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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Magnolia Gardens 

5840 Glover Rd, Langley, British Columbia, V3A 9K3
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term Care
Guest stays available, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$3,200 (retirement), $7,200 (long-term care)
Suites:
145 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)
Capacity:
208 residents

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Our Perspective

How we see Magnolia Gardens

This community offers diligent support from the top down. Seniors here are effusive about the care and attention they receive, and the added joy they feel from the beauty of the landscape, design, and construction. Magnolia Gardens is a great place to live.

Tour the outside of this community and you’ll be impressed by the spectacular exterior's lush gardens and tranquil courtyard. That will give you a sense of the peace you'll feel if you move into this community. You see, you can create a clean, bright, cheerful environment, but to really make people cheerful takes more.

What we've heard from people who live here is that it’s a beautiful place to live, and they’re not just talking about the decor. Some people have been here for seven years or longer, which speaks volumes, we think. In a walk-through of the community, you can see all levels of staff interacting with residents. You’ll hear anecdotes from both seniors and family members about staff taking time to accommodate unusual requests and taking personal time to make residents’ lives better.

Community’s Perspective

How Magnolia Gardens sees itself

Who are you as a community?

We're a tranquil oasis in the heart of Langley City, offering all-inclusive independent senior living and a licensed long-term Care Centre. Our apartments are bright and spacious, and our lifestyle is vibrant and carefree. Our Executive Chef caters to you with three delicious meals a day with a variety of freshly made options. Meet your wellness and health goals with the help of our recreation team. Enjoy a vibrant social life with live entertainment, bus trips, games and more.

  • Opened in: 2001
  • Ownership: Private. A member of Bria Communities
  • Languages Spoken: English

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

When we opened in 2001, we were one of Langley's very first retirement living communities. Because of this, we have a very strong reputation—everyone knows Magnolia Gardens, and everyone knows someone who has lived in Magnolia Gardens. Our staff team is widely respected and beloved. We're known as a warm, welcoming and caring community. We are honoured to be a pillar in the community of Langley.

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

Moving to a new community can be challenging, and we have an intentional process to help residents adapt to their new home. Meeting the Managers face to face is a key aspect of this process. Also, new residents are connected with a resident ambassador who visits with them, helps them get to know the lay of the land, and introduces them to new people. Connecting with staff and residents help make the transition to your new home easier.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Often new residents are surprised at how quickly they become part of the Magnolia Gardens family. Our staff work hard to get to know residents even on their first day so they can greet them by name. From the beginning, you feel like you're part of a larger community. Our service is personal, and we pay special attention to you as an individual—you are known, seen and loved in this community.

What five facts about your community should people know?

1. We feature 115 independent living apartments in addition to a 40-suite Care Centre, so we can offer a continuum of care to seniors as their care needs change.
2. Living car-free is easy! We have a courtesy shuttle for personal trips in the area. Our 18-passenger bus goes out for trips 2-3 times a week. We're conveniently located close to shops, services and civic amenities.
3. Our food is made fresh in-house daily, and our culinary team is led by a red seal certified Executive Chef.
4. Our apartments are open-concept with large living room windows that allow you to sit in your chair and enjoy the views.
5. Your voice matters to us. You have an open door to our General Manager to share feedback, concerns and questions.

Insider Perspectives

Interview videos

What people with insider's knowledge of Magnolia Gardens shared with Comfort Life.

Watch our interview with Don Slavens to learn about the unique experience offered by Magnolia Gardens.

Watch our interview with Pam Murphy to learn about the unique experience offered by Magnolia Gardens.

In our interview with Tanya Snow, Director of Bria Communities, she discusses her belief that relati...

Reviews of Magnolia Gardens

What residents and their loved ones say about Magnolia Gardens in reviews. Starred reviews are exclusive to Comfort Life. We also collect reviews and testimonials from around the web.

Hilary O, resident (2023)

(4.6)

I very much enjoy living at Magnolia Gardens. Apart from not having to worry about cooking, cleaning and having bed linens changed and laundered - as well as towels - I like the opportunities to participate - or not! - in a variety of activities, both in-house and in the community. Based on my exper...

