About this community:
Welcome to Thornebridge Gardens, one of New Westminster’s finest residences, providing luxurious, worry-free surroundings with life enriching services that inspire healthy senior living. Our community is dedicated to helping individuals enjoy an independent and active lifestyle. The warm environment will make you feel at home the moment you walk in the door, and our friendly staff will ensure it stays that way.
Year Founded: 2007
Ownership Type: profit
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Care options available:
Independent Living • Continental Breakfast/daily snacks • Lunch & Dinner in the Dining Room or Uptown Bistro • 24 hour emergency response/staff on site • Weekly Housekeeping Services • Heat, electricity, Cablevision • Daily fitness and Life Enrichment Programs • Scheduled transportation • Complimentary laundry facilities on each floor • Access to all common amenities
|Meals||Included (3x/day )|
|Housekeeping||Included (1x/week )|
|Bathing assistance||Extra fee|
|Medication administration||Extra fee|
Customized Services Customized personal services are available on a pay-per-use basis, meaning you only pay for the services you require or have chosen to use. This may include such items as room service, laundry services, or help with medications, bathing or other daily tasks.
|Meals||Included (3x/day )|
|Housekeeping||Included (1x/week )|
|Bathing assistance||Extra fee|
|Dressing assistance||Extra fee|
|Medication administration||Extra fee|
|Resident Reminders||Extra fee|
Residence Amenities & Services
If your home had everything you needed at your fingertips, combined with an engaging social calendar, you'd never want to leave. That is the luxury of living at Thornebridge Gardens. The warmth of our building and convenient location add to that feeling of having it all. • Enjoy the beautiful park-like setting while relaxing with a cold drink and favorite book or step it up with a vigorous walk around our quarter mile exercise walkway • Stop in for a cold one in our Uptown Bistro • Pamper yourself in our Beauty Salon • Reserve our guest suite for convenience and comfort of your out of town visitors • Pick up a book from our library or stop into the corner store for sundries • Complimentary washers and dryers on each floor
Programs & Activities
Life Enrichment At Thornebridge Gardens, everything we do is to ensure that you have a great day, every day! Your dreams, passions and hobbies are as unique as you are. Challenge yourself by joining a yoga, Tai Chi, or dance class. Create valuable relationships by connecting in one of our special interest clubs or socials; enjoy a variety of musical entertainment; engage in mental stimulation by participating in a discussion group or inter-generational project and get inspired at one of our spiritual services. Thornebridge Gardens is a place where you can continue to be you and continue to grow as an individual by being socially connected, and challenged in spirit, body, and mind.
Dining Enjoyment - It Matters! For most of us, the kitchen and dining room are the heart of the home where family and friends are welcomed with open arms and comforting food. The same is true at Thornebridge Gardens. Our certified chef de cuisine and team work in harmony with our dining attendants to provide exceptional dining experiences with choice and personalized service. Our menu provides a healthy variety of both comforting and innovative cuisine featuring fresh local ingredients that change with the season. Join us for a meal and experience why Thornebridge Gardens residents as well as their family and friends feel truly at home in our dining room. • Freshly prepared meals with local & quality ingredients • Full service dining room for lunch and dinner with flexible restaurant style seating • Room Service available ( for an exrtra fee) • Multiple menu items for your selection • Country kitchen providing breakfast or snacks any time of the day • Uptown Bistro with variable times, menu and drinks • Specialty catering on request for special occasions
Number of care staff:
|Personal Support Workers|
|Type||Care Type||Ownership||Cost from||Size||Companion fee||Amenities||Contact|
|Rent||$3,160 - $3,415||416sq/ft||+$550|
|Rent||$3,770 - $4,440||440sq/ft||+$550|
1-bedroom + den
We are conveniently located in the heart of Uptown New Westminster with easy access to shops, banks, library, medical and professional services, restaurants, theatre, senior centre, and recreational services. Retirement living can be inspired, and inspiring. Every day our residents prove that the historical definition of senior living can be reshaped and rethought. Aging doesn't mean that life should suddenly cease to be fulfilling or lived without spirit and vitality
|6th St. & 8 Ave|
|Moody Park Arena|
|Royal City Centre|
Each person is a unique individual with unique needs. We always want to be aware of what those needs may be. That is why it is important for us to meet with each person in a private and warm atmosphere to discuss any medical history as well as receive back a completed medical form before moving in. Attention to individual needs and wellness is a priority at Thornebridge Gardens Retirement Residence.
Amanda Hill, manager
My name is Amanda Hill, General Manager and I have the pleasure of working with our great team here at Thornebridge Gardens. We strive to offer the services that meet the needs of each resident with efficient and caring staff. Residents are treated as individuals and their own personality, likes and dislikes are always taken into account. Our goals are to respect the choices of each individual and provide a variety of dining, life enrichment and care services that a resident can benefit from. Many of our staff have worked with us for 10 years, which we see in the relationships and connections that develop amongst the team and with residents and their visitors. We are dedicated to continued improvement and seek ongoing input and feedback from all of our residents and team members. Thornebridge Gardens has been offering independent living and assisted living for 11 years and become an active and important contributor to the community and for seniors in New Westminster. We take pride in our home and excellent customer service that we provide and I invite you to come in to see for yourself what makes Thornebridge Gardens a great place to live, visit and work.
