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Thornebridge Gardens

   
649 8th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 2R2
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
$3,655
Suites:
143 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)
Capacity:
144 residents

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About Thornebridge Gardens

A member of Verve Senior Living

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.

Opened in: 2007
Ownership Type: private
Languages Spoken: English

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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Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

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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.

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Interview videos

Daughter of Resident

  • In this Perspective:
  • 00:51 - What do you appreciate most about Thornebridge Gardens?
  • 02:41 - What would you highlight about the social life, staff, facilities, and amenities?
  • 08:31 - How has your parent's life improved since moving?
  • 10:00 - What are the unique values of Thornebridge Gardens?
  • 13:10 - What would you like to tell other families who are considering Thornebridge Gardens?
  • 16:53 - What made you choose Thornebridge Gardens?
  • 19:41 - What was your decision journey like?
  • 21:13 - What was the process like moving your parent into Thornebridge Gardens?
  • 24:08 - Would you do anything different if you were to go through the decision journey again?
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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,655

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

Includes

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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,655

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.

Includes

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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 416 - 451 $3,655 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 471 - 622 $4,330 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 564 $4,985 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 658 - 683 $5,380 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 416 $3,655 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 471 $4,330 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 564 $4,985 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 658 $5,380 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,655
  • Size: 416sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$710
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,330
  • Size: 471sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$710
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,985
  • Size: 564sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$710
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,380
  • Size: 658sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$710
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,655
  • Size: 416sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$710
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,330
  • Size: 471sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$710
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,985
  • Size: 564sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$710
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,380
  • Size: 658sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$710
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

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

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (daytime), Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Low sodium

Amenities & Services

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

Arts and crafts
Billiards
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Games Room
Hairdresser
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
On-site General Store
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

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.

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Volunteering

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Sonny Mendoza

Sonny has a helpful, neighborly demeanor and a genuine kind attitude. Before becoming part of the Verve team in 2016 he was a successful hospitality professional working for several organizations and companies.

You can expect to be respected and supported when living or working in this community. Sonny enjoys beautiful days on the golf course and long scenic drives with his family, he also has a unique flare in the kitchen and an extensive knowledge of wine and cocktails.

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Personal Support Workers

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 2
  • Weekends: 1
  • Nights: 1

Care services

Care options available:

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

Move-in requirements

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.

• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

Accreditation & Associations

Blog & News

Blog and recent news

Keeping everyone safe

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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

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

Thornebridge Gardens is located at 649 8th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 2R2.


What's nearby:

London Drugs
6th St. & 8 Ave
Mercer Stadium
Moody Park Arena
Century House
Royal City Centre
Massey Theatre

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