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The Lodge at Valley Ridge

11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B5V5
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New renovation opened Mar, 2021

Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
133 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)
145 residents

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About The Lodge at Valley Ridge

A member of Verve Senior Living

The Lodge is the ideal standard for senior living - located next to the community’s prominent golf & country club. The design is inspired by Alberta’s great mountain lodges, where life is relaxed and friendships are easily made. For your convenience, everything is included from our outstanding amenities & dining options to our forever changing schedule of recreational and social events. The Lodge at Valley Ridge Retirement Residence is perfect for an active living and entertaining lifestyle.

Opened in: 1999
Ownership Type: private
Languages Spoken: Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, German, Greek

COVID-19 Information

Rediscover Life at The Lodge at Valley Ridge…Newly renovated -just for you!

We would like to share that our community continues to remain well and safe. We implemented safety protocols in early March. This includes enhanced sanitizing, taking daily temperatures, wearing Personal Protective Equipment, and ensuring employees are committed to only working at The Lodge.
Our Healthcare & Wellness Team is focused on keeping our residents healthy with great success. The team is dedicated and committed to providing the best care possible.
Our Dining Services Team is busy preparing daily culinary delights for our residents. As well as purchasing essentials and delivering weekly care packages.
During these unprecedented times life is different however, our residents and team members remain positive and resilient. Our team members have been enjoying spending time visiting our residents while maintaining, social distance.
Our Life Enrichment maintain their ability to provide daily activities and events above the guidelines to keep everyone, safe. One event that was enjoyed by many, was our themed Caribbean Happy Hour. We encouraged staff and residents to dress up. The team with a decorated and musical mobile cart, went door to door delivering feature cocktails and appetizers! We also deliver essentials and guilty pleasures on a makeshift mobile cart for delivering, puzzles, books, planting, and crafting accessories.
We are here and available to support you. If you or anyone you know is struggling with shopping, for essentials or preparing a meal. Contact Angela at 403-286-4414 EXT. 104
For your convenience, we are still allowing Move-ins and provide Respite. (some conditions may apply.)
We welcome the opportunity to show you our newly renovated community and introduce you to our caring staff and friendly residents.
Until we can meet again, you can book your Virtual Tour, and live a life filled with Verve.
Stay safe, stay strong…

Best Wishes,
The Team at Valley Ridge

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review


Central-west Calgary seniors (and family members) looking for a change for the better might find much more than they bargained for in the Lodge at Valley Ridge. Take all the best things from your current home and move them into a spacious, welcoming community of happy peers. People here live a full life every day, one perfectly matched to the person they are at this stage.

This community offers exceptional luxury in a community that is also, in fact, very relaxed. There are many fun activities on the weekly schedule to get people involved and cement friendships. During the winter months, there are fun indoor activities (the annual St. Paddy's Day dress-up is a hoot!) and lots of outdoor activities in summer, set against the backdrop of the gorgeous exterior greenspace. You can also take part in coffee time, ladies hour, men’s luncheon, happy hour, etc. Staff here make it a goal to focus on the uniqueness of each community member, and that comes out in interactions you see throughout the community.

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Interview videos

Daughter: Marla
  • In this Perspective:
  • 00:54 - What do you appreciate most about this community?
  • 01:57 - Do you have a favourite social event, staff member, or something that really stands out to you?
  • 03:17 - Could you tell us a story that highlights the value of this community?
  • 03:55 - What can you highlight about the social life or the building and its amenities?
  • 05:05 - What can you highlight about your parents' suite?
  • 06:44 - How have your parents' lives improved since moving?
  • 07:54 - How has your own life improved since your parents moved?
  • 09:19 - How would you describe the character of this retirement community?
  • 10:32 - What would you tell other prospective families who are considering this community?
  • 11:54 - What originally made you choose this community?
  • 12:25 - What was the journey of your decision making like?
  • 14:04 - Do you have any advice for other families who are in the process of searching?
  • 15:32 - How was the process of moving your parents out of their home and into this community?
  • 17:00 - How did this community make the transition easier for your parents?
  • 17:39 - Is there anything you would do differently if you had to start over?
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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,130

Home Care services are available through Alberta Health Services. Provided by our own Health Care staff.


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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (2x/week)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,130

Home Care services are available through Alberta Health Services. Provided by our own Health Care staff.


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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (2x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Transfers


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 334 - 474 $3,135 - $3,640 (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 478 - 880 $3,870 - $4,950 (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 639 - 993 $4,785 - $6,165 (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)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,135 - $3,640
  • Size: 334sq/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: $3,870 - $4,950
  • Size: 478sq/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: $4,785 - $6,165
  • Size: 639sq/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


Our dining services team will cater to most dietary needs. Tray service is free when due to illness, otherwise a small fee is required to have it delivered to the suite. Dining is an experience- Our SuperFood and Living Loving Local programs bring locally raised healthy products to the table throughout the month, prepared in a way that is unique and comforting at the same time.

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

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Bistro that is open from 12:30pm to 4 pm daily with an array of menu items that are free for residents

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Gift Shop
Hobby kitchen
Laundry machines
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
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
Billiards/Pool Tables
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Horseshoe Pits
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Ruth Langdon

Ruth grew up in a small outport community in eastern Canada and feels like she has “come home” to the prairie community of The Lodge at Valley Ridge where the vitality of the residents and getting to know your neighbour is so important. It is that neighbour helping neighbour attitude that makes The Lodge at Valley Ridge Retirement Residence the friendly and welcoming community that it is.


Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses16 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctoron call
Health & Wellness Teamon call
Geriatric Pharmacistvisiting 4x/week
Mobility Specialistvisiting 1x/month
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week
Physiotherapistvisiting 1x/week

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 6
  • Weekends: 6
  • Nights: 1

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $95)
  • Respite care available (cost from $135)
  • Private home-care allowed (cost from $25)

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(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 special assistance)

Move-in requirements

The medical form can be picked up from the Marketing Department. It must be filled out by the family physician. If there is a charge we will reimburse the cost to residents for this fee. It is then sent back to The Lodge, where our Health and Wellness Manager will book an appointment and sit down to ensure your transition is service excellence.

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

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Valley Ridge is one of Calgary’s most distinguished suburban communities. Included in our beautiful neighbourhood is a prominent golf & country club, convenience store, doctor's offices, pharmacy, dentists, massage and physiotherapy, vets office, restaurants, dry cleaning and seamstress service, wine store, and more.

The Lodge at Valley Ridge is located at 11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B5V5.

What's nearby:

Valley Ridge Family Physicians
Valley Ridge Pharmacy | PharmaChoice
In Front of The Lodge
Valley Ridge Mini Market

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