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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Chelsea Park 

1968 East 19th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5N 5K3
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Lifestyle options:
Cost (from):
$3,200
Suites:
74 suites (1-bed, 2-bed, 2-bed + den)

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Our Perspective

How we see Chelsea Park

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

How Chelsea Park sees itself

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 $3,200 per month. Our all in price includes: - lunch - dinner - hydro - cable TV - weekly housekeeping - weekly linen laundry service - 24-hour emergency response system - scheduled recreational programs and events


What do you do differently or uniquely well?

Since we are a non-profit society the rental price per suite is amongst the lowest for the same services offered by either non-profit or for profit organizations. The Society started in the 50's to house returning war vets. Over the last 70+ years we have maintained this commitment to offer superior non-profit housing. Our motto is "HOUSING WITH HEART", and we believe it!!

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

Our facility gives seniors a lifestyle free from the worries of home maintenance in a beautiful secure setting. Our team is there to answer any and all questions to make move in as stress free as possible. Our goal is to handle all issues so you can spend more time doing the things you love and being with the people you love.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Besides the beautiful facility, location and the services we offer, one of the strengths of Chelsea Park is the staff. You will not find a more caring, committed staff who work hard so you don't have to. As well, our residents genuinely care and look out for each other. A word of caution, the weekly indoor bocce game can get competitive!

What five facts about your community should people know?

Chelsea Park is located right next door to John Hendry Park, beautiful Trout Lake and the Trout Lake Community Centre. We are in a quiet residential community, yet desirable location because of our proximity to retail stores, community services and nearby transportation links to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Chelsea Park

What residents and their loved ones say about Chelsea Park in reviews.

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 o..."

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

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,200

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.

Includes

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

Suites

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)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
2-bed 594 - 609 $4,000 - $4,100 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • 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
2-bed + den 835 $4,300 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,200 - $3,600
  • Size: 369sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • 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)
    • Call Bell System
    • 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

  • Type: 2-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,300
  • Size: 835sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
  • Contact: email

Dining

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 : Room Service (extra fee), Room Service (included), 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
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Games Room
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa/Beauty Salon
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
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Resident social / activity club
Shuffleboard
Volunteering

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Darryl Lucas

Chelsea Park is the solution for active seniors seeking more support with daily living while maintaining their independence. Chelsea Park provides seniors with a home that will grant them independence, safe social surroundings, nourishment, and assistance with their daily living needs. Even though they will have their own personal living accommodations, staff and a home environment will be just outside their door ensuring that their physical and mental well-being is maintained. Residents will interact with others at meal and activity times ensuring that there will be opportunities to forge new friendships.

As well as the many benefits living at Chelsea Park provides, we also celebrate many other events such as:

  • Birthdays
  • Mother's Day
  • Father's day
  • Robbie Burns
  • Valentine's Day 
  • Easter
  • St Patrick's Day
  • Aboriginal Day
  • Canada Day
  • BC Day
  • Labour Day
  • Truth and Reconciliation
  • Halloween
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas
  • New Year's Day

No matter who we work with, our primary goal is to provide everyone with safe, clean, affordable housing at reasonable rates. To us, housing with heart means being more than just a non-profit housing society or a landlord. It means caring about everyone that lives at Chelsea Park. Integrity, dignity, and compassion are guiding values that help us deliver on this promise to every resident.

Staff

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 8
  • Weekends: 4
  • Nights: 1

Care services

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with no special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with no special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with government assisted)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with government assisted)
  • Medication charted by exception(with government assisted)
  • Ostomy care(with government assisted)
  • Oxygen assistance(with no special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with no special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with government assisted)

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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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

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
Scotiabank

Compare Chelsea Park with nearby communities

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Cedar Springs PARCIndependent LivingNorth Vancouver, British Columbia 9.72km

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