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The Lodge at Valley Ridge

   
11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B5V5
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
$3,215
Suites:
133 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)
Capacity:
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

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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Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

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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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  • 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

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,215

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

Includes

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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (2x/week)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,215

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

Includes

  • 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

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 334 - 474 $3,215 - $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 $4,020 - $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 $5,100 (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: $3,215 - $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: $4,020 - $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: $5,100
  • 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

Dining

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
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
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
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
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
Bingo
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Golf
Horseshoe Pits
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Shuffleboard
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions
Woodshop

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Glen Stirrett

Glen joins The Lodge at Valley Ridge team after working in managerial and leadership roles at some of Alberta’s most luxurious hotels including The Fairmont Palliser, The Westin Calgary, and most recently the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.  He has helped oversee the city’s largest food and beverage catering and convention space at The Calgary Stampede and contributed to the planning of “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!”  Glen’s work and life experiences, along with his passion for service excellence will help ensure that the needs of residents and employees are exceeded.  His goal is to ensure all residents feel safe, have a rewarding lifestyle and are proud to call The Lodge their home.  Glen spends his spare time with his wife and daughter, enjoying the natural beauty and incredible wildlife on mountain hiking trails or enjoying a great meal at one of the city’s many fantastic restaurants!

Staff

Medical and other support 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

Accreditation & Associations

Blog & News

Blog and recent news

Best Ways for Seniors to Prepare for the Cold Weather Season

by The Lodge at Valley Ridge

Canada is known for its winters, and while the degree of snow varies across the country, no matter where you live, you’ll be experiencing colder temps in the coming months.

Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

by The Lodge at Valley Ridge

Navigating retirement residence living can feel daunting at first. What level of support is required, and when? Where is the best place to live that will have all of the requirements for your or your

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

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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