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Lake Bonavista Village

   
11800 Lake Fraser Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2J7G8
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
$3,682
Suites:
195 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed, 2-bed + den)
Capacity:
195 residents

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Summary Profile

About Lake Bonavista Village

A member of Verve Senior Living

Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence is beautifully situated on eight park-like acres on the west-side of the well-established Calgary community of Lake Bonavista. This park-like setting along with our rare cluster of bungalows, makes Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence an ideal place for senior to find inspiration and peace in this very popular corner of Calgary. Senior Living has really changed over the years and we would like to show you what Retirement Living is all about.

Opened in: 2001
Ownership Type: private
Languages Spoken: English

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

stories

This is a uniquely planned seniors' community. While this is ideal for families in the southeast area of Calgary, families and seniors from throughout the city owe it to themselves to check out the uniqueness here. It's a community that includes studios and suites as well as thirteen cottage bungalows. This is another stellar example of forward-thinking in the design and creation of contemporary retirement communities.

There are other notably modern aspects to life at this community including an emergency response system, easy access showers, and executive-chef-prepared meals available daily. But features mean nothing if there isn’t that feeling of vibrancy, something more than just material living. Lake Bonavista Village offers this in spades, augmenting its excellent facilities with a long list of life-enhancing features that includes exercise classes, and planned outings to offsite venues. Adding to the uniqueness of this community you'll find art classes, stimulating presentations offsite and on, and a full slate of other daily activities ranging from book clubs to a walking club to a ukulele circle.

Assisted living is also an important part of the care here, with round-the-clock personal aide workers, as well as health care professionals on staff.

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Interview videos

Daughter of Resident

  • In this Perspective:
  • 00:51 - What do you appreciate most about Lake Bonavista Village?
  • 03:03 - What would you highlight about the social life, staff, facilities, and amenities?
  • 09:46 - How has your parent's life improved since moving?
  • 11:23 - What are the unique values of Lake Bonavista Village?
  • 12:41 - How has your own life improved since your parent moved into Lake Bonavista Village?
  • 14:31 - What would you like to tell other families who are considering Lake Bonavista Village?
  • 16:17 - What made you choose Lake Bonavista Village?
  • 17:03 - What was your decision journey like?
  • 20:50 - What was the process like moving your parent into Lake Bonavista Village?
  • 24:47 - Would you do anything different if you were to go through the decision journey again?
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Marketing Manager

  • In this Perspective:
  • 0:49 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 1:37 - What drew you to the field and to Lake Bonavista Village?
  • 2:20 - What first struck you about the community?
  • 3:00 - How did it match your expectations?
  • 3:39 - What makes Lake Bonavista Village unique in Calgary?
  • 4:16 - What are the different living options you offer?
  • 5:34 - How do you build your menus at Lake Bonavista Village?
  • 7:05 - Are there set dining times?
  • 7:39 - How can residents give feedback on the menu?
  • 8:33 - How can residents request activities or outings?
  • 9:49 - Is there an event at the residence you always look forward to?
  • 10:43 - How would you describe the lifestyle at Lake Bonavista Village?
  • 12:11 - Is there a common thread that links the people that move in?
  • 13:38 - What levels of care are you able to provide at the residence?
  • 16:09 - How do you approach families with different opinions about making this move?
  • 17:23 - How do you keep families informed?
  • 18:21 - How do you welcome new residents?
  • 20:05 - Is there a memory of a resident that stands out in your mind?
  • 21:24 - What changes have you seen in the industry?
  • 23:12 - Are there any changes or additions coming up?
  • 23:56 - What’s your advice for those in their search now?
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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,682

Includes

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

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,682

Includes

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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (2x/week)
  • Dressing

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 404 - 565 $3,682 - $4,289 (Rent) +$625 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 511 - 751 $4,491 - $5,219 (Rent) +$625 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 634 - 1164 $5,180 - $7,366 (Rent) +$625 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed + den 1527 - 2168 $5,098 - $5,470 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,682 - $4,289
  • Size: 404sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$625
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,491 - $5,219
  • Size: 511sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$625
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,180 - $7,366
  • Size: 634sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$625
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,098 - $5,470
  • Size: 1527sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Fireplace
    • Kitchen
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

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

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Billiards
Chapel
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Gift Shop
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Movie theatre
Newspaper delivery available to suite
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Pool - indoor
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Putting Green
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Golf
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Sewing
Shuffleboard
Swimming
Table Tennis
Theatre
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Shezma Kassam

A part of the Lake Bonavista Village community since 2007, Shezma’s commitment and drive in addressing resident matters as an LPN saw her level up into Resident Services Manager in 2013. Her fluency in Alberta Health Services and homecare matters made her a perfect fit for the Area Health and Wellness Lead for the Prairies in 2020, and she remains dedicated to maintaining Verve’s exceptional standards as GM. Her deep-rooted drive and compassion for helping others continues to ensure our residents and their families are satisfied, safe and happy.

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Practical Nurses16 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 1x/week
Geriatric Pharmaciston call & visiting 1x/week

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 5
  • Weekends: 5
  • Nights: 1

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Respite care available
  • Private home-care allowed

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with government assisted)
  • Oxygen assistance(with government assisted)
  • Vitals monitoring(with government assisted)

Move-in requirements

• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

Accreditation & Associations

Blog & News

Blog and recent news

Top 5 Tips to promote Healthy Aging

by Lake Bonavista Village

Almost nothing beats 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise. From physical and mental health-boosting yoga for seniors to a daily walk around the block, water aerobics, or pickleball...

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

The Lake Bonavista community was established in 1967 and has many long-term residents and families that call it home. We are close to shopping malls, grocery stores, banks, medical offices, restaurants, and many more amenities.

Lake Bonavista Village is located at 11800 Lake Fraser Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2J7G8.


What's nearby:

Fish Creek Library
Anderson Station
Trico Centre
Southcentre Mall
Lake Bonavista Promenade
Canyon Meadows Theatre

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