Nestled between the Fraser River and the Strait of Georgia waterways, Gilmore Gardens enjoys beautiful views of coastal mountain ranges, plenty of park space, plus shopping and restaurants close by. Richmond, British Columbia is part of Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Built in 1999, Gilmore Gardens Retirement Residence is an icon within the community and known for its elegant architecture, quality, comfort and warmth. But really it is the people, residents and staff alike, that make this independent senior living community so special.
Elizabeth is incredibly thoughtful, positive, organized and fun in everything she sets out to do! Globetrotting also ranks very high on Elizabeth’s agenda as she loves culture, food, people and places. However, at heart she is a family person and her goal is to ensure that every resident feels like they have an extension of family and friends at Gilmore. She is inspired by residents, hearing their stories and learning through their life lessons and wisdom. She is dynamic and continually challenges staff to think outside the box and discover unique ideas and solutions to different situations. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, walking, golfing and finding any excuse to celebrate.
Services & Amenities
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Health & Wellness
Safety & Security
Health & Wellness
Today’s senior wants an active, healthy lifestyle that maintains independence, yet lessens the load of responsibilities. That is what Gilmore Gardens is all about. Enjoy your own private suite, fewer chores, and greater opportunities to learn, discover and explore new tricks and old.
Culturally and socially inclusive environment
Safe and secure
24-hour emergency response
Reminders for meals and medications (if required)
Nurse and wellness coach at your disposal
Every day at Gilmore offers opportunity for all kinds of activities to keep you physically, mentally and spiritually alive. You can participate in as much or as little as you choose. Laugh, learn and grow by staying connected and challenging yourself.
Exercise – BrainGym, modified osteofit, tai chi, walking club, armchair exercise, Nordixx pole walking
Outings – shopping trips, restaurants, cultural events, theatre, and scenic drives
Games – bingo, bridge, horse races, whist, rummikub, rumoli and mah jong
Entertainment – musicians, singers, dancers, and performers
Birthday and welcome teas
Happy hour & Gilmore Arms Pub for drinks, snacks, singing, jokes, stories and laughter
Special buffet dinners to celebrate Easter, Summer, Thanksgiving and Christmas with friends and family
Religious services including United, Lutheran and Anglican
Volunteer opportunities to get involved with the resident forum, library team, recreation and food committees
Safety & Security
Gilmore Gardens gives you (and your family) great peace of mind. It is independent living, so you come and go as you please. That said, you can feel 100% confident that we are looking out for your safety. Protocol is important and adhered to.
Front desk supervised from 8:00am to 10:00pm
Doors and gates locked between 8:00pm and 8:00am
Security cameras onsite
Emergency response onsite 24 hours a day (for every resident, in every suite and hallway)
Fire safety pull stations and sprinklers
Fire drill practices and protocol
Your home at Gilmore Gardens is so much more than your suite. Extensions include all of our common areas, outdoor patio spaces, lounges, kitchens and more. Whether you are a private person or an adventurous spirit, you will find lots to do and enjoy throughout the residence—inside and out.
Activity room for exercise class, arts and crafts, games or an evening movie
Club Lounge to watch the game, enjoy a favourite beverage, or sing-along at happy hour
Library and computer den offers many a good book or find on the internet
Country kitchen with coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit and baked goods, and an oven in case you’d like to bake
Corner store to pick up a few groceries like milk, bread, cereal, chocolate bars, aspirin, greeting cards or toiletries.
Outdoor patios to enjoy fresh air, garden space, a stroll, and cuppa tea
Dining room for lunch and dinner
Private dining room for special family events
Guest suite for friends and family who visit
Complimentary laundry room on each floor
Hair salon for shampoo and set, cut, perm or colour, manicures, pedicures and foot care
Gilmore Park United church across the patio where you can enjoy senior teas and Sunday services
Expect delicious and nutritious meals and snacks, prepared onsite, by our experienced Culinary Team. Dinner is always included at Gilmore Gardens, but you can cook your own breakfast and lunch in your suite or join us downstairs in the country kitchen and dining room. The choice is yours! Please invite your friends and family for lunches, dinners, special buffets and happy hours.
Breakfast: Make your own in your suite or join us downstairs for as a snack in the country kitchen
Snacks (included): Coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit, muffins, squares or scones and cookies
Lunch (optional - monthly or drop-in program): Buffet style with soup, entrée, sandwiches, fruit, dessert and coffee or tea; Table service available
Dinner (included): À la carte menu with dining service; Full service dining host and wait service
Catering: Special functions for family and friends can be arranged, with our chef, in the private dining room and club lounge – from a milestone birthday party to an afternoon tea with a meeting group.
Like a condominium, you furnish your suite with the comforts from your home. Bring your treasures and a small pet if you’d like—dogs, cats, fish and birds are welcome. Gilmore Gardens has 117 suites, plus one guest suite, and caters to approximately 125 residents. Here’s what is included.
Windows that open and offer beautiful views of gardens or mountains
Kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator, 2-burner stove, sink and space for a microwave or toaster oven
Accessible bathrooms with grab bars, low profile bathtub with shower, or walk in shower
Warm carpets in the bedroom and living areas
Non-slip flooring in the bathroom and kitchenette
Ample storage area
24-hour emergency response button plus personal pendant for each resident
We know that good food matters… so our Culinary Team use as much fresh local ingredients as possible, prepare everything from scratch, and serve it to you in the most delectable way. When you move in, you will meet with Chef Val to determine how we can best cater to your taste buds and dietary needs. Custom menus are available.
Country Kitchen Breakfast/Snack
Fresh muffins, scones or pastries with a variety of fruit, juice, tea and coffee. Some call it breakfast, others a snack. The choice is yours.
Lunch Buffet Sample Menu
Wonton soup, sweet and sour spareribs with pineapple and steamed rice, green salad, various sandwiches and delectable desserts to choose from, plus tea, coffee and water.
Dinner Sample Menu
A cup of broccoli soup with melted cheddar cheese, roasted rib eye of beef with Yorkshire pudding and gravy, baked half potato with sour cream, succulent zucchini and baby beets, followed by fresh fruit salad and scoop of vanilla ice cream, and coffee or tea.
Gilmore Gardens is located just a short drive, bus or scooter ride to Steveston Village, where you can enjoy this historic fishing village turned vibrant community of boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops. Or, walk along the beautiful boardwalks with spectacular views of mountains and the Gulf Islands. Enjoy lots of shopping, restaurants and recreation centres close by.