Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence is tucked away in a beautiful setting in the heart of Kelowna. A short stroll away from Okanagan Lake, shopping and a vibrant neighbourhood. This makes for an ideal place for inspired senior living. Hawthorn Park offers three lifestyle opportunities, which include supportive living, assisted living and complex care. Living at Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence means you have choices and can customize the services you need, as you need them. You can feel confident knowing that you can age in place and stay with us, even when your needs change. Whether you choose your own apartment or an option with specialized support for Alzheimer’s, dementia or extended care, you can continue to call Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence home.
Heather has been involved in the senior’s industry in various management capacities, for over 22 years. Her consistent career choices speak to her passion for working with seniors. Heather has a great track record of implementing programs to engage her residents and her team.
Acts of compassion, empathy, an abundance of patience and leading by example are some of Heather’s traits and guiding principles. Heather is adept at all aspects of our business, having continued her education and professional development through various certifications, workshops and employment training over the years ‐ training that allowed her to improve resident relations, enhance her ability to manage her team and provide excellent customer service.
Heather certainly seems to thrive in any environment which demands a high degree of integrity and ethics.
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Health & Wellness
Safety & Security
Health & Wellness
Good health is the state in which you are at your best, when your physical, mental and social well-being are well looked after—this is what it means to live with Verve. At Hawthorn Park a highly-skilled group of registered health care professionals are there when you need them. Whether you need help with bathing and dressing, assistance with medications or emergency response, we have staff onsite 24/7.
Individual wellness consultation with registered nurse
Group health education
Emergency response by registered health care staff
Just because you're aging doesn't mean you should stop living an active and vibrant lifestyle. Your dreams, passions and hobbies are as unique as you are. Hawthorn Park is a place where you can continue to be you and continue to grow as an individual by being socially connected, and challenged in spirit, body, and mind.
Daily activities to keep you active and engaged
Keep fit – Gym Dandies
Happy Hour with live entertainment
Evening theater/night on the town events
Safety & Security
Hawthorn Park is a place you can call home; 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 want you to feel safe and reassured when living here. 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.
24/7 emergency response by registered health care staff
Emergency call system
For those who need it, a secured unit
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 community at Hawthorn Park. Fulfill your spirit, body, and mind by challenging and bettering yourself. Try aquafit, or mental aerobics, and then when you're done, relax with friends by enjoying entertainment and happy hour.
Heated saltwater pool/hot tub
For most of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Everyone is welcomed with open arms and good food, and keeping in mind the tastes and preferences of both guests and family members alike is a pleasure. We agree that fussing over loved ones is a joyful part of creating a memorable meal, be it formal or informal. At Hawthorn Park, it’s our culinary team that make the difference, by taking care of everything so you can enjoy your time with friends and family. We're quite literally at your service.
Your new home will feel like your own with a style and setting that's distinctly yours. Hawthorn Park suites feel as special and warm as your former home—you can bring your treasured antiques and furry loved ones too. We take care of everything else so you can spend time planning your next adventure— you've earned it.
We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be enjoyed with friends, made with fresh local ingredients, prepared from scratch by an experienced culinary team, and served by friendly and courteous dining staff who know your personal tastes.
Breakfast Sample Menu
Choice of juice (orange, prune, cranberry), stewed prunes, fresh fruit, hot or cold cereal, buttered toast or muffin, assorted jams, egg/bacon/sausage/yogurt
Lunch Sample Menu
Cranberry spinach salad or creamy potato and leek soup, garlic rosemary chicken, cilantro rice, sugared baby carrots, and apple pie à la mode for dessert
Dinner Sample Menu
Fresh garden salad or minestrone soup, pan seared salmon, herbed couscous, roasted spring vegetables, and warm toffee pudding with cream for dessert
Hawthorn Park is located in the Okanagan region of British Columbia, a few short blocks from the white sandy beaches of Okanagan Lake. It is a short stroll to several shops, banks, and doctors offices close by. A natural stream runs behind the residence, where you can often catch a glimpse of baby ducklings, goslings and beavers. Come and have a look for yourself.