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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living 

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):
$3,870
Suites:
143 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)
Capacity:
144 residents

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Our Perspective

How we see Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living

There are a number of things about this community that make it easy to move here. There's the encouragement to personalize your suite with effects from your home. Another is the warmth of staff, who create a strong sense of kinship and community. Here, community includes not just every senior, but staff and family of residents. Adult children love how they are included in all important discussions.

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.

Community’s Perspective

How Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Welcome to New Westminster’s luxurious retirement living at Thornebridge Gardens. Relax, play, dine in style, and enjoy our exceptional amenities and services all designed for a fulfilling lifestyle. Our dedicated team of professionals inspires active aging and is on hand to provide assisted living support when needed, for a continuum of care when it’s time to transition from independent living. We’re here for your peace of mind and to ensure each day is your best one yet. One of New Westminster’s finest residences, provides 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. Our 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: Private. A member of Verve Senior Living Languages Spoken: English

  • Opened in: 2007
  • Ownership: Private. A member of Verve Senior Living
  • Languages Spoken: English

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

We serve two delicious, homecooked meals prepared by our Chef and her culinary team daily. A continental breakfast and healthy snacks with many options are available in the Country Kitchen from 8 am to 8 pm daily. Whenever possible we source local products as part of our Living Loving Local program.

Thornebridge is situated on beautiful grounds with walking paths and a private, inner courtyard with ample seating.

What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

We offer a newcomer's tea for all of our new residents. It gives them an opportunity to meet our current residents and feel comfortable in their new surroundings. In addition, our Life Enrichment Manager and Nurse meets with each new resident soon after they move in to go over the programs, activities, and health and wellness services we offer.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

We are centrally located we are within the Lower Mainland, and very accessible to shopping, banks, restaurants and cafes, parks, and cultural venues.

What five facts about your community should people know?

1. Thornebridge sits on a large property; its parklike setting has its own private walking path.
2. For several years, voted by Readers' Choice of the New West Record, Thorebridge Gardens continues to be awarded Best Retirement Community in the area.
3. Thornebridge Gardens has a unique, boutique feel.
4. Surrounded by old growth trees. We proudly re-purpose the lumber and furnish our interior with live edge tables and shelves throughout our common areas.
5. Verve recently earned the distinction as one of Canada's Best Managed Company in 2023.

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Reviews of Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living

What residents and their loved ones say about Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living in reviews.

Mary Wick, family member

"My 100 year old mom from Calgary wanted to see her sister-in-law Alice S. as they haven’t seen each other for many years. The staff made us so welcome and the accommodations are so beautiful, I had a hard time leaving! Thank you all for making our stay so wonderful! It meant the world to us! Oh! And the food! Just incredible!"

Donna Tays, family member

"My mom is a very young 93, and she loves the youth connection at Thornebridge. She’s gained new friendships among the youth ambassador program there… You can have as much social life there as you want. For people who like having a big group of friends like my mom, she’s been able to take advantage of the knitting and the bridge clubs, movie nights. One of her favourite things this year is that she has started a gardening club. She’s made some really great friendships there. We’ve been ..."

Gail Laird, family member

"My mother has lived at Thornebridge Gardens for 4 years. She wanted to live there, so put her house up for sale, and Thornebridge found her the perfect suite. Being almost 92, she is needing more help these days, and the staff are very helpful. Although she does pay extra for the help, help is there. The staff are very patient as well, and handle [her] well. "

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,870

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 $3,870

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 $3,870 (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 $4,565 (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 $5,240 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 658 - 683 $5,645 (Rent) +$710 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 416 $3,870 (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 $4,565 (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 $5,240 (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 $5,645 (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: $3,870
  • 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: $4,565
  • 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: $5,240
  • 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: $5,645
  • 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: $3,870
  • 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: $4,565
  • 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: $5,240
  • 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: $5,645
  • 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

Chef prepared, world inspired. We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be enjoyed with friends, made with fresh local ingredients, prepared from scratch by an experienced culinary team, and served by our friendly and courteous dining staff who know your personal tastes. • 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: (24 hours), Bistro: (daytime), Buffet, Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

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)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail delivery to suite
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

We bring in regular entertainment, including classical, jazz and contemporary musical groups. We have our own baby grand piano for both residents and guest entertainers to enjoy.

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Golf
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Sewing
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
Guest Attendant
Sleep Expertvisiting 1x/month
Massage Therapistvisiting 1x/week
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Mobility Specialistvisiting 1x/month

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 3
  • Weekends: 3
  • Nights: 3

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $150)
  • Respite care available (cost from $150)
  • Private home-care allowed (cost from $150)

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(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 no special assistance)

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.

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

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.

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living

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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 - Verve Senior Living 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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