Digital Story Telling – Strengthening our Heritage
New Westminster has long been proud of its community and its heritage. It is not surprising then that the Digital Story project, with the support of the Simon Fraser University team, is helping to build unity between the generations thus strengthening that heritage. The 10 week program digital storytelling project, in collaboration with Thornebridge Gardens, has through its programs, policies, and practices increased cooperation, interaction, and exchanges between residents and their families. These often marginalized citizens were granted an opportunity to reflect on and share their life experiences, reclaimed their identity with their peers, and with the use of technology pass a legacy on to their families.
Initially, the program fostered recognition. Thornebridge residents were asked to reflect on a single life event that impacted them. During the process of story development they were asked not only to tell the story but reflect on how it impacted them, using images, emotions, historical records, etc. As they told and rehearsed their stories, seeking feedback, they learned a great deal about one another and developed a report that went well beyond the few sessions they spent together.
As time passed, the program fostered engagement. Thornebridge and its citizens have had the pleasure since being involved with the Digital Story Project to tell and retell their stories in different capacities. They did a short film presentation for family and corporate decision makers. Our parent company recently embarked on a rebranding process and we were looking at program development that would foster engagement and a "life worth living". Limited space meant that fellow residents were not able to attend so a second showing was scheduled, giving extra time to those stories needing a little "polishing up". Finally, these stories have been given to families as gifts, shared with friends and social groups who have expressed surprise, support and praise
Lastly, the program fostered support. It was through the previous cooperation, interactions and exchanges between the Project team members, and staff that residents found mutual benefit. We have through this program saw residents want to continue with this process of learning new skills long after SFU’s involvement in the program ended. We have now established a "Digital Story Club" for graduates. It is hoped that through this program, the group can share their talents, resources and ultimately support one another and benefit its community’s citizens.
This is one of the many stories and examples of how we have truly lived our Verve Values- Integrity, Empathy, Flexibility, Collaboration, Passion for Excellence- to make a difference in the lives of our residents and staff.
"What can I tell you about Thornebridge? Well, as you arrive you see a very attractive building in a park like setting. Friendly Benches at the front entrance for visiting or waiting for pick up. A patio where summer barbecues are held is also a nice spot to sit & enjoy the flowers. An easy paved walk around the building, a short walk to uptown New Westminster for shopping. A nicely appointed interior holds a library, an all purpose room for various activities & entertainment so one can be quite busy--or spend quiet time in your suite. Our staff are amazing, they know everyone by name, are friendly, gracious, caring & capable. Servers in the dining room soon get to know your likes or dislikes, our excellent chef creates a wide variety of yummy meals attractively presented & regularly holds a meeting where residents can voice their opinions & suggestions. A pleasant, safe environment for our retirement years."
"My mother moved to the Thornebridge in July 2015 because she thought she would need extra care as she approached 97. Her suite is well appointed and more spacious than in the retirement residence she was leaving. She is more active here than ever as the activities are varied and well attended. Mother likes to be around people and is finding the residents to be very friendly. The staff are very accommodating, always willing to do that extra that makes living here so enjoyable. The residence and grounds are well maintained and any issues have been quickly dealt with. The Thornbridge is the 4th residence my mother has lived in and she finds that last is sometimes the best."
"Our Mother, Isabelle, moved into Thornebridge Gardens in New Westminster when the doors opened years ago. It was her choice to do so as she felt that one day, she might need assistance. She chose a one bedroom unit that was completely sufficient in every way! While she downsized from her previous apartment, this new one bedroom offered enough space for her to keep her treasures and display them appropriately. From the start, we all noticed how clean everything was, how kind the entire staff was, how delicious the food was, how beautifully the buildings and gardens were kept as well as how warmly all family members were treated. She felt immediate kinship with all those employed at Thornebridge and was grateful for their kind approach to her. When she suffered a stroke five years ago, she moved into a studio apartment right next door as it offered better space for her to manoeuvre her wheelchair. Again, the staff offered absolute support of her every need. Whenever she needed medical assistance, the staff was there, either helping in whatever way they could, or by calling 911 for her to receive more help. Our family was always included in decision making for her and we always felt welcomed. By her request, we recently held Mom's memorial service at Thornebridge and as always, felt very supported by everyone. It was clear that our precious mother was loved by everyone there. We are so grateful that our Mother chose Thornebridge and we recommend this home to anyone looking for daily assistance, personal care and loving attention. "
Our family picked out Thornebridge Gardens for us since we lived out of town. Our three sons each investigated Retirement Residences in their area and then decided that Thornebridge was the best.
What do I like? Everything!
Exercise, choir, charades, bus trips, you name it, they got it! You can take part in as much as you can because they have so many choices.
Dining is like a first class restaurant with many choices. Location is ideal and most everything is within a 2-block radius; shopping, Mercer Stadium, Massey Theatre, Medical & Dental and the hospital close by, too.
The staff are fantastic and all do a great job and are pleasant. I am happy to be here now for over 7 years!
Thornebridge Gardens in downtown New Westminster is the place to go for seniors who want to continue all the best things in life while leaving behind cooking, taking out the garbage, cutting the grass and other pesky household tasks you'd rather do without. Thornebridge's independent living lifestyle encourages renewal through a lifestyle focusing on the things you want to do.
In the décor throughout this community there's an emphasis on coziness. The dining room features four chairs per table, creating intimate conversations over dinner. This coziness and closeness is also seen in the Social House Pub and the fireplace lounge. That coziness translates well for the activities going on here, too, which – depending on the time of day – may include people taking an art class, small groups in Bible study or people chatting over a cold beer in the pub. On the exterior, there's a wonderfully sunny patio populated with bright flowers in the summer. Seniors also keep their own private gardens on their balcony or in the courtyard.read full review
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