Vancouver Courier Readers’ Choice Awards 2020
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.
With a background in Physical Therapy and Applied Business Management, General Manager, Jennifer is driven by learning and growing in all aspects of life. Moving up in the company is a clear result of her passion, care & dedication to her career with Verve. Jennifer says, there is nothing like the rewarding sense of accomplishment one feels from making someone else smile and laugh; but the most rewarding is the friendships with staff and residents that are created along the way. She believes great people make all the difference and that a place of encouragement, empowerment, positivity, and fun makes it all count. Always emphasizing that teamwork truly makes the dream work & crediting her staff along the way for the exceptional work they do for our residents. Outside of work, Jennifer loves bike riding hidden trails, cooking, photography, creating music, nature, art, astronomy, & all things sports. She also loves sitting down with a good book & quality Scotch or spending time with her multicultural family, especially the time she spends with her two little nieces.
Services & Amenities
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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:
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
Freshly cut fruits, home made fresh muffins, cereals, eggs, yogurt, juices, coffee & tea.
Lunch Sample Menu
Butternut squash soup with chive crème fraiche, Asian BBQ Pork Fried Rice, or Quinoa Salad w/ Grilled lemon marinated chicken breast, and homemade mango pudding w/ toasted coconut shavings.
Dinner Sample Menu
Cream of Mushroom Soup or Heirloom Tomato and Bocconcini Salad. Braised Beef Short Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes & beans or Soy honey & ginger glazed salmon w/ steam rice, & gailan and homemade Japanese cheesecake topped w/ lychee mint salad & Peach puree.
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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).
What People Say About Us
My name is Jennifer Hyun, I am a Resident at Granville Gardens.
Living here has made me very happy over the past 2 years, it feels like home.
Socializing, meeting new friends, including the kind staff.
We have so many food choices and for Christmas Dinner last year,
I had 18 family members join me, kids running all around, it was wonderful.
My favorite activities are, Tia’s fitness Classes, Zumba, Hand Chimes and Laughter Yoga.
I enjoy the Children’s choirs; Hymn sings and dressing up for all the Dances.
Granville Gardens is a Wonderful Place to Live!
Staff and Residents are very helpful.
The food is “Great” and that is a big thing for me, “I like my food”.
I enjoy the Morning exercises and all the other activities and music in our Great Room.
We even go for drives to the Beach and eat Fish& Chips. It is just Great here!
I have made so many friends including my new Best Friend Karen.
Many days I spend time on the Patio with my family, Grandkids running around, It feels like, “Home”.
Granville Gardens welcomed my sister into this home like she was royalty. She was treated with the most loving and caring treatment by all staff. My sister was very sick, and everyone went above and beyond to ensure she was comfortable. I cannot rave enough about how much this Home accommodated our family and the kindness that they showed to all of us. My sister's memories of Granville Gardens and our family are , that the people that work at this Home are very special, and they truly care for the Residents. I met many of the residents, and they are all friendly and happy with this Home. My biggest concern was that my sister is only 42 years old but, she fit in so great and was welcomed by all with so much caring and kindness. Thank you Granville Gardens for making the last few months of my sisters life special.
After researching several places in the neighbourhood we have decided to move our mom into Granville Gardens. It is a very beautiful and spotless home with a soothing West Coast feel to it. It helps that it is brand new but what really did it for us was the outstanding staff. They are such a wonderful, caring group who have patiently held our hands while we made a very difficult decision. But we are very comforted with the fact that mom will have the best care possible. We are relieved to know that mom will have lots of attention and eat the best food ever. Seriously...five star dining. We plan to eat as many meals as possible there. Huge kudos to Sandra for being so patient and caring. I would highly recommend Granville Gardens for assisted living. It's good for any age, really. I'm tempted to move there myself!
“From the moment that I first called Granville Gardens after locating the respite option on their website, I was truly impressed and welcomed. From the warm and professional catering staff and their imaginative chef, Michael, to the caring five-star hospitality of housekeeping, not a moment’s comfort or care was missed. The surroundings are gorgeously designed. The caregivers and wellness management were patiently and carefully attentive to every need I had as I rested and gave those at home time to rest, too. I was amazed at the detailed support of Covid protocols and the kindness with which they were encouraged and followed. Granville Gardens has become my second home and I could see it becoming my first, as I prepare for the next chapters of my life.”
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