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Reviews of The Lodge at Valley Ridge - Verve Senior Living

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

Our perspective

This lovely community is ideal for a variety of people. The easily accessible golf course is ideal for golf lovers. There's also a ski hill nearby. The community also offers a variety of care to accommodate couples with varying levels of need. Couples where one spouse needs assistance while the other is independent can stay together under one roof.

Central-west Calgary seniors (and family members) looking for a change for the better might find much more than they bargained for. Take all the best things from your current home and move them into a spacious, welcoming community of happy peers. People here live a full life every day, one matched to the person they are at this stage.

This community offers exceptional luxury in a community that is also, in fact, very relaxed. There are many fun activities on the weekly schedule to get people involved and cement friendships. During the winter months, there are indoor activities (the St. Paddy's Day is a hoot!) and lots of outdoor activities in summer, set against the backdrop of the gorgeous exterior greenspace. You can also take part in coffee time, ladies hour, men’s luncheon, happy hour, etc. Staff here make it a goal to focus on the uniqueness of each community member. That apparent in interactions you see here.

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We interviewed families and/or residents via video conference, asking them probing questions about life at The Lodge at Valley Ridge - Verve Senior Living. Get the behind-the-scenes information from those with direct experience.

Marla, daughter of residents

Watch our interview with Marla to learn about the unique experience offered by The Lodge at Valley Ridge.


More of what people say about this community

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Carolyn Hoagland, resident

I have lived at The Lodge at Valley Ridge since June 2019. I highly recommend this Lodge. This Lodge has been keeping us safe from Covid. None here. The staff has been friendly and kind to me on all fronts. Always greeting us with a kind word and a friendly smile. It is immaculately clean. Now about the dining room. The food is so good and we have choices on our daily menu. Eat as much or as little as you wish. We can sit where and with whom we wish. I recommend it to every one who wants to know what it’s like here call to make an appointment to have a tour. you’ll see for yourself. [submitted April 2020]

John Sagi, resident

I am happy to live here, excellent and friendly staff. Clean environment and delicious food.

Bob Hall, resident

The Lodge at Valley Ridge is exceptional and customer service is amazing. You can ask any of the staff for help and they will be right there for you with no complaints. Everyone is friendly and interesting to talk to. It feels like the staff will bend over backwards to help you and it's wonderful. I should have moved here five years earlier.

Ron Tarrant, family member

I have no trouble giving accolades to The Lodge, as for the past four years that I have lived here I have told anyone who cares to listen, that if I have to be anywhere without my wife, this is the place. I lived just across the golf course for 24 years and watched The Lodge being built. I always thought that it enhanced the neighbourhood and made the Valley Ridge Community one that catered from the cradle to the grave. Since I have lived here, I have been treated by management and all the staff with respect, courtesy, and friendliness. Nothing seems too much trouble and I am made to feel completely at home. All aspects of life in the Lodge leaves nothing to be desired, from room cleanliness, nursing assistance, building maintenance and laundry, everything is first class, and the food service, quality and selection leaves absolutely nothing to be desired, and the life enrichment programmes are entertaining and educational as well as being fun. I feel very fortunate to be here.

Margaret Hanna, resident

In 2017, when my husband and I found it necessary to move on and find ourselves a place to call home for the next chapter of our lives, we searched the Internet and came up with several prospects. I made appointments to view some sites, and on the list was the Lodge at Valley Ridge. I remembered having a tour a few years before, with my brother and his wife. We wanted Independent living, and the Lodge hit all the right notes. We arranged a time, toured the two-bedroom suites, and were invited to have lunch. We did so, the food was excellent, the service and servers, more than we could hope for. We returned home, thought it over and made our decision. We chose our home here and would recommend our experience to others.

Susan Williams, resident

I spent 11 days in a respite room at The Lodge at Valley Ridge after my total hip replacement. The Lodge is warm, homely and well taken care of. The room was comfortable and quiet. I was able to focus on my recovery with the help of the hardworking and attentive staff. I am particularly impress with the extensive menu offering delicious wholesome meals... kudos to the chef! The residents are very friendly and inspiring. The experience exceeded my expectations.

Mary Lou, resident

Valley Ridge Lodge has been our home for the past year. We moved here due to some health-related issues, have no regrets for the choice we made as we find all the staff to be very helpful and friendly. All social activities and services are up to our expectations. The ladies in Life Enrichment truly have enriched our lives.

Marian Sayers, resident

Activities offered in our facility cater to every type of person living here, and everyone can find themselves doing something purposeful during the day. I believe that the life enrichment department and the activities that they offer really makes a difference in the well-being of the residents and is what makes this place into a fun and enjoyable place to live. I have lived here for almost 10 years, and it is the staying active and the well-cooked meals by the kitchen that keeps me recommending this place to my old friends and colleagues.
There [really] is something about in-person [exercise] classes that makes a difference to the effectiveness. Exercising, of course, keeps me mobile and lets me enjoy my walks more without any aches and pains, but the part that keeps me going to, and recommending the classes is the social aspect. I have met people in this class that are motivated to keep their aging as graceful as possible, as well I have made friends who are willing to go on walks with me and keep my company because it can get lonely walking by yourself. Also, the people participating in the exercise classes are also the people who attend all other activities provided by The Lodge. This creates a great community and friendship among all the attending residents.

Donna Reid, resident

I’ve been here since October and before the pandemic I really enjoyed the entertainment on Wednesdays and that we had so many different activities to choose from. I like the fact that you don’t have to go to the lab to get your blood check! That’s a huge plus.The staff is very cheerful and happy all the time (during this time its much needed).

Faith, family member

My mom was originally nervous about moving into a retirement home but now she says we should have done this sooner. She's very happy here, and I feel great knowing she is safe and sound. It feels so relaxed here, and the people seem genuinely happy, both staff and residents.

Manny, family member

Excellent staff and a beautiful home!

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