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Gilmore Gardens

4088 Blundell Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V7C 5V1
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Guest stays available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
118 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)
134 residents

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Great care is found at Gilmore Gardens. The environment here leaves nothing to be desired, certainly, but staff really goes out of their way to cater to residents' needs. When you (or one of your parents) experiences a setback, you want to find the best care that will quickly bring you back to enjoying life to the fullest, surrounded by caring people, great friends and an optimally healthy environment. Staff here combines the qualities of being knowledgeable and personable with a love of fun.

This brightly lit, homey Richmond retirement community offers a welcoming environment that gives new energy to the seniors who make this their new home. This is a Verve Senior Living community, with that company's distinct take on combining exceptional environments with detailed care, in a vision that's intent on helping people live every moment to its fullest – no matter what your age.

You'll find pleasant spaces spread throughout this community. Established for nearly 20 years, this community is suited to offer a unique combination of modernity and coziness. The exterior is well-gardened and lush with greenery. Inside, every corner is well lit, with clean lines found in every interior. There's an outdoor patio enhanced by wood-grain furniture. Suites are brightly lit with walk-in closets and select suites featuring a balcony. You're blessed with beautiful views of the local mountains, and nearby there's plenty of parkland, shopping and much more to enjoy.

Life here is enriched by educational activities ranging from BrainGym to in-house workshops. Seniors gain renewed vitality through a variety of fitness programs, including osteofit, walking activities, tai chi and more. There's personal renewal in the form of birthday celebrations or in daily gatherings in the Gilmore Arms and other parts of the community where you meet new friends and deepen social relationships. In the end, a renewed appreciation for life is what you'll find most of at Gilmore Gardens.

Community’s Perspective

We asked Gilmore Gardens to answer the following questions:

Who are you as a community?

Nestled between the Fraser River and the Straight of Georgia waterways, the Gilmore Gardens luxury Independent Living retirement residence enjoys beautiful coastal mountain range views with plenty of park space and amenities close by, and on site. Newly renovated in 2021, Gilmore Gardens is known in the community for its elegant architecture as well as its warmth and welcoming atmosphere created by the residents and team members. We look forward to welcoming you and your pets, to a place you’ll feel proud to call home. Gilmore Gardens was voted Best Seniors Home in Richmond 2021! Residents furnish their own suites. Pets are welcome. Suite options include studios, one bedrooms, one bedroom+ dens and two bedrooms. Each suite has a kitchenette, accessible bathroom and ample storage. Also included is a four course dinner with great choices. Lunch is optional at a reasonable cost, and daily refreshments include fresh fruits, yogurt, coffee, tea, juices and a selection of baked goods!

  • Opened in: 1999
  • Ownership: Private. A member of Verve Senior Living
  • Languages Spoken: Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian

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  • Saturday, March 25, 2023:  VERVE CRUISE WEEK OPEN HOUSE March 24-31, 2023
    From 1 pm to 3 pm - Gilmore Gardens, 4088 Blundell Road , British Columbia, Richmond
    You're invited to join our Verve Cruise March 24-31, 2023...and our special Gilmore Gardens Open House on March 25, 2023 from 1:30-3:30pm Just close your eyes, imagine the breeze on your skin, sand between your toes, and those lively Calypso beats… SOAK UP ALL THE VITAMIN SEA, No Sunscreen Required! *Enjoy delicious Caribbean themed appetizers curated to ... learn more

Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Gilmore Gardens

Lisa L., family member
"My mother has been a resident for over 2 years, she is almost 90. The staff are very kind and considerate. She loves the activities, the exercise classes, the library and the meals. They have been very good with their [COVID-19] response and precautions."

Janet Ragetli, family member
"Gilmore Gardens is truly exceptional. My mother has been a resident for over three years. The leadership is outstanding, and this reflects onto all management and staff. I see residents being treated with dignity and respect, in a warm and welcoming family-style community. [What] sets Gilmore Gardens [apart] is the people - friendly, efficient and helpful in all positions and at all levels."

Susan, family member
" I'm so very grateful for the care my mother received when she was at Gilmore Gardens."

