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Setting is such a big part of how you feel every day. For many seniors, this is the reason they choose to remain in their own home, but a move to a place like Berwick Qualicum Beach, as attested by people who live there, could be an improvement on every level. It’s a simply wonderful place, built with the needs of today’s seniors in mind.
Qualicum Beach is one of several Berwick locations across Vancouver Island with close proximity to the scenery and beauty of the Strait of Georgia. The location alone is ideal (including that Mediterranean climate), but Berwick merely chooses these locations as a setting for their uniquely excellent lifestyle and care. For starters—and this is major—everything is done for you here: housekeeping, laundry, all bills covered, etc. Add to that, you’re surrounded by caring staff 24 hours a day, looking out for your interests. Thirdly, the meals here are wonderful. You dine in style daily, eating delicious meals. There’s also outdoor dining, a bistro, and the On-the-Go station.
Staff in this community presents and works with all of these amenities, with an attitude of service. They clearly enjoy helping and working with the people in their care. When you and your fellow residents are treated with this attitude of humble caring, it brings out the best in everyone. You’ll find that those around you are friendly, considerate, and happy. In these pleasant surroundings, you’ll thrive, and discover a renewed interest in life. That’ll be even easier, thanks to the list of things to do both within and outside of the community. When people move here, they discover that they enjoy being more active because more people around them are. It’s just another facet of life in a place like this.
We asked Berwick Qualicum Beach to answer the following questions:
Who are you as a community?
The Arts and Crafts design and décor of Berwick Qualicum Beach is the perfect place to call home. Berwick is a second generation, family-run independent living community with a stellar reputation. Berwick Qualicum Beach is conveniently located within walking distance of many of the Town’s amenities including the library, post office, seniors centre, shops and cafes and only a few blocks from a golf course. Our unparalleled standard of living delivers all of the comforts of home with the added benefit of our health and wellness programs. Simply live and enjoy
your best life here with us.
The Arts and Crafts design and décor of Berwick Qualicum Beach is the perfect place to call home. Berwick is a second generation, family-run independent living community with a stellar reputation.
Berwick Qualicum Beach is conveniently located within walking distance of many of the Town’s amenities including the library, post office, seniors centre, shops and cafes and only a few blocks from a golf course. Our unparalleled standard of living delivers all of the comforts of home with the added benefit of our health and wellness programs. Simply live and enjoy
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 Qualicum Beach has not responded to this question yet.
Name withheld for privacy's sake, family member
"There is a real sense of ongoing independence here. Some places talk about it, but it’s really happening here. My parents have choices, they can live their own lives, but have the help that they want."
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"Attention to detail. Fantastic staff. Such a beautiful building with amazing food everyday."
Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,755
At Berwick Qualicum Beach, 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 $3,755
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||350 - 550||$3,760 (Rent)||+$700 per month||
|1-bed||500 - 620||$4,345 (Rent)||+$700 per month||
|2-bed||760 - 960||$5,210 (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 Qualicum Beach. 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 : Bistro: (daytime), Table service, Tray service in suite (included)
Seating type : Open seating
Special diets : Ethnic, Gluten Free, Low sodium, Vegetarian
Residence Amenities & Services
The amenities at Berwick Qualicum Beach 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 Qualicum Beach, I invite you and your family to visit us in Qualicum and to call on us for support and resources during this time of change. I am privileged to be part of this beautiful, oceanside community 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.Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.
Test Drive the Lifestyle - Short Term Stays at Berwick
by Berwick Qualicum Beach
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by Berwick Qualicum Beach
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by Berwick Qualicum Beach
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When you choose to live at Berwick Qualicum Beach your home is in the heart of a beautiful neighbourhood with access to banking, shops and services – all just a short walk away. Public transit can offer convenient access to the Ravensong Aquatic Centre, the Lawn Bowling Club as well as neighbourhood parks and churches. Whether you decide to walk, ride or take advantage of our Berwick About Town (BAT) Mobile car service, you’ll be within easy reach of all the shops and services you want and enjoy.
Berwick Qualicum Beach is located at 120 First Ave W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, V9K 0B4.
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