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Chelsea Park

1968 East 19th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5N 5K3
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74 suites (1-bed, 2-bed, 2-bed + den)

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Chelsea Park

Our Perspective


Among Vancouver retirement homes, Chelsea Park is a uniquely homey, comfortable environment offering striking value for anyone 55 and older. It’s a boutique-style retirement community, less formal than some other retirement residences, but with much of the vibrancy you’ll find in more expensive communities. With respect to the activities and amenities, you’ll find everything you need to make days complete.

Set foot in Chelsea Park, and the first thing you hear will likely be laughter. It’s a special place where residents are comfortable and genuine with each other. The emphasis here is on coziness. You’ll find home-cooked meals and afternoon tea parties are an important part of life. For such an affordable community, the list of activities is extensive. There are outings, live entertainment, Bingo, tennis and golf, gardening clubs, card games, exercise classes... and the list goes on.

Just outside the community you’ll also find some wonderful features. Expansive Trout Lake park is right across the street, with a variety of walking trails and even a beach. There’s a community center there, and down the street on Commercial Drive/Victoria Drive there’re a variety of shops. You can live a full life here, and we might argue that Chelsea Park offers some of the best value we’ve seen in a retirement home.

Community’s Perspective

We asked Chelsea Park to answer the following questions:

Who are you as a community?

A boutique residence with a homelike ambience where you can enjoy your independence while receiving quality hospitality services from our caring staff. A BC Seniors Living Association 'Seal of Approval' recipient since 2011, Chelsea Park is Seniors housing offering intimate, well designed, comfortable and affordable living for Seniors. You will not find a better setting for Seniors who want to enjoy the benefits of a total community where everyone belongs. 1 bedroom suites ready for immediate occupancy. Rents starting at $2,600 per month.

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Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Chelsea Park

Patrick Buchannon, family member
"We are very proud of the Chelsea Park staff and the warm and caring community that they have created in this small spot near Trout Lake Park."

Peter, family member
"Thanks so much for the care you and your team gave to my mother while at Chelsea Park. I was not expecting such a great experience. We looked at the places that charge double the cost of your facility does so we were expecting to lower our expectations since we could not afford the other places. But much to our surprise you were so much better than we could’ve ever experienced at any other place, simply the best. I think it is because of your genuine care and attention to my mother and all of ..."

Tannis Delaney, resident
"If you want a friendly place, not too formal, this is the greatest place to be. I would never want to go anywhere else. I would recommend this to anyone. I would recommend it to anyone. "

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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $2,600

Many residents receive Home Support services through outside sources: Vancouver Coastal Health and private agencies. Medication administration and daily vitals can be managed by several pharmacies offering these services and visiting mobile lab services including routine bloodwork; ekg; INR testing through Dr referrals.


  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (2x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
1-bed 369 - 471 $3,200 - $3,600 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
2-bed 594 - 609 $4,000 - $4,100 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
2-bed + den 835 $4,100 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,200 - $3,600
  • Size: 369sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,000 - $4,100
  • Size: 594sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,100
  • Size: 835sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchenette
  • Contact: email


Home-cooked; up-scale comfort food; ethnic foods served on special occasions, otherwise occasionally Soft diet or liquid diet when required for medical tests

Meal service : Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Assigned seating , Two Seatings

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

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Amenity Room for group activities; and for private family gatherings with kitchen; Library outreach program

Arts and crafts
Emergency call system (pendent)
Games Room
Hobby kitchen
Laundry machines
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Storage lockers
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Monthly bus excursions once COVID restrictions are lifted Weekly calendar for social and structured activities Individual Birthday celebrations

Arts and Crafts
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Exercise Program
Movie Nights

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Walter Downey

At Chelsea Park everyone belongs.  When you are in a warm, intimate environment with people who care about one another, you take in the full experience we have here at Chelsea Park. Our boutique residence has a homelike ambience where we serve home cooked up-scale comfort food and our staff are driven by the goal to provide safe, affordable, and comfortable housing.  They abide by these principles by making sure there is enough time to listen and chat, by organizing events and arranging additional support services when needed, and by offering 24-hr emergency response, along with many other safety features.  Our commitment to these values earned us the BC Seniors Living Association Seal of Approval in 2011 and we've continued achieving these standards through the past 10 years.  We believe the community connection is important in keeping our seniors interested and engaged. Our vision is to create opportunities for serenity and socialization. We value and support each individual's dignity and privacy and we value the benefits that a commitment to continuous improvement brings to the service we provide.  People who want to enjoy the benefits of a total community will not find a better setting.

Move-in requirements

Completed application package; deposit; Pre-authorized Debit Agreement (for paying rent); tenant's insurance package;

• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

COVID-19 Information

Chelsea Park has been COVID-free since the start-up of the pandemic in early 2020 thanks to our dedicated staff and very cooperative residents and their loving families.
Everyone at Chelsea Park has been doubled vaccinated. We do have visitor restrictions/rules about entering the building if you are sick or have been in contact with anyone who has been sick, and a COVID assessment check list asking about travel and symptoms for all visitors and staff. Visitors are required to wear masks when entering the building and in all common areas and all residents and staff are continuing to wear masks in all of our common areas. Our activities have started up again and everyone has returned to the dining room which makes us all happy.
Our Staff are diligently cleaning and sanitizing all common areas and touch surfaces many times a day. We receive information weekly and sometimes daily from the Ministry of Health and BC Seniors Living Association as to how to proceed and we are following the guidelines and regulations set in place by the Provincial Ministry of Health for Long Term Care and Assisted Living Residences.
We also provide updates and reminders for our residents to keep everyone on track in remaining safe and contributing to the solution.

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Chelsea Park

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A residential neighborhood with friendly folks and lots of gardens and trees to view and enjoy. John Hendry Park and Trout Lake are at our doorstep. Seasonal Farmers' Market and Community center with Gym; Pottery room; and Seniors' activities within the park as well as walking trail around the little lake. Close to eclectic and ethnic Commercial Drive for cafes, bistros and shopping. Banks, pharmacies and medical offices nearby and easily accessible by public transit.

Chelsea Park is located at 1968 East 19th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5N 5K3.

What's nearby:

Vancouver Art Gallery
St. Joseph's Parish
Continuing and Adult Education Vancouver
Britannia Public Library
Vancouver Public Library
Reach Community Health Centre
Shopper's Drug Mart
East Vancouver
Trout Lake Community Center
Brentwood Town Centre
Metropolis at Metrotown
Vancouver East Cultural Centre - 'The Cultch'
Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis
Riverway Golf Course & Driving Range
Grand Villa Casino
John Hendry Park
Museum of Anthropology UBC
John Hendry Park
Stanley Park
Central Park
Deer Lake Park
Trout Lake walking trail
Walking Trails Vancouver
VanDusen Botanical Gardens
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens
Arriva Ristorante

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