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Interview videos

Son of Resident

  • In this Perspective:
  • 00:52 - What do you appreciate most about Gilmore Gardens?
  • 02:53 - What value does Gilmore Gardens bring to you and your parent?
  • 05:24 - What would you highlight about the social life, staff, facilities, and amenities?
  • 07:02 - How has your parent's life improved since moving?
  • 08:24 - What are the unique values of Gilmore Gardens?
  • 09:56 - How has your own life improved since your parent moved into Gilmore Gardens?
  • 11:44 - What would you like to tell other families who are considering Gilmore Gardens?
  • 13:16 - What made you originally choose Gilmore Gardens?
  • 14:16 - What was your decision journey like?
  • 15:49 - What was the deciding factor?
  • 17:25 - Do you have any advice for other families who are in the process of searching?
  • 18:32 - What was the process like moving your parent into Gilmore Gardens?
  • 20:13 - How did Gilmore Gardens make the transition easier?
  • 21:02 - Would you do anything different if you were to go through the decision journey again?
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General Manager

  • In this Perspective:
  • Mirandah Sinden is the general manager at Gilmore Gardens, a retirement community in Richmond, B.C. offering independent living services.
  • 0:42 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 1:09 - What about the Gilmore Gardens owners make you feel valued as an employee?
  • 2:24 - What drew you to this field, and to Gilmore Gardens?
  • 3:27 - What’s unique about the residence in the area?
  • 4:36 - What do you think gives the residence a favourable word-of-mouth reputation?
  • 7:27 - How do residents request a new program or outing?
  • 9:54 - What kind of community partnerships do you have, and how do you make them?
  • 11:27 - Can you describe the features of the residence’s surrounding neighbourhood?
  • 13:05 - Is there a feature of the building that’s particularly popular with residents?
  • 14:28 - Do you have a favourite menu item?
  • 15:44 - How do you build your menus?
  • 17:19 - How do you approach changing needs within its residents and ageing in place?
  • 19:55 - How do you communicate with families outside the residence about the needs of their loved one?
  • 21:10 - Is there a memory of a resident that stands out in your mind?
  • 22:25 - How has Gilmore Gardens responded to changes in the industry?
  • 24:41 - What advice do you have for families who disagree about making this move?
  • 26:11 - What’s coming up for Gilmore Gardens in the next five or ten years?
  • 26:49 - What’s your advice for those in their search now?
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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,450

Here at Gilmore Gardens although we are an independent living community, we do understand people have times when they need extra support and we know changes occur. For this, we have several great options and services in place! We have a full-time Health and Wellness Manager who is a licensed nurse and offers weekly health and wellness sessions, consultations regularly, etc, We also have additional housekeeping and medical reminder options, office services, handyman services etc. For extra medical or care-aide support, residents can arrange for their own private care as needed. A 24 hour monitoring system as well as an emergency response staff member on-site at all times, helps residents to feel safe, secure, and supported. All this, with a wonderful family-like environment and caring staff, makes Gilmore Gardens the great place it is for those who choose to live here!


  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (2x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 410 - 415 $3,630 (Rent) +$650 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 660 $4,230 (Rent) +$650 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 660 $5,120 (Rent) +$650 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 615 - 760 $4,930 - $5,500 (Rent) +$650 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,630
  • Size: 410sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$650
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,230
  • Size: 660sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$650
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,120
  • Size: 660sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$650
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,930 - $5,500
  • Size: 615sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$650
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email


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

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Diabetic, Ethnic, Low sodium

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

24-hr concierge
Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Laundry machines
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Maureen Fakaro

Maureen has a passion for life which shows in her desire to empower and connect people. She listens and rolls up her sleeves to serve and has good laughs with meaningful connections along the way. As a leader, Maureen applies her experience and education in business, coaching, wellness, and other accreditations, along with skills in collaboration. She encourages others to find inspiration and joy. Outside of work Maureen loves walking with her dog, time with family, friends, nature, music, travel, yoga, learning, and new connections.

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $130)
  • Private home-care allowed

Move-in requirements

• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

COVID-19 Information

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Gilmore Gardens

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Accreditation & Associations

Blog & News

Blog and recent news

Keeping everyone safe

by Gilmore Gardens

At Verve Senior Living, our focus is to provide services and supports that enable seniors to optimize their health, well-being, and independence. During the pandemic we looked to our experienced inter

Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

by Gilmore Gardens

ging has so many benefits — wisdom you didn’t have when you were young, well-earned laugh lines, and freedom. But as we all know, aging can also take a toll on the body and mind. We’re always told...

10 Things to Know Before Visiting a Retirement Residence

by Verve Senior Living

10 Things to Know Before Visiting a Retirement Residence The thought of retiring in a senior living residence can seem like a one-size-fits all thing that happens when we age. But deciding which re...

The 5 benefits of journaling for seniors

by Verve Senior Living

The start of a new year often means the beginning of healthy new habits. We all resolve to do a little better "this year". This year, I will eat better, exercise more, and... journal? Turns out, journ...

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Gilmore Gardens is at the corner of No One Rd and Blundell Rd in west Richmond. Local transit is just outside and runs frequently. We are 5 minutes from three shopping centres, the famous dyke which offers a scenic walkway, bird sanctuary and even Quilchena Golf course is nearby. There are local parks for walking and Steveston is a 5 minute drive too if you want to shop or stroll in this trendy area.

Gilmore Gardens is located at 4088 Blundell Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V7C 5V1.

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