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Wisteria Place

Wisteria Place

4388 Garry St, Richmond, British Columbia, V7E 2V2
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New Community Opening Jun, 2021

Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Guest stays available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
107 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)
160 residents

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About Wisteria Place

A member of Optima Living

Wisteria Place is an innovative independent seniors’ living community that will open late spring 2021 in the spectacular waterfront village of Steveston, in Richmond, BC. This beautiful new residence backs on to a park with easy access to walking paths and a 5 minute walk to the village centre where there are coffee shops, pharmacies, a river walkway, community centres, and much more for your convenience. There are 107 suites including studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms varying from 412 square feet to 1020 square feet. We are taking names for our interest list now and offering resources on our website and Facebook as well as ZOOM coffee chats, for those who want to learn about specific topics and come together to chat with other seniors. We will be a diverse and welcoming home that honours and values differences, while offering comfort, safety and quality service with exciting options, safety, and top notch information. Our priority is manifesting life in harmony with optimal wellness and vibrant living for each unique resident. Do check us out and let us welcome you home!

Opened in: 2007
Ownership Type: non-profit
Languages Spoken: English

COVID-19 Information

Visit the Optima Living website for up-to-date COVID-19 messages regarding our communities. We provide regular updates on vaccinations as well as news on any changes in restrictions. Enhanced COVID-19 safe policies and procedures are in place at all our communities, including for personal tours.

Please subscribe to our Youtube Channel. Dr Wagg, our knowledge partner with the University of Alberta, shares information and answers regarding COVID-19.

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Wisteria Place

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.


  • April 06, 2021:  Celebrate Easter and Gurpreet’s Farewell Virtual Baby Shower: Double Header - Virtual
    Join us Tuesday, April 06 from 10 am to 11 am
    Spring is a time for new beginnings and new life! Join us on April 8th at 10:00 AM PDT/11 AM MDT in Celebrating Easter and having a Farewell Virtual Baby Shower for Gurpreet, our Community Relations Coordinator, as she heads off to motherhood on maternity leave.

    Join us in zoom:
  • April 08, 2021:  Webinar - Keep Moving: Encouraging and Improving Mobility - Virtual
    Join us Thursday, April 08 from 9 am to 10 am
    Winter is gone and spring is here, and it is the perfect time to get movement back in your daily routine. This month, Dr. Wagg—our knowledge partner at the University of Alberta—and Optima Living Principal Ali Shivji explain the many ways to improve mobility. Join us on April 8th at 9 AM PDT/10 AM MDT for our next webinar focusing on encouraging and improving your mobility!

    Watch the session on our YouTube channel.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Interview videos

Wisteria Place - Interview with Management: Maureen Fakaro
  • In this Perspective:
  • 0:46 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 2:03 - What led you to this industry?
  • 3:46 - What brought you to your current position at Wisteria Place?
  • 5:19 - What does your role look like right now, and how will it change when Wisteria Place is open?
  • 10:16 - What are you envisioning for Wisteria Place’s culture and lifestyle?
  • 15:38 - What are the benefits to joining a retirement residence before it’s finished, and what are the challenges?
  • 22:00 - What levels of care are available at Wisteria Place?
  • 27:14 - What lines of communication exist between residents, administration, and families?
  • 32:36 - How will Wisteria Place welcome new residents into the community?
  • 37:12 - What misconceptions do you think still exist about retirement residences?
  • show more


Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $2,675

Residents can enjoy 3 nutritious meals a day with options, a wide range of activities to suit varying needs and support overall wellness, an emergency response system and pendant and nurse on site for consultations and wellness education, ability to hire private care, support to age in place as long as possible, weekly housekeeping and options for additional cleaning for an extra fee, a pet friendly environment, and more!


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


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 412 - 491 $2,675 - $2,800 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 447 - 713 $3,815 - $4,135 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
2-bed 737 - 1020 $4,435 - $4,840 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,675 - $2,800
  • Size: 412sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,815 - $4,135
  • Size: 447sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,435 - $4,840
  • Size: 737sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
  • Contact: email

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Laundry machines
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

A resident council will help to determine what activities residents want to have offered. Certified fitness instructors, and Activity Coordinators will plan and offer a wide range of activities for diverse interests.

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Maureen Fakaro


My name is Maureen Fakaro, and I am the Community Relations Manager of Wisteria Place.

When you get in touch with us, you'll be talking with me (or Community Relations Coordinator, Gurpreet Pannu), so I thought I'd take this chance to introduce myself.

I joined the Wisteria Place team in January 2020. I bring a wealth of experience to the community, having supported and worked with seniors for decades in various capacities. No matter what I do, it's with passion and the goal to manifest vibrancy and joy for individuals, teams, residents, staff, and any others I meet.

I want to help people find a welcoming home that suits them while making sure it surpasses their expectations. I love helping people make meaningful life choices and have fun.

My background includes roles as a leader in Senior Living, Senior Support Services, Human Resources, and Holistic Coaching. I prepared for these roles by studying Business, Human Resources, Holistic Health, Coaching, and Senior Care at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Langara College.

I'm very committed to my family life, and I enjoy yoga, walking, singing, travel, and new adventures! I lived in Japan for 4 years and I love learning about other cultures and working towards life in harmony in all I do.

I'm pleased to be a part of this team and I can't wait to welcome you to Wisteria Place.


Maureen Fakaro

Community Relations Manager
(604) 338-5280
[email protected]

4388 Garry Street
Richmond, BC, V7E 2V2
An Optima Living community


Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses

Number of care staff:

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

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Private home-care allowed

Health Services:

  • Physically challenged residents(with no special assistance)

Accreditation & Associations

Blog & News

Blog and recent news

January Wisteria Newsletter

by Wisteria Place

Happy New Year! We hope this finds you very well and keeping your...

Reimagine Senior Living : Caregiving In Community

by Wisteria Place

Seniors are valued members of our society, and at Optima Living we want to ensure they are equipped with all of the facts they need about caregiving, community, and our goal of reimagining senior livi...

All Things Wisteria Place Japanese Translation

by Wisteria Place

If you would like to know more about Wisteria Place, watch this month's Q&A session. We discussed “All Things Wisteria Place,” including floor plans and everything you need to know...

B.C. Seniors - Book Your Vaccination

by Wisteria Place

B.C. is immunizing top priority groups between now and the end of March. People who can be vaccinated at this time will be notified. If you have not been contacted, you do not need to do anything. ...



Wisteria Place is located near the Stevetson Buddhist Temple in the beautiful Stevetson, BC close to Richmond. It is filled with stunning views of the water, a kind atmosphere and walking paths in every direction.

Wisteria Place is located at 4388 Garry St, Richmond, British Columbia, V7E 2V2.

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