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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Mulberry PARC 

7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Guest stays available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
$3,280
Suites:
146 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see Mulberry PARC

For all of the features onsite, people make Mulberry PARC great. It bills itself as "a welcoming community," and that's truly a focus. The knitting group is just one example of a friendship circle (a "great group of ladies," says one member) within the larger community. Ideal for families from Burnaby and New Westminster, and for seniors who want to be closer to family here, it's a spectacular retirement home experience. People who move here get a fresh perspective on life thanks to the many possibilities in activities and amenities. Seniors thrive together here.

PARC creates numerous excellent retirement communities throughout the Greater Vancouver area, and Mulberry is a fine example of their work in a prime suburban location. Interior amenities include a fireplace lounge, library and billiards room, along with a spa. You'll love the spacious patio on the outdoor terrace, ideal for summer visits with family, to play chess with the giant chess set, or to just sit out and bask in the sunshine. Suites feature spectacular views of the city and include spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers and other modern features.

All of this comes together to create an experience that both families and senior residents liken to a cruise ship without the waves. There's a lot to do, all of it in an atmosphere we'll call festive. Mulberry PARC brings to life all the best elements of contemporary senior living.

Community’s Perspective

How Mulberry PARC sees itself

Who are you as a community?

At Mulberry PARC, we’ve paired luxurious suites with modern home comforts, and close-knit locales with fun communal spaces. It’s a comfortable, connected and vibrant place to live, with everything you need at your fingertips. You’ll catch the vibe the moment you walk through the door. Located on Acorn Avenue in Burnaby across from HighGate Village Mall, Mulberry PARC provides easy access to shops and services, transit, Edmonds Seniors Centre, Eastburn Community Centre, library, parks, medical facilities, churches and banks.

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

The PARC Active Living™ program helps our residents stay healthy and self-reliant longer. It’s easy, fun, inspiring and soulful – enriching the body and the mind through four pillars of wellness: physical fitness, social pursuits, emotional health and nutritious meals. Our transportation services and safety measures round out the offering, keeping residents mobile, confident and independent as long as possible.

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Reviews of Mulberry PARC

What residents and their loved ones say about Mulberry PARC in reviews.

Stefania, family member

"The staff makes the difference ! I am so thankful the way they care for my mother. They go way beyond my expectations. They really care for their residents. The food is amazing and the facility is keep immaculate. "

Barbara Gillies, family member

"Outstanding staff, food, services, social gatherings and location. My father moved in 2014 and I have been volunteering there since. They are consistent in their delivery of care to their residents. I highly recommend this retirement living facility. "

Michelle L., family member

"The staff are all so incredibly nice and professional. We moved our Dad in 2 weeks ago and from the moment we walked in they knew who he was and the move (especially during the pandemic) was quick and efficient. After a few days our Dad said that whenever he came down for his meals they all would say hi and knew his name - we are so thankful to all the Staff at Mulberry they truly do care and do look after their residents. 3 cheers to them! "

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,280

Our health and wellness programs, resources and support are all available to you and will further enhance your health and happiness here. Our exclusive Independent Living+ program is offered at no additional charge and is specifically designed to support you with your health and wellness, increase your mental and physical fitness, and keep you socially connected.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 385 $3,280 (Rent) +$790 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Safe
  • Stove
1-bed 470 $4,295 (Rent) +$790 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Safe
  • Stove
2-bed 718 $5,550 (Rent) +$790 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,280
  • Size: 385sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$790
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Safe
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,295
  • Size: 470sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$790
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Safe
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,550
  • Size: 718sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$790
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Safe
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

Dining

Our talented culinary teams thrive on creating a daily array of menu choices that are full of flavour and variety. Our Executive Chefs come from high-end hotels and restaurants and you’ll see their passion for food and hospitality come through in the delicious food they prepare everyday. Menu options don’t come down in a cookie-cutter approach from head office. At each residence, the Executive Chef and their culinary teams plan, prep and create their menu options to fit the tastes of their unique communities. Menus are designed around whole grains, fresh produce (some grown onsite in our own gardens), the right amount of protein and plenty of nutrients. In addition to regular well-balanced foods, we’re pleased to offer PARC SMART portion-controlled entrees which are low in sodium, saturated fat and concentrated sugars.

Meal service : Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Diabetic, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Billiards
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Sewing
Shuffleboard
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Silvia Moutinho

With a background in administration and the innate ability to provide exceptional customer service, Silvia first started as a receptionist at Mulberry PARC before becoming Resident Services Manager. 

Silvia chose to work in this industry because she’s genuinely passionate about working with seniors. She found her calling in the seniors industry after feeling closely connected to seniors and their families through her own experience with aging parents. As a strong communicator who excels at building relationships, Silvia enjoys getting to know each resident and learning how she can help make their retirement experience a fabulous one. She has seen first-hand the powerful and positive impact that a new and enriched lifestyle has on people’s lives, and she’s thrilled to be part of it everyday. 

In her spare time, Silvia enjoys spending time with her boys, hiking, bird-watching, cooking and reading. 

 

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses8 hrs/day
Foot care specialistvisiting 3x/week

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Private home-care allowed

Health Services:

  • Medication charted by exception(with no special assistance)

Move-in requirements

After a personal interview, a follow-up interview with our on-site Wellness Nurse or a Family Physician may be required

• Personal Interview

COVID-19 Information

The pandemic has been a tough time for seniors and their loved ones across Canada. But through it all, Mulberry PARC (along with all PARC communities) has stayed ahead of the curve, keeping our residents safe and healthy, and our communities COVID-19-free.

This is partly thanks to our well-trained team, who quickly and proactively implemented provincial government health-and-safety protocols. But independent retirement communities like PARC are also uniquely positioned to keep residents safe during a pandemic, with multiple layers of defense already in place, from onsite wellness nurses to established sanitization and emergency protocols. As well, we offer chef-prepared meals, weekly suite housekeeping, and private transportation – lifelines when busy grocery stores and public spaces pose risks to seniors.

To protect our residents from COVID-19, we've implemented extra sanitization, physical distancing, mandatory face masks for employees, free resources for residents to shop, and socialize online and family meet-up centres with plexiglass barriers and virus-prevention filtration systems.

Mulberry PARC is as committed as ever to creating safe, independent, respectful, and healthy communities for our residents.

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News

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Located on Kingsway in Burnaby, Mulberry PARC is across the street from HighGate Village Mall, full of shops, services and anything else you need. Within a few blocks, you’ll find the Edmonds Seniors Centre, the Eastburn Community Centre, a library, parks, medical facilities, churches and banks. From Mulberry PARCs front door, you can take a bus to Metrotown, or catch the SkyTrain nearby. The location provides the ultimate in convenience, yet resides in the quietude of a leafy neighbourhood street adjacent to the Highland Park Trail walkway.

Mulberry PARC is located at 7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9.


What's nearby:

Edmonds Skytrain
Edmond's Senior Centre
Highgate Village Mall
Metropolis at Metrotown
SilverCity Metropolis

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