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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Berwick On The Park 

60 Whiteshield Crescent, South Kamloops, British Columbia, V2E 2S9
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New renovation opened Feb, 2023

Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available
Cost (from):
$3,200
Suites:
147 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see Berwick On The Park

Berwick is the name behind some of BC’s most spectacular retirement home locations, and Berwick on the Park is no exception. Located on a hilltop overlooking Kamloops and the Thompson River, the beauty of the location alone is striking, but it’s really just the starting point for a community that impresses on every level. Seniors find a place to thrive here, surrounded by like-minded peers in a setting that caters to their every need.

This community is focused on simplifying your life, through services like housekeeping and daily fine dining. Beautiful throughout—the panoramic windowing on the main lounge particularly striking—this is a place that inspires joy. Noteworthy amenities here include the Berwick Theatre and the dining room with a 2nd floor mezzanine.

The location attracts a “lively bunch,” and the social life here is often downright festive. Independent seniors seem to celebrate life here, where every day is focused on living life to the fullest, with fun activities including everything from games (active and seated), to painting classes, to live entertainment, and much more. There are enjoyable outings to local places, but simply relaxing outside together is its own joy, thanks to the panoramic scenery. For those who need assistance, care comes at the hands of personal support workers here who clearly enjoy working with the seniors.

Community’s Perspective

How Berwick On The Park sees itself

Who are you as a community?

At Berwick On the Park in Kamloops, with its panoramic mountain and valley views and our high standard of elegance, you’ll feel like you’re actually on top of the world. Impeccably manicured gardens, walking paths, gazebos, ponds and recreation features offer limitless options for fun and relaxation. Inside, the high-quality décor and plentiful amenities ensure you’ll enjoy an unparalleled standard of living.

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?

- The average tenure of the management team at Berwick on the Park is 10.6 years
- Berwick on the Park is the only Berwick community that boasts a saltwater reef tank! Our tank is equipped with hard and soft coral, a wide selection of sea anemone and fish such as regal blue, yellow and red sea tang, clownfish, and sea urchins.
- Our community is equipped with panoramic, unobstructed views of the North and South Thompson River as well as Mount Peter and Paul.
- Our back garden, with a trickling waterfall that flows into a pond, is often referred to as Berwick’s Hidden Gem
- We opened it’s doors, September 23rd, 2002. We still have an original staff member here that works in our kitchen, 21 years later!

Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Berwick On The Park

What residents and their loved ones say about Berwick On The Park in reviews.

Mateo Martinez, family member

"My grandma [lived] here 6 or 7 years before she [passed away] at the age of 91. The staff there was really good to her. I remember as a kid I would look at the fish tank in the lobby for hours on end, it was truly a special spot for me. The room that my grandma got was really nice compared to her old apartment. They have a bunch of activities for the seniors to participate in such as bingo. My grandma met some friends there who were all super nice and funny. I miss my grandma a lot but I’m gla..."

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,200

At Berwick on the Park, 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 opportunities 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 on the Park, your all-inclusive interior 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.

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,200

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.

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 477 $3,200 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
1-bed 596 - 748 $3,375 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
1-bed + den 829 $4,275 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
2-bed 805 - 852 $4,300 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,200
  • Size: 477sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,375
  • Size: 596sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,275
  • Size: 829sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,300
  • Size: 805sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

Dining

We never underestimate the importance of delicious meals created with fresh and nutritious ingredients, beautifully prepared and served. Choice is everything — our Red Seal chefs create varied menus that will tempt your taste buds, delight your senses and provide optimum nutrition. Whenever possible, 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 flavorful 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 variety for all tastes. We can easily accommodate your schedule of activities and daily fluctuations to your appetite with our flexible dining options. So, whether you choose to enjoy our full table service in the bright dining room or sample tastings in our monthly pop-up cooking demonstrations; our flexible meal options are designed to suit you.

Meal service : Bistro: (daytime), Pub, Table service, Tray service in suite (included)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Ethnic, Gluten Free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Billiards
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Movie theatre
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

The amenities at Berwick on the Park are extensive to say the least. Our priority has always been to create an environment that encourages active living, engagement and a sense of community. With Berwick on the Park, we’ve achieved and exceeded our vision.

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Theatre
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Bev Graham

On behalf the entire team at Berwick on the Park, I invite you and your family to visit us for a tour and to call on us for support and resources during this time of change. I am privileged to be part of this magnificent hillside community in Kamloops, 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.” 

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Personal Support Workers

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available

Move-in requirements

• Personal Interview

COVID-19 Information

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.

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

With its panoramic views of the Thompson River Valley, you will feel on top of the world in your home at Berwick on the Park. This lively BC community has so much to offer, whether you are a sports fan, love live theatre or just enjoy soaking up the hillside and river scenery. With a bustling downtown centre of unique shops and restaurants and a meandering riverside park along the shore of the mighty Thompson River, your home at Berwick on the Park is within easy reach of Summit Shopping Centre and Aberdeen Mall where you will have access to shops, banking and services. Have some fun at Cascades Casino, get up close to some of the animals at BC’s Wildlife Park or soak up some sunshine and fresh air on the many walking trails in our neighbouring parks. You will soon feel right at home at Berwick on the Park where you will be given a warm welcome by your new friends, neighbours and staff. Here you will find hospitality that nurtures you in body, mind and spirit. Let the magnificent views of Kamloops soothe your soul and delight your senses when you call Berwick on the Park home.

Berwick On The Park is located at 60 Whiteshield Crescent, South Kamloops, British Columbia, V2E 2S9.


What's nearby:

Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops Library
Royal Inland Hospital
Memorial Arena
Aberdeen Mall
Columbia Square Shopping Centre
Sagebrush Theatre
Cascades Casino

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