Located in Vancouver's Kerrisdale neighbourhood, Granville Gardens Retirement Residence offers residents the opportunity to live in a well-appointed urban community, surrounded by homes, shopping centres, parks, libraries and community centres. Conveniently located at the junction of two main cross-town arteries, Granville Gardens Retirement Residence is central and accessible. Senior Living has really changed over the past decade, and we want to show you what Retirement Living is all about.
To make “everyday a good day” that’s Wilma’s mission. With over 20 years in recreation, where and how you live matters. People matter. Wilma is passionate about creating a vibrant community that will be forged by meaningful relationships. Programs and services designed with its citizens in mind will “feed the spirit”. Themes of living it, moving it, learning it or sharing it will highlight various elements of successful aging. Senior Living has never been so good.
Services & Amenities
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Health & Wellness
Safety & Security
Health & Wellness
Health isn't about the absence of disease. Rather, it's the state in which you are at your best, when your physical, mental and social well-being are balanced—this is what it means to live with Verve - Inspired Senior Living. At Granville Gardens Retirement Residence, you will have access to a professional Wellness Coach to connect our residents who require some support with the support services/assisted living they may need.
24-hour emergency support
Personalized Service plan that is reviewed quarterly or upon request
On-going wellness counselling and support
Monthly BP and weight tracking
Assisted Living care services available
Just because you're aging doesn't mean you stop living. Your dreams, passions and hobbies are as unique as you are. Granville Gardens is a place where you can continue to be you and continue to grow as an individual by being socially connected, and challenged in mind, body, and spirit.
A typical day at Granville Gardens may include any number of interesting activities:
Start your day with Morning Mental Workout, including games, events and discussions that exercise the brain-our most important muscle!
Stroll around the neighbourhood with the Walking Club and see what’s in bloom
Gather to share stories and sing classic tunes with the Java Music Club
Match wits and trump your opponents at the Weekly Bridge Group. Don’t’ play? We have Wii Bowling, whist, horse races and more!
Celebrate a birthday with a Slice of Cake and Cup of Tea in the Garden Lounge
Don’t miss Movie Night, where we screen film classics, old and new.
Raise a toast to friends during Happy Hour at the Beverage and Bistro Bar, and share snacks, singing, jokes and laughter.
Take in an Evening Piano Performance, featuring student performers from a local music school
Safety & Security
Granville Gardens is a place you can call home. And not because it's where you wake up every morning, but because you're surrounded by peace of mind and warmth from people who genuinely care about your well-being. We believe that you should feel safe and reassured when living here. Our 24 hour emergency response and on site security are just the beginning. All our staff are trained in specific safety and security procedures which means that your safety isn't treated like a job—it's woven into everything we do.
Daily visual check
Monthly fire drills
On-going staff training
Annual evacuation procedures
If your home had everything you needed at your fingertips, combined with an engaging social calendar, you'd never want to leave. That's how we approach our communities, and Granville Gardens is without exception. Fulfilling your spirit, body, and mind means challenging yourself and bettering yourself. So, try Tai Chi, or Digital Story Telling and when you're done, relax with friends by having a pint, or an evening Piano performance.
The Red Maple Restaurant: the main dining room off the front entrance, where a large maple tree anchors the views
The Garden Lounge: a lounge off the Red Maple Restaurant that overlooks lush gardens in the southwest corner of the grounds
The Club Lounge: a cozy space across from the great Room where one can play cards, host club meetings and gather with friends and family
The Fireside Lounge: the main lounge where residents can relax with a cup of tea by the warmth of the fireplace
The Fine Arts Studio: a studio where arts and craft lovers can let their creativity flow
The Great Room: a large open space where movie nights, group exercises, meetings or other seasonal events can occur
The Book Nook Library: a small library off the Fireside Lounge where bookworms will find their fill of fiction, fantasy and facts
Ye Olde Tuck Shoppe: a small store where snacks, cards and other personal items can be purchased.
For most of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Everyone is welcomed with open arms and warm food. It's never an imposition keeping in mind the tastes and preferences of both guests, and family member alike. We agree that fussing over loved ones is just part of the enjoyment in creating a memorable meal, as formal or informal as it may be. At Granville Gardens the only thing that's different is that our award winning chef's take care of everything so you can enjoy your time with friends and family. We're quite literally at your service.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included in the standard service package 24 hr Beverage & Bistro Bar
A continental breakfast is always available a hot breakfast buffet begins at 9:00AM
Dine at your convenience-a full a-la-carte menu available till 7PM
Lunch and Dinner specials prepared with fresh local ingredients are served daily
Sunday Brunch and Holiday dinners
Private Dining is reserved for your special occasions
Consult with our Interior designers and decorators or take on a brave new project. Regardless, your new home should feel like your own with a style and setting that's distinctly yours. Personalized suites makes Granville Gardens feel as special and warm as your old home—you can bring your treasured antiques and furry loved ones too. We plan on taking care of everything else so you can spend time planning your next adventure— you've earned it.
All 62 elegantly appointed suites include:
Cable TV, utilities (including telephone) and WiFi
Wall to wall carpeting in the bedroom and living areas
Radiant in-floor heating
Vinyl flooring in the bathroom and kitchenette
A kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, sink and space for a microwave oven
Accessible bathrooms with grab bars, non-slip surfaces and a walk-in shower
State of the art emergency response system
Other amenities include: a personal storage locker in the basement (if required), a scooter storage room, and underground parking
We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be made with fresh local ingredients, cooked from scratch by award winning chefs, served by professional waiters who know your personal tastes, and shared with friends.
Breakfast Sample Menu
Hot oatmeal, scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, potatoes, pancakes with syrup, fresh fruit salad & yogurt; variety of breads with jams and jellies
Lunch Sample Menu
Caesar Salad or Butternut Squash Soup, Prime Rib of Beef, Mashed Potatoes
Lemon Garlic Green Beans, and Gourmet Brownies for dessert.
Dinner Sample Menu
Fresh Garden Salad or Minestrone Soup, Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon, Herbed Couscous, Roasted Spring Vegetables, and Warm toffee pudding with cream for dessert
Long-time residents will be happy to be near services and amenities they know well and those who are new to the neighbourhood will quickly find their favorite spots. Granville Gardens offers transportation support so that all residents can enjoy freedom and independence without relying on their families and friends.
A few local highlights include: parks and outdoor recreation (Queen Elizabeth Park and Bloedel Floral Conservatory, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Maple Grove Park), city services (Kerrisdale Community Centre, Kerrisdale “Cyclone Taylor” Arena, Vancouver Public Library, Kerrisdale Branch), and shopping (Kerrisdale Village Shopping, Oakridge Shopping Centre).