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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Granville Gardens - Verve Senior Living 

1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 0B3
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed, Adult day programs onsite, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$4,800
Suites:
62 suites (Studio, 1-bed)
Capacity:
72 residents

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Our Perspective

How we see Granville Gardens - Verve Senior Living

The best thing about Granville Gardens is the care you'll find here. Having regular, chef-prepared meals offered daily is just the start of the life enhancement you'll take part in here. The group activities – including games, exercise, outings and in-house entertainment make life as sociable as you want it. There's round the clock watchful security provided by professional staff. Staff has been characterized by one family member as "a wonderful, caring group who [has] patiently held our hands" through the decision process.

This is another exceptional senior care community from Verve Senior Living, a company that brings more than 40 years' experience to every property they offer. Granville Gardens exhibits their penchant for creating a variety of welcoming spaces throughout the community. We particularly love the main foyer, which is spacious and immediately presents different settings where you can take a quiet moment by yourself and look forward to times in the future when you will sit with friends to enjoy a chat. There's a capacious dining room with tables spread generously around the room, featuring daffodil-coloured carpeting. Seniors' rooms are bright, spacious and comfortable.

What people love about life at Granville Gardens is the many different spaces available to pamper yourself in different ways. There are spaces where you can indulge in art, another room where you can do chair yoga or work on a jigsaw puzzle (by yourself or with a partner), quiet spots to have a chat or read by yourself, and many daily activities … You can really create a complete life, a new life, within the walls of Granville Gardens. Of course, outside there's so much more to do, including neighbourhood strolls with the walking club, shopping, restaurants and lovely Kerrisdale parkland.

The great thing about this new life, of course, is that you don't have to do your own cooking or housecleaning, and there are always people standing by to offer your assistance or care … whatever you need. For those who have worked hard for themselves all their lives, it can be hard to accept a helping hand, but once you get used to it (and admit that maybe you deserve it), there is nothing like the life you will find at Granville Gardens.

Community’s Perspective

How Granville Gardens - Verve Senior Living sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Experience modern retirement living in our boutique-style residence. Granville Gardens offers peace, comfort, and safety nestled in the charming Vancouver neighbourhood of Kerrisdale, where everything you need is at your fingertips. Discover a new passion in our art centre or enjoy socializing in one of our bistro and lounges. The inviting West Coast design surrounded by Japanese-inspired gardens and terraces, exciting seniors’ programming, and 24/7 warm, caring team members are ready to welcome you home to your small oasis in the city. 62 elegant suites with amenities cable, TV, utilities, telephone & Wi-Fi Radiant in-floor heating Kitchenette with standard refrigerator Accessible bathrooms with grab bars & walk-in shower, state-of-the-art emergency response system, washer and dryers, hair salon, gym, storage locker, scooter & underground parking, patios and beautiful garden spaces, restaurant-style dining, flexible times & bistro. Opened in: 2017 Ownership: Private. A member of Verve Senior Living Languages Spoken: Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, English, German, Portuguese


What do you do differently or uniquely well?

At Granville Gardens, because we are a small boutique residence that only has 62 suites, our ability to really know our residents well is part of our appeal. We take the time to recognize their particular likes and dislikes & our caring staff learn people’s needs quite quickly. Connections with other residents are easily formed because we are a small community.

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

We have an extensive list of Ancillary and Personal services list residents can choose from to help get them established comfortably from the onset of their move in. We put photos up so all staff are aware of new people and can welcome them by name upon arrival. Directing and guiding and not being too busy to answer questions they may have is all part of helping them feel welcome. We try to suggest table mates that we think they may have things in common with but encourage them to sit where they like too.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Sometimes family and friends are very surprised to learn how much exciting living goes on here! We have excellent programs and happy residents. People are always surprised when they tour the Art room how many talented artists we have amongst us. Drum Fit is one of the most well attended programs.

What five facts about your community should people know?

1. Independent and Assisted Living options available
2. Pet friendly environment
3. Offering wonderful wholesome food & Excellent Life Enrichment Program
4. Two lovely patios for year-round enjoyment
5. Residents are treated like family

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Reviews of Granville Gardens - Verve Senior Living

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

Stella Lee, senior

"Leigh Carriere, the community relations manager, gave us a tour of the place, and she was highly professional in her presentation, great to talk to, and answered all our questions most helpfully! It is a beautiful, new facility in a lovely residential neighborhood. The other staff seemed attentive and friendly too. Definitely worth considering for anyone needing a retirement home. "

Beau Howes, family member

"I researched a number of retirement residences in and around Vancouver prior to my Dad’s arrival from New Brunswick in the fall of 2022. Granville Gardens stood out for its friendly and caring management and staff, contemporary and clean facilities, and the top calibre meal, social and fitness programs. Since he moved in, Granville Gardens has delivered beyond our high expectations. Thank you to the management and staff! "

Kate Castelo, family member

"We give Granville Gardens A+ for effort, kindness and care for people. The Community Relations Manager, Leigh Carriere was the epitome of grace, respect and openness as she toured my father and me around the beautiful building and grounds. Leigh was genuine and down to earth. There is no high pressure sales. She took the time to get to know my father's needs and was transparent about everything. This is a people-centred place!"