Christie, family member

"Absolutely the best experience one could hope for when providing care for their elderly loved one. We have been at Magnolia Gardens for about 7 years and they have gone above and beyond to meet every request and have done so with compassion and kindness. Pam Murphy who is the manager at Magnolia has been a godsend to me and my elder who has needed comprehensive ongoing care. We have been accommodated on every level including support from their rehab practitioner, caregiver referrals, nursing, mo..."

Don Slavens, resident

"[I really appreciated] the way I was treated when I came to view the building to see if I liked it and would be happy here. And I was just overjoyed by the management team that showed me around and explained everything to me very clearly and specifically. It was just excellent and I jumped at it right away. The highlight of Magnolia Gardens would be the staff, from the cleaning staff that come and clean your suite, the dining room girls that serve you your dinners [to] the management. If you..."

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Testimonials and Stories

  • What Bria Family Members Say: Randy's Story

    Mom was born and raised in Vancouver and spent the majority of her entire life in Vancouver, so coming to Langley was a big change for her. Losing her partner, the uncertainty, being along, it was very worrisome and troubling for her. My wife and I, after doing our due diligence and looking into seniors’ communities, we chose Magnolia Gardens for my mother. 

    Upon bringing her out here, she was extremely nervous, and I must say, the entire staff, they’ve all been absolutely fabulous at making mom feel so comfortable and welcome. She didn’t know anybody; however, they were quick to introduce her to other members of the community; she has most certainly has picked up some very good and new friends. 

    So the transition to Magnolia Gardens has been so good for her. It’s been comfortable, she feels safe, she absolutely loves her suite, she raves about the meals. And she talks about Michael, the head chef, who not only makes her smile and gives her a good laugh on occasion but also is very accommodating of her choices and her diet.

    After a couple of years of mom being out here, she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else; she’s extremely happy, she’s comfortable, she feels safer than she ever has in her entire life, according to her. And as well she has met some wonderful friends that surely will be lifelong friendships created here. And they have a ball. And she now calls it her forever home as she is so happy and feels so fortunate to be here. 

Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,200

We have 115 all-inclusive suites for seniors who are active and self-reliant. Our all-inclusive lifestyle offers the freedom to enjoy friendships, activities, entertainment and make choices about your daily routine.

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $7,600

Starting at $230 per day, Magnolia Gardens Care Centre offers a personalized and collaborative approach to meeting individual care needs. We work with residents, family members, and caregivers to support and enable each individual to flourish and have peace of mind. Our team of skilled and compassionate nurses, care aides, recreation specialists, chefs, and hospitality staff work together to promote the health and well-being of each resident. Suites are comfortable and private, with 275 to 300 sq. ft. of living space for personal furniture, photos, artwork and decor. Large windows, private washrooms, and safety features come standard in each suite. Life in our Care Centre is active and vibrant—music, fitness, art, dance, and laughter make each day special. Family and friends are always welcome to join us for meals, social events or any of our daily activities.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (7x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Long-term Care (definition)
Cost from $7,200

Starting at $250 per day, Magnolia Gardens Care Centre offers a personalized and collaborative approach to meeting individual care needs. We work with residents, family members, and caregivers to support and enable each individual to flourish and have peace of mind. Our team of skilled and compassionate nurses, care aides, recreation specialists, chefs, and hospitality staff work together to promote the health and well-being of each resident. Suites are comfortable and private, with 275 to 300 sq. ft. of living space for personal furniture, photos, artwork and decor. Large windows, private washrooms, and safety features come standard in each suite. Life in our Care Centre is active and vibrant—music, fitness, art, dance, and laughter make each day special. Family and friends are always welcome to join us for meals, social events or any of our daily activities.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (7x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 405 - 532 $3,200 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Stove
1-bed 529 - 563 $3,700 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Stove
1-bed + den 603 - 628 $4,050 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Stove
2-bed 673 - 698 $4,250 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Stove
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,200
  • Size: 405sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchen
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,700
  • Size: 529sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchen
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,050
  • Size: 603sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchen
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,250
  • Size: 673sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchen
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

Dining

Our culinary team prepares and serves fresh, locally-sourced, delicious meals to the seniors who make Magnolia Gardens their home. Our Executive Chef is Red Seal Certified and brings passion and creativity to his role, leading his team to provide high-quality service with a personal touch. Our Continental Breakfast is available in the tea room at your convenience. Our dining room features open seating for lunch and dinner. You have the choice of two delicious entrees at each meal, along with a starter and dessert. A variety of a la carte options are also available, as are alternative menu items. Wine services is available for a small additional price at dinner. We are able to accommodate dietary needs of many kinds. Our chef meets with residents regularly to take suggestions and input. Tray service to the suite is available if a resident is unwell; otherwise, a small fee applies.

