Wisteria Place

Wisteria Place

4388 Garry Street, Richmond, British Columbia, V7E 2V2
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New Community Opened Sep, 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 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: 2021
Ownership Type: non-profit
Languages Spoken: English

COVID-19 Information

When it comes to the news and social media addressing COVID-19, there are as many perspectives as there are people.

It makes one wonder how we navigate these times.

There is one word that immediately comes to mind. We navigate all of this with love. Love, care, compassion, and concern for those we love and those around us—for the caregivers, for the sick, for those who have lost loved ones.

Continue to care for yourself and others in any way you can. Wash your hands. Get vaccinated. Be Safe. Stay in touch. Turn off the news more. Be positive. Find ways to show love. Pay for someone else’s coffee at the drive through, share a wink when you can’t see that smile, share a word of encouragement in an unexpected way, reach out to your neighbour, leave a flower on someone’s doorstep...and above all, don’t give up hope!

If you are struggling, reach out to many of the online or mental health professionals that are available, or call your Optima Living community. We can put you in touch with a support network.

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Wisteria Place

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Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review


New retirement homes like Wisteria Place offer a unique opportunity to be part of and help form a vibrant new community of fellow seniors. Those who move here and take full advantage of the amenities will find the move ideally revitalizing. A couple of words we heard often from staff in the community were the terms connection and harmony. Helping create a community based on those core values will be uplifting and gratifying.

That community is going to be cemented by the beautiful building and peaceful location in an established neighbourhood. Staff we talked to were highly experienced, showing a casual understanding of people’s different personalities, as well as wants and needs. It will encourage seniors to deepen their love for others through volunteer opportunities, a buddy system, and communal amenities including a fitness studio, spa, and more.

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Interview videos

Inspiring Leaders - Optima Living: Karim Kassam
  • In this Perspective:
  • As co-founder of Optima Senior Living and vice president of the British Columbia Seniors’ Living Association, Karim Kassam exemplifies senior living thought leadership. In our interview with Mr. Kassam, he speaks about how the company was founded on personal principles that are deeply felt by both himself and his co-founder Farid Damji, and he articulates how those principles have informed the growth of the company thus far, and continue to provide the basis for strategy.
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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?
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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $2,800

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 423 - 491 $2,800 - $3,400 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 447 - 713 $3,600 - $4,000 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 737 - 1032 $4,500 - $4,800 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,800 - $3,400
  • Size: 423sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • 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: $3,600 - $4,000
  • Size: 447sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,500 - $4,800
  • Size: 737sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • 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
Sheila Lively

Working in management for seniors care and luxury hotels, such as Marriott and Fairmont, I have learned that a collaborative and supportive leadership style builds strong relationships that ensure day-to-day operations of a community resulting in high-quality care. I care about the team, both as it relates to staff and as it relates to our residents, and I am excited to share my knowledge and expertise with Wisteria Place.


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 spirits bright! This month has been busy! It's been a pleasure getting to know more of you on the phone,...

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 Street, Richmond, British Columbia, V7E 2V2.

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