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $4,800

Includes

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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $4,800

We can offer residents customized care services as need.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke care
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care (Extra fee)
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 397 - 537 $4,800 (Rent) +$828 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed 537 - 785 $5,900 (Rent) +$828 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
Studio 397 - 537 $4,800 (Rent) +$828 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed 537 - 785 $5,900 (Rent) +$828 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,800
  • Size: 397sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$828
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,900
  • Size: 537sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$828
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,800
  • Size: 397sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$828
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,900
  • Size: 537sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$828
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

Dining

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
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Gift Shop
Hairdresser
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail delivery to suite
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
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
Storage lockers
Wellness Center
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Our Life Enrichment Program includes numerous activities, programs and arts and crafts such as: Power Fit Classes, Zumba, Drum Fit Classes to Music, "Tappercise" (seated tap dance class to music), Flower Arranging, Bingo, Trivia and Mind Games, Java Music Sing-a-long, Hymn Sing, Faith Explorations and Communion with Pastor Lee, Reading Out Loud by Ashvin (low vision program), Outside Patio Group Discussions, Painting Classes (watercolour and acrylic on canvas), clay works using air dry clay, beading classes, weaving class for beginners, Pet Therapy Dog Visits by St. John Ambulance Pet Therapy volunteers, Relaxation/Meditation Sessions, Chef Food Demos, Live Music weekly at Happy Hour, Mahjong, Scrabble, Indoor Bowling & Cornhole Games, Wellness Clinics with our on-site Nurse, Chef Chats with our Chef about upcoming menus and seasonal additions to the menu, Travelogues & Travel Shows, Gardening Club, Youth Piano Recitals and Live Youth Classical Music Concerts.

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
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

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Michael Tablit

Michael Tablit, a seasoned professional in the hospitality industry with a remarkable journey spanning over 26 years. Michael's career began with a passion for food and beverage management, where he honed his skills as a cook and chef before progressing to take on the responsibilities of a Restaurant and Food & Beverage Manager. Driven by a desire for growth and new challenges, Michael ventured into the Senior living sector, a decision that would prove to be transformative for his career. Starting as the Dining Service Manager, he dedicated himself to enriching the lives of seniors through exceptional dining experiences. Thanks to his unwavering dedication and leadership qualities, Michael rose through the ranks to become the General Manager, where he continues to make a positive impact on the lives of seniors and their families. For Michael, working with seniors is not just a job, but a deeply rewarding vocation. Outside of his professional life, Michael enjoys a well-rounded lifestyle. An avid golfer, he is always challenging himself to improve his game. He is also an enthusiastic traveler, seeking to explore new destinations and experience diverse cultures. But perhaps his most cherished moments are spent at home, surrounded by family, and loved ones, hosting gatherings that reflect the same sense of warmth and hospitality he brings to his work.

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Practical Nurses8 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Guest Attendant24 hrs/day
Doctoron call
Sleep Expertvisiting 1x/month
Massage Therapistvisiting 1x/week
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Mobility Specialistvisiting 1x/month
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week
Physiotherapistvisiting 1x/week
Chiropodistvisiting 1x/month

Number of care staff:

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

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $150)
  • Respite care available (cost from $150)
  • Convalescent care (cost from $150)
  • Private home-care allowed (cost from $150)
  • Adult day programs onsite
  • Palliative care available (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

COVID-19 Information

Verve’s COVID-19 Response
Verve Senior Living has been helping seniors stay active and live an independent lifestyle for over 43 years. Our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has been defined by these values, with the safety and security of our residents of paramount importance to us. Verve continues to be a vibrant, fun, engaging, and safe place to live, thanks to our incredibly creative and caring team members who go the extra mile in all that they do. Visit one of our 32 retirement residence and see what living with Verve is all about.

“My family and I feel deeply blessed to have been able to relocate my father to Verve Senior Living. Throughout the process the management team went far above and beyond at every turn to help us. This was especially appreciated given Covid 19. They were patient, kind and empathetic, offering guidance and help the likes of which we had never experienced elsewhere. ”

SAFE & SECURE
Our COVID-19 Safety Protocols
At all times we must follow the guidelines set forth by the local provincial health authority. In many cases we implement safety initiatives before the governments mandates them. While we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to keep our residences safe, it does alter the way we connect with the outside community. Despite COVID’s interruption to our regularly scheduled lives, Verve continues to be a vibrant, fun, engaging, and safe place to live thanks to our incredibly creative and caring team members who go the extra mile in all that they do. To learn more about Verve’s COVID-19 safety protocols, please contact a Verve residence near you.

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Neighbourhood

Long-time residents of this well-appointed urban community will be happy to be near services and amenities you know and love, while those new to the neighbourhood will quickly find your favourite spots. Conveniently located at the junction of two main cross-town arteries, Granville Gardens Retirement Residence is central and accessible. Granville Gardens Offers transportation support so that all residents can enjoy freedom and independence to enjoy local highlights such as Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Floral Conservatory, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Maple Grove Park, Kerrisdale Community and Seniors Centre, "Cyclone Taylor" Arena, the Vanvoucer Public Library, and Kerrisdale Village Shopping.

Granville Gardens is located at 1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 0B3.


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