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Berwick offers spectacular locations across Vancouver Island, and Comox Valley is one more example. As with Parksville and other interior coastal locations, the climate here, coupled with the beauty of the area make this a very desirable place to live. Within that context, Berwick Comox Valley is itself a retirement destination, with superior features and amenities, a lively schedule of activities, and the tight-knit community that's found a home here.
Berwick Comox Valley lays the foundation for a positive, supportive community through the architecture and interior design as well as the location. Berwick understands that it’s difficult for people to leave behind their familiar home and neighbourhood, and with that in mind, they construct places that are superior in every way, to living in a family home.
For starters, the interiors here are replete with beautiful wood and stone. It’s a setting that encourages pleasant conversations, and you’ll often find people gathered in circles in the lounges, the pub, etc. The environment infuses people with good cheer. Other notable amenities include the rooftop lounge and the Berwick Theatre, an onsite movie house.
The community created by seniors and staff here is warm, friendly, and welcoming. The staff focuses on service first in their relations with residents. Live in a community like this, and you’ll find yourself revitalized.
We asked Berwick Comox Valley to answer the following questions:
Who are you as a community?
Berwick Comox Valley offers a resort-style retirement residence in a convenient downtown setting. This is West Coast living at its finest, truly affordable luxury—from carefully tended gardens and picturesque ponds outside, to the rooftop Lighthouse Lounge and a greenhouse with wonderful views of the waterfront inside. The options for relaxation and fun are limitless, so you can truly enjoy your active, independent lifestyle to the fullest. Come live on Vancouver Island with us in one of the most sought-after communities.
What do you do differently or uniquely well?
Berwick offers a resort-style lifestyle in unparalleled locations throughout British Columbia. it's inspired senior living designed to empower independent seniors to thrive, stay active and engaged. Our resort-style amenities and services enable residents to age on their own terms. With multiple dining venues from restaurant-style dining rooms, a grab n' go Bistro and traditional English pubs offering seasonal menus and local wines, fitness centres with state-of-the-art equipment, many thoughtfully designed multipurpose spaces for more opportunities to engage with others or pursue interests on your own time, expansive suites with kitchenettes, and a robust wellness program all designed to help you maintain your independence.
What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?
As advocates for seniors, we believe that by learning about their lives and interests, and helping them articulate their needs and wants, we can truly facilitate the transition from a situation that is not quite working anymore, whether to our community or elsewhere. In the event that one of these amazing people decides to call Berwick their home, we are then able to welcome them in a way that says, “This is home.”
What might residents find surprising about your community?
We are proud to be locally-owned and operated by father and son, Gordon and Chris Denford. From the opening of our very first retirement community, the Denford’s realized the importance of creating a warm and welcoming community that put the needs of our residents first. Gordon and Chris are actively involved in the development and operation of each unique location and their philosophy of accessible, approachable and effective listening allows Berwick to adapt quickly to the residents’ changing needs. Their openness and commitment to our residents can be felt in every aspect of life at all our Berwick’s.
What five facts about your community should people know?
Berwick Comox Valley has not responded to this question yet.
E. Mehlhar, family member
"My mother lives here and it appears very friendly and warm. Very clean and well managed in my humble opinion."
Name withheld for privacy's sake, resident
"This staff here is just fabulous. Fabulous. If there is a heaven on the planet, then I’m sitting in it. I tell people that are visiting or touring here, ‘If you join us, you’ll never regret it. Just as an example: we are having family here for a family celebration and we were looking at the wine list, and [a staff member] said ‘Mr. Denford suggests that you try this wine – it’s his favourite, and if you like that, you can have it for the same price as the next one we were going to go..."
Name withheld for privacy's sake, resident
"The big thing here is the staff. The waiters and waitresses – they are so good with elderly people. They are so patient. The staff are so marvelous. It’s not like you are institutional, they are so warm with you. You’re not a number sitting at a table at all. It’s just not like that here."
Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $2,850
At Berwick Comox Valley, we are constantly looking to redefine what active aging means for our residents. We respect your independence and will always provide the highest standard of professional service, delivered in a warm and friendly manner, to ensure you feel right at home. Our Independent Living offers an escape from the day-to-day chores of running a home, preparing meals and keeping up with housekeeping. Our extended recreational sports and extensive health and wellness programs provide endless opportunties to engage as little or as much as you choose. Take up a new sport, channel your inner artist, build new friendships or discover a new passion. When you choose Berwick by the Sea, your all-inclusive seaside lifestyle includes your suite complete with heat, hydro, air-conditioning and classic cable TV and Internet. You will enjoy three delicious chef-prepared meals and snacks daily, weekly housekeeping and linen service to keep your home sparkling, full access to our active living programs, access to our transportation services including the Berwick Bus and Berwick Around Town (BAT) car, and our 24/7 emergency pendant monitoring ensures that you have security and support around the clock if you need it. Enhanced Living Services are here to help when you need some extra support to maintain your independence. We will work with you to schedule additional services, as and when you need them, to ensure that you remain independent and able to enjoy life to the fullest.
Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $2,850
Enhanced Living Services are here to help when you need some extra support to maintain your independence. We will work with you to schedule additional services, as and when you need them, to ensure that you remain independent and able to enjoy life to the fullest.
|Studio||406 - 462||$2,850 (Rent)||+$700 per month||
|1-bed||599 - 682||$3,705 (Rent)||+$700 per month||
|1-bed + den||782 - 955||$4,375 (Rent)||+$700 per month||
|2-bed||800 - 1021||$4,375 (Rent)||+$700 per month||
We never underestimate the importance of delicious meals created with fresh, local ingredients, beautifully prepared and served. Our Red Seal chefs create menus that will not only tempt your taste buds and delight your senses but are also designed to provide optimum nutrition. At Berwick, we believe in supporting our local bakers and farmers to ensure that our meals are prepared with the highest quality local ingredients available. Our five different lunch and dinner meal options include flavourful homemade soups, fresh-baked bread, artfully seasoned entrées, delectable desserts and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are designed to provide lots of choices for all tastes. We know that you may prefer to eat a little differently each day to accommodate your schedule of activities and daily fluctuations to your appetite. That is why you will find no assigned seating at Berwick Comox Valley. Whether you choose to enjoy our full table service in the elegant dining room or informal self-serve in the bistro with its own unique menu, our flexible meal options are designed to accommodate you. Host a family affair or special occasion in our beautifully appointed private dining room. We never underestimate the importance of food service and dining options; that is The Berwick Way.
Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (daytime), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)
Seating type : Open seating
Special diets : Ethnic, Gluten Free, Low sodium, Vegetarian
Residence Amenities & Services
The amenities at Berwick by the Sea have been designed with you in mind. We have created unique rooms and spaces for you to enjoy alone or with friends. Whether you are seeking some peace and quiet or an energetic activity to put a smile on your face, our common areas are yours to enjoy.
Programs & Activities
On behalf of our entire team at Berwick Comox Valley, I invite you and your family to visit us in Comox Valley and to call on us for support and resources during this time of change. I am privileged to be part of this beautiful downtown Comox residence and hope to make your visit enjoyable and meaningful. As advocates and counselors for seniors, we believe that by learning about their lives and interests, and helping them articulate their needs and wants, we can truly facilitate the transition from a situation that is not quite working anymore, whether to our community or elsewhere. In the event that one of these amazing people decides to call Berwick their home, we are then able to welcome them in a way that says, “This is home.”
|Medical and other support staff|
|Personal Support Workers|
|Foot care specialist||visiting 1x/month|
Care options available:
Berwick is absolutely committed to the safety of all residents and employees and monitors the COVID-19 situation with vigilance. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure our entire team is well-trained and has been proactively implementing provincial government health-and-safety protocols, while also providing both health and social supports to the residents and employees of Berwick. To keep our communities COVID-19 free, no stone has been left unturned. We have multiple layers of safety protocols and infrastructure in place to protect seniors and employees including enhanced and increased sanitization stations, mandatory face masks for employees, active pre-screening for visitors, amenities retrofitted with plexiglass barriers where appropriate. Berwick remains committed to creating safe, vibrant, independent, and healthy communities for residents.
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Nestled in the heart of a vibrant seaside community, your home at Berwick Comox Valley is just steps away from all that Comox has to offer. This warm and welcoming residence that is known for its hospitality and relaxed environment offers you a lifestyle and location that is second to none. Within walking distance you will find unique boutiques, shops, restaurants, the library, seniors’ centre, banking, medical and dental services, parks, beaches and a marina. Don’t wish to drive? There is reliable and accessible public transport that can take you quickly and easily to the neighbouring Comox Valley communities of Courtenay and Cumberland where you can explore additional shopping, theatre, art galleries, parks and museums. Join us and be part of this vibrant community. You will be surrounded by people who care about you and you will be able to participate in a life that is filled with fun and laughter and nurtures you in body, mind and spirit. Invite your family and friends to visit; they will be warmly welcomed and invited to share in your life at Berwick Comox Valley.
Berwick Comox Valley is located at 1700 Comox Avenue, Comox, British Columbia, V9M 4H4.
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