Welcome to Thornebridge Gardens Retirement Residence, one of New Westminster’s finest retirement homes, providing luxurious, worry-free surroundings with life enriching services that inspire healthy senior living. Our community is dedicated to helping individuals enjoy an independent and active lifestyle. The warm environment will make you feel at home the moment you walk in the door, and our friendly staff will ensure it stays that way.
Upon joining Thornebridge Gardens in 2016 as Dining Services Manager, not only was I welcomed to the team and community, the culture and core values of the corporate leadership aligned naturally with what I believed in. The incredible people make our community and team. We value our people and that’s when positive culture happens.
Moving into the General Manager role, I carry with me the same passion and the desire to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. After many years as a service provider, I can comfortably say there is no end goal, there is an everyday goal which is simply to make every day better. When better weather is upon us, golf, camping and BBQs are some of the things I like to try to find time for.
Services & Amenities
It's all here for you
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 Thornebridge Gardens we do whatever we can to ensure that all your health and wellness needs are met. Senior Living has never looked so good!
Join an exercise class, Tai Chi class, or our walking club
Stop into our health & wellness office to chat about any health concerns
Relax with a massage in the privacy of your own apartment
Climb aboard our bus and visit our local community pool for a morning swim
Enjoy presentations covering various health & wellness topics
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. Thornebridge 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 spirit, body, and mind. Our philosophy and daily focus is to provide options for individuals so that you can choose how to live your life to the fullest.
Try out a new class and create a piece of artwork, or improve your writing skills
Stay spiritually connected in one of our hymn sings, bible studies, or prayer times
Challenge yourself or others at an interactive discussion session
Hook-up with our needle workers and contribute to community projects
Keep up with technology in a one-on-one workshop
Put your green thumb to work on your own private balcony or in our front terrace or private back courtyard
Safety & Security
Thornebridge Gardens is a place you can call home. Here you are 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.
Relax knowing that we have 24-hour trained staff to respond promptly to any emergency calls
Emergency pendants are provided for each resident
Fully secured underground parking with surveillance cameras
Monitored front entrance with access fobs for after hours
Outside security checks each night
Fully sprinkled and monitored system throughout the building
If your home had everything you needed at your fingertips, combined with an engaging social calendar, you'd never want to leave. That is the luxury of living at Thornebridge Gardens. The warmth of our building and convenient location add to that feeling of having it all.
Enjoy the beautiful park-like setting while relaxing with a cold drink and favorite book or step it up with a vigorous walk around our ¼ mile exercise walkway
Book the private dining room for a fully catered meal with your family or friends
Stop in for a cold one in our Social House Pub
Pamper yourself in our beauty salon
Reserve our guest suite for convenience and comfort of your out of town visitors
Pick up a book from our library or stop into the corner store for sundries
For most of us, the kitchen and dining room are the heart of the home where family and friends are welcomed with open arms and comforting food. The same is true at Thornebridge Gardens. Our certified chef de cuisine and team work in harmony with our dining attendants to provide exceptional dining experiences with choice and personalized service. Our menu provides a healthy variety of both comforting and innovative cuisine featuring fresh local ingredients that change with the season. Join us for a meal and experience why Thornebridge Gardens residents as well as their family and friends feel truly at home in our dining room.
Freshly prepared meals with local & quality ingredients
Full service dining room for lunch and dinner with flexible restaurant style seating
Multiple menu items for your selection
Country kitchen providing breakfast or snacks any time of the day
Specialty catering on request for special occasions
Room service delivered for your convenience (charge applied)
Your new home should feel like your own, with a style and setting that's distinctly yours. Personalized suites make you feel as special and warm as your former home—bring your treasured antiques and cherished pet too. We take care of everything else so you can spend time planning your next adventure— you've earned it.
Second Occupant: $625
Choice of comfortable studios, one or two bedrooms, or one bedroom with den
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.
Summer pea soup with fresh mint, BBQ beef brisket caramelized onions, rosemary aioli on an onion bun, or baked brie in phyllo, Fraser Valley raspberries, roasted garlic, balsamic reduction and baby green salad, and homemade coconut macaroon with chocolate shavings.
Dinner Sample Menu
Beef barley soup, or Waldorf salad, with celery root, apples, grapes and Johnston’s pork tenderloin with pecan & herb crust, mashed potatoes, asparagus & carrots, or BC halibut pan roasted with sundried cranberry beurre blanc, mashed potatoes, asparagus & carrots, baked rhubarb custard, or choice of ice cream and fresh fruit salad.
New Westminster is centrally located in the Lower Mainland, is the oldest city in western Canada, and the first capital of BC. It is surrounded by old-fashioned charm,with all the conveniences of today. This makes for a very special community. The city is small enough that everything is easily accessible and offers many services just a short walk away.
What People Say About Us
I spent 14 months, with friends, checking out retirement or assisted living homes in the Metro Vancouver area since I planned to sell my condo and wanted to give up my car, which I used only for shopping and other errands. When I discovered Thornebridge gardens, all my concerns were met. A thoroughly beautiful… Read More
I spent 14 months, with friends, checking out retirement or assisted living homes in the Metro Vancouver area since I planned to sell my condo and wanted to give up my car, which I used only for shopping and other errands. When I discovered Thornebridge gardens, all my concerns were met. A thoroughly beautiful park-like residence, it is within a ten minute walk to every business/medical/shopping center establishment one could wish for, and a bus on the corner for longer journeys. The meals are varied and a delight, including those in the Bistro, and the quality entertainment keeps one occupied from morning to night. Staff are thoroughly professional and friendly as are the residents. I wish I had come here when it first opened.
Close Studio Suite Information
416 sq. ft.
*Studio layouts range in size from 416 to 451 square feet