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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Orchard Gardens Seniors Community 

295 Gerstmar Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1X 7W9
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Lifestyle options:
Apartments, Independent Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
$2,400
Suites:
186 suites (Studio, 1-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see Orchard Gardens Seniors Community

Orchard Gardens offers Kelowna and Okanagan Valley seniors a comfortable, affordable senior living solution in a home created with them in mind. As part of VRS Communities Society, this location also focuses on an enriched lifestyle that gives seniors and families real value for their money. Residents here share that they enjoy the company of both staff and other seniors with whom they find many things in common.

It’s a fun environment at Orchard Gardens. There are movie nights, a very active games room, and plenty of social activities on the schedule. Dining here is also notably elegant. It’s a setting where people grow friendships and support each other.

With walking paths nearby, backing onto Davie Park, and situated close to churches, shopping, and other services, residents have a comfortable setting in which to thrive. This community has always been lauded (under its previous name, Fenbrae Manor) for its independent living, great food, and positive atmosphere. VRS builds on that with its dedication to responsiveness and compassionate care.

Suites here are spacious, brightly lit, and cozy. These are nice when you want to relax or even have an in-home visit with friends. Those living here have brought their own furnishings and personal accents, and after brief adjustment, Orchard Gardens becomes a happy home for them. (You can also choose to bring pets.) And of course, people don’t spend a lot of time in their suites, thanks to the many new friends they make here.

Community’s Perspective

How Orchard Gardens Seniors Community sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Orchard Gardens (formerly Fernbrae Manor) offers quality services, active living, and a variety of amenities for Kelowna’s seniors. Supporting our residents is our priority and focus - with everything you need to both live comfortably and safe under one roof. Choose from a studio or one-bedroom suite with stunning views of the gardens and courtyards, and monthly independent living packages. Join us for a private tour to see the stunning grounds and experience our handcrafted dining.

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Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Orchard Gardens Seniors Community

What residents and their loved ones say about Orchard Gardens Seniors Community in reviews.

Sue B. , family member

"My Dad is really happy there. All of the staff are helpful, kind and accommodating. The residents are very friendly and welcoming. He enjoys the delicious meals and the activities."

Leslie Smith, family member

"What a wonderful community and home we've found for our Dad! The staff have been so caring and accommodating and as per my Dad, the food has been excellent. His apartment is quiet and perfectly sized and the grounds are just beautiful. But what takes a place and makes it a home is the warmth and good feeling you get when you come in. You feel that at Orchard Gardens. It feels alive with happy staff and happy residents mingling and socializing. We can't begin to describe the positive effect..."

Helen, resident

"I have lived [here] for 2.5 years. I love my suite; it is comfortable, quiet and secure. I also enjoy the large library and Beauty Salon. The management and staff are of a top caliber and put their hearts into their work. "

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Apartments (definition)
Cost from $2,400

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Use of community amenities
  • Use of community services/programs
  • Use of dining services
  • Meals (2x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $2,400

Includes

  • Meals (2x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 308 $2,600 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed 426 $2,950 (Rent) +$600 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: $2,600
  • Size: 308sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • 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: $2,950
  • Size: 426sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Meal service : Table service, Tray service in suite (included)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher COR certified, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Internet
Laundry machines
Movie theatre
Parking (outdoor)
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Walking Path

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Card Games
Day Trips
Entertainment
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Theatre
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Brett DeWitt

Welcome to Orchard Gardens, a well-connected seniors community in the heart of Kelowna. As the General Manager, my favourite part of the day is helping our residents live their best lives in an independent and caring environment. With 183 private suites offering stunning views of the gardens and courtyards, our safe and affordable rooms are designed to suit your style. Join me for a private tour to see the stunning courtyard gardens, experience our handcrafted dining and see for yourself why Orchard Gardens is your next move forward.

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Respite care available (cost from $105)
  • Private home-care allowed

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with government assisted)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with government assisted)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with government assisted)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with government assisted)
  • Medication charted by exception(with government assisted)
  • Ostomy care(with government assisted)
  • Oxygen assistance(with government assisted)
  • Physically challenged residents(with government assisted)
  • Vitals monitoring(with government assisted)

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Orchard Gardens by VRS is located at 295 Gerstmar Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1X 7W9.


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