First, the time comes to sell the family home: maybe household chores are sapping your energy, or maybe you’re feeling isolated and alone. Downsizing can be emotional and challenging, but it certainly helps ease the transition if you move into a beautiful, vibrant community like Berwick on the Lake.
After a few weeks to adjust to paradise, you’re sure to love living in a resort-style community hugging the shores of Long Lake in Nanaimo. You’ll develop a routine — hikes by the river, evening cocktail hours, card games, classes — and grow deep friendships with your neighbours and staff.
After a few years your needs may change again, and it will be time to arrange more care. If you’d chosen a different independent living community you may have to face another move, but Berwick on the Lake can be your home at every stage.
“A lot of people don’t realize we offer three levels of care, all under one roof. It means that you can continue your friendships and your routine, even when your medical needs change,” says Kat Theus, Community Relations Manager for Berwick on the Lake.
3 Levels of care
- Independent living: Freedom from household chores and cooking, and the choice to live your days as you please. Enjoy community events in Nanaimo or farther afield, or take advantage of the hospitality and activities at Berwick.
- Enhanced living services: Staff at Berwick will work with you to schedule additional services and supports when you need them, so you can continue to live independently.
- Licensed care: 24/7 supportive care in one of the Brio Care Suites at Berwick. A team of licensed skilled nurses and registered care aids help you stay comfortable and engaged. Since the Brio Care Suites are under the same roof as the rest of Berwick, you can continue to keep up with friends and enjoy your regular routine.
“We can provide many types of around-the-clock care and respite in the Brio Care Suites. The beauty of Brio is that you continue to have access to all that the rest of Berwick has to offer,” Theus says.
With three dining rooms to choose from for every meal and a picturesque location on the lake, it’s no surprise that seniors move in from around the world. It’s also a popular place for staff — many have happily worked at Berwick on the Lake for years or decades, which is rare in senior living.
“It makes a huge difference that we’re locally owned and operated by Gordon and Chris Denford. They’re very involved in the day-to-day operations and are very resident-focused. Employees are really happy here, and of course that makes our residents happy too.”
Follow Berwick on the Lake on Instagram to keep up with the daily adventures of residents, and visit berwickretirement.com/bol to learn more about life at Berwick on the Lake. To schedule a tour, contact Kat Theus at 250-729-3102 or email email@example.com.