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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living 

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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Our Perspective

How we see Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living

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

How Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Nestled between the Fraser River and the Strait of Georgia waterways, Gilmore Gardens is a luxury Independent Living retirement residence. You'll enjoys beautiful coastal mountain range views with plenty of park space & amenities close by, and on site. Gilmore Gardens is known for its elegant architecture as well as its warmth & welcoming atmosphere created by the residents and team members. We look forward to welcoming you & your pets, to a place you’ll feel proud to call home. Suite options include studios, one bedroom, one bedroom+ den and two bedrooms. Each suite has a kitchenette, accessible bathroom, & ample storage. Also included is a four-course dinner with great choices, lunch is optional at a reasonable cost.

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

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

Gilmore Gardens caters to residents needs by offering customized services.

What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

Resident Ambassadors help residents settle in.

How are residents supported if their needs change?

Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living has not responded to this question yet.

Under what conditions would you advise someone against choosing your community?

Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living has not responded to this question yet.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Gilmore Gardens has been voted as best seniors’ community in Richmond for numerous years in a row by Richmond readers.

How will your community change in the next five years?

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What five facts about your community should people know?

Residents are offered 4 entrée choices every evening for dinner.
Life Enrichment programming averages 6 activities daily, including exercise classes, shopping trips, art, games, entertainment, and happy hour.

Insider Perspectives

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What people with insider's knowledge of Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living shared with Comfort Life.

Watch our interview with Andy Wong to learn about the unique experience offered by Gilmore Gardens.

Watch our interview with Mirandah Sinden to learn about the unique experience offered by Gilmore Gardens.

Reviews of Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living

What residents and their loved ones say about Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living in reviews.

Anita Ong, family member

"After interviewing several similar organizations in Vancouver, my daughters and I decided to send their father here to recuperate after a minor stroke. He is now settling in nicely and started to like the services, people and food provided by the home. We found the home extremely well run under the General Manager Mirandah Sinden, with impressive teamwork among all the staff and workers. We cannot be more pleased with this home, without which we would have to spend a lot more time and energy man..."

Vivienne Poon, family member

"My parents have been living in Gilmore Garden since last summer. It was extremely difficult to find a right place for aging parents, but we are so glad that we found GG. So far we are very happy that they are in this warm, bright, and welcoming community where all staffs are friendly, caring and helpful to answer their needs. They enjoy the holiday celebrations, parties, concerts, and performances. They participate in programs and activities as they like. Most importantly, we feel that they are ..."

Mary Lou Miles, family member

"I can't say enough about the staff and volunteers at Gilmore Gardens. They are respectful, responsive, and truly care for the residents they serve. My father has been their since January 2020, and has been pleased with the food, programs, and support provided. "

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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,630

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 (1x/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 500 $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 (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: 500sq/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
  • 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


Chef prepared, world inspired. We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be enjoyed with friends, made with fresh local ingredients, prepared from scratch by an experienced culinary team, and served by our friendly and courteous dining staff who know your personal tastes.

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (24 hours), Bistro: (daytime), Buffet, Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

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
Mail delivery to suite
Mail to concierge
Newspaper delivery available to suite
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
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 Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

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

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Mirandah Sinden

Mirandah has worked with seniors for over 25 years and with Verve Senior Living for the last 20 years. Supporting the residents and liaising with their families is her absolute passion. Her uplifting, bubbly personality and contagious laughter is well known and loved amongst our residents and staff here at Gilmore Gardens. In her spare time, Mirandah is found chasing her toddler daughter, walking her Dachshund, Jersey, and spending time with her family.



Medical and other support staff
Registered Practical Nurses
Personal Support Workers
Guest Attendant
Doctoron call
Sleep Expertvisiting 1x/month
Massage Therapistvisiting 1x/week
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Mobility Specialistvisiting 1x/month
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week
Physiotherapistvisiting 1x/month
Chiropodistvisiting 1x/month

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 4
  • Weekends: 4
  • Nights: 4

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $150)
  • Private home-care allowed (cost from $150)

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with no special assistance)

Move-in requirements

• Chest x-ray
• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

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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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