August 08, 2022
When most people think of the term, old folks home, the image that pops up is bleak and dull. At our community, Arbourside Court, in sunny Surrey, BC, we bust the stigmatizing myths around aging. The residents in our community are people enjoying all the freedom and flexibility of living on their own, not old folks. We take care of day-to-day responsibilities, so residents in our tight-knit community can focus on the things that bring joy to their lives. Residents enjoy little to no daily responsibilities, a simple life most of us haven’t had since we lived under mom’s roof. We think of our community as an all-inclusive resort, in the heart of Surrey. We take care of housekeeping, home upkeep, day-to-day chores and more. Gone are the days of large grocery shops, our amazing chefs prepare three homecooked, hearty meals, daily. In between meals, our residents enjoy snacks and beverages with one another all day in our bistro.
The most valuable aspect of life at Arbourside is not only the freedom and independence but the peace of mind for families and loved ones. We know transitioning into an independent living community can be intimidating for both residents and their family members. Resident health and wellbeing are our top priority. We provide emergency response pendants and a night responder to ensure support is in place to assist the residents. Our long-time dedicated staff become extended family to residents and a big, beautiful community built on trust and understanding.
We take our residents’ interests and abilities into account and schedule an array of activities, every day. We encourage creativity with regular crafts and art classes. Residents of all abilities stay active with yoga, fitness and much more! We even work out our brains with mental aerobics and stay calm with meditation. Residents enjoy social opportunities every day like bingo, movie nights and so much more.
When you think about old folks, you probably think partying is out of the question. Not here at Arbourside. We dance and sing at parties and host live music at least once a month. Almost as if we’re college freshmen in a dorm, our best friends are only steps away. The wonderful friendships made in our community are so special. We can attest that living at Arbourside is a life full of love and friendships, truly making the golden years golden.