many family members who will tell you that their parents and loved ones are happy here.

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D. Adams , family member

We recently moved our mother into Sunnyside. From the first tour through to now our experience has been nothing but positive. Management and staff are quick to respond and accommodate our requests/needs Staff makes it a friendly and welcoming environment. The building is clean and has a homelike comfortable vibe. We feel Sunnyside is using an abundance of caution when it comes to health and safety keeping mom safe.
Update: Our mother has now been here over two years now. We have spent much time there, more in common areas than mom’s suite. We’ve gotten to know all the staff and most residents. You can sum Sunnyside up like this. Sunnyside can be your loved one’s residence, or it can become their community, or it can become family. You get out of it what you want to put in. We love being a part of the Sunnyside family. The manager has a real heart for people and her staff has years of experience.

Sisko Martikainen, family member

Mom moved into Sunnyside Manor in November 2019. Shortly after her move, there was a change in management and the noticeable shift that has happened since is quite remarkable. New programs were implemented within the confines of Covid and adjustments were made to make life easier for the residents. Personally this really helped me feel better about mom being there since I live far away and visitation was restricted. Dealing with the shifting restrictions we experienced during 2020 and continue to through 2021, is a testament to the care brought to Sunnyside Manor residents and staff by their management team.

The menu has improved significantly! It’s obvious Chef Louise and the kitchen team really care that the residents have delicious and healthy meals and are introducing new food items to keep things interesting and adventurous. A big change.

I also appreciate the additional information sessions introduced to the residents on healthcare, new food item introductions, insurance, etc. as well as activities (art and tai chi!) to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing. I feel these sessions help with the residents feeling active and engaged in life. I enjoy seeing photos and updates on the activities on their Facebook page every day! I would recommend Sunnyside Manor to anyone looking for a retirement community for their family member! [They've made] mom's life easier.

Meet Thind, senior

I visit a friend here and I must say the quality and care they staff put into the place is amazing. The activities were well planned and the food is really good. Very impressed that the in house chef made food which also caters to dietary restrictions. My friend is very happy here.

Jason Chan, family member

Sunnyside Manor has vastly improved under the change in management [in 2021] as evident by the thriving residents and happier staff! Food has improved immensely as they've introduced fresh produce and improved their menu significantly. You can tell the staff really care about the well being of their residents by providing additional informational sessions and activities to improve their health and fitness. Sunnyside also has close ties to Harmony Health and other healthcare providers in the immediate area to provide those with more complex medical needs with the help they deserve, which is a huge bonus. I would recommend anyone looking for a new home to look at Sunnyside Manor. The team there will take care of all your needs.

Tracy Lauriente, family member

I was inquiring about a place for my father to live and the staff were very friendly and assisted me greatly. I am very excited to have found this home for my dad.

Name withheld for privacy's sake, family member

Our Dear Ol' Dad has been living at Sunnyside Manor for 1 year now. He is very happy there, which makes us very happy! The staff is wonderful. He is treated with grace and dignity. Everyday he goes into great details about the wonderful meals he has. Of course because of these trying times that we are all living under, it is a bit of a worry. Cleanliness is top priority and they do everything possible to keep our Dad safe. Nothing but good things to say about Sunnyside Manor! Thank you very much to all the staff and keep up the good work!

Margrit Elmiger-Isert, senior

A friend of mine could finally move (had to wait a few months because of [COVID] restriction) to Sunnyside Manor in July. Have been dealing with management and staff on various occasions. What a pleasure...they are friendly, accommodating, professional, helpful. I see how patient and kind they are with their residents. They are really working hard on keeping the place safe. The management with their new GM, Sheri Brown, have implemented various new programmes in their activity calendar.

Name withheld for privacy's sake, family member

I had the opportunity to have a tour at Sunnyside, the residents seem to be very happy and it was a incredibly clean environment. The staff had smiles on and were helpful. My Aunt is moving in this month and couldn't be happier. I am so happy they are keeping everyone safe and healthy at Sunnyside! Great work to all the staff.

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