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (daytime), Pub, Table service, Tray service in suite (included)

Seating type : Open seating

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Residents are welcome to book the Bria Courtesy Shuttle for errands, appointments, shopping and visits in the local area.

24-hr concierge
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
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pond/Lake
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Our Lifestyle and Wellness team keeps body, mind and soul in top shape with activities, classes, events, clubs and outings of all kinds.

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Card Games
Day Trips
Entertainment
Exercise Program
Gardening
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Sewing
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Pam Murphy

Hi, I'm Pam Murphy. I've been the General Manager at Magnolia Gardens since it opened in 2011.


I would love to welcome you into our home. Our staff time is second to none and will make you feel part of the family. Our Executive Chef and his team cook delicious meals in our kitchen, and you'll especially enjoy their culinary creations on special occasions. 


We have lots of fun, and our recreation team specializes in parties, events and social hours that will make you laugh, sing along, and create lots of special memories. 


We offer two types of supportive senior housing: independent living and a 24-hour licensed Care Centre. You and your family can rest assured, knowing you're in an environment that gives you the freedom to be yourself with the safety and support of a loving community. 


I hope you'll come by for a tour and discover life at Magnolia Gardens. Feel free to contact me directly: [email protected]

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses
Registered Practical Nurses
Doctoron call
Foot care specialiston call
Dentiston call
Physiotherapiston call

Care services

Care options available:

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

Health Services:

  • Cognitively impaired residents(with no special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with no special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with no special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with no special assistance)

Move-in requirements

Our General Manager meets with every prospective Independent Living resident. The Magnolia Gardens Care Centre has a more intensive move-in process that the Director of Care guides.

COVID-19 Information

Our mission is to create safe and vibrant communities where choices are valued and seniors lead active and purposeful lives. The Covid-19 pandemic has given us the opportunity to showcase our commitment to the safety and health of our residents. We continue to adapt to changing health orders and identify ways to ensure residents flourish during challenging times.

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Magnolia Gardens

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News

Recent News

What Family Members Say: Darlene's Story

Darlene's mother-in-law, Ingrid, is so happy at Magnolia Gardens that she recommends it to everyone. Her only regret about Magnolia Gardens is that her mother-in-law, Ingrid, didn't move in sooner! ... read more.

Get our $750 Langley City Hidden Gem's Offer

Move in before April 2024 and you can receive $750 to enjoy some of Langley City's Hidden Gems. ... read more.

Free Pie for National Seniors Day

What's better than homemade pie? How about FREE homemade pie? Magnolia Gardens is celebrating National Seniors Day on October 4 by giving away pies to local seniors. ... read more.

Beat The Heat Deal

Magnolia Gardens residents are beating the heat his summer. You can too! Move in this before August 31, and you can get a free ultra-quiet, ultra-cool Dyson fan worth $500!   ... read more.

Charming New Look Coming this Spring

Charming changes are coming to Magnolia Gardens this spring. ... read more.

Take a 3D Tour of a 1 Bedroom Suite

Picture yourself here! Take a 3D tour of a one bedroom suite and get a feel for retirement living at Magnolia Gardens. ... read more.

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Located blocks from the centre of downtown Langley, Magnolia Gardens enjoys easy access to shopping, medical services, recreation, parks and more. The City of Langley Library and the senior-friendly Timms Community Centre with indoor walking loop are three blocks away. Cascades Casino, nature trails, and parks like Douglas Park and Spirit Square are a short walk away. Residents enjoy easy access to pharmacies, medical services, clothing stores and restaurants. The Willowbrook Mall is a short drive away. Magnolia Gardens also boasts easy access to public transportation with the Langley Centre bus loop only two blocks away.

Magnolia Gardens is located at 5840 Glover Rd, Langley, British Columbia, V3A 9K3.


What's nearby:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
City of Langley Library
Glover Medical Centre
Langley Senior Resources Society
Willowbrook Mall

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